Created by a group of classic car lovers with an overwhelming desire to preserve the heritage left by intrepid twentieth-century pioneers, My Classic Cars Info is a group of interlinked websites that recall the rise of the UK and European car industry of the Fifties and Sixties from the traumas and devastation of the Second World War.
We celebrate both the great cars of the period and the people who designed,developed and produced them.
Our very active blog and glossary of terms websites are designed to provide classic car restorers with an ongoing abundance of aids, suggestions and tips on how to maintain the presence of these great cars well into the 21st century and onwards.
Estimates are that around seventy- five million cars were produced during these years, more than forty million of them during the Sixties. Half of that number came from UK factories, the rest coming from Western Europe, particularly West Germany, France and Italy
Owning a car in the pre-war years was a privilege usually reserved for the middle class and upwards, although with the increasing prosperity of the immediate pre-war years and onwards, owning a private car became increasingly common -thanks to the advent of mass-production, which brought prices down.
Constant advances in technology meant that cars were improving all the time in terms of appearance and performance.
By the beginning of the Sixties, the UK and European car industries were riding on the crest of a wave of success that,at the time, seemed would last forever.
Almost tragically these buoyant times failed to last little more than a decade, and by the Seventies, the UK car industry was mainly in ruin.
The Golden age was over almost as soon as it had begun- not due to a lack of demand- which never faltered - but to the complete failure of the UK car giants to keep pace with the strong competition comimg from the Far East and Western Europe, while the huge British conglomerates wallowed in a sickbed of sub-standard management and constant labour disputes.
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