Mike’s bought a Montego! It wasn’t supposed to happen, nor was it ever planned, but I am now the proud father of a 1991 Montego 1.6LX. Well, to say it wasn’t planned isn’t strictly true as a recent high-powered meeting at AROnline Towers brought about the possibility of running two project cars of differing manufacturers – a twin test if you like. This still has yet to be confirmed but I had been keeping an eagle eye open for either a later model Montego or a Vauxhall Cavalier MkIII regardless of the outcome.
The weekend of 5-6 March at Birmingham’s NEC is the 2016 Practical Classics Restoration Show, a jam packed cacophony of old gold with every type of make in every type of condition. The ethos of the event is ‘work in progress’, and although its not as big as the aforementioned classic motor show, it’s getting bigger and better every year. […]