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Classic & Sports Car October 2018

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

BMW might have a reputation for reliability, but the mighty 3.0 CSL was far from infallible – as proven by the Nürburgring Six Hours ‘Grand Prix for Touring Cars, held on the gruelling Nordschleife on 14 July 1974. More than half of the 60-plus starters failed to reach the finish, and among them were all 11 CSLs entered – despite the early promise of Hans Stuck taking both pole and fastest lap in his works machine.Hans Heyer and Klaus Ludwig’s Ford Escort RS1600 won ahead of the Hezemans/Lauda/Glemser Capri, but the fast yet fragile BMWs live longest in the memory for the iconic shots of them yumping out of Pflanzgarten – as demonstrated here by the Swiss BMW-Alpina team pairing of Peter Arm and Cox Kocher. Images such as…

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At the moment, a day doesn’t pass without another car manufacturer issuing yet another press release about an obscure anniversary celebration. Did you know, for example, that it’s 40 years since Benz and Bosch introduced ABS in the W116 S-Class? (That particular missive, declaring it a ‘world first’, conveniently forgot that Jensen offered anti-lock brakes on the FF more than a decade earlier.) Or that Renault is marking its 120th birthday this year? And 2019 looks like being even busier, with Bentley’s centenary and 60 years of the Mini among the biggest.This month we’ve got the MGA Twin Cam at 60 (p128), and you can find them anywhere if you look hard enough – such as 55 years of the Pagoda (p164), or 65 of the Corvette (p172). But…

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breaking records at silverstone

Whale/Whale won Historic Touring Car Challenge flame-spitting Smith/Boultbee Brooks D-type retired from Woodcote Trophy Under blue skies and sprawling across the vast 760-acre site, it was easy to believe organisers’ claims that the Silverstone Classic from 20-22 July was the world’s biggest-ever motor-racing meeting.There were more than 1000 entrants in 21 races, across eight decades of motorsport. And if the 100,000 visitors could tear themselves away from the track action, they could visit the National and International paddocks, or take in the packed infield where in excess of 10,000 cars were on show, representing more than 110 car clubs.The numbers kept coming, as track parades celebrated notable anniversaries, including 32 makes of Formula Junior racers marking the series’ diamond jubilee with a record-breaking 100-plus cars; 60 years of…

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swede emotion

As part of the BTCC’s 60th birthday celebrations, one of Silverstone’s stars was 1998 champion Rickard Rydell, racing his title-winning Volvo S40 and reunited with the now-iconic 850 Estate in which he made his series debut – plus the famous dog, the mascot that poked fun at Volvo’s choice of an estate as a racing car.“It’s the same dog that we had on the roof back then,” says Rydell. “We only had it for a few races because they complained that we were making fun of it, but I think we changed the reputation of Volvo in the UK.”After coming from singleseaters to the BTCC in ’94 and being told he was racing a wagon, he admits: “I was almost regretting it! But it was a great decision to…

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from the infield

1953 JAGUAR XK120 DROPHEAD COUPÉ Barry Lovett isn’t shy about driving his Jaguar, one of the stars of the weekend’s 70th-birthday XK parade – he’s taken it to the Le Mans Classic three times, driven around the Circuit de la Sarthe twice and enjoyed Continental tours with the Jaguar Enthusiasts’ Club. “I’ve owned it for 14 years,” he says. “I bought it with a good body, but the mechanicals needed work.” He describes his XK120 as “fairly original”, adding: “It’s not too shiny, but I like it that way.” 1970 VOLKSWAGEN TYPE 14 KARMANN-GHIA “I’ve always liked a Karmann,” says owner John Everitt, who brought his stylish two-door coupé to the show with his son, “and this one still has its original engine.” He’s had his…

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JIM CLARK TROPHY FOR HISTORIC FORMULA JUNIOR (1958-1960) 1 W Mitcham U2 Mk2 2 C Drake Terrier Mk4 Series 1 Pole position A Hibberd Lola Mk2 RAC TOURIST TROPHY FOR HISTORIC CARS (PRE ’63 GT) 1 M Hunt/P Blakeney-Edwards AC Cobra 2 J Cottingham/H Stanley Jaguar E-type Pole position S Watson/M O’Connell Jaguar E-type STIRLING MOSS TROPHY FOR PRE ’61 SPORTS CARS 1 C Ward Lister ‘Knobbly’ 2 T Wood/W Nuthall Lister-Jaguar Pole position R Wills Lotus 15 DENNY HULME TROPHY FOR HISTORIC FORMULA JUNIOR (1961-1963) 1 S Wilson Lotus 20/22 2 T De Silva Brabham BT2 Pole position S Wilson Lotus 20/22 FIA MASTERS HISTORIC FORMULA ONE (RACE ONE) 1 N Padmore Williams FW07C 2 M Lyons Hesketh…