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Classic Car Buyer 03/02/2021

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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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Language:
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Kelsey Publishing Group
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in this issue

2 min.
welcome

As a massive fan of The Italian Job, I was saddened to learn that the man behind the incredible Turin chase sequence I’ve watched countless times, Rémy Julienne, had sadly passed away aged 90. Even before I received a VHS tape of the 1969 Michael Caine caper for my eighth birthday, I knew it all scene-by-scene, and without it, I might have ended up doing something completely different with my life. What I didn’t realise as a youth was just how many other productions Rémy had worked on. There were around 1400 in all, including six James Bond films – who can forget the carjacked Renault 11 taxi being shorn of its panels while being thrashed through Paris in A View to a Kill, for example? Or perhaps the impressive sequence…

1 min.
the big image

Caught on the hoof just before lickdown, sorry lockdown, our video man and editorial assistant Joe enjoyed some foaling about in the New Forest at the wheel of our Mk3 Toyota MR2. Joe has put plenty of effort into sprucing up the paintwork since being saddled with the car and it’s certainly looking rather tasty, proving to be the mane act amongst this group of bystanders. It’s a beautiful spot too, but with a 40mph limit, you do need to keep a rein on all that horsepower… (OK, that’s quite enough horseplay for one week, you’re having a mare here – ed).…

1 min.
bloodhound up for sale

The troubled Bloodhound land speed record project has been put up for sale for the second time, with owner Ian Warhurst citing pandemic-induced funding difficulties as the reason. Warhurst rescued the project from administration in December 2018, with plans for the jet-fuelled car to achieve its 1000mph goal. The car hit 600mph during trials in the Kalahari Desert in 2019, but the pandemic has slowed progress. To break the all-time record speed of 763mph achieved by Thrust SSC in 1997 it needs a bespoke monopropellant rocket booster, expected to cost more than £8m. A purchaser would take control of Grafton LSR Ltd, the holding company that owns the Bloodhound LSR project. But even if no buyer is found, the car itself will never be broken up. “I won’t let that happen,” Warhurst…

1 min.
club to celebrate cavalier milestone

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Cavalier Mk2, which was launched on September 23, 1981. The car was launched in 15 different versions, with two and four-door saloons and a five-door hatch later joined by an estate and convertible. To celebrate this milestone, the Cavalier and Chevette Club have several events planned for later in the year. Covid restrictions permitting, these will kick off at the Practical Classics Classic Car and Restoration Show at the NEC in June and will continue at the VBOA National Rally, Silverstone Classic and the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show in November. The club also has something special planned for September 23 to mark the exact date of the Mk2 launch, though this still in the planning stages. Chairman Kevin Bricknall said: “The Cavalier Mk2…

2 min.
elise production to end

The iconic Lotus Elise, which was first delivered to customers 25 years ago, is ceasing production in 2021. The news comes as Lotus gears up to produce its new Type 131 series, with the existing Exige and Evora models also to be retired. Production of the Type 131 will commence this year at the firm’s Hethel base in Norfolk, and in one form or another will eventually succeed all three of the outgoing models, presumably based on shared architecture. It’s not yet fully clear if these will be direct replacements or distinct new models. They will sit below the Evija electric hypercar, with an SUV also in the works. Lotus has invested £100 million to upgrade Hethel as part of its Vision80 strategy and is planning to recruit 250 new employees to…

2 min.
rémy julienne: 1930-2021

Rémy Julienne, the precision stunt driver behind The Italian Job chase sequence and six James Bond films, sadly passed away on January 21 at the age of 90. The Frenchman was hospitalised two weeks ago in the town of Montargis after testing positive for Coronavirus, and was taken into intensive care. Born on 17 April 1930 in the nearby French village of Cepoy, Julienne became one of the most prolific stunt drivers in Europe and, over a 40-year career, participated in more than 1400 productions. His spectacular stunts were calculated to eliminate as much risk as possible, with French director, Claude Lelouch, describing him as “a reasonable madman.” Julienne became the French motocross champion in 1957, before beginning his movie career doubling for Jean Marais in the 1964 film Fantômas. He worked…