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Octane, July 2013

10th anniversary special edition. The fastest cars ever: the pioneers, the supercars and the hypercars

Lamborghini celebrates 50 years in style

Manx Classic, Ferrari Racing Days and more

Cholmondeley Pageant preview plus essential dates


True story of what killed ‘Babs’ driver Parry Thomas

Jay Leno
Manual transmission: a casualty of the last decade

Derek Bell
McLarens, memorable for the wrong reasons

Stephen Bayley
Gianni Agnelli, lover of the Fiat 125

Robert Coucher
Not ready for retirement yet

Bon viveur and automobilia trader Spencer Elton

Passed it! Tony Dron
The best way to enjoy your mid-life crisis

Fastest Cars Ever:
   THE PIONEERS - The all-out battle for speed between the wars
   THE SUPERCARS - Highs and lows of 1960s and ’70s supercar testing
   THE HYPERCARS - Pushing past 200mph, from F40 to the modern day

Alfa Romeo Zagato
The exhumation story of a highly original 1900 Sprint

Modified Mercedes
Mechatronik improves classic Mercs with modern V8 engines

Mullin Automotive Museum
oin Octane within the respected collector’s homage to Art Deco

Ten years of Octane
A decade of great drives, as chosen by first editor Robert Coucher

Vauxhall Firenza ‘Old Nail’
Track-testing Gerry Marshall’s celebrated 1970s racing saloon

1:8 Scale Ferrari
Terzo Dalia cras superlative Ferrari innards – in miniature

Flying Scotsman rally
With Robert Coucher and a kilted Yorkshireman in a Squire

Stuart Turner's top ten drivers
The motor sport supremo’s favourites – and what made them so

‘New’ Stratos
Testing the revived Stratos alongside Lancia’s original

Building a classic car collection
Our special supplement reveals the secrets you need to know

Buy an Aston DB7
This month’s Hot Little Number is outstanding value

Gone but not forgotten
Chitty Bang Bang driver Count Louis Zborowski

Pulsating reverberations of the Hammond organ

IWC’s latest Ingenieur pays due homage

How eBay has transformed a passion

Products, books, models
So much to spend your money on

Octane cars
DB7 visits Newport Pagnell

Chequered flag
Motor sport news and analysis

The market
News on auction and dealer sales

Day in the life
Cholmondeley Pageant’s James Hall

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