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Octane, December 2012

They're back! Why big-bumper Porsche 911s are on the up...

Awards nominations are in; time for you to vote

Still plenty to do in 2012 – and looking forward to ’13

Hands off our classics EC, plus more readers’ views

The latest from the Octane regulars:
    Jay Leno - Entertainer ruminates on concepts and coachbuilts.
    Derek Bell - Goodwood Revivals past, present – and future.
    Stephen Bayley - Rethinking tradition and design for emerging markets...
    Tony Dron - ...and why historic recreations would suit China.
    Robert Coucher - It’s been one helluva year in the classic car world.

1979 F1 World Champ Jody Scheckter

Porsche 911s
Previously unloved big-bumper 911 is suddenly back in fashion: with the aid of three fine examples, John Simister explains why

Aston Martin DB4
Setting the track alight in a rare Lightweight racing machine

Mercedes-Benz 600 Pullman
We go for a test ‘ride’ in the ultimate plutocratic limousine

Lancia Zagato
Unique Aprilia-based Sport recreated by Andrea Zagato himself

Olympic Flame
How auto restoration skills helped shape Games’ centrepieces

Alfa Romeo Giulia
Alfaholics’ modified saloon, coupé and Spider track-tested

Artist: Dennis Hoyt
Why American sculptor is lauded as motoring art’s ‘god of wood’

Round Door Rolls-Royce
Streamlined Jonckheere special and Windsor Concours star

Time With John Watson
Modest Belfast-born ex-Grand Prix racer shares his memories

Cunningham Le Mans racer
The most authentic recreation Tony Dron has ever driven

Gone but not forgotten
Racer, constructor, showman: Mickey Thompson

Story of the classic American Yellow Cab

Happy anniversary to pioneering Royal Oak

The joys of the annual Beaulieu Autojumble

Products, books, models
Bumper Christmas special: buy, buy, buy!

Octane cars
Bentley’s grand tour and XK140’s paintjob

Chequred flag
Motor sport news and analysis

The Market
News on auction and dealer sales.

Cars for sale
Window-shopping for petrolheads

Day in the life
Thruxton boss and historic F1 driver Bill Coombs


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