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Carole Nash Classic Insurance Specialists

For your Christmas viewing pleasure. Andrew Elphick’s been busy with his scanner to bring you some quirky advertising taken from car magazines over the years.

It’s a major trip down memory lane for those of a certain age; and for the rest of you, they’ll raise a smile or two. Click on the images to see them in full-size.

How times have changed, eh?

Here’s the first gallery – stay tuned for more…

amstrad 001





Scan 107 - Version 2

Scan 97 copy

Scan 98 copy

Scan 99 copy





Keith Adams

Keith Adams

Editor and creator AROnline at AROnline
Created in 2001 and built it up to become the world's foremost reference source for all things BMC, Leyland and Rover Group, before renaming it AROnline in 2007.

Is the Editor of the Parkers website and price guide, formerly editor of Classic Car Weekly, and launch editor/creator of Modern Classics magazine. Has contributed to various motoring titles including Octane, Practical Classics, Evo, Honest John, CAR magazine, Autocar, Pistonheads, Diesel Car, Practical Performance Car, Performance French Car, Car Mechanics, Jaguar World Monthly, MG Enthusiast, Modern MINI, Practical Classics, Fifth Gear Website, Radio 4, and the the Motoring Independent...

Likes 'conditionally challenged' motors and taking them on unfeasible adventures all across Europe.
Keith Adams


  1. Wicked old adverts… The Vintage Ripspeed items would probably still sell now….. If like me you have an old chariot ! That Pheonix advert for the Mini Clubedface Estate looks err odd.

  2. I wonder what ever happened to the Avon Safety Wheel? I’ve seen serious off-roaders with bead locks on the wheels, but never on a car.

  3. Ripspeed!

    Ahh yes, the great Keith Rip who was part and parcel of BBC Grandstand opeing titles for seemingly ever.

    That was his Mini barrel rolling after kissing Mabbs Bank at the Lydden circuit.

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