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
MG CENTENARY PARTY • The MG clubs combine at Gaydon to celebrate 100 years of their marque
SYNTHETIC FUEL GOES ON SALE
NEW GALLERY AT BEAULIEU
TOP AWARD FOR NEW MUSEUM
CMS THEME IS 'PERFECT PARTNERS'
CELEBRATING THE 1980S/1990S
THE LIGHTER SIDE
£500 FOR CHARITY
TIME TO SHINE
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
WILL ANYONE TAKE IT ON? • Classics Monthly Kelsey Media The Granary Downs Court Yalding Hill Yalding ME18 6AL
LOTUS BUILT THEIR OWN ENGINES
THE ALTERNATIVE SUNDAY SERVICE
PERMOBEL & TAGORAS
A WEAK POINT ON 1960S FORDS
POLICE SPEC 2.7
FAMILY FARINA FLOURISH • Having performed double duty as a workhorse on the family farm and also family transport for the McLoughlin clan for many years, time and tide appeared to have caught up with this big Wolseley. Fortunately Hugh McLoughlin was determined not to let it slip away without a fight.
FROM SS CARS TO JAGUAR • By 1939, the company known as SS Cars had progressed from being a manufacturer of motorcycle sidecars, through coachbuilding on other firms' chassis, and were now building their own cars. These they called SS-Jaguars, and they came with a powerful new overhead-valve six-cylinder engine. Phil Homer describes this very desirable saloon.
CHAMPION • Paul Marshall runs Carcom Bodyworks and spends Monday to Saturday repairing vehicles for a living. So what made him spend his free time restoring this Austin Champ as well?
100 YEARS OF TRIUMPH CARS • The 1960s were to be another tumultuous decade for Triumph, but one in which the stupendous highs very much out-numbered the depressing lows.
MAZDA MX5 MK1 • Mazda is credited with reviving the cheap-and-cheerful sports car market when it introduced its MX5 Roadster. The model line is now in its fourth generation, but it is one of the original NA cars current from 1989-1997 that we have on test today.
A great theory meets reality
Position 52.26841 N, 3.54976 E
Wheels, tyres and bumper brackets
VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE • After wrapping up our BMW Z3 project, we stick with more modern classics in our quest to find something interesting and fun that you can buy and fix for under £1500. Simon Goldsworthy explains the thinking behind this choice.
TESTING TIMES FOR THE BRAKES • A spin on the MoT test rollers shows that things are indeed not quite right in the braking department, but the state of play that was revealed during strip down was worse than the test results predicted.
MGB BODY REPAIRS • We complete the budget bodywork repairs to the MGB GT, and prove once again that mission creep can be an expensive phenomenon – what started out as a sill repair grew into a much bigger job, but it was worth it in the end.
THE MK3 FORD CAPRI • Discover what to look for when buying the final generation of the Ford Capri, manufactured between 1978 and 1986.
VARIATIONS ON A THEME • The ADO16 cars we usually refer to as the 1100s and 1300s were marketed with a bewildering array of badges, body styles and trim options, but each and every...