Practical Classics magazine has a 30-year tradition of delivering the very best, hands-on classic car experiences to its readers. Every staff writer and contributor works on and restores their own classics. Each issue is packed with: * Rigorous buying advice * Real-world product tests * Inspirational classic driving features * Fascinating historical insight Practical Classics is also a campaigning title, taking the concerns of classic car owners to Parliament and keeping its readers' classics where they belong - on the road. So come and join PC in the workshop - the kettle's on.
WELCOME TO THE WORKSHOP • As the PC ‘bubbles’ take a break from their charity projects
Tony Pond’s TT-Challenge Vitesse rediscovered! • 30 years on from its record-breaking achievement
THIS MONTH IN 5 PICS
Starting HANDLE • Danny Hopkins says that classic vehicles are here to stay
NEW DATE for PC Resto Show • The friendly show will be back on June 11-13
SIP HG2500P 200AMP AC/DC TIG/ARC Inverter Welder with Pulse £1078.80
DULL BUT IMPORTANT
PC SHOW PROJECTS IN 5
Vauxhall Heritage is on the move • And plans for a permanent base are underway
WE ARE WORTH £7.2BILLION! • FBHVC survey reveals classic industries contribution to UK
NEWS IN BRIEF...
THE END OF THE HAYNES PRINTED MANUAL • New owners ditch new paper products and sell off contents of the workshop
Shows on, shows off • It’s a mixed and slightly confusing picture for the start of 2021
Treats for the festive period! • The latest and greatest ways to treat yourself, your classic or a loved one this Christmas...
WHERE WE WENT THIS MONTH...
MEMORY LANE • It’s still – sort of – Christmas in Staines...
WHAT’S HAPPENING IN 1973?
2021 ultimate PRICE GUIDE • EVERY CLASSIC EVERY PRICE! OVER 2500 CLASSICS INSIDE!
1985 FORD CAPRI LASER • Accidents, violence and resurrection: the tale of a lucky Laser
The Capri’s story • From loving ownership to restoration
1972 MGB GT • It was truly loved and brought its owner true love
The MGB’s tale • How Jennie’s car brought her heart’s desire
1971 ROVER P6 • Four generations of the same family
Rover P6 • The classic that will always be part of the family
1983 GOLF GTI CAMPAIGN • From new to scrap and back again
On the Campaign trail • One cherished Golf’s life story
A right RESULT! • Alan Mowberry’s stunning fast Ford has been a real labour of love...
YOUR SHOUT • Classic emails, letters, tweets, posts & threads
LOCKDOWN HEROES • The cherished classics that you love, drive and restore
‘It’s a 21st Century TR6 that I can use every day’ • 1972 Triumph TR6 Vankat Ramanan Panchapakesan ‘Ranch’, Buckinghamshire
SPOTTED • Older cars in everyday use
‘It actually wasn’t all bad in 2020’ • Nick sums up what has been quite the year...
‘That rush of L-plated, open-road freedom’ • John recalls the thrill of hitting the highway
‘If this year was an oil change…’ • 2020 went as well as most ‘simple’ jobs, says Theo
RUST IN PEACE • Dusty barn finds and discoveries in the field
FANCY A PUNT?
MARKETPLACE • Classic values & essential buying advice
The Good Auction Guide PC’s pick of the best classic auctions
TRENDING AND ENDING? • What’s hot and what’s not in the market
PRACTICALLY CLASSIC • Emerging classic at bottom of its price curve
If l had the money… • Russ Smith’s pick of cars offered through ClassicCarsForSale