Each issue is packed with the best down-to-earth advice, useful specialist information and news based on realistically priced classic cars, which will inspire you to buy, repair and restore your own classic cars. Please note: This digital version of the magazine does not currently include the covermount items or content you would find on printed newsstand copies
ROYAL SCIMITAR • GOT A STORY TO SHARE? EMAIL IT TO CLASSICS.ED@KELSEY.CO.UK OR POST IT TO CLASSICS MONTHLY NEWSDESK, KELSEY MEDIA, THE GRANARY, DOWNS COURT, YALDING HILL, YALDING ME18 6AL
GRAND PRIX ALVIS IN EUROPEAN RETURN
100 YEARS OF MG DISPLAY
MOTORSPORT HERITAGE AWARD
MG B-EAST • GOT A STORY TO SHARE? EMAIL IT TO CLASSICS.ED@KELSEY.CO.UK OR POST IT TO CLASSICS MONTHLY NEWSDESK, KELSEY MEDIA, THE GRANARY, DOWNS COURT, YALDING HILL, YALDING ME18 6AL
CUMBRIA CLASSIC & MOTORSPORT SHOW
HERITAGE PARTS CENTRE SANTA CRUISE
PRODUCTS • DO YOU HAVE A PRODUCT OR SERVICE YOU'D LIKE FELLOW CLASSIC CAR ENTHUSIASTS TO KNOW ABOUT? GET IN TOUCH BY EMAILING: CLASSICS.ED@KELSEY.CO.UK
DUTTON AND A70 HEREFORD
JOWETT SCREENS AND MGBs
LBS NOT KGS
ACCORDS, ACCLAIMS AND MODEL GARAGES
IAIN AYRE THAT NEW CAR SMELL • BIO: Iain Ayre's automotive enthusiasms span everything from Minis to Bentleys. He has prototyped several car designs without commercial success, and has written 18 books on random motoring subjects. He continues to avoid getting a proper job.
PHIL WHITE ALL THAT JAZZ… • BIO: Phil White's first job, at 15, involved restoring classic cars. A decade later he began writing about them in magazines. 35 years on, he's still at it. He plans to grow up at some point, but in the meantime climbing rocks, running, cycling and, you know, writing about classic cars, seem to get in the way.
TOP GHIA • This is a superb Mk2 Escort, but as a two-door 1.3 Ghia it is also extremely rare in the UK. Owner Daren Bourner tells the story.
RESTFUL AND RELAXING? • Brian Linden thought he wanted a Triumph Herald to take him gently into retirement, but quickly decided that a Stag would be the more suitable choice.
FATHER AND SON • We have a Morris double bill for you in this feature, with a Morris Eight Series 2 alongside a Morris Minor Convertible. They belong to father and son Frank and Paul Leach.
100 YEARS OF MG CHAPTER 1 — 1923-1935 • This year, the MG marque celebrates its centenary. We are commemorating it with a mammoth feature in five parts, looking not in detail at the company or the personalities, but telling the evolution mainly through the cars that were produced.
100 YEARS OF MG CHAPTER 2 — 1935-1959 • As MG remained a small cog in an ever bigger machine, orders from above to create cars that used more bits from the corporate parts bin and which returned bigger profits did not stop them producing some fantastic cars with plenty of technical interest.
100 YEARS OF MG CHAPTER 3 — 1960-1980 • This chapter sees a real roller coaster ride for MG fans. There were massive successes for the marque in the 1960s (as well as a couple of relative duds), but the 1970s saw the engineers running just to keep up with changing legislation, and ultimately losing that race.
100 YEARS OF MG CHAPTER 4 – 1982-2005 • The MG ZT was the delayed result of some serious investment by BMW in creating the Rover 75, but all the other fine cars on these pages were developed on shoestring budgets before and after BMW's ownership. There were plenty of silk purses among them!
100 YEARS OF MG CHAPTER 5 – 2005-2023 • Modern cars are not a natural fit in a magazine devoted to classics, but you can't tell the story of MG's 100 years without including the latest cars...