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Motoring Classics Spring 2014

Thanks to the foresight and motivation of Mark Wilsmore, the infamous Ace Cafe was resurrected and turned into a mecca for all enthusiasts of two, three and four wheels. Through our cover story we recount a few snippets of its extraordinary history. If you’ve yet to visit, check out the website – there are events for all automotive tastes.

Motoring Classics Spring 2014
Motoring Classics Spring 2014

MG sports cars are a pillar of the classic scene and demand for specialist support is high.

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

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Motoring Classics Spring 2014

Thanks to the foresight and motivation of Mark Wilsmore, the infamous Ace Cafe was resurrected and turned into a mecca for all enthusiasts of two, three and four wheels. Through our cover story we recount a few snippets of its extraordinary history. If you’ve yet to visit, check out the website – there are events for all automotive tastes.

MG sports cars are a pillar of the classic scene and demand for specialist support is high. BMH dealer Steve McKie ably fills that role throughout Derbyshire and beyond – you can read about his eponymous company on the opposite page. The history of the Land Speed Record is as fascinating as any. Team Bloodhound’s aim to raise the bar to 1000mph is supported by a superb education programme that’s intended to inspire kids about science, technology, engineering and maths and, as you’ll read, is a project we can all get involved in.

Anybody who’s had their car’s interior trim renovated by an expert will know why it’s not a job for the weekend enthusiast, and our related feature explaining the somewhat magical process confirms the point. Singer is this edition’s Missing Moniker, and the decline and fall of what was once Britain’s third largest car manufacturer makes absorbing reading; as does the life of Leonard Lord, the motivator behind the merging of Austin and Morris to create BMC. Brooklands was effectively the birthplace of Britain’s motorsport and aviation industries. Hopefully our potted history will encourage you to visit the venue’s fascinating museum in 2014.

Talking of visiting – if you’re attending Race Retro, please do come and say hello –   you’ll find BMH in Hall 2.

Gordon Bruce, Editor

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Contents
Dealer Spotlight: Steve McKie Sportscars

An East Coast lad, Steve McKie was brought up in Bridlington but moved to Sheffield to study engineering, and it was while teaching the subject that he founded his eponymous company in 1977.

The Ace Of All Clubs

Truckers, rockers, hot rodders et al – the infamous Ace Cafe has hosted just about every type of road user in its time. Now, with related operations in China, Finland, Germany, Japan and the USA, this iconic brand apparently knows no bounds.

New BMH Product

BMH will be on the Grid At Race Retro – The company’s MD John Yea reveals all.

Classic Motorsport 2014

Motoring Classics in Motorsport – British Motor Heritage MD John Yea looks ahead to the coming season.

From 0 – 1,000mph In 118 Years

There’s surely no more poignant example of man’s obsession with speed than the Land Speed Record (LSR). After years of British dominance in the ‘30s, the Americans made it their own. Then along came Richard Noble…

Missing Moniker: Singer

The rise and fall of Singer is akin to that of many other once great British marques – bicycle manufacture leading to that of motorcycles and motorcars, followed by financial woes, takeover and eventual demise. The legacy is, however, to be treasured and includes a number of landmark car models and a proud place in British motorsport history.

Classic Character: Leonard Percy Lord (1896-1967)

Leonard Lord (later Baron Lambury of Northfield) was born in Coventry, by then the heart of Britain’s embryo motor industry. Having received a technical education he briefly joined Courtaulds as a draughtsman before spending the majority of WWI working for Coventry Ordinance Works.

Don’t Try This At Home

Connollising is a process that was derived by Connolly Leather to rejuvenate tired or discoloured upholstery. The results can be magical, but we discover why it’s a job best left to the professionals.

You Can Bank On It!

Brooklands was the birthplace of Britain’s motorsport and aviation industries, and much more besides.

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