Your Clas­sics

The best of your sum­mer ad­ven­tures in your cars

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - This Week - David simister, Ed­i­tor

The sun’s out (well, at least some of the time), the evenings are long and ev­ery week­end’s a four-wheeled ad­ven­ture in wait­ing – and be­ing able to head out in your pride and joy at the height of sum­mer is what makes all those months of fet­tling your clas­sic worth­while.

That’s why we wanted to celebrate what you’re do­ing with your cars in this sum­mer-themed spe­cial is­sue – and we were as­ton­ished by the num­ber of re­sponses we had, par­tic­u­larly on Clas­sic Car Weekly’s Face­book page.

Hun­dreds of you shared plans of what you’re plan­ning to do with your clas­sics, rang­ing from epic voy­ages across the Euro­pean con­ti­nent to week­end out­ings to nearby beaches, and planned ap­pear­ances at shows later this sum­mer. We were par­tic­u­larly en­cour­aged to hear about the num­ber of clas­sics that have been put back on the road this sum­mer af­ter months – or even years – in the garage be­ing re­stored; that can only be a good thing for our hobby, and I’m re­ally look­ing for­ward to see­ing some of these cars at shows soon.

You shared so many bril­liant feel­good sto­ries about what you’re plan­ning to do with your clas­sics this sum­mer that we sim­ply couldn’y fit all of them into this week’s is­sue – but here are just a few of our favourites to give you a taste.

James says he’ll be tak­ing his spi­der out for drives along the North york­shire coast when the sun’s shin­ing – and treat­ing it to new car­pets when it isn’t. James Atkinson Alfa Romeo Spi­der

Dean Cosens Mini Sprite Us­ing it six days a week for com­mut­ing, but look­ing for­ward to tak­ing it to some clas­sic shows at the week­end.

Brian Hunt Re­nault 4 Brian’s head­ing off to the loire Val­ley in it later this month for the model’s in­ter­na­tional club meet.

Rich Philpot Tri­umph Her­ald Pre­par­ing it for its next MoT, so that he can use it for his son’s prom next month.

Tracey Robert­son Jaguar XJ-S says that she’s de­ter­mined to take her 1990 XJ-s to as many shows as pos­si­ble this sum­mer.

Dar­ren Best MGB GT Dar­ren says he’s plan­ning to take his 1973 ‘B GT out for a run along the cor­nish coastal roads.

War­wick Gray Austin-Healey Sprite com­pet­ing in the clas­sic Mar­ques speed chal­lenge – hill­climbs and sprints.

Scott Tem­ple Toy­ota MR2 Tak­ing his 1988 Mki to the sil­ver­stone so­cial clas­sic car club meets, held near Brack­ley.

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