80s CARS

18th October 2011
Talbot Matra Rancho

The Rancho’s back – courtesy of David Milloy

Duncan McVitie puts together a short video for PetrolBlog, demonstrating the brilliance of the (Talbot) Simca-Matra Rancho. Excellent.
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.
28th September 2011
Mk1 Ford Fiesta XR2

David Milloy remembers the MK1 Ford Fiesta XR2

David Milloy arrives on PetrolBlog as a guest blogger and remembers the brilliant MK1 Ford Fiesta XR2. One of the best hot hatches of the 1980s?
26th September 2011
Saab 9000i

Lovely stuff: 1990 Saab 9000i

PetrolBlog unveils the latest addition to the fleet. It's very Swedish and unfashionably retro. That'll be the flat-nosed 9000i then?
23rd September 2011
Rover 216 Keeping Up Appearances

Rover 216: Pass the bucket or bouquet?

PetrolBlog finds a couple of old Rover SD3s and wonders if anyone fancies playing the role as Richard from Keeping Up Appearances.
17th September 2011
renault fuego turbo

The Fuego rises from the flames

The number of Renault Fuego Turbos on the road has increased from three to six during the last quarter. This is rather good news.
9th September 2011
Bangerwatch: Fiat Uno Turbo IE

Bangerwatch: Fiat Uno Turbo i.e

PetrolBlog finds a Fiat Uno Turbo in the classified and urges someone to buy it. The rescue job is on!
3rd August 2011
PetrolBlog Daihatsu Charade

A game of Daihatsu Charades

PetrolBlog reminisces about the Daihatsu Charade XTE and starts a campaign to buy one before they all disappear.
2nd August 2011
Bangerwatch: renault 11 turbo

Bangerwatch: Renault 11 Turbo

PetrolBlog finds a Renault 11 Turbo in the classifieds. Surely it is worth £500 for the yellow fog lights alone?
20th June 2011
Volvo 480 ES rear

Bangerwatch: the Volvo 480

PetrolBlog launches a new series called Bangerwatch and kicks off with the Volvo 480. Sadly you won't find Kate Humble here.
31st May 2011
Audi 80 1.8S

Real World Reviews: Audi 80 1.8S

The latest Real World Review sees Darren reviewing his glorious old Audi 80. A proper family affair.
13th May 2011
Real World Reviews Peugeot 205 GTi

Real World Reviews: Peugeot 205 GTi

FailCar has driven 2,000 miles in two months in his Peugeot 205 GTi. More than enough time to complete a Real World Review.