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Classic Car Buyer is Britain’s leading weekly newspaper for classic car enthusiasts. On-sale every Wednesday, it is packed with the biggest and most comprehensive news section plus auction reports and events - anything related to the classic car scene, you can read about here first. In addition, you’ll also find in-depth features covering all aspects of owning a classic car – buying, maintaining, driving and – crucially - enjoying. There are comprehensive buying guides, informative road tests, a nostalgic pull-out spread depicting a scene from the halcyon days of motoring, staff car sagas, guest columnists, market reviews, a detailed club directory and a regularly updated price guide. The publication is also packed with hundreds of cars and parts for sale in its Free Ads section, making it THE place to buy or sell your classic. There is a dedicated classifieds spread on classic commercial vehicles and machinery. Classic Car Buyer provides the best insight into bread and butter classics – every week! Edited by John-Joe Vollans, it is backed by a hugely knowledgeable team who have had years of experience running their own classics. That combined with an unending enthusiasm.

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United Kingdom
Kelsey Publishing Group
R 54,60
R 1 364,99
51 Issues

in this issue

2 min.

I’m generally very much in favour of using technology to make life easier but sometimes you have to admit that for every bit of convenience you gain, you forfeit some degree of control. No, I don’t want to ditch my iPhone and go back to entering MS-DOS command line prompts into a green screen terminal but this week I came up against an issue which made me realise just how lazy modern technology can make you – or at least, modern automotive technology. Like many CCB readers, I grew up appreciating the importance of regularly checking oil levels and tyre pressures – perhaps not as frequently as the public information posters might tell you to, but at least often enough to know when there’s a problem. Ever since run flat tyres became…

1 min.
the big image

Followers of our Classics World YouTube channel will remember our Features Editor Jeff acquiring this Honda Civic CRX Del Sol back in January. Covid restrictions haven’t made it easy but the car has slowly been improved, most recently with the addition of the original rear spoiler which balances up its appearance nicely. And just as it’s time to swap the Honda for something entirely different, Jeff admits he’s finally understood how to get the best from a VTEC Honda. In a nutshell: drive it like you stole it. See more at www.youtube.com/ClassicsWorldUK.…

1 min.
yorkshire event to celebrate historic motorsport

A new historic motorsport event is to take place in Yorkshire later this month, featuring three days of action to celebrate the 100th anniversary of hillclimbing in the Holmfirth area. The Yorkshire Motorsport Festival (YMSF) was originally due to take place in 2020, but will now take place on June 25-27, having been given the green light by Motorsport UK and Kirklees Council, plus the ‘We’re Good To Go’ Covid-19 industry standard by Visit Britain. It will feature mainly pre-1986 cars, with over 80 classics and high-profile drivers competing each day to set the fastest time on the Wolfstones Hillclimb – the first-ever Motorsport UK licensed hillclimb in the county to have road closures put in place. In addition, there will be a variety of vehicle displays ranging from vintage machinery to…

1 min.
sir stirling to be honoured at shelsley

A blue plaque to commemorate Britain’s greatest racing driver, Sir Stirling Moss OBE, is to be unveiled this Friday (June 11) at Shelsley Walsh Hillclimb in Worcestershire. When Sir Stirling passed away on Easter Sunday 2020 amidst the global pandemic, plans to celebrate his remarkable life were put on hold. Now though, it will be marked at one of his favourite motorsport venues, with a blue plaque created by Worcester Civic Society to commemorate the achievements of eminent people who have had an association with the city and county. Stirling enjoyed class wins and fastest times at the venue while starting out in motorsport in the late 1940s, and was also a regular in his later years. The celebration will include an appearance for Stirling’s old Jaguar XK120, the car he drove…

2 min.
weekender unites diverse classics

Until very recently, the idea of congregating at Goodwood for a large-scale automotive event seemed like pie-in-the-sky. And yet, over the sunny weekend of May 29-30, the stars aligned to bring a car show back to the iconic West Sussex circuit. The event in question was the Retro Rides Weekender. For the uninitiated, Retro Rides is a forum that’s catered for a particular type of enthusiast for a couple of decades – those with an interest in modified classics (and frequently these days, modern classics). The scope is broad; if it’s cool, it’s cool. The forum’s flagship event, the Gathering, has been running for many years, and in 2018 it launched a sister show, the Weekender, down at Goodwood. Naturally nothing happened in 2020, but the tiny silver lining to the massive…

4 min.
new era for skills shortage

The classic car community has long been concerned about a lack of suitably skilled mechanics and restorers entering the sector. Caring for a classic often requires knowledge passed on from previous generations, especially for historic vehicles that don’t see an MOT tester every year, and the worry is that there’s a growing skills gap between retirees leaving the classic car industry and younger folk able to continue their legacy. Thankfully though, the hard work put in over recent years to redress the situation is now bearing fruit. While the number of historic vehicles, owners and total annual spend in the UK have all increased rapidly over the last five years according to figures from the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs (FBHVC), the average age of an owner has risen from…