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Classic Cars – May 2013

Motorsport rules and regulations aren`t always well received but, occasionally, the various products developed to accommodate them filter down in a surprisingly good way to the general public, and the requirement to build a minimum number of road legal versions of a manufacturers competition cars has given us some absolutely awesome road-rockets over the years. […]

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Classic & Sports Car – May 2013

Despite March being the coldest on record in the UK since mankind was living in caves, Spring is definitely just around the corner and Classic & Sports Car takes a detailed look at eight, very different and slightly leftfield sports cars that you could purchase now for some fun this summer and on a budget […]

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Practical Classics – Spring 2013

Blimey, talk about a bumper issue. Practical Classics really has pulled out all the stops this month, with an issue so full of interesting articles and automotive information that it should come with a health warning for those of us that do most of our magazine reading in the smallest room in the house. Now we […]

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Classic Cars Magazine – April 2013

Anniversaries are (usually…) always worth celebrating and Classic Cars is partying hard in style this month with a feature on the Aston Martin DB5 as the car hits it`s fiftieth birthday in the same year this world famous manufacturer reaches its centenary. The DB5 article is an epic road test comparison of the diverse variants […]

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Classic and Sports Car Magazine – April 2013

Another excellent issue with Aston Martin`s centenary being celebrated with the addition of a high quality, pullout special supplement (Car and Picture: Classic Car Club – London). With the Italian purveyor of outrageously styled poster-fodder, Lamborghini, also celebrating a landmark fiftieth birthday this year, a blast to Scotland in a V12 Diablo makes for a great […]

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Practical Classics Magazine – April 2013

If like me you passed your driving test in the late seventies, then the cover photo on this months Practical Classics instantly transports you back to those days of late-teenage dreaming about the cars that you might just be able to afford to purchase if those spiteful insurance companies would just realise you`re far less […]

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Classic and Sports Car Magazine – March 2013

I don`t normally suffer from pangs of jealousy, but I have to admit to a certain amount of envy whenever I read what Classic and Sports Car Editor-In-Chief, Mick Walsh, has been spoilt with each issue – and this month is no exception! Mick`s drive this month is a (more than…) fabulous chain-drive Frazer Nash, […]

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Classic Cars Magazine – March 2013

An excellent issue this month; with a very well detailed and subjective article asking the question, E-Type Jaguar – original, restored or modified? I`m sure we all have our own opinions on this one, why not let ClassicCarsDriven.com know what you think? An unusual road test comparison this month features a pair of early seventies […]

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Practical Classics Magazine – March 2013

Another excellent issue of the best specialist classic car magazine aimed at the ‘Garagists’ among us (you`ve just got to love Enzo Ferrari`s unintentional compliment to the great British tradition of the men-in-sheds approach to engineering). This month`s issue details overhauling your classic`s heater mechanism (timely) and replacing cambelts, as well as the correct maintenance […]

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Practical Classics Magazine – February 2013

For the spanner wielders among us ‘Practical Classics’ lives up to its title in grand fashion in its latest issue with numerous items about DIY fixes to a vast array of problems experienced when running older cars. This months PC ‘spotlight’ article features what to look for when contemplating the purchase of a 1990`s Jaguar […]

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Classic Cars Magazine – February 2013

Much like C&SC Classic Cars Magazine have their own seventies coupé comparison but featuring cars from a little further down the pecking order, namely Capri 3.0, Rapier H120 and the original Audi Coupé. CC also definitely hits the bullseye with another ‘shoot out’ style article featuring seventies GT`s, this time selected from the list of […]

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Classic & Sports Car Magazine – February 2013

C & SC has its usual great mix of in-depth articles this month, including Ferrari`s iconic 365GTS/4 ‘Daytona’ convertible compared with its contemporary sparring partner, Maserati`s rather fabulous Ghibli SS Spyder. Other back-to-back comparisons cover early seventies executive express coupés from BMW, Jaguar, Mercedes and, Fiat – their model 130 right up there with the […]

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