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
CLASSIC MOTOR SHOW • The final countdown is now on to the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show at Birmingham’s NEC on 12th-14th November.
SNG BARRATT ACQUIRES HOLDEN
UNREGISTERED RHD TR8 SOLD AT AUCTION FOR £28K
THE RESTORATION SHOW RETURNS TO STONELEIGH
BEAULIEU’S NEW EXHIBITION OF JAMES BOND NO TIME TO DIE GADGETS AND CARS
MINI MOKE FROM THE PRISONER
SAY GOODBYE TO THE GB STICKERS
FORD CELEBRATES NINE DECADES AT DAGENHAM
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
TWO RIVERS TOUR
JOLLY GOOD SHOW
A GOOD HARRUMPH! • 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.
LA VIE EN RUST • 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.
A LEARNING CURVE • As a schoolboy in the late 1960s, Steven Worth used to admire a neighbour’s Citroën DS. Some 50 years later he bought one of his own, and set about turning it into a daily driver.
A TRIAL RUN • When BL decided to test out a version of their SD1 that would be suitable for sale in the USA, the UK gained a very special model in the V8-S.
A TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE • Ian Paterson was a huge fan of Minis, and of the Monte Carlo Rally. He also did a bit of rallying in his own Mini Cooper. Now his son Alasdair from West Lothian has completed the restoration of a 1990 model in his father’s memory.
10 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT… LOTUS ELAN AND +2 • When the Lotus Elan was introduced in 1962, there were cheaper sports cars on the market and there may well have been race-bred exotics which handled even better, but there were surely none that offered such sublime handling and timeless good looks at a price mere mortals could hope to afford.
FORD CORTINA MK3 PROJECT PART 3 • We make a start on preparing our fabulous Mk3 Cortina for a return to the road, starting with some safety-related issues.
THE RUSTY BRAKE PIPES
THE STEERING RACK GAITER
A NEW AIR CLEANER
Let the fun finally begin! • Simon always has too many projects on the go, which means progress on individual cars can sometimes be slow. On the bright side, it does mean he never gets stuck watching telly of an evening. He likes virtually all classics, but has a weak spot for anything small, basic and generally overlooked.
Getting back to normal • Martyn has been passionate about classics ever since he joined the Imp Club back in 1981 and has owned around 15 Imps over the years. If money were no object he’d love to own a 1972 Porsche 911S, an Austin-Healey 3000, a Renault 8 Gordini – and another Stiletto!
Rust and soundproofing • Rob confesses to a borderline addiction for cars, especially ones he can tinker with, which has inevitably resulted in him owning a variety of classics. He’s not a purist when it comes to originality and is always...