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Art Attack – Must-Have Painting Kit

A full-on respray is the kind of thing you want to leave to the professionals, given they have booths with dust-free air, ovens that can bake the paint on and huge air compressors to aid with the distribution of paint. For smaller painting jobs, however, there is nothing to stop you from having a go […]

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Heavy Metal – Must-Have Welding Kit

For some of us, there is nothing better than getting properly involved in a classic car restoration. This of course means we have to take on the metalwork, because nothing likes to rust as much as an old car. Plus, there are huge savings to be made by doing it ourselves, not to mention the […]

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Five Car Cleaning Must-Haves

We all, unless we drive a Land Rover, enjoy a clean car. There is nothing better than shiny metal and chrome, than an interior free of dust and dirt, and than an engine bay that doesn’t look like it’s been living under the sea. It’s just pleasing to have a clean classic. However, the act […]

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In-Car Tech – Five ‘Must Haves’

Being a classic car owner does not preclude you from embracing modern technology. We can have our old cars and we can enhance them with modern, cutting-edge technology. Now we’re not saying you should glue a load of neon lights to your Spitfire. Far from it. What we’re suggesting is a small brace of clever […]

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Be Safe – Five Must-Have Security Devices

Most of us like to live an honest life, in which we work hard for the things we own, like our classic cars. However, there are some people that try to take these things from us. Although these people might decide to steal something, if you bring to their attention that there is something observing […]

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Five Must-Have Storage Solutions

The problem with having an old car is that you invariably end up collecting lots of parts, lots of tools and lots of other classic car associated paraphernalia, but we seldom acquire more space in which to house all these things. That’s why you need to play things smart and capitalise on the space you […]

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Stay Toasty – Five Winter Workshop Warmers

Classic cars don’t have the MET Office app. If they did, they might show a bit of restraint when it comes to breaking down. If they knew it was minus three and blowing a gale outside, they might decide to break down when it’s warmer instead. Sadly though, cars have no concept of weather and […]

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Get Jacked – Must-Have Lifting Kit

To own an old car is to work on and maintain an old car, as such, you’re going to need to lift it up from time to time in order to carry out work. And of course, the car usually comes with a jack for exactly that reason. Sadly though, manufacturer jacks are more for […]

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Electrifying – Must-Have Battery Tech

The engine is a vital part, but it is nothing without a healthy dose of electricity to get it started. The battery is then a vital part too. But batteries can and do fail without warning. And then what? Call the breakdown people and wait for hours? Abandon the car to get help? Sit there […]

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Small Scale – Five Kit Classics

For almost as long as we have had the car, we have had the scale model car. There is something so captivating about the intricate detail that comes from a smaller scale vehicle. Plus, these models allow us to indulge in our motoring wants without having to clog up the driveway or sell our favourite […]