Where the team make their resto pledges for 2019…

Practical Classics (UK) - - WELCOME TO THE WORKSHOP - Danny Hop­kins EDI­TOR danny.hop­kins@prac­ti­cal­clas­sics.co.uk

‘I’ll fin­ish my two ma­jor projects: Jensen and Ri­ley, ready for Spring.’ Danny Hop­kins, Edi­tor

When we talk to our clas­sic-own­ing mates, we of­ten get the im­pres­sion they stop their hobby for win­ter. To some of them it is a time for putting things away and shut­ting the garage door. ‘Lay­ing up for win­ter’ is the phrase we of­ten hear. It makes sense I sup­pose. Care­fully putting your clas­sic un­der a sheet means it doesn’t have to fight the salt sludge or put its elec­tri­cal sys­tems to the sword.

But it’s also a bit of a shame. I wouldn’t nec­es­sar­ily sug­gest you do what we do every win­ter and use your clas­sics, or even buy clas­sics specif­i­cally for use dur­ing the dark months, but don’t for­get your cars. Why not give it a run on a dry day when

‘I’ll get my se­cret project ready for our big Win­ter ad­ven­ture.’ James Wal­she, Deputy edi­tor

the win­ter sun is bright and the prospect of over­heat­ing doesn’t ex­ist. The roads will be rel­a­tively empty and you will be mak­ing your car happy – they are meant to be used.

Why not get on with those jobs you’ve put off for a bit, or you can even plan your 2019 ad­ven­tures. What­ever you do, keep your­self en­gaged with that car you love and keep read­ing PC, we will be with you all the way.

Fi­nally, this win­ter, why not have a think about your lo­cal club, whether it is a branch of a na­tional car club or a lo­cal group of clas­sic petrol­heads. We will soon be launch­ing a ma­jor com­pe­ti­tion to dis­cover Bri­tain’s best clas­sic car club – don’t miss out!

‘I’ll be work­ing to get my TR6 ready for the PC Resto Show next March.’ ‘I’ll have my two-door Mi­nor done by Spring – then it’s Project X!’ Matt Ge­orge, Pro­duc­tion edi­tor Matt Tomkins, Projects edi­tor

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