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
100 years of Le Mans
We asked, so you guys voted!
Classics combat crisis
Rolls-Royce Day to Remember • Enthusiasts are helping to change the lives of less fortunate children, as Rahil Hashmi explains…
Temptations abound • We’ve brought together the best new kit on the market for you and your classic
‘I never felt I couldn’t do it because of my gender'
Dales DELIGHT • The team takes a wintry blast through the Dales with you, our lovely readers!
‘I paid £600 for it in weekly instalments’ • 1986 Ford Capri 2.8 S Barry Busby, Simon Forrester, Harrogate
YOUR CARS WINTER WARMER MEET • 1995 Volvo 960 & 1991 Merc 190E Paul Mitchell and Amy Kitchen, Kendall
SPOTTED • Older cars in everyday use
‘Basically, this is all Paul McCartney’s fault’ • Gary Mavers took on one of the most difficult cars to restore and achieved a childhood dream
Plastic FANTASTIC • What began as an easy project quickly snowballed into an epic restoration that took one resourceful enthusiast to the very brink
‘The average age of attendees is falling’ • But are young people’s finances hampering them?
‘Drive smoothing with the ‘Simister Blip’ • John celebrates the joys of heel-and-toe…
‘My mad dash through a motoring museum’ • The clock was ticking during a visit to Lakeland…
RUST IN PEACE • Ye more of your field finds and driveway discoveries
MARKETPLACE • Classic & values & essential buying advice
The British Motor Museum Archive • Where the secrets of our classic cars are uncovered on a daily basis…
THE REAL WORLD MASTERPIECES • John Simister reveals six magnificent design classics that you can bag for Kuga money…
Ford Zephyr MKIV • Ford’s enormously imposing exec is a shrewd purchase, suggests our man James Walshe
TOUGH NUTS • We showcase a selection of hardy classic motors that you can use and enjoy every day
'Pushing my buttons'
REVISITING THE SUBARU IMPREZA • Unmolested Turbo 2000 leaves a big impression…
100 LEFT ON UK ROADS
Ford Fiesta ST
YOUR DRIVES • Show us your classic rides
MINI (BMW) 2000-2013 • James Walshe reckons now is the time to snap up an example of BMW’s Mini reboot
‘My banger buddies and I have raised over £30k’ • Monte Carlo or bust? Luckily, it was Monte Carlo and the ZT lives on…
‘Sales of the MINI have outdragged the original’
Let it snow! • Danny celebrates his brilliant budget winter fleet
Sudden Swede • James gets sensible for a while, until a Saab turns up…
Keep on trucking – come rain or shine • Matt’s trusty 2000 has never been a trailer queen…
Show star • Matt’s Seven progress goes live at the NEC
Winterproofing the workhorse • Nigel treats his trusty Touring to some seasonal TLC…
It’s now a ‘Linsight’ • Prototype battery means mojo renewed for Guy’s Honda
On the straight and narrow