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DeLorean DMC-12: famous for being famous?

By any objective standards, the DeLorean DMC-12 was a disastrous failure, yet it became one of the greatest cult cars of all time. But is it a good classic car investment? (sponsored)

The car that launched BMW…

Did you know that the first car to be badged a BMW was a licenced copy of an Austin 7 called Dixi back in 1928? This article explains the history behind BMW's first production car. (sponsored post)

Why do we drive on the side of the road we do?

Why is it that some countries, like the UK, drive on the left side of the road and others, like America, drive on the right? This article looks into the history of this road traffic rule and explores where the modern conventions originally came from.

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

The electric car actually predates the petrol car, and it could eventually replace it as well. We explore the history of EVs - and predict their future.

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.

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