Automumble: Talking Cars

They make coupe rhyme with toupée. They fill up with petrol instead of gas. And today on Automumble, our Hagerty UK chum John Mayhead with guests Tim and Robin recall their fondest memories of a 1974 Ford Escort Mexico and 1992 Westfield—a Lotus 7 tribute. Tim makes the case for his 90-hp all-original Escort: “It’s through the twisty bits where it truly comes to life. It’s a corner car.”

Robin, meanwhile touches on the tricky nomenclature that separates a classic car from a specialist car. Call them what you will, Robin knows the truth.  “It’s that special once-in-a-while-drive that you only get from vehicles like this.”