Paul Nieuwenhuis was born in the Netherlands and studied in Australia, Belgium, Spain and Scotland, where he obtained a PhD from Edinburgh University. A lifelong interest in cars and car making allowed him to find employment with the Motor Industry Research Unit at the University of East Anglia. The unit was later privatised, which moved Paul into the consultancy world, carrying out projects for most of the world’s car and truck makers, while he also acted as a special advisor on state aid to the automotive industry for the European Commission and helped frame the first EU state aid legislation. Since 1990, Paul has been with the Centre for Automotive Industry Research (CAIR) at Cardiff University and became its director in 2005. CAIR specialises in the economic and strategic aspects of the world automotive sector. He is particularly interested in how we can continue to drive without destroying our environment and has co-authored The Green Car Guide (1992), The Automotive Industry and the Environment (2003) and The Death of Motoring?; Car Making and Automobility in the 21st Century (1997). He edited Motor Vehicles in the Environment (1994) and The Business of Sustainable Mobility (2006). He also contributed to the Beaulieu Encyclopaedia of the Automobile (2000) and has written for Autocar, Automotive World, Diesel Car and Practical Classics. Paul Nieuwenhuis is a member of the Society of Automotive Historians and the Guild of Motoring Writers. He was born within a couple of miles of the DAF factory in Eindhoven and drove his first DAF in 1973. He currently owns a 1971 55 Coupé fitted with a 1400cc engine from a Volvo 340, which allows it, in theory, to do well over 100mph.
Orders can be placed online, by phone or by post. The UK Postal address for orders is: Oxford Diecast Ltd, PO Box 363, Southampton S014 0TJ
As well as accepting sterling cheques we accept Euro cheques (over 50 euros) and US$ cheques (over 50 dollars).
The postage charges for non members are:
Order Value: £0.00 - £19.99UK: £2.95
Rest of the World: £6.45
Order Value: £20.00 & OverUK: £4.95
Rest of the World: £6.95
Orders are dispatched within 3 working days and can take between 3-5 working days for UK mainland.
If you choose to join the club you will receive any multi-purchase discounts at the time of ordering, by selecting the membership level you want and adding it to your order.
We can ship to virtually any address in the world. Note that there are restrictions on some products, and some products cannot be shipped to international destinations. Please click here to learn more about our international postage.
You may return most new, unopened items within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. We'll also pay the return shipping costs if the return is a result of our error (you received an incorrect or defective item, etc.).
You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper, however, in many cases you will receive a refund more quickly. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days).
If you need to return an item, please contact our customer services team on 023 8024 8850