The only female tetraplegic racing driver in the world and co-founder of Spinal Track, charity supporting disabled drivers
An iron molecule, 100m tall and scaled-up 165billion times, was the future in ’58
The Valjoux 7750
Rendered obsolete in the late 1970s, Edmond Capt's wonder movement is not only back, but selling 200,000 units a year
Lucy O'Reilly Schell
The first American woman to compete in a Grand Prix was also a distinguished rally driver and team owner
OWNING+ DRIVING + MAINTAINING
OUR MAN IN JAPAN
James Elliott joins an exclusive Japanese classic tour in an exquisite Alfa Romeo Junior Zagato 1600
These two SS100 Jaguars have been in the hands of well-known and dedicated enthusiasts for five decades and more. Chris Mann divulges their entertaining histories
Octane meets the 95-year-old and talks about his life with the stars as one of Bristol's Filton Fliers'
LEADING FROM THE MIDDLE
The René Bonnet Djet was the world's first mid-engined production road car. Glen Waddington enjoys a momentous French Lotus rival
BACK AGAIN FOR MORE
This Le Mans-winning Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Zagato Spider appeared in the very first issue of Octane. More than 20 years on, Robert Coucher acquaints himself and finally gets behind the wheel
POWER TO THE PEOPLE
Two legends of the rally stage also make for democratically enjoyable road cars: the Subaru Impreza Turbo and Mistubishi Lancer Evo
OCTANE'S FAVOURITE 250s
No celebration of Octane's 250th issue would be complete without venturing a little off-piste!
Only 250cc, but ten straight race victories thanks to six cylinders, six carburettors and six exhaust pipes! This is the rival-slaying Honda RC166
A mainstay of Formula 1 grids for longer than any rival, the Maserati 250F powered the true greats of racing to championship domination. This is its story
THE SPEED KINGS
These are the brave knights of air, land, sea and two wheels who were first to crack the magic 250mph mark
THE PACE RACE
How the supercar arms race dashed from 200mph to 250mph - and more...
RHAPSODY IN BLUE
One of the rarest and most beautiful Ferraris, this Zagato-bodied 250GT garners awards wherever it is shown. But its owner is not afraid to use it, as Mark Dixon finds out
ROBERT COUCHER: The Driver
'WHEN I ARRIVED IN LONDON IN THE 1990S, THE STREETS WERE LINED WITH CHOCOLATE BROWN CLASSICS'
STEPHEN BAYLEY: The Aesthete
'THE PARKING SPACE OUTSIDE MIGHT ALREADY HAVE BEEN TAKEN BY ONE OF THE DAVE CLARK FIVE IN A MINI COOPER'
DEREK BELL: The Legend
'60 YEARS AGO I WON MY FIRST RACE AND IN DOING SO MY WORLDVIEW TILTED ON ITS AXIS'
JAY LENO: The Collector
'THERE ARE NO SPARE PARTS, YOU MAKE THEM YOURSELF. WE DID THIS A COUPLE OF TIMES BEFORE WE GOT IT RIGHT'
Top Gear and The Grand Tour star who now runs DriveTribe and The Smallest Cog classic vehicle restoration workshop
George Ratcliffe's first proper drive in his newly purchased Bentley was across Mongolia
Salon Privé gears up for its London spectacular
Mullin UK still 'on' despite US closure
Those close to the £150m scheme claim collector's passing will not derail it
What became of Bravingtons?
Our man's horological rabbithole heralds an improptu tour of London
War hero, racer, motor manufacturer and more
COALS TO NEWCASTLE
A Cadillac V-16 restored on a Mediterranean isle may seem an unlikely California concours star, but Jeremy Jackson-Sytner (aka Mr Concours) was there to witness it
From V8-engined Trumph TR7s via the three-wheeled Grinnall Scorpion to being an official dealer for Indian motorcycles-and there might be another surprise in store yet
Tony Hunter had always wanted a Bond car-so he designed and built his own, based on the descriptions in lan Fleming's books