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Classics Monthly

November 2019

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

Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Kelsey Publishing Group
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editorial

As you can read on p112, I have just returned from driving to Italy on Club Triumph’s Ten Countries Run. This was a truly superb event, and a week later I am still buzzing from the incredible places we visited and the awesome roads we drove. However, I am also slightly concerned, worried that life-enhancing experiences such as this could potentially become a thing of the past. The problem is not with the cars, which like fine wines seem to become better as they get older, but with changing public perceptions. How much longer will it be acceptable to drive anywhere simply for pleasure, let alone such long distances? And I’m not talking here about legislative barriers, but changing public attitudes that could reach the point where simply driving an old…

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classics monthly

EDITORIAL Editor: Simon Goldsworthy Email: classics.ed@kelsey.co.uk Group Editor: Paul Wager Email: classics.ed@kelsey.co.uk Design: Panda Media www.panda-media.co.uk WITH THANKS THIS ISSUE TO Will Armston-Sheret, Iain Ayre, Andrew Everett, Jack Grover, Rob Hawkins, Rod Ker, Peter Love, Aaron McKay, Ivan Ostroff, Matt Richardson, Andrew Roberts, Graham Robson, Steve Rothwell, Peter Simpson, Mike Taylor, Iain Wakefield, Bob Weir, Phil White. ADVERTISEMENT SALES Tandem Media Managing Director Catherine Rowe Account Managers Peri Smith: 01233 228753 peri@tandemmedia.co.uk Laura Crawte: 01233 22854 laura@tandemmedia.co.uk AD PRODUCTION Tandem Media Ad Production Manager: Andy Welch 01233 220245 classics@tandemmedia.co.uk MANAGEMENT Managing Director: Phil Weeden Chief Executive: Steve Wright Chairman: Steve Annetts Finance Director: Joyce Parker-Sarioglu Retail Distribution Manager: Eleanor Brown Audience Development Manager: Andy Cotton Events Manager: Kat Chappell Publishing Operations Manager: Charlotte Whittaker Senior Print Production Manager – Nicola Pollard Print Production Manager – Georgina Harris Print Production Controller – Kelly Orriss…

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golden oldies at beaulieu

An impressive line-up of classic cars celebrated the golden age of motoring as the brand new Golden Oldies display made its debut at Beaulieu's International Autojumble on September 7th and 8th. Driving more than 1000 miles from Sweden to take part in the display was a 1954 Wolseley 4/44, which had just been put back on the road by Nostalgia magazine after being unused for 30 years, while travelling from the Netherlands was an eye-catching 1952 Singer Roadster 4AD Ute and once-common 1969 Volvo 145. An imposing 1964 Rolls-Royce Phantom V and diminutive 1959 Fairthorpe Ashley Special showed the diverse range of the collection. Just as diverse were the cars in the Bonhams sale on Saturday. These included a colossal 1942 DUKW amphibious vehicle which sold for £43,700, while a 1952…

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the revving red carpet

The Performance & Tuning Car Show 2020 is searching for the top tuned car – and the winner will have the opportunity to showcase their customised vehicle at the four-day event. With the tuning industry being transformed from a culture of street racing into an automotive art form that has captured enthusiasts’ imaginations, show organisers want to celebrate with a new feature they call the Revving Red Carpet. The new customisation competition will allow enthusiasts to submit details of their top tuned car to a panel of tuning experts, who will select their top 20 of 2020. It will then be up to the public to choose the overall winner in an online poll. As well as winning four VIP tickets to the show, with luxurious overnight hotel stay and meals,…

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can i fit a coffin in the back of that mondeo?

Used car dealers across the UK receive strange – and sometimes downright bizarre – requests. The automotive shopping site CarGurus, which was founded by TripAdvisor co-founder Langley Steinert, surveyed thousands of used car dealers in its UK network to find the strangest questions asked on the forecourt. While the survey results show a common theme of buyers asking questions around price and payment terms, CarGurus reckon the ten weirdest questions were: 1. Will a coffin fit in the back of a Ford Mondeo? 2. Can I take the car home to see if my dog likes it? 3. Can you make this left-hand drive? 4. Would you take animals or property as payment? 5. Can I check the chassis number to see if it’s lucky? 6. Can I take my 80-year-old wife for a test drive…

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new high-octane thrills are added to the nec's classic motor show

The nights are drawing in and the days are getting cooler, which can only mean one thing – the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with Discovery at Birmingham's NEC is just around the corner! If you have not visited this event in recent years, then you might be surprised by just how big it has grown. Featuring 3000 cars spanning over 120 years of motoring and displays from no fewer than 300 classic vehicle clubs, the range and variety of cars on show is immense. And that's before you get to the ones being offered for sale, either by dealers or in the auction. In recent years we have also been impressed by the variety of parts and memorabilia on offer in what is now the UK’s biggest indoor autojumble. There…

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