Classic & Sports Car April 2021

Classic & Sports Car is the world's best-selling classic car magazine and the undisputed authority for all owners and enthusiasts. Whether your interest is Italian Exotica, British sports cars of the 1950s and 1960s or modern classics, every issue of Classic & Sports Car perfectly complements the sheer joy and nostalgia of owning a classic car.

United Kingdom
Haymarket Media Group Ltd
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12 Números

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1 min.
the big picture

For the epic 1980-’81 Transworld Mini charity challenge, the three-man crew of Tony Clarke, Tim Ferris and their cameraman stopped at several far-flung Save the Children centres. Here, Minis ‘Jack and Jill’ are mobbed by excited youngsters at Sa Kaeo Refugee Camp, a huge holding centre in north-east Thailand near the border with Laos, housing 36,000 exiles from the Khmer Rouge’s genocidal regime in Kampuchea. After years abandoned in storage, these historic Minis have now been saved and superbly restored (p130).…

1 min.

Reading Mick Walsh’s story about the amazing Stop Polio Expedition around the world in a pair of Leyland Minis (p130) turned my mind to the extraordinary things people do for charity. And classic car enthusiasts in particular seem to go above and beyond the call of duty, ashas been ably demonstrated throughout the past 12 months in the most trying of circumstances. From club members sewing face masks to events such as Classics for Carers raising thousands for the NHS, it has been heartwarming to be part of this community. I’ve made the mistake of predicting the green shoots of normality returning on this page before, so this time I shall be a touch more cautious. In an ever-changing landscape we can’t yet know whether or not our lives will be…

1 min.
where to pick up the next issue of c&sc

As we slowly negotiate our way out of lockdown and the world faces the ongoing challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, we know that not everyone is able to get out to the shops at the moment. Here’s how to make sure you can still get your fix of your favourite classic car magazine. The first route that we would recommend is subscribing, to ensure you get the latest copy delivered direct to your door. We have a special deal this month, offering a 50% saving when you sign up for 24 issues: turn to p44 for full details and exclusions. You can also buy single copies and back issues via or at Finally, if you fancy going digital there are several options, either separately or bundled with the magazine (see…

8 min.
attack on the clones

Jaguar Land Rover has responded to criticism following a successful copyright case in Sweden, the result of which orders the destruction of a replica C-type body. The external shape of the original, the Swedish Patent and Market Court ruled, can be considered similarly to a work of art and therefore be protected. The case was raised against Creare Form AB, owned by Karl and Ann-Christine Magnusson, which was planning to market at least two replica examples into the UK. The firm, which has appealed the ruling, has been ordered to stop building the replicas and pay JLR’s £450k legal costs. Further action for damages could be sought should JLR decide to, the court said. “We welcome the decision,” said Amanda Beaton, global IP counsel for Jaguar Land Rover, adding that: “Protecting our…

2 min.
back-to-back concours wins for ferrari

A Ferrari sports-racer has scooped The Peninsula Classics Best of the Best Award for the second consecutive year, as a 1954 750 Monza topped a truncated shortlist following the cancellation of many events due to the pandemic. The coveted trophy is usually chosen from the winners of eight of the world’s top concours, including the blue-riband Pebble Beach, but for 2020 just half of those events were able to take place, leading to only four nominees. They included the 1970 Le Mans-winning ’69 Porsche 917K that starred at the Concours of Elegance at Hampton Court Palace, the Zagato-bodied 1931 Alfa Romeo 8C-2300 Monza Spider that triumphed at Salon Privé, and a towering Murphy-bodied 1929 Duesenberg Model J Town Limousine, which took the top award at Amelia Island. The winning 750 Monza earned…

1 min.
remarkable lancia collection surfaces

An unrestored set of pre-war Lancias, along with a mountain of parts, has been drawing plenty of interest after it was listed on eBay for £100,000. The group comprises eight cars including a quartet of Aprilias, a trio of Augustas and a solitary Ardea, the latter formerly part of the collection of late Lancia Motor Club Chairman Brinley ‘Brin’ Edwards. Each is in need of significant restoration, but the parts hoard includes almost everything required to put them back on the road, from body panels and interior components to engines and gearboxes. “All of the cars are in various states of repair, from being driven into place to needing a lot of attention,” explains seller Martin Johnson. “There are far too many parts to try and break down into a list…