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Classic & Sports Car’s sister title Autocar has revealed plans to digitise its entire archive, which will result in its 126 years of motoring journalism being made available online.

It will take approximat­ely six months to digitise around 6500 issues of the magazine in a way that preserves the originals – it is thought that just six complete sets remain. The process will be undertaken in partnershi­p with Archive Digital.

Autocar is the longest continuous­ly running automotive title in the world and its content, especially in a new and easier-to-access format, could be a valuable resource for classic-car owners and enthusiast­s.

The archive will comprise around 700,000 pages, will be searchable and launches later in 2021. You can register your interest by emailing archives@archivedig­

“It is easy to forget how innovative our original publishers were – reputedly launching with fewer than 10 privately owned cars on UK roads,” says editor Mark Tisshaw. “I hope that pioneering spirit continues through to today, and that by opening up our archive to future generation­s we will be able to create a unique resource for everyone to enjoy.”

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