1969: A year when humans walked on the moon, listened to groundbreaking sounds from David Bowie and co – and drank champagne whilst travelling to New York aboard Concorde at a speed exceeding that of a rifle bullet. We revisit the year of everyone’d favourite aircraft and track its regular route from Heathrow aboard our own supersonic stars: The Aston Martin V8, Bristol 411 and Ford Capri were all unveiled 50 years ago. How do they stack up today? We take them from Brooklands to Bristol and gain exclusive access to the Brabazon Hanger – birthplace of Concorde.
Elsewhere in this issue, you’ll find superb MG Midget and Peugeot 405 restoration stories, an interview with a legendary racing driver in her Austin Maxi, we detail our latest project cars – from our NEC show project Riley to the UK’s oldest Citroen CX. Then there’s all the tech: More restoration advice and maintenance tips than any other car magazine available.