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Motoring Classics Winter 2011

In this issue, we feature a pair of icons – the inanimate but incomparable Jaguar E-type, the 50th anniversary celebrations of which are now drawing to a close, and the father of such unlikely siblings as the Lotus Elan and the Black & Decker Workmate, Ron Hickman OBE.

Motoring Classics Winter 2011
Motoring Classics Winter 2011

Though not designed as a racing car, the E-Type was nevertheless a direct descendent of the all-conquering D-Type.

Publication Information
Cover Price: Free
Page Count: 16 pages
Subject: Aviation, Cars, Motorsport, People
Format: Digital (pdf)
Frequency: Quarterly
Publisher: British Motor Heritage
Happy Birthday Dear E-Type

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Motoring Classics Winter 2011

In this issue, we feature a pair of icons – the inanimate but incomparable Jaguar E-type, the 50th anniversary celebrations of which are now drawing to a close, and the father of such unlikely siblings as the Lotus Elan and the Black & Decker Workmate, Ron Hickman OBE.

For those keen on the idea of classic motoring but not currently endowed with an appropriate car, we detail how and where they can be hired from, and give details of how your MGB engine can be usefully updated for modern motoring.

British Motor Heritage’s MD, John Yea, brings us up to date with the Motoring Classics-sponsored Thoroughbred Sportscar racing series, as well as his own rewarding season behind the wheel of the BMH MGB.

Talking of the ubiquitous MGB, it’s another great British classic with a big birthday on the horizon and we give you a taste of how we and others will be celebrating that in 2012. Last, but by no means least, we bring you another competition to have a crack at and provide you with a few classic Christmas present ideas for your friends and loved ones.

By the time you read this, most people’s pride and joy will be tucked up until next year, safe from the ravages of what promises to be another harsh winter. But, before we know it, the new season of shows, concours, races etc will be upon us. A classic car enthusiast’s life is never quiet for long!

Gordon Bruce, Editor

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

2012 here we come!

2011 was a memorable feast of activity for the UK’s many classic car enthusiasts and next year promises to be every bit as breathless.

Happy Birthday Dear E-Type

By now, even the little green men of mars must be aware that 2011 has been the 50th anniversary of the Jaguar E-Type, such has been the level of global celebration.

Nose to tail: New products from BMH

British Motor Heritage celebrates the completion of its 100th E-Type replacement bonnet… and relaunches replacement bootlids for the Triumph TR6.

Missing Moniker: Marendaz

If you include prototypes, Britain has spawned some 1,300 makes of car since the dawn of motoring, most of which have long since joined that big factory in the sky or been swallowed up by bigger enterprises. This is the first of a series of features on the ‘missing monikers’.

Classic Character: Ron Hickman OBE (1932-2011)

Ronald Price Hickman died on the island of Jersey in February 2011, aged 78. His name may not be familiar to you, but the products of his fertile brain most certainly will be, and include the original Lotus Elan and the Black & Decker Workmate.

Motorsport Year

British Motor Heritage MD John Yea reviews the 2011 Motoring Classics-sponsored MGCC Thoroughbred Sportscar Championship and his season behind the wheel.

Modern Management

British Motor Heritage MD John Yea explains how the MGB can be transformed by a modern engine management system.

Classics for Hire

For over 1/2 million of us, membership of the classic car fraternity centres round our ownership of such vehicles. However, an increasing number of enthusiasts are joining in the fun by hiring classics as and when they want them.

Christmas crackers from Motoring Classics: The authentic Irvin RAF Sheepskin Flying Jacket

If you’ve ever explored the joys of top down motoring in the winter, then you will appreciate the worth of a good sheepskin flying jacket. And if you’ve got a good sense of history, then there’s really only one make of jacket you’ll want to be seen in – Irvin. It’s the one used by our pilots in WWII.

Note: Prices correct at time of publication. Competition is now closed (Winter 2011)

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.


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.


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