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 team takes a breather while the kettle boils
E10 by September 1 • Ethanol-blended petrol is set to hit UK forecourts this summer
HOW TO PROTECT YOUR CLASSIC FROM E10 IN 5 EASY STEPS
Starting HANDLE • Danny Hopkins puts the case for ethanol caution
Britain’s best beach – it’s time to vote! • Choose your fave and Camper Round the Coast will be there!
NEWS IN 4 PICTURES • Occasions of note this month
NEWS IN BRIEF…
The temptation page • All the reasons that you could need to splash the cash this month!
Inverness to Gaydon road TRip • TR Drivers’ Club run celebrates the past with a thoughtful eye on the future
Where to go this weekend…
MEMORY LANE • A super power comes to Cornwall
WHAT’S HAPPENING IN 1982?
1973 Morris Marina T16 TURBO • Ben Clayton fell for this Morris Marina as a kid, but only after rebuilding it did it live up to his dreams
WHAT’S IT LIKE TO DRIVE
YOUR SHOUT • Classic emails, letters, tweets, posts & threads
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YOUR CARS • The classics you love, drive and restore
SPOTTED • Older cars in everyday use
Burning BRIGHT • Terry Gibbons fought this Tiger to realise a dream… to own a classic British Q-car, an Alpine with real teeth!
WHAT’S IT LIKE TO DRIVE?
NICK LARKIN • Nick’s chatty Rover has concerns about the future
JOHN SIMISTER • John on classics that hide their light under a bushel
RUST IN PEACE • Your barn finds and discoveries in the field
JOIN THE Q • All go and no show! These are the cars that don’t have to try too hard. And they’ll surprise you at the lights…
BACK TO THE FACTORY • Danny Hopkins drives Vauxhall’s very own Viva GT home to its birthplace
THE ELLESMERE PARADE • It started as an engine plant and then became the home for Vauxhall’s ‘light car’ production. Vivas, Chevettes and Astras all began their life here.
ELLESMERE PORT PAST, PRESENT AND NOW, FUTURE!
ELECTRIC ELLESMERE • Good news for the plant and Vauxhall
FANCY A PUNT?
MARKETPLACE • Classic values & essential buying advice
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
Ken & Lyn Restoration Factors • Supplying advice and products for more than a quarter of a century
WHAT I BOUGHT THIS MONTH… • JAMES WALSHE: SIX CITROËN BERLINGOS
Morgan Plus 8 • James Walshe examines one of the greatest British bruisers of all
A CHAT WITH A PLUS 8 OWNER • This is more than just a Morgan to Plus 8 owner Phil Cowpland from Gloucestershire
FAMILY HEROES OF THE RACE TRACK • Motorsport heroes: We choose our Q-cars for the masses
Modern World • We can all be influencers
A GREATEST HIT FOR BMW M3 FANS • … and prices are reflecting that
YOUR DRIVES • Show us your classic rides
ENDANGERED SPECIES • What’s hot...