BRITISH CAR MAGAZINE CHANGES OWNERSHIP
GARY ANDERSON TO BE EDITOR OF NEW PUBLICATION
Ormond Beach, Florida - January 31, 2003
Motorsport Marketing, Inc., Publishers of Grassroots Motorsports, has announced their purchase of British Car Magazine on January 30. British Car will be relaunched this spring as Classic Autosport, with British Car’s Gary Anderson as editor.
Classic Autosport magazine will offer classic car enthusiasts more depth in its technical coverage and a wider range of classic performance automobile coverage â€“ British, as well as European, American, and others. Classic Autosport will be all-color, perfect-bound and will start with at least 100 pages.
In making the announcement, Tim Suddard, president of Motorsport Marketing and publisher of Grassroots Motorsports, said “As classic car enthusiasts ourselves, we have had a dream for over ten years of adding a classic car magazine to our activities. With the acquisition of British Car, we have the core around which to create the kind of magazine we have always wanted ourselves, in the same way we have built Grassroots Motorsports.”
# From his office in Los Altos, California, Gary Anderson, editor and publisher of British Car Magazine since 1996 said “I’m really looking forward to editing the new magazine. With the strong technical and publishing resources of Motorsport Marketing, we’ll be able to provide more detailed information on our favorite British cars while covering the other marques that were so much a part of the sports car hobby as we knew it in the fifties, sixties, and seventies.”
The expanded magazine will give British Car readers more tech features, emphasizing ways to improve reliability, safety, and performance of classic cars. In addition, Classic Autosport will be building its own project cars like those that Grassroots Motorsports is famous for building. Classic car meet and vintage racing coverage will be expanded. All of this will be added while the magazine will still maintain the enthusiasm for classic cars that British Car readers have come to expect.
The first project cars planned for the new publication include an MG Midget and Porsche 911, while the magazine will also campaign a pair of vintage racers Publisher Tim Suddard will continue to run his Triumph TR3 at East Coast events, while Editor Gary Anderson will campaign an MGA on the West Coast.
The April/May issue of British Car will be the last one to carry the old name and logo. British Car readers will see no interruption of service, as they will be the first to receive this new and expanded publication. The first issue of Classic Autosport will be mailed in late May and on the newsstands by 3 June.
# The readers services number will remain the same: 1.800.520.8292.
From BritCarMag@aol.com - Wed, 26 Feb 2003
The new website, Classicautosport.net, is up and running. We welcome your comments on the bulletin board.
We will continue to support your car meets and shows as we have done in the past. Requests should be mailed to Classic Autosport, PO Box 1568, Ormond Beach, FL 32175. Requests received to date here in Los Altos will be fulfilled.
The 800# will remain the same, and will transfer to the Florida office of Motorsport Marketing on Monday, March 3.