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« Respuesta #1455 en: 08 Enero 2019, 14:39:37 »
EVOLUTION E-TYPES LAUNCH EXCLUSIVE ‘BEHIND-THE-SCENES’ INTERVIEW

Evolution E-Types has launched an exclusive behind the scenes interview with the Evolution creator Uryk Dmyterko ahead of their showcase at the forthcoming London Classic Car Show.

Evolution E-Types creator Uryk Dmyterko explains how a combination of passion and determination has evolved his successful parts supply business into building the ultimate Jaguar E-Type where quality has been redefined to another level.

The film was created at Evolution E-Types Darlington based workshop where his successful parts supply business is based, and includes a behind the scenes tour of their labyrinth of workshops which cover CNC machining, engine and bodywork shops, spray booth, upholstery and mechanical engineering departments. The team, which runs under Uryk’s guidance have used their craftsmanship and experience to develop a new range of high quality Jaguar E-Types for modern day driving conditions.

But, this isn’t just another Jaguar E-Type restoration, Uryk is already recognised as the World’s leading supplier of E-Type parts such as their; High Strength Chassis Frames; Solid Billet Machined Aluminium Cam Covers; and the most recent development their Aluminium 5 Speed Gearbox to name just a few. Now the world’s leading parts supplier has taken a major step forward to create a brand new range of Jaguar E-type models with modern day comforts, handling and engineering developments, offering customers all the sixties style look and feel of an iconic classic, but with twenty-first century handling, reliability and comfort.

The interview can be viewed here: https://vimeo.com/307063678

You can visit the team and the latest Evolution E-Type showcar exhibiting at the forthcoming London Classic Car Show 14-17 February at London’s Excel. Offering a chance for everyone to get up close and personal and see this exceptional car.

Jaguar’s will be in the media spotlight at the London Classic Car Show where Jaguar Director of Design Ian Callum being honoured with an Icon Award for his career defining design work at Jaguar and Aston Martin.

For more information on the Evolution E-Type visit: https://evolutionetypes.com/

For more information on the show visit: https://www.thelondonclassiccarshow.co.uk/

 

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« Respuesta #1456 en: 09 Enero 2019, 10:05:01 »
SCREEN AND ROCK LEGENDS CARS TO BE AUCTIONED

Cars owned by both screen and rock legends will go under the hammer at the Coys Interclassics Maastricht Auction in Netherlands which takes place on Friday and Saturday (Jan 11th and 12th).

A 1958 Facel Vega Excellence supplied new to the legendary American actress Ava Gardner is one of the ten ‘1st Series’ ever built and was directly delivered from the factory in September 1958 to the famous actress. The ownership is confirmed by Chassis records. It is one of the cars to be completed with Chrysler’s high performance 6.4 litre ‘Hemi’ V8 engine. Estimate: €150,000 - €180,000.

Chris Routledge, CEO of Coys said: “We have had considerable interest in this car. It is great opportunity to own one of the fastest and certainly most glamourous cars of the 1950’s.”

A 1959 Austin A35 previously owned by the musician Phil Collins who was also a member of the rock band Genesis is being offered at no reserve. The car comes with registration documents, bills and correspondence to confirm the ownership. Estimate: €7,000- €10,000.

Also going under the hammer is an early Maserati 3500 GT, which is a rare carburetor example presented in desirable Rosso with Chiaro interior. The car comes with a Maserati certificate and is supplied with German road papers and sensibly reserved. Estimate: €145,000- €155,000.

A 1930 Packard Deluxe Eight Roadster 745 which was maintained in a private collection for the past 16 years is another highlight of the auction. It has attended numerous concourse events and rallies over the years, including the renowned Kitzbüheler. It is one of the most iconic cars of that time. Estimate: €170,000- €190,000.

A beautiful 1967 Lamborghini Miura is also going under the hammer. It was dispatched new in P400 specification to Oporto, Portugal on 14th September 1967, and was sold via the Lamborghini dealer Vecar. The car is refinished in Arancio Orange and comes with original Portuguese Livrete and invoices. It is an ultimate version of Lamborghini’s supercars. Estimate: Refer Department.

Other cars on auction:

    1948 Lancia Aprilia Cabriolet – Estimate: €60,000- €70,000.
    1965 Short-Chassis Mercedes-Benz 600 – Estimate: €75,000- €85,000
    1986 Lamborghini Jalpa P350 - Estimate: €90,000- €100,000

 

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« Respuesta #1457 en: 09 Enero 2019, 14:47:52 »
SPECIAL RACES TO MARK MAGICAL MINI MILESTONE

The 60th anniversary of the extraordinary Mini Minor will be celebrated with two record breaking races at this summer’s Silverstone Classic (26-28 July).

To mark this magical milestone in true Classic style, the packed on-track programme will – for the first time ever – feature a pair of very special showdowns dedicated entirely to huge numbers of much-loved Mini racers competing for The Mini Celebration Trophy presented by Adrian Flux.

The automotive icon’s enduring popularity with historic motor sport competitors is certain to create the world’s biggest-ever grid of racing Minis and, fittingly, another major crowd-pleasing highlight at this year’s running of the biggest retro-racing festival on the planet.

Ensuring everyone shares in the celebrations, the unmissable Mini double-header action will star on all three days at the Classic with qualifying on Friday and spectacular 20-minute showdowns on both Saturday and Sunday.

First launched in 1959, the ground-breaking Mini not only revolutionised small car design forever but also became a classless British style icon in the Swinging Sixties – an image that is still fostered today by BMW’s on-going homages to the innovative original which was designed for the British Motor Corporation (BMC) by the ingenious Sir Alec Issigonis.

As well as becoming one of the most influential cars in automotive history, the trail-blazer also earned its spurs in competition. Maximising its nimble front-wheel-drive layout, higher performance versions quickly added to the Mini’s spiralling kudos.

Three famous Monte Carlo Rally wins plus numerous giant-killing successes on the race track – many at Silverstone – boosted the little car’s incredible credentials and further fuelled the perennial favourite’s legendary status.

“Absolutely everybody who loves cars loves the Mini, so we are really thrilled to be celebrating this major milestone in its illustrious history with two fabulous races at the Classic, where the stars are always the cars!” enthused Nick Wigley, Silverstone Classic CEO – a long-term fan of the charismatic BMC baby having learnt to drive and passed his driving test in a little red Mini. 

“With so many evocative examples in existence, we are expecting to create what will be the world’s biggest-ever field of racing Minis… and, in doing so, make yet more history for both the magical Mini and the Classic.”

This summer’s duo of Diamond Jubilee duels are being organised by Masters Historic Racing and will feature competition cars dating back to the pioneering Mini’s original pre-1966 era.

“We are delighted that Masters has been asked to organise these Mini-only celebration races at the Silverstone Classic in July,” said Ron Maydon, Founder and President of Masters Historic Racing. “Minis are very close to my own heart and, in their 60th anniversary year, it only seems right that we should be showcasing a spectacular grid of infamous FIA-spec pre-66 Minis at such a great British historic racing festival.”

Furthering the festivities at the annual Classic, a raft of evergreen Minis will also feature in special track parades and in dedicated in-field displays organised by members of prominent motor clubs representing all generations of the revered marque through the ages.

Visitors keen to join in the festivities at the festival must buy their tickets in advance and can take advantage of the Early Bird offer on tickets when purchasing before the end of March.

As in previous years, all tickets grant access to 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 on general admission tickets, car club display packages, hospitality experiences and camping options – as well as all the latest Classic news – can be found on the silverstoneclassic.com website.

 

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« Respuesta #1458 en: 10 Enero 2019, 14:08:30 »
FANTASTIC FIAT 500C IS PRIZE FOR NATIONAL MOTOR MUSEUM VISITOR

A brand new Fiat 500C TwinAir has been presented to the winner of the National Motor Museum Trust Prize Draw in a ceremony at Beaulieu's Palace House.

Beaulieu Managing Director Russell Bowman handed the keys for the bright red soft-top to Rosalind Cottee and her husband Norman, who were delighted to drive home to Maidenhead from the New Forest in the sought-after top raffle prize. They were joined for the ceremony by Niall James from Snows Fiat and Abarth, which supplied the car.

Rosalind and Norman had visited Beaulieu in the summer with their grandchildren, when Rosalind bought her successful raffle ticket in the National Motor Museum. She said: “We had a lovely day, but I really didn’t expect to win anything, let alone the car. I think the only other thing I’ve ever won in a competition was a bowl of fruit, so this is wonderful! We’re both retired, so I will be using the Fiat for local trips.”

Carole McGuire, from Tonbridge in Kent, won second prize – a money-can’t-buy opportunity to take part in the 2019 London to Brighton Veteran Car Run, as a passenger in one of the National Motor Museum Trust’s historic vehicles, with an overnight stay in London. Seated in the 1904 De Dion Bouton Model Q, which she will ride in for the 60-mile event, Carole was presented with a commemorative certificate by National Motor Museum Manager and Chief Engineer Doug Hill.

Carole said: “I’m thrilled to bits. It was meant to be! Years ago, I used to live near the route of the run so I always went to watch the veteran cars pass by.”

Looking forward to taking part in the event, Carole is well aware that preparation is the key. “I’m hoping it’s not going to be raining, although I think I might need to wear my thermals!” she added.

The third prize went to Michael Burton, from Formby near Liverpool, who won a VIP trip around the New Forest in a vehicle from the National Motor Museum collection. This special day out also includes a visit to the Beaulieu Chocolate Studio for a demonstration and chocolate treat goody bag.

Tickets have gone on sale for a chance to win the 2019 National Motor Museum Trust Prize Draw. See www.nationalmotormuseum.org.uk/support-us/prize-draw for more details.

 

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« Respuesta #1459 en: 10 Enero 2019, 14:08:51 »
RECORD ATTENDANCE AT THE FIRST BICESTER HERITAGE SUNDAY SCRAMBLE OF THE 2019 SEASON

Bringing in the New Year in fine style, the first Bicester Heritage Sunday Scramble open day of 2019 welcomed over 7,000 visitors among an incredible mix of machinery.

As the gates opened at 9am, the crisp and tranquil setting of former RAF Bicester was soon filled with the rumble of engines and excited conversation as the cars and crowds assembled. In typical Sunday Scramble style, the selection of cars in the same site was varied and inclusive, with the latest supercars rubbing shoulders with vintage rarities and everything in between.

Stand out cars from the day included the incredible ex-Gilles Villeneuve FW19 F1 car proudly displayed at Sports Purpose, a thoroughly well-used and battle scarred Jaguar C-type, 199mph Porsche 964-based RUF RCT EVO, stunning Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing which sat outside the Heritage Skills Academy and the instantly recognisable ‘Hairy Canary’ AC Cobra in the ‘Blast House’ showroom of Pendine Historics.

As always a selection of car clubs put on a tremendous number of displays, with the car park itself proving a treasure trove where the likes of a Ferrari F40 were simply parked up amongst the vast selection of vehicles brought by passionate visitors keen to attend the show.

British watchmaker and event partner, Bremont, manned their Nissen Hut-style bunkers on the Main Drive, showcasing their latest beautifully made timepieces whilst Bicester Heritage’s insurance partner Hagerty Insurance UK managed a fully booked Valuation Arena, assisting classic vehicle owners with face-to-face up-to-date values for insurance purposes.

Whether enjoying the buzz overhead from the Finest Hour Experiences Tiger Moth, a pint of on-site brewery Wriggly Monkey’s latest creation or simply the juxtaposition of patinated Land Rovers and immaculate Italian classics, the intrepid ‘season opener’ had plenty on offer for the 7,000-plus visitors.

The next Sunday Scramble will take place on the 28th April, with a new ‘Super Scramble’ recently announced for the 23rd June 2019. Save the dates!

Commenting on the event, Dan Geoghegan, Managing Director of Bicester Heritage, said:

“The January Scramble is always a highlight of the year for us, not just to see who is out in their classics but also to get the first New Year Sunday off to the best possible start.  We were taken aback by the attendance and support, not least to see so many families and fabulous motorcars: the classic car world is clearly in excellent health.” 

"It offers a superb opportunity to get behind the scenes at Bicester Heritage, not to mention visit Britain’s best preserved pre-war bomber station come to life in such a dynamic way.  We are avidly planning for the Drive-it-Day Scramble on Sunday 28th April."

 

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« Respuesta #1460 en: 15 Enero 2019, 11:27:07 »
CLASSIC OPPORTUNITY FOR CHARITY PARTNER

The Silverstone Classic is offering an exciting opportunity for an official charity alignment with the world’s biggest classic motor racing festival.

For the past three years, the event’s partnership with leading men’s health charity Prostate Cancer UK has raised almost £60,000 and helped to generate significant awareness of a disease that kills over 11,500 men in the UK every year.

Money raised at the Classic will help fund vital research into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer, as well as fund health information to help raise awareness of the disease - which affects 1 in 8 men in the UK.

Prostate Cancer UK’s Director of Fundraising, James Beeby said: “We feel incredibly fortunate to have been able to partner with the Silverstone Classic for the last three years. Not only has this enabled us to fund further research into the disease, it has also acted as the perfect platform to drive home an important health message to thousands of men and their families. We thank all those involved in the Silverstone Classic who have supported this partnership and helped stopped prostate cancer being a killer.”

With the initial three-year charity partnership with Prostate Cancer UK now having concluded, the Classic is now offering a similar three-year opportunity for a charity to partner with the massive three-day summer festival staged at the UK’s top motor sport venue.

“The Silverstone Classic presents a fantastic platform for a charity looking to work with a world-class event at the home of British motorsport,” confirmed Nick Wigley, Silverstone Classic CEO. “Our partnership with Prostate Cancer UK provided us with a great chance to give something back by supporting a really worthy cause close to our hearts. We look forward to continuing to do this over the next three years via a charity alignment.”

This year’s summer festival takes place over the weekend of 26-28 July and applications are invited from charitable organisations – notably those with a relevance to the spirit of the car-themed nostalgic event – that wish to be considered as the Silverstone Classic’s official event charity.

Interested parties should email marketing@silverstoneclassic.com for further information and application details. The deadline for completed proposals is 5pm on Thursday 31 January.

 

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« Respuesta #1461 en: 15 Enero 2019, 15:34:14 »
SUCCESSFUL DEBUT FOR SILVERSTONE AUCTIONS AT AUTOSPORT INTERNATIONAL

Silverstone Auctions kicked off the 2019 classic car auction season in fantastic fashion achieving a 63 per cent sales rate at its inaugural Autosport International Sale.

36 of 57 classic and competition cars offered were sold at the auction which took place at the NEC, Birmingham on 12th January, generating combined total sales exceeding £2.6m.

Indeed, despite the lack of confidence within the wider economic climate and ongoing uncertainty over Brexit, the results were particularly impressive given that 10 lots valued in excess of £100,000 were successfully hammered away. Furthermore, not only was the sale the first in the UK of 2019, it also marked Silverstone Auctions’ debut as the show’s new official auction partner.

Results highlights include a stunning 1970 Ferrari 365 GT 2+2, one of just 52 produced in right-hand drive, offered for sale for the first time in more than 20 years from a private collection. Finished in its original Azzurro Hyperion and superbly maintained by marque specialists, it sold for £200,250 including premium at the auction, the most valuable lot of the day.

A 1990 AC Cobra Mk IV 'Lightweight', one of only 21 genuine, alloy-bodied, lightweight examples in right-hand drive, was the subject of an extended bidding war between telephone and room bidders. The very rare and desirable V8 muscle car sold to a round of applause for £139,500, almost £50,000 over its lower estimate.

Also exceeding its sale estimate, an elegant 1935 Mercedes-Benz (W18) Type 290 2-door Cabriolet 'B', particularly rare in right-hand drive and presented in restored condition, sold for an impressive £121,500, more than double its lower estimate.

“We’re delighted with the results of our first ever sale at Autosport International as the new official auction partner,” comments Lionel Abbott, classic car specialist, Silverstone Auctions. “A new sale comes with an element of the unknown, but the turn out on the day combined with our global audience of online bidders has maintained the strong results we achieved in 2018, generating good returns for our vendors.”

The sale also included a number of impressive competition car sales, including a one of three, 1966 Ford Cortina Lotus ex-works cars with incredible race history. Driven by motorsport legends including Jim Clark, Peter Arundell, Jacky Ickx, Sir John Whitmore and Graham Hill in period, the rare fast Ford sold for £168,750 to a telephone bidder.

Another of the rare classics which performed well on sale day was a ‘rotisserie’ restored 1969 Ford Cortina Lotus (MkII), one of only three factory finished in Fern Green, which sold over estimate to a buyer in the room for £40,275.

The only motorcycle in the sale, a 1989 Ducati 906 Paso first registered to Nigel Mansell CBE and sporting his autograph on the rear tail cover, attracted many show goers and was sold for £7,313 as the final lot of the day.

Silverstone Auctions is now inviting quality classic and competition car consignments to its next sale taking place at Race Retro at Stoneleigh Park on 23rd and 24th February. Vendors benefit from just 5% + VAT seller’s commission.

To see all the results from the Autosport International Sale visit http://www.silverstoneauctions.com/autosport-international-sale-2019/view_lots/pn/all.

 

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« Respuesta #1462 en: 16 Enero 2019, 11:37:34 »
NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR THE LAND ROVER LEGENDS NATIONAL LAND ROVER AWARDS 2019

Nominations are now open for the National Land Rover Awards 2019, the winners of which will be chosen at Land Rover Legends, the ultimate show for Land Rover connoisseurs, preservationists, restorers and enthusiasts, taking place at Bicester Heritage, on 25th and 26th May.

The National Awards

The focus of Land Rover Legends is on authenticity and originality, with the event featuring carefully-curated static displays of important Land Rovers as well as the National Awards for Most Original, Best Restored and Best Bespoke Land Rover. The inaugural event in 2018 attracted a very strong list of contenders for the Awards, and the judges had a tough job to determine the Highly Commended and overall Winner in each of the three categories.

Owners who would like to nominate their cherished Land Rovers for the 2019 National Awards can do so now at www.landroverlegends.com. Shortlisted vehicles will be invited to be displayed as part of a dedicated indoor exhibition at the Bicester Heritage event where, on Sunday May 26th, a panel of expert judges will select the Winner and Highly Commended entry in each category.

Land Rover Clubs lining up to take part

Over a dozen major Land Rover Clubs have also booked their display space for the event, including the SAS Pink Panther Register, Land Rover Stage Two Register, Project Jay Preservation Group, Discovery Owners Club, Range Rover Register, Range Rover Owner, CVC Register, Land Rover Register 1948-1953, Land Rover Series One Club, Land Rover Series 2 Club, Land Rover Special Vehicles & Defender 130 Club; Camel Trophy Owners Club, and the British Military Vehicle Group.

Many of the Clubs will be helping us celebrate four important Land Rover birthdays this year:

    The 50th anniversary of the entry into service of the Series IIa SAS Pink Panther will be commemorated with what is expected to be the largest-ever gathering of these fascinating vehicles, supported by examples of the Series I and later 110 SAS vehicles.
    The 40th anniversary of the 100-inch prototypes – considered by many to be the best Land Rover that Land Rover never produced – will also be celebrated with what is expected to be the largest-ever gathering.
    The 30th anniversary of the launch of the first Discovery – the vehicle that saved Land Rover.
    The 25th birthday of the launch of the second-generation Range Rover, the P38A.

There will also be an award for Best Club Display at the event, for which every club attending will be eligible.

All Land Rovers welcome - and dogs allowed!

Land Rover Legends is an event for all Land Rovers. In addition to the main exhibits and demonstration vehicles, every Land Rover attending will become a part of the show by being displayed in the dedicated forward-parking area that will be set aside to showcase representatives of the marque.

This year, for the first time, canine companions are welcome to attend the event (regardless of whether or not they arrive in a Land Rover!). So there’s no need to leave well-behaved four-legged friends at home; just pop them on a lead and bring them along.

Other new features for 2019 include on-site camping and Saturday evening entertainment. Camping bookings are coming in thick and fast, and Land Rover fans are advised to book early if they want to make a weekend of it in the atmospheric, inimitable setting of Bicester Heritage.

In addition to the fantastic range of very special vehicles on show, Land Rover lovers will find a host of other things to fascinate and tempt them, with top Land Rover restorers, specialists and associated suppliers, plus carefully-selected exhibitors and traders, all positioned in and around Bicester Heritage’s magnificent main exhibition hangar.

For more information or to book tickets please visit: www.landroverlegends.com

 

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« Respuesta #1463 en: 16 Enero 2019, 11:37:57 »
131 MILES IN 28 YEARS - ‘TIME-WARP’ PEUGEOT TO GO UNDER THE HAMMER AT BARON

An immaculately-preserved, totally original one-owner 1991 Peugeot 309 GTi with a remarkable 131 warranted miles on the clock is among the early entries for Barons’ Classic Winter Warmer sale at Sandown Park on February 26.

The vendor bought the car new in 1991 but was working overseas a great deal and had a second car, so the Peugeot was barely used, as the mileage so clearly shows. Throughout its life the car has been kept garaged and it is in showroom condition. Engine, electricals, interior, bodywork etc. are as-new and, with a guide price of £8,000-£11,000 it represents a fantastic opportunity to acquire a ‘new’ classic family saloon that can only prove to be a sound investment for the future.

American car fans will be drooling over the immaculate 7.5-litre 1976 Lincoln Continental Mk IV - which could also appear to music fans, as it was owned for 12 years by the drummer Mark Brzezicki who is mainly known for his work with Big Country but how has also played with The Cult, Ultravox, Roger Daltrey, Brian May, Peter Gabriel, Lionel Richie, Peter Gabriel and Procol Harum. The Lincoln is the extremely rare and luxurious Versailles model, with Cartier interior clock - which still works perfectly. At £10,000-£13,000 it’s a huge amount of gloriously over-the-top luxury American motoring for the money, and comes complete with a fantastic amount of history, including rare workshop manuals.

Other well-presented early entries for February 26 include a 1992 Ginetta G33 and a 1973 Volvo P1800 ES. One of just 70 still in existence, the Ginetta has been restored to original specification by the vendor, who likes this car so much that he has owned it three times! (£15,000-£20,000). The P1800 has been meticulously maintained, comes with a very comprehensive history folder and has a guide price of £11,500-£13,500.

Entries also include a 48,000-mile 1981 Range Rover Classic 2-door. This highly desirable 4x4 comes with the rare power steering option and Friary overdrive and has already had a great deal of money spent on it, including a full body respray, new fuel tank, Holley carburettor and full new interior. It’s a real eye-catcher, in Bahama Gold and definitely more early Land Rover than modern Range Rover to drive! This charismatic and practical car to own and use has a guide price of £9,000-£11,000.

For those looking for something to get their teeth into for the spring, there’s the 1974 VW Karmann Ghia convertible restoration project. This RHD model has recently been imported from Ireland and is offered at no reserve; a great chance for an enthusiast wanting to take on a project that results in a really pretty and enjoyable classic.

For more information about Baron’ February 26 Sandown Park Classic Winter Warmer sale, please visit www.barons-auctions.com.

 

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« Respuesta #1464 en: 17 Enero 2019, 13:53:43 »
RECORD GRID OF BENTLEY RACERS TO CELEBRATE CENTENARY

This summer’s Silverstone Classic will celebrate Bentley’s 100th birthday with a very special anniversary race dedicated to honouring the illustrious British marque’s most significant historical milestone.

To be staged on Saturday evening at the world’s biggest classic motor racing festival, the Bentley Centenary Trophy for Pre-War Sports Cars comes almost exactly 100 years after the legendary W.O. Bentley founded the company that carries his name on 10 July, 1919.

To mark the momentous occasion, it is hoped that a record turn-out of more than 30 iconic racing Bentleys will line up, as in period, in a hugely evocative field also packed with pre-war Alfa Romeos, Aston Martins, Bugattis, Fraser Nashes, Lagondas and MGs all dating back to the 1920s and 1930s.

It was in competition that the hallowed brand first earned its reputation, winning the coveted Le Mans 24 Hours no fewer than five times in seven years between 1924 and 1930, topped by an all-conquering 1-2-3 podium clean sweep precisely 90 years ago in 1929.

Furthering the appeal, the notoriously rugged cars – then hailing from Cricklewood in north London and once described by competitive rival Ettore Bugatti as ‘the fastest lorries in the world’ – were raced by an alluring group of wealthy British drivers nicknamed the ‘Bentley Boys’.

Illustrious examples of the 3-litre, 4.5-litre Blower and Speed Six models, helmed with such success in France, will be among the record numbers lining up at the Classic.

“Those glorious tales of the big green Bentleys thundering through the French night are part of motor sport legend passed down through the generations,” lauded Nick Wigley, Silverstone Classic CEO. “Now we will be recreating some of that magic at sunset on Saturday at the Classic to celebrate what is a very special moment in Bentley’s remarkable lifetime.”

The Bentley Centenary Trophy for Pre-War Sports Cars is being organised by Motor Racing Legends, whose Chairman, Duncan Wiltshire, anticipates a record-breaking grid.

“This is such a significant anniversary – a once-in-a-lifetime celebration which is certain to appeal to all those with eligible Bentleys.

“As a result, we are expecting an enormous turn-out and, by all probability, the biggest grid of racing Bentleys ever seen anywhere in the world,” predicted Wiltshire, whose Motor Racing Legends team will also be fielding the well-established Royal Automobile Club Woodcote Trophy and Stirling Moss Trophy sportscar racing grids at the Classic, featuring cars largely from the 1950s era, including Jaguar D-types, Lister Knobblies and Cooper Monacos.   

Adding to the unmissable Bentley centenary celebrations, a special track parade for car clubs representing the distinguished luxury brand is also scheduled for Saturday at the Classic. Once again, huge numbers are expected to join the historic 100th birthday party.

Visitors keen to experience the festivities must buy their tickets in advance and can take advantage of an Early Bird offer when purchasing before the end of March.

All tickets grant access to 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 on general admission tickets, car club display packages, hospitality experiences and camping options – as well as all the latest Classic news – can be found at silverstoneclassic.com.

 

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« Respuesta #1465 en: 22 Enero 2019, 14:55:44 »
BONNETS GALORE WITH CAVALCADE FOR EASTER AT BEAULIEU

There are Bonnets Galore for Easter at Beaulieu when the attraction comes to life with  amazing motors being brought out of the National Motor Museum and driven around the grounds of the attraction from April 6th to Easter Monday April 22nd.

Discover the sights, sounds and smells of motoring history as Beaulieu revives its daily cavalcade tradition from the 1970s – ’90s for Easter visitors. On show will be the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang reconstruction and vehicles spanning motoring history including the veteran 1904 De Dion Bouton, vintage 1927 Austin 12/4, 1938 Morris Eight, wartime 1943 Willys Jeep and classic 1963 Ford Cortina.* Look out for the Victorian Penny Farthing, 1960 BSA motorcycle and sidecar in yellow AA livery and Beaulieu’s Veteran Bus.

See a selection of the vehicles in the cavalcade as it parades across the Events Arena each afternoon, then head inside the museum to take a peek beneath the open bonnets of even more remarkable machines and talk to museum guides about the vehicles’ incredible stories.

For bonnets of a different kind, visit Palace House where you will find Easter bonnets and Victorian costumes to try on for a selfie opportunity. Roll up your sleeves in the Victorian Kitchen and help Lord Montagu’s cook roll out Easter biscuits, talk to costumed guides about life in the 19th century and join in with Easter craft activities. Younger visitors can also have their face painted with Easter designs.

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

Over Easter weekend (Good Friday April 18th - Easter Monday April 22nd) see the larger-than-life Easter bunny as it hops through the daffodils in the grounds of the attraction. Why not take a picture to add to your travel log?

All Easter activities are included in the general admission ticket to Beaulieu, which includes entry to the National Motor Museum with its Chitty Chitty Bang Bang 50 years exhibition, World of Top Gear, On Screen Cars, Palace House, Beaulieu Abbey with its Abbot’s Mews falconry exhibition and the spring-time grounds and gardens. Tickets can be bought in advance online. For tickets and details see www.beaulieu.co.uk or call 01590 612345.

* Historic cars in the daily cavalcades may be subject to change each day.

 

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« Respuesta #1466 en: 23 Enero 2019, 15:02:25 »
SPICING UP 50 YEARS OF THE FORD CAPRI

The world’s most successful Capri racer will lead the celebrations honouring the Ford fastback’s golden anniversary at this summer’s Silverstone Classic (26-28 July).

For five seasons in succession between 1976 and 1980, Gordon Spice took top class honours in the British Saloon Car Championship, taking the Mustang-inspired coupé to no fewer than 24 outright race victories.

With the Capri turning 50 this year, the tin-top racing legend will present a special trophy to the top-performing Capri in the crowd-pleasing Historic Touring Car Challenge (HTCC) race at the Classic.

“The Capri was very important to me,” reflected Spice, who further proved his talent by lifting the Group C2 World Endurance Championship crown when racing a sports prototype produced and entered by his own Spice Engineering company.

“The Capri was by far the easiest car I ever raced. There was absolutely nothing complicated about it – the rear-drive chassis was simple to tune, so it handled really, really well. Just a brilliant motor car.”

First unveiled at the Brussels Motor Show in January 1969 and marketed by Ford as ‘The Car You Always Promised Yourself’, close to two million Capris were produced before the model’s demise at the end of 1986.

As well as finding huge favour in the showrooms, Capris were popular in motor sport – notably in Britain where they totally ruled the country’s premier touring car series after the bigger-engined American muscle cars were banned at the end of the 1975 season.

Despite facing fierce competition – mostly from rival three-litre Capris – Spice was very much the man to beat for the following five years, right up to the moment a subsequent rule change permitted the introduction of the larger-engined Rover Vitesses, thus ending the Ford’s domination.

Today’s flourishing HTCC features large numbers of Capris –including some actually raced by Spice in period – Rovers and other iconic saloon cars from that much-loved era, many adding to the memories by still competing in evocative period liveries.

Providing further spectacle, for the first time this year’s grid at the Classic will also permit official entries from a number of later-generation, flame-spitting Ford Cosworth RS500s.

In the past, the high-performance Sierras have raced regularly with the Super Touring field. However, due to diminishing number of cars competing in this grid and an already packed track schedule, the super tourers will be taking a break from the Classic this year.

Appropriately, though, the coveted one-off Gordon Spice Trophy will be presented by Spice to the first Capri past the finishing post.

“I’m absolutely delighted to have been given this honour,” said Spice, now aged 78. “I never miss the Classic; it’s one of my favourite race meetings of the year and it is always wonderful to see so many Capris still racing today – 50 years is a long time!”

To mark the occasion, organisers have also confirmed that they will be holding a celebratory anniversary parade for the Ford Capri on the Sunday of the event for those car club members joining in the festivities with their Ford Capris. This will be fronted by the last Capri to roll off the production line in Cologne – a limited edition 280 ‘Brooklands’ model owned by Ford’s heritage workshop.

Visitors keen to relive the heyday of seventies saloon car racing – as well as savouring all the other numerous on- and off-track attractions at the Classic – must buy their tickets in advance. All those purchasing before the end of March can take advantage of a money-saving Early Bird offer.

All tickets grant access to 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 on general admission tickets, car club display packages, hospitality experiences and camping options – as well as all the latest Classic news – can be found at silverstoneclassic.com.

 

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« Respuesta #1467 en: 25 Enero 2019, 14:31:11 »
MGLIVE! TICKETS ON SALE WITH SUPER EARLY BIRD SPECIAL OFFER

Super Early Bird Tickets for MGLive!, the world’s largest MG show, are set to go on sale on Friday 1st February at 10:00.

The Super Early Bird Ticket offer is designed to ensure MG lovers & classic car fans alike have an opportunity to buy tickets at a heavily discounted rate whether they are Club members or not.

By buying tickets early, ticket holders can save as much as £18 off versus waiting until the event and buying on the gate. 

Super Early Bird Tickets
   

Day
   

Weekend

Member
   

£16 (£14 Saving)
   

£27 (£18 Saving)

Non-Member
   

£23 (£7 Saving)
   

£35 (£10 Saving)

Gate
   

£30
   

£45

Super Early Bird Tickets will be available from 10:00 on Friday 1st February to 10:00 on Monday 4th March when the Super Early Bird offer expires.

MGLive! is shaping up to have a packed programme both on and off track to commemorate the MG Marque’s 95th birthday.

On track, we will see racing from the MG Trophy for MG ZRs, BCV8 Championship featuring MGB and MGC cars, Lackford Engineering Midget & Sprite Challenge, Cockshoot Cup Championship for MG sports and saloon cars plus the Iconic 50s Series.

Porsche Club Great Britain will be back as guests with the Petro-Canada Lubricants Porsche Club Championship with Pirelli with Club and Restoracing competitions taking part. Equipe GTS will again be joining us as guests, providing a recreation of the vibrant clubman racing scene of the late 1950s and early 60s.

Mini is having its 60th anniversary in 2019, and to add to the celebrations taking place at MGLive!, Dunlop Mini Se7en & Mini Miglia Challenge supported by Mini Spares will also be taking to the grid.

A revolutionary design that influenced the cars of today and a cult classic designed by Sir Alec Issigonis, today Minis can be found racing in historic motorsport and across the classic car scene being admired by young and old.

Mini Se7en Racing Club and MG Car Club racing goes back a number of years, including the M7RC attending the MGCC 75/BMC Comps meet held in July 2005 at Silverstone Circuit, and 2019’s appearance is sure to be a real crowd-pleaser with capacity grids promised.

The programme will feature a double-header race for the Mini Se7en & Mini Miglia Challenge. On Saturday, Spectators will be treated to two servings of historic motorsport’s icon with a 20 minute qualifying session, followed by a 20 minute race. The Minis will be back on track on Sunday for another 20 minute race too.

On the infield, there are displays of everything the MG brand has to offer; the Club’s 17 different model registers will be showcasing over 3000 cars to the general public.

A lifestyle marquee showcasing products from local craftspeople will feature with a free family friendly funfair will also be on site, making sure even the smallest classic car fans are catered for.

A selection of food and drink vendors will be available across the site offering everything from noodles to pizza to traditional race track fayre so there is sure to be something for everyone.

The Live Arena will be making a welcome return showcasing masterclass workshops and even a stunt show.

Lots of music and entertainment will take place at the Village Green stage late into the evening and will provide a great place to unwind after a busy day of racing and enjoying all the attractions.

Adam Sloman, General Manager of MG Car Club commented “We are absolutely delighted to be back at Silverstone for MGLive! and offering the public and members to take advantage of a great event at a great price. We’re planning on it being the biggest MGLive! we’ve ever put on, and look forward to having a great weekend of racing and fun!”

Tickets will be available to purchase at www.mglive.co.uk from 10:00 Friday 1st February.

 

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« Respuesta #1468 en: 29 Enero 2019, 14:57:00 »
BEAULIEU’S SIMPLY ASTON MARTIN CELEBRATES DB7 ANNIVERSARY - SUNDAY APRIL 7TH

Beaulieu’s new events season gets off to a stylish start with Simply Aston Martin on Sunday April 7th as it marks the 25th anniversary of the DB7 going into production.

More than 300 Aston Martins are expected to gather in the grounds of the National Motor Museum for the fourth Simply Aston Martin rally, with an impressive display to celebrate one of the world’s most revered sports car marques.

A special area will be set aside for Aston Martin DB7s, from coupes to Volante convertibles powered by smooth six-cylinders to brutal V12 engines. An important landmark in the company’s history, the DB7 reintroduced the legendary ‘DB’ title after a two-decade break – and all are welcome to join the display.

Simply Aston Martin is well known for its diverse mix and fans, young and old, will love the sublime selection.

Modern-day Astons will be well-represented, from the DB9 and DBS to the Vantage and Vanquish. Look out for classic DB models of the 1950s and ’60s, V8 models of the 1970s, ’80s and ’90s, plus rarely seen early Astons from the 1930s and ’40s.

Aston Martin Owners’ Club members will display their cars, while dealer Aston Martin Chichester will bring a selection of the latest Astons for sale. Throughout the day, event-goers and visitors can vote for their favourite Aston Martin of the show in the People’s Choice Award, with the winner receiving a Beaulieu trophy.

Don’t forget to go inside the National Motor Museum to see the 1922 Aston Martin 1.5-litre Strasbourg, one of just two built in the early days of the company to take part in the 1922 French Grand Prix. This rare car was constructed with financial backing from racer Count Louis Zborowski, the man behind the monster machines that inspired Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, now celebrated in a special exhibition in the museum.

Event tickets include entrance to all of the Beaulieu attraction, including the museum, the World of Top Gear, On Screen Cars, 13th century Beaulieu Abbey, the Montagu ancestral home of Palace House and its grounds and gardens.

For those arriving in an Aston Martin to take part in the show, participant tickets are £10 an adult and £5 a child if bought in advance online before 5pm on April 4th. Tickets bought after that date or on the door are £12 an adult and £6 a child. For tickets and information see www.beaulieu.co.uk/events/simply-aston-martin.

For rally participants, entry is from 9am - 3pm. The Brabazon Restaurant will serve hot drinks and breakfast snacks from 9am. All other visitors should enter through Beaulieu’s Visitor Reception building with a standard attraction admission ticket, from 10am.

Simply Aston Martin is one of Beaulieu’s range of ten Simply rallies, which includes the first Simply Mercedes on August 18th. Simply Audi returns on Easter Sunday April 21st, with Simply Ford on May 5th, Simply Porsche on June 2nd, Simply VW on June 15th, Simply Land Rover & Rummage on June 23rd, Simply Jaguar on July 14th, Simply Japanese on July 28th and Simply Smart on November 10th. For tickets and details see www.beaulieu.co.uk/events.

 

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« Respuesta #1469 en: 31 Enero 2019, 08:19:12 »
PREVIEW DAY PROVIDES FREE TRACK TESTING FOR SILVERSTONE CLASSIC COMPETITORS

Competitors gearing up for another landmark Silverstone Classic (26-28 July) are once again being offered a welcome day of free track testing in advance of this summer’s spectacular three-day event.

Staged at the ‘Home of British Motor Sport’, the record-breaking Silverstone Classic is the world’s biggest classic motor racing festival, annually attracting around1,000 race entries. The packed programme features the full spectrum of historic motor sport including retro races for F1, F2 and F3 on the same bill for the very first time. This summer’s added highlights include special showdowns to celebrate milestone anniversaries of racing legends Bentley (100 years), Mini (60 years) and Ford Capri (50 years).

All those competing in July’s extravaganza are being given the no-cost chance to fine-tune their cars and/or familiarise themselves with the full Silverstone Grand Prix Circuit on Wednesday 10 April.

The curtain-raiser will include morning and afternoon test sessions segregated into classes with an extended break at lunchtime to enable a series of event photo opportunities and other publicity-generating activities on-track (media accreditation details are below).

“The offer of free testing on the Preview Day provides us with a wonderful opportunity to give something back to all those competitors who play such an important role in making the Classic the huge global success it is today,” explained Nick Wigley, Silverstone Classic CEO. “We first introduced the initiative as part of our own Silver Anniversary celebrations back in 2015 and, ever since, it has proved extremely popular. It gives competitors a great chance to get revved for the Classic later in the summer.”

Understandably, the offer of free testing at Silverstone is oversubscribed each year and, once again, event organisers are expecting the limited number of available places to be snapped-up swiftly.

Entries – strictly restricted to those competing at the Classic – will be accepted on a ‘first come, first served’ basis and application forms are available via the official event website at https://www.silverstoneclassic.com/competitor-info/Preview-Day-Testing.

For the public, Early Bird tickets for the 2019 Silverstone Classic are available offering significant savings. Adult prices start at just £37 giving ‘access all areas’ with admission to both race paddocks, trackside grandstands and the live music concerts.

Full details of all tickets (which must be purchased in advance) – as well as hospitality packages and weekend festival camping – can be found on the official www.silverstoneclassic.com website.

 

 

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