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« Respuesta #1515 en: 14 Marzo 2019, 15:09:19 »
DISCOVERY ANNIVERSARY FOR BEAULIEU’S SIMPLY LAND ROVER - SUNDAY JUNE 23RD

Beaulieu's Simply Land Rover will return on Sunday June 23rd, celebrating 30 years of the Land Rover Discovery and with the return of Simply Rummage and an extended Forest Drive.

From the minimalist Discovery Series I of 1989 to the latest high-tech versions, all five generations of Discovery are invited to park up in a display area set aside in the grounds of the National Motor Museum.

More than 400 Land Rovers of every variety are expected to join the display, with the much-loved Discovery always one of the best represented models at the show. Over three decades, the Discovery has built an enviable reputation as an all-purpose vehicle par excellence, equally as capable crossing deserts and jungles as providing rugged family transport.

Simply Land Rover is an unmissable opportunity for fans of the nation’s 4x4 to catch up with like-minded enthusiasts, compare vehicles and enjoy all of the features of the Beaulieu attraction. Throughout the day, visitors and event-goers will also be able to vote for their favourite Land Rover of the show in the People’s Choice Award, with the winner receiving a Beaulieu trophy.

Following its successful debut last year, Simply Rummage will return for 2019 as enthusiasts sell off surplus Land Rover spares and accessories at the show. Look out for seats, panels, lights, wheels, engine parts and more amongst the bargains on offer in this trading corner, which follows in the footsteps of Beaulieu’s well-established Land Rover Rummage at Spring Autojumble.

Another favourite with enthusiasts is Beaulieu’s Forest Drive, returning for 2019 with a newly extended course. This action-packed feature, held in association with Land Rover Experience West Country, is a perfect opportunity to practice off-road driving skills on the challenging forest course. Owners can put their own Land Rovers to the test, while those without their own can drive or ride in a Land Rover Experience vehicle. For more details on this separately charged feature, see www.beaulieu.co.uk/events/simply-land-rover.

Event tickets include entry to all of the Beaulieu attraction, including the museum with its Chitty Chitty Bang Bang 50 years exhibition, World of Top Gear, On Screen Cars, 13th century Beaulieu Abbey, the Montagu ancestral home of Palace House and its grounds and gardens.

For those driving Land Rovers and taking part in the show, participant tickets are £10 an adult, £5 a child (aged 5-16) if bought in advance online before 5pm on June 20th, or £12 an adult and £6 a child on the day. All other visitors can buy a general admission ticket to Beaulieu at the standard attraction price. For tickets and information see www.beaulieu.co.uk/events/simply-land-rover.

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

Simply Land Rover is Beaulieu’s sixth Simply rally this year, followed by Simply Jaguar on July 14th, Simply Japanese on July 28th, the first Simply Mercedes on August 18th and Simply Smart on November 10th. For tickets and details see www.beaulieu.co.uk/events.

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

 

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« Respuesta #1516 en: 14 Marzo 2019, 15:09:44 »
VAUXHALL OPEN DAY & LUTON TRANSPORT FEST SET TO ATTRACT THOUSANDS

A brace of high-profile transport events will come together on one day this summer, as Vauxhall’s Heritage Centre Open Day joins with the Luton Festival of Transport to create a motor-vehicle spectacular with an audience of well over 5,000 people.

On Sunday, June 9, both events will open their doors to the public between 10am and 4pm, with an exclusive transfer service linking the two via a free, five-minute classic coach ride.

This is the only day of the year that Vauxhall’s 75-vehicle Heritage Collection is open to the public. It’s the largest of its kind in the world, and features:

    ‘5HP’, the world’s second-oldest Vauxhall
    The earliest ‘Prince Henry’ model – known as the world’s first sports car
    One of only two surviving WW1 D-Type Staff Cars
    The most original 30-98 model – Britain’s first 100mph production car
    A 1930 2-Ton, one of the first Bedford trucks to be built
    Three stunning concept cars, spanning the Sixties to the Noughties
    Rare, fully restored examples of the Firenza HP ‘Droopsnoot’ & Viva GT
    Three Vx super-saloons, from the 176mph Lotus Carlton to the 600hp VXR8 GTS-R
    Continuous model lines of Viva, Victor, Cavalier, Vectra, Corsa and Astra, including powerful VXR and GSi variants.

And since Vauxhall is celebrating two significant anniversaries this year - 50 years since the launch of the Bedford CF van, and 40 years since the first appearance of the British-built Astra, a model that’s now in its seventh generation - both vehicles will have pride of place at the Open Day, which will be held at Vauxhall Heritage Centre, Park Street, Luton, LU1 3HG.

Admission is free, and as well as the Collection vehicles, a variety of Vauxhall clubs will be displaying their members’ cars and vans. There will also be catering facilities, a chance for kids to try their hand at being a racing star in a video-equipped BTCC Vectra, a full line-up of Vauxhall’s modern vehicle range, and memorabilia and merchandise to see and buy.

But the day needn’t end there for enthusiasts and families, because a five-minute coach ride (with free fare) will take them to Luton Festival of Transport in Luton’s Stockwood Park.

Now in its 28th year, LFoT is expecting around 1,000 classic vehicles to be on display, vying for a total of 12 awards to be judged during the day.

For classic-car owning visitors, finding that elusive part will be so much easier, too, with over 40 autojumble stores on site to choose from.

The Luton Festival of Transport caters for all tastes, though. Among the shiny metal can be found an array of craft and collector stores, a food court with licenced bar, children’s entertainment, and even a dog show. Live music will also feature throughout the day.

Admission for the Luton Festival of Transport is £5.00 for adults and £1.00 for children, with a family ticket (two adults, two children) available for £10.00.

Further information about Luton Festival of Transport can be found either on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/events/1949726711728118/) or online (http://www.cvpg.net/luton-festival-of-transport/)

 

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« Respuesta #1517 en: 14 Marzo 2019, 15:11:25 »
THIS WEEKEND: E-TYPE UK AND DM HISTORICS OPEN THEIR DOORS FOR COFFEE, CAKES AND CLASSIC CARS EVENT

This Saturday E-Type UK and DM Historics will play host to an informal gathering in the picturesque surroundings of North Frith Farm, Hadlow, Kent.

A first for both firms, the event will be a chance for anyone to bring their pride and joy down for a morning of automotive indulgence and enjoy a hot beverage and slice of cake while surrounded by a wide range of stunning classics. The Kent based meet will also give attendees access to the workshops and a chance to meet the team behind both companies. With extensive in-house facilities, attendees will also see ongoing restoration projects in a variety of stages from standard to upgraded and get to meet the technicians behind the machines.

A selection of vehicles for sale, ranging from both high-performance and concours E-types to a freshly restored coachbuilt British Rolls-Royce icon, Italian rally racer Fiat and much more will be available for viewing.

Ample private parking is available on-site, ensuring your car is a stone’s throw from the action, kept safe and available for all to see. Tea, coffee and cake will be served to fuel automotive discussion, and the team behind E-Type UK and DM Historics will be on hand to answer any questions on the sales, servicing and restoration of classic automobiles.

Founder Marcus Holland commented: “We are all really looking forward to welcoming a host of car fans down to North Frith Farm and showing what we’ve been up to behind the scenes. As the weather begins to improve, this is a fine chance for classic car owners to stretch the legs of their machines on lovely Kent B-roads, pick our brains and see some top-class machinery.”

Regardless of the weather, Coffee, Cakes & Classic Cars welcomes all cars this weekend. No RSVP is required but with beverages, cakes and parking on a first-come-first-served basis, you can register your event interest here: https://etypeuk.com/news-and-events/coffee-cakes-classic-cars-march-meet-19/

 

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« Respuesta #1518 en: 15 Marzo 2019, 08:17:54 »
FIRST EVER PETROLICIOUS DRIVERS’ MEETING TO TAKE PLACE AT BICESTER HERITAGE

The UK’s first ever Petrolicious Drivers’ Meeting has been set for Sunday May 12 at Bicester Heritage in Oxfordshire, the former RAF bomber base that now serves as a centre of excellence for the classic car industry.

It’s open to all, with entry just £12.50 per person or free to Petrolicious Members, who will also have access to extra hospitality areas.

Curated displays of around 200 vehicles will be strategically placed around the picturesque Technical Site, leaving plenty of room around them to allow viewing and photography. Exhibits will include a just-restored Colin McRae Subaru Impreza works rally car, the first ever Williams F1 transporter and matching historic Williams F1 car, a line-up of very special Ferraris, Le Mans endurance cars, one of the world’s rarest Lamborghinis, homologation specials, a collection of 1989 models celebrating their 30th birthday, and much more.

There will also be a special display area in one of the huge exhibition hangars next to the Technical Site, where there will be a Petrolicious stage and cinema screen, motoring art displays and selected trade stands and manufacturer displays.

Outside in the car park, there will be a Drive Tastefully parking area set aside for all Petrolicious-appropriate transport, plus separate VIP parking for Petrolicious Members. Founding Petrolicious Members will also receive access to a VIP area and roof terrace overlooking the site.

The majority of the companies based at Bicester Heritage will be opening their doors to visitors on the day, including Robert Glover Ltd, Pendine, Porsche specialist Sports Purpose, pre-war Riley and MG experts Blue Diamond Services, Fuzz Townshend Classic Oils, Auto Wax Works, Porsche Classic Life and the famous Wriggly Monkey Brewery.

This will be an amazing chance to experience the world-famous Bicester Heritage complex and to be a part of the first ever Petrolicious event in the UK. Tickets will be available soon.

Petrolicious is on www.petrolicious.com

 

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« Respuesta #1519 en: 15 Marzo 2019, 13:18:45 »
MEET THE CAR YEARS' PRESENTERS ON FOOTMAN JAMES' PRACTICAL CLASSICS CLASSIC CAR & RESTORATION SHOW STAND

Footman James’ stand (4-425) will host The Car Years presenters at this year’s Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show on Friday 22 March at the NEC Birmingham.

Classic car enthusiasts are in for a treat on the first day of the upcoming Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show as Footman James announces it will host The Car Years presenters, Alex Riley and Vicki Butler-Henderson, on its stand on Friday 22 March.

The presenting duo will be sharing news about their new TV programme live from the Footman James stand (4-425) throughout the day at the show and will be hosting a meet and greet at 2pm.

Visitors to the show and followers of Footman James’ social media pages will be the first to find out where The Car Years will be aired, as well as hear quips and behind-the-scenes stories about the new TV programme. Alex and Vicki will also be appearing on the Live Stage at the show on Friday for a Q&A session at 1.30pm.

“Alex and Vicki have had such fun filming The Car Years and have some brilliant stories to share with classic car fans at the show,” said David Bond, Managing Director at Footman James. “Those that can make the Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show will be able to hear live from our stand, but we’ll also be sharing the news as it happens from our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages too.”

The Car Years is a brand-new programme, hosted by well-known presenters and classic car fans, Alex Riley and Vicki Butler-Henderson. A fresh take on a classic car TV series, the premise is simple. Partnered with Footman James, each episode of The Car Years will focus on a specific year of motoring. Vicki will choose her favourite, Alex will have his contender, and both must convince the expert judges to win at the end of each episode, thus crowning a certain model the car of its year.

Each judge doubles up as expert commentators, telling the stories and backgrounds behind the cars. Famous judges include Chris Routledge, Managing Director of leading auction house Coys; Quentin Willson, presenter and journalist; Karun Chandhok, former F1 star and F1 pundit, as well as author, ex-Top Gear and current The Grand Tour script editor Richard Porter.

The Footman James’ Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show stand will be open for the duration of the show (22-24 March) at the NEC in Birmingham. With a classic car display, as well as its team of experts on hand to discuss specialist vehicle insurance, Footman James invites guests to its stand throughout the event.

 

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« Respuesta #1520 en: 15 Marzo 2019, 13:19:06 »
LINE-UP OF ASTONISHING FERRARIS SET FOR LONDON CONCOURS

The London Concours, presented by Montres Breguet, will be hosting a special celebration of Ferrari, as the famed Italian manufacturer becomes one of the event’s ‘Great Marques’. A class solely dedicated to the greatest Ferraris ever built will gather ten Prancing Horse icons from the past 70 years.

Starting with the 1949 Ferrari 166 Inter, and culminating in the Ferrari LaFerrari, the London Concours will chart seven decades of automotive evolution through the lens of perhaps the world’s most famous car manufacturer.

The 166 Inter on display is one of only 38, and is the ninth road going Ferrari ever built. Developed alongside the 166MM racing car, the Inter is powered by a 2.0-litre V12 engine, producing around 115bhp, but features a wheelbase stretched by 300mm to make space for a small set of rear seats.

The front-engined, V12-powered layout of the Inter became a Ferrari hallmark, utilised by iconic models like the Ferrari 275 GTB, Ferrari 365 GTB/4 ‘Daytona’, Ferrari 365 GTC/4 and Ferrari 599 GTO, all of which will be on display at the London Concours. The 599 GTO was the last Ferrari to wear the famed Gran Turismo Omologato badge, designating a car that was 100kg lighter than the standard 599 GTB, more powerful and meticulously honed for track use.

Only three Ferrari models have ever been designated ‘GTO’, and London Concours will be displaying another of them, in the form of the Ferrari GTO, or 288 GTO. Only 272 examples were built, characterised by a use of exotic lightweight materials, including fibreglass, Kevlar and carbon fibre, adjustable suspension and an aggressive aerodynamic bodykit.

Representing Ferrari’s range of flagship supercars at the London Concours are the Ferrari F40 and Ferrari LaFerrari. Each is the perfect representation of the very latest performance technology during their era. The F40 makes use of a twin-turbocharged V8 and lightweight aluminium, carbon fibre and Kevlar construction, while the LaFerrari is powered by a 6.3-litre V12 and electric motor hybrid for a total of 963PS.

The full list of Ferraris currently confirmed to attend is:

Ferrari 166 Inter
Ferrari 275 GTB
Ferrari 365 GTB/4 ‘Daytona’
Ferrari 365 GTC
Ferrari GTO
Ferrari Testarossa
Ferrari 512 BB
Ferrari F40
Ferrari 599 GTO
Ferrari LaFerrari

In total, nearly 100 automotive greats of all eras will be on display on the idyllic lawns of the Honourable Artillery Company HQ when the London Concours rolls into the City from 5-6 June. Curated across seven distinct classes, including ‘The Icons’ and ‘The Innovators’, London Concours is the ultimate automotive summer garden party.

Andrew Evans, London Concours Director, said:“Which brand deserves the title of ‘Great Marque’ more than Ferrari? Leaving aside its seven decades of top-level motorsport victories, Ferrari has a stable of road car legends stretching right back to the 1940s. To be so consistently excellent, to have created a brand with such global dominance and to show no signs of slowing down – Ferrari is the very definition of automotive greatness, and we’re delighted to be showcasing some of its best work at the London Concours.”

The London Concours 2019 takes place from 5-6 June. Tickets are available to buy now from www.londonconcours.co.uk/tickets

 

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« Respuesta #1521 en: 18 Marzo 2019, 09:01:22 »
MEET THE CAR YEARS' PRESENTERS ON FOOTMAN JAMES' PRACTICAL CLASSICS CLASSIC CAR & RESTORATION SHOW STAND

Footman James’ stand (4-425) will host The Car Years presenters at this year’s Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show on Friday 22 March at the NEC Birmingham.

Classic car enthusiasts are in for a treat on the first day of the upcoming Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show as Footman James announces it will host The Car Years presenters, Alex Riley and Vicki Butler-Henderson, on its stand on Friday 22 March.

The presenting duo will be sharing news about their new TV programme live from the Footman James stand (4-425) throughout the day at the show and will be hosting a meet and greet at 2pm.

Visitors to the show and followers of Footman James’ social media pages will be the first to find out where The Car Years will be aired, as well as hear quips and behind-the-scenes stories about the new TV programme. Alex and Vicki will also be appearing on the Live Stage at the show on Friday for a Q&A session at 1.30pm.

“Alex and Vicki have had such fun filming The Car Years and have some brilliant stories to share with classic car fans at the show,” said David Bond, Managing Director at Footman James. “Those that can make the Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show will be able to hear live from our stand, but we’ll also be sharing the news as it happens from our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages too.”

The Car Years is a brand-new programme, hosted by well-known presenters and classic car fans, Alex Riley and Vicki Butler-Henderson. A fresh take on a classic car TV series, the premise is simple. Partnered with Footman James, each episode of The Car Years will focus on a specific year of motoring. Vicki will choose her favourite, Alex will have his contender, and both must convince the expert judges to win at the end of each episode, thus crowning a certain model the car of its year.

Each judge doubles up as expert commentators, telling the stories and backgrounds behind the cars. Famous judges include Chris Routledge, Managing Director of leading auction house Coys; Quentin Willson, presenter and journalist; Karun Chandhok, former F1 star and F1 pundit, as well as author, ex-Top Gear and current The Grand Tour script editor Richard Porter.

The Footman James’ Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show stand will be open for the duration of the show (22-24 March) at the NEC in Birmingham. With a classic car display, as well as its team of experts on hand to discuss specialist vehicle insurance, Footman James invites guests to its stand throughout the event.

 

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« Respuesta #1522 en: 18 Marzo 2019, 15:11:02 »
OVER 190 CLASSICS TO GO UNDER THE HAMMER AT CCA AUCTION THIS WEEKEND

Over 190 classic cars for all budgets will head to Classic Car Auctions (CCA) sale on the 23rd and 24th March at the Practical Classics Classic Car and Restoration show being held at the NEC, Birmingham.

The forthcoming sale will see a wide variety of “everyman classics” from Austin to a Model Y van, Aston Martin to Rolls Royce with cars at no reserve to estimates of £50,000 and above.

A selection of cars featured in the sale are a 1991 low mileage ex-collection Vauxhall Nova SR, a one owner three door 1985 Range Rover now in a collection, a 1933 Ford Model Y Van, an aluminium bodied 1948 Bentley MKVI Mulliner, a rare 1973 Hillman Avenger Tiger 2 and a highly desirable 1989 BMW E30 325i Sport.

Gary Dunne from CCA commented “We are very pleased with the wide selection of cars we have to offer at our auction this coming weekend. In keeping with our aim of providing “everyman classics”, there should be something there to suit all classic car enthusiasts.”

If you have always fancied a quick BMW and not been able to find an M3 then this 325i Sport could be your opportunity to own a piece of classic German engineering. This 1989 325i Sport is presented in the desirable Dolphin grey and travelled 67,000 from its four previous owners. This car is possibly one of the best currently available and one not to be missed, estimated at £22,000 - £26,000 we really believe the 325s have a big future in the market.

Want to stand out from the crowd with something a bit different, but rare and racy, then the 1973 Hillman Avenger Tiger 2 could be the car. The Mark2 was introduced in October 1972 and only 400 were built, making this car particularly rare. Having been in a private collection for the last couple of years, it is now offered for sale with a fresh MOT at £16,000 to £18,000.

With classic Range Rover commanding high prices, CCA have a classic 3 door 1985 model. This car has had just one owner and covered what is to be believed a genuine 21,900 miles. It has been fitted with a new full length safari Webasto sunroof, nudge bars and alloys. With an estimate of £15,000 to £18,000 and a fresh MOT and having spent the last year as part of a private collection, this Range Rover will be a welcome addition for any enthusiast of the brand.

If you are looking for something more classic, CCA have this lovely little 1933 Ford Model Y 5CWT Van finished in maroon and cream. This is the rare pre-November 1933 model which has had many thousands of pounds spent on restoration and is in excellent condition. The van also features a very desirable number plate which is included in the sale. With the rise of classic themed events this could be your form of transport as a promotion vehicle or for a collection. Estimated at £14,000 to £18,000.

Mulliner was synonymous with coachbuilding and took luxury to the next level. Bentleys were always luxurious and Mulliner created its magic with this 1948 Bentley MKVI Mulliner lightweight aluminium saloon, just 1 of 125 produced. The car has had 4 owners during its life with the former keeper spending 22 years restoring it to glory and the current vendor cherishing it for the last three years. The mileage seems to be correct at 69,815 miles and comes with Bentley build records, factory correspondence, invoices and past MOTs. The cherished number plate is included in the sale at and estimate of £32,000 to £36,000.

And for a bit of fun the 1991 Vauxhall Nova SR is a particularly worthy lot, as this car has only covered 29,500 miles and has come to market from a collection of low mileage Vauxhalls. With an extensive history file and once featured in Total Vauxhall magazine, the car is offered with an estimate of £7,000 to £8,000 and would make a cracking addition to any collection.

This is just a snapshot of the cars offered this coming weekend. All lots can be viewed from Friday 22nd March at 10am with the auction taking place on the 23rd and 24th March at 12pm onwards.

If you are interested in any of the lots and wish to discuss them further, CCA staff will be available all day Friday and on the morning of the sale days and would be delighted to spend time helping you with your buying decision.

 

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« Respuesta #1523 en: 18 Marzo 2019, 15:11:25 »
STARTERMOTOR DRIVING EXPERIENCE WITH HAGERTY LAUNCHES

StarterMotor, the charity aimed at inspiring young people to learn about classic cars, has partnered with Hagerty, the classic car insurer and market valuation experts as well as the Alvis Owner Club (AOC) and the Federation of British Historic Vehicles Club (FBHVC) to host the inaugural StarterMotor Driving Experience with Hagerty at the evocative Bicester Heritage site.

The Starter Motor Driving Experience with Hagerty includes a range of activities to educate and inspire including opportunities to experience a classic car on the move, providing a truly immersive experience.

The first event is being trialled in April, with the aim of creating a format that can be used at any location, anywhere in the world and can be easily scaled to suit demand.

 The Starter Motor Driving Experience with Hagerty will welcome 20 children and young adults, aged between 12 and 17, to Bicester Heritage on Sunday 14th April. Each participant will have the chance to experience and drive a classic Alvis car first-hand, using the secure closed road circuit of Bicester Heritage, as well as learning valuable navigation skills as they head out onto public roads alongside a classic car expert. In the age of satellite navigation, the provided tulip map may be a challenge for many.

In addition to the driving elements, participants will also enjoy skills talks from businesses based at the Bicester Heritage site and participants will end the day with a rare passenger ride in a military tank.

For those lucky enough to attend, the event is free of charge to attend, thanks to the generosity of the Alvis Owners Club who have provided an Alvis TA14 for the event, the FBHVC, Bicester Heritage and Hagerty, all of who are donating their time, resources and vehicles.

Angus Forsyth, Hagerty’s Managing Director said: “We are delighted to be involved with this new event and to be helping to protect the future interest in our industry. Classic cars provide enjoyment to millions around world, they ignite a passion in us and create a sense of belonging. As enthusiasts, collectors, owners and advocates of all matter of classic cars we get to enjoy classic cars on the road. Through the Starter Motor Driving experience, we can to pass on this enjoyment, inspire the next generation and in turn protect our automotive history. We would like to thank the AOC, the FBHVC and Bicester Heritage for their generous support and enthusiasm in making this happen.

A second event has been provisionally agreed to be held in conjunction with the British Motor Museum in Gaydon on Saturday 13th July.

 

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« Respuesta #1524 en: 20 Marzo 2019, 14:46:41 »
NOMINATIONS INVITED FOR THE ROYAL AUTOMOBILE CLUB HISTORIC AWARDS

Nominations are now invited for the 2019 Royal Automobile Club Historic Awards. This new set of annual awards has been created to recognise excellence, outstanding achievement and innovation within the UK’s historic motoring and motorsport industries. Nominations must be made through the Awards’ website royalautomobileclubhistoricawards.co.uk/nominate before the closing date of 30 September 2019.

With the exception of the Club’s Lifetime Achievement Award, category nominations are invited from all corners of the UK's historic motoring scene, in accordance with the relevant category guidelines. Candidates can self-nominate or be nominated by anyone associated with them.

The nominated activity, event or feat must have occurred entirely or at least in the main part within the UK and have a very strong, or exclusively, historic element to it. It must have taken place in the twelve months from 1 October 2018 to 30 September 2019.

Nominations are sought within the following categories:

    Competitive Event
    Motoring Spectacle
    Race Series
    Collection
    Restoration
    Outstanding Journalism
    Personality

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 motoring world.

The nominations will be shortlisted in October 2019 for judging and the winners will be announced at a gala evening to be held in the Club’s Pall Mall clubhouse on Thursday 21 November 2019.

The 2019 Royal Automobile Club Historic Awards categories in detail:

Competitive Event
This award seeks to celebrate the very best of the multitude of events that have a strong competitive element. This covers any event from motor racing meetings and hillclimbs to navigation and stage rallies, regularity trials, and hot rod and drag races. Eligible events must have taken place within the UK, or to have had a significant part of the event take place within the UK.

Motoring Spectacle
This award recognises the stunning range of classic and historic car events that take place around the UK throughout the year. Potential nominees must have no element of timed competition. Eligible events include concours d’elegance, tours, classic vehicle shows and club gatherings. Judges will be looking for events – big or small – that have displayed a true sense of spectacle. Eligible events must have taken place within the UK or have had a significant part of the event take place within the UK.

Race Series
This award aims to recognise the huge number of highly active and successful historic racing series, many of which take place across an international stage, and can be organised by one of the big international organisers or by one of the many UK based historic racing clubs. To be eligible for this award a race series must have a predominantly UK based calendar.

Collection
This award will be presented to a British-based collection which has made a significant contribution to the historic motoring movement in the UK or internationally. Historic vehicle collections come in many forms, from those amassed by private individuals to those curated by museums large and small or by internationally-renowned marques.

Restoration
This award will be presented for a restoration that results from not only impressive technical expertise but also a significant amount of research and sensitivity to the vehicle and its history. The judges will be looking for evidence of a dedication and determination to learn as much as possible about the subject’s provenance, and for an immaculately-documented research and restoration process, combined with world-class skills, resulting in a sensitive restoration that is entirely appropriate to the vehicle concerned. The restoration must be UK based. It can have been started at any point but must have been completed during the year ending 30th September 2019.

Outstanding Journalism
This award will be presented to the author of what the judges deem to be the best written feature that has appeared in a British publication or digital platform within the twelve-month judging period. The feature can cover all aspects of the historic motoring world.

Personality
This award seeks to recognise any individual who has made a truly outstanding contribution to heritage, historic motoring or historic motorsport during the judging period. The winner can come from any part of the British historic motoring world - private enthusiast, club organiser or perhaps a specialist who has achieved something remarkable - the possibilities are endless.

In addition to the above categories, the Club will also present the Royal Automobile Club Lifetime Award, to recognise an individual who has, in the opinion of the Club, made an outstanding contribution to British motoring history and heritage, or to the British historic motoring and motor racing movement, across many years. This is the only category which cannot be nominated and is the only category recognising achievement beyond the previous twelve months.

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

Alongside the Historic Awards, the Royal Automobile Club also presents a series of internationally recognised trophies and medals celebrating motoring achievements. These include the Segrave Trophy, the Torrens Trophy, the Simms Medal, the Dewar Trophy and the oldest trophy in motorsport still being competed for today; the Tourist Trophy.

To learn more about the Historic Awards or to make a nomination please go to royalautomobileclubhistoricawards.co.uk.

 

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« Respuesta #1525 en: 20 Marzo 2019, 14:47:06 »
THE ‘BLOWER’ BENTLEY – LEGENDARY INNOVATION

As British luxury car manufacturer Bentley marks its centenary year, the company’s drive for innovation can be traced throughout its history.

The legendary ‘Blower’ Bentley, with a supercharged engine, was sensationally quick in 1929. Especially with Bentley Boy, Sir Henry ‘Tim’ Birkin, sat behind the steering wheel.

Birkin and the Blower are intrinsically linked together in this sepia-toned era of British motor racing history. It was Birkin’s quest for speed that created the Blower, later recording heroic drives at the Le Mans 24 Hours and the French Grand Prix. He also broke the Brooklands outer-circuit lap record, the most coveted racing circuit of the time.

The supercharged engine ultimately ensured the 4 ½ Litre model became the most iconic racing Bentley of the pre-war years. The Blower won Bentley a legion of motor sport fans around the world and to this day remains a symbol of the company’s innovative prowess.

Pushing the Boundaries of Performance
The Bentley 4½ Litre was nearing the end of its development cycle by 1928, as other manufacturers finally began to catch up with founder W.O. Bentley’s superlative engine design. W.O.’s response was to increase the engine capacity, and his 6½ Litre model won Le Mans in 1929 and 1930.

However, racing driver Sir Henry Birkin, who was already a schoolboy hero across Britain for his considerable achievements on the track, had another idea. He wanted to apply an innovative new supercharger to the engine of the existing 4½ Litre car instead.

To W.O.’s displeasure, Birkin persuaded Bentley’s new owner and chairman, fellow Bentley Boy and British financier, Woolf Barnato, to build him five supercharged Blowers for the racetrack. And to meet the racing rules of the era, 50 production Blower Bentleys were built for the road too.

A Famous Battle on the Racetrack
Placing the supercharger in front of the crankshaft gave the Blower Bentley a totally unique appearance. It increased the power of the 4½ Litre from 110 bhp to 175 bhp and, with Birkin at the wheel, it was sensationally fast. One of the most famous cars in motor sport history had been born.

W.O. Bentley described Birkin as “the greatest Briton of his time”. An aristocrat who fought in the First World War, Birkin returned from the front with a thirst for adrenaline and a total disregard for danger on the racetrack.

His dual with Mercedes-Benz driver, Rudolf Caracciola at the 1930 Le Mans 24 Hour has passed into legend. Bentley fielded three team Speed Sixes for the event, as well as Birkin’s team of supercharged 4 ½ Litre Bentleys.

Birkin and Caracciola were neck and neck from the start, with the British hero at one point passing his rival at high speed with two wheels on the grass. Neither car lasted the course and the race was eventually won by Barnato in a Bentley Speed Six.

Blower Bentley – An Enduring Legacy
Few cars have enjoyed the impact of the Blower Bentley. Many believe that Birkin only knew one way to drive, flat out for the win. Had he managed his race better over the gruelling 24-hour period at Le Mans, the result may have been different.

The Blower’s finest hour was in the 1930 French Grand Prix at Pau when, amid a field of lighter Bugattis, Birkin drove his two-ton car to a remarkable second place podium finish. The Blower is still believed to be the heaviest car ever entered in a Grand Prix.

Another version of the Blower was later converted into a single-seater and raced on the banked circuit at Brooklands in Surrey. With the engine output increased to 240 bhp, Birkin achieved 222 km/h (137.9 mph) when breaking the Brooklands lap record, his car often airborne due to the poor quality of the surface.

Continental GT Number 9 Edition by Mulliner
Bentley has created the ultimate collector’s version of the all-new Continental GT to celebrate the company’s centenary in 2019.

The Continental GT Number 9 Edition by Mulliner pays homage to Birkin and is inspired by Bentley’s illustrious motorsport past, incorporating a number of distinctive features from the legendary Blower into the world’s most luxurious Grand Tourer. Each model features a wood insert from the seat of Birkin’s iconic 1930 No. 9 Le Mans race car, which was removed during a sympathetic renovation.

Just 100 examples will be handbuilt by Mulliner in Crewe, England, based on the Continental GT this year.

Bentley’s Centenary – 100 Years of Extraordinary
July 10, 2019 marks Bentley’s 100th year - an extraordinary milestone achieved by only a few companies. To celebrate the occasion, a year-long series of special activities has been planned, with celebrations at events around the world. These will showcase Bentley’s motoring evolution over the last 100 years, highlighting its global success today and the exciting future of innovation ahead.

 

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« Respuesta #1526 en: 20 Marzo 2019, 14:47:40 »
E-TYPE UK AND DM HISTORICS PLAY HOST TO HUGELY SUCCESSFUL FIRST COFFEE, CAKES AND CLASSIC CARS EVENT

Last weekend, E-Type UK and DM Historics hosted a tremendously successful Coffee, Cakes and Classic Cars gathering at its facility at North Frith Farm, Hadlow, Kent. A diverse range of classic cars were in attendance, alongside over 250 enthusiastic owners and members of the public.

Guests enjoyed conversing with fellow enthusiasts over hot drinks and a slice of cake surrounded by some of DM Historics’ latest stock of classic cars. From a freshly restored 1960 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II DHC by Mulliner, 1954 Aston DB2/4 Mk 1 going through a full repaint, 1965 Ford Lotus Cortina Mk1 FIA spec racer and a timeless 1972 Range Rover Suffix A, there was plenty to see. E-Type UK also proudly showcased its current selection of wonderfully restored Jaguar classics outside its in-house concours restoration centre, ranging from Series 1 to Series 3 variants of the E-type model.

Members of the public bolstered the ranks with some stunning privately-owned classics at the Duck House Barn - with over 60 vehicles from countless marques, eras and genres. They were then able to experience some of DM and E-Type UK’s most recent projects at their leisure, with the teams behind both workshops on-hand to chat to attendees and show them round each and every project-in-progress.

Founder Marcus Holland commented: “It was such a pleasure to open up our doors and catch up with likeminded car enthusiasts, but more than that if was a joy to see the huge variety of machinery brought down by proud owners for everyone to see. We are already looking forward to our next classic car meet which promises to be even bigger and better than our inaugural event.”

Coffee, Cake and Classic Cars have several upcoming events for 2019 including a Drive It Day on 28th April and another car meet during the height of the British summer on the 8th June. Register your interest for upcoming events online via contacting media@etypeuk.com or join the members group on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/coffeecakesclassiccars/

 

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« Respuesta #1527 en: 21 Marzo 2019, 15:03:54 »
MASSIVE OFF-TRACK ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE CONFIRMED FOR 2019 DONINGTON HISTORIC FESTIVAL

Visitors to the 2019 Donington Historic Festival on 3-5 May will enjoy not only a hugely entertaining three days of action on the circuit, but also a jam-packed programme of off-track entertainment, including massive display areas, exhibitions and parades.

Formula One cars confirmed for display
A number of F1 cars will be on display during the event, with some taking to the track for demonstrations too.

Cars already confirmed include an ex-Nelson Piquet Benetton B190, the Toleman Hart machine from 1984 that powered Ayrton Senna to stardom, a 1991 Dallara BMS-F191, a Hesketh from 1977 and an extremely rare Honda R8 1082. This was the test mule for the new KERS systems that were developed in F1 ahead of the 2009 season and is believed to be a one-off machine. When Honda pulled out of F1 at the end of 2008, the car was passed to Brawn GP and then to the current Mercedes team, meaning this car will run in the famous colours of the ‘Silver Arrows’ that have marched to every F1 title over the past five years. Additional F1 machinery is also expected to be confirmed ahead of the Festival.

Historic karts to give some buzz
Historic karting has been a major part of the Donington Historic Festival for many years, and this year is no different, with the British Historic Kart Club set to have a big display at the Launch Pad area near Redgate corner. A wide range of historic karts and related memorabilia will be on static display in the Launch Pad, while outside a series of demonstrations will be taking place. Some of the karts on display will have a significant Donington heritage, having taken part in karting Grands Prix at the circuit in the 1980s, while drivers who competed at the events are expected to attend as well as other star guests, set to be confirmed soon.

Take a Sporting Bears classic and supercar Dream Ride
The Sporting Bears have been a prominent attraction of the last two Historic Festivals, and visitors to the event will again be able to have a passenger ride in a variety of classic and modern sports and saloon cars around the local area. Some 25 cars are scheduled to be offering Dream Rides, ranging from a classic Fiat 500 to an SS100 Jaguar, an Aston Martin Vantage, a Maserati GranCabrio Sport and a Ferrari 360 Spider!

Formed in 1989 to provide a way for classic and supercar owners to raise money for children’s charities, the club celebrates its 30th anniversary this year; to date it has raised some £2.3million for its selected causes. Festival visitors will be able to make a donation to benefit the Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People, based in Loughborough, in return for a 10-mile passenger ride. Sporting Bears members provide the cars, time and effort at their own cost, so every penny raised from the Dream Rides goes to the charity.

Car clubs set to put hundreds of vehicles on display
Donington Park’s Infield and Grand Prix Loop will play host to hundreds of cars from almost 60 clubs. Clubs scheduled to attend range from the Abarth Owners Club to the Z Club of Great Britain, so there will literally be an A-Z of motoring on show! In addition, there’s a special pre-1990s parking area for non-club members who book to bring their classic, and dozens of the pre-1990s and the club display vehicles will be seen out on track in the lunchtime parades.

New Donington entrance and event layout to make event even more accessible
The range of improvements to Donington Park over the winter months will make access to the Donington Historic Festival even easier this year. The redeveloped main entrance will provide easy access to the re-jigged race paddocks, as well as to the Melbourne Loop, which this year will be the host for several major display areas. Donington has also received several other upgrades over the winter include an improved entrance at the Fogarty Esses, and detail improvements in spectator areas.

Shopping at the Festival
With a trade village packed with stands selling everything from motoring and motorsport books, photographs, artwork and other memorabilia to clothing and accessories, Donington Historic Festival is a great place to shop!

Advance discounted tickets
Advance tickets offer significant discounts over buying on the gate, starting at just £10 for the Friday qualifying day (May 3). Children aged under 13 are admitted free of charge and there are discounted tickets for teenagers aged 13-15.

Visit www.doningtonhistoric.com for further information and to book tickets.

 

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« Respuesta #1528 en: 21 Marzo 2019, 15:04:28 »
FINAL COUNTDOWN FOR EARLY BIRD TICKET BUYERS

Show-goers have just a few days remaining to take advantage of Early Bird tickets for this summer’s spectacular Silverstone Classic, a heady mix of no-holds-barred racing, dazzling nostalgia and fun-fuelled family entertainment. 

All tickets must be purchased in advance and the Early Bird offer – open to all those buying before the end of March – presents significant savings of up to 17 per cent on standard prices. A wide range of tickets is available including adult, young adult, child, family, day, and weekend, as well as car club display packages for club members and hospitality options.

Those snapping up their tickets now can look ahead to what already promises to be the biggest and best Classic yet with a packed programme of evocative races, record numbers of car club displays and more off-track activities, amusements and attractions than ever before.

With just 10 days to go, here are 10 great countdown reasons to book Early Bird tickets before the offer ends at midnight on Sunday 31 March:

    The sublime three-day Silverstone Classic is the world’s biggest classic motor racing festival recreating all the halcyon eras of motor sport. This year’s epic 21-race programme features the full spectrum of motor sport history including for the very first time showdowns for Formula One, Formula Two and Formula Three.
    The action-packed 2019 racecard features special anniversary races to celebrate Bentley’s centenary, 60 years of the iconic Mini and 50 years of the Ford Capri, ‘the car you always promised yourself’. Not only that but there is also a special celebration package available to all Mini and Capri owners wanting to join the festivities offering a pair of adult tickets, dedicated display parking plus a memorable track parade.
    Legendary brand Aston Martin will be out in force at the Classic. An exciting new three-year partnership with the locally-based, world famous luxury automotive group embraces a raft of rousing on- and off-track activities including the very first round of Aston Martin’s newly announced Aston Martin Heritage Racing Festival Series. The mouth-watering maiden grid is expected to be packed with stunning DB9s, Vantages and Vulcans.
    Racing legend Sir Jackie Stewart will be among the fast and famous at this summer’s Classic. The two-time World Champion will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of his first F1 title in 1969 and his two unforgettable British Grand Prix wins which came at Silverstone in 1969 and 1971. Sir Jackie will also be raising awareness and funds for the Race Against Dementia Fellowship scheme that he founded, in collaboration with the event’s Official Charity Partner, Alzheimer’s Research UK.
    An unprecedented number of 130+ car clubs have already registered for glittering in-field parking displays making this year’s Classic another record-breaker four months before the gates have even opened! In total, more than 10,000 privately-owned and cherished classics will be on show over the three days.
    Offering exceptional value for money, all tickets give access to both racing paddocks, open trackside grandstands, the majority of the funfair rides, a host of great entertainment for all ages on the festival’s very own Village Green plus a multitude of eye-catching displays, stunt shows and interactive activities providing visitors with lots of flat-out fun for all the family all for FREE.
    What’s more, the upbeat live music concerts on Friday and Saturday evenings are also included in the ticket price. This summer there’s a special homage to the seminal Woodstock festival with the music of original performers Creedence Clearwater Revival, Joe Cocker, Jimi Hendrix, Santana, Sly and the Family Stone, Ten Years After and The Who.
    While the cars are always the stars at the Classic, the bustling infield is packed with attractions to captivate and amuse all ages and tastes. As a taster there are panoramic rides on a 40m big wheel, chuckles on a crazy golf course, dastardly dodgem dogfights, persuasive retail opportunities and even the chance for budding young footballers to perfect their soccer talents in the Yokohama Chelsea Skills Zone.
    Much-loved TV personality and renowned motoring mastermind Mike Brewer returns with his hugely-popular Car Clinics. In the breaks between the racing, show-goers can join Mike as he casts his expert eye over a great line-up of stand-out classic cars.
    Successfully introduced in 2018, Drive Live offers visitors a wonderful opportunity to take a test drive in some of the latest models from the showrooms of participating manufacturers including Aston Martin. For those with a preference for two-wheels, a similar Ride Live initiative will be launched in July. What’s more, with lots of great cars coming under the Silverstone Auctions hammer over the weekend, there’s even the chance to drive home in your dream classic at the end of the show!

Best of all: Early Bird tickets booked now save £s and £s. Full details of all Early Bird tickets – as well as weekend festival camping and upgrade options including VIP hospitality and the RetroRun experience (which this year incorporates a tour of the newly opened Jaguar Land Rover Classic Works) – can be found on the official www.silverstoneclassic.com website.

 

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« Respuesta #1529 en: 21 Marzo 2019, 15:04:56 »
SILVERSTONE AUCTIONS TO PARTNER WITH JAGUAR ENTHUSIASTS’ CLUB FOR HEYTHROP SALES

Silverstone Auctions will be holding their British Marques Sale at the Jaguar Enthusiasts’ Club flagship event, as their partner of the Jaguar Festival over the weekend 10th to 12th May.

A general classic car sale will take place on the Friday with the British Marques sale taking place on the Saturday at Heythrop Park. Over 100 cars are expected across the two day sale with viewing for both sale days on the Friday the 10th.

The Jaguar Enthusiasts’ Club will be holding a Gala Dinner on the Saturday evening after the sale which will round off events at Heythrop, before moving to Blenheim Palace on the Sunday for further celebrations, a concours, parades and entertainment.

Arwel Richards, Classic Car Specialist and Silverstone Auctions Manager commented "Based in the heart of the Midlands, our close links with the British car industry's unique heritage made our partnership with Jaguar Enthusiast Club a natural choice for our forthcoming British Marques, hosted at Heythrop Park the day after our classic and modern exotic sale."

"All JEC members qualify for complimentary submission and not just for Jaguars but for any best of breed example of automotive quality."

With a number of exciting cars being consigned and more to follow in the coming weeks, The British Marques sale will be a highlight for enthusiasts and an opportunity to find your next investment.

"Our team of consignors are specialists in British heritage cars and the Saturday's British Marques catalogue will be made up of the finest examples built by Aston Martin, AC, Austin-Healey, Rolls, Bentley and naturally Jaguar."

"We are reflecting the needs of this enthusiast-led market by hand picking cars of the highest calibre and the two day sale at Heythrop Park will offer participants an experience closer in spirit to a Concours d'Elegance. What better way to spend a day than with a glass of Pimm's in the manicured grounds of one of the Cotswolds' finest houses with a collection of carefully chosen cars showcasing the glorious design and engineering of the past." Continued Arwel.

Andy Webber, Events and Sponsorship Manager for the Jaguar Enthusiasts’ Club commented “Working with our Jaguar Enthusiasts’ Club members and Silverstone Auctions to consign the best Jaguars in the market is extremely important to the JEC, not only for the Heythrop Park sale but going forward across all Silverstone sales. These partnerships not only give further benefits to our members but also help the club stage flagship events that only get better thanks to the profile that Silverstone Auctions bring.”

Silverstone Auctions are still accepting cars for the auction and can be contacted on 01926 691141 or email enquiries@silverstoneauctions.com and would be happy to talk with you and help you through the process of consigning your car.

2019 Forthcoming Auctions
10th May The Heythrop Classic Car Sale - Heythrop Park
11th May A Sale of British Marques - Heythrop Park
27th & 28th July The Silverstone Classic Sale – Silverstone
21st September A Sale Of Ferraris - Dallas Burston Polo Club
22nd September The Porsche Sale - Dallas Burston Polo Club
9th & 10th November NEC Classic Motor Show Sale - NEC Birmingham

 

 

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