I have just read, in Autocar, that the most popular colour for new cars is black. I'm not sure I really believe this, even though the data came from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders which is ideally placed to know, but if true it's the 1950s all over again.
John Simister: All the colours of the motoring rainbow
A deep concern for the planet's welfare ensures that the cars in John Simister's current assemblage of classics all have engines of under a litre, including a two-stroke Saab which causes the road behind to disappear from view after a cold start. This squares well with John's status as a Car of the Year jury member and a writer both on modern cars and old ones, the latter for Octane and Practical Classics. He has been a journalist since 1984, and lives in the Chiltern Hills with his wife Deborah and a dog called Sprocket.