ISSUE 206:This week we’ve the usual varied mixture of features and news. Ian Cushway looks at buying a Jensen Interceptor, Jack Grover guides us through the massive range of Land Rovers that emerged from Lode Lane in the ‘Eighties, while I take an MG Metro belonging to my old mate Colin Corke for a test drive; I wasn’t surprised by how good it was, but you might be! I’m also offering a bit of advice on how to preserve your classic. Then there’s some important news – for example, from next month it will no longer be necessary to produce proof of insurance when buying a car tax disc and, with the closure of DVLA local offices, car clubs are to be given a greater role in the processing of claims for ‘lost’ original registrations.
Peter Simpson, Editor in chief
MORGAN PLANS TO GO IT ALONE
Following the failure of Charles Morgan’s highly publicised appeal against his dismissal from the 104-year old family-owned company that bears his name, the former Morgan Cars director has announced he plans to form a rival company to construct a brand new range of cars that will, according to Charles, “be built on the innovation and heritage of my grandfather, HSF Morgan”.
CLARIFICATION OF VAT ON STORAGE
The Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs (FBHVC) has clarified the way that Value Added Tax (VAT) now applies to the storage of vehicles, following several enquiries regarding this matter being made during the Classic Motor Show last month.