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« Respuesta #1545 en: 04 Abril 2019, 08:18:20 »
PORSCHE AT PRESCOTT - SATURDAY 22 JUNE 2019

Porsche at Prescott is a brand-new event taking place at Prescott Hill Climb (Home of the Bugatti Owners’ Club) on Saturday 22 June 2019. The event which was proposed by competitors in the Porsche Hillclimb championship will pay homage to the iconic German marque and is actively supported by the Bugatti Owners Club, Porsche Centre Tewkesbury and Porsche Club GB.

As part of the Porsche Club National Hillclimb Championship a full field of 35 Porsches including two previous Porsche Hillclimb champions will be competing at the UK’s most famous hillclimb course, from air-cooled classics to the latest mid-engined models with transaxles thrown into the mix for good measure.

The paddock will also be graced with a mouth-watering display of iconic Porsches such as the iconic 956/007 Group C sports-prototype racing car designed by Norbert Singer and built by Porsche in 1982 for the FIA World Sportscar Championship as raced by Derek Bell and Stefan Bellof. In 1983, Bellof set the fastest record at Nürburgring (12.93 mi) in 6:11 during the qualifying of the 1000 km Sports Car race, a record which stood for a staggering 35 years.

Other fantastic examples of Stuttgart power include the 1973, Porsche 911 2.8 RSR previously owned by ex-world rally champion and racer Bjorn Waldegard. This car is one of only 55 factory race cars and has an extensive race history. Another rare example of the marque is the 2009, Porsche 997 4.0 RSR. This car is one of only 20 cars built. The car has competed 5 times at Le Mans, and in 29 FIA World Endurance (WEC) races and was semi-works supported with factory drivers.

As well as Championship and invitational Classes for Porsches, the event will see the welcome return of the MAC Sunrise, SBD/HSA Speed, Midland Speed Championships along with a round of Prescott’s New Barn 'B' Licence Roadgoing Championship.

Off track, the Orchard zone will showcase a large gathering of high-performance Porsche sports cars, SUVs and sedans representing all eras of the brand. Plus guaranteed to bring a lot of hand clapping, thigh slapping fun to Porsche at Prescott will be The Bierkeller Boys Oompah Band, the lederhosen clad trio have performed for the likes of Ant & Dec, Stephen Mulhern, Dermot O’Leary, Keith Lemon and Vernon Kay. You can grab a beer or Prescott ale from the clubhouse and soak up the marvellous atmosphere, stunning views and top class racing at one of the oldest hillclimbs in the world - herrlich!     

 

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« Respuesta #1546 en: 04 Abril 2019, 14:44:16 »
MARSHALL JUNIOR REUNITED WITH ICONIC VAUXHALLS AT GOODWOOD

History repeated itself today as Gregor Marshall, son of famous Vauxhall racer Gerry Marshall, got behind the wheel of his father’s legendary race car, ‘Old Nail’, ahead of this weekend’s Bonhams Goodwood Members’ Meeting Sale.

And just as it was in Gerry’s day, Vauxhall was able to lend Gregor a company Firenza HP ‘droopsnoot’ from its Heritage Collection to get him to and from the circuit through the event.

Old Nail graced Goodwood’s start line on the eve of Bonhams’ Members’ Meeting sale, in which the famous race car is estimated to fetch between £90-130,000. Originally built and first raced in 1971, the Firenza competition car went on to become one of the most successful racing saloons of its era, winning 66 out of 101 races in its four-year competition life.

“My dad loved this car,’ said Gregor. ‘Even after he officially retired Old Nail in ’75, he still used it to set a Fastest Time of the Day and achieved an overall win at a Brands Hatch Sprint three years later. DTV (Dealer Team Vauxhall) was so grateful for the publicity generated through its life that dad was presented with Old Nail in 1977.”

Gregor was equally bowled over by his new ‘company car’. “Vauxhall gave dad a Firenza HP to use between races, and he registered it ‘666 DTV’. This car is near-identical, and has been beautifully restored by Vauxhall Heritage. It’s still a great road car; you can see why it formed such a good base for Old Nail.”

Old Nail was the only competition car kept by Gerry Marshall, until his untimely death in 2005. The Marshall family sold the car through Bonhams in 2011, after which it underwent a comprehensive restoration by the new owner. Since then, the car has competed in only four races and covered just 100 miles.

Perhaps Gerry Marshall himself summed up best what made Old Nail so special: “I have to think hard to remember it retiring from more than two races. A great credit to everyone at Shepreth, that car. I always point out that I never put a scratch on Old Nail – the boys did more damage dropping it off the trailer!”

Bonhams’ auction takes place at 13:00 on Sunday, April 7 at Goodwood Members’ Meeting. Full sale details for Old Nail can be found here: https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/25450/lot/91/

Goodwood Members’ Meeting is held on April 6 & 7 at Goodwood Circuit: https://www.goodwood.com/motorsport/members-meeting/

 

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« Respuesta #1547 en: 08 Abril 2019, 08:50:10 »
VOLKSWAGEN AT THE TECHNO CLASSICA 2019: RECORDS, CABRIOLETS AND A TRAINEE PROJECT

Volkswagen Classic is presenting three themed areas at the world’s largest fair for vintage automobiles. Six unique record breakers and a 68-page booklet recount superlative achievements from the world of Volkswagen. “Summer Forever” honours 70 years of the Beetle Cabriolet with two rare exhibits. “Youth at Work” displays a special apprentice project: trainees from Volkswagen Osnabrück will complete the restoration of a classic in Hall 4.0.

Record breakers – legendary Volkswagen vehicles
They have set the benchmark with their speed, endurance or economy: Volkswagen Classic presents six exhibits from three decades of Volkswagen record breaking.

The most recent record-breaking car is a thoroughbred racer: the Volkswagen W12 set ten international records at the high-speed circuit in Nardò (Italy) in 2001. The following year, the 400-kW (600-PS) experimental vehicle bettered all of its own records and set a new 24-hour world record with an average speed of 322.89 km/h. The W12 Nardo’s records still stand to this day.

Back in 2000, the Lupo 3L TDI “80 Days” set out to set an economy record: under the motto “Around the World in 80 Days”, two Lupo 3L TDI covered exactly 33,333 kilometres on their journey through 22 countries. The average consumption of just 2.38 litres per 100 kilometres earned the car its place in the Guinness Book of Records – as the most economic production car in the world.

In 1988, two pilot-series Corrado G60 set six class records at the Volkswagen test facility in Ehra-Lessien. Visitors to Essen can see one of the 162-kW (220-PS) sports coupés from 1987.

A three-wheel prototype generating 0.2 kW (0.272 PS) set a consumption world record in 1982: the SMVW (Volkswagen Ecomobile) completed a 1,491-kilometre route on just one litre of diesel.

Built in 1974, the Golf I “Alaska-Tierra del Fuego” is one of the oldest production Golf. In October 1974, together with another bright-yellow Golf I, this car undertook what is probably the longest test drive by a new model: 30,517 kilometres, from Fairbanks (Alaska) to Ushuaia (Argentina).

On 17 February 1972, the Beetle became the most-built car in the world. To mark this production record, Volkswagen released its first special edition: the Beetle 1302 S “World Champion”.

Mission Maximum – page after page of records
The new booklet “Mission Maximum” is packed with intriguing stories from the world of Volkswagen. You can pick up the 68-page booklet free of charge from the Volkswagen Classic exhibition stand.

Summer Forever – 70 years of the Beetle Cabriolet
In 1949, Volkswagen launched its first topless production version of the Type 1 (“Beetle”). To mark the 70th anniversary, Volkswagen Classic is proud to present to extremely rare models: a Karmann Cabriolet (Type 151) from 1949, the first year of production, and a 1950 Hebmüller Cabriolet (Type 14A), one of only 696 cars built.

Youth at Work – the Volkswagen Osnabrück trainee project
An extraordinary internship: since December 2018, Fábio Lopes and Marvin Wiethölter have been restoring a Type 3 TL, including an engine upgrade to Type 4. The trainee auto mechanics in the field of system and high-voltage technology at Volkswagen Osnabrück will complete their assembly of the 1968 classic at the Techno Classica.

The world of Volkswagen Classic
Volkswagen Classic is showing nine models from its own collection, Volkswagen AutoMuseum foundation and Autostadt Wolfsburg. Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Oldtimer will also be present in Hall 4.0, marking the 40th anniversary of the T3 and 60 years of civil speed control. You can find information regarding original spare parts at the Volkswagen Classic Parts stand.

Over 1,250 exhibitors from more than 30 countries and over 200 clubs and international communities are expected at the 120,000-m² site of the 31st Techno Classica in Essen. 2,700 collector’s items will also be up for sale. In 2018 the world’s leading fair for the vintage car sector was visited by 188,000 people from 41 countries.

About the Volkswagen brand:
The Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand is present in more than 150 markets throughout the world and produces vehicles at over 50 locations in 14 countries. In 2017, Volkswagen delivered 6,24 million vehicles including bestselling models such as the Golf, Tiguan, Jetta or Passat. Currently, 195,878 people work for Volkswagen across the globe. The brand also has over 10,000 dealerships with 86,000 employees.

Volkswagen is forging ahead consistently with the further development of automobile production. E-mobility, smart mobility and the digital transformation of the brand are the key strategic topics for the future.

 

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« Respuesta #1548 en: 08 Abril 2019, 15:14:35 »
LONDON CONCOURS TO DISPLAY THE GREAT AUTOMOTIVE ICONS

The London Concours, presented by Montres Breguet, will be hosting a special display of ‘The Icons’ presented by Footman James, in association with Azur. This astonishing line-up of 13 cars, from Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost to Ferrari F40, each came to define their generation

Whether it was through ripping up the rulebook, finding fame on the silver screen or being the poster car for a whole generation of buyers, each car in this class has established itself as a verified automotive icon.

Perhaps the earliest automotive icon is the Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost; a model that gained global notoriety for running virtually non-stop over 14,000 miles in 1907. In that same year, only 14 of 104 cars managed to finish the 748-mile Scottish Reliability Trials, bringing into sharp focus just how impressive the Silver Ghost’s feat really was.

But achieving ‘Icon’ status doesn’t necessarily require a high price-tag. Also on display are a number of more everyday models that through ingenious design and innovation transformed motoring forever. The Land Rover Series I established an off-road lineage that continues to run to this day – over 70 years later – while the original Alec Issigonis-designed Mini utterly revolutionised the small car market. Both will line-up among ‘The Icons’ at London Concours.

Then there are the true performance icons, or bedroom wall poster cars that were faster, more advanced and more beautiful than anything else on the road at the time. London Concours will be displaying an early Jaguar E-Type Series I ‘Flat Floor’; one of fastest cars in the world at the time and still revered for its beautiful Malcolm Sayer-penned aerodynamic lines. Guests will also be able to admire the iconic shape of the Porsche 911, on display in legendary 1972 2.7 RS guise.

Of course, no collection of ‘Icons’ would be complete without paying homage to Italy’s great supercar manufacturers. Ferrari will be represented not only by the Dino, but also by the one-of-19 Ferrari F40 LM; a lighter, more powerful version of one of the most iconic Ferraris ever. The Lamborghini Countach will also take its place among ‘The Icons’ in sought-after downdraft configuration, featuring Weber carburettors.

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 Outlaws’ and ‘The Innovators’, London Concours is the ultimate automotive summer garden party.

Andrew Evans, London Concours Director, said: “Out of each of our seven classes, it was ‘The Icons’ that generated the most debate among our Steering Committee of motoring experts. In the end, we’ve arranged a collection of 13 indisputable icons that, in themselves, tell the story of the greatest motor cars ever built. But there’s plenty more for visitors to see at London Concours including fine watch displays from Montres Breguet, high-end Italian fashion from ISAIA and a luxurious hospitality offering from Searcys, Mark Hix and Veuve Clicquot.”

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

The full list of ‘Icons’ on display is:
Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost
Bentley 4.5-Litre Blower
Land Rover Series I
Volkswagen Beetle
Mini
Citroen DS
Jaguar E-Type
Ford GT40
Ferrari Dino 246 GT
Porsche 911 2.7 RS
Ferrari 288 GTO
Lamborghini Countach
Ferrari F40 LM

 

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« Respuesta #1549 en: 09 Abril 2019, 12:06:36 »
CALLING ALL OWNERS OF ICONIC CITROËN MODELS, REGISTER YOUR CAR FOR THE ‘GATHERING OF THE CENTURY’

Citroën fans have until 30 April 2019 to register their old Citroën vehicles for ‘The Gathering of the Century’, which will take place at the historic site of la Ferté-Vidame (Eure-et-loir, France). As a highlight of the centenary festivities the brand is planning to bring together 5,000 iconic Citroën models at the event, which will take place from 19 to 21 July. Around 50,000 people are expected to attend over the three-day event, which promises to be unforgettable. Register at https://en.citroencc.com/

The culmination of Citroën’s centenary festivities, ‘The Gathering of the Century’, will take place from 19 to 21 July 2019 and will take over the legendary site of la Ferté-Vidame, the brand’s secret testing site where, most notably, the 2CV was developed. This event is curated by Amicale Citroën & DS France in partnership with l’Aventure Peugeot Citroën DS. An active supporter of the event, Citroën is getting involved in the plans with a special exhibition. This international gathering promises to be historic in more ways than one, with:

    Around 11,000 collectors expected
    Up to 5,000 cars on display
    Around 50,000 attendees expected at the site over the three days

Are you a collector or an owner of an old Citroën? Register your car by Tuesday 30 April 2019 at the following link: https://en.citroencc.com/

 

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« Respuesta #1550 en: 09 Abril 2019, 12:06:57 »
HAGERTY APPLAUDS THE BRILLIANCE OF BASIC AT THEIR FESTIVAL OF THE UNEXCEPTIONAL ON SATURDAY 20 JULY 2019


    On Saturday 20 July 2019 leading classic vehicle insurance and valuation specialists Hagerty will stage their sixth Festival of the Unexceptional Concours d’Ordinaire, an event for exceptionally ordinary - but now very rare - classic vehicles
    This year sees a new home for the Festival of the Unexceptional with over 100 spectacularly plain vehicles amassing on the lawns of the magnificent Claydon Estate in Buckinghamshire
    Free-of-charge entries are now open online for any suitable 1966-1996 ‘ordinary’ vehicles who would like to be considered as a part of the concours
    Free visitor tickets will be available online 23rd April 2019
    In addition to 50 the unexceptional concours cars displayed on the Claydon Estate lawns, 30 mundane commercials, 6 delightfully normal motorcycles and 12 specially invited, once every day, vehicles will also be on show
    Up to 500 unexceptional cars are also expected to be parked in the visitor car park, creating another element to the day
    The light-hearted ‘Hagerty Feast of the Unexceptional’ will return with participants encouraged to pack a period picnic, with food and drink reflecting the era of their car

Northamptonshire: 9th April 2019

The 2019 Festival of the Unexceptional a Concours de l’Ordinaire – created and delivered by leading classic vehicle insurance and valuation specialists, Hagerty – will be held for the sixth year in succession on Saturday 20 July.

Originally staged by Hagerty back in 2014 as the first event of its kind in Europe - to celebrate the ordinary, everyday cars that we all grew-up with, but have now all but disappeared - the light-hearted Festival of the Unexceptional (or FOTU) has already become a must-attend event for admirers of the mundane motor cars of our past, and has achieved cult status around the world.

For 2019, the location for this unique and fun Hagerty event is the beautiful, concours befitting, Claydon Estate in Buckinghamshire. Claydon House is a fascinating testament to eighteenth century extravagance and its unassuming exterior hides some of England’s most extraordinary interiors. The estate was built in the eighteenth century by Ralph, 2nd Earl Verney, as a demonstration of wealth and status offering a deliberate juxtaposition with the Hagerty concours, which celebrates the much maligned and long forgotten ‘ordinary’ classic cars and commercial vehicles of the late 1960s, 70s and 80s.

Once again, Hagerty’s annual Concours de l’Ordinaire will be free to attend for the first 600 people and will be only £5 per person thereafter. The event is open to classic cars and light commercial vehicles from across the globe that were built between 1966 to 1996. Rare cars already entered for consideration for the 2019 FOTU include a 1991 Yugo 45 Cabriolet, 1982 Peugeot 305 Estate, 1987 Honda Accord Aerodeck and a 1983 Triumph Acclaim.

Any owner of a suitably mundane but interesting ‘unexceptional’ 1966-1989 vehicle can register it for consideration and potential participation by 31 May at the latest, using the following link; https://carfestivalbooking.com/events/festival-of-the-unexceptional-2019-concours-registration.

Free public admission tickets will be available 23 April 2019 here: https://carfestivalbooking.com/register?fotu2019

2019 sees a new element added to the Concoursde l’Ordinaire with the Anniversary Class. This new category celebrates vehicles that have a significant anniversary in 2019, such as 50 years of the Austin Maxi, 50 years of the base-spec Capri, 40 years of the Vauxhall Astra and so on. Already submitted are eligible vehicle such as a 1987 Capri and a 1969 Austin Maxi.

The 2019 event will also see the return of Hagerty’s Feast of the Unexceptional, the period picnic equivalent of the mundane automotive display. All participants are encouraged to bring out the Artic Roll, Texan bars, cheese fondue and, of course, the obligatory bottle of Asti Spumante!

Angus Forsyth, Hagerty’s Managing Director said: ‘Our annual celebration of our motoring heritage continues to help raise the underlying issue that more and more of the cars we used to see on the road are fast becoming extinct. Our event will hopefully raise awareness of the rarity of some of the models on display and allow their owners a moment in the limelight. As always, we welcome all motoring enthusiasts as well as those families who simply enjoy a healthy dose of nostalgia.’

As in previous years, there will be awards for Best In Show, Runner Up, People’s Choice and Junior Judge’s Choice (as voted for by those under 18) plus, naturally, the Feast of the Unexceptional Award for Best Picnic of the day!

 

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« Respuesta #1551 en: 10 Abril 2019, 08:23:23 »
EXCELLENCE REBORN – WORK UNDER WAY ON ICONIC DB4 GT ZAGATO CONTINUATION

The first Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato Continuation car – part of the forthcoming Aston Martin DBZ Centenary Collection – is beginning to take shape.

The meticulous construction process is being undertaken at Aston Martin’s globally renowned Heritage Division headquarters in Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire. Now the largest, best equipped and most knowledgeable Aston Martin restoration centre in the world, the invaluable and highly specialist skills nurtured at Aston Martin Works are perfectly suited to the brand’s celebrated Continuation projects.

Built to race against the might of Ferrari in the 1960’s, the DB4 GT Zagato was a thoroughbred machine. Evolved for the rigours of motor racing and blessed with a rare and incontestable beauty, just 19 were built. Drawing on the unrivalled knowledge and expertise of the team at Aston Martin Works the 2019 DB4 GT Zagato Continuations are to be meticulously crafted, staying true to those original Zagato-bodied DB4 GTs produced by Aston Martin and Zagato in the 1960’s.

Each of the 19 DB4 GT Zagato Continuation cars is being built at Aston Martin Works to the highest possible quality using a blend of Sir David Brown-era old world craftsmanship, with the sympathetic application of modern engineering advancements and performance enhancements.

A digital body buck has, for instance, been created to allow Aston Martin engineers to examine minute details of the forthcoming Continuation cars in ways that were, clearly, unavailable to the original cars’ makers. Yet the hand-finished body panels of the new cars, each worked from flat sheets of 1.2 mm thick aluminium and representing hundreds of hours of world-class craftsmanship, are created using techniques that were commonplace almost 60 years ago.

Originally built as an evolution of the short-chassis DB4 GT, the DB4 GT Zagato Continuation follows the same recipe, with those thin-gauge aluminium body panels dressing a lightweight tubular frame in a chassis optimised for track work.

Beneath the Continuation cars’ bonnet will sit a version of the celebrated Tadek Marek-designed straight-six cylinder engine with two spark plugs per cylinder, transmitting its circa 380 bhp to the rear wheels through a four-speed manual transmission and limited-slip differential, for an authentic and unforgettable driving experience.

This latest continuation car follows the success of the 25 DB4 GT Continuation models that sold to enthusiast collectors in 2017, and precedes what will perhaps be the most ambitious continuation to date: the Aston Martin DB5 Goldfinger Edition cars that will come to market in 2020.

Paul Spires, President of Aston Martin Works, said: “We are bringing all of our hand-craftsmanship and expertise to bear in building these nineteen Continuation cars, sympathetically incorporating the very latest engineering advancements and performance enhancements, but remaining true to the purity and authenticity of the original design.

“After the unprecedented success of the DB4 GT Continuation cars, we are once again bringing to life in the 21st Century the stuff of Aston Martin folklore.”

Paul added: “Paired with the new beauty that is the stunning DBS GT Zagato, the DB4 GT Zagato Continuation cars that are being handcrafted here at Aston Martin Works are a unique and fitting celebration of the brand’s 60-year love affair with this unmatched Italian automotive style icon.”

The DBZ Century Collection will be priced at £6m plus taxes. First deliveries to customers will commence in QTR 3 2019 for the DB4 GT Zagato Continuation and in QTR 4 2020 for the DBS GT Zagato.

 

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« Respuesta #1552 en: 10 Abril 2019, 14:43:11 »
RALLY ROUND VENTURES TO THE ‘ROOF OF THE WORLD’ IN TRANS-HIMALAYAN ADVENTURE

International rally experts Rally Round is heading for the ‘roof of the world’ for the inaugural Trans-Himalayan Adventure starting on 20th April 2019. A mixture of 20 crews driving classic, vintage and 4x4 cars will journey through China, Tibet, Nepal and India as part of an exhilarating high-altitude expedition to the Himalayas.

Rally Director Liz Wenman said: “We first visited the region in 2015 with the Thunder Dragon Rally but we are reaching new heights on this event. We have kept the entries limited due to the intense nature of the terrain as we head for the plateau of the Himalayas. This will be an unforgettable adventure for all involved.”

Of the 20 crews, seven cars are in the vintage category including three Rolls-Royces – a 1925 40/50 Silver Ghost and two 25/30 models, one from 1938 and the other a 1937 Coupe. David and Julia Little will be campaigning their 1925 Bentley Super Sports while John and Mary Reddington will be in their 1927 Nash Roadster. A pair of Alvis 4.3 complete the line-up, the 1937 model owned by Michael and Anne Wilkinson and the 1938 Tourer of Martin Tacon.

The classic category is an eclectic mix with a 1952 Studebaker Champion, a 1965 Porsche 911 Coupe and a 1970 Mercedes 280SL Roadster all on the entry list. A trio of Jaguars also feature, with a ’54 XK120 DHC, a ’59 3.4/340, and a ’59 XK150 DHC all aiming to reach new heights.

The remaining vehicles are all 4x4s but still differ in age and type. The oldest is a 1979 Range Rover two-door whilst the youngest is a 2014 Land Rover Defender. There are two other Defenders, a 2000 model and a 2010 203 example. A 2003 Toyota Landcruiser and a 2012 Mercedes Benz G500 also take on the 5,400km drive.

The four-week adventure will start in Chengdu, in the Sichuan region of China, before heading via Tibet and Nepal to the finish line in Kathmandu on 10th May 2019.

“While other events have travelled along the southern foothills of the Himalayas, we will be crossing the range from north to south,” adds Liz. “Our route is not for the faint-hearted – crews will drive at high altitude and tackle astonishing roads and mountain tracks as they visit the magical city of Lhasa, the lost Western Tibetan Kingdom of Guge, sacred Mount Kailash and Everest Base Camp.

“Along the way we will experience unimaginably beautiful landscapes, rare wildlife and amazing cultural sites ranging from ancient ruins to stunning temples and monasteries.”

The journey does not end in Kathmandu as some of the crews will then continue to Pokhara in Nepal and cross the border into India to the final destination of Varanasi.

Rally Round offers amazing adventures all over the world and has a full calendar up until 2021 and beyond. It creates unique events that combine the passion for historic motorsport with the adventure of global travel.

Follow the Trans-Himalayan Adventure and find out about future events on the Rally Round website - www.rallyround.co.uk.

 

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« Respuesta #1553 en: 11 Abril 2019, 11:26:08 »
1954 MERCEDES 300SL GULLWING HEADLINES SILVERSTONE CLASSIC SALE

Silverstone Auctions are delighted to present their headline lot, the 1954 Mercedes 300SL Gullwing, for their Silverstone Classic sale on the 27th and 28th July 2019.

The 300SL Gullwing is an iconic Mercedes-Benz coupe that was first produced in 1954. Only 1,400 cars were ever made and early cars such as this one, are particularly desirable. In 1999 the 300SL Gullwing was voted "Sports car of the century".

Nick Whale, Managing Director of Silverstone Auctions commented “We are privileged to offer this car fresh to market from the same private ownership as the 300SL Roadster that we sold at the Silverstone Classic in 2018.”

“This car comes with an impressive history file and with a unique first UK owner being the late Peter Warr, who was team manager for the Lotus formula 1 team.”

“He imported the car from Arizona in 1989 and subsequently enjoyed the car until it was purchased by our vendor in August 1993.”

“What is really special about this Gullwing is its an early car and features the highly desirable full 'belly pans'.”

When supplied new on 27th December 1954 to Hoffmans of New York, the car was originally finished in Mercedes racing silver. It is now presented in Fire Engine Red as it was when Peter Warr imported the car in 1989.

It has also been fitted with a sports camshaft upgrade and, more recently, electronic power steering which can be removed if required.

The comprehensive history file shows the thorough and diligent maintenance of the car by well-known 300SL Specialists, including John Surtees Engineering, marque expert Ron Waghorn, marque expert Tommy Johnston and more latterly Neil Corns of Omega Motorsport. The plethora of parts invoices are from Keinle, HK Engineering and Classic Mercedes UK but, most important of all, the injection pump was completely overhauled and rebuilt by HK Engineering in Germany just 2 years ago. Both the gearbox and brakes have also been recently overhauled, including both the brake drums and master cylinders

The car has benefitted from regular use and has been on many European motor tours to exotic places such as Spain, Portugal, Italy, France and Monaco, as well as competing on the Ecurie Ecosse Scottish Tours no less than 12 times!

Nick Whale continued ”It has clearly been loved and cherished by our enthusiastic vendor who is now ready to let the car enjoy its next chapter.”

The Silverstone Classic Auction takes place on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th July 2019 offering an exclusive selection of classic cars, sports cars and supercars, including automobilia and luxury watches. The lots can be previewed on the 25th July 2019 from 13.30 to 18.30 and on the 26th July from 09.00 to 18.00

Silverstone Auctions are accepting cars for their Silverstone Classic 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.

 

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« Respuesta #1554 en: 11 Abril 2019, 15:16:58 »
BENTLEY, MINI AND CAPRI ICONS PREPARE FOR BIG BIRTHDAYS AT THIS SUMMER’S ‘GLASTONBURY OF MOTORSPORT’

The 2019 Silverstone Classic Preview yesterday (10 April) brought together a plethora of iconic marques and models celebrating special milestones this year and attracted a popular appearance from a true legend of the sport, as the event dubbed the ‘Glastonbury of motorsport’ revs up for its most spectacular summer to-date.

Firmly established as the world’s biggest classic motor racing festival, the Silverstone Classic – founded in 1990 – continues to go from strength-to-strength, as evidenced by an illustrious turnout at the iconic British Grand Prix venue today. Whilst the cars are invariably the stars at the Classic – and today’s Preview was no exception – a number of honorary guests added to the appeal for attending media.

Marking the centenary of famous British brand Bentley in 2019, nine-time Le Mans 24 Hours winner Tom Kristensen and Guy Smith – one of his team-mates in the triumphant 2003 Team Bentley entry – were reunited, with the former additionally taking to the wheel of a vintage model for a future magazine article as he launched a new ‘Twilight Tribute to Le Mans’ feature for Saturday night at the Classic. Smith climbed into the cockpit of Bentley’s latest GT3 model for some special tracking photography.

Similarly in the spotlight was another famous British motoring success story – the beloved Mini, which is sixty years young in 2019. This summer’s event will welcome a record-breaking double-header grid, bringing together more than 50 pre-1966 Minis. In homage to the original ‘pocket rocket’, Mini rallying and racing hero Paddy Hopkirk – reunited with his 1964 Monte Carlo Rally-winning car – was joined at the Preview by fellow period Mini racers Gordon Spice, Steve Neal and John Rhodes.

Spice is perhaps better known for his British Saloon Car Championship exploits behind the wheel of the Ford Capri, which turns 50 this year. A trophy named after the most successful Capri racer in history will be awarded to the highest-finishing Capri driver in the Historic Touring Car Challenge race at the Classic.

Special photo-calls and interviews were hosted by famous television personality and racing driver Tiff Needell – who will front the ITV4 coverage for this summer’s Classic alongside Louise Goodman – with Paul Stewart a particularly welcome guest as he spoke about the appointment of Alzheimer’s Research UK (ARUK) as the event’s Official Charity Partner. This year’s Classic will raise funds for the Race Against Dementia Fellowships, an initiative founded by his father – three-time Formula 1 World Champion Sir Jackie Stewart – and administered through ARUK.

Sir Jackie’s 1971 title-winning Tyrrell-Ford 003 was one of the stand-out highlights on display today, while the man himself will attend this summer’s Classic, half a century on from his first World Championship triumph and British Grand Prix victory at Silverstone in 1969.

Silverstone Auctions chose the occasion to reveal its star lot going under the hammer in July – a Gullwing Mercedes once owned by Team Lotus Formula 1 team manager Peter Warr.

On the track, more than 150 cars offered a tantalising foretaste of some of the high-octane action to come at the end of July, while the new Aston Martin Heritage Racing Festival Series was out in force as it prepares to make its debut at this summer’s Classic. The HSCC Historic Formula 2 International Series is another newcomer to the Silverstone Classic bill, and was well-represented at the Preview. Many of the record number of car clubs celebrating landmark model and marque anniversaries were also present, including Abarth, the Austin Healey 3000, Middlebridge Scimitar and Triumph TR6.

All those wishing to attend this summer’s Silverstone Classic must purchase their tickets in advance, with adult admission starting at £45.

Once again, all tickets will provide access to both Silverstone racing paddocks, all open trackside grandstands, live music concerts which this summer mark the 50thanniversary of Woodstock on both Friday and Saturday evenings, air shows, Drive Live test drives, funfair rides and the vast majority of the family entertainment on offer.

A wide range of child, young adult and family tickets are also available, along with camping and hospitality options. Full details of all 2019 ticket prices are detailed on the silverstoneclassic.com website.

Nick Wigley, CEO, Silverstone Classic:
“The cars are the stars at the Silverstone Classic and are always a significant draw, which is exactly why so many have been celebrated as part of our hugely successful Preview. There is of course so much to look forward to at the Classic this coming July – both on and off-track – and today’s events have further whetted the appetite. The outstanding off-track activities and attractions get bigger and better every year, whilst on-track we are set for some incredible wheel-to-wheel racing, as well as some memorable celebrations and anniversaries. It’s brilliant to see that Early Bird ticket sales have reached record numbers, as more and more people come to enjoy the full festival weekend that is the Silverstone Classic."

Tiff Needell, TV Presenter and Racing Driver:
“The Silverstone Classic is like the Glastonbury of motorsport. It’s a wonderful event. It’s not just about the racing on the track – there’s also a funfair, football skills by tyre partner Yokohama, all sorts of shops and stalls and great car clubs with huge displays. You can even go and look at the car you sat in the back of as a young kid! It’s just a huge festival with the added bonus of an auction where you can bid £1 million for a Mercedes or a few thousand quid for your old family saloon – so the saying ‘something for everyone’ is never more appropriate than at the Silverstone Classic.”

Tom Kristensen, Nine-Time Le Mans 24 Hours Winner:
“Silverstone is a great circuit and the perfect place to celebrate Bentley’s centenary. I wasn’t one of the original ‘Bentley Boys’ – I’m not quite old enough for that – but I really enjoyed being part of the team and I feel a little bit British when I put on this suit. As a race, Le Mans is so unpredictable, with tremendous history and heritage behind it, and competing there was a great period during my career. I remember receiving so much support from the British fans at Le Mans back in 2003 – that’s something I will cherish forever.”

Mike Sayer, Communications Manager UK, Bentley:
“2019 is a hugely important year for Bentley, celebrating 100 years of combining luxury and performance, and we have a very busy summer programme of events ahead as we look back over the past century and look forward to what comes next. The Silverstone Classic features prominently on that list, with a bigger Bentley presence this year than ever before. It promises to be a truly unique event, bringing together more pre-war Bentleys than have ever previously come together in a single race. It will be a tremendously evocative sight and sound.”

Guy Smith, 2003 Le Mans Winner for Bentley:
“Winning Le Mans was the absolute highlight of my career, without a doubt. It was an amazing feeling, and to do so in a British car and with a British team made it even more special. Everybody jokes about Le Mans being a British race that’s held in France, and the number of Bentley flags flying showed just how much support we had. Every time I get back behind the wheel of the Speed 8, it brings back so many wonderful memories, and by the same token, it was great to meet up again with Tom [Kristensen] today and swap stories. In terms of stature, having a Le Mans win on your CV is a major achievement, and it’s something that – as you get older – can never be taken away from you.”

Paddy Hopkirk MBE, 1964 Monte Carlo Rally Winner:
“The Mini was originally designed by Alec Issigonis primarily as a district nurses’ car – I don’t think anybody ever expected it was going to achieve the success that it has in competition. I think part of the reason that we did so well in Monte Carlo was that the roads were quite narrow after the snow ploughs had cleared them, and that was more of a challenge for the bigger, more powerful cars than it was for the light and nimble Mini. It wasn’t a natural rally car, but it quickly became one. Similarly in racing, the bigger-engined cars like the Fords used to blast past us on the straights and then we’d get them back in the twisty parts – that was particularly satisfying. It was real David vs. Goliath stuff, and people just fell in love with the little Mini.”

Steve Neal, Former British Saloon Car Championship Driver:
“When it first came out, the Mini was the characteristic King’s Road, Chelsea car – and it went on to become one of the most iconic and recognisable cars in touring car history. Back in my day, we used to drive our cars to the track, stick the numbers on the side and then go out and race them, and I’ve certainly turned a few Minis upside-down in my time – they did tend to fall over quite a bit. You could certainly use and abuse them...”

John Rhodes, Former Formula 1 and Mini Racing Legend:
“I spent four years competing in Minis in the 1960s, and I vividly remember the first time I tested one – a Cooper S at Silverstone. As I went into Copse Corner – flat-out – I realised the tiny disc brakes did nothing at all, so I lifted the throttle, let the back end slide out and then floored the throttle again to get round the corner. That’s how I drove for the next four years... We raced without seatbelts or roll cages in those days – the cars were completely bare inside – and the Mini was just like a go-kart with a roof. The competition was tremendous, too. I think a lot of the time, people used to go to the British Grand Prix more to watch the saloon car racing because it was just so spectacular. We had a lot of fun...”

Gordon Spice, Multiple British Saloon Car Championship Class-Winner:
“I was very lucky – the Capri actually came to my rescue back in the early 1970s. At that time, Formula 5000 had more-or-less given up on me and I was without a drive, and then Stan Robinson offered me a seat in a three-litre Capri in the British Saloon Car Championship, which I snapped up. That was right at the beginning of the Capri era, and it was good-looking, nicely-balanced and a very easy car to drive – almost idiot-proof, I’d say. You had to be either very silly or ambitious to have an accident in it. For me, the Capri vs. Rover battles were amongst the highlights of touring cars down the ages, and it’s wonderful to see the Capri celebrated this year. I wouldn’t miss the Silverstone Classic – I come every year. For me, it’s a better meeting than the Grand Prix. The spirit of the place really captures what the racing used to be like, and I think that’s great.”

Tim Parry, Director of Communications and Brand, Alzheimer’s Research UK:
“We’re delighted to have secured a three-year partnership with the Silverstone Classic. It’s a natural fit – Silverstone boasts some incredible racing memories from down the generations, and we are in the business of protecting those memories. So many cars from previous decades come out on show at the Classic, and that’s what really draws people in. We will use the event as a platform to raise awareness of the diseases behind dementia and show people that we can do something about this and that our research can fund treatments and make breakthroughs possible.”

Paul Stewart, Ambassador, Race Against Dementia:
“My father launched Race Against Dementia, and I’m immensely grateful to Alzheimer’s Research UK for supporting Race Against Dementia fellowships at this year’s Silverstone Classic. Using our joint experience of motorsport, part of our aim is to introduce into the medical world the urgency, energy and spirit of Formula 1. My father felt there were aspects of the medical world that might be inspired if they understood a little bit more about what happens in Formula 1, and to that end, we have organised visits to racing teams to speak to engineers and see what goes on behind-the-scenes. In this way, the Silverstone Classic is the perfect partner – as an event, it wholeheartedly embraces all the values we are looking to promote.”

 

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« Respuesta #1555 en: 12 Abril 2019, 15:06:49 »
DIPLOMATIC CCA SALE IN MAY WITH PORSCHES, LANCIAS, MERCEDES AND JAGUAR

Amongst the lots at the Classic Car Auctions (CCA) sale on the 25th May are two cars from Harry Metcalfe of Harrys’ Garage, a stunning Porsche and very rare Jaguar XJR-S..

Harry Metcalfe, famous for his YouTube channel, Harry’s Garage and known for having an exclusive car collection is offering two cars, a 1993 Mercedes SL600 V12 famous for balancing a 50p on the running engine and a 1997 Lancia Kappa, an ex diplomatic car.

One of the Porsches being offered is the superb looking 1994 Porsche 911 (993) C2 RS Clubsport replica and also in the sale is a very rare 1988 Jaguar XJR-S Le Mans Celebration.

The Mercedes SL600 V12 was the flagship car in 1993 and a real powerhouse with its 6 litre V12 engine. The SL600 Harry is offering for sale has an intriguing history. It spent its early life, first 55,000 miles, in Rome before returning to the UK in late 1990s. Harry used this car in the South of France for parking at the airport and is famous for balancing a 50 pence piece on the engine whilst revving it to show how smooth the engine was after 140,000 miles! This is a fuss free and fully equipped luxury grand tourer with an extensive history file, now with 150,000 miles and a fresh MOT is being offered at an estimate of £8,000 to £10,000.

Harry’s next car is rather unusual in that it is a 1997 Lancia Kappa, a very rare turbo coupe, fitted with the Integrale engine. This was Lancia’s flagship car of the nineties. He has owned it for the past year, previously it was a diplomatic car in Poland prior to coming to the UK in 2005. Having had an engine rebuild at 173,000 km. and now has 237,000km on the clock, this car comes with all books, manuals, tools, spare keys, a fully stamped book to 165,428km plus all bills for the engine rebuild and servicing. Offered at no reserve, it’s a fantastic opportunity to acquire a very rare car.

One of the Porsches presented is the superbly looking 1994 Porsche 911 (993) C2 RS Clubsport replica finished in stunning dark metallic green with a black leather interior. This car is fitted with the complete colour coded RS Clubsport body kit and Speedline RS split rim alloys, with red callipers to complete the package. The Porsche comes with an extensive history file and has recently had all new adjustable coil over suspension with drop links. Estimated at £40,000 to £50,000 this is a lovely looking car.

With the Jaguar XJS seemingly attracting attention in recent times, what could be better to own than a limited edition XJR-S Le Mans Celebration. The car being offered is number 56 of 100, built in recognition of Jaguar’s victory at Le Mans in 1988. With only three previous owners and just 40,300 miles on the clock, finished in Tungsten with doeskin leather interior and a full service history and a fresh MOT prior to the sale, this is one very rare, collectable and sought after XJS estimated at £12,000 to £15,000.

Gary Dunne, Classic Car Auctions auction manager commented “Its great to have Harry consign a couple of his cars. He has a very large following on social media and the Mercedes has over half a million views on his YouTube channel.”
“The Porsche Clubsport looks stunning and the XJS is a rare beast, which I am sure will attract a lot of attention.”

Classic Car Auctions are still accepting cars for the auction and can be contacted on 01926 640888 or email enquiries@classiccarauctions.co.uk and would be happy to talk with you and help you through the process of consigning your car, alternatively you can also use their online Value My Classic service.

2019 Forthcoming Auctions

25th May – CCA May Classic Car Sale, Warwickshire Event Centre
3rd August - CCA August Classic Car Sale, Warwickshire Event Centre
5th October - CCA October Classic Car Sale, Warwickshire Event Centre
7th December - CCA December Classic Car Sale, Warwickshire Event Centre

 

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« Respuesta #1556 en: 15 Abril 2019, 09:10:29 »
THE BIG QUESTION: WILL WE STILL BE ABLE TO DRIVE IN 20, 30, 50 YEARS?

FIVA (the Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens or international federation of historic vehicles) poses the biggest question facing the historic vehicle community today:

In 20, 30, 50 years’ time, will we be allowed to drive historic vehicles at all?

“We can’t afford to be complacent when it comes to our future motoring freedom,” says FIVA President Patrick Rollet. “Congestion, pollution and road safety issues – all legitimate concerns – are contributing to the potential demise of motorists at the wheel of their own vehicles. Yet it’s the historic vehicle that is most at risk, despite their almost negligible effect on pollution and congestion, and our excellent safety statistics – while generating significant economic, social and tourist benefits.”

…and will there be people to drive them?

“But it’s not just a question of whether we’ll be allowed to drive. Perhaps the even bigger question is whether there will be drivers to use them; or, with the advent of autonomous vehicles, are drivers becoming ever more ‘historic’ themselves?”

Why does it matter?

“For the enthusiast, the answer is obvious,” continues Rollet. “The pleasure we get from owning, maintaining and using our classics is beyond description, but there’s a far wider social importance to keeping historic vehicles on our roads. They are part of our technical, scientific and cultural heritage (as the partnership between UNESCO and FIVA demonstrates) and the world would be a poorer place if such vehicles could only be seen in static museums.”

What can be done?

“The future of historic vehicles isn’t simply that of used vehicles, but of recreation and pleasure; ownership isn’t based on economics but on passion,” states Rollet. “We see several simple steps to help us keep driving, 50 years from now.

“First, we must target the young. Clubs around the world are arguably in the last throes of a golden age, seeing a sad decline in new members because of the lack of younger people. Young petrolheads still exist, but all they need to organise a gathering are a few Facebook messages: no road book, rally plates or fuss. Likewise, they use their informal network to find a mechanic or surf the web for parts, so why join a club?

“Too many clubs ignore these profound technological and sociological changes, mismanaging their efforts to attract young people, to welcome them and satisfy their desire for informal, fuss-free events. Many clubs ostracise youngtimers, both vehicles and members. They organise hidden outings, almost out of sight, whereas a display of historic vehicles offers a marvellous museum in movement – free of charge – to delight and fascinate passers-by.

“We won’t renew our numbers waiting patiently for them to come to us because, like Godot, they will not come. We must change our habits: create a ‘young’ section in the club, run by a younger person, to design simple, dynamic and fun outings; ensure there are several under-40s on the main committee; enjoy the Vintage movement (fashion, accessories, etc.); organise free presentations at events – with commentary – for the public; team up with popular events run by others (planes and old cars, rail and yesterday’s road…); exhibit at hypermarkets or fairs, wherever there is an audience, especially young people. We must show our vehicles.

“Next, we must tell a story, because every historic vehicle has a fascinating tale to tell, of much more interest to the general public than the cubic capacity or number of valves.

“And it’s vital that we avoid being too narrow in our definition of historic motoring. You might only be interested in Vintage Bentleys, but please don’t criticise your neighbour’s passion for mopeds, or microcars, or buses, or customised American muscle cars in fuchsia with turquoise stripes. They’re all an important part of our history, our culture, and the rich diversity of classic vehicles on our roads. No one disputes the value of authenticity – and FIVA will continue to applaud it – but beware the risk of seeming elitist, when young people often want to own a historic vehicle simply because it is different: quirky, unique, even iconoclastic.

“At a recent seminar, Michael Abele, in charge of social networks at Mercedes-Benz Classic, proposed an answer to the authenticity-vs-inclusiveness debate. Indicating a 190E with big chrome wheels and low-profile tyres, he suggested, ‘Don’t criticise; respect. Listen… and then educate’. Very wise advice.

“Finally, and above all, keep enjoying your motoring, and communicate that pleasure to others, because it’s down to us, as individual enthusiasts, to ensure we don’t lose the right and the ability to drive on the roads 50 years from now.”

How is FIVA doing its part?

Nataša Grom Jerina, chairwoman of FIVA’s Culture Commission, explains a little of what FIVA itself is actively doing to keep us on the road:

“The work of the Culture Commission, whose members come from many different parts of the world, is extremely varied, including the preparation of articles and publications, co-organising seminars, forums and symposiums, and launching projects such as FIVA’s Culture Awards. We also work with such organisations as UNESCO, TICCIH, ICOM, ICOMOS, along with governmental organisations, automobile manufacturers, designers, engineers, collectors and museums.

“Here is just one, very small example of our recent activity: in Serbia, we are working with a group of libraries and schools to collect old family photographs for a local exhibition on the social and economic development of the town – a town that happens to have a history of vehicle production. It’s a tiny step, but it helps to generate interest in vehicles as cultural artefacts. And we’re learning to focus more on women, too: women as collectors, supporters, promoters, riders, mechanics, engineers, designers – and mothers, who then introduce their children to the joys of historic motoring.”

 

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« Respuesta #1557 en: 15 Abril 2019, 15:02:12 »
SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE AT BARONS’ SPRING CLASSIC SALE

Following a strong start to 2019 with its Classic Winter Warmer sale in February, Barons is now presenting a really diverse and interesting line-up of cars for its Spring Classic sale at Sandown Park on April 30.

Notable entries include the 1983 Mercedes-Benz 280SLK with just 25,000 warranted miles on the clock. This immaculate car was bought new by actress Sheila Hancock. In 1984 it was purchased by the vendor’s aunt, who has kept the car in a heated garage ever since, taking it out only to drive to the local Mercedes dealership for its annual service and for a very occasional trip to the shops. The estimate for this beautifully-presented bright red convertible is £28,000-£33,000.

The 1967 Fiat 500 Radbourne Racing Abarth is perfect for historic motorsport. The official UK Abarth importer Radbourne Racing of Wimbledon converted RHD Fiat 500s using genuine Abarth parts. The engine of the standard Fiat 500 was bored to give 689cc and 38hp, wheel arches were widened and Borrani steel wheels fitted. This potent, nimble little machine is a huge amount of fun and has competed at Prescott Hilliclimb and in the Crystal Palace Sprint. Guide price: £15,000-£18,000.

The 1971 MG B roadster in the sale has covered just 13,900 miles in 48 years and comes complete with almost all MOTs since 1975 and a meticulous service history. It is particularly rare as it has an automatic transmission. Guide price: £17,000-£22,000.

The remarkably original 1967 MG 1100 is another low-miler, having clocked up just 27,500 warranted miles. One of only 149 examples shown by the DVLA as still on the road, it is offered complete with a newspaper article dated March 1994 stating the mileage then as 21,000. This lovely little car would make the perfect museum exhibit or much-treasured classic. Guide price: £6,000-£8,500.

The 1973 XJ Series 2 pre-production coupé, chassis number 2, was built as a left-hand drive machine but converted by the Browns Lane factory to RHD and registered by them in 1974, after which it was used by Jaguar’s then Chief Engineer Jim Randle as his company car. The XJ was subsequently owned by Thoroughbred and Classic Cars and featured many times in that publication during the 1980s, when it was the company car of the journalist Roger Bell. It was recently found languishing in a garden and needs full restoration. It is offered at no reserve.

The 1961 Austin Seven Mini Mk 1 was rescued from a dry barn last year and has undergone a sympathetic restoration, keeping as much of the original as possible. It appears to have had only two owners in nearly 60 years and still bears its original number plates. Guide price: £9,000-£12,000.

In the market for a ‘modern classic’ such as a 2004 Aston Martin DB7 Vantage, 2003 Maserati Spyder 4.2 Cambio Corsa or 2005 Porsche 996? You’re in luck - Barons has plenty to choose from, with a good sprinkling of BMWs and Mercedes thrown in for good measure. One particularly unusual modern entry is the 2009 Land Rover Defender 90 SVX Soft Top Thor GTS Super Sport by Brittle. The SVX Defender were special models produced to celebrate Land Rover’s 60th anniversary in 2008. The vehicle on offer at Barons on April 30 was upgraded by Brittle Bespoke Defenders with upgrades including Brittle Diamond leather interior with Recaro heated seats, 18" spoke alloys, performance brake kit with upgraded callipers, lower suspension kit with Koni shock absorbers, stainless steel sport exhaust, and mohair hood. It has covered just 10,500 miles in ten years and has a guide price of £22,000-£25,000.

For more information, or to consign a vehicle to the sale, please visit www.barons-auctions.com.

 

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« Respuesta #1558 en: 15 Abril 2019, 15:02:36 »
JAGUAR’S FINEST ON DISPLAY AT LONDON CONCOURS

The London Concours, presented by Montres Breguet, will be hosting a special display of iconic Jaguar models in its ‘Great Marques – Jaguar’ class, presented by Truefitt and Hill. With a line-up of 10 of the finest cars to have ever rolled off the Jaguar assembly line, together they define what makes Jaguar an icon of the British automotive industry.

From success on the greatest race tracks in the world to cruising the sweeping boulevards of Hollywood, each car in this class has transcended generations to take its place on a list of the greatest Jaguars – and even the greatest cars – ever built.

Perhaps the most notorious British automotive icon is the Jaguar E-Type; the coveted model that Enzo Ferrari himself described as the ‘most beautiful car ever made’. Quickly identified as a must-have model amongst the world’s rich and famous, Jaguar produced 70,000 cars throughout its 14-year production run. Such was the majesty of the E-Type is that you were just as likely to see the car cruising through the South of France as you were to see its Lightweight brethren on the world’s racing tracks.

Moving through the decades, Jaguar’s eye-catching bodies have helped to create a legacy renowned for expert design. From the Malcolm Sayer-penned aerodynamic lines of the Jaguar E-Type, to the first road car to be made completely from carbon fibre, the XJR-15, Jaguar’s design team has played a substantial role in their classification as a ‘Great Marques’.

Jaguar’s long and illustrious history in motorsport has forever informed the evolution of their road cars. Nothing epitomises this more than the Jaguar XK120 - the world’s fastest production car at launch, and holder of a number of world speed records. And from the XK120 more motorsport success followed, perhaps most famously with the C-Type and D-Type – both of which will be at London Concours.

Although only 53 examples were built, the C-Type put Jaguar on the global motorsport map, with wins at Le Mans 24 Hours in both 1951 and 1953. During its latter win, the switch to disc brakes – a novel solution at the time – kick-started a revolution across the industry. The D-Type, meanwhile, marked out by its iconic finned design, secured three consecutive wins at Le Mans (in 1955, 56 and 57). the D-Type is perhaps the most famous racing Jaguar ever. So dominant were they at Le Mans, that in 1957 D-Types finished 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 6th.

But no Jaguar celebration would be complete without delving right back into the marque’s early history, including its time under the Swallow Sidecars badge. The London Concours will be displaying the SS1 Fixed Head Coupé, first revealed to the world at the 1931 London Motor Show. Only 158 were ever built.

Between 5-6 June, the Honourable Artillery Company HQ will be transformed into a motoring enthusiast’s paradise, with nearly 100 automotive greats spread across all eras, within the confines of the most luxurious lawn in the square mile. The seven carefully curated classes, including ‘The Icons’ and ‘The Outlaws’, make London Concours the ultimate automotive summer garden party.

Andrew Evans, London Concours Director, said: “Looking through the Jaguar back catalogue and trying to pick just 10 to represent all the countless innovations and beautiful designs of Jaguar is no mean feat. But after hours of debate, the London Concours Steering Committee settled on this incredible selection of Jaguars, forming one very special part of our event this year. The content doesn’t end with the cars either; we’ve got displays from Neopolitan tailors, ISAIA, fine watchmakers, Breguet and a luxury hospitality experience courtesy of Searcys, Mark Hix and Veuve Clicquot.”

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

The full list of cars on display in ‘Great Marques – Jaguar’ is:

Jaguar C-Type
Jaguar D-Type
Jaguar E-Type
Jaguar XK 120 Roadster (OTS)
Jaguar XK150 DHC
Jaguar MK1
Jaguar XJR-15
Jaguar Project 7
Jaguar SS1
Jaguar XJ6

 

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« Respuesta #1559 en: 15 Abril 2019, 15:02:58 »
FOOTMAN JAMES TO SPONSOR 'THE ICONS' CLASS AT LONDON CONCOURS

Collector and classic car insurance specialist, Footman James, will sponsor ‘The Icons’ class at London Concours (5-6 June 2019) in association with Azur.

Lining up on the Honourable Artillery Company lawns during the London Concours on 5-6 June 2019 will be a collection of automotive icons, each representing the stand-out car of their era. ‘The Icons’ class will be sponsored by leading automotive insurance specialist, Footman James, in association with Azur.

‘The Icons’ concours class is a carefully curated selection of cars that each represent innovation, design or performance for their era. Cars already announced within ‘The Icons’ category include The Land Rover Series I, original Mini, Jaguar E-Type and Lamborghini Countach.

A must-attend event in the global collector car calendar, the upcoming London Concours is organised by Thorough Events, the team behind the Concours of Elegance. It will be hosted again at the Honourable Artillery Company in the UK capital, bringing together the world’s most important manufacturers, collectors and specialists within the collector car industry.

The sponsorship announcement follows Footman James’ formal partnership with Azur, who provides specialist Private Client cover for Footman James. Insuring high net worth car collections, as well as offering protection for homes and high-end single car cover, the Footman James Private Client package is aimed at high net worth individuals (HNWIs) that don’t have ‘off-the-shelf’ insurance requirements. Azur is a bespoke insurance broker based in London and an official partner of the London Concours.

Discussing the London Concours announcement, David Bond, Managing Director at Footman James said, “The London Concours brings together the great minds, collectors and iconic cars of our industry. The sponsorship of ‘The Icons’ class further underlines our relationships with great partners, including Azur and London Concours, as well as our clients and commitment to celebrate the very best cars available today.”

In total, almost 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 2019. Curated across seven distinct classes, including ‘The Outlaws’ and ‘The Innovators’, London Concours is the ultimate automotive summer garden party.

The full list of ‘Icons’ on display:

    Bentley 4.5-Litre Blower
    Citroen DS
    Ferrari 288 GTO
    Ferrari Dino 246 GT
    Ferrari F40 LM
    Ford GT40
    Jaguar E-Type
    Lamborghini Countach
    Land Rover Series I
    Mini
    Porsche 911 2.7 RS
    Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost
    Volkswagen Beetle

 

 

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