The June 2017 issue of Classic & Sports Car is in the shops now and it is brimming with all the news, sport and views from the classic car world as well as a bumper collection of stunning features for all enthusiasts.
This month's cover story is based around probably the biggest selection of outrageous Ruf Porsches ever gathered for a magazine feature. Our man Richard Heseltine is the brave soul to try and tame these tearaways that range from mild BTR with a mere 370bhp to the bonkers Rt12R, which boasts an alleged 850bhp!
Equally exhaustive is the selection of post-war Frazer Nashes assembled by Simon Talyor. From Le Mans Replica to Continental – via Mille Miglia and Sebring – they're (mostly) gorgeous to look at, go like stink and handle like demons.
If the Land Speed Record – or just tales of olde worlde gentlemanly derring-do – is your thing, don't miss Paul Fearnley's brilliant account of the competition rivalry and real-life friendship of George Eyston and John Cobb, a ding-dong battle that raised the LSR by more than 100mph in 10 years.
Slightly more sedate is the Vauxhall Velox acquired by Bournemouth garage attendant Paul Tarrant in his 20s and that he has had ever since and restored multiple times. You won't read a better yarn about a dedicated owner and remarkable car.
If you think that the rash of hatchbacks that swamped us in the 1970s – and ever since – were a revolution, then think again. Giles Chapman lists the top 10 true hatchback pioneers, dating back to 1930.
There's no such thing as "normal" Merceds-Benz 600, but, being a long-wheelbase Pullman Landaulette, the converyance ordered by Marshall Tito of Yugoslavia was rarer still. Get the lowdown as Martin Buckley sails 20ft-plus of plutocrat barge through the countryside.
It's not that we have anything against hot hatches, on the contrary, we love 'em, but we do like to make sure that the underdogs don't get overlooked. That's why Andrew Roberts pits Simca 1204 Special against the (non-hatch) Morris 1300GT.