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« Respuesta #1695 en: 08 Agosto 2019, 15:14:49 »
LIGHTS, CAMERA, TRACK ACTION…UK’S MOST POPULAR MOVIE CARS REVEALED

With the summer blockbuster season in full swing, the 10 most popular movie cars to drive have been revealed.

Topping the silver screen stakes based on bookings with www.trackdays.co.uk is the iconic Shelby Mustang GT500 Eleanor, starring in the hugely popular Gone in 60 Seconds, released in 2000 and starring Nicolas Cage.

Imran Malek, operations manager at TrackDays.co.uk, said: “The most popular movie cars to drive by Brits can now be revealed.

“It’s great to see that the awesome Shelby Mustang GT500 Eleanor is crowned the celluloid champion and it appears that blockbusters like Gone in 60 Seconds and the incredible Fast and Furious films are inspiring people to experience these awesome motors for the themselves.

“Indeed, while thousands of people head to the cinema this summer holiday to catch the latest blockbuster, thrill seekers are making tracks to their closest race circuit to drive a movie car for real!”

Meanwhile, taking second place is the unmistakable Ford Escort RS MK1 from the Fast & Furious 6 which was released in 2013 and is currently also being enjoyed at race circuits across the UK.

The final podium spot, and the most modern car making up the top three, is the Audi R8, loved by Tony Stark played by Robert Downey Jr in Iron Man and also loved by Brits putting pedal to the metal.

Further down the leaderboard in sixth position, and flying the homegrown flag, is the ultra-stylish Aston Martin DB5, probably the most famous James Bond car which cemented its place in movie history when it starred alongside Sean Connery in Goldfinger in 1964.

Meanwhile, two Japanese car makers also make an appearance in the top 10. Powering in at fifth position with www.trackdays.co.uk is the Nissan GT-R R35 which plays a starring role in the blockbuster Furious 7, released in 2015 to widespread critical acclaim.

Going back to the start of The Fast and the Furious franchise, which began in 2001, and the Toyota Supra takes tenth spot as the most popular movie car to experience currently.

Imran added: “Going to the cinema is great fun but for some people simply watching the on-screen action just isn’t enough. They want to experience the thrills behind the wheel like their film idols and driving a movie car at a race circuit is the next closest thing.”

For more information about TrackDays, visit www.trackdays.co.uk

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Most popular movie cars to drive
   

Film

1
   

Shelby Mustang GT500 Eleanor
   

Gone in 60 Seconds

2
   

Ford Escort RS MK1
   

Fast & Furious 6

3
   

Audi R8
   

Iron Man

4
   

Shelby Cobra
   

Bad Boys

5
   

Nissan GT-R R35
   

Furious 7

6
   

Aston Martin DB5
   

Goldfinger

7
   

Dodge Challenger Hellcat
   

The Fate of the Furious

8
   

Ford Mustang GT Stage 3 ROUSH
   

Transformers

9
   

Dodge Charger
   

The Dukes of Hazzard

10
   

Toyota Supra
   

The Fast and the Furious
 

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« Respuesta #1696 en: 08 Agosto 2019, 15:15:22 »
THE MISSING LINK - MULLINER COMPLETELY RE-CREATES PIVOTAL 1939 BENTLEY CORNICHE

Bentley has re-created a long-lost car from its illustrious past that provides a crucial link in the history of its most important models. The ground-up rebuild of the only 1939 Corniche ever made highlights the marque’s pedigree of design and technological innovation, the breadth of skills within Mulliner’s bespoking division, and connects the fabled Embiricos 4¼ Litre and R Type Continental.

The only car of its type now in existence thanks to the skills of Mulliner, the Corniche was conceived to be a high performance version of the new MkV saloon, itself a technological advance that was due to be launched in October 1939.

The styling of the Corniche was a radical step forward from the traditional Bentleys of the 1920s and ‘30s, introducing ‘Streamlining’ to help deliver greater speed and performance, and heavily influenced post-war models from the R Type Continental right through to the current Continental GT.

The original Corniche was lost in France in 1939 at the outbreak of World War II. It was extensively damaged in a traffic accident whilst undergoing road tests in France in August 1939. Sent for repairs, the chassis made it home to the Bentley plant in Derby, but the bodywork was destroyed in a bombing raid on Dieppe later in 1939 and was never seen again.

Until now.

The project was originally started several years ago by volunteers from the WO Bentley Memorial Foundation and the Sir Henry Royce Memorial Foundation, but was brought in-house in February 2018 under the watchful eye of Chairman and Chief Executive Adrian Hallmark, who asked for it to be completed in 2019 to celebrate Bentley’s centenary.

“The 1939 Corniche was a clear step in Bentley’s design language which is evident when set aside the later and now iconic R Type Continental. It is a pivotal car in the history of Bentley, demonstrating that even then, this great British marque was at the cutting edge of design and technology,” comments Hallmark. “Mulliner’s stunning recreation of the Corniche clearly demonstrates our skill in restoring the greats from Bentley’s back catalogue as well as making beautiful personalised modern Bentleys.”

The project naturally fell to the Mulliner division, where since the 1970s one-off cars have been built for discerning collectors and Royalty, including two State Limousines manufactured in 2002. Today production models are adapted and built to particular customers’ exacting personal specifications.

As Mulliner’s first historic car project, the Corniche has demonstrated the full breadth of the division’s coachbuilding and restoration skills and capabilities.

Using only the original technical drawings and the skills of the men and women of Mulliner, Bentley’s in-house bespoke and coachbuilding division, this unique Corniche has been rebuilt in Crewe using original Corniche and MkV mechanical components and a completely re-made body, identical in every detail to the original.

“It’s been a fantastic team effort,” said Stefan Sielaff, Design Director at Bentley and Director of Mulliner. “We have highly skilled craftsmen within Mulliner and around the rest of Bentley Motors, and they all have massive pride in what they’ve achieved with this car.”

The Corniche will make its first public appearance at Salon Privé at Blenheim Palace in September and will join Bentley’s Heritage fleet, which already includes WO Bentley’s 8 Litre and the Birkin Team Blower, to be used and exhibited at events around the world.

Resurrecting an icon
Many of the parts that had been produced to make further Corniche models were kept until the early 1970s before being sold off to specialists and enthusiasts. Then, in 2001, automotive historian and former Bentley director Ken Lea decided to try to use original parts as the basis for a recreation of the Corniche.

The project was based in Derby, with volunteers gathering information and parts to assemble the chassis. In 2008, with the project out of money, Bentley Motors provided an injection of funds, and work started on the ash frame and aluminium bodywork with coachbuilders Ashley & James in Lymington, Hampshire. The body was created from the outline drawings given to the project by the family of the car’s original designer, George Paulin.

The project continued to make slow progress until it was brought in-house to Mulliner at Bentley Motors at the request of new Chairman and CEO Adrian Hallmark.

The project to re-create the Corniche was overseen by a team of four: Ken Lea; Robin Peel, Head of Heritage; Ian Broomhall, Mulliner Operations Manager and Glyn Davies, Mulliner Special Projects leader.

Many team members from Mulliner and across the wider Bentley Motors business dedicated their personal time to work on the Corniche, and staff from other divisions joined in.

The Mulsanne body-in-white team, where panels are still hand-formed, helped with final detailed finessing of panels; the paint laboratory spent many hours producing colour samples of the main body colour of Imperial Maroon and the side flash of Heather Grey from the limited descriptions available; Head of Interior Design Darren Day and his team produced CAD designs for the seats and door trims derived from detailed historical research; and the Mulliner trim team worked from the designs to create a period-appropriate interior in typical Vanvooren style, using the correct Connolly Vaumol hide, West of England cloth and the carpet from a roll discovered stored away on site.

In the Mulliner workshop, Mulliner Master Carpenter Gary Bedson devised a steam booth to allow him to bend sections of wood for the interior window surrounds, often spending over an hour wreathed in steam just to attain a few degrees more curvature. Other team members worked hard to re-create the front grille, using CAD to analyse airflow and design each individual slat, which were then hand-formed by skilled metalworkers over a period of three months.

Six Mulliner apprentices, one of whom even created an authentic tool tray for the boot of the Corniche, were also involved throughout the car’s time with Mulliner.

Every aspect of the project received Mulliner attention. From the special paint mixes – named Imperial Maroon and Heather Grey – to the unique interior trim, the accessories such as the tool tray and even the Mulliner tread plates on the door shuts were created from scratch.

The original 1939 Corniche
In the late-1930s, Greek racer André Embiricos commissioned a sporting Bentley, based on the old 4¼ Litre chassis. It was styled by talented designer Georges Paulin, and built by French coachbuilder Pourtout. Although privately commissioned, it was much-admired and secretly encouraged among Bentley engineers and management, who were convinced that the factory should produce a more sporting version of the forthcoming MkV saloon.

It was agreed that the Corniche should be built to investigate the idea. It would have a lightweight chassis, built from thinner-than-standard gauge steel, fitted with a tuned version of the MkV engine matched to an overdrive gearbox created to suit. The Corniche was built as a collaboration between Bentley and third parties such as Georges Paulin, the French car designer who designed the bodywork and Carrosserie Vanvooren in Paris who made the bodywork.

The car was completed by May 1939 and tried out at Brooklands race circuit, where it achieved well over 100mph – a significant improvement on the standard MkV. Streamlining had only just started to be adopted on production cars of the period, so the smooth lines of the Corniche were ahead of their time. It had at least been recognised that the huge upright radiator of a traditional Bentley adversely affected the top speed, and the smoothed nose of the Corniche was a direct reaction to that understanding.

The pillarless body, with front and rear-hinged doors was also extremely innovative for the period, and the complicated curves of the front wings and the long sweeps of the rears were a long way from the typical designs of the period. In staid 1930s Britain, this was pure fantasy-made-real.

After Brooklands, the Corniche went to France for road testing, but in July 1939 it was damaged by a bus and returned to Vanvooren for repairs and body improvements. When completed, on August 8, it was collected by a Bentley test driver, who headed straight for the Bentley depot at Chateauroux where the testing was based. It was as he neared the HQ that a car pulled in front of the Corniche, causing the Bentley test driver to swerve and hit a tree. The car rolled onto its side, causing extensive damage.

The Corniche was due to be displayed at the Earls Court and Paris motor shows later that year, so there was no time to lose. The body was removed from the chassis, and the chassis returned to Crewe, while the body went to a local repair shop in France.

The Corniche body was eventually completed in France, and transported to Dieppe to be shipped home. However, an administration error at the docks caused a delay, and while the Corniche body was stored waiting to be shipped it was destroyed when Dieppe was heavily bombed during WWII.

Centenary Celebrations
July 10, 2019 marked Bentley’s 100th year - an extraordinary milestone achieved by only a few companies. A year-long series of special activities have been taking place, with celebrations at events around the world.

They showcase Bentley’s motoring evolution over the last 100 years, highlighting its global success today and the exciting future of innovation ahead.

 

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« Respuesta #1697 en: 09 Agosto 2019, 14:40:02 »
BUGATTI HISTORY - THE BLUE FACTORY IN CAMPOGALLIANO

Campogalliano in the province of Modena in Emilia-Romagna is still an important place for Bugatti fans. It is there that the Italian Romano Artioli, in the late 1980s, created one of the most modern automotive factories in the world and the most extreme supercar of its time - the Bugatti EB110.

Artioli built the supercar at the Campogalliano plant for the duration of merely five years, but that time is not forgotten. The buildings still exist and can sometimes even be visited within a guided tour. It is, to this day, truly a stunning complex.

In 1987, Artioli with the goal of building the best and fastest supercar in the world found the holding Bugatti International in Luxembourg. In order to easily acquire highly qualified employees, he looked for a property near Italy's supercar brands. And that he found it in Campogalliano near Modena. In the neighborhood of Ferrari, Maserati, De Tomaso and Lamborghini, the state-of-the-art car manufacturing plant of the world was built on 240,000 square meters in the following years, directly on the highway 22. This included the main administration building with the design studio, the engine and test development, Production halls, test track, noble canteen and showroom.

"Romano Artioli made a compromise with the plant in Campogalliano. He was well aware of the French importance of Bugatti, but needed the proximity of experienced sports car engineers,” explains Stephan Winkelmann, President of Bugatti. "Through his commitment Artioli revived the Bugatti brand and contributed to the proud history of the EB110. He deserves our respect today.”

Star Architect Designs New Production Facility

Star architect Giampaolo Benedini designed the company headquarters for around 200 employees. His mission: to build a production facility that is beautiful in design and state-of-the-art, yet as modern, avant-garde and unique as a Bugatti vehicle. The blue building of the development department with the Bugatti emblem and the large white ventilation pipes symbolises the heart and soul of the factory.

Instead of long, dark factory warehouses, light floods the rooms and instead of pure production boxes, Benedini designs halls with radii on the edges, giving the walls the ever-famous Bugatti blue or blossom white glow - a juxtaposition of trapezoid elements with the EB logo. Brittle industrial flooring is out of the question and some rooms are carpeted with Carrara marble, crystal and stainless steel and the reception floor is laid with mosaics.

It is in this fully glazed building that the offices for research and development are located. The blinds of the round building with its glass façade automatically adjust to the light of day ensuring the best working conditions for the employees. The first floor offers space for an open showroom, which is predestined for special occasions such as gala dinners or car deliveries for customers. In addition, clearly recognisable structures and many EB emblems are added to the site. A bright, spacious room serves as the central meeting place and meeting place for the Bugatti family: employees, sponsors, customers, visitors and fans. Like company founder Ettore Bugatti, Artioli wanted to bring the employees together as a family, to a larger whole.

French Heritage within the New Factory

The French heritage was evidently demonstrated in the construction and decoration: from the historic plant in Molsheim, Artioli imported an antique wooden door, through which Ettore Bugatti had once stepped, and integrated in his new building as a tribute. In the lobby hung original drawings by Ettore Bugatti, French flags from the brand's origins, and what’s more, a historic Type 35 was parked. The hall ceiling of the showroom was modelled on a wheel of the historic Type 59.

After three years of construction, the new plant was inaugurated on September 15, 1990 - not a random date. It was Ettore Bugatti's 109th birthday. To celebrate, a group of 77 historic Bugatti vehicles drove from Molsheim to Campogalliano. A torch hung in front of a radiator - symbolising the rebirth of the brand.

"Giampaolo Benedini designed a modern and stunning architecture for a factory that still looks modern today. It is timelessly beautiful," says Achim Anscheidt, chief-designer at Bugatti. "Not only that, incidentally, he gave the EB110 the final design touch and created an iconic sports car of superlatives.”

New Supercar Emerges from 1991

A year later, a Bugatti was presented again since 1956; the super sports car EB110. Three vehicles drove on the Champs-Élysées in Paris, on September 15, 1991 - Ettore Bugatti's 110th birthday. EB stood for Ettore Bugatti, 110 for his 110th birthday. The coupe was a sensation: 3.5-litre V12 engine, five valves per combustion chamber, four turbochargers, permanent four-wheel drive, six-speed gearbox and a power output between 560 and 610 hp. The monocoque was made of carbon making it unique. The EB110 was thus the most modern supercar among its competitors for years to come. From 0 to 100 km/h the EB110 sprinted in to 3.3 seconds and was considered the fastest production car of its time. The top speed was 351 km/h which was a world record for a standard sports car. But that was not all. With the EB110, Bugatti set a total of four world records for the fastest acceleration, the fastest production sports car, the fastest gas-powered sports car and the fastest production car on ice.

But the market for supercars was collapsing at the that time, and demand was falling dramatically. As Artioli could no longer serve suppliers the production facility had to close down. By 1995, only about 96 EB110 GT and 32 EB110 Super Sport were built at the Manufacture in Campogalliano. The luxury sedan EB112 that was presented in 1993 could no longer be delivered. In July 1995, the Italian adventure in Campogalliano came to an end. A last entry in the guestbook of the main building still carries notes from a few guests.

Since then, the factory halls have been abandoned. However, the terrain is still accessible today, remaining as a witness of days passed. The former caretaker Ezio Pavesi continues to care for the work; his passion stemming from his loyalty to the great brand. The Bugatti mind is omnipresent. At the blue-coloured building of the development department, the Bugatti emblem shimmers through, the names of some sponsors scroll slowly.

The Bugatti brand and its current hyper sports cars have been radiant again - brighter than ever. In 1998, the Bugatti myth rose again when the company moved back to Molsheim, France. Since 2005, in Alsace, where Ettore Bugatti founded his company around 110 years ago, exclusive hyper sports cars such as the Chiron1 and Divo2 have been handcrafted. The Château, the North and South Remise and the studio have been the main attraction of Bugatti fans from around the world ever since. Bugatti has deliberately reestablished its French roots in the rebranding and created exactly where the brand was founded in 1909 - and to form further successes.

 

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« Respuesta #1698 en: 09 Agosto 2019, 14:41:15 »
10 MILLIONTH MINI BUILT AS BRAND CELEBRATES 60TH YEAR

As MINI continues to celebrate its 60th anniversary, the brand has achieved a new feat as the ten millionth MINI produced globally since 1959 rolled off the assembly line.

The landmark car – a MINI 60 Years Anniversary Edition – was built on July 24th 2019 at MINI Plant Oxford and will take pride of place in today’s special event at Oxford.

To celebrate the brand’s 60th anniversary, MINI has been on the hunt for 60 owners of 60 cars, one from each year of production - with 60 personal stories from across the decades. Shared across the MINI digital channels throughout the year, the stories from owners around the UK shows the love they have for their cars and the important part they have played in so many people’s lives.

Today, MINI has bought together these cars at Plant Oxford for a special birthday gathering, before heading to the International MINI Meeting in Bristol, an annual festival for MINI fans globally. The cars will be led by 621 AOK – the very first Mini built - with the 10 millionth MINI bringing up the rear.

Launched in 1959 and designed by Alec Issigonis, the classic Mini revolutionised the automotive world and was produced at Oxford until 1968, before moving to Longbridge, near Birmingham, where it continued to be built until October 2000. Between 1959 and 2000 more than 5.3 classic Minis were built.

Since the brand’s rebirth in 2001 under BMW ownership, sales around the world have gone from strength to strength. Last year nearly 400,000 MINIs were sold in 110 countries across the globe.

Three UK plants have a part to play in MINIs production today – Hams Hall near Birmingham makes engines, Swindon produces the body pressings and sub- assemblies for MINI, and this all comes together at the Oxford manufacturing plant with body shell production, paint and final assembly.

Daily output at Oxford has grown from around 300 cars a day in 2001 to around 1,000 today. The 4,500 strong workforce at Oxford produce one new MINI every 67 seconds.

Since 2000, over £2 billion has been invested by BMW Group in its UK manufacturing sites and, at Oxford this has included an extension to the plants body shop and new facilities in the paint shop and final assembly areas. In November 2019 the MINI Electric will begin production at Oxford and mark the beginning of a new era for the brand.

Peter Weber, managing director, MINI Plant Oxford and Swindon, said “As we celebrate 60 years of our iconic brand and look towards an electric future, I would like to thank everyone who has made MINI such a global success, from my team here to the loyal customers and fans around the world. To see the 10 millionth MINI roll of the production line here at Oxford was a moment of great pride for the whole team, a number of whom have relatives who were here building the very first Minis in 1959. This is a wonderful chapter in the MINI story and proof of the passion that our customers have for this very special British car.”

Just as Alec Issigonis’ first car did in 1959, MINI has continued to push the boundaries, whilst keeping creative use of space, driving fun, style and individualisation at its core.

Models built at Oxford today include the three and five door MINI Hatch and MINI Clubman. Around 80 per cent of MINIs built in Oxford are exported. The Convertible and Countryman models are built in The Netherlands.

 

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« Respuesta #1699 en: 12 Agosto 2019, 08:24:59 »
CATCH THE RAINBOW ASSORTMENT AND WIN A ‘BEHIND THE SCENES’ TOUR OF SINGER VEHICLE DESIGN AND PETROLICIOUS MEMBERSHIP

As globally renowned, boutique restoration and design house Singer Vehicle Designheads to the annual Monterey Car Week in celebration of the brand’s 10th anniversary, more than 25 distinct Porsche 911 vehicles restored by Singer will be embarking on the Monterey Peninsula as well.  Throughout the entire week, Singer will team with Petrolicious, the leading automotive lifestyle brand providing world class short films and tasteful editorial around the world's finest classic vehicles, to offer an interactive approach for fans of both brands to share their own visuals of any Singer restorations to be found in the area.

Enthusiasts can join the 10-year festivities by posting photos on Instagram of any of the unique and colorful Singer restorations they may see throughout the week, thereby entering to win a chance to visit Singer’s Sun Valley, California home, where the winner and up to three of their friends, can take a private ‘behind-the-scenes’ tour to see first-hand where the Singer magic is made.  The Instagram competition will accept all entries taken August 13th - August 19th within the Monterey Peninsula area, creatively documenting any Singer restoration found in the region – however all photos posted must use BOTH hashtags #singercelebration AND #petroljoy.  Petrolicious will additionally be providing the grand prize winner with a one-year ‘Petrolicious Premium Membership,’ and both brands will have additional gifts for any runner-up participants.

According to Shayan Bokaie, director of digital at Petrolicious, Singer’s obsession to detail is what makes the restorations they create so incredibly impressive. “I've seen the 1st and 100th 911 reimagined by Singer up close, both in the wild and at their shop in Los Angeles, and each time is an incredibly special experience,” said Bokaie.

“We geek out on all the incredible work done by the Singer team so we're super excited to 'car spot' alongside all the fans during Monterey Car Week, grab some photos of the cars, and drool over the 4,000+ hours of craftsmanship that goes into every one. It's a pleasure to see Singer engaging their owners and fans like this and bringing the community together, which is what Petrolicious is all about. Like they say, 'everything is important' at Singer, including showing them, sharing them, and driving them."

Because of the many overlapping fans shard by both Singer and Petrolicious, and the friendship between both companies, the synergy for the competition is a natural fit.  All entries will be reviewed by both Singer and Petrolicious and a winner will be announced by September 1st.  The winning prize will include the private tour of Singer for up to four guests and should be scheduled before year end.  Transportation is not included.

Petrolicious Premium Membership includes:

    Additional weekly Petrolicious films
    All-new print publication, ‘Drive Tastefully Quarterly’
    Member pricing in the Petrolicious Shop
    Priority access to events and more

Steven Davis, head of Singer client relations noted that during the past ten years, each year for Singer Vehicle Design has not only gotten bigger but has provided more opportunities to work in tandem with its customers' desires, while adding a whole lot of joy to the mix.

“This past year set an entirely new standard, with the results of our Dynamics and Lightweighting Study getting ready to launch – leading to collaboration with iconic partners such as Williams Advanced Engineering, Michelin, Brembo, Bosch and Mobil 1,” said Davis.  “We’re on a global pathway in pursuit of the most advanced air-cooled 911 in the world – and along the way, it’s the enthusiasts that help us to keep the passion alive.  Let the celebration continue -- Here's to more decades of exceeding all the past ones and setting no limits.”

About Singer Vehicle Design and Singer Reimagined

Singer Vehicle Design is based in Los Angeles, California and was formed a decade ago to pursue the creative possibilities within the vibrant world of iconic automobiles.  Air-cooled Porsche 911s, restored in a bespoke manner by Singer for their owners, have been presented with the world’s finest collectors’ cars at events including The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering and Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Singer Vehicle Design (Singer) restores and reimagines 1989 to 1994 Porsche 911s, based on the 964 chassis for its clients.  Singer does not manufacture or sell automobiles.

Singer is not sponsored, associated, approved, endorsed nor, in any way, affiliated with Porsche Cars North America, Inc., or Dr. Ing. h.c.F. Porsche, AG. The Porsche® name and crest and 911® are trademarks of Dr. Ing. h.c.F. Porsche AG, and any other products mentioned are the trademarks of their respective holders. Any mention of trademarked names or other marks is for purpose of reference only.

The product of Singer’s painstaking effort is a Porsche 911 restored and reimagined by Singer.  Out of respect for Porsche, and to respect Porsche’s trademark rights, this incredible machine should never under any circumstances be referred to or described as a “Singer,” “Singer 911,” “Singer Porsche 911” or a “Porsche Singer 911,” or in any other manner that suggests that it is anything but a Porsche 911

 

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« Respuesta #1700 en: 12 Agosto 2019, 14:24:32 »
MAKING HISTORY: THE ASTON MARTIN DB4 GT ZAGATO CONTINUATION PROGRAMME IS HANDCRAFTING EXCELLENCE

A never-to-be-repeated scene graces staff as they enter the impressive new Continuation build facilities at Aston Martin Works in Newport Pagnell, with no fewer than ten DB4 GT Zagato Continuation models currently going through a painstaking build process there.

Production of the brand’s most valuable new car to date is now in full swing at Aston Martin’s globally renowned Heritage Division headquarters, and the combination of artisan handcraftsmanship and modern production facilities and logistics means multiple Continuation cars can be, for the first time, constructed alongside each other.

But this is no ordinary car production line. Indeed, the word ‘line’ implies a procession of cars; however, at Newport Pagnell the process of hand-crafting the DB4 GT Zagato Continuation sports cars is much less clinical. Each individual Continuation sports car is the result of around 4,500 hours of detailed labour and meticulous handcrafting.

Paul Spires, President of Aston Martin Works, said: “It’s a privilege for all of us here at Newport Pagnell, as part of the Aston Martin family, to work on these remarkable ‘new old’ cars.

“The Continuation programme we started here with the DB4 GT Continuation in 2017, that has now spawned the iconic DB4 GT Zagato Continuation, is truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for us to contribute to the rich history of this great British luxury sports car brand.

“Along with the craftsmen and women who built the all-conquering DBR1 and DB3S race cars; the iconic DB4, DB5 and DB6; and the remarkable William Towns Aston Martin Lagonda super-saloon, the staff here today are making their own mark on automotive history.”

Built to race against the might of Ferrari in the 1960’s, the DB4 GT Zagato was a thoroughbred machine. Evolved for the rigours of motor racing and blessed with a rare and incontestable beauty, just 19 were built.

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

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

Dr Andy Palmer, Aston Martin Lagonda President and Group CEO, said: “I’m thrilled to see this ambitious Continuation project bear fruit in such an exceptional way. It took courage, vision and incredible dedication for all those involved to take this idea and make it the stunning reality it is today.

“The DB4 GT Zagato is one of the true jewels of Aston Martin’s proud heritage and, paired with the new beauty that is the stunning DBS GT Zagato, the DB4 GT Zagato Continuation cars are a unique and fitting celebration of the brand’s 60-year love affair with this unmatched Italian automotive style icon.”

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

 

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« Respuesta #1701 en: 13 Agosto 2019, 08:36:30 »
2019 BEETLE SUNSHINE TOUR: A SEA OF LIGHTS AT THE VOLKSWAGEN ICONS’ SUMMER FESTIVAL

The 15th Beetle Sunshine Tour – an event attracting more Beetle, New Beetles and Type 1s than anywhere else in the world – will start in Travemünde, near Lübeck at the Baltic Sea, on Friday 16 August. Around 500 vehicles have registered to take part this time around. The highlight this year is a “sea of Beetle lights”, where hundreds of these popular Volkswagen models will come together with light chains on Saturday evening. Some of the most beautiful examples will be presented at the same time as a “Beetle light chain” on the promenade in Travemünde.

The Volkswagen Type 1 – the original Beetle – has long been one of the most popular classic cars. The New Beetle, which was produced between 1997 and 2010, is now also becoming popular among collectors as a modern classic. Just like its predecessor, the New Beetle is a very long-lasting car. One of the oldest New Beetles that has registered to attend in Travemünde is a model that was shipped to Canada in March 1998. In 2019, the last Beetles – in production since 2011 – rolled off the production line in Mexico. These models are also already collector’s items.

Several hundred Beetles, New Beetles and Type 1s, all lit up: taking place on the Brügmanngarten festival grounds in Travemünde on Saturday evening at 10:15 pm, this visual spectacle promises to be something special. As Gabriele Kraft, founder of the Beetle Sunshine Tour, states, “85 percent of all participants have already agreed to be a part of the ‘sea of lights’.”

It is traditional for Volkswagen to show strong support for the Beetle Sunshine Tour. As in previous years, Volkswagen will be bringing a host of Beetles, New Beetles and Type 1s to Travemünde. The oldest model this time around is a Hebmüller Type 1 Convertible built in 1949. The most powerful one, meanwhile, is a New Beetle RSi1 produced in 2000, generating 165 kW/225 PS.

Further information about the Beetle Sunshine Tour is available at: https://beetle-sunshinetour.de

 

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LAMBORGHINI MIURA CELEBRATED IN A DEDICATED CLASS AT THE 59TH PEBBLE BEACH CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE

The Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, established in 1950, is the one of the most renowned classic car shows in the world, and every year the selection of cars for display is very severe, because only the best ones can be accepted to win this privilege. For the 59th edition, that will take place on Sunday, August 18th, 2019 only five Lamborghini Miura have been accepted as part of a dedicated class: The Lamborghini Miura class, celebrating the most iconic GT of the 1960s.
 
Among the five cars, entered from all over the world, all with an interesting and exceptional history, three have been restored by Lamborghini Polo Storico in Sant’Agata Bolognese. Each Miura is a perfect symbol of a magic period, when less rules lead to more freedom for technicians and car designers. The Miura is the result of the dreams of a young group of technicians, the eldest was 27 years old, as Engineers Giampaolo Dallara and Paolo Stanzani backed by a visionary entrepreneur as Ferruccio Lamborghini, and the Bertone firm youngest designer, 22 years old Marcello Gandini.
 
The Miura had its world premiere at the 1966 Geneva Motor Show and can be considered as the first super sports car of modern imprint. Equipped with a transversally mounted 4 liter V12 mid-engine with 4 overhead cams it was the fastest production car of that period. Each one of the 763 Miura originally manufactured from 1966 to 1973 in Sant’Agata Bolognese are today considered among the most desirable classic cars to be owned and to be driven.
 
The five Miura that will be shown in Pebble Beach 2019
 
1967 Miura P400, owned by Tom & Gwen Price, Belvedere, CA, USA, chassis #3087, the 22nd built of the original production series of 25. It was delivered new to Swiss racing driver Karl Foitek in June 1967, through his sports car dealership in Zurich. He owned it until 1972 and sold it to John Middleton of Lake Forest, Illinois, who kept the ownership for the following 40 years. The 3rd owner had the car restored by a Lamborghini expert in the USA and its current owner bought the car in October 2018.
 
1968 Miura P400 owned by Jon & Kim Shirley, Medina, WA, USA, chassis #3303, is the 101st Miura P400 built, finished in February 1968 and immediately delivered to its first owner, the Shah of Iran, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. This P400 was specially ordered with a chrome plated front bumper, a special steering wheel and several other cosmetic changes. Famously, the Shah took delivery of the Miura, equipped with special stud tires, in the snow at his home in St. Moritz. The Shah sold this Miura just before his downfall during the Iranian revolution of 1979, and the car was then confiscated by Ayatollah Khomeini’s government before being smuggled out of the country. It was then owned by the Shah’s son for the next 30 years. A full restoration was undertaken during 2018 and the current owner bought it at the beginning of 2019.
 
1968 Miura P400 owned by The Kaiser Collection, Vaduz, Liechtenstein, chassis #3586, is a real movie star, being the one used, driven by actor Rossano Brazzi, in the opening scene of Michael Cain film The Italian Job, released June 2nd, 1969. Chassis #3586 was chosen by the Paramount production executives to match the color of a badly damaged Miura that was also used for the movie’s infamous “crushing” scene. Once filming was completed, the surviving Miura was returned to the factory and subsequently delivered, via the Italian Lamborghini dealer Zani, to its first Italian owner on the 2nd July 1968. After being in collections in Italy, Japan and the UK, has been certified as the car of the movie and restored by Lamborghini Polo Storico in 2019.
 
1972 Miura P400 SV owned by Jean Todt, Paris, France, chassis #3673, one of the 150 Miura SV manufactured. The car wears a 1968 chassis number, of a totaled and dismantled P400, as for the request of its first owner, Captain Arthur Mechin, a former RAF pilot living in South Africa, willing to skip the cost of import duty of a new car. Delivered in November 1972, one of the last Miura assembled, it spent nearly 30 years in South Africa before being sold in the USA in 2001. Bought by its current owner, legendary rally driver, Ferrari Formula One team boss, and President of the FIA, Mr. Jean Todt, in 2016, it has been completely restored by Lamborghini Polo Storico in 2018.
 
1968/1975 Miura SVR owned by Shinji Takei, Japan, chassis #3781, is a one-off built by the factory in Sant’Agata Bolognese in 1975. This car began life as a Miura S and was first shown at the 1968 Turin Motor Show before being sold in Italy. In 1974, it was bought, as used, in Germany by Heinz Steber, who returned it to the factory asking them to build him a very special “racing” Miura. By 1975, after 18 months of work, Steber drove the car for a while, before selling it to a Japanese collector. Remained in Japanese ownership ever since, in 2016 has been purchased by the current owner, who entrusted Lamborghini Polo Storico of a complete restoration to return the car exactly as delivered in 1975.
 
Lamborghini Polo Storico, inaugurated in 2015, is Automobili Lamborghini’s department dedicated to preserving the heritage of the House of Sant’Agata Bolognese. Its activities include the restoration and certification of all Lamborghinis produced up to 2001, as well as the reconstruction of spare parts for classic Lamborghinis, for which more than 200 new code numbers were introduced in 2018 alone. Polo Storico also conserves and manages the company archives to support the conservation and preservation of all classic Lamborghini cars.

 

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« Respuesta #1703 en: 13 Agosto 2019, 14:25:54 »
TV STAR CARS AND A ROYAL ROLLS-ROYCE TO GO UNDER THE HAMMER AT BEAULIEU’S INTERNATIONAL AUTOJUMBLE

A royal Rolls-Royce and two star TV cars are to go under the hammer at Bonhams auction at Beaulieu’s International Autojumble on Saturday September 7th. A 1927 Rolls-Royce originally owned by King Edward VIII, 1952 Rover from All Creatures Great and Small and 1908 Napier from Downton Abbey are all to be sold at the show.

These remarkable auction lots are sure to excite potential buyers as part of the weekend’s award-winning International Autojumble, which will take place across the weekend of September 7th and 8th. More than 2,000 stands will be packed with classic car spares, motoring books and automobilia, with the Bonhams auction a highlight on the Saturday.

The 1927 Rolls-Royce Phantom I has an incredible history, having been originally owned by HRH the Prince of Wales, who later became King Edward VIII then abdicated in 1936. With its sleek fabric-bodied coachwork by Gurney Nutting, this distinctive and unique car was said to fit the image of a ‘Playboy Prince’.

After a decade in royal ownership, it resurfaced half a century later with its components scattered amongst piles of machinery on a Suffolk farm. After three decades of painstaking work by a Rolls-Royce specialist to piece it back together, the crowning glory of the restoration is a replica of the Britannia-upon-Globe radiator mascot fitted during the King Edward’s short reign, which was re-made using 3D scans of an original sculpture in the National Motor Museum collection. The Rolls-Royce is expected to reach £150,000 - £200,000.

The 1952 Rover 75 was a car star of much-loved BBC show All Creatures Great and Small – familiar to millions of viewers as the car driven by Robert Hardy’s character, vet Siegfried Farnon. Attending veterinary calls and animal emergencies, the classy saloon was put through its paces during filming in rural Yorkshire but was originally owned by a former WWI flying ace. The Rover is currently in need of restoration work and has an estimate of just £1,000 - £1,500, so available for a snip as a piece of TV history.

From a very different era is the 1908 Napier 45hp Type 23 limousine, which was driven in scenes for worldwide success Downton Abbey, as well as making appearances in Peaky Blinders and Mr Selfridge. Built to cosset the super-rich in its luxurious rear compartment, this prestigious British-built car perfectly captures the glamour of the Edwardian era and is expected to reach £250,000 - £300,000.

Admission to the Bonhams sale room is by catalogue only. To register in advance see www.bonhams.com/auctions/25455.

Another show highlight is Beaulieu’s Golden Oldies, a brand new display inviting all manner of pre-booked machines dating from the early days of motoring to 1969 to drive into the show. As well as taking part in the display, their owners can enjoy a complimentary weekend of event bargain-hunting.

Owners who would like to take part in the display with their pre-1970 vehicles should get in touch with the Beaulieu events team to be considered – places are limited. Show entry is free for vehicles that are accepted, with successful owners receiving a pair of three-day entry wristbands. Visit www.beaulieu.co.uk/events/international-autojumble or call 01590 614614 for details on how to apply.

For more than 50 years, International Autojumble has been an unmissable date on the classic car calendar for enthusiasts to track down elusive spare parts to keep their cars on the road.

Other show features include Automart with an impressive selection of up to 200 vehicles – from immaculate examples to restoration projects. While Dealermart will feature a selection of top condition classics from traders.

A Sunday highlight is Trunk Traders, as enthusiasts sell assorted motoring jumble from their garages, sheds and lofts, providing a great opportunity to find bargains.

One-day and two-dayvisitor tickets are available, with a limited number of premium tickets giving early entry to the showground an hour before the event opens to the public, plus priority parking. Tickets are available in advance online, with discounts for those bought by 5pm on August 29th. For tickets and details see www.beaulieu.co.uk/events/international-autojumble or call 01590 612888.

Event tickets include entry to the whole of the Beaulieu attraction, including the National Motor Museum with its Chitty Chitty Bang Bang 50 Years display, World of Top Gear with a new collection of cars from the latest series, On Screen Cars, Palace House, the Secret Army exhibition, Beaulieu Abbey and the grounds and gardens.

Exhibitors and Trunk Traders can book their stand online at www.beaulieu.co.uk/events/international-autojumble/exhibitors or contact the events team at events@beaulieu.co.uk or 01590 614614.

 

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« Respuesta #1704 en: 13 Agosto 2019, 14:27:34 »
BRITISH MOTOR HERITAGE TO CELEBRATE THE MINI’S 60TH BIRTHDAY AT THE 2019 GOODWOOD REVIVAL

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Courtesy of the thousands of replacement bodyshells and individual panels it has manufactured over the last 40 years, British Motor Heritage (BMH) has arguably done more than any other company to keep the classic Mini alive for its first 60 years, and help the model on its way to another 60. It is therefore entirely fitting that Alec Issigonis’ immortal baby will dominate the company’s stand at the upcoming Goodwood Revival, September 12-15.

The walls of the stand will be decorated in recollection of the ‘Swinging Sixties’, of which the Mini was so central a part, while the open area will be dominated by an example of BMH’s replacement Mini bodyshells cunningly suspended above the company’s own beautifully restored MK1 Cooper S.

In addition to the hardware it produces for the benefit of the full range of classic Minis – not to mention: MG Bs, Fs and Midgets; Austin-Healey Sprites; Triumph TR6s, Spitfires, GT6s and Stags; and the ubiquitous Morris Minor - BMH also has a thriving online retail arm, Motoring Classics, a selection of products from which will be available for purchase at the event. Among them will be: Tex mirrors and accessories; travel bags and suitcases; Mountney steering wheels; and the company’s popular clothing range, inclusive of genuine Irvin leather flying jackets, and MG-branded polo shirts and sweatshirts.

Further information on British Motor Heritage can be found at www.bmh-ltd and on Motoring Classics at www.motoringclassics.co.uk.

 

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« Respuesta #1705 en: 14 Agosto 2019, 14:54:35 »
COLLECTOR CARS OF TOMORROW STAR IN ‘FUTURE CLASSICS’ AT CONCOURS OF ELEGANCE

The Concours of Elegance is a display of only the rarest and most astonishing cars ever created. But the event always poses the question: “What are the Concours cars of tomorrow?”. The Future Classics class looks to provide the answer with a gathering of the latest, most exclusive limited-edition luxury and performance cars; the models that will one day become the most sought-after additions to a car collection.

The RUF CTR is perhaps the perfect example; steeped in heritage, hand crafted, exceedingly fast and incredibly rare. This 700bhp model is built on a totally bespoke aluminium platform, clothed in lightweight carbon fibre body panels. With a weight of just over 1100kg, it’s the successor to the legendary RUF CTR ‘Yellowbird’; a Porsche 911-based model that has hypnotised motoring enthusiasts with its famous filmed ‘Faszination’ lap of the Nürburgring. On its release, the ‘Yellowbird’ was the fastest car in the world, but the new CTR is faster still, with a top speed of 224mph. ‘Yellowbird’ itself will also be on display at Hampton Court Palace as part of the Main Concours line-up.

Joining the RUF is a limited edition Bentley model, built in 2019 to celebrate the brand’s Centenary. The Mulsanne ‘W.O. Edition’ pays homage to Bentley’s founder, inspired by his very own 8 Litre, and even including a part of that car’s original crankshaft, proudly displayed between the two rear seats. The crankshaft is set within a veneered surface, with a handcrafted vision of W.O Bentley’s 8 Litre, completed in an art deco style during a painstaking process of more than 8 days. Elsewhere, the Centenary Mulsanne is marked out by its use of heritage hides of leather, W.O. Bentley signatures throughout and a number of 8 Litre-inspired styling touches.

The Bentley is joined by another British rarity; the Aston Martin Vulcan. This track-only two-seater was limited to just 24 units globally, powered by a 7.0-litre V12 engine producing 820bhp in its most powerful tune. Using Formula One-style pushrod suspension, adjustable dampers, adjustable anti-roll bars and variable traction control, this lightweight Aston Martin is the ultimate trackday car.  And from trackday car to out-and-out racing car, the Ginetta G60-LT-P1 will also be in the Future Classics line-up, featuring a full carbon fibre monocoque chassis and body, seven-speed racing gearbox by XTrac and a 3.4-litre turbocharged engine.

Almost at the other end of the automotive scale is the Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupé. Beautifully handcrafted, this particular example was the last ever Drophead Coupé off the line at the Rolls-Royce facility in Goodwood, constructed with a painstaking attention-to-detail over more than 800 hours.

Andrew Evans, Concours of Elegance Director, said: “There’s no doubt that the Concours of Elegance celebrates motoring heritage; after all, it’s often the stories behind some of these rare cars that makes them so special. But the stories being written in the modern automotive world deserve to be told, too, which is why we wanted to showcase this range of ‘Future Classics’. Each is a celebration of bespoke craftsmanship, performance and luxury; they’re the automotive rarities that you’d be astonished to see on a concours lawn 50 years from now.”

‘Future Classics’ is just one of four superlative features at this year’s Concours of Elegance, which also includes a world-first Aston Martin Zagato display, featuring one of every model produced by one of motoring’s most legendary partnerships. Visitors will also be able to see a 70th anniversary display of five Ferrari 166MM models, including the 1949 Le Mans and Mille Miglia-winning car, which is informally known as the most significant Ferrari in the world.

The Concours of Elegance is built around its main display of around 60 of the rarest cars ever created, from 1904 right up to 2019. This once-in-a-lifetime collection of vehicles this year includes the Ballot 3/8 LC that won the very first Italian Grand Prix, and the 2018 McLaren P1 GTR ‘Beco’, featuring an Ayrton Senna-inspired livery and even a steering wheel made from the same material as Senna’s MP4/4 Formula One car.

Adult tickets for this year’s Concours of Elegance start from £40, with children under five and carers entering free of charge. For the first time, visitors can also book into an on-site ‘Tom’s Kitchen’ restaurant by celebrated chef, Tom Aikens for a full three-course lunch. Alternatively, Tom’s Kitchen provides less formal deli grab and go options or a three-course picnic.

Visitors are also able to purchase bespoke hospitality packages, including VIP parking, three-course lunch in the Owners’ Enclosure, drinks reception and cream tea. To buy tickets head to: http://www.concoursofelegance.co.uk/tickets

 

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« Respuesta #1706 en: 14 Agosto 2019, 14:55:00 »
TRIO OF STUNNING ROYAL CARS TO GRACE BLENHEIM LAWNS AT SALON PRIVÉ

A distinguished pair of coachbuilt Rolls-Royce and a stunning Ferrari, all with documented Royal provenance, will grace the manicured lawns of Blenheim Palace for this year’s spectacular Salon Privé Concours d’Elégance by Chubb Insurance which takes place on Thursday 5th & Friday 6th September.

The first and earliest of the two Rolls-Royces is an imposing open touring-bodied 1912 Silver Ghost, coachbuilt by Barker & Co. of London and fitted with an elaborate Taj Mahal nameplate for its Indian Raj client; the Maharaja of Nabha. This distinctive Silver Ghost has a unique place in Rolls-Royce history, it being the only surviving pre-1914 Indian trials car, with its authentic engine and chassis still carrying its original body. Remarkably, the car has only had two owners since new, with the current custodians having owned her since her return to England in the early 1990s.

The second Rolls-Royce model is a Silver Wraith. In the early 1950s, the Silver Wraith was built and prepared by Rolls-Royce as a drivable chassis, and then dispatched to some of the world’s best coachbuilders where bespoke bodies were designed and fitted. Designed to be one of the most luxurious motor cars in the world, the Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith carried some of the most prestigious passengers of its time, including royals and imperials, plus other wealthy clients such as leading industrialists and Hollywood celebrities. This particular Silver Wraith, chassis WVH74 was built in 1953 as a 4-door Drophead Coupe by London-based Coachbuilder, Hooper & Co. and went on to have the enviable pleasure of carrying not only official Royalty but also Hollywood Royalty as it was the car used by Prince Rainier of Monaco for his wedding to Grace Kelly on 18th April 1956.

The 1954 Ferrari 250 GT Europa is a very special custom-built example, bodied in aluminum alloy for Princess Liliana de Rèthy, the second wife of His Royal Highness King Leopold II of Belgium. It was the second of five Ferraris that would pass through the Royal household. The Royal couple were apparently very ‘hands-on’ during the design and construction of the car, making several documented visits to Turin to approve drawings, colours, materials and interior treatment. Finished in dark green with tan leather interior and a rare off-white vinyl covered roof, chassis 0359 GT was delivered to Princess Liliana on January 5th, 1955.

Remarking on the Royal cars entered into next month’s event, Salon Privé’s Concours Chairman, Andrew Bagley said: “It is very exciting to have some truly Royal motorcars taking part in this year’s concours. Each car is exquisite with amazing provenance and I’m sure they harness many untold stories. The breath-taking Blenheim Palace location makes for the perfect and highly appropriate backdrop for these historic and authentic Royal cars.”

For more information about tickets, please visit the website: https://www.salonpriveconcours.com

 

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« Respuesta #1707 en: 14 Agosto 2019, 14:55:21 »
ENTRIES INVITED FOR BARONS’ JAGUAR HERITAGE, CLASSIC AND SPORTS CARS SALE - SANDOWN PARK, SEPTEMBER 20

Entries are invited for Barons’ annual Jaguar Heritage, Classic and Sports Cars sale, at Sandown Park racecourse on Friday September 20.

Early Jaguar entries already consigned include an absolutely immaculate and hugely collectable Opalescent silver grey 1965 E-type Series 1 FHC with Webasto sliding roof. It has been subject to a well-documented professional restoration costing some £60,000 and including a bare metal respray. This stunning example of the most iconic 1960s sports car carries a guide price of £80,000-£95,000.

Non-Jaguar entries include a beautiful 1933 Alvis Firefly. This elegant pre-War British classic was fully restored many years ago and has been lovingly cared for ever since. The guide price for this stylish motor car is £40,000-£50,000.

One unusual early submission - and possibly not one for Jaguar purists but certainly one for lovers of head-turning cars - is the 1959 Challenger E-type replica Mk 1. This unique machine is one of the first-ever Challenger E-types, having been built in Cornwall in 1995 by the Triple C Company before the company moved to the Scottish borders and changed its name to Challenger. So why the 1959 date attribution? That comes from the donor car - a 1959 Rover 90 - and has resulted in the car’s log book showing it as registered as a 1959 Jaguar E-type, making it the oldest registered ‘E-type’ in the world! In bright red with white hardtop and whitewall tyres, it’s certainly a looker and, with a guide price of £8,000-£12,000, it offers E-type looks combined with a 3.5-litre Rover V8 engine for a decidedly un-E-type price!

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

 

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« Respuesta #1708 en: 14 Agosto 2019, 15:00:31 »
REGENT STREET MOTOR SHOW HEADLINED BY ILLINOIS ROUTE 66 HELPS CELEBRATE MILESTONE 200 YEARS

Already established as the country’s biggest free-to-view car-themed spectacle enjoyed by more than 500,000 visitors, this year’s glittering Illinois Route 66 Regent Street Motor Show (Saturday 2 November) will also serve as one of the stand-out events marking Regent Street’s distinguished 200th anniversary. Adding to the excitement, the Show is teaming up with Illinois Route 66 for the third year in succession.

It was back in 1819 that Regent Street took its name from Prince Regent who had instructed celebrated architect John Nash to build London’s first purpose-built shopping street, and what is today a world famous global destination set right in the heart of the capital city.

To mark this momentous milestone, several stylish celebrations are planned along the length of Nash’s iconic curve throughout the forthcoming months including, of course, the Regent Street Motor Show. As tradition dictates, the crowd-pleasing attraction will be staged on the eve of the Bonhams London to Brighton Veteran Car Run and will feature a magical mix of motoring past, present and future.

Though Regent Street precedes the introduction of Karl Benz’s game-changing 1885 Motorwagen, its hallowed facades have witnessed the full evolution of motoring from those early days of self-propelled horseless carriages right up to the latest city-friendly electric cars – an amazing journey through time, echoes of which will be reflected in the landmark 2019 Show.

As ever the formative early days will be wonderfully represented by more than a hundred extraordinary pre-1905 pioneers taking part in the annual Veteran Car Concours d’Elegance before heading off on their route to Brighton at first light the following morning. The unique concours is always a huge attraction – even more so as many of the intrepid time-travellers, who come from all over the world to be part of the occasion, are dressed in eye-catching period costumes.

At the other end of the spectrum, the Motor Show always provides a glimpse into the next 200 years of powered personal transportation with thought-provoking displays of futuristic vehicles, many propelled by the latest innovative generation of low carbon drivetrains.

Equally arresting collections of evocative classic and desirable contemporary cars bridge the decades between the dawn and impending eras of motoring and take on even more significance this year with Regent Street honouring its full history both as a major thoroughfare and as an internationally renowned shopping destination.

Ben Cussons, Chairman of the Royal Automobile Club, said “Putting the spotlight on the timeline of the automobile, the Regent Street Motor Show is now one of this country’s top motoring spectacles. This captivating journey through the automobile’s history never fails to capture the imagination of the public; part of its charm is its universal appeal which draws in both the lifelong car enthusiast and the interested passer-by. We are delighted to welcome back Illinois Route 66 as headline partner, and with Regent Street itself celebrating its 200th anniversary in 2019, this year’s Show will take on added significance.”

Now entering its third year, the event’s title partnership with Illinois Route 66 – another of the world’s most historic and famous highways – continues to go from strength-to-strength. The city of Chicago, Illinois' most popular gateway, is home to the start of what is often called the ‘Main Street of America’ or the ‘Mother Road’.

Jan Kemmerling, Acting Director of the Illinois Office of Tourism, said, “We are thrilled to partner with the Regent Street Motor Show for the third consecutive year. We know a significant number of UK visitors enjoy travelling to Chicago each year to experience Route 66 in Illinois, where the journey officially begins. This premier motoring event is the perfect opportunity to inspire more travellers to visit Illinois and travel back in time along the 'Mother Road' - featuring world-famous historical landmarks and must-see sites, from Chicago to Springfield to Alton and many stops in-between. We look forward to promoting Illinois Route 66 road trips to car enthusiasts attending this year's Regent Street Motor Show."

The first 100 miles of the epic 2,448-mile journey to the West coast is situated between Lake Michigan and the Illinois River, a region filled with miles of trails and waterways that stretch from suburban Chicago all the way to Starved Rock State Park. The next stretch of Route 66 is also peppered with iconic landmarks taking travellers through the Springfield region, renowned for its extensive and authentic collection of historic Abraham Lincoln sites, and then into Illinois’ Great Rivers & Routes region, home to another of America’s legendary automotive arteries, the Great River Road along the Mississippi River, stretching north-south from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico.

Whether it is a road trip on Route 66 or a visit to Regent Street in its 200th year, there is lots to savour in 2019. Further details of the not-to-be-missed Show will be revealed in the coming months.

 

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« Respuesta #1709 en: 16 Agosto 2019, 08:05:25 »
A SALE OF FERRARI AND PORSCHE HEADS TO THE DALLAS BURSTON POLO CLUB ON 21ST SEPTEMBER

Silverstone Auctions next sale will be held at The Dallas Burston Polo Club and will be for a Sale of Ferrari and Porsche on the 21st September.

Held in association with the Porsche Club GB and The Ferrari Owners Club of Great Britain, this sale will be a selection of some of the finest sports cars from these German and Italian marques.

Already consigned is a 1990 Ferrari 348 TB. Launched in 1989 this is one of the 60 pre-production models with styling cues taken from the Testarossa, its side strakes and rectangular tail lights. When production ceased in 1993, just 2,894 cars had been produced and with such a limited run of cars, this is a great opportunity to acquire 3.4 litre V8 Ferrari which has just 2,500 kilometres on the clock from new. This is one superb car, not only is it is Classiche certified, but it also comes with the completely original luggage set, tools, jack and leather book pack. Offered at £85,000 to £95,000 this left-hand-drive 348 is now UK registered and has been recently serviced by a Ferrari main dealer. This really is one for the collector.

The Porsche 911s from the 1980s are considered to be one of the best designs, with their big whale tails and flared wheel arches for a more sportier appearance. When you get to the level of a Carrera Supersport Cabriolet, well what a stunning car it becomes. It is revered as the ultimate development of the 911. This 1986 version with just over 50,000 miles really looks the part. Presented in black with a cream and black piped leather interior, this two-owner car has recently had a service totalling £5,500 by a marque specialist which also included a new clutch, exhaust, fuel tank and pump. Offered at £55,000 to £65,000 this black beauty comes with its tools and service book.

Harry Whale auction manager for Silverstone Auctions commented: “Our sale of Ferraris and Porsches gives a great opportunity to showcase these fine sportscars.”

“This year will be the first time that we hold the two sales on one day at the Dallas Burston Polo Club. The venue is also great for accessibility with parking very close to the auction and with food on offer from the on-site restaurant.”

“We are of course delighted to be working with our two clubs, this will be our fifth auction with Porsche Club GB and the second with The Ferraris Owners Club of Great Britain.”

Silverstone Auctions are accepting cars for their Sale of Ferraris and Porsche 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.

Friday the 21st September will be a viewing day from 1pm to 6pm with the auction of automobilia and cars on the Saturday from 9am.

 

 

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