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.
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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.
Gordon Bruce, Editor
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