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« Respuesta #1635 en: 14 Junio 2019, 15:28:18 »
THE CARS THAT ESTABLISHED THE BENTLEY LEGEND, COMING TO CONCOURS OF ELEGANCE

The Concours of Elegance will this year be celebrating Bentley’s Centenary year in style, with a display of the cars that established the Bentley legend, both on and off the race track. From the first Bentley to race at Le Mans – a 1923 3 Litre –  and Speed Six ‘Old Number One’ – victorious at Le Mans in 1929 and 1930 – to Her Majesty The Queen’s State Limousine, it’s a journey through Bentley’s incredible 100 years from automotive innovator to global luxury icon.

The Bentley legend was built on the race-track, and Concours of Elegance will gather only the most important motorsport Bentleys. It was with the 3 Litre that the on-track legend really began, when an example was privately entered into the Le Mans 24 Hours race in 1923. Founder W.O. Bentley attended last-minute, convinced the race was ‘crazy’, but watched the 3 Litre set a lap record and finish fourth overall, hindered only by a hole in the petrol tank. This very car will be coming to Concours of Elegance in September.

The following year, in 1924, Bentley returned to Le Mans with a 3 Litre and won. But it was only later that Bentley made yet more history at Le Mans, with Speed Six ‘Old Number One’, which became the first car to win the race back-to-back in ’29 and ’30. Piloted by Woolf Barnato and Tim Birkin in its maiden win at the world-famous 24-hour race, ‘Old Number One’ took two other race podiums that year. Famed Bentley Boy Barnato drove the racer to a second victory at Le Mans, alongside Glen Kidston in 1930. It will be joined by Speed Six ‘Old Number Three’, which also raced at Le Mans in 1930, and was running in the top two before leaving the track at the Pontlieue Hairpin.

Joining the iconic racers is the car that helped establish Bentley’s reputation for innovation in the pursuit of speed; Bentley 4.5 Litre Blower No.1. This car was built by Tim Birkin before W.O. Bentley was convinced to build the 50 4.5 Litre supercharged ‘Blowers’ that were necessary to comply with Le Mans racing regulations. Blower No.1 is joined by two later ‘Blowers’, including the most original in existence; the No.2 car raced by Tim Birkin at Le Mans in 1930. The Concours of Elegance’s pre-event ‘Tour of Norfolk’ will pay homage to this great Bentley racer, with a visit to his final resting place.

Many of Bentley’s racing endeavours were undertaken by a wealthy group of young motoring enthusiasts, who have become known as the Bentley Boys. But their racing antics didn’t always stick to the track – in fact, one of the most famous races undertaken was against a train. Le Train Bleu, more specifically.

Woolf Barnato, the only man with a 100% record at Le Mans (three starts, three wins), wagered £200 in 1930 that he could outrun Le Train Bleu between St Raphael and Calais in his Bentley. Not only that, but he bet he could get to London before the train reached its destination. Barnato travelled the 570 miles to Calais in record time (setting up his fuel stops in advance), boarded a steamer and finished off his dash to London, arriving 700 miles later with an average speed of just over 43mph. Needless to say, Barnato arrived in London four minutes before the train reached Calais.

Despite some controversy surrounding which car Barnato completed the race in, the coachbuilt Bentley Speed Six Gurney Nutting remains most closely associated with the race, and is possibly the most legendary road-going Bentley in history, and the car that single-handedly exemplifies the Bentley Boys legend better than any other. Visitors to Concours of Elegance will have a chance to see this piece of history first-hand.

And the Gurney Nutting car won’t be the only rare coachbuilt Bentley on display; Concours of Elegance will also be welcoming the completely unique Bentley 4 ¼ Litre Cabriolet by Antem. The low windscreen and coach lines sloping towards the tail are Antem trademarks, complemented by a beautiful trimmed interior and painted dashboard.

The Bentley story is crowned, quite literally, by the State Limousine; Her Majesty The Queen’s official car. Presented in 2002 – The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee year – and based on the Arnage R, the State Limousine features completely bespoke body and interior by Mulliner, including a lengthened wheelbase and a heightened roofline, amongst numerous other upgrades and enhancements. Only two Bentley State Limousines exist, and one example will be on display in the Fountain Gardens of Hampton Court Palace for this year’s Concours of Elegance.

Andrew Evans, Concours of Elegance Director, said: “We couldn’t let the Centenary of Bentley pass without doing something special. And in the truest expression of what Concours of Elegance is about, we wanted only the best Bentleys, so what we’ll be displaying is a collection of the most famous, most important and most influential Bentley models ever. Between them, they’ve established Bentley’s reputation for craftsmanship, speed and innovation. There’s no better way to celebrate one of Britain’s finest marques.”

Having already revealed the world-first Aston Martin Zagato feature, which will display one of every model produced by one of motoring’s most legendary partnership, and the 70th anniversary display of five Ferrari 166MM models – including the 1949 Le Mans and Mille Miglia-winning car – Concours of Elegance is set to be the most spectacular yet. Of course, that’s without mentioning what always sits at the heart of the event – over 60 of the rarest cars ever built.

Adult tickets for this year’s Concours of Elegance start from £40, with children under five and carers entering free of charge. Visitors are also able to purchase bespoke hospitality packages, including VIP parking, three-course lunch, drinks reception and cream tea. To buy tickets head to: http://www.concoursofelegance.co.uk/tickets

 

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« Respuesta #1636 en: 24 Junio 2019, 08:45:03 »
CCA WELCOME THE BEST OF BRITISH WITH SOME STUNNING LOTS IN AUGUST SALE

Classic Car Auctions sale in August is gathering pace with some amazing lots consigned and representing the Best Of British, there are a number stand out lots.

One of those is the 1972 Rover 3.5 Coupe with just 20,403 warranted miles on the clock. Having just come out of long-term storage and now recommissioned for sale this car has been in the current ownership for the last 40 years. Estimated at £25,000 to £30,000, this is a totally original 3.5 Coupe P5B in amazing condition with its original service book, sales brochure and tool kit.

Richard Greenhalgh Senior Consigner for Classic Car Auctions commented: “Presented in Zircon Blue and with the beautiful buckskin hide, this may be one of the finest examples of its kind in existence. With an array of original items, this is a very exciting car and we are looking forward to seeing it.”

At the opposite end of the scale, a 1995 Aston Martin DB7 i6 which has had significant expenditure lavished on it to upgrade the car to fast road/competition specification is also consigned to the sale. Estimated at £16,000 to £20,000 this is a very smart Aston Martin and now with the potential for use in club motorsport with the addition of the necessary extras. With just 59,000 miles and only 1,000 since the rebuild, this is a lovely dual-purpose Aston Martin.

The Daimler SP250, which to many is referred to as the Dart, despite Daimler being forced to drop the name after being threatened with legal action by Chryslers Dodge division, is a real head turner. The August sale sees a wonderfully restored 1961 SP250 B-spec being offered. Imported from California in 2013, the car was converted to right-hand drive and had a complete bespoke body off photo documented restoration. Finished in Bentley Verdant Green with a Parchment leather interior, the car also comes with a white hardtop. This is a beautifully presented car estimated at £24,000 to £28,000.

Everyone’s favourite, the Land Rover and here we have in the sale a 1956 Series I 107 inch pick up version. This Land Rover has undergone an extensive nut and bolt restoration and from the information provided by the vendor this car scores 130 out 135 on the CCA condition report making it a near Concours condition vehicle which is in daily use. Estimated at £18,000 to £22,000 and with a comprehensive history and details of the restoration, this could be a fabulous purchase.

Gary Dunne, Classic Car Auctions auction manager commented: “We have a plethora of British classics of all definitions consigned to the sale, including the usual mix of classics and moderns either privately owned or from collections.”

“We are delighted to be offering the Daimler SP250 which has been consigned to the sale by the owner on the recommendation of the Daimler SP250 Owners’ Club. For us this is best form of praise as we work closely with a number of car clubs.”

“We have lots more cars being confirmed and with the closing date for submissions on the 5th July there is still time to submit your car.”

Classic Car Auctions 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
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 #1637 en: 24 Junio 2019, 08:45:26 »
THE INAUGURAL ART OF TRANSPORT BRINGS 11 AUTOMOTIVE ARTISTS TO BICESTER HERITAGE SUPER SCRAMBLE

A unique one-day artistic showcase, the Art of Transport exhibition is which will be held at the Bicester Heritage Super Scramble on Sunday 23rd June, and housed within the expansive Hangar 113.

An exciting edition to the Super Scramble timetable, the Art of Transport has been curated by leading horological sculptor and car enthusiast Joanna Migdal as a display of the artistic talent that surrounds the UK automotive world.

The exhibition features 11 artists working across a wide range of diverse media and while the material with which they work may be different, their collective output all shares the common themes of travel, transport and motion.

Visitors to the Sunday Scramble are invited to wander amongst the artists who will be active within the temporary studio spaces on the day, and visitor engagement is highly encouraged. Throughout the day, classes will be held in the art of both automotive illustration and photography, while other Art of Transport exhibitors work live around them.

Exhibiting on the day will be:

    Patrick Redmond is focused on his love of cars and the life that surrounds them. Working digitally, he will project his work live as he draws. rearviewprints.com
    Sophie Glover, known for capturing the magic of live workshops has been working on the Bicester Heritage campus in advance of the Art of Transport. She will be showing these alongside her live sketches on the day. www.sophieglover.co.uk
    Adam Gompertz, aka The Scribbling Vicar has developed a wide following for his technical observation based drawings of cars. With a background in car design including work for Rolls, Royce, Adam left the profession to pursue his faith, whilst continuing to work on his passion for pastel based artistry. https://www.facebook.com/REVS-Art-885166168173665/
    Richard Wade celebrates his observations of motoring life through his etchings. Well known in the vintage sportscar world, Richard will be taking commissions throughout the day. www.richardwade-art.com/
    Cliff Wright will be demonstrating his drawings, and hold live classes at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Materials are provided. Widely renowned for his Harry Potter book covers featuring the iconic Ford Anglia 105E, he will teach the art of drawing a car. https://www.cliffwright.co.uk/
    Brendon Hesmondhalgh is best known for his hand worked sculptures in clay, which focus on structure, character and movement, never fail to capture dynamism. He will be modelling throughout the day. https://hesmondhalghsculpture.co.uk
    Tim Potts is a sculptor with a long and celebrated association with Bentley. Having worked on diverse subjects from the “Flying B” through to a life sized rendering of Tim Birkin, Tim will be modelling a new automotive commission live, throughout the day. https://www.timpottssculptor.co.uk/
    Tim Slade is a celebrated watercolourist, well known for his characterful depictions of classic cars. A fan of planes, trains and boats, his focus for the day will be classic cars. He is inviting commissions throughout the day. timslade.co.uk
    Mike Woodman has been winning awards for his photography since 2010. As a result, his work has been shown in exhibitions and galleries in Britain, Italy and Japan. He will be taking bookings for up to six keen amateur photographers (18+) to book to join him at either 11:00 or 3.00pm for a demonstration as to how he thinks, works and improves his craft.
    Joanna Migdal is an award-winning sculptor and engineer, specialising in the production of fine sundials. Such ancient instruments have marked the passing of time for mankind, but through Joanna they take on a dynamic sculptural form. Joanna will be demonstrating her craft and the science behind it throughout the day. www.sundialsomething.com
    Rosalind Wyatt is a visual artist trained in calligraphy and textiles. She works mainly on commission across the worlds of art and design, craft, film and fashion. For Art of Transport she will be using a variety of writing tools, ink, colour and large scale paper to bring to her 'fantasy hot air balloon scenario' to life and share it with a wider audience. www.rosalindwyatt.com/

To buy tickets online, follow this link HERE

Tickets are available to purchase in advance only and will not be available on the gates on the day. They are strictly limited to 6,000 and expected to sell out before the event.

 

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« Respuesta #1638 en: 24 Junio 2019, 08:45:52 »
THE LATE BARRIE “WHIZZO” WILLIAMS’ COLLECTION OF CARS TO BE AUCTIONED AT SILVERSTONE CLASSIC SALE

The late Barrie “Whizzo” Williams’ collection is to be auctioned at the Silverstone Classic sale on the 26th to 28th July. The collection includes Whizzo’s Mini Cooper 1071S, a 1972 Lancia Fulvia, Fastakart and box trailer plus his paddock moped.

Whizzo, who passed away in September 2018, was universally known and loved throughout the motorsport fraternity and was very well known for his exuberant antics on track, to which he took great delight in talking about.

Silverstone Auctions are delighted to have been appointed to sell this lovely and very personal collection, the most famous of which is the 1964 Mini Cooper 1071S, which Barrie ordered from his hospital bed after an accident and amazingly received just three weeks later, despite the six month waiting list.

In 1964 Barrie entered 120 MNP into its first rally, the International Welsh Rally, as a private entry, which he and his co-driver John Griffiths famously won. This was the first international win by a Cooper S and came before Paddy Hopkirk’s works win in Monte Carlo the same year.

Barrie continued to use the Mini for the next two seasons, competing in major rallies both in the British Isles and abroad. In 1965 Barrie sold the Mini to a friend, who in turned sold it to another friend.

Some years later an opportunity arose for Barrie to buy back 120 MNP, which he did and restored the car back to the 1964 Welsh Rally specification sourcing and using original components. He also spent some time sourcing all the original paperwork which had been separated during the sales, they were found complete in the loft of a previous owner’s ex-wife.

Over the years Barrie used the car regularly as a road car and often went for lunch in it to the BRDC, where he was a member.

Estimated at £60,000 to £80,000, this is a wonderful car, cherished and loved by a man who had huge fondness for British motorsport.

Guy Lees-Milne, general manager, Silverstone Auctions commented: “Barrie was an exceptional racer who touched the lives of many people with his larger than life character. We are honoured to be auctioning this history making and very special car at our Silverstone Classic sale.”

The second car from Whizzo’s estate is the 1972 Lancia Fulvia. This is the Series II HF and according to the history file, the previous owner had the car restored by IN Racing, a classic sports car restoration specialist, over four years with documentation confirming this. The car has been finished to an excellent standard in the correct Rosso with a black leather interior and the engine bay is almost Concours. This is a lovely example of a Series II Fulvia HF coming with an array of documentation and estimated at £30,000 to £35,000.

The next lot from Barrie’s collection and something even more personal is his Fastakart and box trailer being offered at No Reserve. The business was founded by Barrie’s father in Bromyard in the very late 1950s and proved to be a very successful kart when up against the other British and American designs. His flexible tea-tray design mated to a Villiers engine was to prove far superior and with Barrie as the works driver. This 1961 kart is fitted with the Villiers 197cc engine and gearbox and also comes with a history file including a number of family photos.

The final lot from the collection is Barrie’s paddock bike, a 2007 Gilera Stalker which he used to get around and chat to so many people. This is also being offered at No Reserve.

Don't just listen to us, listen to the man himself. See the video below. Video credit courtesy of Hagerty Insurance https://www.youtube.com/embed/SWtiHXUc5Ys?autoplay=1

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 and automobilia. The lots can be previewed 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 #1639 en: 24 Junio 2019, 08:46:12 »
MINI MARKS DOUBLE CELEBRATION WITH UNIQUE ITALIAN JOB CHARITY SCREENING

Tonight at its home in Oxford, MINI will gather the cars and the stars of The Italian Job for a unique double celebration and charity screening of the much-loved film. This year marks 60 years since the first Mini rolled off the lines at Oxford and 50 years since The Italian Job premiered in London in June 1969.

Oscar-winning producer Michael Deeley will be the guest of honour, joined by actor Robert Powell, Hazel Collinson, wife of the director Peter Collinson and David Salamone, who was responsible for sourcing the cars for the film and also ended up on camera as Sir Michael Caine’s driver. Other special members of The Italian Job family at the event will be: actor John Morris, who played one of Charlie Croker’s mob, as well as crew members Terry Apsey and David Wynn-Jones. The family of the late screenwriter Troy Kennedy Martin will also be in attendance as will the family of the late cinematographer Douglas Slocombe.

The 300 guests, who include manufacturing staff from the plant, local dignitaries, classic Mini owners and friends of the film from across the decades, will be welcomed with a message from the star of the movie, Sir Michael Caine, recorded especially for the event.

The film includes one of the best car chases of all time - which helped to make Mini the worldwide success it has become - as well as an unforgettable opening sequence, which sees car after beautiful super car meeting fiery ends. Gathering the cars of the film for such an event was vital and although the Minis were destroyed after filming, an authentic trio of replica Mark I Minis in Italian Job spec have been brought together.

Of the supercars which featured, few survived, but MINI searched high and low to gather all those of special note. As a result, for the first time ever since being on set in 1969, the Jaguar E Type, Aston Martin DB4 Convertible and Lamborghini Miura from the film will all be on display together. The Lamborghini is of particular note as it was lost from the world for decades, has recently been meticulously restored and shipped from Italy to make its first appearance tonight before heading to star at The Pebble Beach Concours in California next month. MINI is extremely grateful to owners of all three cars for making them available for the event.

A new book will launched on the night to mark the birthday of one of the UK’s favourite British film. Author Matthew Field spent years researching every detail and assembling a unique collection of images from the original print and from behind-the-scenes on the set if the film.

Titled The Self Preservation Society: 50 Years of The Italian Job, it is a fittingly sumptuous celebration of this much-loved movie. It has a foreword by Sir Michael Caine.

Before the screening, precision stunt driver Paul Swift will recreate some of the stunts from the film around the MINI Plant, where more than 1,000 MINIs are built each day.

Money will be raised on the night to support two charities. The Alzheimer’s Society is the current house charity of the BMW Group in the UK and does great work to support sufferers of dementia across the country and to fund research to find a cure. The Italian Job Charity was started 30 years ago, focused around an annual rally to Italy in the spirit of the film. Funds raised are used to support a variety of children’s charities across Europe.

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« Respuesta #1640 en: 24 Junio 2019, 14:57:11 »
THREE SENSATIONAL WOOLF BARNATO CARS TO STAR IN SALON PRIVÉ BENTLEY MASTERS

Born in 1895, Joel Woolf Barnato was a British financier and racing driver and one of the famous ‘Bentley Boys’ who all favoured the cars of W.O. Bentley. Barnato acquired his first Bentley (a 3-litre) in 1925 and won numerous Brooklands races in the car and then, having been inspired by the 1924 Le Mans win of John Duff and Frank Clement, he went on, 12 months later, to acquire the business itself.

Sadly, with the arrival of the Great Depression in 1931, Bentley Motors Limited went into receivership only to be purchased the same year by Rolls-Royce. Having previously purchased a share in Rolls-Royce, Barnato was able to return to the Board of Bentley in 1934.

Passion and position enabled Barnato to pursue his love of the Bentley brand and he owned a number of very special examples over the years. Three such models will feature in this year’s Salon Privé Bentley Masters at Blenheim Palace on Saturday 7th September. With more than 50 of the greatest Bentleys ever built displayed on Blenheim’s lawns, it will be a unique, one-off spectacular showcase, with Barnato’s cars sure to shine.

1930 Bentley 4 ½-litre; one of the legendary ‘Blower’ Bentleys. Now part of a private American collection, the ‘Blower’ came about following the urging of fellow ‘Bentley Boy’ Sir Henry "Tim" Birkin. Captain Woolf Barnato, then Chairman of Bentley Motors Limited, enlisted the support of noted engineer Amherst Villiers to design a supercharger for the 4 ½-litre 4-cylinder, 16 valve, overhead camshaft, Bentley engine. The Villiers Roots-Type Supercharger created approximately l0lbs of boost at 4000rpm, resulting in a top speed in excess of 105mph. In all, approximately 55 ‘Blowers’ were produced for the purpose of homologation with perhaps only 40 examples still in existence today. This beautiful one-of-a-kind race car, fitted with its elegant Gurney Nutting coachwork, was delivered to Captain Woolf Barnato in July 1930.

The 1934 Barnato Hassan Special. This sensational single seater was commissioned by Captain Woolf Barnato a special project for one purpose only – racing. Powered initially by a 6 ½-litre Bentley engine with two S.U. carburetors, on a short (11 foot) chassis, the car was long, narrow and very fast. In 1935, the car was fitted with a newly designed body and a new 6 cylinder 8-litre Bentley engine with 3 S.U. carburetors, the combination of which enabled driver, Oliver Bertram, to break the Brooklands lap speed record with an average speed of 142.60 mph. Incredibly, this was achieved with an automotive engine under the bonnet – it took an aero-engined car, the Napier Railton, to beat it.

The 1936 4 ¼-litre drophead coupe. This model, with coachwork by H. J. Mulliner, was delivered to Barnato’s Mayfair home on 6th July 1936. The unique streamlined body with concealed hood, body no. 4226 was transferred from B2DG, a 3 ½-litre car, which was registered to Mrs. Woolf Barnato on March 15th 1935. Prior to this transaction the body was repainted in silver blue and the interior retrimmed in dark blue leather. A chromed dashboard with white faced dials was also fitted. It is an all matching numbers car that whilst having been restored, has remained as original as possible.

Salon Privé Bentley Masters forms part of a weekend-long celebration which also includes the Bentley Drivers Club Annual Concours and attempt at the world’s largest gathering of Bentleys. Set to be the largest Centenary celebration in the UK this year, it is a ‘must’ for all Bentley enthusiasts.

David Bagley, Salon Privé Co-Founder & Sales Director commented: “What better way to celebrate the Centenary of one of the greatest-ever British automotive marques than at Britain’s Greatest Palace, Blenheim Palace. With such global admiration for the marque, we’ve received entry forms from around the world but as is customary with Salon Privé, we always go for the very best and most influential models. Other than W.O. Bentley himself, no other person was more influential in Bentley’s history than Captain Woolf Barnato and so we are thrilled to have these 3 wonderfully unique examples of his participating in the event.”

EDITORS’ NOTES:

Now in its 14th year, Salon Privé is a must-attend event for any car enthusiast or aficionado. Having been invited into the Peninsula Classics Best of the Best Award, the Concours is now recognised by the experts as one of the top events in the world alongside Pebble Beach, Villa d’Este and Amelia Island to name a few. It is an automotive Garden Party held within the grounds of ‘Britain’s Greatest Palace’, Blenheim Palace and firmly established as the UK’s most exclusive automotive Garden Party.

Salon Privé showcases a globally-recognised Concours and a one-marque ‘Masters’ celebration within the same four-day event; firstly, the ‘Salon Privé Concours d’Elégance by Chubb Insurance’ on Thursday 5th September comprising 50 eclectic historic cars and 20 motorbikes, followed by ‘Salon Privé Bentley Masters by Chubb Insurance, Pirelli & Lockton Private Clients’ celebrating Bentley’s 100th Anniversary on Saturday 7th September. ‘Salon Privé Ladies’ Day by Boodles’, a favourite on the British social calendar sits between the two on Friday 6th September as does the first of 2 new events, Salon Privé LIVE that evening located in nearby Woodstock. Finally, the newly-formed Salon Privé Classic & Supercar will become our finale day for the public on Sunday 8th September.

For more information, please contact David Bagley – davidb@salonpriveconcours.com

Tickets can be purchased via the website www.salonpriveconcours.com or by calling the Ticket Hotline: 0808 100 2205.

 

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CLASSIC MINIS OUTPACE JAGUAR E-TYPES

New research reveals that Brits would prefer to drive a classic Mini over high speed thrills, such as in a Jaguar E-Type.

Indeed, as Mini anniversary celebrations take place across the UK in 2019, www.trackdays.co.uk confirms that Mini track experiences are outselling other higher speed classic experiences by 15 per cent year to date.

The surprising revelation by leading driving experience provider www.trackdays.co.uk is further good news for the iconic, and much-loved marque, in a milestone year.

Imran Malek, operations manager at TrackDays.co.uk, said: “Our latest research indicates that our love affair with the Mini is stronger than ever in its 60th anniversary.

“Many drivers would prefer to get behind the wheel of this iconic compact, which still packs its own punch, rather than experience even faster thrills in some of the other classics available to drive such as the Jaguar E-Type and Aston Martin Vantage.

“It really is great to see that the enduring appeal of one of Britain’s most popular classics is attracting such high levels of bookings.”

Further analysis by TrackDays.co.uk shows that the average age of customers booking a classic Mini driving experience is between 55 and 65 years.

Imran added: “Driving a classic Mini is a great way to turn back the clock and remember just how influential this car has become. When it was launched, it took the automotive world by storm with its compact styling, performance and impressive handling.

“Its legacy is secured as one of the UK’s most iconic cars and, given the average age of customers booking a classic Mini experience, it would seem many want to pay homage to a car that was so important in their youth.”

For more information about TrackDays.co.uk, or to book a classic Mini driving experience, visit www.trackdays.co.uk

 

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HEVENINGHAM CONCOURS: THE 2019 WINNERS

Heveningham Concours has announced the winners in the motorsport and aviation concours at this year’s event which took place on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd June at the 5,000-acre Georgian estate in the heart of the glorious Suffolk countryside.

Chairman of the motorsport judging panel Max Hunt and fellow judges Lord Montagu, Romulus Rost Marino Franchitti and James Elliott awarded the bronze Lawrence Edwards trophies to the following cars:

    1934 Alfa Romeo Tipo B Monoposto (owned by Jennie Taylor and the late Hugh Taylor) - winner, pre-war class (special mention for the 1929 Bugatti Type 35B Grand Prix)
    1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 (owned by a Private Collection) - winner, post-war class (special mention for the 1974 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS)
    1993 Jaguar XJ220S (owned by a Private Collection) - winner, supercar class (special mention for the 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa by Scaglietti)
    1931 Bentley 8 Litre Roadster by Corsica (owned by the Corner family) – winner, Bentley Trophy

Horsepower Hill was won by a Ferrari 488 Pista which made the sprint up the main drive in 10.54 seconds.

In the aviation concours, the judges (Chair of judging panel Vic Norman, John Romain and Paul Bonhomme) awarded the Hanna Aviation Trophy to the 1939 Westland Lysander TT MKIII owned by the Aircraft Restoration Company with special mention going to the 1941 Curtiss P40-C Warhawk.

Ahead of the concours, The Heveningham Tour saw around 50 cars drive through the scenic lanes of Suffolk and taking in, amongst others, Westleton, Dunwich and Thorpeness, before arriving at the former RAF/USAF Bentwaters air base, which was a strategic nuclear-armed base for the Americans during the Cold War. Cars toured the former nuclear bomb stores under ‘armed’ guard and enjoyed a ‘Putin’s Picnic’ adjacent to the Star Wars building at Bentwaters before taking to the main runway with some of the super and hypercars enjoying donuts at the end. A black-tie dinner for owners was held at Heveningham Hall on Friday night followed by a Summer party with live music and entertainment on Saturday evening.

A total of 60 stunning cars were exhibited over the two days on the Kim Wilkie-designed grass terraces to the rear of the Grade I listed Palladian mansion, including cars from the very dawn of motoring, such as an 1898 Panhard et Lavassor M2F, up to the modern day with cars such as a 2019 Ferrari Monza SP1 and a 2019 Bugatti Chiron Sport. Williams F1 Heritage also sent four Formula One cars, including a Williams-Mercedes FW41 car driven in the 2018 season by Lance Stroll and Sergey Sirotkin, and was immediately identifiable on the track thanks to its distinctive Martini livery.

Commenting on this year’s concours, Max Hunt, chairman of the judging panel, said: “With summer finally arriving just in time, this year’s event has been our most successful to date. A huge thank you to all our owners and, of course, visitors who help to raise lots of money for local charities and provide a full scholarship for a student to undertake the post-graduate MA Intelligent Mobility at the Royal College of Art.”

Heveningham Concours takes place at the same time as the long-standing Country Fair which itself attracts around 20,000 people to the estate each year.

For more information about the concours, visit: www.heveninghamconcours.com For further information about the country fair which takes place at the same time as the concours, including ticketing, visit: www.countryfair.co.uk

 

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« Respuesta #1643 en: 25 Junio 2019, 16:24:30 »
CITROËN CELEBRATES ITS CENTENARY IN STYLE AT GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED 201

Citroën is set to continue its centenary celebrations in style at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed. The Citroën stand will link the past, present and the future – headlining with the UK premiere of Ami One and 19_19 Concepts, representing the brand’s vision of future mobility. Meanwhile, the Citroën Total World Rally Team will run a C3 WRC on the Forest Rally Stage and up the Goodwood Hill. Linda Jackson, Citroën’s Global CEO, will attend over the weekend, as will Xavier Peugeot, Citroën Product Director, Arnaud Belloni, Citroën Global Marketing and Communications Director, and Pierre Leclercq, Citroën Design Director.

“In this year of Citroën's Centenary, participating in the Goodwood Festival of Speed is an absolute must. Both unique and popular, this festival perfectly echoes Citroën's DNA. We are therefore very proud to be part of it to celebrate 100 years of audacity and creativity, with the exhibition of models from yesterday to today, up to our latest concept cars, including of course the C3 WRC.”
Linda Jackson, Citroën Global CEO

Citroën will continue its centenary celebrations in characteristic style at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed. The Citroën stand will naturally showcase the brand’s rich heritage, but it will also reference current models – such as the flagship New C5 Aircross SUV – and Citroën’s vision for the future with Ami One Concept and 19_19 Concept both making their UK premieres together at Goodwood.

Ami One Concept was revealed for the first time at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year. It is a truly distinctive and contemporary object, and a manifesto for future urban electric mobility. 19_19 Concept made its world debut more recently, at the VivaTech Expo in Paris. It represents Citroën’s future vision of ultra-comfort and extended mobility to escape the city.

The theme of the 2019 Festival of Speed is ‘Speed Kings – Motorsport’s Record Breakers’, embodying the most pivotal moments from motorsport’s most famous drivers and manufacturers. Citroën Racing will be attending the event once again with the hugely impressive C3 WRC in action across all four days. Spectators will be able to experience the thrill of C3 WRC up close and personal as Sébastien Ogier, Esapekka Lappi and Mads Østberg take part in a variety of activities throughout the event.

Mads Østberg will be driving on Thursday 4 and Friday 5 July; Esapekka Lappi on Saturday 6 July; Sébastien Ogier will attend on Sunday 7 July.

On Thursday 4 July, Citroën will present three of its most recognisable models on the Goodwood Hill: Traction Avant (the first mass-produced front-wheel drive car); 2 CV (the car that brought freedom and mobility to so many people in the 1950’s, 60’s and 70’s); and the recently launched New Citroën C5 Aircross SUV (the flagship model of the current range).

Citroën’s Global CEO, Linda Jackson, will be available for interview on the brand’s main show stand. The following executives will also be present and available for interviews: Xavier Peugeot, Citroën Product Director, Arnaud Belloni, Citroën Global Marketing and Communications Director, and Pierre Leclercq, Citroën Design Director.

Please direct all interview requests to Simon Broome via simon.broome@citroen.com.

Goodwood Festival of Speed is the biggest motoring event in the UK and a highlight on the global automotive calendar. Citroën was part of the event when it began in 1993, so the brand is pleased to make the 2019 festival part of its centenary programme. In one of Citroën’s most important years to date, Goodwood Festival of Speed 2019 is set to be very special for the brand, its customers and fans, and the attending management team.

For more information about the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2019, please click on this link: www.goodwood.com/motorsport/festival-of-speed/

 

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« Respuesta #1644 en: 25 Junio 2019, 16:24:54 »
WORLD CLASS CARS DRAW CROWDS AT BICESTER HERITAGE SUPER SCRAMBLE

Over 6000 avid car enthusiasts attended the inaugural Super Scramble at Bicester Heritage proving that the sell-out event was a firm favourite of the UK’s 2019 motoring calendar. With the usual welcoming and relaxed atmosphere of the UK’s Centre of Excellence for Historic Motoring, the beautiful location opened its doors to the public for its standout event of the year.

More than 100 carefully selected vehicles were invited from around the world to take part and crowds were treated to display laps from more than 80 of these as well as to the noise and drama of several other exceptional cars being started and run-up throughout the day.

Daniel Geoghegan, Managing Director of Bicester Heritage commented ’The combination of some of the world's most important motor-cars being displayed and demonstrated against the cinematic backdrop of Bicester Heritage proved irresistible. The atmosphere was welcoming and relaxed, we have been inundated with positive comments in producing an event which was inclusive yet of the highest quality.'

The unique 1939 Delage D8-120 of Peter and Merle Mullin took centre stage on the Main Drive. An imposing and graceful machine, this Chapron-bodied roadster appeared in the 1951 Hollywood blockbuster An American in Paris starring Gene Kelly and it was surrounded by admirers throughout the day.

Nearby, Ten Tenths Racing’s 1953 Carerra Panamericana Ferrari 250 MM, its red and white livery emblazoned with its racing number of 1.2.3, drew equal crowds. Campaigned in period by Mexican racer Efrain Ruiz Echeverria, this one of a kind Ferrari 250 MM proved a bold and popular edition to the line up.

Tiggy Atkinson, Bespoke Events Manager of Bicester Heritage, said:
‘The Super Scramble was a highlight in the Bicester Heritage events diary offering a great day out for motoring enthusiasts and their families. We were delighted that owners of such prestigious, exciting vehicles were keen to display their cars on the Technical Site and more than half of them to run on the Demo Course. It is always such a delight to see and hear these vehicles in motion. We hope that regular ‘Scramblers’ and new followers alike enjoyed the day.’

On the demonstration track at Bicester Heritage, the famous 1933 Barnato-Hassan Brooklands racer was expertly driven by owner, David Ayre.

The MK2 Escort of Rob Smith of the Vintage Radiator Company was expertly piloted around the corners with just three wheels touching the tarmac for most of its lap.

Also enjoying several parade laps was the 1953 Le Mans Rover-BRM. With a noise unlike any other car on the track, this gas turbine-powered racer was demonstrated by the British Motor Museum and was just as jaw-dropping for spectators in 2019 as it must have been in 1953.

A tribute to the late legend Norman Dewis was represented by a wonderful display of historic Jaguars including an XKSS from Jaguar’s own collections and Richard Frankel’s Jaguar C Type, driven in period by Sir Stirling Moss.

Mercedes-AMG F1 drew huge crowds as they repeatedly fired up the 2013 Lewis Hamilton F1 car - its screaming engine proving a rallying cry for the many that flocked to it throughout the event.

On the Main Drive of the site, the Bicester Heritage based apprenticeship scheme, Heritage Skills Academy, teamed up with the Association of Heritage Engineers and Brooklands Museum to fire up the cast 24-litre Napier-Railton for runs up and down the central avenue.

Daniel Geoghegan concluded. ’The Super Scramble! exceeded our expectations and will be remembered for sharing the fun and passion of our automotive culture with enthusiasts and their families. We were delighted to have the support of our 40 specialist companies and their customers, not to mention Brooklands Museum and The British Motor Museum, each of whom demonstrated motoring rarities rarely seen in action by the public’.

 

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« Respuesta #1645 en: 25 Junio 2019, 16:27:16 »
RECORD TURNOUT FOR BEAULIEU’S BUMPER SIMPLY LAND ROVER

Beaulieu's Simply  Land Rover was the biggest and best yet, with record numbers of Land Rovers and rally participants turning out for the busy event which saw the return of the popular Simply Rummage and a fully-booked Forest Drive.

542 Land Rovers of all ages and varieties rumbled into the grounds of the National Motor Museum for the rally on Sunday June 23rd, an increase of 8% from 501 vehicles in 2018, while the total of 1,285 rally participants was 18% up on 2018’s 1,091 show-goers.

The much-loved Discovery was well-represented in its 30th anniversary year within the varied Simply Land Rover line-up, from Spartan early three-door versions up to the modern-day Discovery Sport SUV. Also on show were examples of the rugged Land Rover Series I dating as far back as 1949, the latter-day Defender, luxury Range Rover and even the military Land Rover 101 Forward Control.

Beaulieu’s Forest Drive was fully-booked with enthusiasts eager to put their off-road driving skills to the test. Held in association with Land Rover Experience West Country, this action-packed feature took in a newly-extended course as Land Rovers of all ages were put through their paces.

Returning due to popular demand was Simply Rummage, a Land Rover-themed autojumble that made its successful debut at last year’s show. Eager buyers snapped up bargains amongst the spares and accessories on offer, which ranged from seats, wheels and body panels to a rolling chassis. There were even complete vehicles for sale at the show, including an ex-Manchester Police 1973 Range Rover restoration project.

Winning the People’s Choice Award with the most votes from show-goers were Michael Jones and his son Louie for their 1993 Land Rover Defender 90. Michael from Eastleigh had carried out a lot of work over the past three years to equip the 4X4 for off-road adventures, including fitting an impressive roof tent. “Really it’s just a big Tonka Toy,” said Michael. They were presented with a Beaulieu trophy and Autoglym car care pack by Beaulieu’s Commercial Director Stephen Munn.

Also scoring highly were runners-up Adrian, Kirsty and Tom Paget from Malmesbury, Wiltshire, and Fred Barclay from Devon. The Paget family’s immaculate 1966 Series IIA had a fascinating tale to tell, having been bought new by Kirsty’s mother and since restored to its original specification. “I have many childhood memories of this Land Rover,” said Kirsty. “It will certainly stay in the family.”

Fitted with a huge crane and laden with a tree trunk, Fred Barclay’s hard-working 1999 Defender 110 was also a real crowd-pleaser. “I put the crane on with a friend, strengthened it and changed the colour,” said Fred. “It’s an everyday work vehicle and very practical.” Both Fred and the Paget family were presented with Autoglym prizes and tickets for a behind-the-scenes tour of the National Motor Museum Trust.

Show regulars the Solent & District Land Rover Club showcased a selection of their members’ vehicles, including a Defender tipper truck and a pair of Discoverys that had been modified for extreme off-road terrain. Also putting together popular club stands were The Discovery 3 & 4 Owners Club, Range Rover P38 Owners Club, LR Ladies Club, The Land Rover Series One Club, Range Rover Owners and Hants & Berks 4X4 Response.

Simply Land Rover was the sixth of Beaulieu’s ten Simply rallies for 2019. Coming next is Simply Jaguar on July 14th, followed by Simply Japanese on July 28th, the first Simply Mercedes on August 18th and Simply Smart on November 10th. Tickets can be bought in advance online. For tickets and details see www.beaulieu.co.uk/events.

 

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« Respuesta #1646 en: 26 Junio 2019, 16:06:26 »
RECORD 60 MINIS RACE TO MARK DIAMOND ANNIVERSARY

The record-breaking Mini grids at next month’s Silverstone Classic (26-28 July) have just got even bigger!

Ensuring the British motoring icon’s magical 60th birthday is celebrated in fitting style, special dispensation has come from Motorsport UK, the governing body of UK motor sport, for the addition of two extra entries to the previously permitted sell-out 58 car grid.

As a result, the pair of spectacular showdowns for the Mini Celebration Trophy Presented by Adrian Flux will ­– aptly – now feature 60 competition prepared Cooper S’ all dating back to the evocative pre-1966 era.

Not only will this be the greatest field of retro racing Minis ever seen on the planet but also the largest ever starting grid in the Classic’s own outstanding history.

“It only seems right and proper that we mark the Mini’s 60th milestone with a 60 car grid, so we are really grateful to those at Motorsport UK and Masters Historic Racing, who are organising these anniversary races, for securing this special permission,” said a delighted Nick Wigley, Silverstone Classic CEO.

“As well as being a sixties fashion icon, the Mini’s reputation was built on some wonderful motor sport successes, so there could neither be a better, nor more appropriate, way to celebrate its 60th anniversary than with an incredible 60-strong grid at the world’s biggest classic motor racing festival.”

One of the charismatic diminutive game-changer’s most famous sporting victories came when Paddy Hopkirk and co-driver Henry Liddon won the 1964 Monte Carlo Rally – the last British pair to win the Alpine classic.

Now Hopkirk will be adding to the celebrations at the Classic when he’s reunited with his winning #37 Cooper S (registration 33 EJB) to lead a glittering Diamond Anniversary track parade on Friday lunchtime at the Classic – an appetiser to the weekend’s two tasty 20-minute Mini races.

“I’m really flattered to have been asked to front this fantastic parade,” said Hopkirk modestly. “It’s great that I’ll be back in my old car and I’m going to be bringing the Monte trophy along, too. It was presented to me by Princess Grace.

“The Classic is such a brilliant event and, oh my goodness, it will be absolutely amazing to see 60 Minis altogether on the track at the same time.” 

With all the pre-1966 Minis equipped with similar race-prepared 1275cc engines and built to identical technical regulations – the level of competition is going to be spirited. Even more feisty as the record gathering also stars a number of top guest drivers.

Entries have come from throughout Europe – and as far afield as the US – and are headed by all the proven Mini top guns; aces such as Jonathan Lewis, Ian Curley, Bill Sollis, Lars Ekorness and Nick Swift.

For these eagerly anticipated Diamond Jubilee showdowns, the established regulars are joined by a number of well-known racers from the British Touring Car Championship ranks including multiple Le Mans class winner Darren Turner, Patrick Watts and 2013 BTCC Champion Andrew Jordan.

Those wishing to join the unmissable party for Sir Alec Issigonis’ game-changing Mini are offered a wide range of ticket choices along with camping and hospitality options. All those coming to this summer’s Silverstone Classic must purchase their tickets in advance.

Adult admission starts at £45 and all tickets will provide access to both racing paddocks, all open trackside grandstands, live music concerts which this summer mark the 50th anniversary of Woodstock on both Friday and Saturday evenings, Drive Live test drives, funfair rides and the vast majority of the family entertainment on offer.

Full details of all 2019 ticket prices are detailed on the silverstoneclassic.com website.

 

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« Respuesta #1647 en: 26 Junio 2019, 16:06:49 »
MICHELIN TO SHOWCASE AUTOMOTIVE MARVELS AT GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED

The 2019 Michelin Supercar Paddock is gearing up to be one of the most spectacular yet, with more new, super and hypercar content in an all-new location at Goodwood Festival of Speed.

The global launch of De Tomaso’s latest supercar dubbed ‘Project P’ is set to take place at the Festival of Speed and the car will take pride of place within the Michelin Supercar Paddock and on the live stage across all four days.

The dedicated Michelin Garage within the Supercar Paddock will house the Prato Orage, which is making its dynamic debut up the hill across the Festival of Speed. A 900bhp, limited-production supercar which produces over 1,000 Nm of torque and hits 62mph in under 3 seconds and boasting one of the most powerful naturally-aspirated V8 engines ever installed on a production car.

Making its global debut in the Michelin Supercar Paddock is the all-electric Mustang by Charge Cars. The vehicle is built using Ford Mustang body shells to preserve the iconic design in an emissions-free future. Going from 0-60mph in less than four seconds and having an immense 7500Nm of torque, Michelin’s Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres is pivotal in transferring power to the tarmac.

The 2018 Michelin Supercar Showstopper of the Festival – the Apollo Intensa Emozione – will be returning to the Paddock. This brutal, track-only hypercar will wow fans with its 6.3-litre V12 engine which delivers close to 800bhp and requires a set of custom-made Michelin tyres at the rear to stay grounded.

Elsewhere, the Michelin Main Stand will play host to some of the most desirable and hotly-anticipated cars in the world, including the latest hypercar from Swedish powerhouse Koenigsegg. Jesko, named after owner Christian von Koenigsegg’s father, is a 1,600bhp hypercar set to rival the very best in the business. Introduced to the world at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, the hypercar will be making its first public appearance at the Festival of Speed. Joining the Jesko is the Akula, a full carbon-construction supercar from British race experts Ginetta – which is poised to make its public debut at the show. Finally, the all-electric, 1,800bhp Dendrobium D-1 hypercar will be on display on one of the Michelin Main Stand turntables throughout all four days.

The Michelin Supercar Paddock will have an all-new home this year. Situated adjacent to the iconic startline, fans will be able to get up close and personal to even more super, hyper and race cars.

Everything from thousand-horsepower hypercars to V12-powered track-only racers, the Paddock brings the latest and greatest super and hypercars from iconic marques to revolutionary start-ups. Fans coming to the show will also be able to vote for their favourite supercar within the Michelin Supercar Paddock. Each day a car will be selected as a winner and be entered in to a final draw on Sunday in the hope of becoming the Showstopper of the Festival.

Tim Harvey, Michelin Supercar Paddock host and multiple BTCC champion, said: “I simply cannot wait for this year’s Festival of Speed and the Michelin Supercar Paddock is gearing up to be a clear fan-favourite already. Such an awesome array of supercars from every corner of the globe, including the likes of Porsche, Ferrari, Prato, W Motors and Zenvo will all make this one of the most eclectic shows ever.”

Michelin Supercar Paddock presenter, Vicki Butler-Henderson, said: “It’s so exciting knowing that in two weeks’ time I’ll be sharing the stage with such an amazing mix of supercars. Being surrounded by some of the most advanced and powerful road-going and track-ready machines is an incredible experience. And talking to the people behind them is always a treat, too."

 

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« Respuesta #1648 en: 26 Junio 2019, 16:07:09 »
FAMILIES STAY COOL AT BEAULIEU’S VW T CHILL WEEKEND RALLY

VW Transporter fans will be chilling out in style at Beaulieu’s VW T Chill as they set up camp with their much-loved campers and commercials in the grounds of the National Motor Museum for a relaxing weekend from Friday 9th to the main show day of Sunday 11th August.

Returning by popular demand, the laid-back rally will bring together all ages and versions of the legendary VW Transporter, from the iconic split windscreen and bay window Type 2, through the much-loved Type 25/Type 3 to the modern-day T4, T5 and T6.

There will be family-friendly activities to join in with throughout the weekend at one of the south’s leading visitor attractions in the heart of the New Forest. It is the perfect opportunity to meet fellow owners, make friends and socialise. On Saturday 10th, rally-goers can join the cruise-out to the picturesque maritime village of Buckler’s Hard, with a classy VW convoy which is sure to get heads turning, then test knowledge in the pub quiz, before warming by the communal fire pit.

On the main show day of Sunday 11th Beaulieu attraction visitors can join the experience, with the chance to see these amazing vehicles at Show and Shine on the Events Arena. Owners will be polishing and decorating their gleaming Transporters to go on display, with prizes for the most eye-catching machines.

Live music by singer songwriter Izzii Moulsdale will provide entertainment, while the theme for this year’s fancy dress competition is Vanimation. Dress as a favourite animated or cartoon character to be in with a chance of scooping the Best Fancy Dress prize. There will also be prizes for winners of the VW T Chill colouring competition, with under-5s and under-10s categories.

Participant tickets, for those taking part in a VW Transporter, are £16 an adult and £8 a child, with camping tickets at £32 per pitch. Campers’ entry into the showground is from 2pm on Friday 9th to 6pm on Sunday 11th, while VW Transporter owners are welcome to simply join the rally for the Sunday Show & Shine if they prefer. Participant tickets include entry to all of the Beaulieu attraction, including the National Motor Museum with its Chitty Chitty Bang Bang 50 years exhibition, World of Top Gear, On Screen Cars, Beaulieu Abbey, Palace House and the grounds and gardens. For tickets and details see www.beaulieu.co.uk/events/vw-t-fest.

All other visitors, who would like to see the Show & Shine on Sunday 11th, are able to buy a general attraction entrance ticket and enter Beaulieu through the Visitor Reception building from 10am.

 

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« Respuesta #1649 en: 27 Junio 2019, 08:34:43 »
FAMILIES STAY COOL AT BEAULIEU’S VW T CHILL WEEKEND RALLY

VW Transporter fans will be chilling out in style at Beaulieu’s VW T Chill as they set up camp with their much-loved campers and commercials in the grounds of the National Motor Museum for a relaxing weekend from Friday 9th to the main show day of Sunday 11th August.

Returning by popular demand, the laid-back rally will bring together all ages and versions of the legendary VW Transporter, from the iconic split windscreen and bay window Type 2, through the much-loved Type 25/Type 3 to the modern-day T4, T5 and T6.

There will be family-friendly activities to join in with throughout the weekend at one of the south’s leading visitor attractions in the heart of the New Forest. It is the perfect opportunity to meet fellow owners, make friends and socialise. On Saturday 10th, rally-goers can join the cruise-out to the picturesque maritime village of Buckler’s Hard, with a classy VW convoy which is sure to get heads turning, then test knowledge in the pub quiz, before warming by the communal fire pit.

On the main show day of Sunday 11th Beaulieu attraction visitors can join the experience, with the chance to see these amazing vehicles at Show and Shine on the Events Arena. Owners will be polishing and decorating their gleaming Transporters to go on display, with prizes for the most eye-catching machines.

Live music by singer songwriter Izzii Moulsdale will provide entertainment, while the theme for this year’s fancy dress competition is Vanimation. Dress as a favourite animated or cartoon character to be in with a chance of scooping the Best Fancy Dress prize. There will also be prizes for winners of the VW T Chill colouring competition, with under-5s and under-10s categories.

Participant tickets, for those taking part in a VW Transporter, are £16 an adult and £8 a child, with camping tickets at £32 per pitch. Campers’ entry into the showground is from 2pm on Friday 9th to 6pm on Sunday 11th, while VW Transporter owners are welcome to simply join the rally for the Sunday Show & Shine if they prefer. Participant tickets include entry to all of the Beaulieu attraction, including the National Motor Museum with its Chitty Chitty Bang Bang 50 years exhibition, World of Top Gear, On Screen Cars, Beaulieu Abbey, Palace House and the grounds and gardens. For tickets and details see www.beaulieu.co.uk/events/vw-t-fest.

All other visitors, who would like to see the Show & Shine on Sunday 11th, are able to buy a general attraction entrance ticket and enter Beaulieu through the Visitor Reception building from 10am.

 

 

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