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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
And remember…. Just go drive…