Stolen: Mk1 Transit

The classic car crime spree continues, with yet another Ford stolen from Kent. On Monday 25th January 2016, the same day that the Anglia van was stolen from Tankerton, thieves made off with an immaculate Continue reading Stolen: Mk1 Transit


Stolen: Lotus Cortina

Not another one! Probably what every classic car enthusiast in Britain has exclaimed into their computer screen on viewing this post. Unfortunately another Cortina has fallen victim to the crime spree.

Blagged by banger boys? Entirely possible, owing to the ridiculous amount of Cortinas which have been abducted over the last few months. At least 8 Cortinas have disappeared since May, as analysed in a previous post on Motor Hipster.

The Cortina in question is a genuine 1967 MK2 Lotus Cortina (Reg: SMP505F), swiped from a lock-up at the Hergest Industrial Estate, Kington in Herefordshire. The date of the theft ranges between the 13th and 23rd January 2016, with allegations strangely speculating a time and date of around 21:30 on 24th January. Reports claim that a trailer may have been used to commit the crime.

The owner describes the Tina as having blistering under the paint with red paint marks on the passenger door. Furthermore, the interior sports 1600e seats, not Lotus standard issue, and it sits on Minilite replica wheels with new debica tyres. The bumper and grill are scruffy, with a homemade plate on the carb and a non-standard airbox fitted.

Any potential sightings must be reported to the police immediately, calling 101. Please spread this via social media, word of mouth and any other means necessary to help bring back one man’s sentimental classic of over 27 years.


by Mike Armstrong

Project Pit Vol IV: January 2016

The Christmas holidays are over and most of us are turning to preparing projects for the summer season. Many will already have chosen their chore chariot, though some will be lagging behind.

Fear no longer as Motor Hipster has selected Continue reading Project Pit Vol IV: January 2016

Classic Catering Vans: Which to go for?

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