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Classic Car Buyer

Classic Car Buyer 03/03/2021

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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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Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Kelsey Publishing Group
Frequency:
Weekly
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in this issue

1 min.
welcome

The bright red Triumph had fired up and moved about two metres before a kid barely five years old unlocked his stare to turn to his Mum and shout gleefully “look! look at that!”. Perhaps he was particularly fond of the Mk3 GT6, the clean-edged bumpers and Stag-style rear lights. Maybe he knew that this was no throw-you-off-the-road Mk1, they’d fixed the suspension with this one. It could have been that it was the fastest, with 105bhp being made through a TR5 head. Of course not. But we forget sometimes that classic cars are so much more than the specific bits that put them together. It’s too easy to reduce them down to the sum, or often the value of their parts. We might see a car up for sale at…

1 min.
bruce meyers 1926-2021

Bruce Meyers, the man at the heart of the 1960s beach buggy craze with his Meyers Manx, has sadly passed away at the age of 94 from the blood disease myelodysplasia. Drawing on his experience in fibreglass sailing boat construction, Meyers built his first beach buggy, ‘Old Red’, in his California garage before unveiling it in 1964. Old Red and his subsequent kits used a fibreglass monocoque, but this method proved expensive, so the revised Meyers Manx Mk1 featured a cut-and-shut Beetle chassis coupled with a Beetle engine. That would prove to be the blueprint for success, with around 6000 made and the floodgates opening for other firms to sell copies. An original Meyers Manx used in the Steve McQueen film, The Thomas Crown Affair, sold for nearly $500,000 at auction in…

2 min.
new scrappage scheme for midlands

Older vehicles face a renewed scrappage threat in Coventry, with a new two-year trial scheme that will see drivers paid up to £3000 to ditch their old petrol or diesel car set to begin in late spring. West Midlands mayor Andy Street revealed that “a number of candidates” were in place for the scheme, which was originally announced early last year. In a first, drivers will receive public money to surrender their vehicle in favour of credits that can be spent on public transport, bicycles, electric scooters, car clubs and taxis. It caters for vehicles that don’t meet Euro 6 standard for diesel or Euro 4 for petrol, so roughly pre-2016 and pre-2006 respectively. The scheme is not the only one in the UK, with Hampshire County Council amongst those considering a…

1 min.
fbhvc appoints fuels specialist

The Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs (FBHVC) has announced that an automotive fuels specialist will join its Legislation Team. Nigel Elliott takes up what will surely be an increasingly important role as the Federation focuses upon ensuring combustion engine-powered historic vehicles can co-exist alongside electric vehicles in future. The Federation sees the need to assess, study and understand the impact of changing fuel demands and technologies on the historic vehicle community as critical work. Nigel has enjoyed 43 years of experience in the industry, which involved working in fuel quality and development for a multinational oil company, and in 2012 he set up a fuel quality consultancy. He is an active member of the British Standards Institute PTI/2 Liquid Fuels Committee as a co-opted expert, responsible for petrol, diesel and non-road…

1 min.
museums face lengthy wait

Car museums across England are set to be waiting until at least mid-May before they can reopen their doors following UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s four-step ‘roadmap’ to lifting lockdown. Official UK government guidance states that “indoor entertainment, such as museums, cinemas and children’s play areas” can open with social distancing in place as part of Step 3 of the lockdown easing, with the earliest date for this set as May 17. That’s five weeks after the planned April 12 date for Step 2, when libraries and non-essential retail, including car showrooms, can reopen. The fourth step from June 21 will potentially see all limits on social contact removed, with the final closed sectors of the economy reopened. The wait will be hugely frustrating for museums that have worked so hard to…

3 min.
uk scraps controversial vnuk ruling

Following the UK’s departure from the European Union, the Department for Transport has confirmed that it’s taking the necessary steps to exempt the UK – and consequently UK motorsport – from the EU’s controversial Vnuk law. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said that dropping the law would save an average £50 on annual insurance premiums for British drivers and stop the insurance industry being liable for an estimated £2bn. The EU’s interpretation of a 2014 court case, brought by Slovenian Damijan Vnuk after he was knocked off his ladder by a reversing tractor in 2007, resulted in changes to its Motor Insurance Directive (MID). The Vnuk law requires a wider range of vehicles than those such as cars and motorbikes to be insured, including ones previously not requiring insurance such as golf…