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Classics Monthly July 2019

Each issue is packed with the best down-to-earth advice, useful specialist information and news based on realistically priced classic cars, which will inspire you to buy, repair and restore your own classic cars. Please note: This digital version of the magazine does not currently include the covermount items or content you would find on printed newsstand copies

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Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Kelsey Publishing Group
Frequency:
Monthly
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13 Issues

in this issue

2 min.
editorial

The picture above of a Vitesse was sent in by Australian reader, Wayne Jones. Along with a couple of photographs, Wayne wrote: ‘I am a regular reader of your magazine, which I receive through my local newsagent here in Western Australia. I am currently restoring a 1962 Triumph Vitesse Mk1 1600 and I’m desperately in need of a complete dash, with or without the wooden fascia. I’m led to believe the Herald dash is also the same, however I’m not too sure about this.’ I had to check in my Herald/Vitesse originality bible, Mike Costigan’s Complete Guide To Triumph Herald and Vitesse, but was then able to advise Wayne that the early Vitesse dashboard is identical to the Herald 1200 dash with regards the wooden fascia, but that Heralds until August…

3 min.
record turnout for summer jaguar festival

The majestic grounds of Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire were bathed in sunshine whilst playing host to an impressive array of over 1000 Jaguar cars on Sunday 12 May. It was a record turnout for the Jaguar Enthusiasts’ Club’s Summer Jaguar Festival, and there was something for everyone – the show cars represented everything from pre-war SS models to E-Types and rare Mark V saloons, up to the very latest factory-fresh XE, F-type and all electric I-Pace models. Visitors were also presented with the largest gathering of film and TV Jaguars ever assembled, including James Bond cars, the red E-Type from Sean Connery’s 1964 thriller Woman of Straw, The Italian Job's E-Type, the Mk1 saloon from TV drama Endeavour and Arthur Daley’s beloved XJ6 from classic TV series Minder (a car that…

2 min.
scottish triumph weekend and the bo'ness revival

Following on from the success of the inaugural STW in 2018, plans are well underway for the 2019 Scottish Triumph Weekend in association with the Bo’ness Revival, with an even larger turnout of Triumphs from seven Triumph clubs expected over the weekend of the 31st August and 1st September. Once again the TR Register are official partners of the event with Bo’ness hosting the TR Register Scottish Weekend, together with the Stag Owners Club staging their Scottish National Day on the Sunday. The Bo’ness Revival is Scotland’s only combined historic hillclimb and classic car event, and Triumphs feature in both elements. In the hillclimb competition running on both days there is the TR Register-sponsored Triumph-only class, which is always a close run thing. A special feature for 2019 is the celebration…

1 min.
no sale for charity escort

If bling is more your thing than driving, then this could be the perfect car for you, though you'll need deep pockets because while this Ford Escort will never be roadworthy, it is worth a fortune. Why? Because it’s a one-off 1:25 scale model made from silver, gold and diamonds. Its creation has been a slow-burning labour of love for professional jeweller and petrolhead Russell Lord from Essex. Over the years Russell has owned 55 full-sized Ford Escorts, and he first began work on this amazing model 25 years ago, pouring thousands of hours into completing the car. The body is made of silver, and the car also features gold brakes and spoiler, 18-carat gold wheels and bonnet hinges, an 18-carat white gold front grille, 72-point diamond headlights, orange sapphire…

1 min.
bmw garmisch is recreated

BMW has taken the occasion of this year’s Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este on the shores of Lake Como at the end of May to unveil its recreation of the BMW Garmisch, a classic concept car that was designed by Marcello Gandini for Bertone and which vanished after its debut at the Geneva Motor Show in 1970. 'Marcello Gandini to me is one of the grand masters of car design and his cars have always been an important source of inspiration for my work,' says Adrian van Hooydonk, Senior Vice President of BMW Group Design, who has been intrigued by the BMW Garmisch since he first discovered a faded period picture of the car some years ago. 'Building the BMW Garmisch for a second time gave us the opportunity to pay tribute…

1 min.
general motors classic owners group

General Motors Corporation have been producing motor vehicles since September 1908. Now, after more than 110 years of business, a new group has been formed, the General Motors Classic Owners Group, whose aim is to be a coordinating body for all clubs that cater to GM products, whether Vauxhall, Opel, Bedford, Holden, Chevrolet, Daewoo, Cadillac, Buick, Isuzu or other brands that have been or still are part of General Motors. The group explained: 'There are many clubs for these marques in the United Kingdom, Europe and worldwide but there has been no coordinating body for them, hence the creation of this group. The aim of the group is to unite all clubs, act as a liaison vehicle for matters between the clubs that are associated with the General Motors Classic…