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Motoring Classics Winter 2013

To be truly collectable, classic cars need both rarity and the X Factor. The same is true of historic aircraft, and with about 50 airworthy examples remaining worldwide and a matchless CV, the Supermarine Spitfire is arguably the most sought-after such machine on the planet, as well as one of the dearest.

Motoring Classics Winter 2013
Motoring Classics Winter 2013

In 1947 an unmodified Elliott was declared ‘the fastest four-seater saloon in the world’.

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

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Motoring Classics Winter 2013

To be truly collectable, classic cars need both rarity and the X Factor. The same is true of historic aircraft, and with about 50 airworthy examples remaining worldwide and a matchless CV, the Supermarine Spitfire is arguably the most sought-after such machine on the planet, as well as one of the dearest. As all but a handful are single-seaters, it had become inevitable that only a few of us would take to the skies in one – until recently! Access pages 4-5 to discover how the Boultbee Flight Academy is quietly making dreams come true!

The classic car market has also been creating smiles, with events bursting at the seams, auction houses working overtime and values for the best of the breed rising at an extraordinary rate. We talked to a range of experts to quantify what’s been happening and why. One of many marques that’s attracting strong interest is Triumph, and our profile on BMH dealer TRGB shows they’re at full capacity in all departments; not least that of parts supply, for which they draw orders from all continents.

This edition’s Classic Character is Tony Gaze, a man so relatively unheard of that his biography is entitled ‘Almost Unknown’. We investigate how anybody with a war record that merited three DFCs and so enviable a motorsport career could remain so untrumpeted; especially when he also represented Australia in the World Gliding Championships and was primarily responsible for the creation of Goodwood’s race circuit.

There was much to say about Healey even before Austin came along, as this issue’s Missing Moniker shows. And, with Christmas on the horizon you won’t want to miss our report and competition on the amazing Powertraveller products or details of the desirable Motoring Classics range.

Seasonal greetings.

Gordon Bruce, Editor

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Contents
Dealer Spotlight: TRGB

The name cleverly stands for TR Great Britain and/or TR Gary Bates, the man who founded this specialist company in 1986 and runs it with a passion to this day.

Reach For The Sky

How the Boultbee Flight Academy is quietly making dreams come true.

Power Rangers

Having personally proven the Startmonkey400 on the BMH race car throughout 2013, British Motor Heritage MD John Yea has now added the product to the company’s Motoring Classics range.

Better Than Banking

The burgeoning classic car scene – The extraordinary world of the classic car is flying high in the face in the still-stuttery world economy. It is currently supporting myriad dealers, auction houses, magazines, restorers, insurers and motorsport, and underpins some astoundingly popular events. We sought the opinion of industry experts on the phenomenon.

Classic Motorsport 2013

Motoring Classics in Motorsport – British Motor Heritage MD John Yea reports from the cockpit.

Missing Moniker: Healey

It may have the taken the 1952 collaboration agreement between Austin and Healey to make the latter a household name, but its much vaunted sporting DNA was established six years earlier, by the high quality products of the Donald Healey Motor Company.

Classic Character: Tony Gaze OAM DFC (1920 – 2013)

As a WWII fighter pilot F.A.O. ‘Tony’ Gaze was credited with destroying 11 enemy aircraft and playing a role in the destruction of up to seven others; a proud record for which he was awarded the DFC on no less than three occasions.

Christmas Crackers

Christmas crackers from Motoring Classics – Trying to find that special present for the motoring guy or gal who appears to have everything can be quite a teaser, but one the ever-expanding line-up of Motoring Classics items might just solve for you. There’s something for everybody – and every pocket too, with prices ranging from £9.50 to £8,500.00.

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