The Car

Introducing Barney

Our little beauty (Barney) is a 1980 Austin Allegro 3 Series with a 1.1L engine. It's done around 86,000 miles and we paid £265 for it. We were hoping.... more

The Austin Allegro

In 1973 British Leyland got a message from the heavens and created perhaps the greatest British car to roll off the production lines.... more

Car Trouble

Being a 28yr old car of dubious build quality Barney was bound to have some problems, the trouble seemed to be that we only found them as we fixed others.... more

Simon's Rally Preparation

Enter Simon, mechanic extraordinaire and owner of Rally Preparation Services in Witney, Oxfordshire. As soon as Simon heard about our car he thought we needed help.... more