Classics Monthly August 2021

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
13 Issues

in this issue

3 min

I remember once reading somebody claim that there is no such thing as bad music, just music that you like and music that you don’t like. You can see where they were coming from. After all, I can’t bear listening to rap music for longer than a few seconds, but my kids seem to actually quite like the stuff. Even making allowances for the fact that I have much better taste than them, they are at least entitled to their own opinions. Thank goodness for headphones is all I can say. It is a similar situation regarding classic cars. After all, we all have our personal favourites, but for every car that holds relatively little interest for us, there will be another enthusiast for whom it is the stuff of dreams.…

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everyday classics and more

Beaulieu is calling for everyday cars of the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s to join its new display, Forgotten Favourites, as part of the award-winning International Autojumble which will return on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th September. Honouring the cars that used to be on every street corner, the display will bring back memories of family holidays, driving lessons, baking hot vinyl seats and beige colour schemes. So is your pre-1990 historic motor the sort of everyday car that is now rarely seen on the roads? Perhaps it’s just like the one you learned to drive in, or reminds you of the car your parents drove back in the day? Then apply to be considered for the display by visiting beaulieu. forgotten-favourites. Places are limited and show entry is free for…

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the journey continues...

Each year, organisers of the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with Discovery challenge the exhibiting clubs and traders to create displays around a suggested theme that they can interpret in their own way. The show also creates feature displays and entertaining stage segments in keeping with the theme. The theme of this year’s show – which will be taking place at Birmingham's NEC from 12th-14th November – has been revealed as ‘The Journey Continues...’ Show Director Lee Masters said: 'We wanted the 2021 show theme to reflect where we all are right now – and that’s continuing our journey. Our lives and hobbies were somewhat put on hold due to COVID, but now, as the government road map unfolds, we can get back on the road in every sense. 'So the journey…

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old mg and news triumph rivalries are buried

A new venture for 2021 is the Inter-Club Triumph and MG Weekend, the UK’s largest outdoor Triumph and MG Show, organised jointly by the TR Register, the TSSC and the MG Car Club. It's all taking place at the Three Counties Showground in Malvern on 13th-15th August, and will be a celebration of all things Triumph and MG that also commemorates 90 years since the launch of the Triumph Super 9, 60 years of the Triumph TR4, Herald 1200 and MG Midget, 40 years of the Triumph Acclaim (the last vehicle to wear the Triumph badge), and also a very special anniversary for the MG Zeds, launched 20 years ago in 2001. There will be lots for everyone to do, both car fans and the rest of the family alike. Highlights…

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e-type 60th celebrated in style

The 60th anniversary of the Jaguar E-type was celebrated in fine style in June as around 400 of them gathered at the historic and spectacular Shelsley Walsh for E-type 60. On the Friday preceding the event, E-type Club co-founder Philip Porter, Chairman of Worcester Civic Society Phil Douce and Motor Sport magazine editor Joe Dunn unveiled a blue plaque in commemoration of the great Stirling Moss first competing at Shelsley Walsh in 1948. Apart from a glut of competition Es including celebrated Lightweights, Low-Drags, the E2A Le Mans prototype and the first two E-types ever raced, the event also played host to an incredible reunion of the 1961 Geneva Motor Show trio (pictured below) – the first time these three cars have been seen together for 60 years! The first in…

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tr drivers club's bullet relay run

This October marks 40 years since the last Triumph sports car was built, and the TR Drivers Club is marking this anniversary with a relay run across the whole of Britain that will involve all the area groups within the club. They felt that something a little different would be required to act as the baton to be passed between the regions, and so they approached former Triumph stylist John Ashford and asked him to create something unique, special – and also possibly a little historic. The result is this styling sketch for a new Triumph sports car for the modern era that BMW, the present owners of the marque, would be welcome to use for inspiration or production! All previous efforts for a new Triumph style have been completely…