80s CARS

19th June 2010
Land Rover Defender 110 V8

Try something new today – Sainsbury’s V8 Land Rover

I’ve never been that turned on by cars that were once owned by a famous person. The fact that a chap called Kieron Dyer once owned […]
9th June 2010
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80s Cars Around The World

The inspiration… It only took five minutes to come up with the idea, inspired by watching Top Gear’s brilliant Vietnam special, which I finally got around […]
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.
1st May 2010
Dunlop Press Ad

Dunlop Tyres advert: Sept 1986

PetrolBlog stumbles across an old magazine advert for Dunlop Tyres. The question is: can you name the six cars from the look of their alloy wheels?
28th April 2010
Renault Fuego GTS

Whatever happened to the Renault Fuego?

The ‘French Ford Capri’ has all but disappeared from our roads. PetrolBlog asks, whatever happened to the Renault Fuego? And where's the Turbo Zone?
20th April 2010
Isuzu Piazza

Whatever happened to the Isuzu Piazza?

Remember the Isuzu Piazza? It didn't get off to the best of starts in the UK, but the Giugiaro-designed coupe received a helping hand from Lotus.
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.
1st April 2010
Lancia Beta Coupe HiFi

Yesterday’s specials: Lancia Beta Hi-Fi

Remember the Lancia Beta Hi-Fi? The crass, marketing-led special edition designed to boost sales of this once proud but now flagging brand.
30th March 2010
Citroen GS Special 1977

Whatever happened to the Citroën GS?

It was an affordable atlernative to the DS and a former European Car of the Year. But PETROLBLOG asks: whatever happened to the Citroën GS?
23rd March 2010
Mazda Capella or Montrose

Whatever happened to the Mazda Montrose?

PETROLBLOG remembers the Mazda Montrose, known elsewhere as the Capella or 626, which was named after a Mazda dealership in Scotland.