The CLASSIC MOTORING REVIEW is an exceptional periodical for those who love real cars, and love to read about them, the people who made, drove and campaigned them.
Four times a year The CLASSIC MOTORING REVIEW publishes informative, inspiring and entertaining articles unencumbered by the constraints of modern media that pander to short attention spans and advertisers’ needs. So as well as keeping alive motoring’s halcyon days, TCMR upholds the traditions of great journalism thanks to some of the finest writers both past and present, such as Douglas Blain, Richard Bremner Steve Cropley, Colin Goodwin, Gavin Green, Richard Hough, Owen Llewellyn, L.J.K. Setright, John Simister, Mark Williams, Peter Wright and many others.
Stories of epic journeys aboard impressive and not-so-impressive machinery, profiles of larger-than-life characters – be they designers, racing drivers, adventurers or eccentrics – and of course critical appraisals of the cars that they drove are all vital elements of a beguiling mix. And TCMR also features informed commentary on all matters motoring from its insightful and often wryly humorous perspective, and uniquely in its field, the entire contents will be illustrated with specially commissioned artworks.
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ISSUE NO 5 – AUTUMN 2018
Published in early October, it includes a blistering attack on political meddling in motoring affairs written by the legendary L.J.K. Setright in 1985 – but still true today?, Colin Goodwin’s wryly instructive experience in a fearsome jet-car, Ring of Bright Water author Gavin Maxwell’s racing obsessions , Lamborghini’s Diablo crash-tested by a young journalist – but not in a good way, the surprising history of steam cars, a pre-production Range Rover driven deep into the Moroccan desert, running a mid-engined Maserati as a daily driver, Mel Nichol’s re-acquaintance with a very special MGA and fond but not uncritical memories of Triumph Stags, DAF 44s, Alfasuds, Citroen GS’s and as ever, so much more. PLUS A SPECIAL CHRISTMAS GIFT OFFER
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ISSUE NO 4 – SUMMER 2018
Published in early July, it includes a first-hand account of the notorious 1975 Spanish Grand Prix drivers’ strike and its tragic ending, Gavin Green’s love-letter to Citroen’s ground-breaking Traction Avant, Douglas Blain’s wittily incisive run-off between Pontiac and Ferrari GTOs, an epic journey across the Andes in an Austin Chummy, Colin Goodwin’s droll account of American Muscle Cars in late-1970s Woking, a thought-provoking reflection on industry legends Colin Chapman and Edward Turner, eminent old rogue George Bishop‘s fond memories of five decades of French motoring, eating and drinking, Rod Ker on Reliant’s underrated Scimitar, a trans-European odyssey in an ancient Lagonda and so much more…
ISSUE NO 3 – SPRING 2018
Published in early April, contents includes legendary gentleman racer and journalist, Denis Jenkinson’s remarkably prophetic 1964 essay on the future of motoring and car design, John Simister’s meetings with three of Italy’s design legends, a fascinating account of Donald Campbell’s first foray into land-speed record breaking, Douglas Blain reporting on the 1972 Targa Florio, Mathew Vale’s controversial critique of BMC’s longstroke engines, Richard Bremner on the car industry’s obsession with ‘retromobiles’, Richard Williams recalling eccentric jazzman and racing driver Buddy Featherstonhough, Colin Goodwin’s wry memories of working on a Ferrari production line, Mark Williams writing about Road Movies, Neil Lyndon waxing lyrical on Volvo’s P1800 and so much more.
ISSUE NO 2 – WINTER 2018
Published early January, the contents include an account of driving a Daimler 30-40 from London to Spain – in 1906!, the fascinating if chequered history of glassfibre cars, Nuvolari’s most extraordinary grand prix races, one woman’s 35 year love affair with her Morris Traveler, Douglas Blain’s affectionate obituary for the Lamborghini Miura, John Simister in praise of the much-underrated Hillman Imp, the legendary engineer-racer Bill Milliken and his assault on Pikes Peak in a Bugatti, Steve Cropley on the last gasp of Citroen’s 2CV and three owners love affair with la petite escargot, Richard Bremner on the Argyll – a lesser known Scottish supercar, Colin Goodwin’s attempt to cross the Channel in an aquatic Ford Fiesta and so much more…
ISSUE NO 1 – AUTUMN 2017
Published early October, contents include a rare, highly revealing interview with the late and usually taciturn Enzo Ferrari, Richard Williams’ account of re-tracing the tyre-tracks of the epic 1956 Mille Miglia, Joe Moran’s story of how Britain got its roads, Steve Cropley’s account of delivering the first Lamborghini Jalpa from Modena to Britain in 1983, Douglas Blain’s memories of the late, great automotive designer Tom Tjaarda, Miranda Seymour on Hélène Delangle, the ‘Bugatti Queen’, L.J.K. Setright ruminating on the industry’s scapegoats and idols, Gavin Green’s account of crossing Australia in a Mini, Peter Wright’s fascinating memories of working at BRM and Lotus, Richard Hough recalling Fangio’s greatest drive of his life at the Nürburgring and much, much more…
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