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Classic & Sports Car

Classic & Sports Car August 2019

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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the big picture

Few have owned as many cars, or had as many adventures, as Betty Haig (p160). Through her 81 years, cars and ’bikes numbered more than 100, from an Austin Seven to her beloved Porsche 356. Fastest of all was a Jaguar XKSS that she had for six months. First owned by hillclimber Phil Scragg, XKD 540 was spotted for sale in Cheltenham in 1962 and Haig couldn’t resist. ‘So beautiful, glamorous and glorious, but impractical,’ noted Haig in her diary. ‘It had a full D-type engine and needed a long straight for all its power to be used, and the rear end was a bit dicey on tight hillclimbs. It just wasn’t earning its keep, so regretfully was sold after six months.’ The XKSS was replaced by an early E-type, which…

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welcome

‘The most important Prancing Horse of all.’ This month’s cover makes a pretty bold claim, particularly for an all-but forgotten car produced to the tune of just 150 examples over the space of two years, and one that didn’t even wear its maker’s name. But it’s a claim Martin Buckley repeats from p104, and with good reason. Because the worldwide success story that is Ferrari today simply wouldn’t exist were it not for the lovely little 206GT. True, the 246GT and open GTS that followed would be the cars to establish the Dino commercially, but it was the dainty 2-litre that set the template for the Ferrari junior supercar. The 488 of today can trace its lineage right back to the Dino – in particular to the second-generation 308GT4, when a more…

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blue moon rises over prescott

A staggering collection of Molsheim’s finest machines turned out at Prescott Speed Hill Climb on 25-26 May to mark the Bugatti Owners’ Club’s 90th anniversary. The historic gathering was the star feature of Prescott’s traditional La Vie en Bleu weekend, incorporating La Vita Rossa, which drew a marvellously eclectic group to mix with the exotic Bugattis around the Cotswolds venue. At lunchtime on Sunday, all eyes were on the parade of more than 60 Bugattis, ranging from chain-drive Edwardians to the latest Chiron hypercar, as they gathered on the course for a special photo. Parked around ‘Ettore’s Loop’ on the Long Course, the wondrous set mixed coachbuilt road cars with voiturette racers and Grand Prix greats. Together with the competing Bugattis, and counting the different cars that attended each day, the…

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charles trevelyan

Determined to achieve the target 90 cars at Prescott, Club chairman Trevelyan personally wrote to all 240 UK owners. “The response was great, with many owners pledging several cars,” he says. “Our family has history with Bugatti, particularly my uncle Percy who owned seven. I always wanted one, but didn’t have much joy with the first two. It was third time lucky with my T37A, which I tracked down through the register to a Northumberland lady in ’85. We came to a deal involving a new kitchen and a racehorse! “Robin Townsend did the rebuild and the car has given great pleasure ever since. I’ve taken SY 6 abroad many times, most memorable being a trip to Provence with my son Piers. Running in convoy with five other Bugattis through the…

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paul tebbett

Starting with an Austin Seven as a student at Newcastle University, Paul Tebbett has been involved with vintage cars most of his life. “The Bugatti came about by chance,” he explains. “I was looking for an Amilcar when I spotted the Brescia for sale on the internet. It was dismantled, but all the major components were together. I did much of the work, while specialists helped with the mechanical side. Keith Hill, a talented coachbuilder friend, helped with the body and we played around with bits of cardboard until we got the lines just right. The car was back on the road in 2007, just in time for the first La Vie en Bleu. “It’s a medium-length Type 22 chassis so it’s really stable and handles beautifully thanks to its lightness and…

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norman dewis obe, 1920-2019

Former Jaguar engineer Norman Dewis OBE passed away on 8 June. The last surviving member of the brilliant team that put the marque on the map during the ’50s, he worked closely with Sir William Lyons, Bill Heynes, Malcolm Sayer and ‘Lofty’ England during a period in which the firm achieved worldwide motorsport success and developed landmark models such as the XK range, E-type and XJ6. Inevitably, it is with Jaguar that Dewis’ name will forever be associated, but his could confidently be referred to as a full life. Born in Coventry, he left school when his father died in 1934, going on to join Humber and Armstrong Siddeley before serving as a turret gunner in Bristol Blenheim light bombers during the Second World War. In January 1952, he joined Jaguar…