Classic & Sports Car announces editorial appointments

Laura Rutkowski

Haymarket’s Classic & Sports Car magazine has announced Giles Chapman as Editor of the magazine and Marc McLaren as Digital Development Editor for the website.

Chapman and McLaren have joined during a period of expansion. As well as a website relaunch at the end of last year, the brand announced the Classic & Sports Car Show in association with Flywheel.

Chapman (pictured left) started his career in car industry consultancy before moving into magazine publishing in 1985. He launched Your Classic magazine for Haymarket in 1989 at the age of 24.

He completed a magazine apprenticeship with Classic & Sports Car during its early days before becoming Editor in 1991. He then moved on to Autocar.

He has written over 40 books on a range of car culture topics.

On his new appointment, Chapman commented: "This is a thrilling opportunity to return to the magazine I love and to use my wide experience to keep it driving forward. Classic cars are about dreams, aspirations and nostalgia, and I'm privileged to have a team of writers and photographers who love bringing this to our readers."

McLaren (pictured right) spent seven years at Stuff, joining as Production Editor in 2010 before becoming Digital Editor in 2014. Prior to that, he was Production Editor at NME. He has worked on brands including Vogue, Glamour and News of the World.

"There's a potentially huge new [online] audience out there – and I'll be working closely with the product and development teams to tap into it. I can't wait to get started," McLaren said.

Alastair Clements, Group Head of Content, added: "I'm thrilled to welcome Giles and Marc to the Classic & Sports Car family. Giles is one of the UK's foremost authorities on classic cars, not to mention a brilliant writer and Editor with huge experience in the publishing industry, while Marc brings with him an enviable reputation as a Digital Strategist and Developer of online communities. Their talents are just what we need as we start to implement our exciting plans for 2018."

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