Automotive History Blogs

Take a trip down memory lane with some of our blog posts looking back at some of the most famous cars, trends and other automotive related tidbits.
Car trends of the 80s and 90s
By Richard Bolton
18-10-2018
Car trends of the 80s and 90s
The style of cars have changed a lot from the 1980s and continues to change today. Each car today has been built for a purpose whether that is economy, performance or luxury. Looking back at the history of car styling to lets us really appreciate how far cars have come not in functionality, economy,...
The History of the Volkswagen Golf
By Ross Wild
09-10-2018
The History of the Volkswagen Golf
Mark1 - (1974/1983)The Golf has always been the perfect car for any car enthusiast with its embracing looks and high specifications, and has always posed a threat within the motoring industry. The Golf made its debut in Europe (1974), and was blatantly intended to be the successor to the ever-p...
History of the UK Vehicle Registration Plate
By Ronnie Jones
03-09-2018
History of the UK Vehicle Registra...
With the new 68 registration coming out in September we had a discussion at the All Car office about the history of the UK vehicle registration plate and how did it ended up with the version it is today.What is a vehicle registration plate?A vehicle registration plate is a means to be able to identi...
The History Of Economical Car Engines
By Richard Bolton
12-09-2017
The History Of Economical Car Engi...
Abarth - Throwback Thursday
By Richard Bolton
30-03-2017
Abarth - Throwback Thursday
Although Abarth is a relatively new brand, founded shortly after the Second World War in 1949 by Carlo Abarth, we are still amazed by interesting a varied history of the Abarth brand. Carlo Abarth was a racing enthusiast, and the end of the war allowed him to pursue the production of the adrenaline-...
Throwback Thursday - Electric Jaguar
By Richard Bolton
23-03-2017
Throwback Thursday - Electric Jagu...
First all-electric JaguarThe electric Jaguar seems a somewhat contradictory answer to a car that has long been known as a petrol powered beast, priding itself on high bhp and tons of torque. The strangely beautiful contradiction that is the electric Jaguar concept car, hit the auto industry headline...
Throwback Thursday - Mini Cooper
By Richard Bolton
09-02-2017
Throwback Thursday - Mini Cooper
The Mini Cooper is an iconic British car and one that has gone down in history for its racing pedigree, its comedy value and is even being re-lived in many variations with the modern Mini. Such as theMini HistoryThe first Mini was introduced in August 1959 with the Austin Seven and Morris Mini-Minor...
Ford Fiesta Then & Now
By Richard Bolton
15-02-2016
Ford Fiesta Then & Now
The best selling car of the year 2016 is the Ford Fiesta, which turns the big 4 0. No one could have predicted the phenomenal success of Ford’s baby so we’re taking a little time to revisit its past to see just how far it’s come. from its first inception through to its current design and the m...