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Classic & Sports Car

Mar 01 2022
Magazine

Classic & Sports Car is the world's best-selling classic car magazine and the undisputed authority for all owners and enthusiasts. Whether your interest is Italian Exotica, British sports cars of the 1950s and 1960s or modern classics, every issue of Classic & Sports Car perfectly complements the sheer joy and nostalgia of owning a classic car.

THE BIG PICTURE

Welcome

Classic & Sports Car

HCVA SPRINGS INTO ACTION • A year since the group’s inception, incoming CEO Garry Wilson explains how this champion of the classic car industry is progressing

THE IMPORTANCE OF AUTHENTICITY

NEWS & EVENTS

SPORT

ALLARD WEALTH REDISTRIBUTED

Abingdon pairing in search of a new home

CROSLEY’S ABOUT FACE

COUPÉ WITH A FORGOTTEN PAST

Rusty Swedish pair languishes in the forest

EARLY ASTON TRIO EMERGES

Abarth rarity to be reborn

‘GRASSHOPPER’ RETURNS HOME

Look familiar?

JOHN MATTOS • Master of the airbrush style revives Art Deco in automotive illustrations

Book of the month

Model of the month

Pick of the month

Tested this month

Mick WALSH • ‘Epstein gifted his guitarist an E-type with a dash-mounted record player, starting an addiction for high-performance cars’

Simon TAYLOR • ‘Diffidently, Westbury offered the reigning world champ some advice: “Try accelerating ridiculously early in the corners”’

Martin BUCKLEY • ‘John sat patiently, a mask of calm behind his trademark thick-rimmed glasses, as I manipulated the column gearchange’

A father’s plea for the future of the classic car movement

LETTERS

Pedant of the month • Pedant of the month wins a C&SC baseball cap. Send your observations to alastair. clements@haymarket.com

Comments & clarifications

BLACK & BLUE • In an era when WRC success made a real impact on showroom sales, Subaru and Ford launched bruising rally-bred machines that would become performance icons

SUCCESS ON THE WORLD RALLY STAGE

FORD vs FERRARI RELOADED • A former Ford product designer recalls the forgotten GN34 supercar, the Blue Oval’s biggest attempt at taking on the Prancing Horse since the GT40

MULES SLIP FROM BLUE OVAL’S GRASP

ENGINEER’S CUT • The DB4 that Aston Martin Lagonda chief engineer Tadek Marek called his own is a special blend of bespoke touches

OILING THE WHEELS • Shell’s early advertising posters were works of art in their own right, and are now being celebrated in a lavish new coffee-table book

WHERE EAGLES DARE • A chain-drive eccentricity of the Italian vintage era, this Bianchi 40hp is as fine and sporting today as it was in period

RACING IN THE BLOOD • Inspired by the mechanical genius of his uncle Ilario, Dino Bandini has assembled a remarkable collection of small wonders that typify Italian racing ingenuity

THE BOURNE SUPREMACY • When the engineering gurus at BRM got their hands on the little Lotus Elan, they turned an already brilliant sports car into a sensation

LOTUS ELAN BRM

PRETTY LITTLE THINGS • With their feisty twin-cam engines and elegant style, the Fiat 1500S and Alfa Giulia Spider brought La Dolce Vita romance to the mainstream

FIAT-OSCA 1500S CABRIOLET

ALFA ROMEO GIULIA SPIDER VELOCE

The knowledge

OPEL’S FRUITS • This showcase of one of Germany’s lesser-appreciated marques is a hidden gem, with many of its 600 vehicles still in running condition

ROVER AMBITIOUS • Despite the lingering negative British Leyland association, the first-generation SD1 is now a model of forward-thinking nostalgia

ROVER 3500

ROVER 2300

ROVER 2600

ROVER V8-S

EVERYTHING BACK...


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Frequency: Monthly Pages: 212 Publisher: Haymarket Media Group Ltd Edition: Mar 01 2022

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  • Release date: February 8, 2022

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Languages

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Classic & Sports Car is the world's best-selling classic car magazine and the undisputed authority for all owners and enthusiasts. Whether your interest is Italian Exotica, British sports cars of the 1950s and 1960s or modern classics, every issue of Classic & Sports Car perfectly complements the sheer joy and nostalgia of owning a classic car.

THE BIG PICTURE

Welcome

Classic & Sports Car

HCVA SPRINGS INTO ACTION • A year since the group’s inception, incoming CEO Garry Wilson explains how this champion of the classic car industry is progressing

THE IMPORTANCE OF AUTHENTICITY

NEWS & EVENTS

SPORT

ALLARD WEALTH REDISTRIBUTED

Abingdon pairing in search of a new home

CROSLEY’S ABOUT FACE

COUPÉ WITH A FORGOTTEN PAST

Rusty Swedish pair languishes in the forest

EARLY ASTON TRIO EMERGES

Abarth rarity to be reborn

‘GRASSHOPPER’ RETURNS HOME

Look familiar?

JOHN MATTOS • Master of the airbrush style revives Art Deco in automotive illustrations

Book of the month

Model of the month

Pick of the month

Tested this month

Mick WALSH • ‘Epstein gifted his guitarist an E-type with a dash-mounted record player, starting an addiction for high-performance cars’

Simon TAYLOR • ‘Diffidently, Westbury offered the reigning world champ some advice: “Try accelerating ridiculously early in the corners”’

Martin BUCKLEY • ‘John sat patiently, a mask of calm behind his trademark thick-rimmed glasses, as I manipulated the column gearchange’

A father’s plea for the future of the classic car movement

LETTERS

Pedant of the month • Pedant of the month wins a C&SC baseball cap. Send your observations to alastair. clements@haymarket.com

Comments & clarifications

BLACK & BLUE • In an era when WRC success made a real impact on showroom sales, Subaru and Ford launched bruising rally-bred machines that would become performance icons

SUCCESS ON THE WORLD RALLY STAGE

FORD vs FERRARI RELOADED • A former Ford product designer recalls the forgotten GN34 supercar, the Blue Oval’s biggest attempt at taking on the Prancing Horse since the GT40

MULES SLIP FROM BLUE OVAL’S GRASP

ENGINEER’S CUT • The DB4 that Aston Martin Lagonda chief engineer Tadek Marek called his own is a special blend of bespoke touches

OILING THE WHEELS • Shell’s early advertising posters were works of art in their own right, and are now being celebrated in a lavish new coffee-table book

WHERE EAGLES DARE • A chain-drive eccentricity of the Italian vintage era, this Bianchi 40hp is as fine and sporting today as it was in period

RACING IN THE BLOOD • Inspired by the mechanical genius of his uncle Ilario, Dino Bandini has assembled a remarkable collection of small wonders that typify Italian racing ingenuity

THE BOURNE SUPREMACY • When the engineering gurus at BRM got their hands on the little Lotus Elan, they turned an already brilliant sports car into a sensation

LOTUS ELAN BRM

PRETTY LITTLE THINGS • With their feisty twin-cam engines and elegant style, the Fiat 1500S and Alfa Giulia Spider brought La Dolce Vita romance to the mainstream

FIAT-OSCA 1500S CABRIOLET

ALFA ROMEO GIULIA SPIDER VELOCE

The knowledge

OPEL’S FRUITS • This showcase of one of Germany’s lesser-appreciated marques is a hidden gem, with many of its 600 vehicles still in running condition

ROVER AMBITIOUS • Despite the lingering negative British Leyland association, the first-generation SD1 is now a model of forward-thinking nostalgia

ROVER 3500

ROVER 2300

ROVER 2600

ROVER V8-S

EVERYTHING BACK...


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