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Motor magazine, 16 May 1981 issue

The Motor (later, just Motor) (not to be confused with the American Hearst Corporation trade publication, or the Australian magazine of the same name) was a British weekly car magazine founded on 28 January 1903.

The journal was absorbed by its rival Autocar in 1988. For a brief period after the takeover by Autocar, the name lived on as the magazine was called Autocar & Motor; however, the Motor name was dropped soon afterwards.

Cover price

In January 1968, during a period of government-induced currency depreciation, the UK cover price of the magazine was increased by 25% from 2s. to 2s 6d (equivalent to an increase from £0.10 to £0.125).[1]


  1. "News", Motor: page 76. 13 January 1968.