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Classic & Sports Car

Classic & Sports Car August 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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the big picture

Ferruccio Lamborghini had no interest in racing, mainly because he didn’t want to split company resources. This frustrated many at Sant’Agata, but didn’t stop owners competing in the Miura, about which a new masterwork has just been published (p34). Here, chassis 3090 lines up for the 1968 Grande Prémio do Automóvel Club de Portugal at Granja do Marquês circuit, entered by businessman Paolo Colmbra for local ace Mário ‘Nicha’ Cabral. The Miura, which had glassfibre front and rear clamshells and a modified exhaust, retired from the race. Various dealers felt that racing might promote the new ‘supercar’, but soon found that it was unsuited to the track.…


There are certain cars whose effect is so mesmerising, whose impact so jaw-dropping, that they live far longer in the memory than any other. For me, that car was a Lamborghini Countach 5000 quattrovalvole. I’ve never been much of a supercar fanboy – I certainly never had the famous Athena posters on my wall – but I’ll never forget leaving my local bowling alley in the late ’80s and being confronted by what was undoubtedly the wildest car I’d ever seen. I had read about them, of course, pored over their breathtaking specification in books and car magazines in the school library, but they just weren’t the kind of cars you saw parked up on Crawley High Street. Impossibly low, outrageously red and dramatically bewinged, it drew spectators like flies to…

where to pick up the next issue of c&sc

We’re well aware that not everyone is able to get out to the shops at the moment, as the world battles to escape the clutches of the COVID-19 pandemic, so here’s how to make sure you can still get your hands on your favourite classic magazine without leaving your house. The first route we would recommend is subscribing, to ensure you get the latest copy delivered direct to your door every month. And this month we have the tempting proposition of 12 issues for just £34.20 – that’s half price! Turn to p144 to take advantage of this offer. 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 magazine (see themagazineshop.com/classic-sports-car/ for…

cars keep moving despite lockdown restrictions

The classic industry has had to take an agile approach, to borrow a tech buzzword, during the past few months. For a sector that is for most a hobby, a luxury, the potential shutting down of workforces and suppliers for an indefinite period could have critical consequences. Likewise for the enthusiasts and collectors whose livelihoods are threatened – among the first to go would be the drain in the garage. But for some of those for whom it provides a living it has been a pause for reflection, to literally and figuratively take stock. Changes that were slowly being implemented have accelerated and catastrophe has, mostly, been avoided. The internet has become a player not just for the auction houses but also the dealers. Both have been moving increasingly into the digital…

goodwood plans digital spectacular

Goodwood is working on a behind-closed-doors replacement for the cancelled 2020 Festival of Speed, Revival and Members’ Meeting events, which will feature historic racing and new cars sharing the limelight for the first time. Referenced in the announcement that confirmed the cancellation, it is expected to be based at the Motor Circuit rather than the House, and plans are believed to include starting on a Thursday in mid-October, continuing through the weekend in a four-day online extravaganza. Goodwood could not comment on what the plans for the event will be at the time of going to press, but said further details will be announced soon including how viewers will access the show. The first day is likely to showcase the latest models from major manufacturers; following that would be a collection of races…

organisers pencil in to start show season

Marks are tentatively being made on the 2020 classic car calendar, as organisers look to take advantage of the easing of lockdown restrictions. The London Concours, held in the City of London at the Royal Artillery Company, has committed to 19-20 August, with fewer tickets available and split morning and afternoon. A larger space will also be in use to conform with social-distancing guidelines. The Concours of Elegance will take place a fortnight later at Hampton Court Palace in London from 4-6 September (above), with a limited number of tickets – but the organisers state that from the inaugural event it ‘has sought to avoid feeling crowded’. Salon Privé, as confirmed last month, will go ahead from 23-26 September and feature the launch of the Manifattura Automobili Torino New Stratos. The organiser of the…