Friday, 8 September. As I write this, the opening day of the Revival has just wound down and those who have parked in the Pre-'66 or Tax-Free Classics car parks will be discovering just how waterproof their old cars have proved to be. Tomorrow I shall be parking there myself, not in my 1934 Singer Le Mans as previewed a couple of times over the year – I have missed my target there, although completion is not far away now – but in a 1959 Aston Martin DB4.
John Simister: Aston Martin DB4 ‑ the best way to get to Revival?
A deep concern for the planet's welfare ensures that the cars in John Simister's current assemblage of classics all have engines of under a litre, including a two-stroke Saab which causes the road behind to disappear from view after a cold start. This squares well with John's status as a Car of the Year jury member and a writer both on modern cars and old ones, the latter for Octane and Practical Classics. He has been a journalist since 1984, and lives in the Chiltern Hills with his wife Deborah and a dog called Sprocket.