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« Respuesta #705 en: 28 Marzo 2017, 13:37:07 »
THE FLYING SCOTSMAN, THE UK’S PREMIER RALLY FOR VINTAGE CARS, GETS READY TO DEPART

The ninth Flying Scotsman Rally, Britain’s most famous competitive vintage car rally, will start on Friday 31 March with just over 100 participants crossing the start line at Slaley Hall, Northumberland.

For this year, the youngest car to take on the 800-mile event, organised by the Endurance Rally Association (ERA) is a 1948 MG TC while the oldest is an Itala 40 dating from 1907. The 2016 winning combination of the 1931 Talbot 105 Alpine of Gareth Burnett and Martyn Taylor also return to the entry list.

The 2017 Rally will give enthusiasts the rare opportunity to appreciate some truly exquisite machinery ranging from a 1937 SS Jaguar 100 and a 1925 Vauxhall 30/98 to a 1938 BMW 328 and a 1933 Aston Martin Le Mans.

The competitors will face some very changeable weather and a demanding array of roads through the North of England and Scotland over three days of intensive driving that would defeat many modern cars.

ERA Rally Director Fred Gallagher said: “Each year we have ventured further and further north. Our goal was to explore more of Scotland before we return to the original format for the 10th anniversary in 2018. The line-up is exceptional and we can guarantee that whatever the weather, the motoring will be second to none.”

The first stage commences at Slaley Hall in Hexham, and the route encompasses the stunning forest lands of Castle O’er, the Eskdalemuir moorlands and the Moorfoot Hills before crews and cars alike can take a well-earned rest at the four-star country house hotel of Dalmahoy, situated just outside of Edinburgh.

On Saturday 1st April, the entrants head towards the Forth Road Bridge before progressing towards the Cairngorm Mountains. Before nightfall, they will have to navigate the remote highways in the regions of Braemar, one of the coldest places in the UK and Tomintoul, believed to be the highest village in the Scottish Highlands.

After a night’s respite at Aviemore, Sunday 2nd April will see the many drivers attempting to improve their standings in the results as they journey along the roads around the Forest of Athol and Loch Tay. Crews will be able to refresh themselves at the renowned Bridge of Balgie tea rooms before they reach the finishing line at Gleneagles Hotel in the late afternoon.

The Rally, sponsored by dunhill London, will conclude with the traditional accompaniment of bagpipes and popping corks - and rarely would a glass of Bonham’s champagne be more hard earned.

Over the past nine years, the event has firmly established itself as one of the major fixtures in the motoring calendar, famed for the chance to experience some of the most beautiful scenery in Western Europe.

Above all, the 9th Flying Scotsman Rally is an occasion in which some of the world’s finest cars can be driven in the way that they were originally intended to be enjoyed.

For more details including all the results and the latest updates on all forthcoming ERA events, visit www.endurorally.com

 

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« Respuesta #706 en: 28 Marzo 2017, 15:56:58 »
VINTAGE ADVENTURES CELEBRATED AT THE RESTORATION SHOW



One of the UK’s leading classic car insurance brokers has announced that it will be celebrating classic car restorations by displaying a restored 1934 Mark II Aston Martin at the NEC Practical Classics Classic Car and Restoration show.

Footman James will be paying homage to all those enthusiasts who restore vintage and classic vehicles. The restored Mark II Aston Martin affectionately known as ‘Jezabel’ will be on the Footman James stand at this year’s Practical Classics Classic Car and Restoration Show from Friday 31st March- Sunday 2nd April 2017.

First registered on the 8th June 1934, Jezabel has a whole lot of history behind the wheel; from Concours gold, racing trophies, to being the proud winner of the Johor Singapore Vintage Grand Prix in 1962.

In July 2012, Jezabel was found after being stored in an Aldershot garage by her current owners who instantly began a restoration project and by 2014, Jezabel was restored to her full beauty just in time for her 80th Birthday. Since her restoration she has taken on the Rally of the INCAs in 2016, raised an amazing £12,513 for Prostate Cancer Research. Now, three years after restoration, Jezabel makes her mark at the NEC Practical Classics Restoration Show to share her story and show how passion, time and hard work can be so rewarding.

David Bond, Director at Footman James commented, “If you are at the show, come along to see Jezabel and admire this incredible story, her history and the history in the making. At FJ we love celebrating the stories behind the vehicles and this car is a real example of the enthusiasm, dedication and the adventures of owners up and down the country. If you have your own story we would love to hear about it”.

For further information about Footman James please contact 0333 207 6120 or visit www.footmanjames.co.uk.


 

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« Respuesta #707 en: 28 Marzo 2017, 15:57:33 »
THE SECOND COMING: BREATHING NEW LIFE INTO A PRIZED OLD CLASSIC

One of the most successful new additions to the packed entertainment programme at last summer’s Silverstone Classic was the introduction of eBay Restoration Live – a great innovation that returns by popular demand in 2017.

Over all three days in 2016, festival-goers were enthralled as Fergus Walkinshaw and his team fully restored an iconic first-generation Range Rover using parts and accessories sourced solely from ebay.co.uk.

With a vast selection of car parts and accessories available on eBay.co.uk, finding the required components was considerably less challenging than actually restoring the Range Rover – an impressive feat, nevertheless, completed successfully over the weekend.

Now visitors to this year’s Silverstone Classic (28-30 July) will be able to follow the same team masterminding another captivating live restoration project, again using only items purchased online from eBay. The car will be sold for Silverstone Classic's charity partner Prostate Cancer UK on eBay after the event. One hundred per cent of the sale will go to the charity via the eBay for Charity programme, which to date has raised over £100 million in the UK for great causes.

The restoration team will also be bigger, made up of a five-strong team of mechanics hand-picked for this challenge and an additional mechanic provided by Forces' Motorsport Charity, Mission Motorsport.

Murray Lambell, eBay’s director of retail car parts and accessories, said:

“We’re thrilled to be bringing eBay Restoration Live back to Silverstone Classic after a really successful debut last year.

“For 2017, it’s going to be even bigger and better, with Fergus and a five-strong team of crack mechanics working throughout the weekend to bring a classic car back to life.

“The people who come to the Classic range from highly experienced restorers to people who simply love their car – just like the people who buy and sell on eBay – so this is a great event for us and our members.

“We’re also excited about teaming up with two great causes for Restoration Live."

Once the mission is completed and the chosen car restored to its former glory, it will take centre stage at one of Mike Brewer’s Car Clinics presented by eBay, where Fergus will share the team’s experiences of the restoration.

With so many classic car enthusiasts at Silverstone, it’s no surprise that these interactive Car Clinics have become increasingly popular since first being introduced in 2014. Well-known from hosting the Discovery Channel’s ‘Wheeler Dealers’ programme, Brewer always draws a big crowd and this year he will be doubling up with – for the very first time – clinics on Saturday as well as Sunday.

Located in the busy JET Village Green area, Mike will be casting his expert eye over a great line-up of selected vehicles and giving hints and tips on various restoration projects from barn finds to stunningly renovated automotive icons.

Among the intriguing line-up of cars already confirmed for July are a remarkably low-mileage 1981 DeLorean DMC-12, a 1967 Ford Country Squire, a restored 1970 Chevrolet Camaro plus two very special Mercedes with famous owners listed in their log books – a 500 SEC originally owned by F1 legend Ayrton Senna and a 500 SEL AMG first purchased by renowned petrolhead and Beatles band member, George Harrison.

“I just love everything about the Silverstone Classic,” enthused Brewer. “It’s such fun to meet so many wonderful enthusiasts and always so very special for me to share all my experiences and interests with them – something I’m delighted to say we’ll be doing on Saturday and Sunday this summer. We have already got some really fascinating cars lined-up for the Car Clinics on both days, and I’m crossing my fingers that Fergus completes his live restoration in time to join us. The brilliant renovation of the Range Rover went down a storm last year, attracting a packed audience; I’m sure this summer’s project will be every bit as popular.”

Those keen to follow the eBay Restoration Live and/or experience one of Mike Brewer’s Car Clinics can still take advantage of Early Bird tickets to the Silverstone Classic, which are available to purchase until the end of March – these offer savings of up to 18 per cent. Adult admission prices start from £35 and the cost of the three-day weekend ticket is just £99. Details of all 2017 ticket prices, as well as hospitality and camping options are available on the silverstoneclassic.com website.

All tickets must be purchased in advance and grant access to both racing paddocks, trackside grandstand seating, live music concerts on both Friday and Saturday evenings, funfair rides, eBay Restoration Live, Mike Brewer’s Car Clinics as well as a host of other family-friendly activities and entertainment. All the latest news is available at silverstoneclassic.com and via the event’s social media platforms.

 

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« Respuesta #708 en: 28 Marzo 2017, 15:58:02 »
A FEW PLACES STILL AVAILABLE ON THE ‘PAN AM CLASSIC RALLY’

Just one of many great events on offer from Bespoke Rallies

There is still just time for rally enthusiasts to enter the inaugural Pan Am road trip being organised by one of the leading specialists in such long distance adventures, Bespoke Rallies. It is a 9,267km Atlantic to Pacific coast marathon for cars built by 1978, and will include a heady mix of dirt, mountain and country roads and rarely-used trails and tracks as it winds its way from Savannah to Seattle in just 30 action-packed days. Would-be participants don’t even need a machine of their own, as a period or modern classic from one of America’s many specialist hire companies will be fine for this vehicle-friendly event. The dates are June 14 to July 13, so interested parties should contact Bespoke Rallies HQ immediately – www.bespokerallies.com.

Other exciting events on the horizon courtesy of Bespoke Rallies

The company has released details of five other challenging events for the ever-growing classic rally fraternity that will take place between August 2017 and October 2018, namely:

    The Slartibartfast (August, 2017) – named in honour of the character that designed the Norwegian fjords in the 1980s comedy SCIFI series Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, this two week rally will introduce participants to the incomparable sights of Denmark, Sweden, Finland and the Norwegian fjords, following a start at the renowned Louwman Motor Museum, The Hague, Holland
    The Great Amazon Adventure (September 2017) – a unique offering from Bespoke Rallies, this is a matchless month-long drive tracking the world-famous river and taking in the delights of French Guiana, Brazil and Peru along the way - including Lake Titicaca and Machu Picchu
    Cuba Classic Rally (January 2018) – this is a one-off opportunity to experience Cuba before it changes forever, and to introduce visiting classics to the unrivalled selection of ‘50s Americana that populates this fascinating, time warp Caribbean island. The 3,146km tour takes in virtually the entire peninsula in 18 days
    The 3rd Maya Classic Rally (February 2018) - back by popular demand, the Maya visits a beguiling selection of authentic and unspoiled locations in Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala, Belize, Mexico and the USA in just 30 days. Rain forests, Mayan monuments and volcanoes – it has it all
    The Grand Prix of South America (October 2018) – this is the big one, a modern interpretation of the greatest road race of its time, that attracted such motorsport legends as five-times World Champion Juan Manuel Fangio. New for 2018, it will celebrate the 70th anniversary of the original, and travel as many of its roads as possible during an unforgettable 10,000km drive through Argentina, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador and Colombia

Bespoke Rallies

Although relatively new, the company is run by John Brigden, a renowned member of the motorsport fraternity who has no less than 18 years’ experience of organising long distance rallies and tours. The business specialises in events in South-East Asia, India, North and South America, and Europe. In addition to offering its own schedule of mouth-watering ones, it is equally happy to manage other people’s events, providing a full service from concept to completion, including: travel arrangements, road books, service support, shipping, medical cover etc.

 

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« Respuesta #709 en: 28 Marzo 2017, 15:58:30 »
ASTON MARTIN'S TIMELINE CELEBRATES PERFORMANCE CARS AT BEAULIEU - SUNDAY 2ND APRIL

Beaulieu will put on show a real-life timeline of historic Aston Martin DB models to celebrate legendary British performance cars at Simply Aston Martin on Sunday 2nd April.

In the grounds of the National Motor Museum, visitors will be able to see up-close an awesome line-up starting with the 1950s DB2/4 and following the timeline with the DB4 Vantage, DB6, DBS, DBS Volante, DB7, DB7 V12 Vantage, DB7 GT, DB9 and DB9 Volante.

This jaw-dropping display will chart the lineage of the cars that took their name from Sir David Brown, the entrepreneur who was at the helm of the iconic company for a quarter of a century, owning Aston Martin from 1947 until 1972.

Senior Events Executive Andy Ollerenshaw said: “We are excited to achieve this spectacle of a timeline which is unique to the Simply Aston Martin event. We hope that more owners will come on the day to extend it even further.”

Simply Aston Martin’s launch show last year gathered more than 350 iconic performance machines, making it one of the biggest rallies for Aston Martins in the south. All Aston Martin owners are invited to join the show, with treasured cars from pre-war rarities to the latest models. Owners can also admire the cars on show, chat with like-minded enthusiasts and enjoy all of the features of the Beaulieu attraction.

Five area branches of the Aston Martin Owners’ Club are booked to attend the event, while Aston Martin dealers will lead convoys of their customers’ cars to join the impressive line-up.

Throughout the day, event participants and Beaulieu’s attraction visitors will have the chance to vote for their favourite car of the show with the People’s Choice Award. In the afternoon, the winner will receive a Beaulieu trophy, before leading a cavalcade of the most popular cars through the attraction grounds.

Simply Aston Martin is one of eight Simply rallies, including Simply Porsche, Simply VW, Simply Land Rover, Simply Jaguar, Simply Japanese and Simply Ford. Each event celebrates a particular marque or motoring theme, giving enthusiasts and attraction visitors the chance to see some of their favourite machines.

For participants arriving in an Aston Martin and joining Simply Aston Martin in the Beaulieu grounds, entrance tickets are £10 an adult and £5 a child. Tickets can be bought in advance online or on the day. To buy a ticket or for more information see www.beaulieu.co.uk/events or call 01590 612888.

Included in the admission ticket is access to all of the Beaulieu attraction, including the National Motor Museum and its collection of more than 250 vehicles, the World of Top Gear, On Screen Cars, the 13th century Beaulieu Abbey, Palace House – which has been home to the Montagu family since 1538 – and its stunning grounds and gardens.

Entry into the Beaulieu parkland for participants is from 9.30am, when the Brabazon Restaurant will be serving hot drinks and breakfast snacks. All other visitors should enter Beaulieu though the Visitor Reception building with a standard attraction admission ticket from 10am.

For more information on the 2017 Beaulieu events calendar, visit www.beaulieu.co.uk/events
or find us on Twitter @Beaulieu_Hants, on Facebook at /nationalmotormuseum or on Instagram @national_motor_museum.

 

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« Respuesta #710 en: 30 Marzo 2017, 08:16:47 »
ONE MONTH COUNTDOWN FOR REFRESHED DONINGTON HISTORIC FESTIVAL

‘Get Involved’ will be the theme for this year’s Donington Historic Festival, which is taking place at Donington Park between 28-30 April 2017. Attractions at the event include stunt driving lessons, drift driving in Caterhams, and so much more; all designed to give visitors the chance to create their own motorsport experience.

A new format has also been introduced, with qualifying for all grids taking place on Friday, and plenty of race action lined up for the weekend. This has allowed the festival to attract its biggest line up of cars to date, featuring Pre-War grids through to cars from the early 1990s.

The ‘elder statesmen’ get their own event, with pre-1941 vehicles taking part in the Motor Racing Legends ‘Mad Jack’ for Pre-War Sports Cars, featuring famous marques such as Alfa Romeo, Alvis, Aston Martin, Bentley, Bugatti, Frazer Nash, MG, Riley and Talbot. With such variety taking part, this is a true spectacle of historic racing in which anything can happen.

One car that will be taking part at the festival this year is the Talbot-Lago SS which took part in the 1937-1939 Le Mans, as well as the 1949 race, giving it the distinction of competing in both the last 24 Hours before the war and the first after hostilities ceased. It also took part in the 1937 Mille Miglia and was driven by Louis Chiron, Luigi Chinetti and Pierre Levegh.

Featuring entries from owners of some of the most glamourous cars around, the invitation-only GT & Sports Car Cup (GTSCC) welcomes pre-66 GT cars and pre-63 sports cars to the event. It's the only race series to reunite models such as original Jaguar E-type Lightweight, Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta, Alfa Romeo Giulia TZ2 and all three Morgan Plus 4 SLRs ever produced, to name but a few.

If you can’t get enough of the big cats, then the Jaguar Classic Challenge will see D-Types, C-Types, E-Types, XK 120s, 140s and 150s prowling the circuit. Representing some of the industry’s most beautiful and powerful designs, they are sure to delight those that get to watch them in action. The Jaguar Classic Challenge is a cracking race series that sees pre-1966 Jaguar cars go head-to-head in enormous style.

Richard Grafton, commercial director of Historic Promotions – which organises Donington Historic Festival – commented: “It’s a real honour to welcome such prestigious grids to join us as we celebrate Donington Park’s 40th anniversary, the seventh successive Donington Historic Festival and our refreshed qualifying format. With this year’s focus on ‘Get Involved’, we are committed to creating an atmosphere in which families and fans alike can experience motorsport first-hand.”

The full list of grids comprises: ‘Mad Jack’ Pre-War Sports Cars; Historic Touring Car Challenge; U2TC, GT & Sports Car Cup; Stirling Moss Trophy; Royal Automobile Club Woodcote Trophy; HSCC Historic Formula 2 FIA International Race Series; HRDC ‘Touring Greats’; HRDC ‘Coys Trophy’; Jaguar Classic Challenge; 1000 Km; HSCC Super Touring Car Challenge and two Formula Junior grids, the FJHRA/HSCC ‘Silverline’ Championship Front Engined Formula Juniors and Rear-Engined Formula Juniors. The full timetable is available to view at: http://www.doningtonhistoric.com/the-races/.

The refreshed event, which is themed around the slogan ‘Get Involved’, has meant the introduction of new content that gives visitors the chance to partake in some of the festival’s attractions. Central to this inclusive atmosphere will be Paul Swift, who is offering visitors a once in a lifetime chance to be able to learn stunt driving from the world-renowned driver. Guests can also experience the thrill of drifting a Caterham with Book A Track or participate in festival parades around the circuit.

Advance tickets for Donington Historic Festival 2017 range from £16 for a Friday pass, up to £48 for a three-day package that will give access to all the weekend’s racing and other attractions. Children under 16 can visit the event for free, provided they are accompanied by an adult. Tickets are available online at www.doningtonhistoric.com or on the 24-hour hotline on 0844 873 7355 (charged at 7p per minute plus your network access charge).

 

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« Respuesta #711 en: 30 Marzo 2017, 17:14:13 »
COYS RETURNS TO ESSEN TECHNO CLASSICA WITH MULTI-MILLION EURO CLASSIC AND SPORTS CAR AUCTION

International auctioneers Coys return to Techno Classica Essen with multi-million classic and sports car auction on April 8th in the Gruga Halle at the Messe Essen, Germany.

The 120-car auction features a 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing, one of the first 200 produced and estimated between €950,000 and €1,100,000, a 1987 Porsche 959 Speedster with only 8,000km from new (€1,200,000 - €1,500,000), a 1968 Ferrari 330 GTC (€550,000 - €600,000), a 1938 BMW 328 Roadster (€700,000 - €800,000) and a 1988 Porsche 959 Komfort (€850,000 - €950,000).

Chris Routledge, CEO of Coys, said: “To honour Coys proud long-term association with Techno Classica Essen, we have put together a super-auction of high quality classic and sports cars with significant entries from both the pre and post-war periods. This multi-million Euro offering features amazing classics and further strengthens Coys position as the leading international auction brand in Germany.”

The early 300 SL Gullwing was a special order for Max Hoffman, the legendary US dealer and importer, and was the subject of a comprehensive restoration that began in 2013 that brought the car to the special order scheme. It is one the finest examples that Coys have seen in 30 years of trading the most iconic of post-war sports cars.

The 959 on offer was supplied new to the World Sports Car Champion and Porsche Works driver Jurgen Lassig in 1987. It was subsequently sold by Auto Becker at the IAA Frankfurt Motor Show for the staggering sum of u$s 3 million to an American collector. The car has covered just over 8,000km from new and offers the best of both worlds as it can be driven in full speedster form or for more practical open top motoring an electric convertible top can be utilised.

The BMW 328 is something for the true enthusiast. The car was delivered new to the German racing driver Walter Schlüter in racing configuration with a long-range fuel tank, and after some initial competition use Schlüter laid it up during the war. It changed hands various times, including an English Officer serving in post-war Germany, until purchased by the current vendor almost half a century ago. The car has been constantly serviced and repaired when necessary and, though never restored, it retains a wonderful patina and is mechanically in excellent condition.

The auction also features a 1963 Maserati 3500 GTi Superleggera (€200,000 - €250,000), a 1967 Jaguar D-Type Evocation with German historic road papers (€25,000 - €35,000), a 1968 Maserati Ghibli Spyder (€280,000 - €320,000), a 1969 Ford 429 Mustang (€200,000 - €230,000) and a 1963 Citroen DS Cabriolet by Chapron (€170,000 - €190,000).

Other important collectors’ cars on offer include a 1941 BMW 327 Coupe (€150,000 - €170,000), a 1978 Chevrolet Corvette C3, a real “timewarp” example with only 23 miles from new (no reserve), a 1990 Mercedes Benz 190 E 2.5-16 Evolution II (€190,000 - €220,000), a 2004 Mclaren Mercedes Benz SLR (€300,000 - €350,000) and a 1983 Ferrari BB 512i (€240,000 - €280,000),

View online catalogue: www.coys.co.uk/techno-classica-2017

 

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« Respuesta #712 en: 31 Marzo 2017, 18:09:18 »
MORGAN BRINGS TOGETHER THE BIGGEST COLLECTION OF MORGAN CARS IN THE WORLD AT INAUGURAL RUN FOR THE HILLS EVENT

Morgan Motor Company has announced a special Run For The Hills (RFTH) event that will take place at the Malvern Three Counties Showground on August 26-27.

Held in association with the Morgan Sports Car Club, RFTH will see thousands of Morgans return to their birthplace for two days and nights of live entertainment, Morgan themed events, trade stands and much more.

Starting with an open house tour of the Morgan factory, visitors will explore the history of the family-owned British marque, from the first 3-wheeler models built in 1909 by H.F.S. Morgan, through over a century of innovation and craftsmanship to the modern high-performance Aero range.

RFTH promises to be the biggest gathering of Morgans since the company celebrated its centenary in 2009. The collection of 1000’s of Morgans will gather at the Malvern Three Counties Showground, followed by a Gala Dinner and live entertainment, just a few miles from the Pickersleigh Road home of the iconic British coachbuilder.

The perfect end to a fantastic weekend will see the English Symphony Orchestra headlining The Morgan Prom Spectacular with a firework finale, set against the backdrop of the Malvern Hills.

Steve Morris, Managing Director of Morgan Motor Company, said: “Run For The Hills is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate everything that people love about Morgan. Whether you have a Morgan in your driveway or just a poster on your wall, Run For The Hills is for all enthusiasts.”

“Every Morgan ever produced was crafted in Malvern and what better way to celebrate over 108 years of innovation than by bringing the cars home. We look forward to welcoming 1000s of cars back to the hills that have echoed to the sound of every Morgan for over 100 years.”

A range of ticket and accommodation packages are available including single day tickets, gala dinner tickets, weekend tickets and concert tickets.

For further details, please visit: https://www.morgan-motor.co.uk/runforthehills

 

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ROYAL AUTOMOBILE CLUB MOTOR HOUSE WINS HERITAGE AWARD

The Royal Automobile Club has won the 2017 Surrey Heritage Award in recognition of its conversion of an 18th century barn at its Woodcote Park estate, into a home for the Club’s heritage vehicle collection.

Presented by the Surrey Historic Buildings Trust, the award was created to celebrate Surrey’s rich and diverse architectural heritage, highlighting best practice in historic building conservation and restoration.

The winner was announced during a ceremony on 29 March at Loseley Park, Guildford, hosted by Michael More-Molyneux, Lord Lieutenant of Surrey and Patron of the Surrey Historic Buildings Trust. Dame Helen Ghosh, Director-General of The National Trust, was the guest speaker.

Miles Wade, Club Secretary, said, "We are delighted that our work to restore the barn and give it a contemporary life by housing our motoring activities and showcasing our heritage has been recognised. Although a team effort, the project owes much to the inspiration of the late Peter Foubister, our former Motoring Secretary, for devising the concept and ensuring quality and authenticity, sustaining the Club's reputation as a responsible guardian of our historic estate."

The project was designed by Giles Quarme Architects and follows a tradition of re-purposing barns and stables on country estates into motor houses after the demise of the horse and carriage as a means of transport.

The Motor House accommodates the Club’s heritage vehicle collection, including automobiles from the RAC roadside assistance fleet as well as stalwarts of the Club’s annual London to Brighton Veteran Car Run. It will be open to the public as part of the national Heritage Open Days event in September.

Dating from 1770, the Motor House was built when the Woodcote Park Estate was owned by George Nelson. This is evident in the support beam in the gabled roof, which displays the inscription Geo.Nelson, Esq; Dec.7th 1770.

The Royal Automobile Club
The Royal Automobile Club was founded in 1897 and its distinguished history mirrors that of motoring itself. In 1907, the Club was awarded its Royal title by King Edward VII, sealing the Club’s status as Britain’s oldest and most influential motoring organisation.

The Club’s early years were focused on promoting the motor car and its place in society, which developed into motoring events such as the 1000 Mile Trial, first held in 1900. In 1905, the Club held the first Tourist Trophy, which remains the oldest continuously competed for motorsport event. The Club promoted the first pre-war and post-war Grands Prix at Brooklands in 1926 and Silverstone in 1948 respectively, whilst continuing to campaign for the rights of the motorist, including introducing the first driving licences.

Today, the Club continues to develop and support automobilism through representation on the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), Motor Sport Association (MSA), and RAC Foundation while promoting its own motoring events including London Motor Week, which features the free-to-attend Regent Street Motor Show on Saturday 4th November and the Bonhams London to Brighton Veteran Car Run supported by Hiscox, which takes place on Sunday 5th November.

The Royal Automobile Club also awards a series of historic trophies and medals celebrating motoring achievements. These include the Segrave Trophy, the Tourist Trophy, the Simms Medal, the Dewar Trophy and the Torrens Trophy.

 

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« Respuesta #714 en: 03 Abril 2017, 11:45:56 »
BRITISH HEART FOUNDATION ANNOUNCED AS MORGAN MOTOR COMPANY CHARITY OF THE YEAR PARTNER FOR 2017

Morgan Motor Company today announces that its Charity of the Year partner for 2017 is the British Heart Foundation (BHF). The one year partnership will aim to raise significant funds to help the BHF in its fight against cardiovascular disease (CVD).

CVD kills more than one in four people in the UK, stealing them away from families and loved ones. The funds raised by Morgan Motor Company will help support the BHF’s life saving research which could lead to better treatments for those living with CVD.

Morgan staff will be taking part in a variety of fundraising activities including getting behind BHF fundraising campaigns such as ‘Wear It. Beat it.’ on Friday 9th June and the autumn stock donation campaign ‘Bag it. Beat it.’ for their 750+ shops. In addition Morgan will be hosting a large annual event “Run For The Hills” that will have a number of fundraising opportunities, including an auction at the Gala Dinner. As well as ongoing fundraising initiatives, both internally and externally, Morgan and BHF are looking to raise awareness and training throughout the 200 members of Morgan workforce.

The partnership between Morgan and BHF has been formed following significant fundraising by the company and their Press & Media Coordinator James Gilbert, who is running the London Marathon in April as part of the BHF Heart Runners team.

Steve Morris, Morgan Managing Director, said: “The BHF leads the fight against heart disease and we are very pleased to be supporting their vital work. We have a great track record in raising funds for our charity partners and I know together with our employees, customers and suppliers we will have a fantastic year with the BHF.”

Clare Cassidy, BHF Area Manager, West Midlands added: “We are thrilled to have been chosen as Morgan’s Charity of the Year. Throughout the partnership, Morgan staff will be raising funds to help the BHF realise its vision of a world where people don’t die prematurely or suffer from CVD."

Morgan, who have a long and proud history of supporting both local and national charities, have in recent years supported the Worcester Oncology Centre, Marfan Charity and St Richard’s Hospice to name but a few. More information will be circulated throughout the partnership, allowing both owners and fans of the marque to get involved.

 

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« Respuesta #715 en: 04 Abril 2017, 08:22:23 »
GREGOR FISKEN SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETES THE FLYING SCOTSMAN RALLY

Gregor Fisken Successfully Completes the Flying Scotsman Rally, as Previous Winner is up For Sale from Fiskens' Mews Showroom

London-based specialist Gregor Fisken was among the enthusiasts tackling the Flying Scotsman Rally, held over some of the UK’s finest roads between 31 March and 2 April. Fisken, who has competed four times at the Le Mans 24 Hours and is a regular competitor at blue-riband events such as the Goodwood Revival, was at the wheel of his Vauxhall 30-98.

Entrants on the rally left Slaley Hall on 31 March to tackle the roads through Kielder Forest before heading across the border to the first overnight rest at the Dalmahoy hotel near Edinburgh. From there, they ventured into the epic Cairngorm Mountains, through Braemar and Tomintoul to a halt at Aviemore, then it was on to the finish at the prestigious Gleneagles resort. The 110 crews faced rain, hail, sleet and snow in their endeavours to complete the historic rally.

Gregor Fisken said "The Flying Scotsman always attracts exotic historic machinery and this year was no different. It’s a magnificent event; the 750 miles of challenging roads and inclement weather conditions tests both man and machine. It’s great to see the vehicles being pushed to their limits rather than confined to museum exhibits. We particularly appreciated the rally fans that turned out in their droves to line the pavements along the route to wave and cheer us all on. Fortunately the Vauxhall weathered the storms and ran like a dream”.

Gregor took part in the famous ex-Hughes, Neve, Miller and Scott-Moncrieff Brooklands and Prescott racing Vauxhall 30-98 special, and set some very competitive times on the stages of the rally. Given his participation in the event, it’s appropriate that Fisken is currently offering a previous winner of the Flying Scotsman from his well-known London premises.

Previous Flying Scotsman Rally Winner Currently For Sale at Fiskens

1934 Talbot AV105 – AYL 2

Few pre-war cars are better suited to the demands of rallying than the Talbot AV105, which was designed by legendary engineer Georges Roesch. In period, the 105 brought great success to the marque via the efforts of the Fox and Nicholls team, most notably in the Alpine Trial. Chassis 35499 is one of the last to be built for competition, and was delivered new to Dr RJH Roth - complete with one of the eight Alpine bodies produced. With Zeiss headlamps also being specified, plus a Brooklands exhaust system, Andre Telecontrol dampers and no hood or windscreen, it is widely regarded as being a semi-works example.

In October 1934, it won two races in one day at Brooklands. For the following year, it was fitted with a new single-seater body and, having been prepared for the race by the factory, went on to be driven by C Staniland and M Couper in the 1936 BRDC 500 Miles. Decades later, it was reunited with its original body and rebuilt by marque specialist Pace Products. AYL 2 was then campaigned extensively and successfully by Roesch Talbot enthusiast John Ruston, twice winning at the Le Mans Classic and claiming victory on the 2013 Flying Scotsman.

The Talbot fully lives up to the description of authoritative writer Anthony Blight, who once wrote that the 1934 AV105 was ‘more desirable than ever to the discriminating motorist with a taste for long, fast journeys’.

 

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70 CLASSIC CARS TO GO UNDER THE HAMMER AT COYS SPRING CLASSICS AUCTION

International auctioneers Coys return to the Royal Horticultural Halls in London with a 70-classic and sports car auction on Wednesday 12th April.

The auction, now being held in the larger of the Royal Horticultural Halls, features a selection of Jaguars and Aston Martins, including a 1967 Aston Martin DB6 delivered new to the Director of the “Doctor” film Series Ralph Thomas (£160,000- £200,000), a 1973 Aston Martin V8 with 66,000 miles from new (£75,000 - £90,000) and a 1972 Aston Martin DBS (£90,000 - £110,000).

The Aston Martin DB6 was sold in May 1967 to none other than Ralph Thomas of Pinewood studios. Ralph was known for directing the Doctor series of films including Doctor in the House (1954), Doctor at Sea (1955), and other timeless classics including The 39 Steps (1959) and A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square (1979). Discovered by Coys specialists, this matching numbers DB6 runs, drives and needs only little time and care to bring it back to its former glory.

The Jaguar selection include a 1961 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8 Flat Floor Roadster subject of a 2,600hs restoration (£190,000 - £225,000), an original right hand drive 1973 Jaguar E-type V12 Roadster with only 2,500 miles from new (£170,000 - £225,000) and a matching numbers 1954 Jaguar XK120 Drophead Coupe SE (£90,000 - £110,000).

One of the highlights of the auction is a 1996 Mercedes-Benz SL500, which was stored in a central London garage in Knightsbridge, but the owner lost the keys, and never used it again. Twenty-one years later the car shows only 80 miles on the clock and could fetch £55,000 when it goes under the hammer.

Chris Routledge, CEO of Coys, said: “This is a car with a fantastic story! Purchased as a birthday present and driven only 80 miles before the owner lost the keys and never drove it again. Had the owner not lost the keys and used it regularly, we estimate it would now be worth between £5,000 and £7,000, but the fact that it has kept such a low mileage and has not been driven in more than twenty years makes it worth between £45,000 and £55,000.”

Other cars on offer include a 1923 Rolls-Royce 20HP by Smith & Waddington (£45,000 - £55,000), one of only 241 produced 1991 Lamborghini LM02 (£140,000 - £180,000), a 1989 AC Cobra MK IV with only 7,500 miles from new (£120,000 - £150,000), 1993 Porsche 964 Turbo 3.6 (£130,000 - £160,000) and a 1981 Ferrari 308 GTSi with coachwork by Scaglietti, design by Pininfarina and complete Ferrari service history (£60,000 - £70,000).

Address Royal Horticultural Society, Lindley Hall, Vincent Square, London, SW1P 2PE

Date 19:00hs on Wednesday 12th April 2017

Viewing Tuesday 11th April from 12:00hs to 20:00hs

On the day of the sale from 10:00hs to start of sale

Spring Classics full catalogue: www.coys.co.uk/spring-classics-2017

 

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« Respuesta #717 en: 04 Abril 2017, 08:23:44 »
DB DELIGHT AT BEAULIEU’S SIMPLY ASTON MARTIN

Every generation of DB model was on show with one of the biggest gatherings of Aston Martins in the south at Beaulieu’s Simply Aston Martin.

Ranging from the DB1 of the late 1940s right up to the latest DB11, the jaw-dropping display included 319 Astons of every age and variety driving into the sun-drenched Beaulieu parkland for the day on Sunday 2nd April.

Simply Aston Martin launched the start of Beaulieu’s new season of Simply rallies, which continues with the popular Simply Ford on Sunday 30th April then Simply Porsche, Simply VW, Simply Land Rover, Simply Jaguar, Simply Japanese and Simply Smart later in the year.

At the heart of Simply Aston Martin was a real-life timeline, charting the history of the DB models with a special display of the cars which took their name from Sir David Brown, the entrepreneur who was at the helm of the iconic company for a quarter of a century from 1947 until 1972.

The line-up included the 1950s DB2/4 and followed the timeline with the DB4 Vantage, DB6, DBS, DBS Volante, DB7, DB7 V12 Vantage, DB7 GT, DB9, DB9 Volante and several examples of the latest DB11 to be admired.

A highlight was a DB1 tourer which has been owned by the Southward family since 1968. “I love it because it’s unique, different and very significant to the history of Aston Martin. It’s the first in the DB series,” said Allan Southward.

Other eye-catching models on display included a 1939 15/98, examples of the V8 Volante, the one-off GMR Supercharged GT8, the N340 and even the short-lived economy Cygnet. A true head-turner was a bright red 1988 Aston Martin Lagonda, the four-door grand cruiser with incredible wedge-shaped styling which pre-empted the latest Rapide model.

Throughout the day, visitors voted for their favourite cars in the People’s Choice Award. The overall winner of the visitor vote was John Palmer with his immaculate 2014 Aston Martin V12 S Vantage. Having owned this impressive performance machine since 2015, John said: “I am a huge fans of Aston Martins and I love driving this one because it’s such an amazing car.” He received a commemorative Beaulieu trophy and a special Autoglym prize from Beaulieu’s Commercial Director Stephen Munn.

Runners-up were Chris Lawton with his 2011 Aston Martin Rapide and Allan Southward with his Aston Martin DB1.

Visitors could also browse a selection of trade stands, while Aston Martin Chichester brought an impressive display of the latest showroom models for buyers with deep pockets.

For more information on the 2017 Beaulieu events calendar, visit www.beaulieu.co.uk/events or find us on Twitter @Beaulieu_Hants, on Facebook at /nationalmotormuseum or on Instagram @national_motor_museum.

 

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« Respuesta #718 en: 04 Abril 2017, 13:25:17 »
BMW RECORD AT CCA’S BIGGEST EVER SALE

Classic Car Auctions’ (CCA) debut sale at the Practical Classics Classic Car and Restoration Show was a huge success and saw 75 per cent of the cars on offer successfully hammered away for a total sales value of £2.4million, its highest ever sales total.

Nearly 200 cars were on offer at the NEC, Birmingham as part of CCA’s biggest, best and most varied catalogue ever.

Headlining the results was a rare and low mileage 1985 BMW M635 CSI manual which sold for an amazing £100,100 including buyer’s premium, more than double its upper estimate and a believed UK auction record. The highly original, manual car had covered only 15,300 miles in the hands of just two owners and was subject to a long bidding war between buyers in the room and over the phone.

Another 80s BMW, a 1985 BMW 635 (E24) CSI Coupe, one of the best CCA has ever seen, also proved a hit with buyers, selling for £31,900, more than double its lower estimate.

Buyers looking for a more traditional classic had the opportunity to take home one of the last big Healeys that rolled off the production line in December 1967. The fully restored Austin Healey 3000 MK III sold for £96,800 including buyer’s premium, more than £20,000 over its lower estimate.

It wouldn’t be the Practical Classics Classic Car and Restoration Show without some barn finds and CCA had a hugely varied selection for auction. A 1960 Mercedes-Benz 190SL, which had spent the last 20 years in hibernation, was also the focus of an intense bidding war, with 24 phone bidders as well as those in the room and online competing for the chance to restore the car to its former glory. It eventually sold for £73,700, more than three times its lower estimate.

Speaking after the sale, CCA auction manager, Guy-Lees Milne said: “What a great sale! Pulling together a selection of nearly 200 cars for our biggest sale was no mean feat and I’m delighted that we’ve achieved such good prices for our vendors and that buyers are going away extremely happy with their new cars. We had a fantastic weekend at the show and it’s been great to meet so many new classic car enthusiasts and customers who we hope to see again very soon.”

Those after something a little more unusual were clearly tempted by the very rare and fully restored 1965 Citroen 2CV Sahara. This particular example had actually crossed the Sahara desert from Nigeria before coming to the UK. Highly collectible, the car sold for £68,200.

As ever Fast Fords were a hit with CCA customers and show visitors with a virtually brand new, 45 mile, 2009 Ford Focus RS selling for £40,920, nearly £10,000 over its lower estimate.

Porsche fans were well catered for, and a UK, right-hand drive, 1973 Porsche 911 2.4E Targa sold for an incredible £95,150, more than £45,000 over its lower estimate, while a 1996 Porsche 911 (993) Targa Tiptronic S sold for £37,400, more than £12,000 over its lower estimate.

CCA is now inviting entries into its next sale, the June Sale which will take place at the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre, Leamington Spa on Saturday 10th June.

Guy added: “We encourage potential sellers to get in touch with us as soon as possible and hopefully we can realise similarly strong prices for vendors as we have done with our latest sale.”

To view the full list of results from CCA’s sale at the Practical Classics Classic Car and Restoration Show please visit http://www.classiccarauctions.co.uk/cca-practical-classics-restoration--classic-car-show-sale-2017/view_lots/pn/all.

 

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50 YEARS OF VELAR: THE STORY OF RANGE ROVER

Land Rover has opened a new visitor attraction at its thriving Solihull manufacturing plant. ‘The Range Rover Story’ is an interactive exhibit created to celebrate 50 years of the world’s most revered luxury SUV.

Range Rover has been manufactured at Solihull since 1970, but its history with the site goes back to 1967 when the first secret prototype was conceived, codenamed Velar. The new exhibit will take visitors on a time-travelling voyage from its inception in the mid 1960s, through to the introduction of the Range Rover Sport and Range Rover Evoque. The exhibition culminates in an exciting unveil of the new Range Rover Velar, celebrating British design and engineering integrity.

Roger Crathorne (known as Mr Land Rover) dedicated 50 years’ service to Land Rover and has been heavily involved in the creation of the exhibition. He said: “The exhibit tells the incredible story of the Range Rover, from the original Velar prototype through to today’s new model. At the time I began my career in 1967 as a Technical Assistant on the Velar Team, the intention was never to build a luxury vehicle. Over the 50 years since, the Range Rover has come a long way. We wanted to develop a more comfortable on-road Land Rover that would combine the comfort of the Rover with the Land Rover 4x4 capability to support a growing leisure market.”

Nigel Blenkinsop, Operations Director at Solihull, said: “We are hugely proud to build the Range Rover Velar at Solihull, the birthplace of both the Land Rover and Range Rover. Here, we have invested over £2bn in recent years to enable us to triple production. Our business is now Britain’s number one car manufacturer.”

The opening of the Range Rover exhibition coincides with the opening of Velar manufacturing tours at Solihull. Velar is the third new model in a year to be launched at the plant, following the Jaguar F-PACE and new Discovery. Velar is produced in one of the largest aluminium body shops in the world and is beautifully finished in a versatile trim hall; capable of producing three different SUVs – all built to customers’ unique specifications.

The Solihull plant has contributed to the company doubling its sales and headcount in the past five years. This has supported the UK’s revival in manufacturing, boosting the British economy where the automotive company provides 240,000 jobs in the supply chain. The Range Rover family contributes £10bn annually to the UK economy and is Britain’s largest luxury export.