Action-packed new issue of C&SC roars into the shops

| 2 Oct 2012

The November issue of C&SC is not to be missed: packed with exclusives and one of the broadest ranges of bona fide classics that we can remember.

First up, Mick Walsh enjoys a drive in the wildest junkyard special of all, Max Balchowsky's thunderous Old Yeller II, a favourite at historic race meetings across the globe.

Irrepressible owner Ernie Nagamatsu is a particular favourite at Goodwood, and this month's C&SC has four pages dedicated to all the on- and off-track action at the Revival meeting, the world's showpiece classic event.

Of course, the thought of owning such a beast is well beyond most enthusiasts' dreams and, with a recent hike in prices, so is the Ferrari Dino 246GT.

That doesn't mean you can't get pretty much the same driving experience for a fraction of the price, though, as James Elliott discovers when he pitches the iconic V6 middie against its V8 stablemate, the 308GT4.

Simon Charlesworth goes in search of similar thrills from rather bigger machines when he pitches sporting saloons from BMW, Jaguar and Mercedes against each other.

Meanwhile, James Page explores the other end of the scale finding all the poise but rather less power from a trio of sub-1000ccc sporting tiddlers from Healey, Fiat and Toyota.

What more could you want? Well, Buckley in a Daimler Conquest Drophead, our Top 10 Land Speed Record Cars, a comprehensive Ford Model A Buyer's Guide, and a showdown between Saab 99 and its Turbo twin.

There is a superb Youngtimer to tempt you, too. We reckon prices are approaching rock bottom and you won't get more modern classic for your money than the Porsche Boxster, especially the S variant. Not convinced? You will be when you have read Alastair Clements' piece.

On top of all that, there is the usual heady mix of columns, letters, our workshop updates, motoring art and much more including all the news from the Windsor Castle Concours, Salon Privé, CarFest et al.

In the meantime, enjoy our traditional free wallpapers.

Click here to download this picture of Old Yeller II in action

To get this superb image of our Dino showdown, click here

If you agree that the best things come in small packages, click here

And finally... click here if adroit barge-hustling is more your cup of tea