Classic & Sports Car September 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

There can be no better tonic to the monotony of recent times than the memories of a ripping adventure, such as Rupert and Jan Grey’s epic trip across India in their beloved Rolls-Royce (p116). Our favourite image captures their transit of the Brahmaputra aboard a retired ferry, passage having been negotiated in exchange for an impromptu acting role as Rupert played the part of a British governor in Yugadrashta – The Visionary, the story of freedom fighter Pitambar Deva Goswami. Note the stone chocks: health and safety would have a field day.…

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Perhaps it wasn’t the easiest brief for Ed Foster’s first story for C&SC. “Could you try to cover the entire North Coast 500 in three days please, Ed,” was my opening gambit. “You’ll need to find a car, organise your accommodation, and do a full photoshoot, too, while making sure that you observe social distancing.” All fine, reckoned Foster… “Oh, and we’ll need it to be done the week after the Festival of Speed.” That he had already been booked to broadcast and report from the Goodwood event, and that his mighty ex-Dan Gurney 1961 Chevrolet Impala SS was being driven up the hill by Nick Padmore throughout the weekend didn’t seem to faze him, however. And as the dust settled on another Sussex spectacular (see p16), Foster jumped aboard the…

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where to pick up the next issue of c&sc

As we steadily work our way through the ongoing challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us can now return to the shops where you’ll find C&SC stocked by WHSmith in the UK, at all of the main supermarkets and at independent newsagents. But if you’re struggling to track down the latest issue, here’s how to avoid missing out on your favourite classic car magazine. We recommend subscribing to ensure you get the latest copy delivered direct to your door every month. Our summer sale is now on, with a special offer of just £17.99 for your first six issues: turn to p170 for full details. Single copies and back issues are available via magsdirect. or at Finally, you could try going digital, either separately or bundled with the…

5 min.
greatest garden party returns

It must have added a few grey hairs to the organising team, with travel restrictions meaning that changes were being made to the entry right up to the night before the event opened, but from 8-11 July motorsport returned to the famous driveway of Goodwood House. After having been given the go-ahead as a pilot event by the UK Government’s Event Research Programme, the Festival of Speed was running with reduced crowds and COVID checks on the gate, but most regulars were enthusiastic about the resulting feel, which harked back to the early days of this wonderful gathering. The theme for 2021 was ‘The Maestros – Motorsport’s Great All-Rounders’ and, with many of the most obvious names that immediately spring to mind having been former Lotus drivers, it seemed appropriate that the…

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the c&sc team’s goodwood favourites

TYRRELL 003 Following the passing of Sir Stirling Moss, it feels as if another knight has ridden back into the spotlight. Somewhat overlooked in the glare of Moss’s celebrity, Sir Jackie Stewart’s accomplishments, with three Formula One world titles as well as his great work for the safety of motorsport, are now being fully recognised. As with Moss in the Mille Miglia 300SLR, seeing Sir Jackie back behind the wheel of the Tyrrell 003 that took him to the 1971 World Championship for Drivers was an iconic moment and my highlight of this year’s rather extraordinary Festival of Speed. JM FORD ESCORT GARTRAC G3 It’s always worth a trip to the top of the hill to see the variety tackling the South Downs mud, among them a Group B Lada and a Merc…

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shelsley turns all nostalgic

A 1959 Morris Mini-Minor saw off exotic competition to secure Best in Show as the Classic & Sports Car -backed concours returned to the brilliant Shelsley Walsh Classic Nostalgia on 17-18 July. John Powrie’s Clipper Blue Mini wowed the judges with its fascinating history, having been a pre-production model supplied by BMC to John Bolster, technical editor of Autosport, for long-term test. The Morris was packed with charming details and period modifications that told the story of Bolster’s ownership. After being presented with his trophy by the judging team – C&SC’s Alastair Clements and Simon Taylor, plus Hagerty’s John Mayhead –Powrie led a parade of winners up the hill. Richard Parker’s magnificent 1939 Ford Standard Coupe landed the Judges’ Choice gong. Owned by Parker for the past 30 years and rebuilt by…