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 • Where the team says farewell to a PC legend!
‘Zoey’ seeks new home • Monte Carlo rally veteran and first PC project heads to auction
‘ZOEY’ THE PC YEARS
Starting HANDLE • Danny Hopkins on why collections are under threat
THIS MONTH WE LOVE… • Five-curve diameter brake pipe former £45.72
Big heritage sell-off • Vauxhall sells eight more cars from its collection
OUR DRIVE IT DAY IN 5 PICTURES • What Team PC got up to on April 25
RIP: Richard Parry-Jones • Industry giant, who democratised good handling, passes away
MONTH OF MOTORING IN COV • MotoFest returns for 2021
NEWS IN BRIEF
DRIVE ALL DAD’S CARS! • The great British Car Journey really is our kind of place
National Drive it Day success • Biggest turnout ever? It certainly looked that way
The temptation page • The latest classic kit – tried, tested and just waiting for you…
Where to go this weekend…
MEMORY LANE • The home of Rolls Royce’s aero engines
WHAT’S HAPPENING IN 1968?
YOUR SHOUT • Classic emails, letters, tweets, posts & threads
YOUR CARS • The classics you love, drive and restore
‘I love my classics and my daughters love them, too’ • 1987 Citroën 2CV Helen, Trinity and Ailys Forshaw, Birchwood, Warrington
SPOTTED • Older cars in everyday use
A practical PORSCHE • Phil Lynch never planned a full resto for his Porsche 914, but the car had other ideas. Phil hit skyhigh standards without breaking the bank
Here’s how Phil did it
WHAT’S IT LIKE TO DRIVE
‘It was like a honeypot to a breed now extinct’ • The Mondeo evokes memories of a different world
‘If you buy in haste, you repent at leisure’ • John ruminates on buying cars in the current climate
‘Avoidable roadkill. The Elephant in the room’ • Nothing more dangerous than the nut at the wheel
RUST IN PEACE • Your kerbside finds and discoveries in the field
BLUE SKY THINKING • Open top heroes from 1961 take on their younger brethren in a birthday battle of Britain. Can the youngsters still cut it?
Slippery Customers • Lockdown rules apply, so Danny gets his classic fix by offering to deliver oil for Castrol Classic… and they said yes!
LIQUID ENGINEERING • A brief trip through Castrol’s history
MARKETPLACE • Classic values & essential buying advice
FANCY A PUNT?
The Good Auction Guide • PC’s pick of the best classic auctions
If I had the money… • Russ Smith’s pick of cars offered through ClassicCarsForSale
‘THE BEST MKI THAT HE’S SEEN’ • Sid Bennett’s Covid consolation
PRACTICALLY CLASSIC • Emerging classic at bottom of price curve
TRENDING AND ENDING? • What’s hot and what’s not in the market
Manor Park Classics • A fresh way to do classic business
WHAT I BOUGHT THIS MONTH… • MORRIS MARINA SALOON DANNY HOPKINS
Triumph GT6 • James Walshe explains how...