Classic & Sports Car July 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.

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the big picture

Launched in 2005 to commemorate the 1900 One Thousand Mile Trial, the FBHVC’s Drive-It Day is an annual show of force for the classic movement and now a major fundraiser for the NSPCC’s Childline. With restrictions in place across the UK, this year’s event on 25 April was a muted affair, but by meeting outdoors in small groups and socially distancing, enthusiasts were at last able to celebrate their shared passion. Here are a few of our favourite pics, courtesy of C&SC readers and – can you spot your classic?…

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A classic’s route from unloved secondhand motor to serious blue-chip investment varies from car to car. Some, such as the products of Maranello and Sant’Agata Bolognese – and now, perhaps slightly bizarrely, Woking (see p124) – have that status thrust upon them almost from the moment they leave the production line. Others achieve it slowly through attrition, as the leftover few gain a new appeal when their scarcity makes them a rare and nostalgic sight. And then there are those, this month’s cover star being a case in point, whose desirability develops over the years through their sheer excellence. It’s hard to believe that the R107 SL (p86) is 50 years young in 2021, such is the model’s modernity. Get behind the wheel of one today and, even if you’ve never…

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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 Father’s Day offer this month, saving 60% on a print and digital bundle plus an extra issue free: turn to p162 for full details. 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…

8 min.
happy returns for car events

The starting gates for the European and UK classic events calendars are primed and ready to drop, as vaccination programmes ramp up and the door to normal life slowly creaks open as it has already done Down Under. But the uncertainty has yet to fully dissipate, with more transmissible variants circulating and the road map not yet complete. The events industry has been one of those left behind during the pandemic, unable to function with social distancing in place and restrictions on gatherings indoors and outdoors for more than a year. Research for Exhibition News suggests that half of all events companies laid off staff and the sector won’t fully recover until 2023. As things stand, and it is teetering on a knife-edge, 30 people can meet outdoors, and outdoor events can…

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essential diary dates

8-10 June LONDON CONCOURS Honourable Artillery Company, London 8-11 July RETRO CLASSICS Stuttgart, Germany 8-11 July/17-19 Sept/16-17 Oct GOODWOOD FOS/REVIVAL/MM Sussex 17-18 July CLASSIC NOSTALGIA Shelsley Walsh, Worcestershire 30 July-1 August SILVERSTONE CLASSIC Silverstone, Northants 31 July FESTIVAL OF THE UNEXCEPTIONAL Grimsthorpe Castle 6-15 August MONTEREY CAR WEEK California, USA 1-5 September SALON PRIVÉ Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire 3-5 September CONCOURS OF ELEGANCE Hampton Court, London 1-3 October CONCORSO D’ELEGANZA VILLA D’ESTE Lake Como, Italy 21-24 October AUTO E MOTO D’EPOCA Padova, Italy 12-14 November CLASSIC MOTOR SHOW NEC, Birmingham…

3 min.
industry reaches out to next generation

“The museum’s mission as an educational charity is to inspire future generations; experiences such as these bring the history to life” The historic movement is collectively looking to the future, as a series of programmes across the industry aim to inspire the next generation – even on to the concours lawns. With museums now allowed to open their doors once again in the UK, they have an important part to play in both preserving the history but also passing it on to the youth. Which makes the new initiative at the British Motor Museum in Gaydon, Warwickshire, all the more appealing. As part of the popular Young Driver programme, which puts children as young as 10 behind the wheel of new Vauxhall Corsas up and down the country, the keys to three…