February 2018 Issue

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In the February 2018 issue of The Automobile

The remarkable front-wheel drive Alvis has been misunderstood since its first appearance more than 90 years ago. Gerry Michelmore sets the record straight in Leading from the front.

Ahead of his looming retirement, Allan Winn tells Matthew Bell about his motoring career and life as director of the Brooklands Museum, in this month’s Auto-biography, which has been transformed during his tenure

In The little wonder, Delwyn Mallett tells the story of the two-stroke DKW and falls under the spell of The Automobile’s unrestored 1959 3=6

A collection of Vanvooren-bodied automobiles will come up for sale at Artcurial’s Rétromobile auction in February. Stefan Ittner delves into the history of this renowned Parisian coachbuilder in Carrosserie Vanvooren 

David Burgess-Wise reflects on just a few of the countless Wayside whimsies – hare-brained schemes from the early days of motoring

Derek Buckler built some 400 cars with spaceframe chassis between 1947 and 1962, but remains relatively obscure compared to his brilliant contemporary Colin Chapman. Peter McFadyen investigates in Tubular belles 

For this month’s Back on the Road, Michael Ware reports on the epic reconstruction of a possibly unique 1914 Rhodia, rescued from a Scottish hoard in the 1970s

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