70s CARS

8th January 2012

Ton Dumans writes: Petrolheads, Porsche and Police

Ton Dumans is back on PetrolBlog for the first time in 2012. Here he looks back at where his love of all things Porsche began. It involves the rozzers.
2nd November 2011
Ullo John Gotta A New Motor

Car Geek Alert: Ullo John! Gotta New Motor?

PetrolBlog stumbles across the video to Alexei Sayle's 'Ullo John! Gotta New Motor?' and discovers that it's a retro car fan's dream!
3rd October 2011
Lancia Beta and Fiat Strada

Ryan’s Italian Job: Fiat Strada and Lancia Beta Spider

PetrolBlog is contacted by a chap in the States who owns not one, but two Italian classics. A Fiat Strada and a Lancia Beta Spider. Nice.
29th March 2011
Rusty Austin Minivan on PetrolBlog

Rust in pieces: Austin Minivan

Ever wondered what would happen if you left an old Austin Minivan exposed to the elements on Dartmoor for a number of years? Have a look here.
28th March 2011
Ralph Hosier's Jaguar XJS V12 on PetrolBlog

Real World Reviews: Jaguar XJ-S V12

In the latest Real World Review, tuning and engineering expert Ralph Hosier provides an engaging, entertaining and enlightening account of his Jaguar XJ-S V12.
2nd November 2010
Barn Find: Jaguar XJS

Barn Find! Jaguar XJ-S V12

The Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre in Devon is a real treat for those wanting to take a step back in time. From the wonderfully restored ghost […]
7th October 2010
MK1 Scirocco

Perfect Dub: VW MK1 Scirocco

The perfect Dub - the MK1 Scirocco
21st July 2010

Triumph TR7 – the real thing?

It is a quote that has passed into popular motoring folklore. Legendary car designer and PetrolBlog regular, Giorgetto Giugiaro was said to be slightly unimpressed with […]
20th May 2010
AC Invacar

Whatever happened to the Invacar?

Ah, the AC Invacar - once a familiar site on Britain's roads and indeed, alongside Britain's football pitches. Then they disappeared almost overnight.
2nd May 2010
Ferrari Testarossa door fins for the Ford Capri

The Capri ’Testarossa‘ you always promised yourself?

Back in the day, you could turn your Ford Capri into a Ferrari Testarossa for less than £15. Forget Bodie or Doyle, you could be Crockett or Tubbs.
13th April 2010
Renault 12 Gordini

Whatever happened to the Renault 12?

PetrolBlog asks: whatever happened to the Renault 12? Although it lived on as a Dacia, it's all but extinct in the UK. Contains gorgeous Gordini photos.
7th April 2010
Fiat Strada Ritmo 60 CL

Whatever happened to the Fiat Strada?

Handbuilt by robots and now all but forgotten. PetrolBlog asks: whatever happened to the Fiat Strada, a car known on the continent as the Fiat Ritmo.