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 making the magic happen...
Rebel Alliance • We did it! Rebel with a Cause is go at the PC Show
THE MONTH IN 5 PICS
Starting HANDLE • James Walshe looks at classic car meets of the future
DULL BUT IMPORTANT
Resto show returns! • Your ‘Friendly Show’ hits the ground running again
WILLY CAVE, 1927-2022 • Farewell to navigator legend
PC SHOW IN 5 PICTURES • Highlights of glamour, glory and grunge
DRIVE-IT-DAY 2022 • Who’s doing what, and how to access the info
That’s my car! • Bristol Street Motors TV ad inspires a real living memory
NEWS IN BRIEF...
Charity HEROES • Craig Cheetham On why two classic car fans deserve a mention
The Italian Job • Fun-packed run raises millions for charity
THE ITALIAN JOB IN 4 PICTURES • ‘Hang on lads, I’ve got a great idea...’
PC subscriber provides ambulances for Ukraine • Classic enthusiasts rally together to help those in need
SELFLESS ACT FROM SUFFOLK
The temptation pages • All the reasons that you could need to splash the cash this month!
Where to go this weekend...
WHAT’S HAPPENING IN 1973?
25 ESSENTIAL DRIVES • 25 years ago CAR Magazine chose its greatest drives. Today, we revisit the theme with some of the original team
HEROES WE WOULD LIKE TO MEET • The CAR Magazine of 1997 retained its controversial edge, with writers choosing classics they thought were either disappointing or in some cases downright bad. Hindsight has since led those same journalists to some regret, so we’ve instead focused on the positives of our ‘hero’ cars...
LEGENDS IN THEIR OWN LIFETIME • Back in 1997, the CAR writers chose their motoring icons. We couldn’t disagree with a couple of their choices, but replacing an Italian hypercar with a Swedish estate? You bet. Welcome to 2022’s legends in their own lifetime!
CARS THAT DEFINE THEIR DIFFERENT CLASSES • The age of uniformity had really taken hold in 1997. CAR reasoned their choices in this category were bursting with exuberance and were the kind of machines that attracted us to cars in the first place. Who are we to disagree? Here are our choices…
THE CARS YOU MAY NOT DREAM OF BUT SHOULD • The choices made 25 years ago reflect the cars felt to be the biggest surprises, yet all are now admired... here are our 2022 nominees...
CARS YOU COULD LIVE WITH FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE • This category was, according to CAR in 1997, about ‘the art of compromise’. In the pursuit of usability combined with a thrill or two, the writers back then chose four Germans and a Saxo VTS. Times have changed and we’ve gone our own way in 2022. Here’s what we’d go for now...
‘We moved to Scotland and never looked back!’ • The story of Kyle and Aaron Clark’s passion for cars began long before they were born
Blaze of GLORY • Marc simply had to rescue this £300 Peugeot 306 Cabriolet after it nearly went up in flames
An inspiring read
YOUR SHOUT • Classic emails, letters, tweets, posts & threads