About Take to the Road

About Take to the Road
Take to the Road was launched on the 21st January 2015 by classic car enthusiast Niall Julian. Niall has been a car nut for as long as he can remember and got his first taste of classic motoring when he purchased a 1967 Daimler V8 250. This purchase lead him on a car journey (no pun intended) which resulted in the creation of Take to the Road. Niall now owns a 1990 Bertone x1/9 Gran Finale (it’s a Fiat!) , a 1995 VW Golf Mk3 GTi 8v (which he’s had for over 11 years) and a recently acquired 1988 Alfa Romeo Spider S3.

Take to the Road's Bertone x1/9 Gran Finale
The Bertone x1/9 is a mid engine 2 seat sports car made by Fiat and designed by Bertone.
Take to the Road's VW Golf GTi
The Mk3 Golf GTI 8v has its critics but Niall loves his. It is a keeper!
Take to the Road's Alfa Romeo Spider S3
Take to the Road’s new project a gorgeous Alfa Romeo Spider S3. It needs a little tlc.

Niall loves classics because of their rich history and the stories they have to tell. It is the human connection that he finds fascinating.

Like any car enthusiast, he has a list of car he’d like to own… a very long list. Basically every car featured on this site is on that list and is one of many he’d like to own and drive, one day.

Niall runs Take to the Road by himself. He directs, produces and edits all of his own films, making Take to the Road’s YouTube Channel a one man classic car show. He is also a keen photographer and shoots all the cars that feature on the YouTube Channel and the website.

Niall Julian filming for Take to the Road
Niall on location filming with Alfa Romeo Spider owner Colin Craven.

Take to the Roads Mission

Take to the Road’s mission is to film classics cars and give them the attention they deserve. We hand pick the most interesting cars and tell you what they are like to drive, how they sound and what they are like to own. We tell the stories behind each car and find out what makes their owners want to take to the road. At the end of the day it’s all about the drive.

Take to the Road wins at the 2016 UK Blog Awards

Niall and Take to the Road were winners at the 2016 UK Blog Awards in London, taking home the top prize in the Individual Automotive Blog Category. More details on this exciting win can be found here.

UK Blog Awards Best Automotive Blog Winner

UK Blog Awards
Niall with Take to the Roads trophy at the 2016 UK Blog Awards

Take to the Road comes 2nd at the 2017 UK Blog Awards

Niall followed up his 2016 win at the UK Blog Awards by coming 2nd in the Best Individual Automotive category at the 2017 UK Blog Awards, coming away with a Highly Commended mention at the awards ceremony in London.

Take to the Road comes 2nd at the 2017 UK Blog Awards
Take to the Road comes 2nd at the 2017 UK Blog Awards

More on Take to the Road’s 2nd place finish can be found here.

2017 Top 10 UK Automotive Blog with Vuelio

Take to the Road has also been awarded the prestigious rank of Vuelio Top 10 UK Automotive Blogs for 2017. This annual award recognises the best blogs in the UK and Take to the Road made the list for the very first time.

Take to the Road award Top Ten UK Automotive Blog status
Take to the Road award Top Ten UK Automotive Blog status

You can read more about Take to the Road’s Vuelio rank and blogger spotlight here.

2017 iVisa Global Blogger Award

The awards keep rolling in for Take to the Road and the site has recently received the prestigious iVisa Global Blogger Award for 2017. This award recognises blogs of merit around the world and it is a great honour for Take to the Road to be selected as one of the top UK car blogs.

Take to the Road receives the iVisa Global Blogger Award

You can read more about Take to the Road’s iVisa Global Blogger Award here.

Tell us your story

If you have a classic car you are proud of, if it has an interesting story to tell, we’d love to hear from you. Drop us an email at hello@taketotheroad.co.uk

And remember…. Just go drive…

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