Classics Monthly December 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

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in this issue

2 min
editor’s note

The photo above was taken at the very enjoyable Standard Triumph Picnic at Walton Hall Hotel in Warwickshire recently. This is a delightfully low-key and relaxed event, and I went along in my Acclaim. Having found that there was not a dedicated area for Club Triumph, I parked up in an empty spot a little away from any of the other clubs. This was not, I hasten to add, because of any aloofness on my part, but because I know from personal experience how agitated some people get if their perfect line-up of club cars is infiltrated by an outsider. As it happens, I was instantly joined by another Acclaim owner – he had been waiting in the car park unsure of where he should go, and clearly decided that there…

2 min
classic motor show

GOT A STORY TO SHARE? EMAIL IT TO CLASSICS.ED@KELSEY.CO.UK OR POST IT TO CLASSICS MONTHLY NEWSDESK, KELSEY MEDIA, THE GRANARY, DOWNS COURT, YALDING HILL, YALDING ME18 6AL For classic motoring enthusiasts, there is nowhere else in the UK to see quite such a diverse display of classic cars, bikes and other vehicles in one place, spanning over 120 years and featuring everything from traditional British classics, vintage motors and historic racers to American muscle cars and retro hot hatches. With hundreds of clubs at the heart of the show and representing a broad range of marques and models, you can be sure to find your favourites on display. However, it is not just about the classics on display. In addition to all these amazing bikes and cars, you can shop for all…

1 min
sng barratt acquires holden

Holden Vintage and Classic has been acquired by SNG Barratt Group, the world’s largest independent manufacturer and supplier of classic Jaguar parts and accessories. The new relationship will bring more parts to more people. SNG Barratt is the exclusive distributor for Lucas Classic car parts, offering a wide range of multi-marque products which will now be available to Holden’s customers. Holden is an established general retailer that will bring a wide range of automotive apparel, parts and accessories to a larger global audience through SNG Barratt. It will be business as usual in Bromyard for the team at Holden Vintage and Classic, but with more impetus and support. Former owner Jeremy Holden will now step aside to pursue other ventures outside of the automotive industry. Meanwhile, Charlotte Holden has been appointed…

1 min
unregistered rhd tr8 sold at auction for £28k

An unregistered Triumph TR8 with just 73 miles recorded on the clock came up for sale in September, a full 41 years after leaving the production line. The pre-production 1980 Triumph TR8, one of just 14 right-hand drive examples made, was offered without reserve by Historics during their autumn sale at Ascot Racecourse. Built initially for the USA, early TR8s were only available in coupé form, the much-admired Michelotti-inspired convertible not reaching the market until October of their introductory year. A right-hand drive model then received the thumbs-up from BL management, leading to the build of a small pre-production run, of which this car is a part. However, shortly after they were completed, BL’s parlous state contributed to the cancellation of production. Presented in its original colour combination of Pendelican White over…

1 min
the restoration show returns to stoneleigh

The UK’s largest indoor autojumble returns on 7th November when The Restoration Show and Great British Autojumble opens its doors at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire. It doesn’t matter if you are about to start a restoration, looking for your next vehicle to restore or are in the final stages, you’ll find an amazing array of parts, spares and equipment to get your project underway or completed, not to mention some good honest down-to-earth advice and inspiration from the various motoring clubs that will be displaying projects on which their members are currently working, ranging from traditional classics to the more modern retro models. The show’s main draw though is the UK’s largest indoor autojumble, with even more traders and stalls set up outside in the showground. For enthusiasts looking for their…

1 min
beaulieu’s new exhibition of james bond no time to die gadgets and cars

Beaulieu has launched Bond in Motion – No Time To Die, a new exhibition featuring cars, gadgets and costumes from the latest 007 film. Beaulieu Enterprises Managing Director Russell Bowman said: 'This entirely new exhibition follows in the footsteps of our acclaimed Bond In Motion exhibition, which opened ten years ago showing 50 original vehicles from 50 years of Bond, and we know this will be just as popular.' The exhibition will be the first opportunity for the public to see the folding-wing glider from the film – the full-size model will be suspended above Bond’s iconic Silver Birch Aston Martin DB5, complete with new LED number plate and machine guns. Also on display will be the Aston Martin DBS Superleggera driven in the film by new agent Nomi, the No…