Articles about Old School Cars

Nothing quite like an old-schooler track day
Only 227km on the odo
This, ladies and gents, is the little engine that could, but in this case didn't. Yes, this adorable slice of anti-exotica has rolled over just 227km of road in its 40-year life. Or, for the maths fans among you,
Old-school beauty at its finest
They say cats have nine lives, but we'd wager that the same idiom could also apply to old-school cars that stand the test of time. Take the Toyota Starlet, for example. The diminutive Japanese car became legend over its lifetime,
It was back in 1989
Long ago, before the Greenhills Promenade was even remotely an idea, the parking lot in front of the Greenhills Theatre would fill up with all sorts of cars starting at 9pm. Toyota was fully represented with KP Starlets and Corollas of the
A true shakotan experience
Arvin Nogueras, aka Caliph8, is an accomplished visual and sound artist who just happens to like old-school Japanese cars. His 1979 Toyota Cressida follows the principles and styling guidelines of shakotan, which means "vehicle with body lowered" and represents one of
A Shakotan sled
Arvin Nogueras, aka Caliph8, is an accomplished visual and sound artist who just happens to like old-school Japanese cars. His 1979 Toyota Cressida follows the principles and styling guidelines of shakotan, which means "vehicle with body lowered" and represents one of
What's old is new again
The 2018 Trans Sport Show is underway at the SMX Convention Center. As you'd expect, there are plenty of cars on display for you to ogle at--JDM icons, supercars, and every aftermarket accessory and part you could possibly imagine.Then,
A few hidden gems that titos will love
The first day of the Manila International Auto Show is always filled with excitement and anticipation. This yearly event draws a massive crowd, and we are fortunate to be part of it. But what has become a habit is heading to the
A father, a son, and a Volkswagen Sakbayan
My late father was a man I quite looked up to. I told myself that if I end up even just a quarter of the man he was, I'd be set for life. Though we had our differences at one point
Make the most of the experience
There are many ways to describe the experience of owning and driving an old car. If you're like me and you're on your 26th year of owning a now 50-year-old automobile, there's a myriad stories to be
A perfect 'patina car'
There's a special place in our hearts for cars that still wear factory paint. Such classics are survivors of a different variety, and they tell more stories than their fully restored counterparts.These kinds of collectibles are called 'patina' cars, and
Our retro wish list
Our brothers over at FHM Philippines recently reported that the legendary Nokia 3310 is going to be sold again in all its brick-shaped, rock-hard glory. This news got some '90s kids (including the younger TGP staffers) excited to see a
Hobby cars are never really finished
Fifty years ago, American automobiles were all the rage in this country. And one of the most popular cars to have back then was the Ford Mustang.This particular example is a 1968 mod­el owned by Mr. Felipe Fajardo, which he
Guaranteed mood-booster
If a machine could be the manifestation of a good mood, this car would be it. You cannot look at it without smiling. It has the appeal of a puppy! This is a Nissan Figaro, built in 1991, based on the Micra,
Worthy of JaDine
This exact same car was booked for a cover shoot with our sister magazine, Preview. The fashion team had initially wanted an American muscle car to be the main prop for the James Reid and Nadine Lustre-otherwise known as JaDine-editorial,
Check out this 1968 W109 300SEL example
I enjoy it when unique cars are brought to us to shoot, and once again, Andrei Torres and Andrew Arago do not disappoint. Do you remember the Facebook post on the Top Gear Philippines page of this car and an immaculate Mitsubishi
Our kind of museum
Museums and galleries usually aren't my thing. Milling about inside one would usually be a mundane experience for me-more so considering I'm fresh off an off-road test drive inside with no-less than Mitsubishi's legendary Hiroshi Masuoka.
A restoration in progress
I first came across this Benz on a Facebook page dedicated to local vintage cars. It immediately caught my attention because it is a 1964 Mercedes-Benz 200S 'Fintail,' and I have my own Fintail project that I'm currently working on
A reader wants to fix his dad's old car
Online associate editor Dinzo Tabamo forwarded this letter to me, and asked for my thoughts on the matter:Hi, Top Gear! I would like to ask your advice on what I can do with my dad's old car. It's a
It has been a while, we know
It has been more than two years since I last made a blog post about my 1967 W110-body Mercedes-Benz 200D. Damn, that's a very long time.The original plan was to document the car's revival, very much like
This Toyota Starlet is utterly stunning
The Toyota Starlet is not just an iconic car. It has reached legendary status in most Japa­nese old-school circles. Known then as a budget ride that had almost limitless setup capabilities, it was a car loved by both casual drivers
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