Practical Motorist

Practical Motorist was a British car magazine founded on 12th May 1934 (as The Practical Motorist) by George Newnes. Its emphasis was on DIY car maintenance supplemented with more general motoring topics. Initially it was a weekly magazine until publication was suspended in 1940. It was relaunched as a monthly in 1954, retitled Practical Motorist & Motor Cyclist, reverting to Practical Motorist in 1959. Publication ceased in 1997.[1][2]

Practical Motorist
Practical Motorist, March 1980
FounderGeorge Newnes
First issue12 May 1934 (1934-05-12)
Final issue1997
CountryUnited Kingdom


  1. "Practical Motorist magazine". Old Classic Car. Retrieved 20 April 2019.
  2. Higgs, David. "History of Practical Motorist Magazines". Practical Motorist Magazines. Retrieved 20 April 2019.
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