NEWS 6 The big picture 12 NEC Classic Motor Show 2022 18 News & events 25 Sport 28 Lost & found

REVIEWS 34 Motoring art Martin Tomlinson 37 Books 41 Models 42 Garage gear

COMMENT 45 Mick Walsh From the cockpit 47 Simon Taylor Full throttle 49 Martin Buckley Backfire 51 Letters 53 Next month

FEATURES 82 The Classic & Sports Car World Cup

Automotive players representing the eight winning football nations go head-to-head in our reinvention of the beautiful game 94 Restyling a sacred cow

Martin Buckley drives Frua’s E-type, a rare reinterpretation of the Jaguar masterpiece 100 McLaren’s private passions

Gatecrashing the Woking firm’s staff party to find out what kind of classics these F1 and supercar gurus enjoy on their days off

106 Austin’s record-maker

Julian Balme is reunited with the A90 that he turned into a cover star, 40 years ago 114 Transatlantic flops

Counting down 10 Brits rehashed for the American market, with mixed results 118 Adding spice to the 500

Fiat babies boosted by Abarth and Giannini 124 Little bout on the prairie

Jeep’s pioneering Cherokee hits British soil to tackle the hometown hero Range Rover 132 Lancia’s groundbreaker

Simon Hucknall recounts the gestation and influential life of the brilliant Lambda 140 Coffee with Peter Filby

Recalling the heyday of the kit-car boom

CLASSIC LIFE 148 Our classics 157 Your classic MG Midget Mk3 159 Also in my garage


166 Trade news 170 The specialist 172 Buyer’s guide Triumph Dolomite 181 Classified picks

210 Future classic Fiat 500




January 2023 Classic & Sports Car 11