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« Respuesta #1155 en: 12 Marzo 2018, 13:33:10 »

In an exciting new homage, this summer’s Silverstone Classic (20-22 July) will honour the famous 24 Hours of Daytona with Saturday evening’s three retro sports car showdowns all celebrating the history of America’s legendary endurance race under the ‘Daytona at Dusk’ banner.

Daytona has been synonymous with motor sport for more than a century with many of the early World Land Speed records achieved on the hard-packed white sandy Florida shores. It was on Daytona Beach in 1927 that Sir Henry Segrave became the first man to break the 200mph barrier and where Sir Malcolm Campbell set no fewer than five of his records, finally raising the bar to an eye-opening 276.82mph in his mighty 36.7-litre Bluebird in 1935 before moving to the grippier Salt Flats of Bonneville.

Fuelled by this lust for speed, those in Daytona started wheel-to-wheel racing on a beach road course during the 1930s and the popular sand-packed oval circuit hosted the very first NASCAR organised stock car race in 1948.

To cope with ever increasing crowds, during the fifties a paved 2.5-mile tri-oval superspeedway was built a couple of miles inland on empty ground adjoining the airport. Called the Daytona International Speedway, the new venue hosted its inaugural Daytona 500 NASCAR event in 1959 as well as regular sports car showdowns on a different configuration that featured parts of the banking as well as road circuit style in-field sections.

Then, in 1966, a 24-hour sports car race was introduced – a day-night-day event which quickly established itself alongside the 24 Hours of Le Mans and Sebring 12-Hours as a member of endurance racing’s coveted Triple Crown.

Over the 50+ years since then, most of the greats have won the 24 Hours of Daytona with multiple winners including Pedro Rodrígues, Brian Redman, Bob Wollek, Andy Wallace, Derek Bell, A.J. Foyt, Al Unser Jr., Rolf Stommelen, Hurley Haywood and Juan Pablo Montoya.

It is little surprise, too, that many of the great endurance sports cars raced over the ages are still competing at the Silverstone Classic, the world’s biggest historic motor racing festival. Now, in a special ‘Daytona at Dusk’ feature to honour the American event’s remarkable pedigree, three evocative showdowns featuring cars from Daytona will be staged together at sundown on Saturday evening.

Paying homage to America’s long-running twice-round-the-clock motoring marathon, this trio of races – the International Trophy for Classic GT Cars, FIA Masters Historic Sportscars and newly added Masters Endurance Legends – all put the spotlight on cars that have starred under the lights on Daytona’s hallowed asphalt: iconic AC Cobras, Lola T70s, Ford GT40s, Porsche Carreras and Dodge Vipers.

What’s more, adding further to the sense of occasion, one of the key automotive milestones being celebrated at this summer’s Silverstone Classic is the 50th anniversary of the Ferrari 365 GTB/4 ‘Daytona’. Maranello’s seminal front-engined V12 grand tourer that is said to have been given its illustrious moniker in recognition of the Prancing Horse’s stunning clean-sweep 1-2-3 podium finish in the 1967 edition of the Floridian 24-hour showdown.

“Ever since the days of Segrave and Campbell, Daytona has been deified by motor sport followers here in Britain – that’s why we are so delighted to be celebrating its incredible heritage at this summer’s Silverstone Classic,” said Nick Wigley, CEO of Goose Live Events, organiser of the Silverstone Classic. “To hail Daytona’s amazing history, Saturday evening’s three races will all feature cars that have competed in the 24 Hours of Daytona – an epic challenge which is now firmly revered alongside Le Mans as one of the greatest endurance tests in global sports car racing.”

“This is a great honour for Daytona and our widely-admired 24-hour race, which has always had huge appeal to British drivers and teams,” said Chip Wile, President of Daytona International Speedway. “The Silverstone Classic is one of the world’s greatest events celebrating so much of motor sport’s history and we are really proud that it will be saluting Daytona come July.”

All those wishing to share in the spectacular Daytona at Dusk celebrations at this summer’s Silverstone Classic can still take advantage of a range of Early Bird offers. All tickets for Silverstone Classic must be purchased in advance and, for those buying before 31 March, adult admission begins at £37.

Once again, all tickets will provide access to both Silverstone racing paddocks, all open trackside grandstands, live music concerts which are topped by UB40 featuring Ali, Astro and Mickey on Saturday evening, air shows, Drive Live test drives, funfair rides and the vast majority of the family entertainment on offer. Options on camping and hospitality are also available. Full details of all 2018 ticket prices are detailed on the website.

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« Respuesta #1156 en: 12 Marzo 2018, 16:45:02 »

Amy Shore has been the ‘house photographer’ for Bicester Heritage for four years, capturing the development of the site, as well as the numerous events hosted over the years with her artistic photographic style.

Amy is in huge demand from brands and magazines around the world thanks to her rare ability to capture subjects in a candid, intimate style that gives real depth to the subject and enables the viewer to feel a part of the image.

She started out as a wedding photographer and quickly became one of the hottest properties in the industry, as couples sought her stylish and modern approach to photography.

With a love of all things classic automotive, Amy focused her career on classic cars and motorcycles for a number of global magazines; and by covering events such as Goodwood Revival, her talent to capture a moment shone and saw her become an official photographer for more major events.

Dan Geoghegan of Bicester Heritage has always been a fan of Shore, and asked her to document the site as it underwent its transformation from derelict WW2 bomber base to classic car Centre of Excellence. Since then, Amy has been on site regularly since 2014, recording progress, the characters that made it happen and documenting the now nationally known Sunday Scramble and Flywheel events.

The exhibition, open to the public over the Sunday Scramble on 22 April, shows work personally chosen by Amy and covers a broad spectrum of themes from automotive to portraits. In addition, a separate area of the gallery created in the recently restored former Station Armoury at the heart of the site will host a special selection of images that of Bicester Heritage during from the last few years.

All work is available to purchase, with prices ranging from £175-£850.

Amy Shore said: "I'm absolutely delighted to host my first-ever solo exhibition at one of the places where it all started for me - Bicester Heritage. I'll be showcasing some of my personal favourite images from over the past four years since I become a professional photographer, with subjects ranging from fishermen to Ferraris. I’m really looking forward to meeting people on the day and discussing my work."

Dan Geoghegan, Managing Director of Bicester Heritage, added: “Such is Amy’s style and eye, her work is distinctive and identifiable: Amy's rare ability to capture the spirit and occasion, rather than just an artefact or object, sets her apart as one of the world’s finest automotive photographers. Bicester Heritage is honoured to welcome Amy's very first exhibition in the year in which we both celebrate our fifth anniversaries as newcomers to the motoring world. The fifth Drive It-Day Scramble looks set to be the most memorable yet.”

Advance discount tickets for the Sunday Scramble are still available from


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« Respuesta #1157 en: 13 Marzo 2018, 13:45:53 »

The first start-up of the National Motor Museum's 1950 BRM V16 will take place at Beaulieu’s Spring Autojumble after the painstaking rebuild of the treasured F1 racer’s complex engine.

On Saturday May 19th, show-goers will hear the incredible roar of the BRM’s powerful but highly-strung supercharged engine, which made it famous during its heyday driven by motorsport aces Juan Manuel Fangio and Reg Parnell. The start-up at 3pm on the Beaulieu Events Arena will celebrate the end of the long and complicated restoration project, and is sure to impress event visitors.

Beaulieu’s Spring Autojumble, which takes place on May 19th and 20th, is the ideal platform for the start-up as motoring enthusiasts from across Europe search more than 1,000 stands for classic car parts, automobilia, motoring literature and bargains.

Made possible by generous donations to the BRM Preservation Appeal, the essential rebuild of the BRM’s engine was boosted when the National Motor Museum Trust became the 2014 Goodwood Revival Beneficiary Charity. BRM expert Hall & Hall, of Bourne in Lincolnshire – a motor sport specialist with historic links to the original British Racing Motors (BRM) company – was the only choice to tackle the complicated and fastidious restoration of the engine.

National Motor Museum Manager and Chief Engineer Doug Hill said: “This is an iconic British racing car and the Spring Autojumble, an unmissable event on the classic car enthusiasts’ calendar and one of Beaulieu’s biggest and best-loved events, is the perfect place for this historic start-up.”

For a sneak preview of the BRM’s newly-rebuilt engine running before being re-fitted, see Or to watch the last time this iconic racer ran in public, see

Spring Autojumble will also celebrate the 70th anniversaryof the much-loved Morris Minor, one of the nation’s favourite classics. MoggyFest and Friends will put on a vibrant display of more than 300 eye-catching Morris Minors, with contemporary classics brought together by the Dorset Branch of the Morris Minor Owners’ Club.

The centrepiece of the special display will be a real-life timeline, showcasing every phase of the Morris Minor’s development during its long production run, ranging from one of the earliest Minor ‘lowlights’ of 1948, through the special edition lilac Minor Million of 1961, right up to one of the last Minor 1000 vans to go into service with the Post Office in 1972. Entries are coming in fast, so if you own a Morris Minor or suitable classic car and want to join the display, see for more information.

Head over to the stand of show regular the Wessex Car Club to see a selection of its members’ cars, from high-powered sports cars to traditional classic saloons.

There will be plenty of activity on the stand of media sponsor Practical Classics, as the magazine’s team chats with show-goers and tinkers with its project cars. Look out for the magazine’s latest restoration, an early Citroen 2CV from 1954, not to mention ongoing Riley RMA, Jensen Interceptor and Ford Model T projects.

Anyone looking to buy their own classic car will be spoilt for choice with Automart, which will feature up to 100 vehicles for sale. Or head over to Dealermart where traders will offer a selection of top-quality classics for sale.

On Sunday 20th see the return of two unmissable show highlights. Beaulieu’s Land Rover Rummage will see everything and anything Land Rover-related bought, bartered, swapped and sold in a section of the show dedicated to Britain’s favourite 4x4. You never know what great buys you will find in Trunk Traders, as jumblers sell surplus spares, tools, books and automobilia.

You can also grab an end-of-show bargain in the Walkabout Auction on Sunday afternoon, with guest auctioneer Practical Classics Editor Danny Hopkins. Giving exhibitors the opportunity to sell off unsold stock, just £1 buys a box for exhibitors to fill up (larger items can go alongside) to be auctioned off before the close of the show.

One-day and two-day Spring Autojumble tickets can be bought in advance online. For tickets or more details see or call 01590 612888.

Spring Autojumble event tickets include entry to the whole Beaulieu attraction, including the National Motor Museum with its collection of more than 250 vehicles and new display The Luxury of Motoring, new-look World of Top Gear, On Screen Cars, ancestral Montagu family home of Palace House, 13th century Beaulieu Abbey and the stunning grounds and gardens.

Exhibitors and Trunk Traders can book their stand online at or contact the Beaulieu Events team at or on 01590 614614.

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


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« Respuesta #1158 en: 14 Marzo 2018, 09:15:40 »

After tracking down and acquiring the last ever right-hand drive 1973 Porsche Carrera RS 2.7, leading independent Porsche specialist Autofarm has found a new owner for this unique vehicle and started work on the restoration.

The ‘Trinidad RS’ as it is now known is a highly sought after classic Porsche with a remarkable history and, having survived a number of unusual modifications, the tragic murder of one of its owners and 40 years of intense Caribbean heat and sun, the car is now in the process of being disassembled ready to be meticulously rebuilt and restored by Autofarm for its new owner.

Mikey Wastie, Managing Director of Autofarm, said: “The Trinidad RS is an extremely rare car with a colourful history and it’s exciting for us, as passionate RS specialists, to have been able to acquire this car and have the opportunity to restore it to it’s former glory.

“We are no strangers to working on unusual barn finds, one of our biggest projects having been to rescue and restore an incredible 911 Carrera RS Lightweight that had managed to survive the Lebanese civil war in Beirut. The ‘Trinidad RS’ looks set to be an equally exciting restoration for us and we can’t wait to get started.

“Obviously being the last right-hand drive Carrera RS to be produced, this car has generated quite a buzz and we’ve had a great deal of interest from potential buyers but it was important to us to ensure that we found the right person to work with on this project, someone who would appreciate the heritage of the car and who would have the right vision for how this car could continue its life in the future.

“I’m happy to say that, having sat unused and unloved for such a long time, the Trinidad RS is about to start an exciting new chapter of its story. We are proud to have been able to unite this extraordinary Porsche with who we believe will be the perfect new owner and we will be working closely with them to rebuild and rejuvenate this car and prepare it for the next stage of its life.”

Autofarm will be creating a series of behind the scenes videos over the next twelve months to document the restoration process and to share any discoveries about the car and its provenance as they are unearthed. The first video is available to view now on the Autofarm Youtube channel and subscribers can enjoy future videos on the breakdown, rebuild, restoration and reveal of this fascinating Trinidad RS.

To find out more about Autofarm or to commission a project, visit or call 01865 331234.


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« Respuesta #1159 en: 14 Marzo 2018, 09:16:06 »

Classic Car Auctions (CCA) will offer enthusiasts the chance to own some of the rarest classics to be found in the UK at its upcoming sale at the Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show Sale on 24th and 25th March.

Among the lot list of over 160 cars for sale, a number of classics rarely seen on today’s roads will offer buyers the chance to own highly collectible, low production or last remaining survivors from their favourite manufactures.

An early, right-hand drive 1951 Lancia Aurelia B10 Berlina is believed to be the only example of its kind in the UK. Originally sold in Australia, the car was imported to the UK in 2015 and gradually restored and upgraded over the years. Estimated at £18,000 to £20,000, it is even eligible for the Mille Miglia.

Another extremely rare car for sale is the 1975 Iso-Rivolta IR6 Lele Sport, an ultra-stylish Bertone designed sportscar, of which only eleven right-hand drive examples were ever made. Reading just 34,000 miles, this well maintained, Italian rarity comes with a comprehensive history file and is estimated at £40,000 to £45,000.

Fans of more experimental design should earmark the 1975 Firenza 2.3 ‘Droopsnoot’, a rare survivor of Vauxhall’s brave design directions from the mid-seventies, of which only 204 were ever made. Mostly original and supplied with all of its old MOTs, it is estimated at £12,000 to £15,000.

Gary Dunne, sales manager, Classic Car Auctions, said: “We’ve scoured the country for rare classics and we’ve uncovered some very special cars, some of which are so scarce that there’s literally only a handful left in existence.”

Auction goers seeking a rare project car have the opportunity to own a 1973 Ferrari 365 GT4 2+2 project car, of which a mere 133 models were ever produced in right-hand drive. Reading just 35,000 miles and with a desirable ‘444 REV’ number plate, it is estimated at £30,000 to £35,000.

Other rare classics in the auction include a 1974 Alfa Romeo Giulia Super 1.6 of which only 27 are believed to be on the UK’s roads, a pair of 1972 Alfa Montreals believed to be two of just 33 left and a 1978 Mini 1275 GT believed to be one of 82 remaining. A one-off 1960 Volvo PV544 Sport historic rally car will also be offered at the auction.

“Many classic car fans will have never seen some of these cars up-close and perhaps not even heard of them, which makes for a really exciting auction. We invite classics fans young and old to take the chance to see these cars in person while they still can, as they’ll only ever get rarer!” concludes Gary.

For more information on any of the lots at the CCA Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show Sale, visit


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« Respuesta #1160 en: 14 Marzo 2018, 13:32:19 »

BCA stages its second Future Classics sale at BCA Nottingham on 15 March, with an eclectic mix of sportscars, family saloons, performance cars and prestige models covering nearly sixty years of motoring history.

As the classic car market continues to go from strength to strength, BCA is expecting a high turnout of buyers for its second Future Classics event. Over 700 buyers participated in BCA’s first Future Classics sale held last year, with competitive bidding both in-lane and online via the BCA Live Online service.

The sale will feature a selection of cars ranging from 1950s saloons to more modern sporting, executive and luxury models. In keeping with a collectors market that attracts enthusiasts from every age group, there will be vehicles ranging in value from a few hundred pounds to many thousands. All the cars on offer will have one thing in common however – all have the potential to acquire classic status in the future

The entry on the day includes a 1959 Morris Minor 1000, 1960 Wolseley 6/99, 1981 Pontiac Firebird V8 and a very rare 1996 Ford Escort RS2000 4x4. The sale offers a selection of Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Porsche models, while enthusiasts of performance Japanese cars will be interested in the imported Honda Integra Type R and Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IV models.

Stuart Pearson, managing director of BCA Remarketing, said: “Our Future Classics sale attracts a great deal of interest from trade buyers and private enthusiasts. The last event saw 100 cars sold on the day with a turnover approaching £1 million. The sale catalogue features a great mix of classic and performance cars and we expect further examples to be consigned for the sale over the coming days.”

The Future Classics sale takes place at BCA Nottingham, Victoria Business Park, NG4 2PE on Wednesday, 15 March, commencing at 10.30 am.

Selected vehicles in the Future Classics sale:

Volvo 1800

Morris Minor

Porsche 911

Audi S4

Bentley Arnage


Wolseley 6/99

Mitsubishi Lancer Evo

Honda Integra (Import)

Pontiac Firebird V8

Mercedes Benz 190

Mercedes Benz 190

Ford Escort RS 2000

Audi RS6



Audi RS4

XTB 110L

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NFF 823

P338 YDS

Y185 WDV

HFR 501W

J499 MFD


N681 GOY





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« Respuesta #1161 en: 16 Marzo 2018, 08:10:41 »

Stunning 1967 Lamborghini Miura SV could fetch €1,500,000

International auctioneers Coys are putting under the hammer 115 classic cars worth over €20 million at their Techno Classica Essen auction on March 24th in Germany.

Chris Routledge, CEO of Coys, said: “We are proud to return to Essen Techno Classica for another high quality auction. This is one of the world's most important historic motor car events and as the leading international auction brand in Germany we have put together a multi-million euro offering featuring some of the most beautiful cars ever built.”

The auction features a number of classics from an important single owner collection inspired by legendary films, including an exceptional Lamborghini Miura SV like the one in The Italian Job.

The 1967 Lamborghini Miura SV was delivered new to Portugal in 1967 and subsequently converted by the factory to full SV specification in 1974. The conversion is documented with period correspondence and invoices. The Lamborghini was fully restored in 2008 with further works being completed by a marque UK specialist in recent times. Finished in Arancio orange, this beautiful example of the genre-defining supercar of the 1960s is estimated at €1,100,000 to €1,500,000.

The sale also features a 1928 Bugatti T 44 Fiacre By Gangloff, a very rare survivor of only a handful remaining models, which was once owned by the well-known collector and author of many Bugatti books, Mr Uwe Hucke, in the mid 1960`s. He kept Chassis No. 441141 until 1977 when he sold it to Mr. Helmut Schellenberg, the famous 1930’s Bugatti racing driver (€500,000 - €550,000).

For the historic racing collector, Coys are offering at no reserve a 1936 Brooke E.R.A. Monoposto. This hugely famous pre-war racing car with Brooklands and Grand Prix history comes complete with the original 1936 Bedford WS race transporter and a comprehensive spares package.

German marques feature heavily in the catalogue with high quality entries such as a 1988 Mercedes-Benz 300SL 'Gullwing' Evocation by Anton 'Tony' Ostermeir (€260,000 - €320,000), a 2011 Porsche 997 GT3 4.0 (€370,000 - €430,000), a 2013 Mercedes Benz SLS Roadster AMG (€180,000 - €200,000), a 1989 Porsche 911 Speedster (€150,000 - €200,000) and a 1955 Porsche 356 Pre A Speedster 1600 Super engine (€290,000 - €340,000).

One of the German gems on offer is a 1952 Porsche 356 Pre-A 1500 Coupe. This model was comprehensively restored and is one of the first one-piece "Bent" windscreen and synchronised transmission examples (€250,000 - €300,000).

Other cars going under the hammer include a 1957 AC Ace Competition Car with period race history in the United States and Germany (€300,000 - €400,000), a 1978 Lamborghini Espada Series III (€110,000 - €150,000), a 1937 Cord 812 Supercharged Cabriolet (€150,000 - €200,000), a 1967 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 Series II in rare Rosso Cordoba (€250,000 – €350,000), a recently restored left hand drive 1957 Aston Martin DB2/4 (€250,000 - €300,000) and a 1972 Ferrari Dino 246 GT (€250,000 - €300,000).

Event:                            Essen Techno Classica

Location:                      Messe Essen, Norbertstraße 2, 45131 Essen, Germany

Date:                              Saturday 24th March 2018, 1:00pm

Viewing                        Wednesday 21st March from 2.00pm to 8.00pm

                                       Thursday 22nd March from 9.00am to 6.00pm

                                       Friday 23rd March from 9.00am to 7.00pm

Full catalogue:


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« Respuesta #1162 en: 19 Marzo 2018, 13:42:58 »

The Prestone MSA British Rally Championship (BRC) will celebrate its Diamond Jubilee with Britain’s premier rallying series turning 60, ahead of what is expected to be another action-packed year.

A new logo will be carried across all official branding in 2018 and several celebrations will take place to mark the significant milestone.

Irishman Keith Cronin claimed his fourth BRC title on the Isle of Man last September by the smallest of margins. With Mikie Galvin expertly guiding, the M-Sport duo snatched victory on the final stage of the season to win the championship by one tenth of a second and one point in a glorious three-way title showdown in the latest state-of-the art R5 rallying machinery.

Rewinding the clock, the series came from humble beginnings with Ron Gouldburn and co-driver Stuart Turner claiming the inaugural title in a Triumph TR3 back in 1958.

“The championship has always been the pinnacle but it certainly has changed so much over the years,” explained Turner. “The cars were standard and not much was done to them to go rallying. In 1958 my driver [Ron Gouldburn] had a problem with his car halfway through the year. He phoned the Triumph dealer and borrowed a TR3 – did the rally and won the event. I brought the car back on the Monday morning and watched it return to the showroom as the sales demonstrator. You can’t get any more standard than that!”

If you continue to flick through the history books it’s clear to see the BRC’s DNA running through rallying’s greatest names. Through the nostalgic Escort era, the Group B super cars and the Group A and WRC space-age machines, such names as Hannu Mikkola, Ari Vatanen, Stig Blomqvist, Colin McRae and Richard Burns all clinched the BRC crown before lifting the FIA World Rally Championship title later in their careers.

Roger Clark, Russell Brookes, Jimmy McRae, Malcolm Wilson, Alister McRae and Mark Higgins all became household names in Britain following their championship successes.

Jimmy McRae (Five-time British Rally Champion – 1981, 1982, 1984, 1987, 1988)

“From 1981 to 1995 the McRae name graced the BRC trophy eight times. The first title I won will always be special and Colin’s and Alister’s titles were even more special. The battles with Russell Brookes were really intense – some of his stage times were unbelievable and having that competition really upped everyone’s game.

“Well done to Keith on a fantastic run to the championship last year, but he is getting too bloody close to my five titles!”

Ari Vatanen (1980 BRC champion and 1981 WRC Champion)

“The BRC is a fantastic proving ground for any young driver and I look back at my years in Britain very fondly. The BRC helped to raise the game for Scandinavians and competition in Britain. I am really happy that so many people are enthused about the BRC – the best national rallying series in the world.”

David Richards CBE (1980 BRC and 1981 WRC co-driver Champion, Prodrive Chairman and Chairman of the Motor Sports Association)

“My year in the BRC with Ari [Vatanen] in 1980 was a great confidence building year. You need proving grounds before you move on to the World Championship and that is the role the BRC plays. The series attracted drivers from all around Europe back then and we are starting to see that again.

“Years later when we started with Subaru in 1990 we knew we were not going to be big in the World Championship – we were a young team with a new car. To have Colin in the team and winning in the British Championship built a team around us and gave us confidence that we could win. Everything gathered momentum from those years in the BRC.”

Malcolm Wilson OBE (1994 BRC Champion and M-Sport Managing Director)

 “The British Rally Championship had always been a proving ground for up-and-coming talent, and it’s great to see the revitalised series getting back to its roots.

“It’s the place to be for any aspiring young driver who wants to make the step-up to international rallying.

“Attracting young talent with its mix of gravel and asphalt rallies, the British Rally Championship really does provide the perfect platform for those looking to develop their skills and make a name for themselves amongst the rallying elite.”

Mark Higgins (Triple BRC champion 1997, 2004, 2005)

“I was very lucky, as growing up on the Isle of Man we had these great drivers come across to do the Manx and I always dreamed of first of all doing the rally and secondly entering the British Championship. If I was to pick a car, it would be the year in the Stobart Ford Focus, that was an incredible car.

“It’s been fantastic for me, I did my first season in 1989 and it enabled you to do your own recce and go against high level of competition – what you learn in the BRC really provides you with the tools for the World Championship.”

The BRC has also provided the platform for the stars of the present and the future. As well as 2016 champion Elfyn Evans, the BRC has helped to produce some of the current superstars in the world of rallying with Kris Meeke, Jari-Matti Latvala, Craig Breen and co-drivers Seb Marshall, Scott Martin and Daniel Barritt to name but a few, have all cut their teeth in the best domestic championship in the world.

Head of Marketing for Prestone Claire Fenton said: "The British Rally Championship has such a rich history and we are delighted to be on board to celebrate its 60th Anniversary.

"This is Prestone's second year as headline sponsor and we have some really exciting plans for the season. To mark this special anniversary year we will have our team of ambassadors, motoring journalist Henry Catchpole and young Scottish rally enthusiast Luke Barry, on the ground reporting back with live updates and behind the scenes footage at every stage.

"We have also launched an exclusive range of British Rally Championship clothing and accessories. The range includes limited edition retro t-shirts to mark the 60th anniversary which feature the cars of previous winners and rally legends, Colin McRae and Stig Blomqvist."

The 2018 series consists of six points-scoring rounds in five territories, as the BRC tours the British Isles, with events in England, Northern Ireland, Isle of Man and a concluding double header on the FIA World Rally Championship round – Dayinsure Wales Rally GB. A trip to Belgium for the classic Ypres Rally provides a popular mid-season overseas adventure.

2018 Prestone MSA British Rally Championship calendar

28 April – Pirelli International Rally, Carlisle, England
22-23 June – Renties Ypres Rally, Ypres, Belgium
17-18 August – John Mulholland Motors Ulster Rally, Antrim, N. Ireland
13-15 September – Rally Isle of Man, Douglas, Isle of Man
4-7 October – Dayinsure Wales Rally GB, Deeside, Wales

For further information head to and to view the full range of BRC merchandise, visit


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« Respuesta #1163 en: 19 Marzo 2018, 13:43:23 »

Lovers of historic Volkswagen models should set aside some time from 21-25 March 2018. At Techno Classica in Essen, the world's largest vintage car fair, Volkswagen will present fascinating exhibits spanning three decades, including two exclusive convertible prototypes from the Karmann collection in Osnabrück.

Premiere after complete restoration: the Volkswagen Type 3 convertible

This true classic car from Karmann is sure to capture the imagination and is truly exclusive. At the Volkswagen stand at Techno Classica, visitors can marvel at the rare Type 3 convertible which never went into series production and which has a total of just 16 handcrafted bodies in existence. The prototype from 1961 displayed at the fair was once the company car of Johannes Beeskow, technical manager of Karmann's operations at that time. From a technical perspective, the study is based on the Volkswagen 1500 mode, the medium class (Type 3) which was launched in 1961. The designers were particularly proud of the large panoramic rear window and the fully retractable top, which gave the vehicle a certain elegance when opened. In 1965, the convertible was transferred to the Karmann collection in Osnabrück. A complete restoration was carried out on the vehicle from 2015 to 2017 and it is now presented to the public for the first time in practically new-car condition.

Sheer elegance for two plus two: the Karmann Ghia Type 34 convertible

Another fascinating exhibit which visitors to this year's Techno Classica can look forward to is the Karmann Ghia 1600 Type 34 convertible. The open 2+2 seater was presented for the first time at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt in 1961, in parallel with the Volkswagen Type 3. Like the Type 3 convertible, the open version of the ‘large Karmann Ghia' is a prototype, of which there are just a dozen in existence. The top can be fully retracted also in this vehicle, preserving its timeless, elegant design. The model showcased at the fair was rebuilt in 1968. Various components were used, such as an original body from 1961 and a chassis from 1968.

Cabriolet expertise from Osnabrück: a long success story

Both exhibits come from Osnabrück, a town in Lower Saxony which boasts a long, successful history in convertible production. The first-generation Beetle convertible came off the conveyor belts of the Karmann plant in 1949. The popular and elegantly styled Karmann Ghia Type 14 convertible (1957 to 1974) as well as all Golf convertible generations also came from Osnabrück. And the success story goes on: from 2020, Volkswagen Osnabrück will produce the first SUV convertible in the company's history – the T-Roc convertible.

World's largest vintage car fair draws visitors from all over the world

Techno Classica is the world's leading fair for historic cars and motorbikes and trade relating to replacement parts and restoration. It features 120,000 m² of exhibition space spread across 21 halls and four open areas. There are also over 200 different clubs and interest groups. In 2017, the organisers recorded around 185,000 visitors from 41 countries. In addition to the two convertible prototypes, all those interested can look forward to a whole host of other exciting exhibits at the Volkswagen stand.


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« Respuesta #1164 en: 19 Marzo 2018, 16:34:49 »

Classic Car Auctions (CCA) will hold its biggest sale of the year on 24th and 25th March at the NEC, Birmingham with more than 160 ‘everyman’ classics on offer at the Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show.

With an estimated total value of over £2.5 million, the catalogue is CCA’s highest value offering to date and will feature cars from over 40 marques spanning almost 100 years, from 1923 to 2014.

Gary Dunne, sales manager, Classic Car Auctions, said: “Where do I start! The CCA Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show Sale has it all. We’re the biggest exhibitor at this year’s show and our team has worked hard to be able to offer our best ever selection of cars at this popular event.”

Indeed, the sale offers an astonishing mix of cars ranging from vintage and veteran examples to modern classics, including celebrity owned cars, collectible low mileage examples and very rare models.

Those sure to attract intense bidding include a rare BMW 2002 Tii with a guide of just £8,000 to £10,000, a very well presented Jensen Interceptor estimated at £45,000 to £50,000, a road-legal 1981 Porsche 911 SC RS Homage estimated at £36,000 to £40,000, and a low-mileage 2001 Aston Martin DB7 Vantage Volante estimated £58,000 to £66,000.

Fast Fords are represented in abundance with 25 models available, including an incredibly smart 1983 Fiesta XR2 MK1 estimated at £12,000 to £16,000, and a ‘seriously quick’ 1979 Escort RS200 Custom estimated at £24,000 to £28,000, as well as a number of sensational Sierra Cosworths to suit all budgets.

Those wanting to enjoy the glitz and glamour of celebrity provenance can chose from a supercharged 2007 Range Rover Sport previously owned by David Beckham OBE, estimated £32,000 to £36,000, a 1977 Mercedes-Benz 450 once owned by music legend Barry Gibb CBE estimated at £12,000 to £15,000, or a 1995 BMW E38 750IL formerly owned by rocker Francis Rossi OBE, estimated at between £7,000 and £9,000.

Heading back down to earth, but no less appealing, are eight no reserve lots including an extensively restored 1987 Land Rover 90 County Station Wagon and a lavishly appointed 1997 Daimler Six (X330).

Particularly fitting for the show itself, there are also project cars available including a 1973 Ferrari 365 GT4 2+2 estimated at £30,000 to £35,000 and an almost completed 1988 Peugeot 205 1.9 GTi Rally project car, to be offered at ‘no reserve’.

“As always we’re offering a very broad mix of cars in this auction, with a few surprises and unusual lots too! However, what all the cars have in common is that they are cars to be driven and enjoyed. We encourage all show goers to come and view the line-up and enjoy the drama of the auction,” concludes Gary.

For further information on all the lots at the CCA Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show Sale, visit


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Re:Noticias varias de clásicos/históricos [en inglés]
« Respuesta #1165 en: 20 Marzo 2018, 16:07:43 »

E-Type UK – one of the world’s leading authorities for all things Jaguar E-Type – is offering an extremely rare Series 1 Jaguar E-Type 4.2 Open Two Seater for sale.

Born in 1967, the E-Type listed was originally purchased by American Richard J Neilam, who took delivery of the car from his local Jaguar dealership in California.

E-Type 4.2s were built to compete with the US sports cars’ contemporary V8 engines, and Neilam was one of many across the pond benefiting from the improved usability and drive of the enhanced models.

The stunning model on sale at E-Type UK is believed to have spent the majority of its life in and around California before being imported back to British shores in the middle of 2011 – when it was brought to E-Type UK for comprehensive work.

The owner requested that the car be brought up to date and ready for modern driving, so E-Type UK’s talented team got to work on substantial conversion and upgrade work.

It was completely converted to UK Series 1 specification, including a right-hand-drive conversion, triple SU carburetor upgrade, headlight closing and Series 1 dash conversion. The car was also upgraded with a five-speed gearbox, aluminium radiator and header tank, electronic ignition and wider triple-lace wheels.

It retained its original – and rather stunning – British Racing Green colour scheme, together with the contrasting beige interior.

All of this amounts to a truly remarkable E-Type with the ability to both keep up with modern traffic and perform on par with contemporary sports cars, all with the unrivalled style and flair of the original model.

Due to regular check-overs and professional maintenance, the car is mechanically perfect and drives excellently. E-Type UK has serviced the car fully on a regular basis and has carried out all work needed for an advisory-free MOT. All UK documentations as well as the original handbook and heritage certificate are present with the car.

Marcus Holland, Owner/Managing Director of E-Type UK, said: “This stunning 1967 E-Type is a fine example of exactly what we’re capable of at E-Type UK. It’s been upgraded by our incredible staff to both bring it up to date with modern demands and to UK spec – and the result is remarkable. This is a chance for one lucky buyer to own a truly fantastic Jaguar that’s ready to fire up and hit the road straight from our showroom.”

Watch the listed E-Type in action here:


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Re:Noticias varias de clásicos/históricos [en inglés]
« Respuesta #1166 en: 20 Marzo 2018, 16:08:05 »

Get geared up for a custom-themed Father’s Day with Beaulieu’s Hot Rod & Custom Drive-In Day on Sunday June 17th and enjoy amazing cars and bikes, great live music, dancing and a vibrant Vintage Village.

For an exciting start to the retro weekend, see Vee Dubs of every variety at Simply VW on Saturday June 16th. Successfully paired for the first time last year, these two colourful events will create a jam-packed automotive celebration that every petrol-head will love in the grounds of the National Motor Museum.

Why not make a weekend of it and enjoy both shows with free camping on the Saturday for Simply VW participants whose pride and joy meets the criteria of a pre-1980 classic vehicle. Or camping is available at £10 for all Simply VW participants who would like to stay for the next day’s show.

An awesome display is guaranteed for Sunday’s eagerly anticipated Hot Rod & Custom Drive-In Day, as over 500 hot rods and customised vehicles take their places. Held in association with classic American car club Solent Renegades, the show will be filled with imaginative creations, ranging from smooth cruisers and low-riders to powerful hot rods, stripped-out specials and mega-powered monsters.

New for this year and equally off-the-wall will be the Apocalypse Bug from Podpad Studios, a stripped-down Mad Max-style Beetle festooned with weapons and prepared to survive in the event of an apocalypse! Climb aboard this crazy creation to take a selfie or pose for an unforgettable family snap.

Sure to put on another crowd-pleasing performance will be Hard Up Garage, with flame-spitting rat rods and wacky customised creations. The show is always a draw for bike fans and a wide variety of two and three-wheeled machines will be taking their places in the line-up, from traditional classics to bespoke, powerful trikes.

Visitors can vote for their favourite car of the show in the People’s Choice Award. With the most eye-catching machines on the road roaring into the event, there will be prizes for the best custom, American car, hot rod, bike-scooter and the coveted Best in Show award.

Get into the vintage groove with fantastic features running all weekend. A two-day Vintage Village by Bows & Braces will be packed with nostalgic collectables, records, jewellery, luggage, kitchenware and retro clothing from the 1920s to the 1980s. At both shows, why not put on your glad rags and come along dressed in vintage clothing, with prizes to be won for the best dressed individuals, families or groups and camper van. Then get a perfect retro hair-do with Paula’s Vintage Parlour, offering a range of glamorous styles from the 1920s to the 1960s.

Enjoy live music throughout the weekend, with Isle of Wight-based vocal quartet Company B-UK performing 1940s swing numbers that are sure to get your toes tapping, while on Sunday six-piece band The Shakeups! will perform classic rock, soul, doo-wop and jangle pop hits. You’re sure to smile as Mariachi El Mexicano delights show-goers with rousing performances as they roam the grounds, then take to the dance floor with Jitterbug Jive as the Bournemouth Lindy Hop Club puts you through your paces with dance demonstrations.

An unmissable rally for every Volkswagen fan, Simply VW will see a multitude of Beetles, Golfs, Campers, Sciroccos and Passats cruise into the Breeze Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles-sponsored event in the Beaulieu parkland. It is the perfect place for enthusiasts to catch-up, compare machines and talk about all things VW.

If you own a relevant vehicle and would like to join either show, email details of your car or bike for consideration at or call 01590 614614. Camping must be booked in advance.

Tickets can be bought in advance online or on the day. For participant and visitor tickets and opening times for both events see

Included in the events admission is access to all of the Beaulieu attraction including entry to the National Motor Museum with its collection of more than 250 vehicles and new display The Luxury of Motoring, new-look World of Top Gear, On Screen Cars, ancestral Montagu family home of Palace House, 13th century Beaulieu Abbey and the stunning grounds and gardens. Tickets can be bought in advance online. For tickets or more information see or call 01590 612345.

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


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Re:Noticias varias de clásicos/históricos [en inglés]
« Respuesta #1167 en: 21 Marzo 2018, 12:24:30 »

The number of attractions confirmed for this summer’s XK70 Jaguar Festival at Shelsley Walsh Hillclimb is growing fast. The family-friendly event in Worcestershire on 9-10 June will celebrate the 70th anniversary of the ground-breaking XK120 and all subsequent XK cars and engines, and in the last month more well-known Jaguar personalities and cars have committed to taking part.

Two guests of honour newly confirmed for the Festival are Sir John Egan, the chairman of Jaguar from 1980 to 1990 who saved the company from bankruptcy, and Keith Helfet, the former Chief Stylist at Jaguar who designed the XJ220 supercar, the XK180 concept car which commemorated the XK’s 50th anniversary, and the 1990s F-type concept. Another well-known personality at the Festival will be Edd China, former presenter of Discovery Channel’s hit TV programme ‘Wheeler Dealers’, filming and taking questions in a session of 'Ask Edd LIVE'.

Cars newly confirmed for the two-day event include the TWR XJ220C driven by David Coulthard, David Brabham and John Nielsen at Le Mans in 1993; XJR-5 road and race cars built by TWR, with XJR race cars to be driven at speed up the Shelsley Walsh course by Goodwood Hillclimb winner Justin Law; the JD Classics collection of historic XKs, some to be driven up the hill by Chris Ward; the full range of Special Edition Eagle E-types; and Eagle’s historic collection of a dozen important E-types.

Other cars previously confirmed for the Festival include three of Jaguar’s legendary Group C racing cars, including the 1987 World Sportscar Championship-winning XJR-8; XK120s, 140s, and 150s; and a whole raft of XK-engined cars including C-types, D-types, E-types, and XJ6s. Cars are being brought to the Festival by owners who live in the UK, mainland Europe, Scandinavia, and the USA. The event’s organisers, the XK Club, are aiming to set a world record by gathering 700 classic XKs in the same place at the same time.

Other notable personalities attending the XK70 Jaguar Festival include former amateur racing driver Peter Sargent and, from Finland, mechanical engineer Dr. Samir Klat, who between them developed and modified the famous low-drag Lightweight E-type, 49 FXN together with the late-Peter Lumsden; Peter Sutcliffe who raced a D-type and Lightweight E, and drove GTOs and GT40s at Le Mans, and Richard Attwood, who raced for several British teams in Formula One before winning Le Mans in a Porsche 917 in 1970.

The Festival promises a packed programme of entertainment for all the family, with a competitive hillclimb on Saturday and high-speed demonstration runs up the hill on Sunday; a vintage fairground; a shopping village; live music; and a Battle of Britain Memorial Flight fly-past - all in the beautiful hillside setting of the world’s oldest surviving motorsport venue.

All the major Jaguar specialists will be present, including spectacular displays from J.D Classics, Eagle Racing, Lynx and Hexagon Classics. The remaining trade space is available on a first come first serve basis. See below.

Discounted tickets start at just £20, and there is no admission charge for under-16s accompanied by an adult. VIP packages with hospitality are also available. More information can be found at

International Jaguar XK Club

Founded 20 years ago by Philip and Julie Porter, the Club has members in more than 50 countries. Porter, who has owned four XKs since 1973, has written 30 motoring books, including a number on Jaguars. Murray Walker calls him 'Mr. Jaguar'.

Shelsley Walsh

Located in Worcestershire, Shelsley Walsh is the oldest motorsport venue in the world still in use. Set in beautiful countryside, yet not far from the M5 motorway and easily accessible, it is the ideal setting for XK70.


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Re:Noticias varias de clásicos/históricos [en inglés]
« Respuesta #1168 en: 21 Marzo 2018, 12:25:38 »

The future has played a decisive role at Volkswagen since over 60 years ago. The stage it plays on is one of the most exciting and versatile areas of the automotive industry – Research and Development. Things here never stand still. Over the decades, this has been the birthplace of many groundbreaking concepts for the mobility of tomorrow, embodied by fascinating prototypes and design studies. A small, but extremely choice, selection from the legacy of Volkswagen research can be seen and admired at the Techno Classica classic car show in Essen from 21 to 25 March 2018.

Nomen ist omen: the ‘IRVW Futura' high-tech evaluation platform.

‘The car of tomorrow– a reality today' – this was the slogan of the Integrated Research Volkswagen (IRVW) Futura, which will be fascinating visitors to the Techno Classica show. The high-tech, concept vehicle was the star of the International Motor Show (IAA) in 1989. But it wasn't only the spectacular gull-wing doors that fascinated motor show visitors and the industry media: the Futura is a treasure house of advanced technology on wheels, already equipped 29 years ago with functions and features that have only recently found their way into the latest serial production models. These include distance sensors, parking and braking assistance functions, a navigation system, an on-board computer, and electric parking brake and other groundbreaking features.

It's safe to say that the ESVW I was a highlight of the show

Another exhibit from the Stiftung AutoMuseum is the ‘Experimental Safety Volkswagen' (ESVW I) from 1972, with which Volkswagen became the first European automobile manufacturer to present a research vehicle that not only exceeded all US safety requirements, but was also perfectly suitable for everyday use. The heart and soul of the 4.73-metre saloon is its extremely rigid, three-zone, safety bodyshell construction concept. Lateral collision protection, a fully-automated seat belt system with belt-tensioners, shoulder, lap and knee belts and specially-designed safety seats provided additional protection for the driver and passengers – and all that was realised an amazing 46 years ago.

Other attractions at the show: photo-souvenirs and the ‘VW-Currywurst-Bulli'

In the meantime a popular tradition at the Techno Classica show is back again this year. Anyone who would like to take home a lasting memory of the Techno Classica 2018 has the chance to have their photo taken with the VW exhibit of their choice by Volkswagen Classic photographers – and it's completely free of charge. There's naturally also a great way of keeping body and soul together: On the open area of the fair site the ‘Currywurst-Bulli' will be delighting guests with the popular snack that will be celebrating its 45th birthday in 2018 – the now legendary Volkswagen Currywurst.

Volkswagen will be showing three themed worlds at the Techno Classica

Around 190,000 visitors are expected at this year's Techno Classica – and there are plenty of things for them to see at the Volkswagen stand: In addition to the thematic complex ‘Models for the future', with the Futura und ESVW I research vehicles, the ‘Dreams on wheels' zone will be showing exclusive soft-top prototypes from the Karmann Collection in Osnabrück. Motor sport fans can look forward to the twin-engined ‘Pike's Peak' Golf with 400 kW/600 hp of pure power, with which Volkswagen competed in the international hill climb event of the same name in the USA in 1987. So, if you're at the Techno Classica, don't forget to visit Hall 7.0 – it really has something for everyone.


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Re:Noticias varias de clásicos/históricos [en inglés]
« Respuesta #1169 en: 21 Marzo 2018, 14:45:59 »

World-class specialists Classic Motor Cars (CMC) are now offering bespoke personal finance for classic car purchases and restorations through JBR Capital.

The new offering combines the exacting service standards of two-time restoration of the year winner CMC with finance options from the UK’s only independent finance provider dedicated solely to high end vehicle finance.

Nigel Woodward, Managing Director at Classic Motor Cars, said: “Besides their charm or nostalgic appeal, classic cars can offer excellent potential as investments. With the tailored finance solutions provided by JBR Capital, enthusiasts can now turn their dream into reality. Owning a classic has never been easier.”

Darren Selig, Executive Chairman at JBR Capital, said: “We’re delighted to be working with Classic Motor Cars, opening up a range of finance options to prospective and current owners of classic cars.”

The available restoration finance options include staged payments and early settlement options to suit almost everybody, equity release against existing vehicles therefore releasing funds that would otherwise be tied up and refinancing for customers who have existing finance agreements.

For classic car purchases, the finance options include equity release, credit line finance allowing buyers to move very quickly and seal the deal, hire purchase allowing individuals to pay for their car in monthly instalments, lease purchase which is similar to the hire purchase but with a balloon payment at the end of the fixed term and refinancing.



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