Magazines Motoring Classics

Motoring Classics Autumn 2013

Show me an adult car enthusiast and I’ll show you somebody who almost certainly played with four-wheeled toys when they were young. Like all markets, that for model vehicles changes with time and we interviewed expert Julian Royse to establish which miniatures are currently making the money – his observations could well see you heading for your loft!

Motoring Classics Autumn 2013
Motoring Classics Autumn 2013

When Matchbox was awarded the Queen’s Award to Industry in 1966, they were making an astonishing 3 million toys per week.

Publication Information
Cover Price: Free
Page Count: 16 pages
Subject: Cars, Motorsport, People
Format: Digital (pdf)
Frequency: Quarterly
Publisher: British Motor Heritage
Toy Story

Download British Motor Heritage’s Autumn 2013 Motoring Classics Magazine below!

Motoring Classics Autumn 2013

Show me an adult car enthusiast and I’ll show you somebody who almost certainly played with four-wheeled toys when they were young. Like all markets, that for model vehicles changes with time and we interviewed expert Julian Royse to establish which miniatures are currently making the money – his observations could well see you heading for your loft!

We all think we know how best to clean and care for our cars, but the related technology is forever advancing, and our day at Autoglym’s Academy was certainly an eye opener. We used the BMH Mini 1275GT for that visit, and it’s not hard to fathom why the popularity of classic Minis continues to grow, along with their values. There is certainly enough demand for spares to sustain a number of respected specialists and this issue’s Dealer Profile concerns Mini Mania Germany – as you will see, they’re pretty speedy in motorsport as well as business.

As a lawyer specialising in car collector matters, Martin Emmison has plenty of toe-curling stories to tell and for this edition of Motoring Classics he recounts the process of creating and selling fakes – take heed! Equally absorbing reading is the roller-coaster history of TVR, a popular marque currently set to burst back onto the automotive stage for the nth time.

The centenary of the humble Bullnose Morris is an excuse to recall the extraordinary life of motor manufacturer and philanthropist, William Richard Morris. Finally, though it may not have crossed your mind, the demands of safely piloting a classic car have much in common with the fundamentals of advanced driving, as our fascinating visit to the Institute of Advanced Motorists confirmed.

Enjoy!

Gordon Bruce, Editor

For all the latest news, offers and great tips… Motoring Classics

Contents
Dealer Spotlight: Mini Mania Germany

Mad about motorbikes since the age of 16, Andreas Hohls – the founder and proprietor of Mini Mania Germany – had not considered buying a car until faced with a regular 115 mile commute to university in 1975. He then sought one that could be driven like a bike, and decided only a Mini fitted the bill.

Toy Story

Lovers of full size cars generally have a soft spot for model ones too, and we decided to seek the advice of expert Julian Royse on how the market for miniatures is fairing. The news held quite a few surprises.

New Products From BMH

The company’s MD John Yea reveals all.

Spotting A Scam

Martin Emmison handles collector car matters for eminent London law firm Goodman Derrick LLP. Who better to teach us how to recognise a classic fake?

Polished Process

We car enthusiasts soon develop routines for beautifying and protecting our vehicles, but there is always more to learn and we decided to seek some tips from renowned car care products manufacturer Autoglym. A morning at their Academy left both us and the BMH Mini a lot smarter than when we arrived.

(Temporarily) Missing Moniker: TVR

Not long ago, TVR was the largest remaining British-owned motor manufacturer, yet by December 2006 was in administration. Now in new hands, it is about to rise from the ashes once more. The roller-coaster story of this uniquely British and much-loved brand is like no other.

Classic Character: William Richard Morris (1877-1963)

This year is the centenary of Morris Motors and its Bullnose Oxford. What better excuse to celebrate the man who brought us that milestone motorcar and, despite shunning personal publicity, found fame all over again as a philanthropist of almost unequalled generosity.

Motoring Classics in Motorsport

British Motor Heritage MD John Yea reports from the cockpit.

Advanced Motoring

Successfully conducting a classic car amidst modern traffic requires a thought-through ‘system’, good observation and a positive mental approach – the very same fundamentals on which the concept of Advanced Driving is based. We talked to Peter Rodger, Head of Driving Standards for the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM), to learn more.

About British Motor Heritage
British Motor Heritage

British Motor Heritage Limited was established in 1975 to support owners and the marketplace by putting genuine components for classic British cars back into manufacture, using original tools wherever possible. Since 2001, when the company was acquired from BMW, it has been successfully run as an independently owned company.

British Motor Heritage is the largest organisation of its type in the world. With access to unparalleled knowledge, authentic production information and original drawings and patterns, the company manufactures previously unobtainable body parts for British classic cars.

It occupies a unique position since it assembles 32 derivatives of body shells and has built total production volume of over 7,000 for the MGB, MGR V8, MG Midget, Austin-Healey Sprite, Triumph TR6, Original Mini and Mini Clubman using original press tools and assembly jigs.

Website: https://www.bmh-ltd.com/

Tex Automotive

Tex Motor Accessories have been manufactured in England for over fifty years, and many of our products are still produced in our factory in Witney on the original tooling.

Since their first appearance on British cars in 1947, Tex products evolved over the years to keep in step with changing car designs. The current range includes wipers and mirrors that were original equipment on a huge range of Austin, Ford, Morris, MG, Triumph, Vauxhall, etc. from 1974 to 1983.

Tex are also major distributors of the Renovo car care product range (specialising in hood refurbishment) and Samco Silicone hose Kits.

Website: https://texautomotive.com/

Copyright Information

Motoring Classics is the printed and online publication of British Motor Heritage and its retail trading arm.

Motoring Classics reproduction in whole or any part of any text, photograph or illustration without written permission of the publisher is strictly prohibited.

The publisher makes every effort to ensure the magazine’s contents are correct but can accept no responsibility for any effects from errors or omissions.

Sending
User Review
0 (0 votes)

Leave a Comment