By: Dave Moss (a highly respected motoring writer, and a valued contributor to Wheels-Alive) Published by: RAC/Veloce, paperback Price: £9.99 ISBN: 978 1 845843 51 9 Available online: Veloce, Amazon and other online bookstores, or can be ordered via bookshops everywhere; also available as an e-book. www.veloce.co.uk/shop These days, car users are under pressure from all sides. Fuel costs … [Read more...]
Features by Dave Moss
Dave has a lifetime connection with the world of motoring. His father was a timeserved engineer from an age when car repairs really meant repairs: he ran his own garage from the 1930s to the 60s, while Mum was the boss’s secretary at a big Austin distributor. Both worked their entire lives in the motor trade, so if motor oil’s not in Dave’s blood, it’s surely a very close thing.
Though qualified in Electronics, for Dave it seemed a natural step into restoring a succession of classic cars, culminating in a variety of Minis. Writing and broadcasting about these, and an ever widening range of motoring topics ancient and modern, gathered pace in the 1970’s, and has taken over since, embracing books, magazines, newspapers, radio programmes, phone-ins and guest appearances – not forgetting hard graft on the garage floor. Latest book: The Efficient Driver’s Handbook. Latest project: That 1968 Mk 1 Mini Cooper S will one day move again…
By: Dave Moss (a highly respected motoring writer, and a valued contributor to Wheels-Alive) Published by: Shire Books, paperback Price: £4.99 ISBN: 978 0 747805 66 3 Available via: Shire books, Amazon and other online bookstores, or can be ordered via bookshops everywhere. www.shirebooks.co.uk Registration marks are one of the very few unbroken links between the earliest times of the … [Read more...]
When do the first indications appear that a car is turning into a classic and its value could start rising? The only real answer is eventually - maybe... but there are certain clues that, intelligently interpreted, can point thoughtful buyers in the right direction. Much depends here on your definition of a "classic," for many regard any car of a certain age in that light; others might give more … [Read more...]