My First Car: Blowing hot and cold about 1962 Morris Minor 1000 Convertible

Chris Manning certainly enjoyed wind-in-the-hair motoring with the first car he actually owned – a 1962 Morris Minor 1000 Convertible. Although the Minor 1000 Convertible was my first car, I had previously had the use of some of my Uncle Bill’s cars before I bought the Minor from a friend of the family who lived in Palmers Green, north London. …

My First Car: Alvis dream car was pure Beetleback mania for Tom!

In the latest My First Car feature, Tom Scanlan takes a trip down memory lane to tell of his first car which was a 32-year-old Alvis 12/60 Beetleback. 1961 — the year that the Jaguar E-Type stunned the world. Also new were the Triumph TR4 and the latest MG Midget. But the two-seater sports car that I, aged 17, craved …