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« Respuesta #1410 en: 05 Noviembre 2018, 15:11:52 »
HUGE CROWDS SAVOUR MOTORING PAST AND PRESENT ON REGENT STREET

Motoring enthusiasts, shoppers and Londoners savoured a sunny Saturday to remember on Regent Street (3 November) as the capital’s premier shopping destination was transformed into the country’s biggest free-to-view motor show attracting an estimated crowd of more than half a million enthralled visitors.

As tradition now dictates, the famed street was traffic-free between Piccadilly Circus and Oxford Circus for the first Saturday in November and the road filled with a glittering collection of dazzling cars. Victorian vehicles from the very earliest cars right up to the latest electric city cars and exotic supercars were all lining up for the annual Illinois Route 66 Regent Street Motor Show, a Royal Automobile Club event providing all-comers of all ages with a stunning and timeless showcase.

Illinois was promoting America’s legendary ‘Mother Road’ which starts in Chicago, with an eye-catching display of US muscle cars and bikes from previous epochs including two- and four-wheeled icons such as the sixties Ford Thunderbird convertible, Dodge Charger and a pair of Harley Davidson Sportsters. The show was officially opened on the busy Route 66 display stand with Cory Jobe, Director of the Office of Tourism for the State of Illinois, and Ben Cussons, Chairman of the Royal Automobile Club, teaming up to cut the ceremonial ribbon.

Also sharing the spotlight were more than 100 pioneering vehicles all built before 1905 and dating back to the dawn of motoring. They and their passengers – many in period costume – were taking part in the annual Veteran Car Concours d’Elegance prior to setting off at dawn on Sunday morning for the time honoured pilgrimage from London to Brighton in the famous Bonhams London to Brighton Veteran Car Run, supported by Hiscox.

Among those judging the evocative veteran machines this year was renowned television gardener and classic car enthusiast Alan Titchmarsh who also hosted the awards ceremony. After much deliberation, the panel of experts awarded the Overall Winner’s trophy to the remarkable 1903 De Dion Bouton W Type of Harold Pritchard.

This rare two-cylinder car is a well-known Veteran Car Run regular and a second time concours winner having won the same accolade in 2013 – once again catching the judges’ eye for its exceptional all-round condition.

Further up Regent Street, and bringing the motoring story right up-to-date, were displays of modern cars and bikes from companies including Triumph and Renault – the former showcasing its latest Tiger range, the latter its latest all-electric ZOE supermini alongside its futuristic Twizy urban quadricycle. In keeping with the low emission theme, Harrods was displaying its electric vehicle fleet from the battery-powered 1901 Pope Waverley to the newest Nissan e-NV200 delivery van.

For those with a need for speed, other much-admired features on the super-busy Regent Street included a preview of the biggest classic motor sport event on the calendar – the Silverstone Classic. Its adrenalin-fuelled stand not only included a huge screen broadcasting highlights from last summer’s record-breaking event, but also a number of the stand-out F1 and sportscar racers that will be in action next July. Adding to the motor sport spectacle were victorious competition cars from MSA British Rally and MSA British Touring Car Championships, both premier series’ turning 60 in 2018.

Motoring’s classic years, meanwhile, were also well represented by glittering displays of Jaguars and VW Beetles. The Jaguar Drivers’ Club was marking several key milestones including 70 years of the company’s seminal XK120 sportster while the Beetle’s 80th birthday was marked by a collection that included the real ‘Herbie’ from Disney’s 1968 comedy film The Love Bug.

Another film star car on the packed Regent Street was the time-travelling DeLorean from Back to the Future, one of the many highlights in the newly introduced Kids’ Zone. Other popular draws here included a chance for juniors to drive electric karts and, outside the world famous Hamleys toy store, to race Scalextric cars. Visitors could also discover what it’s like to race around Silverstone with five-time world champion Lewis Hamilton in a Mercedes F1 racer courtesy of the Top Gear Experience simulator.

It wasn’t just cars, either. Musical interludes came from the talented West End Kids who performed throughout the day while the Movember Foundation, the Veteran Car Run’s official charity partner, presented a pop-up station giving visitors a close shave as ‘moustache month’ kicks off. And, of course, there was ample opportunity to drop into the flagship stores on Regent Street to do some pre-Christmas shopping.

The Regent Street Motor Show, which was first staged in 2005, regularly attracts more than 500,000 visitors and, with the sun shining and so much to see, this year’s event is likely to be the most popular to date.

“Once again, Regent Street featured something for everyone and acted as the perfect prelude to tomorrow’s remarkable Veteran Car Run from London to Brighton – even the sun graced us with its welcome presence this time, putting smiles on faces,” enthused Cussons.

“This annual event continues to go from strength-to-strength, attracting ever bigger attendances year-on-year and marking one of the highlights of the Club’s London Motor Week – a seven-day celebration full of motoring events staged by the Royal Automobile Club, which culminates as hundreds of these wonderful veteran cars reach the Sussex coast on Sunday afternoon.”

Speaking on behalf of event title partner – Illinois Route 66 – Jobe added: “We are excited to have had the chance to meet with so many enthusiastic show attendees and talk with them about the incredible travel experiences available to visitors along the Illinois section of iconic Route 66. From the famous Route 66 Begin sign in Chicago to the Route 66 Hall of Fame and Museum in Pontiac and the Original Historic Brick Road in Springfield, we look forward to welcoming new visitors to our state.”

 

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« Respuesta #1411 en: 05 Noviembre 2018, 15:13:45 »
BANGERS4BEN SALE AT BCA RAISES NEARLY £20k

Tenth anniversary sale is great success

The tenth annual Bangers4Ben sale at BCA Blackbushe on Friday, 26th October raised nearly £20,000 for Ben, an independent charity and dedicated partner to the automotive industry, providing support for life for its people and their family dependents.

The sale attracted a large crowd of buyers to BCA Blackbushe who competed with online bidders for the vehicles, many of which were dressed with special wraps or extra trim.

A total of 29 vehicles that had participated in the 2018 Car Dealer Magazine Bangers4Ben Rally were offered and sold, with all the proceeds going directly to Ben. BCA auctioned the cars free of charge to ensure the maximum amount was raised for the charity and donated all the buyer’s fees to the cause.

Each vehicle participating in the rally was purchased by the competing teams for no more than £750 and then donated to be sold at BCA Blackbushe. The rally covered around 1,300 miles over five days, leaving from Brooklands Museum in Weybridge, before travelling through France, Germany, Belgium and ending at Rockingham Speed Way.

The top seller on the day was the mobile ‘Nag’s Head Pub’ from Only Fools and Horses, which started life as a Vauxhall Vivaro van. The five-door van – which had covered nearly a quarter of a million miles during its working life – featured an internal bar with working beer pumps, dartboard and bar stools and was kitted out with glasses, vintage Heineken ashtray and a service bell to get the bar staff’s attention. It was finished in a special wrap showing characters and scenes from the TV programme and topped with a wooden pub sign fitted to the roof rack. It sold for £1,825.

The 05/54 Ford Street Ka Luxury was transformed into a replica Noddy’s Car thanks to a red, yellow and blue colour scheme with vintage-style headlamps and a repurposed grill. The two-door roadster had covered around 63,000 miles and sold for £700.

The 1993 Reliant Robin generated a lot of interest with bidders and was beautifully presented as the General Lee from The Dukes of Hazzard TV series. With an active Reliant owners club staging regular meetings, this was ready for classic events and rallies and following some very competitive bidding, it sold for £800.

Other strong sellers included the 2004 ‘Mister Bean’ Mini Cooper for £575, the Ghostbusters-themed 1999 Vauxhall Omega Elite stretch limousine for £500 and the 2007 Peugeot 307 CC Allure finished in a Union Jack wrap that realised £800. The 1994 Toyota Corolla Liftback was offered with an interesting history file, including a photo of its original owner – a lady by the name of Edna – getting the keys at the supplying dealer and a receipt showing that air conditioning was an additional £1,739!

Tim Naylor, BCA’s Head of PR commented, “We were delighted to support Ben and Car Dealer Magazine to stage the tenth anniversary Bangers4Ben sale. The sale featured a great selection of vehicles that had participated in the 2018 Car Dealer Magazine Bangers4Ben Rally and our customers dug deep once again to contribute to a total of just under £20,000 on the day. Ben is the UK’s only dedicated charity which provides health & wellbeing support for those who work, or have worked, in the automotive industry and their family dependents.”

Rebecca Chaplin, editor of Car Dealer Magazine, said; “We’re so grateful to BCA for helping us out once again to auction the Bangers4Ben vehicles and raise the maximum possible amount for the charity. It was a great crowd this year and it’s always a pleasure to see our vehicles going under the hammer at Blackbushe."

Matt Wigginton, Business Development Director at Ben, said: “This is a fantastic result, we’re absolutely thrilled. Even after 10 years of Bangers4Ben, we never tire of seeing the creativity and effort that goes into preparing the cars! We would like to give our heartfelt thanks to everyone who took part in this year’s event and made it such a success. We would also like to thank Car Dealer Magazine for their hard work and organisation, as well as BCA for staging the auction. All funds raised from the sales of the bangers will help Ben to support automotive industry people when they are going through life’s toughest challenges.”

 

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« Respuesta #1412 en: 06 Noviembre 2018, 13:39:45 »
LIGHTS, CARBURETTORS, ACTION! FOOTMAN JAMES TO SPONSOR THE CAR YEARS TV SHOW

Footman James announced as sponsor of new classic car programme presented by Vicki Butler-Henderson and Alex Riley.

Launching in 2019, a new classic car show will be gracing TV screens, sponsored by Footman James - one of the UK's leading specialist vehicle insurance brokers.

A fresh take on the classic car scene, the premise is simple. Every episode of The Car Years will focus on a specific year of motoring. Vicki will choose her favourite car of that year, and Alex will have his, with both presenters then working to convince the expert panel of judges which is best. At the end of each show, one model will be crowned the car of its year.

Presenters Vicki and Alex are both excited by the possibilities the Footman James backed show allows. "I'm thrilled to be part of this beautifully shot series that allows us to tell the stories behind some of the best known and interesting cars ever made," said Vicki Butler-Henderson.

Co-presenter Alex Riley added, "This show is a rare thing - it's all about the cars. We're not telling people how to be a dealer or a restorer and we're not just larking about, instead we're championing great cars and telling the fascinating stories behind them."

The presenters will have to win over the three judges, each of whom double up as expert commentators to tell the stories and backgrounds behind the cars. Famous faces include Chris Routledge, Managing Director of leading auction house Coys, Quentin Willson, presenter and journalist and ex-Top Gear and current The Grand Tour script editor, Richard Porter.

Footman James is an obvious choice to sponsor the show. With 35 years experience in brokering classic vehicle insurance deals for owners, collectors, traders, restorers and competitors, Footman James will sponsor each of the episodes due to air in 2019.

Footman James managing director, David Bond, said, "We are excited to embark on this new adventure with The Car Years and are thrilled to see such respected influencers in the classic vehicle industry jump on board. We can't wait to see the series hit our screens early next year and we hope everyone is looking forward to it as much as we are."

Footman James, the trusted name of classic car and motorcycle insurance, is delighted to be partnering up with The Car Years TV show. Ensuring that Footman James stays in the right company, the series has been created by production company Wiser Films. The production is led by Tas Brooker and Jim Wiseman who previously produced Wheeler Dealers and Top Gearrespectively.

With the NEC Classic Motor Show just around the corner, lead presenters Vicki Butler-Henderson and Alex Riley will be available for one to one interviews after a press call on the Footman James stand in Hall 1, Friday 9th November at 12:45pm.

So, stay tuned for the first episode of The Car Years where you'll see a 1964 Porsche 911 take on a 1964 Ford Mustang.


 

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« Respuesta #1413 en: 07 Noviembre 2018, 13:48:52 »
REACH FOR YOUR DIARIES! FIVA IS RUNNING THREE WORLD RALLIES IN 2019

Following the huge success of FIVA’s annual World Rally for cars in 2018, held this year in the stunning rural scenery of Mid Wales, FIVA (the Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens or international federation of historic vehicles) has a lot to live up to in 2019.

But it might just manage it, as FIVA has announced there will be no fewer than three FIVA World Rallies in 2019 – two for cars and one for motorcycles.

All three of these events are open to classic vehicle owners from around the world who enjoy driving their pride and joy, not just members of FIVA. So get out your diaries and make a note of what could be your most exciting few days in the coming year…

22-26 May 2019 – Austria Classic Rallye
This 650km regularity run promises the spectacular scenery around Vienna, Burgenland, the Wachau and the Semmering region, and aims to show participants “the great architectural, geographical and cultural diversity of Austria”. It’s open to all vehicles built up to 1980 with a valid FIVA ID Card. See https://world.rallyeorg.at/en/ for more details.

27-30 June 2019 – FIVA World Motorcycle Rally, Croatia
A touring event for a huge range of historic motorcycles that will cover around 150km per day, the Rally will take in northwest Croatia (the 10th Century city of Umag and its surroundings), the coastal region of Slovenia, and Trieste in northeast Italy. The event is run by HROS – the Croatian Oldtimer Association.

1-7 July 2019 – FIVA World Rally, Andorra
A 500km touring event visiting Andorra and Spain, and featuring a concours d’elegance and static show, the highlight will no doubt be the dynamic driving experience high in the Pyrenees mountains. Cars must be at least 30 years old to take part.

“While the three World Rallies that FIVA is holding in 2019 are enormously varied (not least in the number of wheels on the historic vehicles!), one thing they all have in common is spectacular scenery,” comments FIVA President Patrick Rollet. “Austria, Croatia, Andorra… it’s hard to think of three more enticing European destinations for a few days of classic motoring, companionship and shared fun.”

 

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« Respuesta #1414 en: 08 Noviembre 2018, 08:46:21 »
MGLIVE! SET FOR 2019 SILVERSTONE SUMMER FESTIVAL

The world’s largest MG show, MGLive! is set to return to Silverstone on the 15-16 June 2019.

In 2019, the MG Car Club will be celebrating the MG marque’s 95th birthday with their annual festival of all things MG.

On track, the MG Car Club and guest Championships will be battling it out on Silverstone’s famous Grand Prix layout.

2019 also marks the 60th birthday of the California Cup Autotest and is awarded to the fastest three MG team representing their local Club Centre.

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! next year. 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 for MGLive! will be available in early 2019, keep up to date with the latest news & ticket information by registering on our website www.mglive.co.uk

 

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« Respuesta #1415 en: 08 Noviembre 2018, 08:46:42 »
NEW FEATURES FOR LAND ROVER LEGENDS 2019 - TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE

Key elements and new features have been revealed for the 2019 Land Rover Legends at Bicester Heritage (May 25th and 26th) and tickets are now available via www.landroverlegends.com.  Following the success of the inaugural event this year, the ultimate show for Land Rover connoisseurs, preservationists, restorers and enthusiasts will once again showcase the very best examples of the Land Rover, including a number of rare and unusual vehicles from the Dunsfold Collection.  The 2019 event will include:

‘Star Cars’ celebrate major anniversaries

The 2019 event will celebrate four important Land Rover anniversaries:

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 also expected to be the largest-ever gathering.

1989 was the year that saw the launch of the Discovery and the show will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of the vehicle that saved the company, as well as the 25th birthday of the launch of the second-generation Range Rover, the P38A.

Each anniversary will be represented by a ‘Star Car’ which will be the centrepiece of a panel discussion in the main hangar on both the Saturday and the Sunday, when Mark Evans will interview people closely associated with each of the models, either as development engineers, designers, owners, enthusiasts or preservationists. The anniversaries will also be marked by daily vehicle parades.

New for 2019:  on-site camping, evening entertainment - and dogs allowed!

For 2019 event organisers have introduced weekend camping on site at Bicester Heritage and evening entertainment on the Saturday, allowing Land Rover fans to make a weekend of it. And, as Land Rovers and our four-legged friends seem to have a natural affinity for each other, the organisers are also delighted to be able to announce that well-behaved dogs on leads will be welcome!

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 panel of 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 will be able to submit their applications online later this year.

All Land Rovers welcome

The organisers are keen that every Land Rover attending should be part of the show, with a dedicated forward parking area for all visitors arriving in a Land Rover, while Land Rover clubs will be invited to display their vehicles and also to demonstrate them. Carefully-selected exhibitors and traders will be located in and around Bicester Heritage’s magnificent main exhibition hangar, showcasing the top Land Rover restorers, specialists and associated suppliers.

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

 

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« Respuesta #1416 en: 08 Noviembre 2018, 12:32:27 »
PHENOMENAL FAST FORDS FAN THE FLAMES FOR THE DECEMBER SALE

An amazing selection of classic fast Fords will be on offer at Classic Car Auctions’ season finale on 1st December at the Warwickshire Event Centre. Highlights of the Fast Ford range include a superb 1992 Ford Sierra Sapphire RS Cosworth 4X4, a rare 1986 Ford Tickford Capri and an incredibly low mileage 1985 Ford Escort 1.6L Cabriolet.

Leading the fast Fords is a fantastic 1992 Sierra Sapphire RS Cosworth 4X4. Finished in a flawless shade of Nouveau Red with a Raven Black leather RS interior, this stunning modern classic has covered just 28,000 miles. Powered by a 2.0 litre turbocharged engine, this totally original unmodified ‘cossie’ presents a wonderful opportunity with an estimate of £25,000 to £30,000.

“As the definitive everyman classic, fast Fords always have a great appeal at our sales,” says Simon Langsdale, classic car specialist at Classic Car Auctions. “Fast Fords have an incredibly dedicated audience of enthusiasts. The appeal of cheap, usable speed is completely understandable and always makes them the cars to watch when they cross the auction block at our sales.”

One of only 80 cars built, the rare 1986 Ford Tickford Capri in the sale is estimated at £18,000 to £22,000. Smartly finished in Gloss Black with a Grey half-leather Recaro interior, the car has covered just 56,900 miles. The Tickford was fitted witha front mounted turbocharger, rear disc brakes, Bilstein dampers, and a limited slip differential, desirable extras include a stainless steel exhaust, an £800 option at the time.

Another classic Ford in the sale is a 1985 Escort 1.6L Cabriolet with only 2,964 miles. The Diamond White model is in time-warp condition presenting just as it would have when it rolled out of the factory in 1985. The car still sits on its original tyres, has its original cam belt and even retains its original factory quality control stickers still attached to the rear boot.

A second enticing Escort in the sale is a 1990 Escort RS Turbo Series 2 in remarkably original condition. Estimated at £12,000 to £15,000, the car has been meticulously maintained by the same man for over 30 years, the past 12 under his ownership. Finished in Solid White with a virtually unmarked Grey cloth Recaro interior, this 90’s classic is certain to attract attention at the sale.

Standing out amongst the many Capris in the sale is a 1983 Capri 2.8 Injection that has been restored to show-winning condition. Estimated at £13,000 to £16,000, the car has been through a full nut and bolt restoration courtesy of the current owner’s classic car restoration business. Finished in Black with a Grey cloth interior and with only 48,000 recorded miles, this Capri presents an excellent opportunity at the December Sale.

For more information on any of the fast Fords or the rest of the lots in the December Sale please visit: https://www.classiccarauctions.co.uk/cca-december-2018-classic-car-sale/view_lots/pn/all

 

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« Respuesta #1417 en: 12 Noviembre 2018, 08:44:20 »
TEN OF THE BEST: CLASSIC & SPORTS CAR CLUB AWARDS NAMES 2018 WINNERS

The winners of the 2018 Classic & Sports Car Club Awards, held in association with Lancaster Insurance, have been revealed at a memorable ceremony at the Hilton Metropole, Birmingham.

This year, the judges received an unprecedented number of entries from a diverse array of car clubs, as well as those passionate individuals who share a drive to preserve motoring history and broaden the appeal of the classic car community.

Alastair Clements, Editor in Chief of Classic & Sports Car, said: “Our judging panel was blown away by the volume and quality of the submissions this year. The overall impression from evaluating the entries was just how passionate, supportive and welcoming the entire classic car world is. We’ve learnt about labour-of-love restorations, incredible charity drives, youthful exuberance and an especially poignant rally marking the centenary of World War I. These extraordinary groups are the people who shape the classic car community. Moreover, the submissions also brought home what a bright future there is for classic motoring, and we would like to congratulate all of our 2018 winners on their fantastic efforts over the past year.”

The winners of the 2018 Classic & Sports Car Club Awards in association with Lancaster Insurance are:

Club of the Year: Ford100e.com

Lancaster Insurance Club Initiative of the Year: ‘Crossmember’ membership system, The Rover P6 Club

Club Personality of the Year: Peter Lee, Transit Van Club

Best Contribution to Charity: Secret Supercar Meet, Supercar Driver

Best Contribution by a Youngster: Katrina Forey, TR Register

Most Improved Club Magazine: Talbot Owners’ Club Magazine

Club Magazine of the Year: Idle Chatter, The 1100 Club

Best Club Website: www.hondas800sportscarclub.co.uk, Honda S800 Sports Car Club

Best Club Run/Rally: ‘The Long, Long Trail’, The Veteran Car Club of Great Britain

Best Club Show/Event: International Alvis Weekend 2018, Alvis Owner Club

In addition to these 10 pre-show categories, the Classic & Sports Car Club Awards judges also spent time exploring the halls of the Classic Motor Show, taking place this weekend at Birmingham’s NEC. The panel looked at car clubs’ displays across a further seven categories, seeking out the best cars and stands at the show.

These seven winning displays are:

Most Interesting Selection of Cars: Historic Lotus Register (Stand 2-840)

Best Themed Club Stand: Austin Counties Car Club (Stand 3-495)

Best Small Club Stand: Fiat 500 Enthusiasts’ Club (Stand 5-560)

Best Medium Club Stand: Wolseley Register (Stand 3-158)

Best Large Club Stand: Veteran Car Club (Stand 1-355)

Car of the Show: Bugatti Type 57S Vanvooren Cabriolet, courtesy Andrew Pisker, Bugatti Owners’ Club (Stand 1-325)

C&SC Special Award: Ford Cortina GT, courtesy Theo Bengry, Historic Marathon Rally Group (Stand 8-360)

To read more about our 2018 winners, head over to the Classic & Sports Car website at www.classicandsportscar.com or follow us on our social media channels on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook using #CSCClubAwards.

 

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« Respuesta #1418 en: 12 Noviembre 2018, 08:44:39 »
THE ROYAL AUTOMOBILE CLUB LAUNCHES ANNUAL HISTORIC AWARDS

The Royal Automobile Club is launching a new set of annual awards to recognise excellence and outstanding contributions to the UK’s historic motoring and motorsport industries at a gala evening to be held in the Club’s Pall Mall clubhouse on Thursday 21 November 2019.

Continuing the Club’s rich pedigree in celebrating motoring accomplishments, the Royal Automobile Club Historic Awards will reward achievement and innovation by highlighting and celebrating the wide range of companies, clubs, events, associations and individuals responsible for influencing and driving the British historic motoring movement.

The nomination and judging process is central to the prestige and integrity of the Royal Automobile Club Historic Awards. With the exception of the Club’s Lifetime Achievement Award, category nominations will be invited from all corners of the UK’s historic motoring scene.

The Awards will be judged by a hand-picked panel of independent experts consisting of some of the most highly-regarded individuals in their respective fields, each with specific in-depth knowledge of their assigned categories, making a win one of the most sought-after accolades in the industry.

The Royal Automobile Club has been at the heart of the motoring and motorsport world for over 120 years since its formation in 1897 and the Awards serve as a natural continuation of the Club’s heritage.

Ben Cussons, Chairman of the Royal Automobile Club, commented: “The Club has a long history of rewarding endeavours, starting with the first British Grand Prix in 1926. We do everything for the long-term - witness the Veteran Car Run which is over a century old - meaning these awards will become an annual event going forward. Our independent judging panel is integral to these Historic Awards – each one is hand-picked based on their depth of knowledge and expertise in their field. All judges will base their decisions on a clear set of criteria so that candidates will understand exactly how each category will be assessed.

“This is a perfect opportunity for the Club to honour and celebrate the wealth of talent and commitment that exists across this vibrant and growing industry. We are delighted to be partnering with Historic Promotions; Duncan Wiltshire’s team are true enthusiasts for all things related to historic motoring and motorsport and bring a significant degree of expertise and credibility to the awards”.

Duncan Wiltshire, Chairman of Historic Promotions, said: “The Royal Automobile Club has the unimpeachable authority and integrity which is imperative for any awards programme. We are delighted to be working with the Club on this major new activity, which we believe will raise the bar for such awards and become a highly respected fixture on the motoring calendar. We are hand-picking judges who have a remarkable amount of experience across the categories and who can recognise excellence and appreciate outstanding talent.”

Award categories will be announced on 9 January 2019 and nominations for the inaugural Awards open on 20 March 2019.

The gala evening on the 21 November 2019 will see the leading lights from across the industry gather to celebrate and honour the winners in style at the historic Pall Mall clubhouse.

The Awards will complement the Royal Automobile Club’s current motoring activities such as the 1000 Mile Trial, the Regent Street Motor Show and the Veteran Car Run and join the renowned list of Club motoring and motorsport awards and trophies, which include the Dewar Trophy the Segrave Trophy, the coveted Historic Tourist Trophy, the Woodcote Trophy and the Royal Automobile TT Celebration, the jewel in the crown of the Goodwood Revival.

To learn more about the awards please go to the Royal Automobile Club website.

 

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« Respuesta #1419 en: 12 Noviembre 2018, 13:37:32 »
JAGUAR F-TYPE RALLY CARS CELEBRATE 70 YEARS OF SPORTS CAR HERITAGE

Jaguar has developed two F-TYPE Convertible rally cars, with design cues from the F-TYPE Chequered Flag Limited Edition, to continue its celebration of 70 years of sports car heritage since the XK 120 was revealed in 1948.

The one-off F-TYPE rally cars also pay homage to the legendary Jaguar XK 120 registered ‘NUB 120’ which, in the early 1950s in the hands of Ian Appleyard, completed three consecutive Alpine Rallies without incurring a single penalty point, and won the RAC and Tulip.

Both rally-specification F-TYPE Convertibles are powered by Jaguar’s 300PS 2.0-litre Ingenium four-cylinder petrol engine. With modifications overseen by Jaguar Design and Engineering, both cars were built to FIA specification, with comprehensively uprated brakes and suspension fitted alongside a protective rollcage, race-seats with six-point harness, bonnet-mounted light pod and fire extinguisher.

Ian Callum, Jaguar Director of Design, said: “The opportunity to design a rally car doesn’t come along very often so I was fascinated to see how we could take our modern day sports car to a similar character. These models are a fitting tribute to the XK 120 and all the great Jaguar sports cars since its reveal 70 years ago, including the latest F-TYPE Chequered Flag Limited Edition."

The rally F-TYPEs feature upgrades to the brakes, suspension and drivetrain including the addition of grooved discs with four-piston calipers front and rear. Hand-built competition dampers and softer springs ensure the high performance cars can be driven flat-out over rough rally stages. Three-way adjustable dampers allow the cars to be tuned for different surfaces and feature spherical bearings for added precision. With motorsport-spec wheels and tyres specifically for use on gravel, a limited-slip differential improves power delivery on loose surfaces while a hydraulic handbrake helps drivers tackle hairpin bends.

The celebratory models were put through their paces at Walters Arena rally stage, South Wales, to demonstrate their performance credentials and will now attend a series of Jaguar events over the next few months.

The rally cars’ livery takes design inspiration from the new F-TYPE Chequered Flag Limited Edition, which features a range of subtle exterior visual enhancements, including unique 20-inch Gloss Black wheels with a Diamond Turned finish and a Black Contrast roof on the Coupé. Inside, the luxurious Ebony Windsor Leather interior features Performance seats with embossed Chequered Flag headrests and a Dark Brushed Aluminium centre console trim finisher.

The Jaguar F-TYPE Chequered Flag Limited Edition is available from £62,335 and can be configured at www.jaguar.co.uk. You can read more about the F-TYPE Chequered Flag Limited Edition here.

 

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« Respuesta #1420 en: 13 Noviembre 2018, 14:42:21 »
‘SUPERSTAR’ SALE FOR SILVERSTONE AUCTIONS’ SEASON FINALE AT THE NEC

Silverstone Auctions saw a number of high-profile celebrity owned classic cars move on to new homes at their annual sale at the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with Discovery, including Frank Sinatra’s 1984 Rolls-Royce Corniche Convertible, Steve McQueen’s 1945 Willys Jeep MB and a collection of cars from Jamiroquai frontman Jay Kay.

The two-day sale which took place on 10th and 11th November achieved total sales of £4.2 million and a 60% sales rate, with a total of 126 lots offered.

Frank Sinatra’s 1984 Rolls-Royce Corniche Convertible which was gifted to him by fellow Rat Pack members Sammy Davis Jr and Dean Martin for his 70th birthday was presented in Mason Black with a red leather interior. Reading just 66,550 miles, the car was recently treated to £47,000 worth of mechanical recommissioning and sympathetic preservation. After a long bidding war the car sold to rapturous applause for £140,625 including buyer’s premium, more than £15,000 above its upper estimate.

Another classic with Hollywood provenance in the sale was Steve McQueen’s 1945 Willys Jeep MB, owned by the American actor until his passing in 1980. Since being imported to the UK, the Jeep had undergone a thorough recommissioning by marque specialists Jeeparts-UK to return it to the standard it would have been in under McQueen’s ownership. There was fierce bidding at the sale with four phone bidders battling it out to own the King of Cool’s Jeep, with it eventually selling for £84,375 including premium.

“To sell two of Hollywood’s most beloved superstar’s cars at the NEC was a real honour for the team,” says Harry Whale, classic car specialist at Silverstone Auctions. “We saw fantastic results throughout the two-day sale and it was exciting to see these two truly one of a kind cars sell at our 2018 season finale.”

The sale saw strong results for a collection of cars offered directly from the highly exclusive collection of Jamiroquai’s Jay Kay. One of only 505 1989 BMW E30 M3 Johnny Cecotto Ltd Editions with less than 18,000 miles sold for £85,500. A 1989 Mercedes-Benz 300SL finished in Thistle Green soon followed, selling for £28,688. The newest car in the collection, a 2015 Porsche 911 (991) Targa 4S sold for £79,875, with a 1967 Ford Mustang 390GT Fastback 'Bullitt' sold for £54,000. A 1996 BMW 850 CSi Manual with only 12,777 miles completed the Jay Kay collection selling for £85,500.

A stunning 1958 Volkswagen Beetle was introduced by stars of Wheeler Dealers, Mike Brewer and Ant Anstead. The classic bug was restored by Ant on Channel 4’s For the Love of Cars and was sold with all proceeds including premium going to The Brain Tumour Research Trust in Birmingham. Following fierce bidding from phone, online and room bidders, the Beetle sold to a thunderous applause for £33,750.

Other highlight lots from the day include a 1966 Aston Martin DB6 Sports Saloon finished in California Sage Green which sold for £214,313, a 1960 Maserati 3500GT finished in Grigio and Rosso sold for £145,000 and a 1960 Facel Vega HK500 with only 35,000 miles sold for £121,000. Other strong sellers were a 1985 Porsche 911 (930) Turbo SE Flat nose which was utilized as the factory press car sold for £166,500 and a 2015 Volkswagen XL1 believed to be the first XL1 ever offered at auction sold for £103,167.

Silverstone Auctions is now inviting entries for its first sale of 2019 and its debut at the Autosport International show taking place at the NEC Birmingham, on 12th January. Vendors benefit from just 5% +VAT seller’s commission. The catalogue closes 10th December 2018.

To see all the results for the NEC Classic Motor Show Sale please visit: http://www.silverstoneauctions.com/nec-classic-motor-show-sale-2018/view_lots/pn/all

 

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« Respuesta #1421 en: 13 Noviembre 2018, 14:42:46 »
COUNT’S RECORD-BREAKING BABS JOINS CHITTY EXHIBITION AT BEAULIEU

The iconic Land Speed Record breaker Babs that inspired Chitty Chitty Bang Bang has joined the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang 50 years exhibition at the National Motor Museum, Beaulieu.

The incredible machine, known as Chitty Bang Bang IV, was the creation of racing driver Count Louis Zborowski and inspired Ian Fleming’s Chitty Chitty Bang Bang story.

Babs joins an original screen Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, the Humber 8hp driven by Truly Scrumptious, the original Child Catcher carriage, Coggins Garage recreated in the museum to house the inventive machines of Rowland Emett and a replica of Grandpa Potts’ hut in Beaulieu’s Chitty Chitty Bang Bang 50 years which celebrates the film’s golden anniversary.

Babs started life in 1923 as the Higham Special and was even more extreme in its design than the Count’s previous three Chittys. When he died a year later, it was bought for £125 by talented racing driver John Godfrey Parry-Thomas who re-christened it Babs. After boosting power to 500 bhp by adding new pistons to its American Liberty V12 aeroplane engine, Parry-Thomas beat the Land Speed Record by more than 20mph by reaching 171mph.

When Sir Malcolm Campbell raised the record again the following year, Parry-Thomas made an attempt to regain the title which ended in disaster and he was killed. The wrecked car was buried at Pendine Sands, where it remained for more than 40 years.

In 1969 Babs was excavated by university lecturer and car restorer Owen Wyn Owen, who discovered that the car was not as badly decayed as expected and embarked on bringing it back to its former glory. Today, the fully-restored Babs is a fitting tribute to the aeroplane-engine racing cars and their fearless drivers whose exploits inspired Ian Fleming.

Other Chitty memorabilia on show at Beaulieu includes the leather bonnet strapfrom the Count’s original Mercedes Chitty, a solid silver Chitty model bought for producer Cubby Broccoli by his wife Dana and original film concept art by Sir Ken Adam, storyboard watercolour artwork by Robert Laing and technical drawings by Peter Lamont which have never been previously exhibited.

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang 50 years can be seen as part of the general admission to Beaulieu, which includes entrance to the National Motor Museum, World of Top Gear, On Screen Cars, the ancestral Montagu family home of Palace House, 13th century Beaulieu Abbey and the grounds and gardens. To buy tickets in advance online or for more information see www.beaulieu.co.uk or call 01590 612345.

Find us on Twitter @Beaulieu_Hants, Facebook at /nationalmotormuseum or Instagram @national_motor_museum and join the conversation with #Chitty50years.

 

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« Respuesta #1422 en: 14 Noviembre 2018, 14:42:04 »
MOTORISTS TURN THEIR BACKS TO THE FUTURE

A decline in new car sales, despite modern motors brimming with state-of-the-art technology, contrasts to more-and-more motorists booking classic car driving experiences as drivers yearn to get back to basics advises www.trackdays.co.uk

And while some new cars can have as many as 50 buttons on the steering wheel and dashboard, it is bookings for classic cars as old as 40 years or more, and with basic controls, that are burgeoning as exasperated drivers have had enough of modern technology which is hampering the driving experience.

Indeed, 2018 looks set to be deeply worrying for sales of new cars, with last September in particular being disastrous as it was the worst September for 10 years, with the allure of state-of-the art motoring not even tempting drivers to part with their cash.

Even more recently, October figures show a decline of almost 3 per cent compared to the same month in 2017.

Yet figures released by www.trackdays.co.uk show a marked increase in classic car driving experience bookings at places such as Heyford Park of around 10 per cent over the last four years, which has surged to nearly 20 per cent in the previous 12 months and shows no signs of slowing down. The most popular classic booked to drive is a Jaguar E-Type.

Dan Jones, operations manager at www.trackdays.co.uk, said: “New cars boast state-of-the-art technology and are more akin to being computers on wheels.

“However, many people find all the buttons and touch-screen technology confusing and distracting, plus it takes away from the pure driving experience which can only come through driving a classic car.”

Meanwhile, the actual prices of some classic cars are now fetching astronomical prices compared to their modern equivalents

Fast Fords from the 1980s and 1990s in particular continue to demand high prices.

Only recently a 1990 Ford Sierra Sapphire Cosworth 4x4 fetched a world-record price at auction, being sold for more than £50,000. Compare this to a modern equivalent, the Focus RS, with all the latest gizmos and gadgets, which is available for just over £30,000.

Dan added: “It would appear that motorists are turning their backs to the future. Getting behind the wheel of a classic car can provide a driving experience in its purest form, allowing the car to do the talking rather than relying on modern technology.”

For more information about TrackDays, which also offers a huge variety of driving experiences, as well as classic car driving experiences including a Jaguar E-Type, Ford MK1 Escort, AC Cobra and Austin-Healey 3000, visit www.trackdays.co.uk

 

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« Respuesta #1423 en: 15 Noviembre 2018, 14:53:45 »
BEST OF BRITISH CRAFTSMANSHIP ON OFFER FOR CCA’S DECEMBER SALE

A series of rare British classics will be on offer at Classic Car Auctions’ season finale sale on 1st December at the Warwickshire Event Centre. Highlights of the December Sale include a beautiful, classic 1969 Jensen Interceptor MK1, a fully restored 1980 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith II and a trio of classic Triumph sports cars.

One of the classiest coupes in the sale is the 1969 Jensen Interceptor MK1, estimated at £36,000 to £40,000. Following 30 years in storage this British classic received a sympathetic restoration in Metallic Fawn with Champagne leather. The original matching numbers engine benefits from an upgraded Holley carburettor and retains its original bulletproof 727 transmission. Fitted with period alloys, vinyl roof and period wood steering wheel, the Jensen has covered just over 60,000 miles.

“There is always something special about a British built car, it’s the perfect combination of luxury, style and speed”, says Richard Greenhalgh, classic car specialist at Classic Car Auctions. “The British car industry has a knack for building cars, just take a look at our back catalogue of classic manufacturers, it’s full of legendary names known around the world for their quality, class and traditional taste and style.”

The biggest name in luxury cars is of course Rolls-Royce. The 1980 Rolls-Royce Wraith II on offer in the sale has been the subject of a no expense spared restoration, both mechanically and electrically, since 2015. Estimated at £24,000 to £28,000 the Wraith is finished in Peacock Blue with a matching Everflex roof and has a concours quality Magnolia leather interior piped in blue courtesy of marque specialists Frank Dale.

The first in a trio of Triumph sports cars in the sale is a 1967 Triumph TR4A (Overdrive). The TR4A had a bare metal respray in its current shade of black as part of a thorough mechanical and body restoration in 2013. During this time the engine received a new camshaft, followers and ancillaries along with having the head skimmed. The classic now presents beautifully with only 21,600 miles and is estimated at £23,000 to £26,000

The sale will also see a 1968 Triumph TR5 estimated at £35,000 to £40,000 on offer. Carefully looked after during the last 11 years of ownership, the TR5 has been the recipient of a full body respray in Old English White with the engine, clutch, gearbox, steering, suspension and brakes all completely overhauled. It has also had its bumpers and over-riders re-chromed, making this a truly impeccable example.

To complete the Triumph trio is a 1974 Triumph TR6 O/D, which was one of the original factory press department road test cars. Nicely presented in Mimosa Yellow with a black hood and interior, the TR6 has been family owned for the past 15 years. Estimated at £20,000 to £25,000, the car is well known amongst the Triumph community and was even magazine featured, appearing in a copy of Thoroughbred and Classic in January 1975.

For more information on the British classics and rest of the cars in the December Sale please visit: https://www.classiccarauctions.co.uk/cca-december-2018-classic-car-sale/view_lots/pn/all

 

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« Respuesta #1424 en: 21 Noviembre 2018, 08:49:53 »
NEW SALES, VENUES AND THEMES FOR SILVERSTONE AUCTIONS IN 2019

Silverstone Auctions has unveiled a host of exciting developments to its 2019 calendar including sales with new themes, new locations and new partnerships.

In total the auction house will host sales on six weekends across the year, kicking off with its first ever sale at Autosport International at the NEC in January. Following its well-established sale at Race Retro in February, a new sale of British marques is being introduced in May at a brand new venue, the magnificent Heythrop Park in Oxfordshire. The sale will be held in conjunction with the Jaguar Enthusiasts Club, giving it another new dimension which is sure to attract buyers and sellers alike.

“2018 has been another great year for Silverstone Auctions and we’re incredibly excited to be able to introduce a number of new sales, venues and partners for 2019,” explains Nick Whale, Managing Director, Silverstone Auctions. “As always, we’ll only be selecting the very best of breed cars to appear in our sales and we’re sure that these exciting developments will help us attract some of the very best classics available.”

In July, Silverstone Auctions returns to its spiritual home in Northamptonshire for its flagship sale at the world famous Silverstone Classic.

Following its successful debut as an auction venue this year, Silverstone Auctions will return to the Dallas Burston Polo Club in September for another exciting new event. The supercar weekend will see a dedicated sale of Ferraris take place in association with the Ferrari Owners’ Club GB on Saturday 21st September, with a dedicated Porsche sale in association with Porsche Club GB taking place the following day.

The auction house will then conclude 2019 with its return to the NEC Classic Motor Show in November.

“We’re delighted to be hosting auctions at some of the UK’s most high profile classic car events and prestigious venues,” adds Nick. “However, we will have limited spaces available at every one of these sales so anyone looking to submit an entry should contact us as soon as possible to secure a spot.”

For more information about entering a classic or any of Silverstone Auctions’ sales in 2019, visit www.silverstoneauctions.com.

 

 

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