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Retro Cars Magazine Saltzburg Spirit Back Issue

View Reviews   |   Write Review Retro Cars is the only dedicated monthly magazine for modified classic cars. Reflecting the massive diversity and attitude of this growing and stylish market, the magazine focuses on cars from the 1950s to the 1980s, and is packed with the finest show, daily-driven, and concours classics around. Ultimately if it's old, cool and oily, you'll find it in Retro Cars.

With accessible technical features covering all aspects of modified classic cars, and unrivalled extensive show coverage from around the world and so much more, this is the magazine that classic car owners and enthusiasts can't get enough of...

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I don’t know about you, but as soon as the weather starts turning rubbish and the nights draw in, I always seem to find myself gravitating back to the garage. A long-running VW MkII Golf 16v project is the focus of my winter work. It’s been a collection of parts for the past two years and has basically been waiting for me to crack on. The need for a gearbox has been holding things back but that’s easily remedied and hopefully by the time you read this, a suitably rebuilt replacement will be in the bay. If you guys are in the middle of a project, we’d love to see some shots and swap stories of pain and triumph, so drop us an email at the usual address: retrocars.ed@kelsey.co.uk Along the same theme, there are some superb tales of home-built retro gems in this very issue. The Salzburg rally Beetle replica built by Canadian enthusiast Dave Hord really is a sight to behold. This near
period-perfect rally weapon wouldn’t look out of place at any of the world’s top concours competitions. He’s engineered, fitted and wired every part himself and it’s a truly inspirational tale of determination and attention to detail. (See page 30). Also in this issue we tell the tale of Anglia owner and ex-motorsport mechanic Barry Harper who has built his dream hot-rod racer. Barry worked on these machines back in the heyday of hot-rod racing - a grass roots formula raced on oval tracks during the ‘Seventies. Going up against Barry Lee in his Escort one heroic purple Anglia, piloted by George Polly, toppled these twin-cam titans. Barry’s Anglia is a tribute to that era, the underdog car that won and his close friend George Polly. (See page 45). I’ve been busy too, getting behind the wheel of a superb Lotus Carlton for our Dream Drive this month. This super-saloon still impresses and feels every bit as fearsome as its legendary reputation suggests. The surprise is however, just how useable this 3.6-litre twin-turbocharged six-pot powered monster is on the run to the shops!
Retro Cars is the only dedicated monthly magazine for modified classic cars. Reflecting the massive diversity and attitude of this growing and stylish market, the magazine focuses on cars from the 1950s to the 1980s, and is packed with the finest show, daily-driven, and concours classics around. Ultimately if it's old, cool and oily, you'll find it in Retro Cars.

With accessible technical features covering all aspects of modified classic cars, and unrivalled extensive show coverage from around the world and so much more, this is the magazine that classic car owners and enthusiasts can't get enough of...
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