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In this issue

PARIS-DAKAR SPECIAL
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.

JAY LENO The Collector

3 mins

DEREK BELL The Legend

Just so you know, this column is being lovingly crafted on my birthday.

DEREK BELL The Legend

3 mins

STEPHEN BAYLEY The Aesthete

Prometheus stole fire from the gods, who punished him for his creative impertinence.

STEPHEN BAYLEY The Aesthete

3 mins

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.

ROBERT COUCHER The Driver

3 mins

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.

The friendlier face of Ferrari

6 mins

The factor

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

The factor

10+ mins

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

Heat & light

9 mins

DESERT RIDER

In 1986, one privateer tackled the Paris-Dakar in his own very special Range Rover Audi Quattro Proto. This is its story

DESERT RIDER

7 mins

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

DREAM INTO ACTION

8 mins

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

FLYING WITH MANTUANS

9 mins

Jenson Button

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

Jenson Button

8 mins

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

FLIPPING ITS LID

8 mins

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.

A class of its own

2 mins

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.

OCTANE CARS OWNING+ DRIVING + MAINTAINING

9 mins

OVERDRIVE

Other interesting cars we've been driving, Art of the estate

OVERDRIVE

8 mins

Gone but not forgotten

Sir Roy Fedden, Celebrated aero engineer and workaholic who twice tried, and failed, to trigger a revolution in car design

Gone but not forgotten

4 mins

The baseball

It's a simple, stitched, leather-covered and who has propelled it - matters a lot. So does the mud sphere, but what's inside -

The baseball

3 mins

Air of accuracy

Rare World War Two survivor seeks new owner - and there's a heroic tale behind it

Air of accuracy

3 mins

Fresh from the museum

RM Sotheby's, Munich, Germany 26 November

Fresh from the museum

1 min

1969 Ferrari 365 GTC

$750,000 from Tom Hartley Jnr, Leicestershire, UK

1969 Ferrari 365 GTC

1 min

Buick Roadmaster Wagon

This eight-seater, Corvette-engined wagon is an affordable cult classic

Buick Roadmaster Wagon

2 mins

Nigel Lempriere

Founder of Tecniq, leaders in automotive design and manufacture and classic racing and restoration, too -

Nigel Lempriere

3 mins

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Octane Magazine Description:

PublisherHothouse Media

CategoryAutomotive

LanguageEnglish

FrequencyMonthly

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.

Here are some of the things you can expect from Octane Magazine:

* In-depth features on classic and performance cars
* Interviews with famous car designers and engineers
* Reviews of the latest classic and performance cars on the market
* Buying guides and restoration advice
* Driving and racing features
* Stunning photography

If you're a fan of classic and performance cars, then Octane Magazine is the magazine for you. Subscribe today and start exploring the world of classic and performance cars!

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