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Classic & Sports Car July 2020

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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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There is a theme running throughout the news pages of this month’s C&SC, and it’s one that makes me incredibly proud to be a member of the historic-vehicle movement. In these challenging and unprecedented times, it’s easy to feel as if you aren’t doing enough to help, but a number of philanthropic classic enthusiasts have taken matters into their own hands and mobilised our community to put on a variety of virtual events in aid of vital charitable organisations. These have resulted in people across the globe coming together to entertain, to keep each other sane, and to raise both awareness of and funds for the key workers striving to keep us healthy. Not being able to get out and enjoy our classic cars is a form of torture for many…

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don’ t miss out on the next issue of c&sc !

It’s not always easy to get out to the shops during the COVID-19 lockdown, so here’s how to ensure you keep on getting your monthly dose of classic escapism without leaving your house. Our subscriptions team is burning the midnight oil to get issues out on time, so if you are a new subscriber we have a super ‘five issues for £5’ offer to tempt you into signing up to having the magazine delivered to your door every month. Simply visit themagazineshop.com/easms20c/classic-sports-car/ You can also buy single copies and back issues via themagazineshop.com/back-issues/classic-sports-car/ or at magsdirect.co.uk/classic-sportscar/ Fancy going digital? You have several options, either separately or bundled with the magazine (see themagazineshop.com/classic-sports-car/ for rates), or on services including Readly, Exact Editions and Zinio – just head to your device’s app store, and happy…

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living classic life in isolation

JEREMY BALL LINCOLNSHIRE “I have spent the past 18 months collecting engine parts for my 1935 Riley 12/4, all I needed was some time to put it all together… The crank is in, the pistons and rods are in – the next job is getting out the dial gauge and timing the cams.” SØREN WICHMANN DENMARK “I have three classics, so there’s always work to be done. My E-type was perfect when put away in November and my Porsche 911 has a loose wire in the ignition, but that can wait. I’m using lockdown to refurbish the wheels on my 1970 bay-window VW bus. It’s totally rust-free, having lived its first 25 years on Hawaii. I bought it last year in Amsterdam from its second owner.” DREW BELLAMY SHEFFIELD “I am still working as a…

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thousands visit video car show

Virtual classic car show REVS Limiter made its online debut on 16-17 May, as numerous luminaries from the classic community joined forces for a weekend to remember. Organised by motoring enthusiast, artist and chaplain at Bicester Heritage Rev Adam Gompertz, the aim was to spread a little joy, provide support and exposure for industry specialists, and raise funds for Mission Motorsport; at the time of writing the figure stood at £1420. “It has exceeded all expectations. It’s one thing having an idea, quite another when an army of people gets behind you” Several thousand viewers clicked on to the event’s Facebook page to watch videos from experts and celebrities including TV stars Paul Cowland, Vicki Butler-Henderson, Fuzz Townshend and Jimmy de Ville. Industry names Peter Stevens and Dr Andy Palmer – McLaren F1…

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nhs benefits from remote meet

The inaugural Classics for Carers raised more than £13,500 for NHS Charities Together on 3 May, smashing its expectations by £12,000. Its success prompted organiser Nick Chivers to propose a second event on 7 June. The National Stay at Home Motor Show was created to keep alive classic owners’ sense of community and camaraderie, and provide the chance to show off their pride and joy in the absence of car events. More importantly, Classics for Carers was an opportunity to support Britain’s NHS during the COVID-19 outbreak. Money was raised through the purchase of event stickers and rally plates, or directly via fundraising website JustGiving. Participants were encouraged to pull their classic cars and ’bikes out of their garages and on to their driveways where, while displaying their event sticker or plate,…

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spirit of drive-it day beats lockdown blues

The inevitable cancellation of Drive-It Day turned out to be a social media success, as enthusiasts met up on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram on 26 April to share their memories of past runnings of the nationwide annual celebration. Drive-It Day began in 2005, with member organisations in the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs leading the way with special meets on the chosen day. The FBHVC had hoped to retain the 2020 day, with cars on the road but not stopping to meet, but tightening restrictions made its position untenable and the focus shifted online. Those not on social media could upload their photos to a dedicated website for the event. Some villages displayed their classics in impromptu and socially distanced gatherings, with cars on driveways and dotted around for people to…