Classic and Sports Car blogs

Greg MacLeman


My name is Greg, and I have a problem

As readers of Classic & Sports Car, you probably have a passion for vintage racers,  '50s open top sports cars or '70s luxury saloons. Which...

Martin Port


Le Mans Classic 2014: red trousers, Chad McQueen and overpriced sausages

With another Le Mans Classic under my belt, it’s only right that once again I write about how much I love it. But this year there was just the merest...

James Page


Remembering a builder of extraordinary specials

Unless you are a member of Bristol Pegasus Motor Club, or you have a keen interest in that area’s racing history or its jazz scene, you are unlikely...

James Elliott


Paying for patina is one thing, but shelling out for rust is another

Yesterday, one of the contributors on our Facebook page (check it out here, it's fun) came up with a phrase that perfectly encapsulated what has...

Alastair Clements


Even commercials look chic when on show in the French capital

Swooping Figoni et Falaschi-bodied beauties or obscure techno-marvel Gallic classics are regular features of Rétromobile, the annual Parisian...

Russell Campbell


Campbell drives his first ‘proper classic’ – an Austin Seven

The day began as it does on any occasion that I’m released from the office, feasting on a breakfast of disorganisation before haring down the...

Mick Walsh


Getting under the skin of Goodwood while others just clink champagne flutes

One of the many perks of working on Classic & Sports Car is an invite to the Goodwood Press day every March. Most public events can only dream...

Martin Buckley


Looking for a last-minute stocking filler? Then try this

My recent reading, the Gentleman's Guide to Motoring, is a quirky book by Vic Darkwood that looks like an excellent stocking filler if you can get it...

David Evans


All aboard the gravy train - the occasional perks of a journo's job

Every so often, thanks to our privileged position as the press, we get invited on what’s known as “a good jolly”. In my (dim and distant) past life...

Graeme Hurst


The day Hurst's Mini was admired by a monarch

It’s a bit of a bonus having dual nationality (in my case native South African and naturalised British) because it’s all too easy to enjoy the best...

Tony Baker


Revealing the magic behind the best photos

It’s almost seven years since I last used a roll of film for Classic & Sports Car. In that time I’ve had to learn my way around the possibilities...

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