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« Respuesta #1590 en: 14 Mayo 2019, 14:55:21 »
FCA HERITAGE AND ALFA ROMEO LEAD THE “1000 MIGLIA” 2019 EVENT

Alfa Romeo will once again be the Automotive Sponsor at the historic re-evocation of the 1000 Miglia, the legendary competition described by Enzo Ferrari as the “most beautiful race in the world". Held for the 37th time, this travelling festival in honour of the most splendid of all road races will again be delighting spectators along the traditional Brescia-Rome-Brescia route.

The partnership between the brand - which holds the record for the number of races won, totalling eleven between 1927 and 1957- and the Mille Miglia has been renewed for a further three years. Alfa Romeo will also be the best represented car manufacturer at the event, with 44 vehicles in the race this year. These will include several Alfa Romeo models from the FCA Heritage collection, the department dedicated to protecting and promoting the heritage of the Italian FCA brands. These cars are normally on display at the Alfa Romeo Historic Museum - The time machine, in Arese.

A fleet of 30 Alfa Romeo Giulia and Stelvio vehicles will make up the official convoy of the 1000 Miglia 2019, along with the “Alfa Romeo Racing” Giulia Quadrifoglio and Stelvio Quadrifoglio special series, presented at the Geneva Motor Show, which will make their road début. “Alfa Romeo Racing” F1 driver Antonio Giovinazzi, the first Italian driver for eight years to be assigned a permanent place at the wheel of a Formula 1 car, will start the race at the wheel of the “Alfa Romeo Racing” Giulia Quadrifoglio.

Alfa Romeo 6C 1500 Super Sport
All eyes will be on the wonderful Alfa Romeo 6C 1500 Super Sport from 1928, with bodywork by the Farina Plants: a similar version to the one that won the 1000 Miglia in 1928 with Giuseppe Campari and Giulio Ramponi. More recently, this car from the Alfa Romeo Historic Museum won the historic re-evocation of the Mille Miglia in 2005, 2007 and 2008. In 2007, it was also victorious in the “1000 Millas Sport” in Argentina, a success it repeated in 2008. The marvellous 1928 6C 1500 Super Sport is equipped with a 6-cylinder, 1487cc engine, which delivers a maximum of 76hp at 4,800rpm, reaching a top speed of 140km/h. 31 of these cars were built between 1928 and 1929. This car will be driven in the race by Giovanni Moceri, former Italian Grandi Eventi ACI Sport Champion and winner of Italy's biggest historic competitions, from the Mille Miglia and the Targa Florio, to the Gran Premio Nuvolari and the Coppa d'Oro delle Dolomiti.

Alfa Romeo 1900 Sport Spider
The official Alfa Romeo line-up will also include the 1900 Sport Spider from 1954. It is an extremely rare racing spider - produced as a one-off - equipped with the 4-cylinder twin-cam dry sump "1900" engine, with maximum power boosted to 138hp, enabling it to reach a speed of 220km/h, thanks to a weight of just 880kg and particularly efficient aerodynamics. With its innovative Bertone design, the 1900 Sport Spider comes with a five-speed transmission and a De Dion rear axle: performance and handling worthy of a modern car, responsive and reliable, with outstanding road-holding abilities. This car has been assigned the exclusive role as official car of the 1000 Miglia 2019, competing under race number 1000 and opening the parade of the historic cars taking part.

Alfa Romeo 1900 Super Sprint
The third vehicle in the trio of official Alfa Romeo vehicles in the race is the 1900 Super Sprint from 1956, an elegant coupé with Touring bodywork that is the “gran turismo” version of the 1900s, “the family car that wins races”, as stated by the claim that made it famous in the 1950s. The 1900 SS is certainly not a newcomer to the event in Brescia and in fact in the fifties, when the competitive Mille Miglia was still raced, it was the vehicle favoured by many private drivers because it guaranteed both high performance and reliability. The all-woman team, composed of Prisca Taruffi and Savina Confaloni will compete for the prestigious Coppa delle Dame.

The Giulia Quadrifoglio and Stelvio Quadrifoglio “Alfa Romeo Racing” special series
This “Alfa Romeo Racing” special edition, with exclusive livery, is a tribute to the Alfa Romeo Racing F1 car, the C38.  It’s packed with unique stylistic details including Sparco racing seats with red stitching and carbon shell, Mopar® automatic gear selector with carbon insert and the leather and Alcantara steering wheel, also with carbon inserts. A celebratory badge with the Alfa Romeo Racing logo finishes the interior. The car’s 2.9-litre V6 Bi-Turbo has had its power boosted by the Alfa Romeo engineers while the titanium exhaust, carbon-ceramic brakes and carbon shell seats by Sparco deliver a significant reduction in weight compared to the standard production trims.

Fans will be able to follow the events of the 1000 Miglia on the official Alfa Romeo Facebook, Instagram and YouTube social media channels, while www.alfaromeo.com, www.fcaheritage.com and the official press website, will broadcast daily updates.

 

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« Respuesta #1591 en: 16 Mayo 2019, 08:23:32 »
THE WORLD’S FIRST EVER PETROLICIOUS DRIVERS’ MEETING TAKES PLACE AT BICESTER HERITAGE TO GREAT SUCCESS

More than 4000 visitors attended the first ever Petrolicious Drivers’ Meeting from the renowned Petrolicious website at Bicester Heritage, Oxfordshire, on Sunday May 12.

The now-­ubiquitous Petrolicious #DriveTastefully motto was made real by the new event, which saw over curated 200 cars placed artfully around the restored former RAF buildings of the Bicester Heritage Technical Site and outside the huge events hangar.

Inside the hangar, the Petrolicious Drivers’ Meeting broke new ground for a Bicester Heritage car show by kitting out the 50,000 sq ft space with motoring artists’ area, trade stands and a cinema showcasing Petrolicious films. Next to the screen were the cars that starred in the films being shown – including a Ferrari Daytona, ‘The Rusty 911’ Porsche, a Golf GTI Mk2, NSU Ro80, Mercedes­-Benz 280SE, Lancia Delta Integrale and Bentley 4 ½ Litre.

Sponsors Jaguar Landrover SVO, Morgan and Aston Martin Works all had stands in the hangar showing new cars and old, while Bremont used the event to launch its new Jaguar D­typewatch, complete with not one but two D­types on display, as well as a Jaguar Project 7.

In the paddock area outside the hangar, it was impossible to miss the restored black and red­liveried Ford truck that served as Frank Williams’ first ever purpose-­built race transporter. Alongside were two historic F1 cars – the 1979 FW07 and 1987 FW11B – from Williams Heritage. The display marked the 50th anniversary of Frank Williams’s first Formula 1 race.

Elsewhere in the paddock were special displays from:

    The Slowly Sideways rally group, showcasing Group B and other rally cars of the 1980s­-onwards
    The Endurance Racing Legends group, with Le Mans and endurance race cars of the 1990s and 2000s, including Aston Martin DBR9, Jaguar XJR15 and TVR T400R
    The Singer Design and Lightweighting Study (DLS) 911 test mule, delivered by racer and Singer development driver Marino Franchitti
    A genuine Brumos team Porsche 911 RSR
    Multi­-million pound Ferrari display that included F40, Daytona, 330GT, 275 GTB and blogger Mr JWW’s F12 TDF
    XJ220 and Project 8 from sponsors Jaguar Land Rover SVO

On the tree-­lined avenues and amongst the evocative Grade 2 listed buildings of the Bicester Heritage site, some of the highlights included:

    Four ex­-Works Subaru rally cars, including ex­-Colin McRae and Kenneth Eriksson Imprezas
    Genuine Alan Mann Lotus Cortina Mk1 and Autodelta Alfa Romeo GTA, reunited 53 years after they last raced together
    Aston Martin DBR4 with Land Rover Series 2 tow vehicle
    Three hot rods, including a replica of the Two-­Lane Blacktop movie ’55 Chevy
    Zagato centenary display with Zagato versions of Lancias, Alfas, the latest Aston Martin Zagato from sponsor Aston Martin Works and a Porsche 356 Zagato owned by Coldplay’s Guy Berryman
    ‘Alfa Romeo Avenue’ with Alfas from the 1960s through to an 8C Competizione supercar
    Four homologation­-derived road cars: Ford RS200, Audi Quattro, Renault 5 Turbo 1 and Porsche 924 Carrera GT
    The rarely­seen 1966 Vauxhall XVR concept car from the Vauxhall Heritage Centre
    Cars from TV’s Wheeler Dealers presenters, Mike Brewer and Ant Anstead – Mike’s restored MGA, the Dowsetts Comet built by Ant’s company, and an Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato recreation built by Ant and owned by
    Plus 4 Works 110 and new Aero GT from sponsors Morgan Motor Company
    Rare Aston Martins including one of only 15 2­Litre Sports ‘DB1’ models built and a stunning black One-­77

Visitors were also able to book in professional photoshoots on their cars with Petrolicious photographers, in the Footman James Photographic Studio in a quiet but evocative corner of the Technical Site. Every single studio slot was taken, with cars as diverse as Alfa Romeo 1750GTV, Cobra 289, BMW i8 and Fiat Dino photographed there.

Adding to the mix, many of the specialists based at Bicester Heritage opened their doors to the visitors. These included specialist car dealers Pendine, Robert Glover and Legends Automotive, pre­war Riley and MG specialists Blue Diamond Services, Bentley specialists Kingsbury Racing, Classic Oils and training course provider Heritage Skills Academy.

Even the car park was stunning, with visitors in classic and interesting modern cars directed to the ‘#DriveTastefully’ parking area, resulting in a fascinating show of its own, with everything from lowriders to a road­legal Group C Jaguar race car.

More Petrolicious Drivers’ Meetings will be announced in the near future. Photography credit: White Wall Media / Petrolicious

 

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« Respuesta #1592 en: 16 Mayo 2019, 08:24:01 »
TWO IMPRESSIVE BEETLES AND A 1,000-MILE ADVENTURE: VOLKSWAGEN AT THE 2019 MILLE MIGLIA

The Mille Miglia is the most famous road race in the world. Steeped in history dating back as far as 1927, the event takes participants 1,000 miles (about 1,600 km) from Brescia to Rome and back, this year from 15 to 18 May. To mark the end of production of the Beetle, Volkswagen is resurrecting the success story of the Beetle – and lines up with two contemporary classics at the legendary Mille Miglia.

When the northern Italian city of Brescia is transformed into an open-air car museum on 15 May, two very special Volkswagen Beetles will be among the 430 vintage cars on the Piazza della Vittoria. Volkswagen will be represented by the “Maggiolino”, as they are affectionately known by Italians. The Mille Miglia is by no means a gentle drive, it is a race, and a fast and uncompromising one at that: 1,600 kilometres over three days, from Brescia to Rome and back.

Racing ambition is entrenched in the history of the event: The Mille Miglia was first held in 1927 and was regarded as one of the longest and toughest races in the world until it was temporarily brought to an end in 1957. The best drivers of their era battled it out for victory and glory. In 1977, the Mille Miglia was resurrected. It is also known as the “most beautiful race in the world”. The passion, with which the “Mille” is celebrated in Italy, is legendary: Hundreds of thousands of spectators line the route to cheer the teams on.

Beetles stir things up in the Italian classic
Volkswagen helped shape the history of the Mille Miglia in the 1950s. High-performance Beetles finished much higher up the standings than the more powerful opposition expected, thanks in no small part to their reliability. For example, Paul-Ernst Strähle surprised many with his Beetle dubbed “Dapferle” in 1954: He fitted the 1948 production Beetle with parts from a Porsche 356 and pulled off a shock success: Victory in the 1300cc class and third place in the 1500cc class.

In 2019, Volkswagen lines up with two dynamic Beetles. The 1951 Pretzel Beetle and the 1956 Ovali Beetle have been modified to replicate their historical predecessors. The regulations are strict: Only cars that can demonstrate that they were involved in the Mille Miglia between 1927 and 1957, and whose parts are all in accordance with the originals, are eligible to take part. The Diamond Green Ovali Beetle is an authentic replica, built exclusively by Volkswagen Classic for its outings in 2011 and 2012, and generates a full 55 kW (75 PS) thanks to the rear-mounted Porsche engine. The second, Reseda Green Beetle has been modified with various Porsche parts and produces 44 kW (60 PS). This Beetle was assembled according to the original “Dapferle” documents and Strähle’s registration for the 1954 Mille Miglia.

Arrivederci, Beetle!
The Beetle’s appearance at the iconic Mille Miglia is another example of what has connected millions of people for decades: The passion for the “round Volkswagen” Beetle and its successors. This era will draw to a close in summer 2019, when the last Beetle rolls off the production line. Over 70 years after the start of production, and 21 years after the launch of the New Beetle, it is time to bid a final farewell. As with the “Última Edición” in 2003, the Volkswagen Beetle will also be given a worthy send-off – with the “Final Edition”.

 

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« Respuesta #1593 en: 16 Mayo 2019, 08:24:25 »
DAILY MOTORING PARADES, CHITTY AND SUPERCARS FOR FUN-FILLED SUMMER AT BEAULIEU

Amazing cars will come out of the National Motor Museum this summer as Beaulieu travels in time from the Victorian penny farthing to the adrenalin-fuelled world of supercars for fun-filled family days out – from July 20th to September 1st.

See daily parades across the arena with vehicles spanning motoring history, featuring Chitty Chitty Bang Bang from Beaulieu’s fantasmagorical Chitty exhibition in the National Motor Museum. Bring back memories with cars from the wartime era and the modern classics you will remember your family driving.

Then on August 3rd and 4th, spectacular Beaulieu Supercar Weekend will bring the collection bang up-to-date as some of the world’s most exclusive and desirable cars unleash their horsepower on demonstration runs. Super sound-offs, an appearance of the new extreme Jaguar XE SV Project 8, car marque Marcos 60th anniversary display and more than 100 Aston Martins are the highlights of this year’s event, which is sponsored by A-Plan Insurance.*

In the grounds of the ancestral Montagu home of Palace House, see costumed actors perform playlets with motoring marvels including the 1904 De Dion Bouton, 1924 Austin 12/4 ‘Gumdrop’ and 1938 Morris Eight, bringing history to life. Join traditional games on the lawns, then head inside to discover what life was like ‘upstairs and downstairs’ in a Victorian country house, as the costumed butler, maids and Lord Montagu’s cook each tell their stories.

Watch Lord Montagu’s falconer give demonstrations in the Beaulieu Abbey Cloister and see these magnificent birds of prey in flight. Learn more about this ancient art in the Abbot’s Mews falconry exhibition and find out about the kings, queens and noblemen who practiced falconry over the centuries. Then talk to the costumed monk in the ruins of Beaulieu Abbey and try on a habit for a selfie photo opportunity.

On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from from 11am-3pm on August 6th- 29th, younger visitors can also get hands-on with free creative workshops in the National Motor Museum. Family craft activities will be inspired by the National Motor Museum Trust’s collections and celebrate the 90th anniversary of World Land Speed Record-breaking Golden Arrow. See nationalmotormuseum.org.uk/ for more details.

Summer activities are included in a general admission ticket to Beaulieu, which includes entry to the National Motor Museum, World of Top Gear, On Screen Cars, Palace House, Secret Army Exhibition, Beaulieu Abbey and the grounds and gardens.

Don’t miss Beaulieu’s Chitty Chitty Bang Bang 50 years exhibition with its original screen Chitty, the original Child Catcher carriage, Truly Scrumptious’ Humber 8hp, Lord Scrumptious’ Austro-Daimler 27/80 Prince Henry, the film’s inventive machines of Rowland Emett, a replica Grandpa Potts’ hut and film memorabilia.

In Palace House, make sure to see new exhibition The Art of Belinda, Lady Montagu– her story in stitches which celebrates the painting, drawing and needlework of Lord Montagu’s mother and features previously unseen pieces as well as work for her family, the estate and other commissions.

Tickets to Beaulieu can be bought in advance online. For tickets and details see www.beaulieu.co.uk or call 01590 612345. If there is too much to do in a day, then tickets include a return-for-free visit within six days.

* Event ticketsto Beaulieu Supercar Weekend are available separately. For tickets and details see www.beaulieu.co.uk/events/beaulieu-supercar-weekend/.

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« Respuesta #1594 en: 16 Mayo 2019, 14:51:38 »
GORDON MURRAY PRESENTS VIRTUAL EXHIBITION OF LIFE'S WORK

Gordon Murray has unveiled a fully-immersive, internet-based virtual exhibition of 40 different iconic race and road cars produced during the past 50 years of his illustrious career in vehicle design and engineering. The online exhibition, which brings to life the private ‘One Formula’ exhibition held in late 2017, is free to access and can be found at www.oneformulagordonmurray.com.

Motorsport fans can ‘walk’ among cars driven by legends including Piquet, Senna and Prost, and even ‘sit’ in the cockpits for a driver’s-eye view. Among the grand prix cars featured are the Brabham BT46B ‘Fan Car’, the BT49C that won the 1981 World Drivers’ Championship in the hands of Nelson Piquet, and the McLaren MP4/4, which Ayrton Senna drove to his first Drivers’ Championship victory in 1988.

Visitors can also explore the McLaren F1 – still the world’s fastest naturally-aspirated road car, and its celebrated Le Mans racing siblings. Other famed Murray projects showcased include the OX flat pack truck, the TVR Griffith and the revolutionary iStream® platform manufacturing technologies.

Professor Gordon Murray, CBE, said: “It is such thrill to share my passion for engineering purity, beautiful design, aerodynamic excellence, and technological innovation. Creating an exhibition in a free-to-view format, accessible to all, in stunning virtual reality is exciting and a source of great pride.

“For the One Formula exhibition, we gathered almost every race and road car from my 50-year career to date, and we were inundated with requests from fans across the world who wanted to visit. Being a short-term, private exhibition meant we couldn’t share our passion with these enthusiasts. So, doing so in virtual form is the next best thing!”

The launch of the free virtual exhibition coincides with the launch of Murray’s ‘One Formula’ book, a two-volume, 900-page epic that charts in detail the ideas, personal perspectives, triumphs and records achieved over 50 years of automotive design and engineering.

Those who explore every corner of the detailed and fascinating online showcase will see information and exhibits covering the design, engineering, prototyping and development of vehicles by Gordon Murray Design Limited. By scrutinising the principles Murray has applied across his career, visitors may piece-together the blueprint for a forthcoming supercar – which is currently under top secret development.

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Professor Gordon Murray, CBE – biography
Gordon Murray was born in Durban, South Africa in 1946 and gained a Mechanical Engineering Diploma from Natal Technical College. He designed, built and raced his own sports car (the IGM Ford) in the National Class in South Africa during 1967 and 1968.

In 1969 Gordon moved to the UK and joined the Brabham Formula One Team as Technical Director, winning two world championships (1981 and 1983) during his 17 years with the team. Gordon joined McLaren Racing as Technical Director in 1988 and three consecutive championship wins (1988, 1989 and 1990) followed. In 1990, Gordon moved away from Formula One – after 50 Grand Prix wins – to concentrate on establishing a new company for the group, McLaren Cars Limited.

The company’s first project, the F1 road car, is still regarded as one of the world’s best engineered cars. A racing version won two world sports car championships and the Le Mans 24-hour race on its first attempt in 1995. McLaren Cars then completed several other successful projects culminating in the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren programme.

Gordon left McLaren in 2005 to set up his new company Gordon Murray Design Limited (in 2007), of which he is CEO and Technical Director. The innovative British company operates from Shalford in Surrey, and aims to be the world leader in automotive design. It reverses the current industry trend for sub-contracting by having a complete in-house capability for design, prototyping and development.

In 2017, Gordon Murray Design celebrated the company’s 10-year anniversary along with that of the iStream® manufacturing process. At a special event, named ‘One Formula’ Gordon Murray also celebrated the 25th anniversary of the McLaren F1 road car entering production, and his 50th year of car design and engineering.

In May 2019, Professor Murray was made a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) by the Duke of Cambridge, Prince William. The ceremony, held at Buckingham Palace, recognised the contributions made by Murray to the motorsport and automotive sectors over the past 50 years.

 

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« Respuesta #1595 en: 20 Mayo 2019, 08:21:12 »
TWO-SEATERS, OFF-ROADERS, SPORTS AND HOT HATCHES AT CCA AUCTION ON 25TH MAY

Classic Car Auctions have for sale at their forthcoming auction on the 25th May an assortment of classics and moderns with two-seaters, off-roaders, sports cars and hot hatches all going under the hammer at the Warwickshire Event Centre.

Among the 151 lots being offered is a stylish Bertone styled and Ferrari powered 1968 Fiat Dino. Sourced 13 years ago by the current vendor in France and now UK registered, this is a well-maintained car. It comes with a wealth of invoices and related documents with a recent clean MOT. This Fiat Dino is a car that is rising in popularity and with an indicated 30,000km, is being offered for £25,000 to £30,000.

Everyone loves a Land Rover and the Series 1 is such an off-roading icon. This 1951 80 inch second generation is one of the most desirable. Presented in traditional Bronze Green with lights through the grill it was first registered in the Isle of Man as MMN 964 and has been maintained rather than restored, although in 2004 it was extensively refurbished. During 2015 and 2016 the Land Rover underwent further refurbishment and updating. Now being offered at an estimated £14,000 to £18,000.

The “Frogeye” is such a cheeky car with a big grin offering some great summer motoring. This 1960 Austin Healey MK1 Frogeye Sprite is very well presented in Cherry Red with cream wheels. Imported into the UK in 2001, it is a left to right-hand drive conversion which has also had some electrical upgrades and been fully fettled from stem to stern in 2017. Purchased by the current vendor in 2016 and an MOT until May 2020 with no advisories is now being offered for an estimated £12,000 to £15,000.

Hot hatches always got the pulse racing as it did with the manufacturers, who were always trying to outdo the other. This 1988 Renault 5 GT Turbo is one such car. A legend from the 80s and in great condition, beautifully presented in Pearl White with a full history file. It has never been restored and has always been maintained to the highest standards. Offered with an estimate of £15,000 to £18,000.

With a number of celebrity cars also being offered from Rowan Atkinson, John Squires of the Stone Roses and cars from Harry Metcalfe of Harrys Garage, there really is a great offering in next week’s auction.

Gary Dunne commented: “The cars highlighted here, really are wonderful classics. The Renault 5 GT Turbo is a cracking car from my youth and the Frogeye is just such a wonderful car loved by everyone.”

“I am expecting a very good sale. We have received a lot of interest and have a superb spread of cars offering something for everyone.”

A complete list of the 151 cars being offered on the 25th May at the Warwickshire Event Centre can be found at https://www.classiccarauctions.co.uk/cca-may-2019-classic-car-sale/view_lots/pn/all

 

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« Respuesta #1596 en: 20 Mayo 2019, 15:20:56 »
BICESTER HERITAGE TO HOLD FIRST EVER ‘SUPER SCRAMBLE’ FOLLOWING CONTINUED GROWTH OF MUCH-LOVED SUNDAY SCRAMBLES

Building on the tremendous success of the Sunday Scramble events, the latest of which welcomed over 7,000 guests to the former WW2 RAF Bomber Station, Bicester Heritage will host the first ‘Super Scramble’ on Sunday 23rd June.

An extension of the traditional Sunday Scramble format, the Super Scramble will see a carefully curated selection of 100 vehicles from a variety of eras on display in the surroundings of the Technical Site. Furthermore, owners will have the chance to take to the track for demonstration laps, allowing guests to not only witness these cars in a fitting static environment but also at pace around the twists and turns of the Bicester Heritage test track.

In typical Sunday Scramble fashion, the 40 specialists on-site at former RAF Bicester will open their doors and showcase not only exceptional vehicles, but also the incredible skills housed in the Grade II listed wartime buildings around the site.

Another new addition to the traditional Scramble format will be housed within Exhibition Hangar 113. This 45,000 square foot 1936 C-type hangar turned exhibition hall will be home to a classic market place, including a Classic Trader Village and the very first Autojumble at Bicester Heritage. With an assembled audience of several thousand enthusiasts, this area is sure to prove a popular new addition.

A superb selection of vintage aircraft will also be on display on the airfield, with Scramble partners Bremont bringing select aircraft from their Great War Display Team and the Vintage Aircraft Club in attendance also.

Hagerty will be hosting the Valuation Arena offering guests the chance to have their car valued by industry leading experts. As always, the £15 fee for this will go entirely to charity and each owner will be presented with a valuation certificate following their assessment.

Guests are encouraged to bring along their own pride and joy to the Super Scramble. Forward parking is available for pre-1990 vehicles and, as always, there is bountiful parking for other vehicles.

Dan Geoghegan, Managing Director of Bicester Heritage, commented: “Bicester Heritage is all about inclusive historic car community, skills and dynamic activity.  The Super Scramble will combine all of these, and our first Autojumble will be launched, too, in a WW2 hangar offering an acre of covered space."

The inaugural Super Scramble will take place on Sunday 23rd June, running from 10am until 5pm. Tickets will be available for advanced purchase only, not on the gates, and are now available on the Bicester Heritage website.

 

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« Respuesta #1597 en: 21 Mayo 2019, 08:11:16 »
COSTIN-NATHAN ROARS INTO LIFE AT BEAULIEU’S 25TH SPRING AUTOJUMBLE

Beaulieu’s 25th Spring Autojumble echoed to the roar of the newly restored Costin-Nathan racing car as it was driven by its original creator Roger Nathan as part of the packed silver-themed anniversary event.

For its Californian owner Michael Plitkins, it was the first time he had ever seen the unique car after buying it by phone at auction and commissioning its restoration. Michael, who flew in for the show, said: “I’m really pleased with how it has turned out. When it came up for auction, I decided this was a rare opportunity to buy a racing car quite rare in design and completely original in concept. I got in touch with Roger and commissioned him to oversee the restoration. It’s tremendous, utterly fantastic. I love the car.”

Roger Nathan, who created the 1965 Costin-Nathan with Frank Costin, then drove it to success in the 1966 Coupes de Paris race at the Montlhéry circuit – becoming a David slaying the big Goliath race teams. Roger said: “It’s been wonderful and a great privilege to have a second chance to drive it, like having a second life!”

At the unveiling of its restoration, Lord Montagu said: “The Costin-Nathan is a wonderful example of a racing car and you can see the innovation in its design with wood, metal and aviation technology. I am delighted that it will be going on display in the National Motor Museum.”

As many as 8,512 visitors and 2,951 exhibitors attended Beaulieu’s Spring Autojumble (May 18th & 19th) in search of motoring bargains on more than 1,000 stands packed with spare parts, accessories and automobilia – an increase over last year’s numbers of 8,348 visitors and 2,905 exhibitors. 

The event also featured book signings by TV presenter and inventor Edd China on the stand of show media sponsor Practical Classics. The former Wheeler Dealers mechanic drove into the show on his motorised sofa, Casual Loafer, to chat to fans about his new book Grease Junkie - A book of moving parts, which tells his life story.

In a celebratory Mini 60 display, the Mini Cooper Register gathered 60 classic Minis in a line-up marking six decades of the British motoring icon. Covering milestones from the earliest Morris-Mini Minors, through the 1970s Clubman to the last Rover Mini Coopers, the rare and remarkable cars included a Mini Cooper police car, ex-BMC Works rally car, luxury Mini Countryman estate converted by coachbuilder Harold Radford and 1980s Mini Sky special edition. Lord Montagu presented club members with celebratory glasses to mark the anniversary.

The Dorset branch of the Morris Minor Owners’ Club celebrated the silver event with its popular MoggyFest and recreated the front cover of the first Spring Autojumble showguide in 1994, which pictured a Morris Traveller laden with spare parts en route to Beaulieu. With a Traveller in the same rare colour tracked down specially for the show, every detail was replicated to mirror the original image.

The Morgan Sports Car Club and Wessex Car Club didn’t disappoint with their impressive displays, both showcasing their members’ cars.

The Best Stand trophy, donated by Lolly Lee in memory of her father, autojumbler Terry Lee, was awarded to Matt Beale and his family, from Weston-super-Mare, for their colourful sale of oil cans, historic signs, petrol pumps and automobilia. At the heart of their stand was a vintage petrol pump which had been painted silver for the occasion. The stand was selected by Practical Classics Editor Danny Hopkins for embodying the spirit of the event and the trophy was presented by Lord Montagu and Lolly Lee, who said: “The stand is like a flashback for me, it’s just how my father’s stand used to be.”

Winner Matt said: “We have been coming to Spring Autojumble for 10 years and selling for four years and I’ve been fortunate enough to turn my passion of collecting into a business.” Matt’s son Cameron said: “Over the past few years, our stand has grown and grown and we have bought a bigger caravan to fit the stand!”

Event sponsor Practical Classics brought along its project car, a 1968 Austin Mini estate that has been off the road for more than 40 years. When its owner, the magazine’s Projects Editor Matt Tomkins wanted to try starting the car’s long-dormant engine, he searched the show’s stands and discovered the perfect replacement ignition key! A big hit on the stand was Bluebell, the 1959 Standard Ten Gold Star that captured the hearts of thousands of classic car enthusiasts when it was saved from destruction in Ford’s scrappage scheme. Bluebell will stay on display in the National Motor Museum until September.

Enthusiasts looking to take home a full-size classic had plenty to choose from at Automart, which offered historic machines as varied as a pair of Jaguar E-type coupe body shells at £20,000 and £25,000, well-preserved 1953 Ford Prefect E493A at £6,200 and a well-patinated but roadworthy 1962 American Ford Econoline truck at £12,500. Plenty of dream cars were on sale in the range of classics at Dealermart.

Fans of the nation’s favourite 4x4 were spoiled by Sunday’s Land Rover Rummage as traders offered parts including wheels, seats, gearboxes and engines, as well as body tubs and a complete rolling chassis. The Solent and District Land Rover Club also displayed several of its members’ Land Rovers.

Sunday’s popular Trunk Traders was a treasure trove of surplus spares, tools, books and more, as eager buyers snapped up plenty of bargains from the trestle tables and car boots.

There will be more chances to find elusive spare parts at Beaulieu’s International Autojumble on September 7th & 8th. For more details of Beaulieu’s full 2019 events calendar, see https://www.beaulieu.co.uk/events/.

 

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« Respuesta #1598 en: 21 Mayo 2019, 15:03:44 »
PRIDE OF BRITAIN AS JAGUARS GATHER FOR CCA AUCTION ON SATURDAY

Classic Car Auctions sale this coming weekend at the Warwickshire Event Centre, will see a fine selection Jaguars being offered from No Reserve to £50,000 in keeping with the auction theme of offering Everyman Classics.

The lots include several XK8s of which two of the most desirable are low mileage and ownership. Having proved popular in recent auctions, another standout low mileage XJS is being offered. E-types are always a popular choice and among those looking for new homes are projects to restored cars. There are also some great cars being offered at No Reserve like an XJR.

CCA is offering six XK8s of differing specifications including these two fine examples of the sporty two door tourers. Lot 380 is a 2000 convertible, with the 4.0-litre V8 engine and an automatic gearbox, perfect for the summer days. This particular example has done just 21,000 miles from new and had only two owners. Presented in Sapphire Blue with an ivory leather interior, this car comes with extensive history and estimated at just £16,000 to £20,000.

If a soft top is not for you, Lot 391, a 1998 4.0-litre V8 coupe with even lower mileage at 13,805 and only one owner is also being offered. This car has been impeccably cared for and dry stored for the last five years. It comes with an extensive history and a fresh MOT. Estimated at £13,000 to £16,000, this could be a bit tempting.

CCA has four E-Types in the auction in vary degrees of conditions. One of the standouts is Lot 371 a 1969 Series 2 2+2 Coupe which has been in the current ownership for the last 34 years. Acquired by the current vendor in 1985 with 15,000 miles on the clock, it is now being offered with just under 30,000 miles. It has had just three owners in its lifetime and at one point spent nine years laid up. This E-type comes with an extensive history file, having undergone a bare metal restoration and also having a gearbox rebuild and overhaul in 2017, with the interior retaining its original patina. This car is ready to be enjoyed and offered with an estimate of £40,000 to £50,000.

Lot 328 will make a great restoration project, a 1969 left-hand-drive Series 2 E-type Roadster imported from the USA. It is supplied with a NOVA declaring all taxes paid. This car according to its heritage certificate has a manual gearbox from new but has no history. Estimated to sell at £15,000 to £18,000.

Of all the XJS’ being offered Lot 375 is very impressive. From long term ownership of 20 years and with 37,600 miles on the clock, this is a lovely example of what is proving a popular classic. Finished in Signal Red and with a 5.3-litre V12 engine purring under the bonnet and a decent history file, this is a lovely elegant convertible with only three previous keepers. It is estimated at £17,000 to £20,000.

Lot 400, the 2005 XJR with 55,100 miles being is being offered at No Reserve. An extremely well maintained car, finished in Radiance Red with a Black Nappa leather interior, the paintwork has been fully protected and the alloys refurbished. This Jaguar formed part of a private collection where it has been kept in regulated storage. Supplied with a fresh service it is now ready for a new home.

Gary Dunne commented: “We have a tremendous selection of Jaguars being offered at the weekend, 28 in total and have highlighted some of those cars.”

“Jaguar enthusiasts are spoilt for choice, there really is a spread of models to suit all budgets and abilities. If you are after a restoration project or something to tinker with, then we look forward to welcoming you to the Warwick Event Centre on Saturday.”

A complete list of the 151 cars being offered on the 25th May at the Warwickshire Event Centre can be found at https://www.classiccarauctions.co.uk/cca-may-2019-classic-car-sale/view_lots/pn/all

 

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« Respuesta #1599 en: 21 Mayo 2019, 15:04:07 »
PORSCHE MOTORSPORT, AS YOU’VE NEVER SEEN IT BEFORE

On 20th July 2019, Porsche enthusiasts from all over the world will gather in the picturesque grounds of the Donington Hall estate in Leicestershire to see some of the finest motorsport-inspired Porsches together in one place, for the very first time.

The inaugural Rennsport Collective event will be a true celebration of Porsche Motorsport, with a uniquely curated collection of rare and sought-after road and race cars on display and driving the parade circuit.

The Rennsport Collective is an exclusive group of Porsche enthusiasts who are owners of motorsport-inspired Porsches from across the globe. The Collective aims to share its passion for Porsche Motorsport with fellow enthusiasts across the world, and bring together some of the finest Porsches ever made in an environment that truly does them justice.

The Rennsport Collective event will be open to the public and, for one day only, will give guests the opportunity to see one of the largest collections of motorsport-inspired Porsches ever brought together in the UK. Not only will the cars be displayed against the beautiful backdrop of Donington Hall, but guests can also enjoy the sights and sounds of the cars as they take to the parade circuit for a celebratory lap or two.

The collection will be curated by colour, not by car-type or time period. This will showcase the connections between cars from different eras and styles, brought together in a range of complementary colour palettes. You may find a 991.2 GT2 RS road car in racing yellow alongside the yellow 911 S/T driven by Gerard Larrousse on the Tour de France to third place in 1970; next to the 1995 BPR World Championship winning 993 GT2.

Offering a sneak preview of some of the unique cars that will be in attendance at the event, a series of short films are in development highlighting notable Porsches that form part of the Rennsport Collective. The first of the films are available to view now on the Rennsport Collective YouTube channel. 

Paul Geudon, Founder of Rennsport Collective, said: “Born out of a lifelong passion for all things Porsche, the Rennsport Collective is a group like no other. It’s a movement – joining together like-minded and knowledgeable enthusiasts who own a very specific and highly regarded collection of motorsport Porsches – and putting this event together has been a fascinating process.

“It has also been fantastic to bring two automotive legends on board – former evo and Motor Sport editor, Nick Trott, and renowned photographer, Rémi Dargegen, who have been instrumental in the development of Rennsport Collective and this inaugural event.

“The July gathering is the first of its kind and it will be exciting to have such a diverse range of cars in one place for the first time. It really will be a must-attend event for any Porsche motorsport fan and we look forward to welcoming visitors from all over the world to Donington Hall this summer.”

A limited number of tickets are still available for the public- to book your place for this one-off event or to find out more about the Rennsport Collective, visit www.rennsportcollective.com

 

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« Respuesta #1600 en: 22 Mayo 2019, 08:25:50 »
A CELEBRATION OF LAND ROVERS PAST AND PRESENT

Land Rover Legends at Bicester Heritage

Hundreds of Land Rovers of all ages and permutations will converge on atmospheric Bicester Heritage this weekend (May 25/26) when Land Rover Legends pays homage to that most British of marques. From post-War beginnings to present-day technology, the development of the vehicles and the vast number of roles they have played - and continue to play - in private, commercial and military use will be celebrated at this family-friendly event.

The event sets out to showcase the very best examples, from original vehicles to renovated and restored cars, including prototype and pre-production vehicles, production models, rare conversions, military derivatives, bespoke conversions and much more, from the 1948 Series 1 to the very latest models. With camping also available, a trade village, food court and bars, Saturday evening entertainment, and well-behaved dogs on leads welcome, it’s a fabulous weekend of family entertainment at a unique venue. There’s even the chance to take flight in a vintage Tiger Moth aircraft!

Land Rover Legends is an event for all Land Rovers. The world’s leading Land Rover collection, the Dunsfold Collection, is bringing a range of very special vehicles for display and, in addition to the main exhibits and demonstration vehicles, 20 major Land Rover Clubs have booked display space for the event. Every Land Rover attending - whether with a club or not - will become a part of the show by being displayed in the dedicated forward-parking area that will be set aside to showcase representatives of the marque.

In addition to the fantastic range of very special vehicles on show, Land Rover lovers will find a host of other things to fascinate and tempt them, with top Land Rover restorers, specialists and associated suppliers, plus carefully-selected exhibitors and traders all positioned in and around Bicester Heritage’s magnificent main exhibition hangar - and those who fancy getting a bird’s eye view of all the Land Rover action can take to the skies with a Tiger Moth flying lesson experience.

Advance online discount tickets are still available. Saturday and Two-Day tickets come off sale at 10pm on Friday 24th May. Sunday tickets come off sale at 10pm on Saturday 25th May. Camping packages are available in advance only and come off sale on Thursday 23rd May. Adult advance one-day tickets cost £16 each (£20 on the gate) and advance two-day tickets cost £25 each (£30 on the gate). Each adult ticket to the event also includes a free souvenir programme. Children aged 15 and under are admitted for free.

Star cars on stage
Television presenter, self-confessed petrol head and serious Land Rover enthusiast Mark Evans will take to the stage in the main exhibition hangar at Bicester Heritage to celebrate four Star Cars, each representing a very special milestone in the history of Land Rover. The event places great emphasis on authenticity and originality, and Mark will interview the people behind the star cars’ history. In addition, dozens of vehicles will take part in daily parades to celebrate the Land Rover anniversaries.

National award-winners revealed
The ultimate show for Land Rover connoisseurs, preservationists, restorers and enthusiasts will also see the announcement of the results of the National Land Rover Awards 2019, the winners of which will be chosen at Land Rover Legends. Shortlisted vehicles will be displayed as part of a dedicated indoor exhibition at the Bicester Heritage event where, on Sunday 26 May, a panel of expert judges will select the Winner and Highly Commended entry in each category.

A real family affair - and dogs are invited too!
A love of Land Rovers often seems to run in a family, and Land Rover Legends welcomes all ages of Land Rover fans. There’s plenty to keep younger visitors occupied when they're not making a mental list of the Land Rovers they want to own in the future, with family entertainment including a mobile climbing wall, archery, air rifle shooting and axe throwing. This year, for the first time, canine companions are welcome to attend the event (regardless of whether or not they arrive in a Land Rover!). So there’s no need to leave well-behaved four-legged friends at home; just pop them on a lead and bring them along.

Make a weekend of it
There is still some availability for on-site camping. Campers shouldn’t miss the Saturday evening entertainment in the Airfield Marquee from Beat N Trak DJ Landrover with period dance routines from Old School Rovers and liquid refreshment from The Wriggly Monkey Brewery, which is based at Bicester Heritage.

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

 

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« Respuesta #1601 en: 22 Mayo 2019, 14:41:23 »
CELEBRATE THE 24 HOURS OF LE MANS LIVE WITH THE WRIGGLY MONKEY BREWERY AT BICESTER HERITAGE

Motorsport fans can enjoy the World’s most famous endurance race in a venue like no other as the Wriggly Monkey Brewery hosts a celebration of the 24 Hours of Le Mans at Bicester Heritage on June 15, with guests watching the race live.

The annual pilgrimage to the Circuit de la Sarthe is a must for many British racing enthusiasts, but The Wriggly Monkey Brewery is helping bring the world's oldest active sports car race to Oxfordshire with a unique event fuelled by its range of real ales. Inspired by the world of motoring and racing, the brewery has established itself as an essential pit stop with a range of carefully engineered beers brewed on site.

Held in the charismatic Motor Transport Yard of the former Royal Air Force bomber base, the Celebration of Le Mans 24 Hours sees the atmosphere of the race track transported to the Bicester campus. Priced at £15 per person, tickets are only available in advance online or from the brewery taproom.

The action on site begins at 1pm, ahead of the French tricolour dropping for the race’s start at 2pm. The brewery’s taproom and outside bars will be serving ales, lager, cider, Berry Bros & Rudd wine and prosecco, and soft drinks as soon as the gates open, while artisanal bakers, The Biscuiterie, will be selling savoury and sweet crepes throughout the afternoon.

A big screen outside the brewery will keep guests up to speed on the racing action throughout the day, and from 4pm a selection of themed food will be available to buy from the event’s food trucks. 4pm will also see the live music start with two bands performing – with the event drawing to a close at midnight as the race enters the small hours.

Owners driving to site in a classic car can reserve prime parking by contacting the brewery in advance and, to ensure that the day can be enjoyed overnight parking is available onsite, allowing guests to collect their vehicles by noon the following day.

For more information and tickets visit https://www.wrigglymonkeybrewery.com/events-1 or email info@wrigglymonkeybrewery.com

The Wriggly Monkey Brewery is located in the Motor Transport Yard, Bicester Heritage, Launton, Bicester, OX27 8A

 

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« Respuesta #1602 en: 22 Mayo 2019, 14:41:46 »
THORNLEY KELHAM RESTORES THREE ULTRA-RARE LANCIA FLAMINIA ZAGATOS

Cotswolds-based classic car restoration specialist, Thornley Kelham, have completed extensive nut-and-bolt restoration work on three ultra-rare Lancia Flaminia Zagatos. Only 526 Flaminia Zagatos were built between 1959 and 1967, and not only has Thornley Kelham restored these three, it has a further two currently being completed in its state-of-the-art workshops, and another for sale.

With in-house bodywork, paint, engine and fabrication shops, Thornley Kelham is widely regarded for the quality of its restorations of historically significant, often unique vehicles. Having restored a number of rare Lancia models in the past, including perhaps the most famous Lancia in the world, the ex-Bracco Aurelia B20GT, Thornley Kelham has over 10 years of top-end restoration expertise.

Lancia Flaminia Zagato production spanned eight years and four evolutions and – in Zagato’s Centenary Year – is still widely regarded as one of the carrozzeria’s most beautiful designs, featuring classic sporting lines and the iconic double-bubble roof. With disc brakes all-round on later models, and fully independent front suspension it was renowned for its excellent balance and superb on-road manners.

Prior to the restoration work of the three Flaminia Sport Zagatos, Thornley Kelham commissioned 3D Engineers to scan a Zagato, from which a buck was produced. This enabled the team to make new, or repair existing skins for all future Flaminia Zagatos that may arrive. The svelte aluminium body panels are enormously delicate and intricately shaped, making the creation of new panels challenging work.

There were three generations of Zagato-bodied Flaminias. The earliest cars, numbering 199, were single carburettor models, the first 99 of which had cowled headlamps. This design changed to open headlamps in 1960 due to revised Italian traffic regulations. This lead to:

The second evolution of the Flaminia, the Sport 3C, which is virtually identical to its predecessor but with three carburettors (3C) fitted to its 2.5-litre V6 engine. Power surged from 119bhp to 140bhp thanks to this change and a total of 152 models were produced. Two of the cars restored were from this period.

The final, and latest, example of the triumvirate is a one-of-33 Flaminia Sport 3C 2.8 model, produced in 1963. These latter cars were fitted with a bored-out version of the 2.5-litre engine, taking total displacement to 2.8 litres, boosting power to 150bhp. This particular car is arguably unique, being fitted with the covered headlights of the early  Series I Flaminias.

But Flaminia Zagato development didn’t stop with the 3C 2.8. In 1964, Lancia released the Super Sport variant, radically updated, featuring a new Kamm Tail design and a strengthened version of the 2.8-litre engine, complete with bigger carburettors. Only 150 examples were produced, and Thornley Kelham is currently carrying out extensive restoration work on two of them.

A further Flaminia Super Sport Zagato is currently being offered for sale by Thornley Kelham, complete with its original 2.8-litre engine and upgrades including adjustable Zagato-style seats with lumbar support, custom stainless-steel exhaust system with stainless-steel headers, Amadori-style 15” magnesium alloy wheels, auxiliary electric fan, and a dynator. The braking system has been largely rebuilt with upgraded front calipers. For more information see the website: www.thornleykelham.com

 

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« Respuesta #1603 en: 22 Mayo 2019, 14:42:08 »
RECORD IN-FIELD DISPLAYS AT THE PACESETTING 2019 CLASSIC

A new record number of hugely passionate car clubs have registered to join the massive crowd-pleasing showcase of timeless makes and models at this summer’s Silverstone Classic (26-28 July).

Last year’s unprecedented turn-out of 128 clubs has already been blitzed with, to date, 136 clubs registered to display at the event, enabling members to take advantage of the special packages on offer and forming an integral part of the world’s biggest retro-racing festival.

Members of these registered clubs – a simple online process open until the end of this month (May) – are offered a fantastic advance ticket package which not only includes two adult general admission event tickets but also an infield vehicle display pass which allows those arriving in classic cars to park on their club’s allocated stand and feature in the spectacular infield show.

In recent summers, more than 10,000 privately-owned classics have been exhibited right at the heart of the three-day extravaganza, providing 100,000 visitors with an incredible showcase of much-loved motoring history… a number that is now likely to be topped in July.

Car club display packages for Saturday-only have already completely sold-out well in advance of the 31 May deadline – a limit on each ticket-type is required due to the complex logistics involved in accommodating so many car clubs in the available space over the full festival weekend – but a restricted number of Friday, Sunday and weekend (both two- and three-day) packages remain on sale, subject to availability, up until the 31 May deadline.

With such a huge turn-out, it is no surprise that the record total of registered clubs ensures all the hallowed marques are again well represented. Aston Martin, BMW, Ferrari, Jaguar, Lamborghini, Lotus, Morgan, Porsche and Triumph are all well represented and this year they are joined by a number of new recruits. One of these significant newcomers is Vintage Racing Ouest Motorsport – its members are bringing a collection of around 20 eye-catching automobiles from France.

Capri and Mini clubs are also notable additions as they mark their respective model’s 50th and 60th anniversaries in impressive style at the Classic with special celebration packages also available only until the end of the month. Further underlining the festival’s international appeal, one Capri is being driven all the way from Warsaw.

As well as celebrating major Capri and Mini milestones, this year’s Classic will also celebrate the centenary of Bentley. Abarth, too, has big plans to honour its 70th in July.

Many of those clubs attending not only take advantage of the special display packages on offer but also may be invited to pay doting homage to key marque and model milestones with dedicated anniversary track parades. In recent years, over the weekend of the Classic, the famous Silverstone Grand Prix circuit has staged record processions featuring evocative E-type Jaguars, fabulous Ferrari F40s, pacey Porsche 911s, jaw-dropping Jaguar XJ220s, and magnificent McLaren supercars.

In total, more than 40 special track parades have been squeezed into breaks between the packed programme of retro races. The remarkable roster includes such stand-outs as the Austin Healey 3000, BMW Z1, De Tomaso, Fiat Coupe, Honda S2000, Mazda MX-5, Middlebridge Scimitar and Triumph TR6. The full list of this year’s anniversary track parades can be found on the silverstoneclassic.com website.

While car club packages are only available until the end of May, visitors wishing to experience all the amazing attractions on offer at the world’s biggest classic motor racing festival have until midnight on Thursday 25 July to buy their tickets.

Adult general admission starts at £45 and all tickets will provide access to both Silverstone racing paddocks, all open trackside grandstands, live music concerts which this summer mark the 50th anniversary 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.

 

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« Respuesta #1604 en: 22 Mayo 2019, 14:44:09 »
PENDINE OFFERS ULTRA-RARE ASTON MARTIN V8 ZAGATO PROTOTYPE IN ZAGATO CENTENARY YEAR

An extremely rare 1986 Aston Martin V8 Zagato prototype worthy of the world’s finest car collections is for sale with Bicester Heritage based, specialist dealer, Pendine Historic Cars.

Chassis 20011 is one of just three prototypes, and one of two configured in right hand drive, built ahead of the original limited production run of around 50 Aston Martin V8 Zagato coupés, all of which were pre-sold before production had even started.

Finished in Gladiator Red and presented in beautiful, restored condition, this particular prototype was commissioned with a unique specification by Aston Martin enthusiast Wensley Hayden-Baillie, close friend of former Aston Martin Lagonda chairman, Victor Gauntlett.

It comes to market from a private collection for the first time in 20 years in an unmissable opportunity for Aston Martin collectors and those looking to mark the 100th year of the Zagato brand.

“Chassis 20011 is a well-known Aston Martin and is surely one of the finest examples of all of the V8 Zagatos built,” comments James Mitchell, founder, Pendine Historic Cars.

“According to the current owner, who has raced and driven more V8 Zagatos than most, it drives unlike the other cars and is visceral by comparison. This is a special car which seriously deserves recognition for its place in the marque’s genesis.”

Based on the Aston Martin V8 but with a Zagato coach built body, the car’s angular appearance and squared-off grille are paired with a lighter weight and shorter wheelbase than the ‘standard’ Vantage, with deleted rear seats.

The factory quoted a 0-60 time of under five seconds with a top speed of around 190mph, making it Aston Martin’s fastest ever car at the time.

As with all cars commissioned by Wensley Hayden-Baillie, chassis 20011 has an exceptionally high specification and consequently is one of only four known to have been built with the 432bhp motor, and one of just two with an integral roll bar. Other features include black leather seats, leather covered steering wheel and dashboard, walnut centre console and authenticity plaques.

Between 2009 and 2013 the car was subjected to a breath-taking restoration by Pebble Beach winning specialist, Auto Restorations, which took place in New Zealand and was overseen by the current, third custodian.

Today the car is listed by Aston Martin Heritage Trust as a significant car and in recognition of its status was invited to the highly prestigious Concorso Eleganza Villa d’Este at Lake Como in 2016, one of only 52 cars annually, worldwide, to receive such an invitation. This was followed by an invitation to the inaugural City of London Concours in 2017.

The V8 Zagato prototype is for sale with an asking price of £530,000 and is accompanied by all of its original manuals, delivery and warranty documents as well as copies of the fascinating factory memos about this special build. There is an unbroken, complete and extensive history file along with the original service vouchers book and handbook.

Interested parties should contact James Mitchell at Pendine Historic Cars directly by emailing james@pendine.com or on +44 1869 357126.

For further details on the 1986 Aston Martin V8 Zagato prototype for sale with Pendine Historic Cars, visit https://pendine.com/portfolio/1986-aston-martin-v8-zagato/.

 

 

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