Classic and Sports Car blogs

James Elliott


Hotel de France: my new must-visit Le Mans-related monument

In the new issue of C&SC there is a fantastically evocative scrapbook of pictures from the back pages of the Hotel de France. I was mesmerised by...

Greg MacLeman


Discovering classics holds a certain joy rarely found

I’m not talking about pulling barn find classics from sheds and sending them straight to auction, or even spotting our best-loved British cars...

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...

Martin Port


That lingering fondness for your first car... whatever it was

In an odd way, I think we all have a secret soft spot for our first car – no matter how rubbish it seemed at the time.  Mine should have been a...

James Page


Why the pointless Prost-bashing does Senna movie no favours

Silverstone has never been the most charismatic of places, but I retain a certain affection for it following my visits to the British Grand Prix in...

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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