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Motoring Classics Spring 2012

1962 – it was the year of the Beatles first single, ‘Love Me Do’, and the inaugural Bond film, Dr No. It was also a vintage year for UK car launches, and among the many now coveted classics that broke cover during those hectic 12 months were the AC Cobra, Lotus Elan, Ford Cortina, BMC 1100, Jensen CV8, MGB and Triumph Spitfire.

Motoring Classics Spring 2012
Motoring Classics Spring 2012

Our hobby now contributes £4.3 billion to the UK economy,

Publication Information
Cover Price: Free
Page Count: 16 pages
Subject: Cars, Motorsport
Format: Digital
Frequency: Quarterly
Publisher: British Motor Heritage

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Motoring Classics Spring 2012

1962 – it was the year of the Beatles first single, ‘Love Me Do’, and the inaugural Bond film, Dr No. It was also a vintage year for UK car launches, and among the many now coveted classics that broke cover during those hectic 12 months were the AC Cobra, Lotus Elan, Ford Cortina, BMC 1100, Jensen CV8, MGB and Triumph Spitfire. We’d love to have paid tribute to them all, but sadly we only had space to celebrate two on this occasion – the ubiquitous MGB and the Triumph Spitfire.

This issue’s Classic Character was neither a designer nor industry mogul, but a much adored eccentric who brought motorsport to life for thousands of fans via his monthly race reports and assisted Sir Stirling Moss to arguably his greatest victory. We are, of course, talking about the one and only Denis Jenkinson. The Missing Moniker is WSM – the tiny company that ceased manufacture of its pretty, special-bodied Austin Healey Sprites in 1965, but sprang back to life in 2009.

British Motor Heritage’s MD, John Yea, talks us through the coming season’s Motoring Classics-sponsored Thoroughbred Sportscar racing series, and outlines the many exciting motorsport events planned for racing MGBs during 2012. He also details how classic braking systems can be suitably updated for modern motoring.

Last but not least, we bring you details of some new British Motor Heritage products and review the fascinating findings of the FBHVC’s latest survey on the UK’s £4.3 billion historic vehicle movement.

Enjoy!

Gordon Bruce, Editor

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Contents
The Spitfire: A Leyland Triumph

Like the MGB, the Spitfire is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.

Who Put The B In Britain?

Well MG of course, and the 50th birthday of this immensely popular sports car is now being celebrated the world over – not least in North America, to where around 80% of the production was exported. Though technically unremarkable, the B was good enough at everything to win the hearts of all manner of motorists and etch its name into a veritable library of record books.

New Products From BMH

Welcome Home – The last MGB Roadster makes a dramatic return to Abingdon. From MGB shells to MGF sills … and new galvanised fuel tanks for most MGBs, Minis, Midgets and Spitfires.

Missing Moniker: WSM

There’s a bit of journalistic licence in choosing WSM as the second manufacturer in our Missing Moniker series – although the last of the original cars was built in 1965, the marque made an unexpected, phoenix-like re-emergence 44 years later and is therefore missing no longer.

Classic Character: Denis Jenkinson (1920-1996)

It has been said that achievers achieve and the rest of us either tell them what to do (teachers) or report on their results (journalists). But there will always be exceptions – multitalented characters for whom one classification is insufficient. Denis Sargent Jenkinson was just such a mortal.

Classic Motorsport 2012

British Motor Heritage MD John Yea previews the Motoring Classics-sponsored MGCC Thoroughbred Sportscar Championship and his own season on track.

Fresh Facts From The Federation

Our hobby now contributes £4.3 billion to the UK economy.

Braking News

Braking News! From Motoring Classics by British Motor Heritage MD, John Yea.

About British Motor Heritage

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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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