Tag Archives: Peugeot

First Car Flashback

We all remember our first car. Our first flavour of the open road in a set of wheels that belonged to us, spelling out youthful adventures and great memories. This will be the first, of hopefully many, features where Motor Hipster recaps the motoring days of yore of many different motoring writers. Continue reading First Car Flashback

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London Classic Car Show 2016: Five Reasons to go

As The London Classic Car Show gears up for another spectacular show for 2016, Motor Hipster would like to provide a sneak preview of what is expected to come. Roll up, roll up and bring your wallet for that impulsive purchase. Continue reading London Classic Car Show 2016: Five Reasons to go

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 diesel cull on the horizon?

Worrying news is on the horizon for classic car fans once again, this time for the oil burners amongst us. A recent article by Keith Moody has instilled a deepest and darkest fear into the hearts of many of us.

Many will already be aware of Boris Johnson’s plans to Continue reading Classic diesel cull on the horizon?

Scrappage Scandal: Crushed French Classics

Recent statistics released by the Government’s Department for Business Innovation and Skills have disheartened the motoring world. The statistics details the numbers, makes and models of all vehicles recycled during 2009’s Scrappage Scheme.

The scheme, introduced at the height of the Credit Crunch, encouraged buyers to part with their rotten old bangers for a £2,000 discount off a brand new model. The stimulus for the British economy led to the departure of hundreds of thousands of usable cars, a move hardly considered environmentally friendly.

In this article, we focus on the French classic cars which lost their lives in the recent financial crisis. Our hearts truly bleed. Continue reading Scrappage Scandal: Crushed French Classics

Relive 90’s Retro First Cars

Everyone remembers their first car. Most of the younger readers will most likely have been burdened with some form of underpowered supermini. This writer for example was subject to the awesome power of a ’94 Peugeot 106 diesel. Although somewhat sarcastic, this car was my ticket to freedom and provided many fond memories of road trips and romantic encounters.   Browsing through the classifieds, superminis from this era certainly appear to be Continue reading Relive 90’s Retro First Cars

Samba with this old-timer Supermini

What? – A 1983 Talbot Samba 1.0 LE. The first Talbot fully designed by Peugeot to be precise, following the takeover from Chrysler Europe. The Samba, identical to the Peugeot 104, was one of the most economical superminis in Europe at the time. Unfortunately, Peugeot decided to later Continue reading Samba with this old-timer Supermini