Octane Magazine - January 2023
Octane Magazine - January 2023
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In this issue
One privateer’s quest to win in the desert.
ASTON ON THE GP NUVOLARI
Italian road race in a 1936 2 Litre Speed.
THE OCTANE INTERVIEW
Jenson Button on Brawn championship win..
JAY LENO The Collector
There’s nothing quite like opening the throttle of a steam-powered vehicle and feeling the massive torque pushing you forward, like the hand of God.
DEREK BELL The Legend
Just so you know, this column is being lovingly crafted on my birthday.
STEPHEN BAYLEY The Aesthete
Prometheus stole fire from the gods, who punished him for his creative impertinence.
ROBERT COUCHER The Driver
The expression giant killer’ has become hackneyed these days, but back in the mid-Sixties it certainly applied to John Cooper's reimagining’ of his friend Alec Issigonis’ revolutionary small car.
The friendlier face of Ferrari
AN OLD MATE of mine, whose parents were Worcestershire farmers in a village just a few miles from where I live, tells a wonderful story from the early 1960s. Knowing him as I do, m absolutely certain it’s true.
2023 marks the 60th anniversary of the Mini Cooper S and this example is the oldest survivor. Mark Dixon tells the story of a Mini that has truly lived a life
Heat & light
The Maserati A6G/54 is a thinly disguised racer with just enough civility for the road - beautifully wrapped in ultra-lightweight Zagato bodywork. Peter Tomalin is treated to a rare thrill
In 1986, one privateer tackled the Paris-Dakar in his own very special Range Rover Audi Quattro Proto. This is its story
DREAM INTO ACTION
For one entrepreneur, the lure of Italian beauty with American power was not enough: it needed German build quality, too. The result was the Bitter CD
FLYING WITH MANTUANS
Is anything more idyllic than three days of spirited driving in Italy in a pre-war Aston Martin? That might depend on the weather, says James Elliott
The 2009 Formula 1 season is the stuff of legend, and it certainly made one of Button. Time to look back at how it happened, and ahead to what's still in store
FLIPPING ITS LID
The Ferrari 575M was a watershed modern-era Ferrari. But it was the Leonardo Fioravanti-developed Superamerica that really opened it up
A class of its own
As insurance partner to Octane, Classic Insurance Services is delighted to be the headline sponsors of the Historic Motoring Awards, celebrating excellence throughout the classic and performance car sector.
OCTANE CARS OWNING+ DRIVING + MAINTAINING
I HAVE FORM when it comes to Lotus Elans. The reason is simple. It is a sports car so good that it makes even a tepid shoe like me resemble a highly competent driver, and it’s the best of its generation by a country mile.
Other interesting cars we've been driving, Art of the estate
Gone but not forgotten
Sir Roy Fedden, Celebrated aero engineer and workaholic who twice tried, and failed, to trigger a revolution in car design
It's a simple, stitched, leather-covered and who has propelled it - matters a lot. So does the mud sphere, but what's inside -
Air of accuracy
Rare World War Two survivor seeks new owner - and there's a heroic tale behind it
Fresh from the museum
RM Sotheby's, Munich, Germany 26 November
1969 Ferrari 365 GTC
$750,000 from Tom Hartley Jnr, Leicestershire, UK
Buick Roadmaster Wagon
This eight-seater, Corvette-engined wagon is an affordable cult classic
Founder of Tecniq, leaders in automotive design and manufacture and classic racing and restoration, too -
Octane Magazine Description:
Publisher: Hothouse Media
Octane Magazine is a British car magazine that focuses on classic and performance cars. It was launched in 2003 and is currently published monthly by Autovia Limited.
The magazine covers all aspects of classic and performance cars, from buying and restoring to driving and racing. It also features interviews with famous car designers and engineers, as well as reviews of the latest classic and performance cars on the market.
Octane Magazine is known for its in-depth coverage of the classic and performance car scene. It has helped many car enthusiasts learn more about classic and performance cars, and has inspired many to get involved in the hobby.
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* Stunning photography
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