80s CARS

15th March 2012
Yugo Sana

Old Gold Top Gear: Yugo Sana

It's 8.30pm. It's Thursday evening. It's PetrolBlog. Must be time for some Old Gold Top Gear featuring Tiff Needell and a Yugo Sana.
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.
25th November 2011
Audi 80

Darren’s Audi 80 1.8S: an update

Darren's been having a few issues with his Audi 80. Nobody said that running an old car was easy!
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!
19th October 2011
VW Santana

Black Magic VW: Gary’s Volkswagen Santana

PetrolBlog takes a look at the unashamedly boxy and gloriously retro Volkswagen Santana. A desirable Shatchback? Perhaps...
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!