Automotive history

For more than 130 years, the car has dominated almost every aspect of our lives. Automotive history has become global history. Whether it’s economics, culture, politics or even religion, cars and the automotive industry have driven our society. The automotive industry played a key role in shaping the 20th century, and will do so again in the 21st century. The Car Expert looks at some of the key moments, men (and women!), manufacturers and models from automotive history.

Cars of the ’80s – an infographic

For your Friday afternoon distraction from work, have a look at this infographic from Hagerty Insurance which charts the meteoric increase in some '80s car values. Better get in now while you still can...

Postcard from Monza

In the middle of Monza's Royal Park, north of Milan in Italy, the Autodromo Nazionale Monza Grand Prix circuit is open to the public most days. Although you can't wander out onto the F1 track itself, you can explore most of the circuit environs to your heart's delight. And when you do, you will find this...

Five of the top Mercedes-Benz models ever

Mercedes-Benz has produced some of the most iconic vehicles of the last century. Hayley Reeve has compiled a list of five of her favourites.

British car museums in all their glory

In the UK there are numerous car museums that offer different specialities, with a wide range of cars from historical to futuristic.

A history of Nissan in the UK

While certain traditional brands have risen and fallen in the car industry over the years, newer players such as Nissan have been able to make their mark in the UK (sponsored).

Tobacco advertising in Formula One

No-one disputes that smoking is bad for you. What is beyond dispute is that tobacco advertising gave us some of the best F1 liveries ever.

Magic moments in motorsport: the Mercedes-Benz Silver Arrows

The legendary Silver Arrows racing cars are synonymous with Germany and, more specifically, Mercedes-Benz. From the 1930s until today, the famous silver racing cars have been a dominant force in motor racing history. Hayley Reeve looks at the history of the Silver Arrows in her guest blog for The Car Expert.

How the electric car has progressed through the years

Most people do not realise that the electric car actually pre-dates the petrol car. And as oil prices keep going up and EV technology improves, electric cars could once again outsell petrol and diesel cars, just like they did a hundred years ago.

The seven biggest car flops of all time

When unveiled, many cars will elicit a gasp or shocked silence from onlookers. Thing is, it’s not always good to be speechless. Here are the top flops ever.

Alain Prost – the best driver of my generation

There is always a debate among motor racing fans as to who is the ‘best driver’ of a period – whether it be this season, the last decade, a certain era, or of course, of All Time. As an official blogger for Autosport International 2014, I have been asked to nominate the best driver of my generation.

Evolution of BMW’s M Division

BMW's fabled M Division has produced some of the finest cars to grace the world's roads and race tracks. In 2014, the latest chapter will be written, with the new BMW M3 saloon and M4 coupe being launched.To mark this occasion, we look back at the history of M Division with some of their greatest hits.

Evolution of the supercar

The guys at Buyagift.com have put together this cool infographic of their favourite vehicles in the evolution of the supercar.

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