Practical Classics magazine has a 30-year tradition of delivering the very best, hands-on classic car experiences to its readers. Every staff writer and contributor works on and restores their own classics. Each issue is packed with: * Rigorous buying advice * Real-world product tests * Inspirational classic driving features * Fascinating historical insight Practical Classics is also a campaigning title, taking the concerns of classic car owners to Parliament and keeping its readers' classics where they belong - on the road. So come and join PC in the workshop - the kettle's on.
WELCOME TO THE WORKSHOP • Where the team is feeling especially unexceptional!
Camper Round the Coast is here! • Britain’s favourite beach - you tell us where we should go
OUR CAMPER IN 5 PICS
Starting HANDLE • Danny Hopkis on why heritage fleets are a very good idea
2 Litre Measuring Jug £11.50
Mazda’s 787B AT 30 • Amazing victory remembered
! DULL BUT IMPORTANT • Trade and legislation news
NEWS IN 5 PICTURES • What is going on this month…
HCVA launched • New, Bicester-centered, trade association makes a big splash
E-TYPE ANNIVERSARY MARKED • A unique gathering at Shelsley
NEWS IN BRIEF…
THE NEC JOURNEY CONTINUES • Theme revealed for the big show in November
The ultimate P4 resource? • Drivers’ Guild and its 21st century communicator!
The temptation page • Our round-up of the very latest goods in the classic market
Where to go this weekend…
MEMORY LANE • To Douglas by ferry, onwards by bus, car or bike
WHAT’S HAPPENING IN 1968?
Surrey-top SPITFIRE • Nigel Cox’s Spitfire restoration was complete, but lockdown gave him an idea...
YOUR SHOUT • Classic emails, letters, tweets, posts & threads
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YOUR CARS • The classics you love, drive and restore
SPOTTED • Older cars in everyday use
French REVOLUTION • Michael Owen’s MG Montego Turbo was abandoned by a tree in France for two decades, until he found the bon courage to bring it back...
How Michael did it
WHAT’S IT LIKE TO DRIVE
‘The movement is dependent on clubs’ • People not helping out causes concern, says Nick
‘Two big players have made my blood boil’ • John is frustrated by experiences with online giants
‘The cars in our convoy resonate with people’ • Craig makes the case for the unloved
RUST IN PEACE • Your barn finds and discoveries in the field
Wish you were here! AN UNEXCEPTI ONAL DAY OUT • To mark the Festival of the Unexceptional, Team PC takes six ‘people’s cars’ from Grimsthorpe Castle to Skeggy… via New York and Miami Beach!
FANCY A PUNT?
MARKETPLACE • Classic values & essential buying advice
The Good Auction Guide • PC’s pick of the best classic auctions
TRENDING AND ENDING? • What’s hot and what’s not in the market
PRACTICALLY CLASSIC • Emerging classic at bottom of its price curve – VW Golf MkIV
If I had the money… • Russ Smith’s pick of cars offered through ClassicCarsForSale
Twin Busch • German engineering for your workshop
WHAT I BOUGHT THIS MONTH… • DANNY HOPKINS 1995 MAZDA XEDOS V6
Volvo 200 series • James Walshe reckons this boxy Swede still makes huge sense today and explains how to buy the very best
CHAT WITH A VOLVO 240 OWNER • Don Crulckshank tells us about his enthusiasm for all-things Volvo
1990s SUPER HEROES • These cars represent the last gasp of tech-free performance motoring. The PC team chooses its 90s...