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« Respuesta #1440 en: 10 Diciembre 2018, 11:34:07 »
A PIECE OF JACK BARCLAY HISTORY RETURNS TO THE WORLD’S OLDEST BENTLEY SHOWROOM

The flagship Jack Barclay Bentley showroom, Bentley’s largest and oldest retailer, welcomed an important piece of its history this week. The Bentley 4.5-Litre driven to victory in the inaugural 1929 Brooklands 500 by namesake and founder, Jack Barclay, returned to the showroom for the first time in more than 50 years.

Barclay established the iconic showroom in 1927, and it moved to its world-famous Berkeley Square site in 1954. He was one of a group of wealthy Bentley and racing enthusiasts known as the ‘Bentley Boys’, who helped to establish Bentley’s reputation through astonishing journeys and countless top-level motorsport victories.

Jack Barclay Bentley, now managed by the H.R. Owen Group, is an important part of Bentley history that has been exquisitely preserved. Recently subject to a multi-million-pound renovation, the Jack Barclay site retains many of its original design features, including the chequerboard floor, art deco signage and ornate entrance.

So steeped in history is the showroom and its founder that the publishers of the Bentley Centenary Opus book – commissioned to celebrate 100 years of Bentley in 2019 – will dedicate a whole chapter to Jack Barclay. The publishers were in attendance, gathering stories and imagery from the showroom and from invited members of the Bentley Drivers’ Club.

 

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« Respuesta #1441 en: 11 Diciembre 2018, 10:20:41 »
THE RACE IS ON...EARLYBIRD TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE FOR 2019 DONINGTON HISTORIC FESTIVAL

Earlybird tickets are now on sale for the 2019 Donington Historic Festival, offering extra savings over the already discounted advance ticket prices. Classic motorsport fans have until January 31 2019 to take advantage of the additional savings and secure their place at the world-class historic racing event taking place at Donington Park on May 3, 4 and 5 next year.

The Earlybird offer also comes in plenty of time for Christmas - neatly solving the annual problem of what to pop under the tree for a historic motorsport enthusiast!

Donington Historic Festival brings together a fabulous array of classic racing cars spanning nine decades in a three-day spectacle at a race circuit that’s superb for spectators and competitors alike. The action on the track is complemented by displays from dozens of classic car clubs plus parades and demonstrations and an all-access open paddock, in a family-friendly event that’s a ‘must-do’ part of the historic motorsport calendar.

Advance tickets offer significant discounts over buying on the gate, and Earlybird tickets bring the cost down even further, with an Earlybird three-day weekend ticket costing just £35 (£40 from Feb 1), while Earlybird raceday (Saturday or Sunday) tickets cost £21 (£25 from Feb 1).  Can’t make the whole weekend? You can still enjoy fantastic track action on the Friday qualifying day (May 3), with an advance ticket costing just £10.  Children aged under 13 are admitted for free and there are discounted tickets for teenagers aged 13-15.

Visit www.doningtonhistoric.com to secure your Earlybird tickets or to bag that festive bargain for a classic motorsport buff now.

 

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« Respuesta #1442 en: 11 Diciembre 2018, 10:21:08 »
FOR THE FIRST TIME A SPECIALLY FORMULATED CERAMIC COATING HAS BEEN PRODUCED FOR CLASSIC VEHICLES

For the first time a specially formulated ceramic coating and its aftercare products have been produced for Classic vehicles.

Product is put through its paces on famous rally

The ceramic coating has had the ultimate test last weekend when a 1965 Porsche 911 SWB driven by Stephen Owens with navigator Nick Bloxham who works as Workshop Manager at CMC in Bridgnorth took part in the gruelling Le Jog Rally organised by Hero Events which saw 70 classic cars driving from Land’s End to John O’Groats in just three days.

Nigel Woodward, Managing Director of CMC said: “We have tested this product for the last few months and it has proved to be fantastic for Classic Cars, so much so that we are now launching it as a new range of CMC ‘Classic Guard’ coatings and after-care products.”

“However, we thought that putting it through its paces on Hero’s Le Jog, which is recognised at being one of the toughest winter rallies in the world would be the ultimate test and it has stood up to it really well.”

Dan Brown, Lead Vehicle Detailer at CMC said: "I have tried a lot of products over the years but nothing comes close to the performance of Classic Guard. The technology makes other waxes and sealants look like they are from the dark ages. I'm really pleased that we are able to pioneer this technology in the classic car world and it's great to work with a product that I have so much confidence in".

And when the cars stopped at Telford for their first overnight stop both driver and navigator were very pleased with the results. Nick Bloxham said: “ This is one of the most testing rallies in the world and it is giving the driver great confidence that his car is being protected from rain, mud , salt and anything else that this rally can throw at it.”

CMC who have received awards worldwide for their superlative restorations have worked closely with Alpha Nano Developments Ltd. to produce the CMC “Classic Guard”, protective coating, as well as a range of ceramic infused after-care products using cutting edge Nano technology that will ‘preserve’ classic cars for future generations.

David Smith, Global Business Development Director of Alpha Nano Developments Ltd. said: “We have been providing specialist, protective coatings to a wide variety of clients across the automotive industry - it’s been great that through our collaboration with CMC, we have further developed these products to safeguard classic cars into the future.”

The CMC “Classic Guard” coating is designed to preserve paint work, bare metals, wheels and even glass against degradation from pollution as well as environmental damage, corrosion and soiling.

The “Classic Guard” after-care products include shampoo, quick detailing spray and ceramic infused wax which are designed to work in harmony with the professionally applied protective coating to further prolong the life of the original paint work. These products have also designed to be used as stand-alone products for uncoated vehicles to give an additional level of lustre and gloss, leaving any vehicle, whether professionally coated or otherwise with a first class premium finish.

 

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« Respuesta #1443 en: 11 Diciembre 2018, 16:58:59 »
CCA EXPANDS ITS SALES CALENDAR FOR 2019

‘Everyman classics’ auction house, Classic Car Auctions (CCA), has confirmed the dates for its 2019 sales which will see it host an expanded calendar of five sales during the year.

CCA will begin 2019 with a return to the Practical Classics Car and Restoration Show at the NEC in March for a two day extravaganza. It will then return to its traditional venue at the Warwickshire Event Centre for a series of one day sales in May, August, October and December.

“Everyman classics continue to prove incredibly popular as we’ve witnessed by some great results during 2018,” comments Gary Dunne, sales manager, Classic Car Auctions. “Indeed, such has been the demand from both buyers and those looking to sell their classic that we’re pleased to introduce an additional auction in 2019, giving everyone an extra opportunity to buy or sell a classic.”

Since its launch in 2015, CCA has developed a strong position in the UK classic car market, specialising in classics valued up to approximately £50,000. Following the recent December Sale, the company has already successfully sold over 450 classics this year for a total value of more than £7 million and an average sale rate of 75 per cent. Internet bidders from around the world have joined those in the sale room to bid on a wide range of classics which have even included those formerly owned by world-famous superstars such as Sir Elton John, David Beckham, Sir Barry Gibb and Francis Rossi.

“Despite the additional opportunity to sell with us in 2019, we’d still encourage anyone looking to sell their classic with us next year to get in touch at the earliest opportunity,” adds Gary. “As we’ve seen many times before, the earlier a car is confirmed into the sale, the better its chances are of fetching a good price as our team is able to market the car far more extensively.”

To find out more about the CCA sales in 2019 or how to sell your classic with them, visit www.classiccarauctions.co.uk.

2019 Sale Calendar

    23rd & 24th March 2019 – Practical Classics and Restoration show Sale, NEC, Birmingham
    25th May 2019 – CCA May Classic Car Sale, Warwickshire Event Centre
    3rd August 2019 - CCA August Classic Car Sale, Warwickshire Event Centre
    5th October 2019 - CCA October Classic Car Sale, Warwickshire Event Centre
    7th December 2019 - CCA December Classic Car Sale, Warwickshire Event Centre

 

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« Respuesta #1444 en: 12 Diciembre 2018, 15:09:09 »
BUGATTI’S DOMINANCE IN 1928



90 years since the racing season packed with victories for the Type 35

From the very first day of the car manufacturer from Molsheim, the Bugatti myth was created mainly by motorsports. In this respect, 1928 was a special year for Bugatti. The rules had changed and the highly successful era of the Bugatti Type 35 had begun. This car strengthened the reputation of Bugatti over the decades and still does so today.

The open Bugatti Type 35B with eight-cylinder engine, Roots supercharger and 140 PS was already considerably faster than 200 km/h 90 years ago. With more than 2,000 victories in Bugatti’s “golden decade”, this was probably the most successful racing car ever.

For 1928, the governing body of motorsports had planned seven international races, of which only two had actually taken place by the end of the season. For this reason, there was no official world champion in 1928. However, even without a championship to fight for, Bugatti racing cars won race after race. Of 26 races held in 1928, Bugatti drivers took first place in 23, including 11 Grands Prix and the Targa Florio, the world’s toughest road race, which was already famous 90 years ago.

Bugatti’s success in 1928 started with Tazio Nuvolari. The Italian, known as the “flying Mantuan”, had begun his career as a motorcycle racer, before switching to cars in 1924. He won the Tripoli Grand Prix in March 1928 driving a Type 35C. On the same day, 11 March, Louis Chiron of Monaco, whose nickname was “old fox”, took first place on the Circuit d’Esterel Plage in France driving the same model. He had been a private entrant with Bugatti since 1925 and had joined the works team in 1927.

Two weeks later, Nuvolari outclassed the competition in Verona. In the following weeks, Chiron took several first places, for example at the Circuit de la Riviera and the Antibes Grand Prix with a Type 35C. Its 2.0-litre eight-cylinder equipped with a Roots supercharger developed about 125 PS and accelerated the racing car, which only weighed 750 kilograms, to a top speed of over 200 km/h.

Especially on winding circuits, the Type 35 left its competitors standing thanks to its consistent lightweight design. At a very early stage, Ettore Bugatti already knew that power is important but light weight is all-important. 90 years ago, he had major components of his racing cars including engine and transmission housings, bodywork and wheels, made from lightweight aluminium. The rules of the sport at that time only stated that racing cars must weigh between 550 and 750 kilograms; there were no rules on power output. Bugatti opted for a sturdy, powerful and reliable straight-eight and saved weight on other parts of the vehicle.

Louis Chiron became a new star with his outstanding Bugatti T35C. He drove from victory to victory, winning the Grands Prix of Rome, Marne, San Sebastian in Spain and Europe, held in Monza.

Alberto Divo was equally successful with the Bugatti Type 35B. In May 1928, he took first place in the Targa Florio, followed by Giuseppe Campari with an Alfa Romeo. However, the secret star of the race was Elisabeth Junek (Eliška Junková). In 1928, she entered this race against the best drivers of the time with a Bugatti Type 35B, attacking from the start and winning a number of exciting duels. For a long time, she was in first place in but lost the lead on the last lap as a result of a leaking water pump. Despite her fifth place, she was celebrated like a winner.

The Type 35B is powered by a straight-eight with a displacement of 2.3 litres and about 140 PS. The Roots blower rotates at the same speed as the crankshaft, forcing sufficient air into the combustion chambers without over-revving at high engine speeds. Alberto Divo raced round the circuits at up to 215 km/h with his Type 35 – 90 years ago.

Marcel Lehoux of France, who won the Algerian Grand Prix in May and the Tunisian Grand Prix in June, also with a Type 35C, was just as fast. Like Chiron, Lehoux chose a Bugatti as its first racing car. At the French Grand Prix in July, William Grover-Williams driving a Type 35C left the competition standing. Grover-Williams, an Englishman living in France, had joined the Bugatti works team in 1928 and took first place ahead of André Rousseau on the temporary circuit on public roads in the district of Comminges near Saint-Gaudens. The circuit was 27 kilometres long. At the end of the sports car race, after two hours and 27 minutes, Grover-Williams’ lead over the driver in second place was two minutes and 23 seconds.

Louis Chiron rounded off a successful season with the Italian Grand Prix in Monza in September. After three hours and 45 minutes, he crossed the finishing line in first place, with an average speed of almost 160 km/h. This was the last win in the season but not the last in international races. In 1929, Bugatti was able to continue its success and to forge even closer ties between the brand and motorsport.

 

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« Respuesta #1445 en: 12 Diciembre 2018, 15:09:54 »
CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG AT BEAULIEU’S HANDS-ON HALF-TERM - FEBRUARY 16TH – 24TH

Become an inventor for a Hands-on half-term at Beaulieu, get inspired by the wonderful machines from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and take part in activities to make your own creations from February 16th-24th.

In the National Motor Museum follow in the footsteps of Chitty’s on-screen creator Caractacus Potts and build your own balloon car. Colour in and customise your car before racing – how fast can yours go?

Discover the film’s amazingly inventive machines of Rowland Emett as they whir into life in the recreated Coggins’ Garage – including the Humbug Major Sweet Machine, Clockwork Lullabye, Little Dragon Carpet Sweeper and Hot Air Rocking Chair.

Don’t miss the rest of the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang 50 Years exhibition with the fantasmagorical original screen Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, the Humber 8hp driven by Truly Scrumptious and the original Child Catcher carriage. Dress up for a selfie in the replica Grandpa Potts’ hut, see Sally Anne Howes’ life-size music box doll dress and the actual Spy Phone prop used in the film.

Outside in the grounds, see a stunning Chitty Chitty Bang Bang reconstruction being driven around the attraction.*

For half-term, all visitors will also be given a free DVD or CD of the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang stage show when they spend £5 or more in the Beaulieu gift shops.*

Fill in our new travel log to create memories from your visit to Beaulieu and complete the fun activities, fascinating questions and drawings, then collect stamps as you visit each part of the attraction.

At Palace House discover curious gadgets from the 19th century and put your deductive skills to the test to work out what they were used for. Take a peek below stairs and see Lord Montagu’s cook at work in the Victorian Kitchen, then talk to the costumed guides to find out what life was really like in a Victorian country house. Meet the costumed monk in 13th century Beaulieu Abbey and have a go at creating a medieval arch, before trying on a monk’s habit.

Make sure to take a pit stop break at the Brabazon Restaurant, where younger visitors can put pen to paper to design a wacky invention before enjoying a Toot Sweet treat!

All of the February half-term activities are included in a general admission ticket to Beaulieu, which includes entry to the National Motor Museum with its collection of more than 250 vehicles from throughout motoring history, World of Top Gear, On Screen Cars, Palace House, Beaulieu Abbey and the grounds and gardens. For tickets or more information see www.beaulieu.co.uk or call 01590 612345.

Find us on Twitter @Beaulieu_Hants, on Facebook at /nationalmotormuseum or on Instagram @national_motor_museum and join the conversation.

* Chitty driving outdoors will be weather dependent. One DVD or CD is offered per transaction, subject to availability.

 

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« Respuesta #1446 en: 13 Diciembre 2018, 15:04:37 »
HOMOLOGATION HERO HEADS TO AUTOSPORT INTERNATIONAL SALE

A super-low mileage 1985 MG Metro 6R4 is to be offered at Silverstone Auctions’ debut sale at Autosport International on 12th January at the NEC, Birmingham.

One of only 200 cars built, this homologation rally special was purchased by the marketing department of Williams Grand Prix Engineering in 1988. Today, having covered just 175 miles, the 6R4 is estimated at £180,000 to £200,000.

“One of rallying’s true icons, the MG Metro 6R4 stands up there with legendary 80’s classics like the Audi Quattro, Lancia 037 and Renault 5 Turbo,” explains Lionel Abbott, classic car specialist at Silverstone Auctions. “This is the closest you can get to driving a Group B rally car on the road. A homologation special like this with such low mileage presents a rare opportunity for rally fans and enthusiasts alike.”

For many rally fans, the Group B era still represents the pinnacle of the World Rally Championship, when cars were allowed unlimited amounts of boost and machines produced upwards of 600bhp. The MG Metro 6R4 was Austin Rover’s entry into the world of rallying. Developed in collaboration with the Williams F1 team, the 6R4 first competed in the 1985 Rally GB and finished in an impressive third place. Sadly, halfway through the 1986 season, Group B was banned, meaning the 6R4 never had the opportunity to show its true potential.

Per homologation rules at the time for Group B rallying, 200 road-going 6R4s were built. These ‘Clubman’ models developed approximately 250bhp from the 3.0 litre mid-mounted V6 engine. This particular car remained in possession of Williams Grand Prix Engineering until 2005 when it was auctioned off as part of the Williams F1 Reserve Collection, before being purchased by The Tifosi Garage, who then sold the car to the current owner in 2015.

A full mechanical re-commissioning took place in 2017 by Rally car specialists BGM Sport which included a full overhaul of the fuel system and fuel pump along with fitting a later-type belt kit and idlers. The car now presents in sparkling condition, finished in white with a grey interior.

“Rally cars from this period have a certain mystique and have become highly sought after by collectors. This is an unusual, and probably unique, opportunity to acquire an original Group B homologation car,” concludes Lionel.

To find out more about the 1985 MG Metro 6R4 and the Autosport International Sale please visit: http://www.silverstoneauctions.com/1985-mg-metro-6r4-13520

 

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« Respuesta #1447 en: 17 Diciembre 2018, 15:35:19 »
MEMORABLE RE-RUN OF SOUTH AMERICAN GRAND PRIX FLAGGED OFF BY FANGIO’S SON

Five times World Champion Juan Manuel Fangio competed in the 1948 Grand Prix of South America, and it was 70 years later to the minute that his son Oscar recently flagged off the first contestant in the inaugural re-run of this ‘greatest ever road race’. Organised by leading international classic car rally specialist Bespoke Rallies, this challenging 10,000km adventure began in Buenos Aires and finished in Cartagena almost a month later, having shadowed the original route as closely as possible through Argentina, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador and Colombia.

The winning car was the second oldest on the event, the 1929 Chrysler 75 of Andrew Davies and Paul Dilley who, despite tough opposition from the drivers of such much younger vehicles as a Triumph TR4 and pair of Ford Escort 2000s, led the event for much of the way, thanks to the notable regularity rally skills of its crew. In 2nd place was the 1972 Porsche 911 of Gerd Buehler and Armin Gottfried Knuepfing; 3rd place, the splendid 1933 Lagonda M45 of Martin Egli, Thomas Kern and Marc Buhofer; and 4th, the 1938 Chevrolet Coupe of Daniel and Rabbia Schlatter – the very type of machine in which Fangio had contested the original event all those years before.

Ever the innovators, Bespoke Rallies notched up several organisational firsts on this event, namely equipping:

    Its six official marshals with motorcycles (BMW R1200 GSs) rather than cars
    Each competing car with a data hot spot to allow the immediate texting of any route changes
    Each crew with a rally app so they could receive live times by mobile phone

Said Bespoke Rallies director John Brigden: “Considering the challenges encountered (that included some of the chosen roads being quite literally washed away) we were delighted with the outcome of this event which, due to popular demand, we now plan to run again in 2020. We were also blown away by positive reaction of the classic car fraternities within the countries visited, who gave us enormous support; as did such local authorities as the Peruvian police, who couldn’t have been more helpful.”

Bespoke Rallies’ provisional calendar for 2019 comprises:

The Pyrenees 1000 – May 8-12
Magical Madagascar – June 13 to July 8

Slartibartfast – August 17 to September 2

The Highland 1000 – September 25-29

Royal Rajasthan – November 4-25

Further details of everything on offer from this pioneering rally organiser are available at www.bespokerallies.com.

 

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« Respuesta #1448 en: 18 Diciembre 2018, 14:45:03 »
THE BUGATTI TYPE 10: ETTORE’S FIRST CAR – HOW EVERYTHING BEGAN

It was to be light, powerful and nimble. When Ettore Bugatti started to develop a new car in 1908, his goals are clear. His first Bugatti not only had to keep up with the competition but also to be better in every respect. This is a goal that is more relevant than ever before, more than 110 years later.

Ettore Bugatti, born in Milan in 1881, had been designing vehicles for some time. Initially he worked for well-known brands of the time such as De Dietrich and E.C.C Mathis, before joining Gasmotoren-Fabrik Deutz AG of Cologne in 1907. This was the company that had been co-founded by inventor and developer Nikolaus-August Otto in 1864. At the beginning of the 20th century, Deutz wanted to produce cars under licence and young Ettore Bugatti became head of the production department.

Near to the factory, Bugatti moved into a villa in the Mühlheim District of Cologne on the right bank of the Rhine. At that time, he also worked on some of his own projects. With his own employees, he started to design a car of his own from 1908 onwards. Only the raw materials came from Deutz.

The Type 10 was to be small, lightweight and agile as well as being sufficiently powerful to win races. At the beginning of the 20th century, this was a new approach. Up to then, vehicles had engines with large displacements, between four and 12 litres, and were very heavy, which meant that they were rather unwieldy. The Type 10 broke with this tradition and it looked almost like a sports car from the future. It was a smart racing car with function following form, without any compromises. Aesthetics and design were already important for Bugatti 110 years ago.

Although Bugatti was still employed by Deutz and only registered his name as a trademark later, the Type 10 is considered to be his first independent design and therefore the first Bugatti – heralding the birth of the brand.

In 1909, the “Pur Sang” (thoroughbred) had been finished. A 1.2-litre four-cylinder engine with 10 PS accelerated the two-seater, which weighed only 365 kilograms, to a top speed of 80 km/h. The overhead camshaft operated two valves per cylinder suspended in a cast-iron block, an innovation at the time. The camshaft was connected to the crankshaft via a vertical bevel shaft. The power was transmitted from the engine to the rear wheels via a multi-plate clutch and a drive shaft. At the time, when most cars were equipped with chain drive, this was an advanced solution. Leaf springs absorbed the hardest bumps and cable brakes provided deceleration. The rectangular radiator dominated the front end. It was only over the course of the years that the radiator adopted its unique and distinctive shape.

Bugatti’s Type 10 was also praised by the experts. When pioneering French aviator Louis Blériot drove the Type 10 at an air display in Cologne, he was thrilled. He pleaded with Ettore Bugatti to produce a series of these cars.

With the assistance of partners such as Pierre de Vizcaya, Bugatti opened his own firm in a disused tannery in Molsheim at the end of 1909. Previously, he had successfully negotiated a loan with Darmstädter Bank for the production of 10 cars and five aero engines. Following the termination of his contract with Deutz, a close collaborator of Bugatti drove the Type 10 to Strasbourg, an eight-hour drive at the time. On 1 January 1910, Bugatti officially signed the tenancy agreement for his factory in Molsheim.

Following his move, Bugatti continued to develop the Type 10 with his team, calling the modified car the Type 13 and using the Bugatti name for the first time. The four-cylinder with a displacement of 1.4 litres had a power output of 15 PS and boosted the open Type 13 to a top speed of over 90 km/h.

But Ettore Bugatti remained faithful to his Type 10 and never thought of selling it. 30 or so years later, in 1939, he still owned the car, which was used by his wife Barbara Bugatti for everyday driving. When the Germans occupied Alsace in the Second World War, Bugatti took the Type 10 to his boatyard in Bordeaux, where he designed speedboats. Following Ettore Bugatti’s death in 1947, the car was left in a neglected state near to Bordeaux until it was discovered in dilapidated condition by a French racing driver at the end of the 1940s, restored and sold to a British collector. He sold the car on to a private collection in the USA, which restored it again. The chassis, axles and wheels were painted a reddish orange colour while the body remained silver-grey. The car is still in the collection and can also be driven, but it is only on public display on rare occasions. When it can be viewed, the light weight, speed and power of the car are still thrilling, 110 years after it was made.

 

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« Respuesta #1449 en: 19 Diciembre 2018, 12:02:25 »
911 CARRERA RS 2.7 HEADLINES SILVERSTONE AUCTIONS’ AUTOSPORT DEBUT

A rare, first series Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 with motorsport history will be offered for sale at Silverstone Auctions’ Autosport International Sale on 12th January at the NEC, Birmingham.

As one of the first 500 homologation cars of a total of 1,590 examples built, this highly sought after classic Porsche will be offered with an estimate of £340,000 to £380,000 when it headlines Silverstone Auctions’ debut sale as new auction partner of the show.

“We’re delighted to be to offering a 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS at the auction, one of the most recognizable and desirable models from the marque,” comments Adam Rutter, classic car specialist, Silverstone Auctions. “This is a highly sought-after, first series example presented in its wonderful and original colour scheme, which is sure to attract buyers from around the world.”

The car was built in May 1973 to Touring (M472) specification and supplied to its first owner through Raffay Porsche of Hamburg. Finished in Grand Prix White with Carrera script, green lettering and wheels, as well as numerous options, the left-hand drive car was first registered in July 1973 and spent a period of time in the United States in its early years.

It was then imported back to Germany in July 1986 when it was purchased by the President of the German Classic Porsche 911 Club, Wolfram Thonemann, who obtained the apt registration 'K-RS 911’. During his ownership, the car was successfully campaigned on racing circuits in Germany and around Europe, even becoming the Europa Cup Class 6 Champion of 1987.

In December 1996 the car changed hands and continued its motorsport legacy competing in international classic rallies, including prestigious events such as the Hockenheim Regularity Rally, Mont Ventoux, Modena Cento Ore, Tour De España, and Tour Auto, where it won the Regularity class in 2009.

Characteristic features of the car include Fuchs alloy wheels, distinctive fibreglass front bumper and iconic ducktail spoiler. The powerful 2.7 litre engine with Bosch mechanical fuel injection, Type 915 five-speed manual transaxle, powerful four-wheel disc brakes and fully independent suspension provide the driver with a car that offers brilliant acceleration (0-60 in 5.5 seconds) and a maximum speed of 149 mph with excellent stability and road manners.

In view of its rarity and value, the car was retired from rally use in July 2017 and treated to a full body restoration. The works were undertaken by multiple-award winning Porsche Approved body shop, Premier Panels Skills.

“This incredible car comes to market for the first time in 22 years and is ready to begin the next chapter of its life. This could be as a potential candidate for another classic rally where it has been so successful in the past, or simply to grace the lawns of a country house at a Classic Concours d'Elegance,” concludes Adam.

The car is supplied with a host of photographs recording the works carried out by Premier Panels Skills, along with substantial invoices, countless magazines articles, old FIVA rally card, photo albums and a UK V5c. The car is also accompanied by a collection of silverware awarded at numerous Concours events.

To find out more about the 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 for sale and to see the full lot list for Silverstone Auctions’ debut Autosport International Sale visit http://www.silverstoneauctions.com/1973-porsche-911-carrera-rs-27-.

 

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« Respuesta #1450 en: 19 Diciembre 2018, 12:02:50 »
BESTSELLING MID-SIZE MODEL IN THE WORLD: THE PASSAT HAS STOOD FOR PROGRESS FOR 45 YEARS

For 45 years the Passat has been on course for the future. Originally launched in 1973, it is now sold on every continent. Volkswagen has built more than 29 million Passat vehicles in eight generations so far. 2019 will see the start of a new evolutionary stage of the most successful mid-size car ever, as the Passat becomes the first in its segment to break through the barrier of 30 million units.

1973: A decade of fantastic music really takes off. The brothers Angus and Malcolm Young found AC/DC. Pink Floyd releases their timeless album “The Dark Side of the Moon”. All songs of the album could be heard on the radio of a new Volkswagen: the first Passat. A hatchback saloon with two or four doors and a large boot lid. More variable than any Volkswagen before. With a length of 4,190 mm and therefore slightly shorter than a T-Roc today.

And yet even the first Passat offered plenty of space. That was even more true when Volkswagen launched the Passat Variant in 1974.

By 2018, the Passat had grown to a length of up to 4,887 mm. With full- size features in the passenger compartment. At the same time, it has become a true reflection of progress in the field of automotive engineering: all pioneering technological developments – from the anti- lock brake system through to modern, intelligently networked assist systems – have accompanied the Passat over the years. As an all-rounder tailored to the needs of families and business users, it has also become the most successful mid-size and company car in the world. There are independent versions and derivative models in Europe, China and the USA; together they form one of the most important Volkswagen product pillars.

As it celebrates its 45th anniversary, the Passat is again offered as a saloon and Variant. Both body versions will not just be available with a classic combustion engine, but also with plug-in hybrid drive2/3/4, which temporarily turns the Passat into an electrically powered zero-emission vehicle for urban driving in particular.

The production preparations for the new Passat are currently taking place behind the scenes at the Emden plant in North Germany. The countdown for the market launch of the next evolutionary stage of this product line will already start at the end of January 2019 – a Passat with new drive, light, assist and Infotainment technologies and a new level of online services. The first target: breaking the 30-million barrier. After the Golf (35 million) and before the Beetle (21.5 million), this makes the Passat one of the three most successful models in the history of Volkswagen.

1) Across all generations and in all worldwide versions

2)Passat GTE: Fuel consumption, l/100 km: combined 1.8 - 7; power consumption, kWh/100 km: combined 13.7 - 13.2; CO₂ emissions combined, g/km: 40 - 38; efficiency class: A+

3) Passat GTE Variant: Fuel consumption, l/100 km: combined 1.8 ‐ 1.7; power consumption, kWh/100 km: combined 13.9 ‐ 13.4; CO₂ emissions combined, g/km: 40 - 38; efficiency class: A+

4) Passat PHEV: The vehicle is not sold in Germany.

 

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« Respuesta #1451 en: 02 Enero 2019, 14:23:56 »
NEW YEAR HONOURS AT THE 2019 CLASSIC

The arrival of every new year heralds a raft of exciting anniversaries and, in the car world, 2019 is crammed full of major motoring milestones – the cream of which will be celebrated at this summer’s Silverstone Classic (26-28 July).

As tradition now dictates, the annual Classic is the event that honours automotive history like no other, with a mouth-watering feast of dedicated retro races, massive eye-catching car club displays and glittering on-track parades that have been saluted with multiple Guinness World Records.

In recent years, the famous Silverstone Grand Prix circuit has staged record-breaking processions featuring evocative E-type Jaguars, fabulous Ferrari F40s, evergreen Porsche 911s, muscular Ford Mustangs, sensational Jaguar XJ220 supercars and never-before-seen numbers of stunning McLarens – as well as a whole host of other glittering parades.

Even by these sky-high standards, though, 2019 is revving up to be a very, very special year at the Classic.

Plans for a number of bedazzling birthday races and other anniversary celebrations will be announced over the next few weeks. In the meantime, though, more than 110 car clubs have already registered to display at the 2019 Classic and many of these will be honouring significant marque and model landmarks in July.

The Bentley Drivers Club will be out in force, celebrating the centenary of the prestigious luxury brand founded in 1919 by the legendary W.O. Bentley in Cricklewood, north London. Abarth is another time-honoured company boasting both distinguished road and racing car pedigrees – its 70th birthday will be marked in style at the Classic by the Abarth Owners Club.

Marcos and Mini clubs will be hosting Diamond Jubilee birthday parties as their cherished icons hit 60 in 2019, while gold is the colour for both the Ford Capri and Triumph TR6 – two endearing sixties sportscars born exactly 50 years before the summer’s Classic, and still with passionate followings today.

Although from a slightly more modern era, the BMW Z1 and Mazda MX-5 are two models not only much-loved by enthusiasts but also with strong regular presences at the Classic – more so this year as both evocative two-seater idols will be turning 30 in 2019.

“Whether it’s on or off the track, the Classic is one of the world’s biggest celebrations of motoring history, with more than 10,000 magical cars from yesteryear on show over three jam-packed days,” enthused Nick Wigley, Silverstone Classic CEO. “But while the unrivalled numbers are impressive, it’s the special automotive anniversaries that always add extra sparkle each year… and in 2019 we have some real jewels to celebrate. The cars are the stars at the Classic!”

Whether or not popping corks, ever-growing numbers of car clubs now choose to stage their main annual gathering at the world’s biggest classic motor racing festival, with their passionate members taking advantage of an exclusive display package and taking centre stage at the heart of the event. Further details on the clubs registered to date and information on the process for car clubs wishing to apply for registration, are available at: www.silverstoneclassic.com/clubs

All admission tickets also grant access to a selection of trackside grandstands, live music concerts on Friday and Saturday evenings, both racing paddocks plus the vast majority of the fun-fuelled family entertainment on offer at the ‘rocking and racing’ Classic.

Full details of car club packages, general admission tickets, hospitality packages and camping options can be found on the silverstoneclassic.com website with Early Bird tickets (available until the end of March) offering significant savings on standard tickets.

 

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« Respuesta #1452 en: 08 Enero 2019, 08:16:16 »
SILVERSTONE AUCTIONS IN POLE POSITION FOR AUTOSPORT INTERNATIONAL SALE

55 best of breed classic and competition cars with a combined value estimated at over £5 million will be on offer at Silverstone Auctions’ debut sale at the Autosport International Show on 12th January at the NEC, Birmingham.

Headlining the sale is a rare and highly collectible 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7. Presented in fully restored condition and finished in Grand Prix White with green lettering and wheels, the classic Porsche has been raced at a number of prestigious international events and tops the catalogue with an estimate of £340,000 to £380,000.

Among the other 1970s Porsches of offer is an early 1971 Porsche 911 2.4 S ‘side oil fill’ car. Configured in right-hand drive and finished in Lime Green with a Black corduroy interior, it is estimated at £150,000 to £170,000. Also, a 1972 Porsche 911T treated to an S specification upgrade as well as a full body and mechanical restoration is guided at £80,000 to £100,000.

“We are honoured to be hosting our first ever sale at Autosport International and to be among the impressive exhibitors at the show,” says Lionel Abbott, classic car specialist at Silverstone Auctions. “The wide range of cars on offer will certainly excite classic car aficionados as well as motorsport and performance enthusiasts alike, be it a rally homologation icon like the MG Metro 6R4 or even a 1960’s Formula One car like the Emeryson.”

Leading from the front in the selection of competition cars on offer is a 1961 Emeryson Formula 1 Climax FPF which was raced by Jack Fairman and Mike Spence during the early 1960s. As the only surviving Emeryson F1 car today, it is guided at £180,000 to £225,000.

Joining the Emeryson on the grid is a 2010 BMW Z4 GT3 estimated at £120,000 to £140,000. The race winning car has competed for teams such as Dorr Motorsport, Barwell Motorsport and Ecurie Ecosse. Welcome at all the most prestigious events globally is a 1965 Studebaker Lark Daytona 500 estimated at £100,000 to £130,000. The only racing Lark Daytona 500 in Europe, it has been invited to compete at Goodwood five times over the last decade achieving regular top finishes.

The sale will also see a number of spectacular modern super cars for auction including a 2005 McLaren Mercedes SLR reading just 6,700 miles. Finished in Crystal Laurite Silver SLR with a Silver Arrows 300SL Red leather interior, it is estimated at £160,000 to £180,000. Joining the SLR is another low mileage McLaren, a 2012 MP4-12C, which is showing just 6,000 miles and is estimated at £90,000 to £110,000. Away from the British cars, a 2007 Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera, one of only 618 models produced, is estimated at £75,000 to £85,000. This is accompanied by another flamboyant Italian, a 2006 Ferrari 599 GTB F1 Fiorano which is attractively estimated at £70,000 to £80,000.

“This catalogue offers buyers not only the opportunity to own best of breed examples of truly iconic cars, but also the chance to compete at some of the most exclusive events, and better yet, in the very cars competed by some of motorsport’s all time legends. We’re confident that our global customer base, as well as the thousands of visitors at the show, will turn out to witness this very exciting auction,” concludes Lionel.

For more information about the full lot list on offer at the Autosport International Sale and details on how to bid, please visit: http://www.silverstoneauctions.com/autosport-international-sale-2019/view_lots/pn/all.

 

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« Respuesta #1453 en: 08 Enero 2019, 08:16:38 »
FOOTMAN JAMES WAS BREWING UP A STORM AT COFFEE & CHROME

One of the leading classic vehicle insurance specialists, Footman James, hosted their first Coffee & Chrome meet which went down a storm with enthusiasts.

Sunday 6th January 2019, classic vehicle insurance specialists, Footman James, held their inaugural Coffee & Chrome meet, located in the picturesque grounds of Chateau Impney, home of the Chateau Impney Hill Climb.

Coffee & Chrome brought together over 400 enthusiasts and 200 classic vehicles from across the country, with some visitors driving all the way from Devon to be part of all the action.

The event was free to attend, with all pre-registered guests being allocated a free bacon butty and access to the grounds of the Grade Two listed Chateau, where a vast range of eclectic vehicles were on display, including a Jaguar E-Type Series 1 4.2 Roadster, a Bugatti Type 51, a 1971 Ford Escort, a 1988 Porsche Carrera and a convoy of 12 Harley Davidsons!

During and after the event, feedback was electric, with attendees commenting, ‘I thoroughly enjoyed myself and it was good to see such a variety of very interesting vehicles… well done’ and others expressing that Coffee & Chrome was a ‘Fantastic morning with proper bacon sandwiches, well done Footman James, I’m looking forward to the next one.’

David Bond, Managing Director at Footman James also commented, ‘Footman James would like to thank all who attended our first Coffee and Chrome meet and we would like to say a special thank you to Chateau Impney, Fender Broad and Classic Motor Cars for going that extra mile. We were so pleased to see all the remarkable feedback that we received on our social media channels and we can’t wait for our next Coffee & Chrome meet.’

Future Coffee & Chrome events will be taking place throughout 2019 (dates to be confirmed). To be first in the know about dates and times, follow Footman James on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, or subscribe to the Footman James newsletter over on their website.

For further information about Footman James please contact 0333 207 6000 or visit www.footmanjames.co.uk.

 

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« Respuesta #1454 en: 08 Enero 2019, 14:36:29 »
ONES TO WATCH FOR SILVERSTONE AUCTIONS’ AUTOSPORT INTERNATIONAL SALE

Autosport International’s new auction house partner, Silverstone Auctions, is set to put a wide selection of head-turning classic and competition cars under the hammer at 2pm on Saturday 12th January. Here are some of the highlights up for sale at the Birmingham NEC this weekend.

1965 FIA TVR GRIFFITH 400
Estimate: £120,000 - £140,000
This right-hand drive TVR Griffith 400 is fitted with a Tuscan dashboard understood to be the last one built. It is a very special, race-winning example with FIA papers valid until 2025 and is eligible for a variety of high profile events throughout the world. The chassis and body are the work of Nigel Reuben Racing in Droitwich, the UK's leading experts when it comes to full race TVRs from this era and the only company that currently can build an FiA compliant TVR Griffith 400 as raced in period. The car was built and has been run by TT Motors in Dorset and in its last eight races has achieved five wins and two podium finishes.

2010 CHEVRON B8
Estimate: £100,000 - £120,000
Completed in 2010 by Vin Malkie of Chevron Racing Ltd., this fabulous “continuation” Chevron B8 is powered by a new BMW M10, built and supplied by L.H.Owen and has a Hewland FT200 gearbox supplied new in 2010. It was prepared by Terry King Racing for the 2018 season running in the Masters Series. This striking Banana Yellow racer has new FIA/HTP papers, signed off in 2018, endorsing its conformity to the original specification. As further confirmation, it has a 'Letter of Authenticity' from Chevron signed by the directors in 2018. It is race-ready with all safety items in date and also has four spare wheels with new Avon 'wets'.

1961 EMERYSON FORMULA 1 CLIMAX FPF (FIA)
Estimate: £180,000 - £225,000
The ex-Jack Fairman/Mike Spence 1962 works car is the only surviving F1 Emeryson and a piece of Grand Prix History. It was completely rebuilt, with no expense spared, by the Cars International team in 2017 with the Monaco Historique the following year in mind. The work included replacing the rollover hoop and strengthening and crack testing the chassis, newly fabricated suspension (with spare parts), a brake overhaul including new pipes throughout, new driveshafts, a new gearbox, a full rewire, and a thorough engine rebuild. In total, close to £90,000 was spent and no stone left unturned, including re-painted chassis and bodywork. The car performed faultlessly at the event and has been garaged ever since.

1965 STUDEBAKER LARK DAYTONA 500*
Estimate: £100,000 - £130,000
Beautifully prepared and expertly engineered, this is the only racing Lark Daytona 500 in Europe with its rarity sure to ensure invitations to all the greatest saloon car races in the world. It has been built on a no expense spared basis, originally by renowned single seater experts Fortec Motorsport and more recently by historic saloon specialists, Richard Moore Racing. The car runs with a top specification Peter Knight freshly prepared and fully FIA compliant Chevrolet V8 which gives circa 430bhp. The car runs to a minimum agreed weight of 1,200 Kgs in the Masters Series and is also rev-limited to 7,000 rpm. It has been invited and competed at Goodwood 5 times over the last decade gaining regular top finishes in the Pierpoint Cup, the Jack Sears Trophy, and the St. Mary's Trophy.

1966 FORD CORTINA LOTUS. EX-WORKS
Estimate: £180,000 - £200,000
This is one of only three ‘Group 5’ works cars that were built by Lotus for the 1966 British Saloon Car Championship and has been driven by Jim Clark, Peter Arundell, Jacky Ickx, Sir John Whitmore and Graham Hill. In June 1966 it was converted to fuel-injection by BRM and in its first race with the new engine, won its class at the hands of Sir John Whitmore. The car is presented in race ready condition and, importantly, retains its original shell and all the period race modifications to the suspension and the engine.

1980 FIA FORD CAPRI 3.0-LITRE ‘FABERGE’ CAR
Estimate: £70,000 - £80,000
This exacting copy of the Fabergé Capris built to the ultimate new British Touring car FIA specification. Mechanically this Capri has been built to the ultimate specification with input from leading engineers and a current top touring car ace. Using the best available Capri 1.6 base car available, it was dipped, seam-welded, fitted with a T45 roll cage, re-dipped, powder coated and superbly painted. The exacting build included a Ric Wood, state of the art, 3.0-litre Group 1 engine producing 300+ bhp which has been MSA inspected and sealed as per Goodwood, Motor Racing Legends and Tony Dron Trophy regulations.This car is eligible for all forms of historic touring car racing including the Goodwood Member's Meeting, Tony Dron Trophy, CTCRC Group1 and Peter Autos.

1968 FIA LOTUS ELAN S4
Estimate: £28,000 - £32,000
Race-prepared and road legal, this Elan S4 has FIA HTP papers which are valid until 2025. It is powered by a 1598cc Lotus Twin Cam with an all steel 701M block and its engine was fully rebuilt in June 2017. It has also been fitted with a Safety Devices roll-cage, new plumbed in extinguisher, and Tillet FIA seat. FInished in the famous Team Lotus colours, it is eligible for a variety of championships and a proven class winner.

All of the cars up for auction will be available for viewing during show opening hours up until 2pm on Saturday. The Autosport International Show Sale Auction Catalogue 2019 admits two people into the auction and viewing, however, tickets for the Autosport International Show will also be required.

Autosport International, is part of Motorsport Network’s flagship title, Autosport – one of the world’s leading print and online motorsport publishers. Motorsport Network is the world’s largest independent automotive and motorsport-related digital platform, connecting millions of people who love motorsport and cars. The network also creates key industry events including the annual Autosport Awards and the Motorsport Business Leaders’ Forum.

Tickets are on sale now for the established motorsport season starter, which will pack in more exhibitors, stars and cars than ever before. Make sure you get yours today, head over to www.autosportinternational.com.