Nostalgia

  • The NEC’s Classic Motor Show

    The NEC’s Classic Motor Show

    Chris Graham on 20th January 2022

    We report from the NEC's Classic Motor Show which, despite its reduced size, still offered plenty to interest classic commercial enthusiasts.

  • MF 1200 buying guide

    MF 1200 buying guide

    Chris Graham on 19th January 2022

    Jonathan Whitlam takes a look at the impressive MF 1200 and wonders whether, despite its size, it was actually too little, too late?

  • 1910 wooden canal boat saved!

    1910 wooden canal boat saved!

    Chris Graham on 18th January 2022

    Colin Wareing reports on the chance discover, rescue and on-going restoration of a wonderful, 1910 wooden canal boat.

  • 1960 Minor pick-up restored

    1960 Minor pick-up restored

    Chris Graham on 17th January 2022

    Although this 1960 Minor pick-up looks as British as can be, much of its working life was spent in sunny California, as Russ Harvey explains.

  • The amazing Bregazzi steam buggy!

    The amazing Bregazzi steam buggy!

    Chris Graham on 15th January 2022

    Part 1: Jonathan Bregazzi tells the story of the amazing Bregazzi Steam Buggy, which he designed and built himself at home.

  • 1947 Ferguson TE-20 restored

    1947 Ferguson TE-20 restored

    Chris Graham on 14th January 2022

    Jim Gault's 1947 Ferguson TE-20 has led an eventful working life, but now that history has been preserved, as Willie Carson discovers.

  • Small lighting and charging plants

    Small lighting and charging plants

    Chris Graham on 12th January 2022

    Patrick Knight takes a look at some of the small lighting and charging plants being exhibited by stationary engine owners these days. 

  • 1951 Albion Chieftain FT37N restored

    1951 Albion Chieftain FT37N restored

    Chris Graham on 11th January 2022

    Bill Barton completed the superb restoration of his 1951 Albion Chieftain FT37N during lockdown. David Reed went along to find out more.

  • Lifelong traction engine enthusiasts!

    Lifelong traction engine enthusiasts!

    Chris Graham on 10th January 2022

    Sally Clifford meets lifelong traction engine enthusiasts Alan and Frank Jackson, and their current pair of superb engines.

  • Morris Minor GPO and PO vans

    Morris Minor GPO and PO vans

    Chris Graham on 9th January 2022

    The Morris Minor vans used by the GPO and Post Office were a little bit different and had some unusual duties too, as Russ Harvey explains.

  • Garratt steams at Vale of Rheidol

    Garratt steams at Vale of Rheidol

    Chris Graham on 8th January 2022

    Ex-South African Railway's Garratt steams at Vale of Rheidol railway in preparation for the 2022 passenger train season.

  • The battle of Leyte Gulf

    The battle of Leyte Gulf

    Chris Graham on 7th January 2022

    Japan built the mightiest battleships ever, but WW2 gave them little chance to take advantage, until Leyte Gulf, as John Grehan explains.

  • Sprat & Winkle Run, 2021

    Sprat & Winkle Run, 2021

    Chris Graham on 5th January 2022

    With so many Covid-related cancelations, the 2021 Sprat & Winkle Run for classic commercials was really significant, as Peter Simpson reports.