Hot Rod Heroics

December 12th, 2017
What do you do when older brothers or neighbours return from fighting a war in Europe and bring with them a nifty sports machine that makes your hand-me-down Model A look very old and sad? If you lived in late-1940s USA

The Replica Revolution

December 8th, 2017
Once upon a time (back in the 1990s) it was possible to see a crowd gathered around a car that resembled a Shelby Cobra or D Type Jaguar, debating whether it could possibly be the genuine article. Given the scarcity of s

Got a ‘Grey’ Import? Talk To Enthusiast

December 5th, 2017
During the 1990s you couldn’t pick up a specialist motor magazine or the classifieds section of your weekend paper without being peppered by advertisements featuring Toyotas, Nissans, Mazdas and other Japanese mode

Australian Oddities

November 30th, 2017
Being a long way from anywhere turned Aussies into a resourceful bunch. We invented things that (at one time) we could sell to the world and produced cars to suit our own very specialised market. The early 20th Century s
car shows

Showing Off – How To Win Trophies and Lose Friends While Displaying Your Car

November 28th, 2017
OK, that’s a bit unkind. Car shows can be enjoyable and build camaraderie. Like State of Origin football though, everyone’s your mate until the whistle blows and an authoritarian voice says; “Step away
noninated driver

Nominated Driver Insurance – Why Would I Want That?

November 21st, 2017
Consider this. Just last week the car that has occupied every spare hour of your life for the past few years and most of a year’s salary finally acquired its registration plates. Today you’re headed off on a
muscle car

What Makes A Muscle Car?

November 17th, 2017
In Classic Vehicle terms a ‘muscle’ car was most likely built in the United States between 1964 and 1972. It would have been clad in a mid-size or even ‘compact’ body with the biggest V8 engine un
Affordable classic

Getting Started; Classic Vehicles That Won’t Strain The Relationship

November 14th, 2017
Welcome to Enthusiast. If you have found your way to our site you may already own a Special Vehicle. However you might still be in the market and checking out your insurance options. Finding the ‘classic’ tha

What Happened To All Those 1980’s Cars?

November 8th, 2017
At Enthusiast we subscribe to a service that lists (almost) every passenger vehicle that has been officially sold in Australia since 1960. Among the earliest listings are a lot of familiar names; cars like the Holden EH,
car accessories

Adding Value or Limiting Appeal?

October 31st, 2017
Adding accessories to a vehicle can be a two-edged sword. If you’re the initial owner then you’ve probably got a car that is and does pretty much everything you want. However, when the time comes to sell you