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Motoring Classics Autumn 2016

As every classic Mini fan knows, the Works cars won the Monte Carlo Rally four years in succession. But, as they are also painfully aware, the 1966 event ended in uproar after the organisers engineered a way to disqualify no less than 11 British cars; including the Minis that had filled the first three places, thereby handing victory to Citroën.

Motoring Classics Autumn 2016

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Publication Information
Cover Price: Free
Page Count: 20 pages
Subject: Aviation, Cars, Military, Motorsport, People
Format: Digital (pdf)
Frequency: Quarterly
Publisher: British Motor Heritage
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Motoring Classics Autumn 2016

As every classic Mini fan knows, the Works cars won the Monte Carlo Rally four years in succession. But, as they are also painfully aware, the 1966 event ended in uproar after the organisers engineered a way to disqualify no less than 11 British cars; including the Minis that had filled the first three places, thereby handing victory to Citroën. We recall this infamous incident while examining how Alec Issigonis’s baby came to be one of the most successful rally cars of all time.

For many years the chief photographer of Motor Magazine, Maurice Rowe had previously served a whole range of its sister publications too and therefore covered cycling, motorcycling and aviation as well as all aspects of motoring. In this issue we celebrate some of his many remarkable images from a stellar career spanning no less than 56 years.

This edition’s Classic Character in none other Charles Rolls – one half of arguably the world’s most famous marque of motorcar and a pioneer of not just motoring, but ballooning and flying as well. It is hard to credit that somebody of such extensive and lasting influence lived for a mere 32 years. This issue’s missing Moniker is Elva – another successful British brand that manufactured over 1,000 cars and carried many racers to championship victory, yet somehow remains relatively unknown even amongst the motorsport fraternity.

Our regular reader will know we showcase a British Motor Heritage (BMH) dealer in every issue and this time we’ve put Birmingham-based Leacy Classics under the spotlight. This rapidly-expanding business stocks thousands of replacement parts for a whole range of favourite British classics and could well be able to supply the very item that’s been eluding you. We also always feature BMH’s involvement in the classic racing scene, and on this occasion report on the MD’s busiest ever few months behind the wheel – enjoy his warts-and-all account of the trials and tribulations involved.

Last but not least, we use an exciting new British-built lighter-than-air craft, the Airlander 10, as an excuse to explore the extraordinary history of the airship from c.1900 to the present day.

Happy reading!

Gordon Bruce, Editor

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Contents
Dealer Spotlight: Leacy Classics

If SME’s have been endangered by BREXIT, then nobody’s told Leacy Classics, as it’s expanded from 11 staff in 2011 to 35 today and has no intention of looking back, with eyes on a turnover of £10 million by 2018.

Mini – (Almost) The Full Monte

The men from Mars might presume the English Channel was created to keep the French and British apart. However, it has never prevented us warring, and this is the 50th anniversary of one of the most notorious motorsport clashes between the two nations – the disqualification that denied the Mini its rightful four consecutive Monte Carlo Rally victories (1964-1967 inc.).

(Currently) Missing Moniker: Elva Cars

The fascinatingly successful story of Elva Cars is best known in the US where most of the c.1,070 made were sold, despite the company being founded and based in England throughout its 14-year existence.

Classic Character: The Honourable Charles Stewart Rolls (1877-1910)

Though best known as the co-founder of Rolls-Royce, C S Rolls lived the equivalent of at least three lives in his 32 action-packed years, and the fields of motoring, ballooning and aviation each have much to thank him for.

A Breath Of Fresh Air (Ships)

The rollercoaster career of the airship looked to have ended in 1940, when Göring ordered both Graf Zeppelins to be scrapped and their enormous hangars at Frankfurt airport razed to the ground. But, despite the phenomenal advances in heavier-than-air craft, the manufacturer of lighter-than-air ones is once again on the rise across the globe.

Motoring Classics in Motorsport

British Motor Heritage MD John Yea reports on a hectic few months behind the wheel.

Life Thru The Lens

Maurice Rowe had no plans to be a photographer and no formal training in the art, yet in a remarkable 56-year career his iconic images graced magazines specialising in motoring, aviation, motorcycling, cycling, and even farming, nursing and catering. How come?

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/

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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.

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