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Classic Car - What does yours say about you?

What Does Your Classic Car Say About You?

Here at Hogleaze Storage, we store a variety of classic cars. We’ve seen a huge range of beautiful classics trusted into our care, each with its own distinct character. The variety of cars we see got us thinking about what we associate with each car, including different makes and models. Just like people say a dog can look like its owner, we think a classic car can often say something about its owner too. So here are our thoughts about what your classic car might say about you—all in good fun, of course!

The Aston Martin Owner

If there’s one thing people, even those not familiar with classic cars, can associate with an Aston, it’s James Bond. Bond has been driving Aston Martins in the movies since the ’60s, or even longer if you take the books into consideration too. No Time to Die, released in 2021, featured a whopping four different models from different eras.

While not everyone wants to be associated with the womaniser spy, plenty of Aston Martin owners and drivers have to be happy with the connection. They get to be thought of as suave, smart, and maybe even devilishly handsome too. 

Of course, this is very male-focused but the car is not exclusive to men. For women, this car says they enjoy a bit of luxury, but they don’t feel the need for their lavish ride to grab people’s attention. 


Classic VW Beetles are still popular with a certain type of classic car enthusiast. But what do they say about those who own them? For a lot of people, they’re the quintessential cute car, with their rounded profiles that can almost be seen as friendly. There’s a reason one was brought to life in the Herbie movies. The strong personality of the Beetle might suggest that owners typically have something of a strong personality too—especially those who can’t just stop at one!

Of course, there are other classic Volkswagen cars that are popular with enthusiasts. The Passat celebrated its 50th anniversary this year, and the elegant Italian style of the Karmann Ghia Type 14 is over 65 years old too. Each of these can say something different about the owner.

Alfa Romeo

According to one Alfa Romeo Brera owner, owning their car “expresses a wish to drive a unique vehicle that shows me to be very conscious of style and performance”. Although we could say that’s at the heart of why anyone owns or drives a classic car, it’s not surprising that an owner of this sporty number would say that. The Brera may be only about 20 years old, but even as far back as the 1950s, it’s obvious that Alfa Romeo cars often exude style. Whether that translates into stylish owners isn’t up to us to say, but a lot of classic car owners do like to style themselves after their cars.


The classic Mini Cooper may be small in stature, but it’s still a familiar sight on the roads. When there are no classics to be seen, you don’t have to look far to spot one of the newer models. So what do we think when we see someone with a true classic? These little runarounds are quirky, fun, and oozing personality. We’ve seen everyone from Mr Bean to Austin Powers drive one, and there’s no doubt that they’re always memorable. And on the subject of Austin Powers, we definitely wouldn’t be surprised to see someone decked out in 1960s style step out of a classic Mini Cooper. Whether you’re a suited and booted mod or more of a rocker, this is definitely a car to drive in style.

American Classics

There’s a lot to love about classic British and European car designs. But some people can’t help but lean more towards the classics from across the pond. They might be a little rarer to see out on the road, so it can be a delight to see them, for classic car enthusiasts and non-enthusiasts alike. Many of the classic American cars favoured are 1950s models, and it’s not uncommon to see that the owners don’t stop at the Americana with their cars. From pinup looks to greasers, it’s easy to picture someone from the cast of Grease behind the wheel of any classic American car. These owners are probably a fan of turning up at vintage fairs and events too, and why not if it’s a chance to show off your great taste?

Looking after your classic car

Whatever your preference is, when it comes to classic cars, and whatever it says about you, keeping your car safe is what’s important. Hogleaze Storage provides classic car storage in Dorchester to keep your baby safe at all times, giving you complete peace of mind with top security features.

Our new classic car facility benefits from generous-sized vehicle plots in fully enclosed, alarmed buildings that require a key-fob entry. The key fob allows access to your car at any time, meaning you aren’t restricted to taking your car out or maintaining your car during office hours.

The facility is also surrounded by security cameras with automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) at the gate, so only recognised cars will be able to enter the facility.

These plots get snapped up quickly so if you’re interested in storing your classic car with us, then give us a call on 01305 889777 or email us at

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Town Hill Farm
Town Hill
Winterbourne Abbas

phone 01305 889777


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12 Cambridge Road
Granby Industrial Estate

phone 01305 830000

Areas we cover

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