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Classics Monthly February 2020

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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United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Kelsey Publishing Group
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13 Issues

In this issue

2 min.
editorial

Our new series of archive images moves on to manufacturers from E to H this issue, having started logically enough with those from A-D last month. Hopefully you are finding it interesting, but as ever please do get in touch if you have any comments or suggestions. Personally I love trawling through these old images – they are the perfect end to an evening when the winter chill has persuaded me to hang up my tools and lock the garage early. Some of these images are straightforward affairs of a then-new car pictured against an appropriate background, or often simply a scenic one that doesn’t compete unduly with the car for viewers’ attention. These can be interesting in their own right for showing how the manufacturer was trying to portray their…

1 min.
christmas comes early!

Christmas came early for John Williams from Cheltenham when he received the keys to Lancaster Insurance’s prize-giveaway Mazda MX-5. John beat thousands of other entrants to be randomly selected as the winner, and Lancaster’s Car Club Manager, Dave Youngs, delivered the sports car to him early in December. Dave commented: 'We’ve loved having the MX-5 with us this year and celebrating the iconic model's 30th anniversary. It was a special moment handing the car over to John – his face lit up when he saw the Mazda for the first time. We hope they have some great adventures together.' In addition to the car, John also benefits from a year’s free insurance, a Meguiar’s Mirror Bright Kit, a year’s membership with the MX-5 Owners Club and track tuition from MX-5 racing driver,…

1 min.
donington discounts

Advance discounted tickets for the 2020 Donington Historic Festival are now on sale, and available until the end of January. The event, which takes place from Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd May, will see Donington Park become a living motorsport and motoring museum, with packed grids of racing cars spanning some nine decades treating spectators to hugely competitive, full-on racing. In addition, displays and parades – including dozens of car club stands – will showcase classic road cars of all kinds. The open-access paddock gives fans a chance to get up close to the racing machines of their dreams and to chat with the owners, drivers and preparers, while Donington Park’s famously spectator-friendly layout means race goers get incredible views of the track action. Advance discounted ticket prices start at £10…

1 min.
classic cars at the v&a

The Fiat 600 Multipla, a triumph of Italian style and forerunner of all MPVs, is one of 15 cars to star in a new exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Called Cars: Accelerating the Modern World, it opened on 23rd November and runs until 19th April 2020. The exhibition focuses on the impact of the car, and aims to highlight examples that have changed the world in the last 130 years in terms of design, innovation and social impact. Structured in three main sections, Going Fast opens the exhibition by exploring the role of the automobile in imagining a future world of liberated movement and as a symbol of technological progress. This is followed by Making More which, the museum explains, 'explores the car as the archetype of…

1 min.
sva news

THE SVA IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE READY FOR 2020. TWO NEW BENEFITS! FOR TRADERS Leading trader insurer, Classic Insurance Services have agreed exclusive SVA member rate trader insurance. Already used by some of the sectors leading classic & collectible car traders, SVA members receive a special rate and 2 years free SVA membership. FOR CLASSIC OWNERS The NEW ‘SVA 8 WHEEL CLASSIC’! A SINGLE policy to bring together your everyday AND your classic into ONE policy. And it’s discounted even more for SVA enthusiast members! We also don’t do large call centres, because we think you deserve someone who isn’t using a script! Q: I have a classic saloon ideal for weddings, can I make some extra income? A: Yes, the SVA has a product to allow you to hire for weddings and prom events,…

1 min.
world cup rally 1970 50th anniversary

The Historic Marathon Rally Group (HMRG) is putting together a reunion/ celebration of the iconic World Cup Rally on Sunday 19th April at the British Motor Museum in Gaydon, 50 years to the day after the competitors left Wembley Stadium on their 16,000-mile adventure through Europe and South America. There were originally 106 entrants, of which 96 started and just 23 finished. The Ford Escort of Hannu Mikkola and Gunnar Palm won this marathon, and this car will be at Gaydon for visitors to see. The organisers are hopeful that the only known surviving Citroën DS from the WCR will also be coming over from France (though this is not yet confirmed), but the event will definitely feature cars and competitors involved in the rally, films, talks and interviews, plus…