Reliant Regal/Robin/Rialto – Tamworth’s Three-Wheeled Trio

I used to hate these things with a fervent passion. Not one to jump on the bandwagon of hating a car because Jeremy Clarkson hates it, my reasons for despising the little Robin and its cretinous relatives was more down to the practical limitations and endemic design flaws of this odd little vehicle. However, as … More Reliant Regal/Robin/Rialto – Tamworth’s Three-Wheeled Trio

Top 25 Everyday Classic Cars: 7. Rover Mini

Of course no list of practical, everyday classics would be complete without the good old Mini. From its launch in 1959, the Mini brought private motoring to the masses of Britain by combining a cheap price with shoestring running costs and, perhaps its greatest design feature, internal space. The concept behind the Mini was to … More Top 25 Everyday Classic Cars: 7. Rover Mini

Top 25 Everyday Classic Cars: 9. Ford Scorpio

Hear me out. Yes, the Ford Scorpio’s styling is brash and repugnant, with one wondering what the mindset was behind its looks. Regardless, whoever designed this car must have the best convincing skills in the world as they were able to get the managers, the workforce and the sales representatives on board and consider this … More Top 25 Everyday Classic Cars: 9. Ford Scorpio

Top 25 Everyday Classic Cars: 11. Ford Transit VE6

It may be a van, but that doesn’t mean it’s any less a vehicle. The Ford Transit has been the byword for sturdy reliability, practicality, space, flexibility and performance since its launch in 1965. Before the Transit appeared, panel vans such as the Ford Thames and various Commer vans were as slow as slugs and … More Top 25 Everyday Classic Cars: 11. Ford Transit VE6