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Classics Monthly

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

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2 min.
editor

This issue marks something of a milestone for Classics Monthly, being the 300th edition to be published. That’s nearly 25 years worth, and it is incredible to think about how much has changed in the world of classic cars over that quarter of a century. Perhaps the most obvious of these changes has been the way values of traditional classics have risen across the board, although some models have crept up slowly while others have simply rocketed skywards. That has conspired with the influx of new and younger enthusiasts to bring more modern cars into the classic fold – saloons from the 1980s and 1990s and sports cars into the 2000s, for example. There have also been any number of subtle shifts in tastes and fashions so that cars which 25…

3 min.
catch ’em young

For the first time, teens can now drive classic cars with ADI instructors thanks to the UK’s largest pre-17 driving school, Young Driver. The school, which usually offers lessons in brand new Vauxhall Corsa SE Premiums, has added three British classics to its fleet so that youngsters aged from 10 to 17 will be able to sample the driving dynamics of a Vauxhall VX490, a Morris Minor or an Austin 7. Adults keen to reminisce are also welcome! Working with the British Motor Museum in Gaydon, Young Driver will be running events at the museum once or twice a month, with more venues planned. To date they have delivered over 800,000 lessons, and now will be offering 15-minute driving experiences in the three classic cars, accompanied by fully qualified instructors. Young Driver…

1 min.
new: bargain cars

Among Kelsey Publishing's wide portfolio of magazines, Car Mechanics had been around since April 1958. Packed with essential advice on maintaining and repairing popular makes and models, it has always been an invaluable motoring resource that appeals to both the DIY car enthusiast at home and the more experienced motor trade professional. Covering vehicles from three years old to 30 years old as well as looking at the whole motoring spectrum, it complements Classics Monthly nicely as despite some overlap, our focus is mostly on cars through to the end of the 1980s. And now there is to be a new sister title, Car Mechanics Bargain Cars, whose aim is to outline the very best in motoring from the 1990s, 2000s and today with essential buying advice and inspiration. Covering…

2 min.
moke is to go back on sale!

MOKE International Limited has announced the return of the iconic Moke, with 56 limited edition cars being made available to signify the number of years since the Mini Moke first appeared in Britain in 1964. Order books are also open for Mokes in standard configuration, confirming the permanent return of the brand. The original Moke was designed in the 1960s by Sir Alec Issigonis, the architect of the Austin Mini. It was first specified as a military vehicle engineered to be robust enough for deployment behind enemy lines by aeroplane. The original shared many components with the Mini, including suspension and chassis. However, it found its niche as a symbol of the 1960s, becoming fashionable amongst inhabitants of the most exclusive coastal resorts in Europe, the Caribbean, US and Asia. To…

2 min.
nec show postponed

Just after the last issue of Classics went to print, it was announced that the Classic Motor Show 2020 would not be taking place after all. Show director Lee Masters wrote: 'It is with great sadness that we have decided there is no alternative but to postpone the 2020 edition of the show, despite pulling out all the stops to try and make the annual season finale happen. Having been given the green light by government for organised events to resume from 1st October, we were so excited at the prospect of bringing the community back together, with all our COVID-secure measures in place to create a safe and controlled environment for all involved. 'Although the latest government update hasn’t changed this possibility, it is currently under review and has created…

1 min.
the restoration show gets a new venue for 2020

This year, the Restoration Show and Spares Market is being held at The East of England Showground, Peterborough on November 29th. The show's main draw is always the autojumble, and this move will allow even more traders and stalls to set up outside at an event that will take place with social distancing considered a priority. The show also provides what might possibly be the last opportunity to take a ride out in your beloved classic. Classic car and motorcycle parking is available on a first come first served basis (limited space available). All those drivers arriving in a classic will only be charged £5 for entry into the event. Classic car parking will be outdoors, but much closer to the entrance of the event. All passengers will need to purchase…