Take to the Road Exclusive Interview with Tim Shaw of Car SOS

Take to the Road recently blagged an interview with the worlds greatest car parts blagger, Tim Shaw, co-star of the National Geographic’s Car SOS. The show is launching its 5th Series on Thursday 16th March on the National Geographic channel and we got a chance to chat with Tim and ask him what fans can look forward to in the new series. And what he would do if he was…

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Family reunited with Grandfathers Jaguar Mark IV after 67 Years

A classic 1948 Jaguar Mark IV sports saloon, first owned by Arthur Whittaker, the Deputy Chairman of Jaguar Cars, has been re-united with his family 67 years after he parted with it. During Historics at Brooklands classic car auction in Surrey on Saturday, 4th March, Whittaker’s four granddaughters – Lucy, Sally, Sarah and Charlotte – who discovered the car’s impending sale purely by chance a fortnight earlier – fought off…

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Take to the Road launches Whiskey in the Tank music video

Yes folks you read that correctly! Take to the Road has released its first ever music video called Whiskey in the Tank, which is full of classic cars of course. A couple of months ago our Italian friends and fellow YouTubers The Demented Monkeys contacted us to say that one of their group had come up with a song, inspired by our motto “Just Go Drive”. They chose inspiration from…

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London Classic Car Show Review 2017

The dust has settled on another London Classic Car Show at the ExCel Exhibition Centre. It is hard to believe that only a few days ago I was surrounded by some of the finest collections of classic cars in the whole of the UK… even Europe. There was everything from a brash Ford GT40 to a compact Goggomobil. Over 37,000 people descended on the ExCel over the 4 day event,…

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Ferrari Tribute Collection Wows Record Crowds at London Classic Car Show

More than 37,000 visitors (a significant 11 per cent increase on 2016) savoured close to 800 of the world’s finest classic cars on display at the London Classic Car Show over the weekend (23-26 February). An estimated £500m worth of classic cars were at ExCeL London, ranging from barn-finds, restorations projects to unique concepts and pure-bred, championship winning race cars. The main spotlight for the 2017 show, was firmly on Ferrari…

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Take to the Road named in Top 10 UK Automotive Blog List

I am delighted to announce that Take to the Road has been ranked in the “Top 10 UK Automotive Blogs” by Vuelio, Europe’s leading provider of software for communications, public affairs and stakeholder engagement. This is the first time Take to the Road has made the Top 10 UK Automotive Blog list and it is a great honour to be associated with so many other top quality UK based automotive…

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London Classic Car Show opens at the ExCel tomorrow

The London Classic Car Show kicks off tomorrow at the ExCel Exhibition Centre in London tomorrow. It runs from Thursday until Sunday (23rd-26th) and will have on display some of the rarest and most expensive classic cars in the world. I’ve been the to the last two shows and each one has gotten bigger and better. And this years show promises to even larger than before. Its now so big…

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A closer look at the Alvis Continuation Series

Alvis is one of the all time great British automotive companies. It is a name that stands for speed, elegance and innovation. When the company ceased car production in 1967 after its acquisition by Rover, the automotive industry as a whole lost not just a a great innovator, but also the manufacturer of distinctive and bespoke luxury touring cars. So when the reformed Alvis Car Company announced in 2015 that…

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Rare Toyota Crown reunited with original owner to mark 45th anniversary

Toyota has celebrated the 45th anniversary of the registration of a rare UK surviving Toyota Crown 2600 De Luxe, by reuniting it with the family of the original owner. It is not often that such a rare car emerges from 25 years of hibernation, to be found in excellent condition and to have such an interesting story. In 1972 the Crown De Luxe saloon was the most luxurious Toyota British…

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Historic works Hillman Imp expected to fetch thousands at Wiltshire auction

One of the most famous Hillman Imp cars ever to race, which took part in the Monte Carlo Rally 50 years ago this year, is to be sold at Richard Edmonds Auctions next month. Built in 1966 by the Rootes Group,  JDU46E has an impressive racing pedigree. It competed in the 3,400-mile 1967 Monte Carlo Rally, coming second in its class and 46th overall. Later in 1967, it competed in…

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