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FULL CAR LIST REVEALED AS COUNTDOWN TO CONCOURS OF ELEGANCE 2019 BEGI

Concours of Elegance has revealed the full list of spectacular cars which will appear at Hampton Court in just a week’s time.

Taking place from 6-8 September, this celebration of automotive elegance, style and passion will feature more than 60 of the rarest and most exclusive cars ever produced in its Main Concours. But while the spotlight most certainly falls on this collection, the Concours of Elegance will display a total of nearly 1,000 rare and exotic vehicles over the course of the weekend in special world-first features and collections.

The Concours of Elegance’s main line-up is always a visual story-telling of the history of the motorcar. From iconic pre-1914 automobiles to limited edition sports and supercars of the 21st century, each of the Concours of Elegance cars has a remarkable story to tell.

Concours of Elegance has picked out a handful of the incredible cars confirmed to appear in the Hampton Court Palace Fountain Garden:

1937 Delage D8-120 Cabriolet
A car with a unique story, this Delage appeared in one of Hollywood’s most spectacular lm musicals, An American in Paris, glamorously carrying Gene Kelly around the City of Light. How did it get the role? It was delivered by coachbuilder Henri Chapron to a Parisian customer in June 1939, only for it to be appropriated later by a French general of the Vichy government, a German collaborator. In 1946 the treacherous general sent the car to California, expecting to follow it, but the USA denied him a visa, so he went to Argentina and sold the car to RKO Studios. In Hollywood its exotic lines earned it a few roles in films, including Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye, starring James Cagney. The producers of Gershwin’s An American in Paris asked for a few changes including rear-light modifications and two- tone green livery, so when it was returned to France for location filming, Chapron himself oversaw the changes.

1948 Delahaye 175S Grand Luxe Dandy Convertible
The very same flamboyant coachbuilder Henri Chapron called the body style of this delightful four-seat convertible, ‘Le Dandy’, and no doubt he was aware of the poet Baudelaire’s expressed opinion that dandyism meant cultivating the idea of beauty, of satisfying one’s passions and of rejecting middle-class values and any egalitarian principles. The result presented here is an exceptionally pretty car, very rare (only some 50 examples of the 175 in all styles were built) and with that indisputably artistic and original character for which the French stylists were famous. The two-tone paintwork is colourful, dynamic and expressive of speed, and inside the blue theme is continued on the steering wheel, instrument panel, seats, carpets and door panels. With ‘Le Dandy’, Chapron created a car that can have several different characters: when there is rain or cold or one does not wish to be seen, it can be fully closed; it can be a ‘coupé deville’ with an open front section and closed rear for a chauffeur and discreet passenger, or it can be a fully open cabriolet.

1974 Porsche Carrera RS 3.0
In 1973 Porsche launched the 2.7 RS Carrera, an unashamed homologation special designed to ensure the world-famous 911 silhouette became even more successful in races and rallies, which it did. The following year, the Stuttgart firm desired more power and performance, and the engineers came up with the 3.0 RS, the splendid car presented here. While total production of 2.7 RSs was 1580, a mere 54 Carrera RS 3.0s emerged from the factory, a rare model that homologated a further-developed RS for the ‘G-Series’ 1974 model year. The much-developed cars were of course road legal and were fitted with a 3-litre Type 911/77. The 2.7-litre flat-six had not only been enlarged: it had also been given new cylinder heads, larger inlet ports and larger inlet and exhaust surfaces for the valve heads. It developed 230bhp in the road versions, wonderful for highway use, and up to 330bhp in the competition cars for Group 3 races and rallies. In standard form, top speed was around 155mph, with 0-60mph in 5.5 seconds. The 3.0 RS was lightened by the use of thin-gauge steel, simplified equipment and glassfibre for engine and bonnet lids.

2019 Touring Superleggera Sciàdipersia Cabriolet
Intended to be a road-going Orient Express, the inspiration for this ultra-exclusive model – of which only 15 will be built – goes back to 1958 and the Shah of Iran. Shah Reza Pahlavi, who came to power in 1953, was a keen collector
of fast and luxurious cars, buying Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Bizzarrinis and Maseratis, and in 1958 he asked Maserati to build him a bespoke high-performance car, with a 450S racing engine fitted into a 3500GT chassis. He commissioned Touring Superleggera to design the coachwork for a highly distinctive car in which he could display his royal status. This new custom model, nicknamed the Scià di Persia (Italian for Shah of Iran), was one inspiration behind the current Sciàdipersia. Another key influence was the simple desire to buck the current trend for aggressive design features. The Sciàdipersia is intended to be svelte, subtle and understated, with classic (and therefore long-lasting) looks that also hark back to the best of the 1960s and ‘70s. It has a low, minimalist front, clean flanks and a substantial tail.

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. To buy tickets head to: http://www.concoursofelegance.co.uk/tickets

The full list of cars on display in the Main Concours is:

1904 Napier L49

1907 Diatto A Clément

1911 Lancia Delta Tipo 56

1920 Ballot 3/8 LC

1921 Bentley 3-Litre

1922 Bentley 3-Litre ‘Le Mans’ Tourer

1923 Bentley 3-Litre Supercharged

1928 Bugatti Type 37

1928 Minerva AF Transformable Town Car by Hibbard & Darrin

1929 Bentley 4 ½-Litre Single Seater ‘Bentley Blower No 1‘

1929 Bentley Speed Six ‘Old No. One’

1930 Bentley Speed Six Gurney Nutting Sportsman’s Coupe ‘Blue Train’

1929 Bentley 4 ½-Litre Blower ‘Team car’

1930 Bentley 8-Litre

1930 Bentley Speed Six ‘Old No. 3’

1931 Bentley Speed Six Dual-Cowl Sports Tourer by Vanden Plas

1932 Aston Martin LM9 Le Mans Lightweight

1936 Bentley 4 ¼-Litre by Antem

1936 Stout Scarab

1937 Delage D8-120 Cabriolet

1938 Alvis Speed 25 DHC

1938 Bugatti Type 57

1948 Alfa Romeo 6C-2500 SS Pininfarina Cabriolet

1948 Delahaye 175 S Grand Luxe Chapron

1949 Ferrari 166 MM Barchetta Touring

1949 Ferrari 166 MM Barchetta Touring

1949 Ferrari 166 MM Barchetta

1950 Ferrari 166 MM Barchetta

1950 Talbot-Lago T26 GS

1951 Pegaso Z-102 Berlinetta Prototype ENASA

1951 Ferrari 212 Export Berlinetta Touring

1952 Frazer Nash Targa Florio

1953 Lotus Mk VIII

1954 Alfa Romeo 1900 C SS Zagato

1954 Ferrari 500 Mondial

1955 Bentley R-Type Continental Coupé by Franay

1955 Jaguar D-Type

1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing

1956 Aston Martin DB 2/4 Mk II

1956 Bentley S1 Drophead Coupé by H.J. Mulliner

1957 Porsche 356A Speedster

1958 AC Ace Bristol

1958 Aston Martin DB Mk III

1959 Bristol 406 SWB Zagato

1959 Ferrari 250 TR

1961 Jaguar E-Type FHC

1964 Aston Martin DB5

1964 Aston Martin DB5 Convertible

1965 Ford GT 40

1967 Maserati Mistral V8 ‘Prototype’ by Frua

1968 Ferrari 330 GTC

1970 Lamborghini Miura P400 S

1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7

1974 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 3.0

1984 De Tomaso Pantera GT5

1985 Aston Martin V8 Vantage X-Pack Prototype

1987 Ruf CTR ‘Yellow Bird’

1997 McLaren F1

2002 Bentley State Limousine

2016 Aston Martin Vulcan

2016 Rolls-Royce Phantom VII Drophead Coupe

2017 Ruf CTR Anniversary

2018 McLaren P1 GTR

2018 Ginetta G60-LT-P1

2019 Touring Superleggera Sciádipersia Cabriolet

2019 Bentley Mulsanne WO Edition

 

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« Respuesta #1726 en: 02 Septiembre 2019, 14:44:28 »
FROM EXP 2 TO EXP 100 GT: 100 SENSATIONAL YEARS OF BENTLEY CELEBRATED AT SALON PRIVÉ BENTLEY MASTERS

FROM EXP 2 TO EXP 100 GT: 100 SENSATIONAL YEARS OF BENTLEY CELEBRATED AT SALON PRIVÉ BENTLEY MASTERS by Chubb Insurance, Pirell & Lockton Private Clients   

Saturday 7th September 2019

    51 stunning Bentleys salute 100 years of British automotive icon
    Everything from the oldest EXP 2 to the newest EXP 100 GT
    Highlights include 1931 4 ½ Litre ‘Blower’, 1931 8 Litre Drophead Coupé, 1934 Barnato Hassan, 1952 R Type (No.1) and 1968 T1 Pininfarina
    Judging Panel of 9 marque experts to be led by 5 Time Le Mans Winner, Derek Bell MBE
    Chairman & CEO, Adrian Hallmark confirmed to judge

2 September; The Directors of Salon Privé are delighted to present the 3rd in the series of Masters; the Salon Privé Bentley Masters which celebrates 100 years of this iconic British luxury marque. Guests will see the finest Bentley collection ever assembled bookended by the 1920 EXP 2 at one end and 2019 EXP 100 GT at the other.

On Saturday 7th September, the beautifully manicured lawns of Blenheim Palace will play host to this spectacular occasion as owners and enthusiasts converge on Blenheim from around the world in celebration. Bentley Motors’ Chairman and CEO, Adrian Hallmark will also be joining in the celebration as one of the panel of judges. For enthusiasts of the marque, Saturday 7th September is the start of a weekend-long celebration that also includes the Bentley Drivers Club Annual Concours on Sunday 8th September and a world-record gathering of well in excess of 1,000 Bentleys.

The Directors of Salon Privé are now delighted to publish the full show field for this year’s Salon Privé Bentley Masters by Chubb Insurance, Pirelli & Lockton Private Clients and invite you to join them as they celebrate history:

Year
   

Car Make and Model
   

Coachbuilder

1920
   

Bentley EXP No. 2
   

W.O. Bentley

1925
   

Bentley 3 Litre
   

Vanden Plas

1927
   

Bentley 6.5 Litre Sports Coupé
   

Surbico

1927
   

Bentley 3/4.5 Speed
   

Vanden Plas

1928
   

Bentley 4.5 Litre
   

Vanden Plas

1929
   

Bentley Speed Six
   

Gurney Nutting

1929
   

Bentley Speed Six Saloon
   

Gurney Nutting

1929
   

Bentley 4.5 Litre Sports ‘Bluebell’
   

Corsica

1930
   

Bentley 4.5 Litre Supercharged
   

Gurney Nutting

1931
   

Bentley 4 Litre Saloon
   

H.J. Mulliner

1931
   

Bentley 4.5 Litre Supercharged
   

Vanden Plas

1931
   

Bentley 8 Litre Drophead Coupé
   

Vanden Plas

1932
   

Bentley 8 Litre Saloon
   

H.J. Mulliner

1934
   

Bentley 3.5 Litre Drophead Coupé
   

Windovers

1934
   

Bentley Barnato Hassan Special
   

Wally Hassan

1936
   

Bentley 4.25 Litre Streamlined Drophead Coupé
   

H.J. Mulliner

1938
   

Bentley 4.25 Litre Drophead Coupé
   

H.J. Mulliner

1938
   

Bentley 4.25 Litre Drophead Coupé
   

H.J. Mulliner

1938
   

Bentley Sports Saloon
   

Park Ward

1939
   

Bentley Corniche
   

Mulliner, and Ashley & James

1939
   

Bentley 4.5 Litre MX Derby
   

Vanvooren

1950
   

Bentley Mark VI Drophead Coupé
   

E.D. Abbott Ltd

1952
   

Bentley Mark VI Drophead Coupé
   

H.J. Mulliner

1952
   

Bentley R Type Continental
   

H.J. Mulliner

1953
   

Bentley R Type Continental
   

H.J. Mulliner

1954
   

Bentley R Type Continental
   

H.J. Mulliner

1954
   

Bentley R Type Continental Cabriolet
   

Park Ward

1956
   

Bentley S1 Continental Sports Saloon
   

H.J. Mulliner

1956
   

Bentley S1 Continental Fixed Head Coupé
   

Park Ward

1956
   

Bentley S1 Continental Fixed Head Coupé
   

Park Ward

1957
   

Bentley S1 Continental Drophead Coupé
   

Park Ward

1957
   

Bentley S1 Continental Drophead Coupé
   

Park Ward

1957
   

Bentley S1 Continental Fastback
   

H.J. Mulliner

1958
   

Bentley S1 Continental Drophead Coupé
   

Park Ward

1961
   

Bentley S2 Continental Drophead Coupé
   

Park Ward

1961
   

Bentley S2 Continental Drophead Coupé
   

Mulliner Park Ward

1963
   

Bentley S3 Continental Flying Spur
   

H.J. Mulliner

1968
   

Bentley T1 Pininfarina Fixed Head Coupé
   

Pininfarina

1975
   

Bentley Corniche Fixed Head Coupé
   

Mulliner Park Ward

1975
   

Bentley Corniche Drophead Coupé
   

Mulliner Park Ward

2000
   

Bentley Continental T
   

Bentley Special Commissions

2001
   

Bentley Arnage
   

Bentley Motors

2003
   

Bentley Speed 8
   

Bentley Motorsport

2006
   

Bentley Azure
   

Bentley Motors

2008
   

Bentley Continental GTC
   

Mulliner

2009
   

Bentley Brooklands
   

Park Ward

2015
   

Bentley GT3-R
   

Bentley Motors

2015
   

Bentley Bentayga (Pikes Peak)
   

Bentley Motors

2016
   

Bentley Sir Peter Blake Continental GT
   

Bentley Motors

2019
   

Bentley Continental GT Convertible Number 1 Edition
   

Bentley Motors

2019
   

Bentley Mulliner Mulsanne Speed
   

Mulliner


Salon Privé Co-Founder & Sales Director, David Bagley commented  “A year ago, we sat with Bentley Motors and Bentley Drivers Club to discuss how we would celebrate the centenary of this iconic British automotive luxury brand and now we are about to see it unfold on the spectacular lawns of Blenheim Palace. We are justifiably very proud of what has been achieved and look forward to welcoming owners, entrants and enthusiasts to the largest birthday party for Bentley in the world.”

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

 

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« Respuesta #1727 en: 03 Septiembre 2019, 16:20:49 »
ALFA ROMEO SET TO THRILL FANS DURING THE WEEK OF THE ITALIAN GP

Ahead of this weekend’s Monza Grand Prix, Alfa Romeo will be celebrating their home Grand Prix with the help of the legendary GP Tipo 159 Alfetta and the opportunity for fans to get involved at the Alfa Romeo Motorhome in Milan, as well as hosting a programme of exclusive activities at the Alfa Romeo Museum.

Activities kick off tomorrow evening, 4 September, at the exclusive Larusmiani Boutique, the oldest clothing and tailoring brand in Via Monte Napoleone, founded in 1922.  They will feature an evocative installation featuring J.M. Fangio's 1951 world championship winning Romeo GP Tipo 159 "Alfetta", while the excitement of the races of yesterday will be recalled with vintage photographs and a selection of merchandising on the subject.

The history of the GP Tipo 159 "Alfetta", that belongs to the FCA Heritage collection and is usually on display at the Alfa Romeo Museum "La Macchina del Tempo" in Arese, is an interesting one.  Alfa Romeo decided to radically overhaul the previous version of the car to race in the 1951 season. It was given the new name, GP Tipo 159. The engine was upped to deliver 425hp at 9,300rpm, with peaks of 450hp and top speeds in excess of 300km/h. Transmission and brakes were also improved. Alfa Romeo went on to win the world championship at the end of an exciting year.

Alfa Romeo activities ahead of the Monza GP

The Alfa Romeo Motorhome will be parked in Piazzale Cadorna, in Milan, from 6 to 8 September. Fans are invited to try their hand at the Formula 1 simulator and watch the performance of Daniel Bereznay, the latest addition to the Alfa Romeo Racing F1 Esports team.  The spectacular Alfa Romeo Racing Team C38 showcar will also be on display.

The museum, known as “La Macchina del Tempo” (the time machine), will welcome fans for an activity-packed weekend. Visitors to the museum will experience the excitement of the test sessions, qualifying and the race itself on the jumbo screen in the Giulia room. The race will be followed by an in-depth look at the history of Alfa Romeo in Formula 1 with Bruno Giacomelli, a driver from the 1970s. The day will end with Sky Sport F1 "Race Anatomy" broadcast live from Arese in front of an audience of "Alfisti".

Alfa Romeo owners, with red cars, are invited to take part in a Parade at the museum’s track on Saturday as well as being part of a FlashAutoMob on Sunday.  To reserve a space in the parade email info@museoalfaromeo.com; or for more information visit www.museoalfaromeo.com.

 

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« Respuesta #1728 en: 04 Septiembre 2019, 13:44:33 »
WORLD’S MOST ORIGINAL MINI OFFERED FOR SALE BY WOODHAM MORTIMER

Woodham Mortimer has the pleasure of offering for sale what is likely to be the world’s most original Mini. With just 272 miles registered on its odometer, the 1968 Mk1 Morris Minor-Mini Super De Luxe is offered as it would have been delivered more than 50 years ago, with even the plastic seat covers fitted and intact. This unique car is appropriately being offered in Mini’s 60th anniversary year.

Built in 1967, making it one of the last Mk1 Minis, the car was registered and delivered in 1968 to Mrs B Jones, who purchased the car in order to learn to drive. When she was unsuccessful in her endeavours the car was garaged, where it remained until it was auctioned by her family just a few years ago.

The result is an extraordinarily original example of the Mk1 Mini, which preserves the smallest details that are lost with even the most faithful of restorations or more heavily-used originals. The door strikers, which were painted in Old English White to match the bodywork and that usually become chipped with use, are completely intact, as are painted screws that would typically be prone to rust.

Inside, the original Tartan Red interior, which often fades in the sunlight, is as bright as the day the car left the showroom more than half a century earlier. Even the optional safety belts that were fitted at the time of the car’s pre-delivery service sport the manufacturer’s original cardboard label.

Jean-Marc Gales, CEO and Chairman of Woodham Mortimer, says: “This is a truly unique example of the iconic Mini and it is a privilege for Woodham Mortimer to offer it for sale. The car offers the unrepeatable opportunity to own what must be the world’s most original example of Britain’s most-loved classic car.”

The car is available to be viewed by interested parties in Woodham Mortimer’s showroom in Maldon, Essex. A full-service sales, restoration and, race preparation business, Woodham Mortimer’s 40 skilled craftsmen delivers some of the highest quality restoration work seen anywhere in the world, with dedicated workshops for bodywork, paintwork, trimming, machining, engine building, final assembly and race preparation. Cars restored by Woodham Mortimer’s workforce have won honours at many of the world’s most prestigious concours events, while the race team has prepared and run some of the most successful historic racing cars to compete international events of every type.

For further information, please visit www.woodham-mortimer.com.

 

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« Respuesta #1729 en: 04 Septiembre 2019, 13:44:55 »
POLE POSITION FOR ASTON MARTIN AT GOODWOOD REVIVAL

Few places are more evocative of glorious motorsport occasions than the world-famous Goodwood Motor Circuit – the place where Aston Martin has raced for seven decades and the venue of its triumph in the World Sportscar Championship in 1959. For Goodwood Revival, Aston Martin is paying homage to both milestones, while also honouring its latest engineering development, its hyper car – the Aston Martin Valkyrie and its long-term relationship with the famed Italian design house, Zagato.

In 1959, after a phenomenal one-two win at Le Mans, Aston Martin was only two points behind Ferrari in the World Sportscar Championship. Goodwood was the final race in the series and happily the Goodwood Motor Circuit was a track that the DBR1 had favoured the prior year. Three DBR1s were assembled by the work’s team to compete in the Tourist Trophy at Goodwood, when disaster struck. The race car shared by Roy Salvadori and Stirling Moss caught fire after fuel spilled onto the sportscar’s hot exhaust during a pitstop. Worse still, a 50-gallon drum of petrol caught fire in the confusion – it seemed both car and victory were going up in flames.

Determined to continue, Moss jumped into the DBR1 shared by Jack Fairman and Carroll Shelby. While at the same time Aston Martin privateer Graham Whitehead called in team-mate Henry Taylor allowing the works team to take over their pit.

Stirling Moss put the car in the lead within half an hour of jumping behind the wheel and stayed in the car to the finish. After six hours of racing Moss and teammates were a lap ahead of the chasing Porsche 718 RSK. It was a championship win and one that will be recreated, minus the pit fire, at Goodwood Revival this year.

That spirit of innovation has not left Aston Martin who will also look to the future during Goodwood Revival. After the dynamic debut of the world’s most extreme road car at the British Grand Prix, the Aston Martin Valkyrie will be on static display as part of the ‘Best of British’ exhibit in Earls Court. This celebration of British ingenuity provides a rare chance for the public to view the 1,160bhp machine that is set to shake up the current status quo amongst hyper cars.

Another significant occasion will be the centenary celebration of Zagato. In 2019, Aston Martin announced its twelfth collaboration with the Italian design house to celebrate a partnership between the two iconic brands that has spanned almost 60 years. Dubbed the DBZ Centenary Collection, it comprises 19 pairs consisting of a DB4 GT Zagato Continuation, which will commence delivery to customers shortly and a DBS GT Zagato which will go into production in late 2020.

To showcase the partnership, the DB4 GT Zagato Continuation will take pride of place in Earls Court along with Aston Martin’s latest product offering including DBS Superleggera Volante; its two-seater sportscar, Vantage; and its grand-tourer, DB11. There will also be a presentation from Aston Martin badge makers, Vaughtons, who will be demonstrating how the iconic wings are formed from a single piece of sheet metal into a glorious enamelled and chrome plated badge recognised and admired around the world.

Speaking about Goodwood Revival, Andy Palmer, Aston Martin Lagonda President & Group CEO, said: “The atmosphere that is created at Goodwood Revival is extraordinary and for a brand that is venerable as Aston Martin – extremely appropriate. We are fiercely proud of every day of our unique 106-year history. In 2019, we celebrate three extraordinary anniversaries. Our first race at Goodwood, our historic victory in the World Sportscar Championship and 100 years of Zagato. It is an extraordinary privilege to celebrate these momentous milestones.”

For more information about all the events at Goodwood Revival, running from 13 September to 15 September, please visit: https://www.goodwood.com/motorsport/goodwood-revival/

 

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« Respuesta #1730 en: 05 Septiembre 2019, 13:28:26 »
NEW ENERGY FOR THE BEETLE

Volkswagen Group Components presents a holistic concept with its partner eClassics for the subsequent electrification of the historic Volkswagen Beetle. The conversion exclusively uses new parts they have mutually agreed on from the series production of Volkswagen Group Components. The electric drive, the 1-speed gearbox and the battery system are based on the new VW e-up!1). The conversion of the historic Beetle is being carried out by the specialist company eClassics. Its premiere is being celebrated with a near-production version of the e-Beetle at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt, Germany.

“The electrified Beetle combines the charm of our classic car with the mobility of the future. Innovative e- components from Volkswagen Group Components are under the bonnet – we work with them to electrify historically important vehicles, in what is an emotional process,” explains Thomas Schmall, Member of the Board of Management of Volkswagen Group Components. “We are also providing Beetle owners with a professional conversion solution, using production parts of the highest quality.”

New VW e-up! as technical basis
The technical basis for the conversion is provided by tested production parts from Volkswagen’s new e-up! These are manufactured at Volkswagen Group Components production sites. As a result, the electric engine and the 1-speed gearbox are produced in Kassel, while the battery system components are supplied from Brunswick.

The components from Kassel and Brunswick work together in the e-Beetle as an electric drive that reaches performance peaks of 60°kW /82°PS. The battery system is built into the underbody and consists of up to 14 modules, each with a capacity of 2.6 kWh. The lithium-ion batter

modules cumulatively deliver energy of up to 36.8 kWh. The higher performance and the increased weight due to the extent of electrification require the adaptation and reinforcement of the chassis and the brakes. Despite the new total weight of 1,280 kg, the e-Beetle accelerates to 50 km/h in just under four seconds and to 80 km in just over eight seconds. The range of the e-Beetle, which reaches top speeds of up to 150 km/h, is 200 km – a comfortable distance for a relaxing day out in an electrified classic car. In the event that the e-Beetle runs out of electricity during the trip, the built-in series-produced components allow for fast charging via a combined charging system. As a result, the e-Beetle can store enough energy for a journey of over 150 km after charging for around an hour.

Concept can be transferred to other historic vehicles
Based on this concept, the subsequent electrification of other historic vehicles will also be possible. Schmall says, “We are already working together to prepare the platform for the Bus. An e-Porsche 356 could also be pursued in the future.” The use of the modular electric drive matrix (MEB) is also being considered. This creates additional opportunities regarding performance and range.

Conversion carried out by specialist partner company
While Volkswagen Group Components supplies the production parts for the electric drive and the battery system, the actual conversion of the Beetle is carried out by the partner company eClassics in Renningen, near Stuttgart. A lot of expertise has been poured into producing the electrified Beetle. Volkswagen Group Components has made use of the considerable experience of its specialist employees and advised eClassics during the process. “We are proud that we and Volkswagen Group Components could get the show on the road with this project. We are also looking forward to seeing many e-Beetles on the street soon,” add the two Managing Directors of eClassics GmbH & Co KG, Dennis Murschel and Martin Acevedo.

 

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« Respuesta #1731 en: 06 Septiembre 2019, 13:55:43 »
LOTUS LEGEND CELEBRATED: JIM CLARK TRIBUTE AT BO’NESS REVIVAL HILLCLIMB

Lotus legend Jim Clark – a national hero, one of the greatest drivers of his generation and a true motorsport icon – has been celebrated at the Bo’ness Revival Hillclimb 60 years after he competed at the event.

In 1959, armed with the very same Lotus Elite he had raced at the 24 Hours of Le Mans weeks earlier, Clark tackled the famous West Lothian hill in a time of 37.4 seconds. Overcoming all the elements of the course, it pushed his Lotus to the limit and is still a competitive time today.

Formula 1 World Champion in 1963 and 1965, and the winner of the Indianapolis 500 in 1965, Jim Clark made 72 Grand Prix starts, claimed 25 wins and 33 pole positions, all behind the wheel of a Lotus. Clark remains to this day a true icon of the sport and one of the greatest drivers of his generation.

Lotus has today released a new film recreating Clark’s 1959 run. Using a Lotus Exige Sport 350 wearing Clark’s registration and racing number, and featuring insights from journalist and historian Graham Gauld, the film looks at how the driver tackled the hillclimb.

The main feature at the 2019 Bo’ness Hillclimb was a ‘honourable run’, consisting of a unique category for makes of cars driven by the racing legend*. It also featured a cavalcade of cars he actually drove, plus a road tour running from the event to the newly renovated Jim Clark Motorsport Museum.

The Museum, in Duns, Scotland, has recently reopened its doors following a major redevelopment and expansion. Ahead of the event, Sir Jackie Stewart OBE, Honorary President of The Jim Clark Trust, was on hand – alongside fellow racing driver Allan McNish – to unveil a commemorative plaque. The Museum has welcomed more than 300,000 visitors since it opened 60 years ago and boasts a unique collection of more than 100 trophies and Jim Clark memorabilia, all dedicated to the life and career of the legendary racer.

Doug Niven, cousin of Jim Clark and Jim Clark Trustee, said: “Jim’s long and successful association with Lotus is one of motorsport’s great partnerships. So it’s great that this has been honoured at the Bo’ness Revival in the same week as we opened the new museum. We were delighted that Sir Jackie Stewart was able to come to Duns for the official opening. Jim and Jackie have together helped inspire a generation of success for Scottish motorsport and we hope the new museum can inspire future generations for many years to come.”

A special Jim Clark Lotus Evora GT410 Sport also took pride of place at the opening. Signed by all 20 current F1 drivers, including champions Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Räikkönen, it is the 100,000th Lotus road car ever built. The supercharged, 3.5-litre, six-cylinder homage model was auctioned in order to raise funds for the new museum.

 

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« Respuesta #1732 en: 06 Septiembre 2019, 13:56:05 »
THREE AMAZING RARE PORSCHES AT NO RESERVE FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION

The sale of Porsches to be held at the Dallas Burston Polo Club on the 21st September took an amazing turn when three incredibly rare and limited in numbers 911s were consigned at No Reserve.

Even though the cars have a guide a price the vendor has offered them at No Reserve offering an amazing opportunity for the next owner to purchase a fabulous Porsche from a private collection.

To be able to acquire a Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 Clubsport is very rare, but to have to opportunity to acquire one at No Reserve is quite something. Silverstone Auctions have this fabulously rare 1988 car from a significant private collection where it has resided since 2011. Only 53 of these Clubsports were built in right-hand-drive out of 340 which were produced worldwide. The rarity of this car is astonishing and is superbly presented in Grand Prix White with Guards Red Fusch alloys. With a guide of £120,000 to £140,000, this is one for the serious Porsche collector.

An early 2008 Porsche 911 (997) GT2 Clubsport originally supplied to Porsche Malaysia and now UK registered in 2019 is an exciting opportunity to acquire one of Porsches cult status cars. This car is presented in Ruby Red Metallic with colour coded 19 inch GT3 alloys has just 9,555 miles on the clock and has an amazing specification including carbon-ceramic brakes, carbon folding seats and multi-function steering wheel. This is a true rare, pure and very exciting car guided at £135,000 to £155,000 but offered at No Reserve.

The final of the three cars at No Reserve is a 1977 911 3.0 litre Targa which has covered just 23,975 miles from new with four previous owners and lots of history to verify the mileage. This Porsche is absolutely delightful, presented in Petrol Blue Metallic with a black leatherette and Pin Stripe velour interior, it has been looked after extensively by marque specialists. Guided at £75,000 to £95,000 this is again offered at No Reserve.

Guy Lees-Milne Silverstone Auctions General Manager commented: "These are three very special cars coming from a significant private collection. We have given them a guide price to show their value, but our vendor has offered them at No Reserve which presents an amazing opportunity for someone to acquire one of these extraordinary and desirable cars. This really is a unique opportunity.”

Silverstone Auctions sale also includes a selection of marque related automobilia which starts at 10.30am. Included in this part of the sale is Lot 144, a fabulous powered half-scale Porsche 935 Childs car project which needs completing and includes all the jigs to make further cars. Measuring two metres long and designed for 7 to 12 years olds this is a great project with further potential manufacturing opportunity at £4,000 to £6,000.

Held on retention is Lot 127, registration number A911 CAN at £8,000 to £10,000 perfect addition to your 911.

And for something to adorn your garage wall or study are two wonderful limited edition fine art prints by Steve Anderson.

The first is Lot 104, Porsche History 1948 – 2012 is number 211 of 250 and again a large piece perfect for filling your wall space at £400 to £600.

The second fine art print Lot 113 is the 50 years of the Porsche 911 Urban Outlaw edition which features Magnus Walker’s 1971 911T and signed and annotated by him and Steve. Number 25 of 25, it comes with a Certificate of Authenticity. This is a large print making a fabulous addition to your wall at £400 to £600.

The Sale of Ferrari and Porsche takes place at the Dallas Burston Polo Club on Saturday 21st September. The auction starts with automobilia at 10.30, followed by the Ferrari sale at 12.30 and Porsche at 2.30. The lots can be previewed on Friday the 20th September from 1pm to 5pm.

 

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« Respuesta #1733 en: 08 Septiembre 2019, 22:29:40 »
BENTLEY’S ICONIC 1929 BLOWER TO BE REBORN IN EXHILARATING NEW SERIES

One of the most thrilling and iconic cars from Bentley’s history – Sir Tim Birkin’s 1929 supercharged 4½-litre “Blower” – is to be reborn in a new series of 12 matching cars. Each is individually handcrafted by a specialist team from Bentley’s bespoking and coachwork division, Mulliner. Together, the new cars will form the world’s first pre-war race car continuation series.

Only four original ‘Team Blowers’ were built for racing by Birkin, in the late 1920s. All saw a fight to the finish on the racetracks of Europe, with the most famous car – Birkin’s own Team Car No. 2, registration UU 5872 – racing at Le Mans and playing a pivotal role in the factory Bentley Speed Six victory in 1930.

Now, using Bentley’s renowned handcraftsmanship and the very latest digital technology, the 1929 Team Blower will be the master example for 12 continuations - one for each race that the original rip-roaring fleet of four Team Blowers competed in.

The Bentley Blower Continuation Series was announced today at the Salon Privé Concours d’Elegance by Bentley’s Chairman and Chief Executive, Adrian Hallmark, who comments:
“As we continue to commemorate 100 years of Bentley, we are combining a look to our past with the very latest digital technologies and techniques to create something truly extraordinary. The four Team Blowers are the most valuable Bentleys in the world, and we know there is demand for genuine recreations that can be used, enjoyed and loved without risk to the prized originals.

‘The 12 new Blowers will not only be an homage to our heritage, they will be a celebration of the outstanding skills of our Mulliner craftspeople. This is a new challenge for Bentley, but with the incredible success of the recent restoration of our 1939 one-of-one Corniche, we wanted to go one step further and make something even more special. Twelve lucky customers will soon be able to own a unique tribute to Bentley’s history.”

Recreating the Blowers
Bentley’s own Team Blower – chassis number HB 3403 - will be disassembled to its individual components, before each part is catalogued and meticulously scanned in 3D to create a complete digital model of the entire car. Using the original 1920s moulds and tooling jigs, and traditional hand tools alongside the latest manufacturing technology, 12 sets of parts will then be created, before assembly. The 12 continuations will be identical wherever possible to the original – mechanically, aesthetically and spiritually – with only minimal hidden changes dictated by modern safety concerns. The original car will then be reassembled, with the heritage team taking the opportunity to complete a detailed inspection and sympathetic mechanical restoration where required.

It will take Mulliner approximately two years of meticulous work to complete the 12-car series. Prices will be on application.

The Iconic ‘Team Blower’
No other pre-war Bentley had an impact like the supercharged 4½-litre ‘Blower’ Bentley. While it never won an endurance race, the Blower Bentley was the outright fastest race car of the day, and counted among its fans the author Ian Fleming – who later decided that his famous fictional secret agent James Bond would drive a supercharged 4½-litre Bentley, with the often-associated rival British sports car merely the MI6 “pool car”.

The Blower Bentleys were born from a philosophy devised by Sir Tim Birkin – notable racing driver and Bentley Boy – to extract more speed from the racing Bentleys of the day. While W.O Bentley’s method was to increase engine capacity – from 3-litre, to 4½-litre, to 6½-litre – Birkin was impressed by the Roots-type supercharger developed by British engineer Amherst Villiers, which boosted the 4½’s power from 130 bhp to 240 bhp in race tune. He persuaded Bentley Chairman Woolf Barnato to sanction production of 55 supercharged 4½-litre Bentleys, with five allocated for competition. The car on Bentley’s heritage fleet - UU 5872 - is the second of the four ‘Team’ cars developed at Birkin & Co’s workshops at Welwyn Garden City with funding from wealthy heiress the Hon. Dorothy Paget.

After a formidable racing history Team Car No. 2 was sympathetically restored in the 1960s, preserving much of its original patina. Owned by Bentley Motors since 2000, it has had only minor cosmetic maintenance, and is much as Birkin would have driven it. Since then it has competed in the modern Mille Miglia five times, has driven to Le Mans on several occasions and has also appeared at the Goodwood Festival of Speed as well as the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.

Mulliner – Bentley’s Bespoking and Coachbuilding Division
The Mulliner name has been intertwined with coachbuilding since 1760, when Francis Mulliner was commissioned to build carriages for the Royal Mail. In 1870, his grandson Robert formed Mulliner London Limited, and business blossomed with the advance of mechanically powered coaches. By the early 1900s they had opened a showroom in London’s prestigious Mayfair.

The 1923 Olympia Show in London saw the first collaboration between Robert’s son H.J. Mulliner and Bentley – a bespoke 3½-litre. The link between the two companies was formalised in 1959, with Mulliner becoming an official part of Bentley.

Today, the Mulliner workshop is based at the home Bentley in Crewe, where customers can personalise their own cars through collaboration with master designers and engineers. Their most recent triumph is the complete recreation of the 1939 Bentley Corniche – a Bentley concept car of the era, once thought lost to history, but now reborn thanks to the extensive and diverse range of skills present in Mulliner’s team of Master Craftsmen and Craftswomen.

 

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« Respuesta #1734 en: 08 Septiembre 2019, 22:30:11 »
EXCEPTIONAL LOW MILEAGE CARS FROM BMW, VW, MERCEDES AND FORD TO BE OFFERED AT CCA SALE

Classic Car Auctions are to offer some exceptional low mileage Everyman Classics from BMW, VW, Mercedes and Ford at its forthcoming sale on the 5th October.

Just recently consigned is this fabulous 1975 BMW 2002 TII Lux which scores an impressive 133 out of 135 on the condition report. This high score is thanks to the two-year restoration at a cost of £20,000 which included a Soda blast of the bare shell followed by a complete nut and bolt restoration. The engine has been completely rebuilt along with upgraded brakes, refurbished seats, alloy wheels and re-chromed bumpers. Estimated at £25,000 to £30,000 this is an exceptional matching numbers sports saloon worthy of taking pride of place in any collection.

For something slightly more modern and one of the most classic of shapes, a 1993 VW Golf GTi Sportline Cabriolet. This car is in presented in a very original condition and has been owned by the same owner from new. During this time the car has travelled just 26,000 miles. Supplied new by Listers of Stratford it has been maintained by the local VW garage and the same master technician, with the exception of a short term Sorn. The low mileage is supported by an extensive history file which includes all tax discs and MOTs. At an estimate of £20,000 to £25,000 this is an unrepeatable VW Golf from single ownership and being well maintained.

Our next lot could be described as a wolf in sheep’s clothing or as our consigner prefers a Porsche in a Gentleman’s overcoat! Either way, this is a cracking car that was a collaboration between Mercedes and Porsche taking 18 days to build each one. This left-hand-drive 1994 Mercedes-Benz E500 (W124) was supplied new to Japan and was first registered in the UK in 2017. This very high specification 65,000-mile powerhouse is estimated at £20,000 to £25,000 and comes with an extensive history file and a Mercedes-Benz booklet in Japanese. This genuine 5.0-litre 322bhp V8 is offered at a very reasonable guide price and not to be missed.

This 1974 Ford Escort Mk1 1300E is a superb opportunity to own a car that has been in the same family from new and with just 36,723 miles on the clock. This rare Executive model has the additional instruments, three-spoke steering wheel and the wooden dashboard and door cappings. Being in the same family for 45 years, it has been passed down three generations with three owners listed on the paperwork and comes with an extensive history file including the original service book dealer brochure, receipts, MOTs, tax discs and invoices. At an estimated £10,000 to £12,000 this low mileage Executive Ford is becoming very collectable.

Gary Dunne, Classic Car Auctions auction manager commented: “These latest cars are superb additions to our sale. A wonderful variety of our offerings, low mileage classics in the Ford to modern collectables in the Golf Sportline and the Mercedes.”

“The BMW 2002 is a superb car having undergone such a detailed restoration will make the potential purchaser very happy.”

“We are still accepting entries and if you are thinking of consigning your car you can pop along to our Cars Coffee and Consigning event that we are holding at the British Motor Museum on the following Wednesdays 11th and 25th September, 9th and 23rd October and 6th November where one of our consigners will be on hand to help you through the process.”

Classic Car Auctions are still accepting cars for the auction and can be contacted on 01926 640888 or email enquiries@classiccarauctions.co.uk and the team 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

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 #1735 en: 12 Septiembre 2019, 10:24:07 »
CURTAIN FALLS ON THE MOST SUCCESSFUL SALON PRIVÉ EVER

Records were broken across the board at this year’s ‘Salon Privé Week’. The event, still only in its 14th year, attracted more visitors, more international concours entrants, more exhibitors and more automotive debuts than ever before. In excess of 25,000 guests attended the 4-day event which saw 80 luxury and automotive brands presenting their latest products. A total of 11 new cars were debuted, including 5 UK debuts, 5 European debuts and 1 World debut, the 1939 Bentley Corniche from Bentley Motors.

Salon Privé comprises seven individual events over five days, attracting automotive royalty from across the globe to Oxfordshire and the stunning home of the 12th Duke of Marlborough, Blenheim Palace.

Wednesday 4th September saw Tour Privé depart with 50 stunning and rare classics set off from Blenheim Palace for a 120-mile round-trip through the Cotswolds. The Salon Privé Concours d’Elégance by Chubb Insurance took place on Thursday 5th, with 57 classic car and 18 motorcycle entrants, from 16 countries, competing for the main prize, the Salon Privé Best of Show. Friday 6th saw Salon Privé Ladies’ Day by Boodles with hats of all shapes, colours and sizes arrive in the hope of winning the spectacular BeBoodles pendant offered with the Boodles Best Hat competition. Also that day, the Salon Privé Concours d’Elégance by Chubb Insurance Best in Show was announced with the sensational 1948 Talbot Lago T26 GS Fastback Coupé taking top honours. This stunning and worthy winner will now go on to compete in the elite Peninsula Classics Best of the Best, with Salon Privé being a Partner Concours.

Friday evening saw neighboring Woodstock play host to the inaugural Salon Privé LIVE which saw 120 classic, super and hypercars parade through the streets to the rapturous applause of local residents with live music and dancing afterwards. Salon Privé LIVE is the all new automotive street party.

Saturday 7th saw the start of two days of celebration for the most iconic of British luxury automotive brands, Bentley. On the South Lawn and with a panel of judges that included Chairman and CEO of Bentley Motors, Adrian Hallmark and 5 times Le Mans Winner, Derek Bell MBE, 52 sensational Bentleys came together for the Salon Privé Bentley Masters by Chubb Insurance, Pirelli and Lockton Private Clients. With a line-up that included amongst other, the oldest Bentley in existence, the 1920 EXP No.2, 1934 Barnato Hassan, 1939 Corniche (which made its Global Debut at the event) and 1952 R Type Continental No. 1, it was, by all accounts, the most prolific gathering of significant Bentleys ever. That evening the Salon Privé Bentley Masters Owners’ Choice was announced with the stunning 1930 4.5 Litre Supercharged by Gurney Nutting owned by American collector, Anne Brockinton Lee taking the top prize. Interestingly, both the 4.5 Litre and EXP 100 GT had been together just 2 weeks prior at Pebble Beach.

While Bentley was being celebrated on the lawns of Blenheim Palace, the inaugural Salon Privé GT Tour was launched with 61 super and hypercars departing Brooklands heading to Goodwood for a run up the Hill, before returning to Salon Privé at Blenheim Place on the Sunday, taking pride of place in the Great Court.

Sunday 8th September saw the South Lawn open to the public for the first time ever with the newly launched Salon Privé Classic & Supercar and on the North Lawn, a major world record was broken as 1,321 Bentleys gathered in celebration of their beloved marque.

Of the marque celebrations at Salon Privé this year, Bentley Motors Chairman & CEO, Adrian Hallmark, confirmed the world’s first continuation of a pre-war race car with the 12-strong continuation series of the iconic 1929 Team Blower. The 12 new Blowers, each identical to the original will be built – one for every race the original Team Blowers entered.

Meanwhile, 100 years of Brough Superior was celebrated In the Salon Privé Concours d’Elégance, with six models, book-ended by the 1930 SS80 De Luxe and the 1939 SS80.

Finally Pagani celebrated 20 years of the sensational Zonda which was launched back in 1999 at the Geneva Motor Show. Models showcased were the Zonda C12, the Zonda F Roadster, the Zonda Cinque Roadster, the Zonda Tricolore and the one-off Zonda 760 ‘Oliver’.

To close ‘Salon Privé Week’ the Salon Privé Classic & Supercar public day took hold with over 17,000 guests flooding into Blenheim Palace on the Sunday alone. Bentley Drivers Club amassed a world-record 1,321 Bentleys, with five further prestigious car clubs, Aston Martin Owners’ Club, Ferrari Owners’ Club, Lamborghini Club UK, McLaren Owners Club, and Porsche Club of Great Britain, bringing over 500 classic and supercars to compete for the inaugural Lockton Club Trophy. The McLaren Senna scooped the top prize to the delight of its owner who had only just collected it weeks ago.

Brothers and Founders, Andrew and David Bagley were justifiably thrilled with the final outcome, commenting, “This year’s event surpassed even our highest expectations. The sheer diversity of classic cars, modern super cars and luxury brands on the lawn now is simply without equal and just keeps on getting better and better with every edition. This year, we’ve welcomed more international owners and brands than ever before and it’s so gratifying to see the event extend its reach across the world making many new friends along the way.”

 

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« Respuesta #1736 en: 12 Septiembre 2019, 10:24:36 »
FOURTH YEAR OF FUNDRAISING ROUND BRITAIN COASTAL DRIVE FLAGS AWAY NEXT WEEK

What started off as a ‘one-off’ charity event in 2016 to raise funds for the charity Prostate Cancer UK, is now in its fourth year and has so far raised over £200,000. This year’s fundraising goal is £45,000 – to highlight the staggering statistic that one man dies every 45 minutes as a result of prostate cancer.

Philip Porter, author, publisher and co-founder of the International Jaguar XK Club devised the Round Britain Coastal Drive shortly after recovering from prostate cancer, and the event has become an excellent way to raise awareness of the disease, and funds for Prostate Cancer UK.

To mark the beginning of this year’s 3,400-mile drive around the circumference of the British mainland, Porter will be flagging away participants from the National Motor Museum, Beaulieu on Monday 16 September.

18 days later long-time Prostate Cancer UK supporter Don Wales will be dropping the flag on the final stage of the Round Britain Coastal Drive. Grandson of Sir Malcolm Campbell MBE, and nephew of Donald Campbell CBE, both Land and Water Speed record holders, Don himself holds World and UK Land Speed records. Don will join participants, organisers and Prostate Cancer UK representatives at a celebratory closing dinner.

Highlights of the Round Britain Coastal Drive in previous years have been special visits arranged by some stalwart supporters of the cause, and this year is no exception.

Stage 9 participants will enjoy a lunch at the Ben Nevis Distillery, kindly arranged and hosted by Jimmy Stewart of Classicfabs, Fort William.

Dunbeath Castle and Gardens in Caithness, Scotland are kindly opening their doors to drivers on Stage 11.

Down on the south coast, Club member Ian Turner is providing lunch and opening the doors to his workshop at Turner Classics in Ramsgate during Stage 17. Ian has the distinction of being the Drive’s only double all-rounder, having completed all 18 stages last year in his E-type, and doing the same again this year with his XK.

The end of Stage 17 offers the option to visit CKL Developments, near Hastings, who have kindly invited participants to browse their workshop and partake of a reviving afternoon tea or coffee.

Technical support on the Round Britain Coastal Drive is second to none. Renowned Jaguar parts specialists, SNG Barratt Group, will be supporting the event once again, with a vehicle full of spare parts. Technicians will provide assistance on all 18 stages, including CBR Classic Restorations of Walsall, respected specialists in classic restoration, body work and repairs and acknowledged Jaguar XK experts, Twyford Moors of Clanfield, Hampshire.

Participants will also be assisted throughout by event hosts from the XK Club and ambassadors from Prostate Cancer UK.

Appealing to all owners of XK-badged Jaguars, in the UK and further afield, to join some or all of the Round Britain Coastal Drive, Philip Porter said, “This is an enormously enjoyable way of driving your classic car, seeing fantastic scenery, socialising with like-minded enthusiasts, and raising money for a great cause.”

Gabriella Bailey, Head of Community Fundraising at Prostate Cancer UK, said: “The Round Britain Coastal Drive events are fantastic and have so far raised over £200,000 for Prostate Cancer UK, which is a tremendous amount. We are thrilled that Philip and his wife Julie have organised this event for the fourth year in a row, this time with XK-engined Jaguars.

“We are also so grateful that any funds raised through our partnership with the Jaguar XK Club this year, will be match-funded, pound for pound, by an anonymous partner. This generous offer will go towards supporting our Specialist Nurse services, the UK’s only telephone, email and Live Chat support specific to prostate cancer, at Prostate Cancer UK. Our Specialist Nurses are here for anyone living with or concerned about prostate cancer or prostate problems.

 “There are over 400,000 men living with the disease in the UK, which means this service will continue to act as a lifeline for so many. By doubling the value, we are doubling the difference to the lives of men and their loved ones.”

Anyone interested in taking part can find more information on the event website, https://www.roundbritaincoastaldrive.co.uk/xk-club-round-britain-coastal-drive.html, or by phoning the International Jaguar XK Club on +44 (0) 1584 781588.

 

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« Respuesta #1737 en: 12 Septiembre 2019, 10:25:10 »
FORD SETS NEW WORLD RECORD FOR LARGEST MUSTANG PARADE

Examples from every generation of Mustang since the iconic sports car’s launch in 1964 converged on Ford’s Lommel Proving Ground on September 7, to help set a new world record for the largest number of Mustangs in a parade.

Ford smashed its own record of 960 vehicles, set in Toluca, Mexico on December 3, 2017, with 1,326 Mustangs from all over Europe making the pilgrimage to the Ford testing facility in Belgium. To set the new record, the Mustangs were driven in an uninterrupted convoy with no more than 20 metres between each car. Vehicles and drivers also participated in a special choreography to celebrate Mustang’s 55th anniversary this year.

Watch a video of the day – which included a fly-over by a P51 Mustang, the fighter plane that gave its name to Ford’s iconic sports car

 

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« Respuesta #1738 en: 16 Septiembre 2019, 09:55:52 »
ROLLS-ROYCE RECREATES HISTORIC MOTOR SHOW AT 2019 GOODWOOD REVIVAL

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars marks the 21st edition of the Goodwood Revival this weekend with a display that takes visitors on a journey back in time to the glamorous world of the 1950s. For the 2019 Goodwood Revival, the March Motor Works will be painstakingly transformed into a replica of the marque’s motor show stand of the period.

The centrepiece will be an example of the company’s pinnacle product of the Revival period, the 1959 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud I two-door drophead coupé. Finished in Black and Red with a matching hood, the car is one of just a handful crafted by coachbuilder H. J. Mulliner.

Rolls-Royce will be represented on the legendary motor circuit throughout the event by a magnificent 1961 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II long wheelbase saloon. Finished in Sage Green over Smoke Green, this imposing four-door limousine, which has recorded just 9,500 miles in its 58 years, will form part of the Course Director’s entourage.

Invited guests will have the opportunity to experience the marque’s defining ‘magic carpet ride’ in surroundings where the only audible sound is, famously, the ticking of the mechanical dashboard clock.

Throughout the weekend, visitors will also be able to see cars from today’s Rolls-Royce model families, as a specially-selected fleet conveys invited VIPs to the Revival from the nearby Home of Rolls-Royce in the height of modern luxury.

 

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« Respuesta #1739 en: 16 Septiembre 2019, 09:56:14 »
HAGERTY AGREES PARTNERSHIP WITH BONHAMS

Leading specialist car insurer and valuation specialists Hagerty UK announces a partnership with Bonhams, the international auction house, to provide valuation and insurance services.

Hagerty, well known for their market reports, data and live events such as the Festival Of The Unexceptional, will provide Bonhams with a range of services including free valuations, drive-away insurance and support at Bonhams UK-based sales and Bonhams MPH events taking place at Bicester Heritage.

The launch of Hagerty’s ‘Drive Away Insurance’ is an example of the forward thinking often demonstrated by the brand. Buyers who successfully bid on a car at any Bonhams MPH auction will be able to drive away, fully covered, once they have purchased. This eliminates the need to arrange transport and enables car owners to fuel their passion for a new car immediately after the sale has ended.

To facilitate this, the Hagerty team will be at every Bonhams MPH sale, adjacent to the main stage, to gather details of any buyers who wish to take advantage of the offer. The first 5-days of insurance will be free of charge, with the buyer having the option (but no obligation) to move into a full Hagerty policy after this period. Note that cars will need to be fully road legal, with current MOT (if applicable), to benefit from this service.

The highly regarded Hagerty Valuation service will also be offered at all UK-based Bonhams Sales including those staged at Goodwood and Beaulieu and at Bicester Heritage, when Bonhams MPH auctions are taking place inside the huge Hangar 113 event space, and also at Bicester’s ever-popular ‘Scramble’ events.

The Hagerty team will appraise and photograph cars in preparation for valuation at Hagerty HQ. Once valued each owner will receive a full report, along with photographs, providing an accurate valuation of their vehicle in the current market. This report can be used when selling, for insurance valuations or simply as a welcome addition to a car’s history file.

Marcus Atkinson, Hagerty Managing Director, said “Partnering with Bonhams is something we are immensely proud of. Both brands are well-known by enthusiasts and both keep the finest cars in the world on the road. To enable excited new buyers the opportunity to drive home in their newly purchased classic, or to understand the true market value of a classic they already own, provides an invaluable service to the car community across all spectrums and we look forward to starting our collaboration at the Goodwood Revival.”

Tim Schofield, Head of Bonhams UK Collectors’ Motor Cars, said “We are delighted to partner with Hagerty to provide our clients with this bespoke service. Having their representatives at our sales will facilitate setting up new policies for buyers, enhancing the process of buying a motor car from a Bonhams sale and we look forward to working together on further initiatives to benefit our clients.”

Hagerty International is regarded as one of the world leaders in classic car market analysis and the valuation of classic cars. Regular market reports are published by Hagerty taking data from owners, collectors, car sales and auctions from around the world to give an accurate overview of the classic car market, its stability and value.

For more information on Hagerty valuations visit https://www.hagertyinsurance.co.uk/classiccarvalue

 

 

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