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Classics Monthly

April 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

United Kingdom
Kelsey Publishing Group
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An impressive number of automotive related milestones are set to be celebrated this year and the annual British Mini Fair, held at Bingley Hall in late January, helped kick off the Mini’s 60th anniversary celebrations with style. A few weeks later it was Citroën’s turn to pop the corks at the start of celebrations marking a centenary of innovative design and production with an impressive display featuring 100 of the company’s most iconic vehicles at the recent edition of Rétromobile in Paris in early February.Closer to home, 105E Anglia fans are gearing up to mark 60 years since the launch of their favourite car, while a diverse line up of classics, including the MkI Capri, Triumph TR6, Austin Maxi, Aston Martin V8 and Nissan Skyline GT-R, will be…

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mgcc suv register.

The MG Car Club has shown its diversity by launching a new register to cater for SUV models, following approval at the club’s Longbridge council meeting. The MGCC SUV Register will join 15 other model-specific registers, covering everything from the very earliest MGs right up to the present day models. The new group will cater for the current ZS and GS models, plus new launches such as the forthcoming electric ZS, the new HS and the Indian-market Hector. An impressive 5300 ZSs were sold last year in the UK alone, with more and more owners signing up to be an MGCC member. ■…

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new cars added to loan project

The Classic Car Loan Project, now in its third year, has more cars than ever ready and waiting for new keepers to enjoy. The scheme offers younger drivers the chance to have a classic car to drive, free of charge, for up to 12 months.Following the NEC Classic Motor Show in November, a 1949 Alvis TA14 saloon owned by Alvis club member Jack Meredith and a 1997 Volvo 740 Estate loaned through the Volvo Enthusiasts’ Club by Sean Skeet have joined the fleet. These join a Ford Model A, 1934 Morgan Super Sports three-wheeler, 1934 Austin Seven saloon, 1936 Austin Seven Ruby saloon, 1949 Alvis TA14 saloon, another three-wheeled Morgan from 1951, 1956 Ford Anglia, 1960 Vauxhall Victor saloon, 1968 Morris Minor Traveller and a 1983 Austin Maestro. In…

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more mini 60 at silverstone

The Mini’s 60th anniversary celebrations at the Silverstone Classic event this summer are set to be even more extensive than first planned and new ticket options are now available. Kicking off on Friday, the three-day event over July 26-28 will now feature a special Mini pageant on that first day, comprising an exclusive anniversary track parade on the full Grand Prix circuit, plus a celebratory display. This adds up to a packed schedule over the weekend, which already includes the biggest-ever grid of racing Minis and two recently announced Mini-only racing events.Vast numbers of Minis on show is a theme enthusiastically encouraged by Silverstone Classic’s CEO Nick Wigley. “This is a big birthday for everybody’s favourite little car and we want to encourage all those lucky enough to own…

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brexit documents

No, not the 585-page withdrawal agreement but the equally tedious question of the new documents you might need to carry with you when driving abroad in the EU and EEA in the event of a no-deal scenario. Leaving aside the question of insurance cover when using your own car abroad, it now seems likely that additional driving permits will be required for UK licence holders driving in the EU and EEA.The Department for Transport warns that in the event of a no deal, from March 28 UK drivers will need an International Driving Permit (IDP). These are available from the Post Office and you’ll need your UK photo card driving licence, a passport photograph and the fee of £5.50.To add to the confusion, two different types of IDP are…

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upmarket italian job experience.

This year marks half a century since Michael Caine’s famous “Only supposed to blow the bloody doors off” line and for fans of the iconic film a ‘once in a lifetime’ event has been developed to celebrate. The Ultimate Italian Job Tour is an 11-day, 1400-mile epic starting on October 6 that takes in many of the film’s locations. It may sound like a glorious driving holiday but the event is open only to Jaguar E-Types and to pre-1970 Lamborghinis, Aston Martins and Minis. And you’ll also need €5495 per person for double occupancy which includes 4/5-star accommodation and meals. You’ll find more information at www.classicsontheroad.com. ■…