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André Trigano’s Renault Clio Baccara is a little gem

This wonderful Renault Clio Baccara is part of the André Trigano collection of cars to be sold at auction in September. It was bought new by Trigano in 1992

William introduces the DIY limited edition car

William Dickey returns to the pages of PetrolBlog with news of some rather obscure DIY limited edition cars that nearly made him fall off his bike.

Join Club PetrolBlog – get a cool sticker

Introducing Club PetrolBlog – a chance to show your appreciation for the blog and the rubbish YouTube channel. Includes a rather cool windscreen sticker.

PetrolBlog says: Show Us Your Renault Safrane

PetrolBlog owns not one but TWO examples of the Renault Safrane. One has an MOT, one most certainly does it. Now it’s time to show us your Renault Safrane.

New drivers – forget the A-Class and buy something cheap

According to Auto Trader, the Mercedes-Benz A-Class is the best new car for new drivers. With a list price of £24,000, surely there’s been some mistake?

CarTunes: a mixtape by Graham Eason

PetrolBlog is fast becoming a home for words and pictures of a musical variety. Stay locked to this channel for the top CarTunes of Graham Eason. Not ‘alf.

The Nissan Pao is keeping me awake at night

The Nissan Pao was one of the four Pike Factory cars produced by Nissan in the late 1980s and early 90s. PetrolBlog has seen one and now it wants one.

The Ford Cortina: a listener’s top ten guide

Inspired by Peter Counsell’s recent CarTunes feature, William Dickey delivers a top ten countdown of songs containing an ode to the Ford Cortina.

Why PetrolBlog says it’s time to Save Our Scrap

The 2009 scrappage scheme had a devastating effect on the classic car industry. The Save Our Scrap (SOS) campaign is calling for a fairer scheme in 2020.

Introducing CarTunes: a mixtape by Peter Counsell

In a nod to Ken Bruce’s ‘Tracks of My Years’ feature, PetrolBlog introduces CarTunes. Songs that take you back to a specific journey in a specific car.

The French cars killed by scrappage: Peugeot

In the third and final installment, PetrolBlog looks at the number of Peugeot cars killed as part of the UK government’s scrappage scheme in 2009.

The French cars killed by scrappage: Citroën

There are rumours that the government will introduce a new scrappage scheme in 2020. With this in mind, here are the Citroën cars that were lost in 2009.

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FRENCH CAR CRITICAL LIST 2020

The French Car Critical List 2020: Peugeot

Using DVLA registration data, PetrolBlog has updated the French Car Critical List. These are the rarest Peugeot models of the 70s, 80s and 90s.

The French Car Critical List 2020: Renault

Using DVLA registration data, PetrolBlog has updated the French Car Critical List. These are the rarest Renault models of the 70s, 80s and 90s.

The French Car Critical List 2020: Citroën

Using DVLA registration data, PetrolBlog has updated the French Car Critical List. These are the rarest Renault models of the 70s, 80s and 90s.

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Spoiler alert: Richard Grant added plastic; fantastic?

PetrolBlog stumbles across an advert for Richard Grant Accessories and starts to reminisce about the days when plastic was fantastic. Of sorts.

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The Weekend Supplement: 25th May 2013

It’s the PetrolBlog Weekend Supplement, featuring some satisfactory waffle, the Scirocco Million, Steve Soper, Auto Trader and a Ford Orion 1.6i Ghia. Enjoy.

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Daihatsu Avanzato: The biggest name in small cars

PetrolBlog travels to London to buy a Daihatsu Cuore Avanzato TR-XX R4. Here’s the story so far, including a report from the journey home.

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Coming soon, your chance to decide the future of the universe, with PETROLBLOG’s CarPARK.

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Updates from the PETROLBLOG. We buy the rubbish cars, so you don’t have to.