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 CLUB • Behind the scenes, as the team takes a breather
Smart or not? • MP calls for public enquiry into deadly roads
Starting HANDLE • Danny Hopkins on how to create a decent, working fleet
Online events squabble • FBHVC events and technical director raises concerns over badly organised ‘online’ events
NEWS IN BRIEF…
OOOH Christmas is coming… the team is getting fat… • See what SPECIAL CAR GIFTS Matt has in his Santa sack
MATT T BOOKSHELF ELF • Our pick of the best reading material this festive season
CLUBS EVENTS • Tis the season to get out and about in your classic!
Where to go this weekend…
MEMORY LANE • Handbrakes at their highest notch in this one…
‘IT’S ALL ABOUT YOU!’ • YOUR classics, YOUR stories, YOUR magazine…
‘I paid £1000 for it and it is perfect’ • 1994 Audi 80 2.0 Stephen and Tracy White, Puriton
PC Workshop BREAKFAST CLUB • Our first breakfast club meet was as much fun as we anticipated… plus bacon butties!
Every car has a tale • Danny Hopkins on this month’s fascinating finds
YOUR STORIES • We meet PC readers and their cherished motors
Family MATTERS • After 40 years of track day glory, Angus Gray realised it was time to restore his plucky Midget
Memories in metal
YOUR SHOUT • Classic emails, letters, tweets, posts & threads
SPOTTED • Older cars in everyday use
NICK LARKIN • Things – and people – are definitely a-changing…
JOHN SIMISTER • John sells a car and ponders whether to replace it…
CHARLOTTE VOWDEN • Charlotte and dad in go in search of adventure…
RUST IN PEACE • Your 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
If I had the money… • Russ Smith’s pick of cars offered through ClassicCarsForSale
Harding Auto Services • Bringing restoration into the 21st century
WHAT I BOUGHT THIS MONTH… • DANNY HOPKINS 2007 MERCECES A160
Lancia Delta Integrale • James Walshe on a rally-bred legend
CHAT WITH AN INTEGRALE OWNER • Paul Baker tells us why he reckons the Integrale is such a joy to own…
RALLY-BRED HEROES • Which of these rally cars for the road would you take home?
Modern World • Luxury cars for peanuts
THE ELISE SAVED LOTUS • Farewell to a fabulous old friend
YOUR DRIVES • Show us your classic rides
CLEVER MONEY CARS • Range Rover Classic four-door
ENDANGERED SPECIES • Once on every corner, now seldom seen
HONDA CIVIC 2001-2005 • Despite understated looks, this is one legendary hot hatch. Buy now, says James Walshe
WHAT WE SAY THE ONE TO BUY
‘I’ve always been fascinated by the SLK’ • Danny gets sidetracked and fails to control himself
‘There’s now a slew of good cars going begging’ • DIARY OF A MODERN CLASSIC ADDICT
CFB return to sender •...