70s CARS

26th January 2021
Renault 16 TS on the road

Renault 16 TS: Fast Outside, Soft Inside

Until the launch of the TX, the Renault 16 TS was the performance flagship of the range. It was one of the earliest performance hatchbacks.
2nd December 2020
Chrysler Valiant Charger

Great Chrysler UK Journeys: Staycation Hints for Our Time

Move over, Portillo, because William Dickey has been on a virtual tour of the UK using his collection of Chrysler UK car brochures as a guide.
23rd June 2020
Ford Cortina GXL

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.
10th June 2020
Renault 6 L for sale

This unrestored Renault 6 looks almost perfect

There's a Renault 6 L for sale on eBay. Key to its appeal is its original and unrestored condition. Wouldn't it be great if the new owner kept it this way?
9th June 2020
Beige Peugeot 505 saloon

Bruce celebrates the glorious French tat of Argentina

Bruce Jamieson spent two months on holiday in South America. While he was there, he spotted an abundance of French tat in Argentina. Here are his pictures.
24th April 2020
Renault 18 TL for sale

This Renault 18 TL is a base-spec delight

There's a Renault 18 TL for sale at the forthcoming Anglia Car Auctions classic sale. Predictably, PetrolBlog has fallen in love with the base-spec hero.
23rd November 2018
Mk1 Volkswagen Scirocco Storm

Regrets: how I blew my chance to own a Scirocco Storm

PETROLBLOG remembers the time it nearly bought a Scirocco Storm for the princely sum of £300, only to be denied by the cost of insurance.
8th August 2018
Renault 16 Coupe-Cabriolet

The Renault 16 coupe-cabriolet that never was

The Renault 16 coupe-cabriolet was developed alongside the pioneering hatchback, but the project was canned on the grounds of cost. A missed opportunity?
28th July 2018
Renault 6 in Cornwall

Whatever happened to the Renault 6?

French fancy: To mark 50 years since its launch in Paris, PetrolBlog asks: whatever happened to the Renault 6 family car?
20th April 2017
Renault-20-1976

Tangerine Dream: Renault 20 TS

PetrolBlog stumbles across a Dutch TV ad for the Renault 20 TS, complete with evocative Tangerine Dream soundtrack.
28th September 2016
Renault 7 Spain

Spanish Shatchback: 3 into 5 makes the Renault 7

PetrolBlog makes a case for the defence of the Spanish Renault 7, arguing that it deserves to be categorised as a good Shatchback. What do you think?
3rd August 2016
Fiat Ritmo

Fiat Strada: Rhythm is beautiful

PetrolBlog stumbles across some wonderful footage of the Fiat Ritmo (Strada) and requests that Fiat's oddball is given greater respect.