THE END OF THE ROAD

Poor subscription levels herald the closure of The Classic Motoring Review Regrettably, after just five issues of Britain’s most distinctive classic car periodical, this email marks the end of the road for The Classic Motoring Review. Subscription Renewals following...

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WELSH RARE…BITS

WELSH RARE…BITS

Flagged in our Facebook posts last week, the Vintage Sports-Car Club’s Welsh Trial took place in the rugged hill country surrounding TCMR’s hometown of Presteigne last weekend which was the wettest of the autumn, and possibly the year! The driving rain on the Saturday...

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LOTS GOING ON IN OUR LATEST

The Autumn issue of Classic Motoring Review will be through subscriber’s letterboxes later this week and it’s actually our biggest one yet – 40,000 words 14 full-length, long-form features. But ignoring the gratuitous alliteration for a moment, the Autumn issue really...

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A RISK TOO FAR

The European Commission is proposing to seriously deter classic car ownership The future of historic motor racing may well be in the balance, but for reasons that have nothing to do with the state of the market, emissions legislation or any of the other issues that...

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COMPLEX CLASSICS

Is simplicity a qualification for classic car status? My current classic car is a Citroen XM – but is it? There are of course no hard and fast rules about what qualifies as a classic, although as a rule of thumb I’ve always considered a car as being no longer in...

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POWER TO THE PEOPLE

James May’s Adventures in Politically Motivated Cars Although there are any number of shows that have come along in their wake, cars on television are most famously associated with Top Gear, about which I’m sure we all have strong views… at least about its...

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LOVELY OLD(ER) THINGS

LOVELY OLD(ER) THINGS

Buying a pre-war classic can be tricky Most of us who got into classics got into them because we had find memories of the cars we drove in out youth, or maybe a little later if we never really grew up! But as readers of The Classic Motoring Review well...

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BIDDING WARS

Why We Love Auctions (And Yet Hate Them!) The entire classic motoring world has in the last decade or so become hugely affected by the auction business. Hardly a week goes by without a specialist website, newspaper or magazine headlining the sale of this or that...

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NEW THREATS TO OLD CARS

Governments are increasingly intolerant of the classic machinery we love – time to make a stand According to research by the Adams Group, in terms of sales the classic car trade was worth about £5.5billion to the British economy but the Federation of British Historic...

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NEW vs. OLD – THE CLASSIC DEBATE CONTINUES

NEW vs. OLD – THE CLASSIC DEBATE CONTINUES

Most of us appreciate old cars more than new ones, but what about old journalism? Referring to the thought-provoking piece by the late, great Denis ‘Jenks’ Jenkinson in Classic Motoring Review No. 3, a letter published in the current issue from reader Kenneth Lang...

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