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Classic & Sports Car

November 2020

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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United Kingdom
Lingua:
English
Editore:
Haymarket Media Group Ltd
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Monthly
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1 minuti
the big picture

It’s hard to believe that the decaying hulk in this atmospheric 1995 shot by young enthusiast Peter McMullon could carry off an award at the prestigious Concours of Elegance (see p12), but it’s a testament to the quality of the restoration of JUE 477, the first production Land-Rover, by Julian Shoolheifer and his team. Chassis 860001 sat on the Allenheads farm of former owner David Fairless for 28 years, before being moved into a collapsing barn for a further 19 years, awaiting its discovery and subsequent revival.…

1 minuti
welcome

Can it really be 30 years since Sir John Harvey Jones’ now legendary visit to the Morgan Motor Company in Malvern? Filming his Troubleshooter documentary, Sir John was faintly bemused by a firm that flew in the face of every business principle in his extensive armoury, yet in spite of that the management at Morgan was able to continue doing things the way it had always done, and in many ways it still does. Change has come, however, and it’s almost as if Morgan has decided to embrace the new millennium, some 20 years after everyone else – but then it was always a firm that preferred to keep to its own clock. The eponymous founding family has now become detached – though HFS’ grandson Charles retains a shareholding – but…

1 minuti
where to pick up the next issue of c&sc

Not everyone is able to get out to the shops at the moment, as the world battles to get back to some kind of normality in the grip of the COVID-19 pandemic, so here’s how to make sure you can still get your hands on your favourite classic car magazine without leaving your house. The first route we’d recommend is subscribing, to ensure you get the latest copy delivered direct to your door. And this month we have a tempting half-price offer, at just £68.40 for 24 issues. Turn to p42 for details, or check out our early bird Christmas deals on p148. You can also buy single copies and back issues via themagazineshop.com/back-issues/classic-sports-car/ or at magsdirect.co.uk/classic-sportscar/ Finally, if you fancy going digital there are several options, either separately or bundled with the…

4 minuti
porsche 917 is still a winner after 50 years

For a few days inside King Henry VIII’s back garden at Hampton Court Palace in London, the world regained a semblance of normality with the Concours of Elegance from 4-6 September. Fewer tickets meant the throngs were reduced, yet the sensational cars on show couldn’t help but draw crowds. It is, after all, not often the 1970 Le Mans winner is in town, the actual 917K that broke Porsche’s duck in the grand race with Richard Attwood and Hans Herrmann at the helm (Sport, July). The colours are familiar to all, so often is the 917 painted in the Team Salzburg livery wheeled out of Porsche’s museum whenever required. But to see the very car that crossed the soaking-wet line 50 years ago is such a rare occurrence that it was…

1 minuti
bubble car beats big boys

This year proved the toughest yet for the judges trying to choose an overall winner of the Club Trophy on behalf of the Royal Automobile Club, awarded once again in association with C&SC. Class champions included Georg Ellbogen’s 1936 ex-Woolf Barnato 4 1/4-litre Bentley Disappearing Top by Mulliner (Pre-1960), Dave Watson’s 1962 Messerschmitt KR200 (1960s) and Amit Bhola’s 2015 Ferrari 458 Speciale (Post-1960), but after lengthy debate the ‘dome top’ KR200 was chosen to receive the prestigious silverware. A cheer went up from the Hampton Court crowds as Watson drove up to the dais in a haze of blue smoke to receive the impressive trophy from Club president HRH Prince Michael of Kent. “The whole day just blew me away,” says Watson, “it was totally unexpected. As a first-time participant I…

3 minuti
barn-find blooms at the palace

Perhaps the most incongruous class-winner at Hampton Court this year was the car that carried off the award for the 1940s, JUE 477, the very first production Land-Rover. Making its public debut following a meticulous patina restoration, the unveiling of ‘Juey’ was timed to coincide with both the UK premier of the Ineos Grenadier – the brainchild of the car’s owner, Sir Jim Ratcliffe – and a new Porter Press book on this important 1948 Series One by former C&SC man Martin Port (read our review next month). After being off the road for 47 years, the historic machine was extracted from a tumbledown barn in Northumberland by Julian Shoolheifer, who was approached by the family of its late owner to find a suitable buyer to secure its future. That buyer…