About the Retro Motor team

Retro MR: the team behind the motoring nostalgia. We look at classified car ads, a lot.

Gavin Braithwaite-Smith | Writer

Gavin is old enough to remember the days when retro cars were new and Noel Tidybeard was a presenter on Top Gear. He doesn’t do the lottery, but if he did, he’d spend the winnings on buying a plot of land in Brittany and assembling a collection of French tat. One day he’ll complete start the restoration of his Citroen AX GT.

Richard Aucock | Writer

Richard often now finds himself getting excited by seeing cars he originally attended the launch of now on sale in the classifieds for three-figure sums. He wasn’t old enough to drive an MG ZT when new, so bought one for £300 instead, and now has both an E46 330i and a Ford Puma 'project'.

Tim Pitt | Writer

Tim likes air-cooled Porsches and water-cooled Volkswagens. He drives a Mk5 Golf GTI and spends much of his free time stationary on the M25. Previous cars owned include an E30 BMW M3, Peugeot 106 Rallye, Mini Cooper and Nissan Pulsar GTI-R.

Craig Cheetham | Writer

Craig Cheetham is a serial car hoarder and former Auto Express staff writer who spent his formative Saturdays cleaning Rovers on a main dealer forecourt. These days, he has enough cars to fill a couple of forecourts of his own, mostly from the 1990s and early 2000s. He has a particular affliction for loving old MG Rover and Jaguar models, as well as anything Italian or French.