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« Respuesta #1740 en: 17 Septiembre 2019, 08:12:04 »

This weekend Silverstone Auctions will be holding their marque dedicated sale for Ferrari and Porsche at the Dallas Burston Polo Club with superb examples of 34 Ferraris and 32 Porsches in each of the sales.

Held in association with the Ferrari Owners Club of Great Britain and Porsche Club GB some fine examples of sports cars are being offered with limited editions and limited production runs staring in this weekends sale.

Of the 34 Ferraris being offered this car is what many consider to be the most desirable of all the 308s, the GTS Quattrovalvole. Made famous by Tom Selleck in Magnum PI, this is your chance to acquire a limited production run of just 233 UK supplied right-hand drive cars. This superb UK supplied in 1983 Ferrari has been in the same family for the last 27 years having been purchased in 1992 and passed from father to son. The father used the car until 2000 when the car was then placed in long term storage until 2018. It was at this time that they decided to recommission the car at a cost of £24,000 and now giving a great driving experience for the next owner at and estimated £50,000 to £60,000.

Our second Ferrari is the successor to the 308 we have just talked about. This is the 1989 Ferrari 328 GTS and built in the final year of its production which started in 1985. This is one of 292 UK supplied right-hand drive cars in the classic Rosso Corsa with Crema hide interior and has just 17,000 miles on the clock. The car is currently in the possession of Silverstone Auctions and is really worth seeing if you are thinking of purchasing this car and would like a private viewing. It is in stunning condition and accompanied by its owner’s manuals, tool kit and interesting history file. Estimated at £75,000 to £85,000 and coming from a significant private collection this is a rare version of a low mileage classic Ferrari.

Now turning our attention to the Porsche sale which follows on from the Ferrari sale, we have some superb lots which include this 1988 Supersport Cabriolet. One of just 39 examples produced for the UK market in right-hand drive, this Guards Red Porsche with an unusual interior which was chosen from the Special Wishes Programme, Linen leather and other additions including a gold embellished gear knob and to differentiate it even further it features the front air dam and side skirts which were dealer-fitted from a 930 SE. The list of features on this car is endless, but it does feature the very desirable manual G50 gearbox which was fitted in the final three years of the car’s production. At an estimated £48,000 to £55,000 this really is an even rarer version of the Supersport Cabriolet with its Special Wishes options and the 930 SE aerodynamic kit.

Our final car in this release is the 1988 Porsche 928 S4 Sports Equipment estimated at £33,000 to £38,000. Only 42 of these cars were for the UK market and this one was purchased new by Formula One driver Tom Belso who raced for Frank Williams Racing Cars in 1973 and 1974 and owned for 24 years. The current vendor purchased the car in 2016 and began a programme of works to restore the car to its best using marque specialists and at a cost of £25,000 according to the cars history file. This is a rare car and one for any Porsche collector or enthusiast coming with an interesting provenance.

Harry Whale commented: “We have 66 high-quality cars in our sale this weekend and all of them with some great stories or history. We also have some outstanding cars being offered, the Carrera GT, two Ferrari Daytonas, cars from rock star Jay Kay, low mileage cars and limited production cars too.”

“We are really looking forward to the sale at the weekend, there is plenty of choice for Ferrari and Porsche collectors and enthusiasts.”

Silverstone Auctions sale also includes a selection of marque related automobilia which starts at 10.30am. If you are thinking of purchasing a 308 you might like to know about Lot 129 a very rare pair of original cylinder heads. Both cylinder heads are in good condition, complete with cam covers but do not come with the camshafts and one is missing the valves. A very rare component at an estimated £2,700 to £3,150. With many other lots offering automobilia for both Ferrari and Porsche enthusiasts there is plenty to get the auction revved up on Saturday.

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 #1741 en: 17 Septiembre 2019, 08:12:25 »

This weekend, Maserati’s spirits were high, as they showcased the past and present of V8 engine Maserati cars at the glamorous Goodwood Revival. Held at the famous racing circuit in West Sussex, the event captures the automotive world as it was from 1948 to 1966 with both competitors and spectators in period dress.

As an Automotive Partner of Goodwood Revival, Maserati once again took part in the Earl’s Court Motor Show with a display highlighting the history of the V8 Maserati cars and inspired by the marque’s classic 1960s motor show stands.

Taking pride of place on the stand was the brand new V8 Maserati Levante GTS, finished in Bianco Alpi with a nero interior. The Levante GTS perfectly embodies the Italian marque’s legendary DNA,  with a 3.8 litre V8 Twin Turbo petrol engine and developing 530 HP, the GTS features an exterior restyling focused on the lower front fascia and the rear bumper, also giving the Levante GTS a strong stance and head turning presence. The GTS was joined on stand by a stunning Quattroporte Series 1, the first series production Maserati with a V8 engine.

Over fifteen classic Maserati models, including a 6CM, 8CM, Tipo 63 along with four examples of the iconic 250F, were competing at Revival, featuring in races across the three-day event. Maserati cars took to the circuit competing in the Goodwood Trophy, Freddie March Memorial Trophy, Richmond & Gordon Trophies and Sussex Trophy. Highlights from the weekend included a third place finish and fastest lap for Richard Wilson in a Maserati 250S during the Freddie March Memorial Trophy on Sunday afternoon.

Guests of Maserati were able to experience old world glamour at the Revival, enjoying exclusive hospitality at Goodwood House on Sunday, and being chauffeur driven to and from the Revival in a fleet of Maserati Levante, Quattroporte and Ghibli models.


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« Respuesta #1742 en: 17 Septiembre 2019, 14:43:16 »

Rallyday will bring together some of the finest cars and drivers in the history of the World Rally Championship, with more Group B finery than ever before coming to Castle Combe on Saturday.

World champions and heroes of the sport Didier Auriol, Craig Breen, Alex Fiorio, Nicky Grist and three generations of the rallying’s most famous dynasty – the McRae family – will headline Europe’s biggest and best one-day rally show.

Auriol, who stood on top of the world in 1994, will be reunited with the Lancia Delta HF Integrale he used to win an astonishing six WRC rounds in 1992. Driving the Rally Replay-supplied car is something the Frenchman is looking forward to.

“I remember this Lancia well,” said Auriol. “It was a nice car for me. To come to England again and to meet some fans, it’s going to be a good day. And I look forward to talking to people and telling some stories from when I was driving [in the championship] and especially from RAC Rally. There were some stories from this one, for sure.”

Breen is the driver who brings this year’s Rallyday story right up to date. Ten days on from Rallyday, the Irishman will be in the thick of Hyundai Motorsport’s challenge for this year’s World Rally Championship title as he returns to a factory i20 Coupe WRC for Wales Rally GB.

As well as being one of the WRC’s brightest stars, Breen is a strong advocate of the sport’s history and heritage – which is why he’s bringing his own MG Metro 6R4 (which falls in perfectly with the 35-year celebration of the ARG supercar’s 1984 debut). In one, the Waterford driver provides the perfect solution to past and present.

“I’m really excited about Rallyday,” said Breen. “You know me, any time I get to drive the Metro is a special day and any time I get to have a good look around other rally cars, it’s an even better day. There’s going to be some great and really interesting cars there.”

British rallying history doesn’t get any richer than the McRae name. Jimmy McRae is a five-time British Rally Champion as well as an immensely popular Rallyday regular. Saturday’s not just about Jimmy, this time he brings the present and the future with Alister and Alister’s son Max making the trip from Perth, Australia to Wiltshire.

“Dad talks a lot about Rallyday and the potential for driving lots of different cars and having a lot of fun,” said Alister. ”This time Max and I have decided not to let him have all the fun – we’ll be there for some as well. It’ll be a great day and a great chance to see lots of old friends again.”

McRae Sr (Sr) will be reunited with the Rothmans MG Metro 6R4 he drove in the 1986 British Open series. He will also step back further in time to drive the Vauxhall Chevette HSR he used in 1981. As well as that, all three McRaes will step aboard a selection of the sensational BGMsport-prepared cars Colin McRae drove in his career.

Ian Gwynne’s BGMsport firm is at the heart of this year’s Rallyday, with an unprecedented 21 vehicles attending the event. And, in a real treat for fans of days gone by, three of those cars (the Chevette HSR, a Subaru Legacy RS and Ford RS1700T) will be towed to Castle Combe by the same service barge which towed them when they were competing.

Rallyday organiser Tom Davis says fans are in for a real treat on Saturday.

“As we’ve been putting this year’s event together, it’s just been getting better and better,” said Davis. “The BGMsport collection is amazing and then we’ve got some beautiful, beautiful Lancias coming from Rally Replay – including arguably the most iconic of Group B cars, the Delta S4. And that Italian theme doesn’t stop with the cars. We’re delighted to welcome Alex Fiorio to Rallyday for the first time.

“And this year we have the perfect stage for them with the introduction of the Legends Stage. In 1983, the RAC Rally came through Castle Combe and this year, we decided to recreate that stretch of road. So, for just over an hour at lunchtime, rally fans can sit on the bank in the sunshine, wind the clock back 36 years and enjoy the sights and sounds of the early Eighties on Wiltshire’s own World Rally Championship stage.

“Rallyday doesn’t get any better than that. Until next year, we have a big treat coming for 2020 and there will be more news about that on Saturday.”

- Rallyday is Europe’s premier one-day rally show, descending on Castle Combe Circuit on Saturday 21 September.

- Advanced admission tickets are available from until 5pm on Tuesday 17 September, then will be available on the gate. Accompanied under 17s go free.


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« Respuesta #1743 en: 17 Septiembre 2019, 14:43:48 »

As part of Citroën’s ongoing celebrations to mark its 100th anniversary, the French marque is continuing to showcase its fans from across the globe, with its ‘Citroën Generations’ series. After the first seven videos were launched last April, it’s now off to New York, New Jersey and Bry-Sur-Marne for three new episodes to watch from the Citroën Origins virtual museum.

Every 14 July for the last 20 years, American fans of Citroën have toured the roads of Manhattan at the wheel of their iconic cars: known as the Bastille Day parade. In the year of Citroën’s Centenary, this event provides the brand with a great opportunity to pay tribute to these dedicated fans from across the Atlantic by revealing new episodes of the ‘Citroën Generations’ series, originally launched in April of this year.

The first episode is filmed in New York during the Bastille Day parade. The second takes us to New Jersey to meet the Seligmann family; Howard, the father, is the man behind the annual gathering of fans on 14 July. Finally, the series finishes in France with the Lelièvre family; for four generations, the Type H has been the symbol of the Lelièvre family business.

These three new stories continue the world tour which began with the first seven episodes of the ‘Citroën Generations’ series. For its 100th anniversary, Citroën created this series in order to pay tribute to its fans who have helped to write the history of the brand: through their dedication, eclectic lifestyles and their passion which is passed down from one generation to the next.

These accounts allow the brand to proudly affirm its popularity, in every sense of the word.
The series of legacy stories give more meaning than ever to Citroën’s ‘Inspired by You’ Brand signature.

You can watch all of the episodes in the ‘Citroën Generations’ series at the Citroën Origins virtual museum:


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« Respuesta #1744 en: 18 Septiembre 2019, 18:03:30 »

For the celebration of the 110th anniversary of Bugatti, a very special surprise was prepared for the enthusiasts of La Marque: the unveiling of the first Bugatti Baby II prototype. Earlier this year, at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, Bugatti had revealed the reimagining of the iconic Bugatti Baby as a 3D printed model. It captured the imagination of automotive enthusiasts around the world, and the limited edition run of 500 cars sold out completely within three weeks.

“When a company with such a colourful and proud history as Bugatti turns 110, you can allow yourself to look into the rear view mirror a little bit more than you usually would. Thus, it is only fitting for our anniversary year to revive the Bugatti Baby”, explained Stephan Winkelmann, President of Bugatti. “The Bugatti Baby II has grown up to be more of a teenager now, and I must say I’m very excited to see it drive around on the Bugatti premises in Molsheim.”

A 110th birthday present to ourselves

To design the Baby II, Bugatti has partnered with The Little Car Company to produce the greatest junior car ever created. After months of development, the Bugatti Baby II has now reached the point where the first prototype, named XP1 was ready for test drives by VIPs at La Grande Fête in Molsheim.

Based on the iconic Bugatti Type 35, the Baby II combines the playfulness of the original Baby, reimagined with 21st century technology. To allow the Baby II to be driven by both adults and children, it has grown from the 50% scale of the original to a 75% scale replica of the Type 35, and includes a sliding pedal box for drivers young and old. So, while the original 500 Babys could be a tight squeeze for even the smallest children, the Baby II allows parents and grandparents to share the love of driving with their children and grandchildren.

Ben Hedley, CEO of the Little Car Company said: “It’s been a huge honour to be involved in this project with Bugatti. The Baby is a key part of Bugatti’s heritage, and we wanted to create something which is deserving of the name. We set out to design something which was respectful of the original but also great fun to drive, and the early feedback from customers tells us we’ve achieved that.”

Engineering a masterpiece

The first stage for the Baby II engineering team was to digitally scan every single component of a 1924 Type 35 Lyon Grand Prix car. From there the designers adapted Ettore Bugatti’s masterpiece, introducing a modern electric powertrain with lithium ion batteries and regenerative braking.

Other elements were gently redesigned for the modern age. The ground-breaking eight-spoke alloy wheels were replicated, but are now wearing modern Michelin tyres. The innovative lightweight hollow front axle has been reproduced, as has the elegant suspension and signature steering mechanism from the original.

In the cockpit, the classic four spoke steering wheel sits in front of a turned aluminium dash with custom Bugatti instruments. While the original cars had a tachometer with oil and fuel pressure gauges, these have been replaced with a speedometer, battery level indicator and power gauge (first seen on the Veyron). The clock used for measuring race performance in the Type 35 remains.

The fuel pressure pump from the Type 35 has been digitally replicated and repurposed as a forward / reverse control, and all cars will come with a horn, rear view mirror, handbrake, headlights and a remote control to disable the car from up to 50 meters should an inexperienced driver get carried away. Sat proudly in the centre of the dashboard is a plaque giving the unique chassis number of the Baby II, and displayed on the nose of every car will be Bugatti’s famous ‘Macaron’ badge, made of 50g of solid silver, just like the Chiron.

Designed for fun

The Baby II has been designed to be fun to drive from the start. The rear wheel drive powertrain comes with two selectable power modes for drivers of different experience: a 1kW ‘child mode’ with the top speed limited to 20 km/h, and a 4kW ‘adult mode’ with the top speed limited to 45 km/h. In addition, for those enthusiasts who crave even more pace, some versions come with a ‘Speed Key’ just like its big brother, the Chiron, which allows power of up to 10kW and disengages the speed limiter. Fortunately there is a Limited Slip Differential to help drivers make the most of the torque available at the rear wheels.

As standard the car will be painted in French Racing Blue with a black leather interior, but other colour options will be available for both the exterior and interior. These include the opportunity to have your Baby II painted in the same solid contemporary colours as the Chiron, or alternatively there is a selection of vintage colours, each dedicated to a famous driver or event from the history of Bugatti.

The car will come with two sizes of removable battery, a standard 1.4 kWh pack and a long-range 2.8 kWh version. While exact range will depend on driving style, the larger pack is expected to give a range of more than 30km.

In addition, all owners of Baby IIs will receive membership of The Little Car Club, and be able to attend events where they, their children and their grandchildren can drive their cars at famous motor racing circuits.

Dimensions & Range

The Baby II will come in three specifications;

Baby II with a composite body
Baby II Vitesse with a carbon fibre body and ‘Speed Key’
Baby II Pur Sang with a hand crafted aluminium body and ‘Speed Key’
Each Baby II is 2.8m long and 1.0m wide. The exact weight of the car will depend on the version, but starts at around 230kg without driver.

Reserve list

Whilst all 500 Bugatti Baby IIs sold out within three weeks of the Geneva Motor Show announcement, it is still possible for customers to join the reserve list should a prospective buyer pull out, or to get the first notification of any future models. For more details, please visit

Prices start at 30,000 euros (plus taxes and delivery) and production starts at the beginning of 2020. The car will be manufactured by the Little Car Company in the UK, and all 500 cars will be produced over the course of 2020 and 2021.

Further videos have been filmed to tell the story of the development of the Bugatti Baby in more detail and are listed below:

Chapter One – The BUGATTI Baby story:
Chapter Two – A history of the BUGATTI Baby:
Chapter Three – Sharing the joy of driving:
Chapter Four – Life at Molsheim:
Chapter Five – Signature features of the Type 35:


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« Respuesta #1745 en: 19 Septiembre 2019, 10:04:58 »

Silverstone Auctions has opened its catalogue for entries to the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show with a very rare and important car from British motorsport, the ex-works Triumph TR2 which finished 19th at the 1955 Le Mans.

The Triumph TR2 was launched in 1952 and was soon in great demand becoming very successful in motorsport competition. Motorsport was a great way for manufacturers to promote their cars and in 1954 a TR2 was privately entered into the Le Mans 24 Hours race and finished a credible 15th.

This prompted Standard-Triumph Ltd to enter a works team in 1955 with three cars all in the British Racing Green colours with consecutive number plates PKV 374, PKV 375, PKV 376.

The car offered is one of these three works cars, PKV 374, driven by Leslie Brookes and Mortimer Morris-Goodall to 19th place in the 1955 Le Mans 24 Hours race and for a long time was the sole surviving works car.

Sadly the 1955 Le Mans race will be remembered for the huge accident that claiming the lives and injuring many people. Despite the accident, the race continued, and the TRs were running well with PKV 374 easily the fastest of the MGs and TRs averaging 90 mph according to the June Autosport of that year.

PKV 374 had an eventful race, with the car taking an excursion into the gravel trap where it got beached. But after 2.5 hours it was back on track and returning to the pits. For the rest of the race, the car continued with gear selection troubles but still managed to finish 19th just behind the other two works cars.

The late King Hussein of Jordan took a fancy for PKV 374 and whilst the other two cars head back to Coventry PKV 374 was sold to the King and left the circuit straight for Jordan in full Le Mans race trim. In 1956 the King brought the car back to the UK and at the time it was in the Jordanian colours of blue and white with luxurious upholstery. In November of that year, the King sold the car.

After changing hands several times, the car was purchased by the present owner in 1972 which was by now in a poor state and set about restoring the car over a long period of time to its original Le Mans specification.

In 2000 PKV 374 was finally finished and went on to successfully complete the London to Istanbul leg of the Around The World In 80 Days rally. This was the start of the car’s modern era of competition, as it took part in many HERO rally events before it was decided to return the car to Le Mans in 2005 for the One Hour Legends

Race and driven by Tony Dron and Nick Marsh where it suffered fuel issues and retired after 6 laps. Not to be outdone, it returned the following year and finished 5th in class and 23rd overall.

PKV 374 is now being offered with an amazing history, photographs, articles, magazines, race reports and it’s old FIA HTP papers which are now out of date. Offered at £100,000 to £140,000 this is a rare and significant car which is not just any Triumph, but an ex-works car and now offering a unique opportunity to own and compete in exclusive events such as Goodwood, Le Mans Classic and many more.

Adam Rutter Classic Car Specialist for Silverstone Auctions commented: “There is so much history with this car and after 47 years of private family ownership, the car is on the next stage of its adventure, of which it is no stranger.”

“It has been in storage for four years and is now up and running but may require some further fettling to prepare it for competition. The history file is massive there must be at least 6 box files plus folders and other boxes of articles. The car is now in our care and available for private viewings prior to the auction.”

This is the eighth year that Silverstone Auctions have been the official event partner of the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show. With consignments now being invited, Silverstone Auctions have a number of important cars already consigned with four different Aston Martins and an Evanta DBR1 Evocation alongside the ex-works Triumph TR2.

With Aston Martins always proving a popular choice, Silverstone Auctions are proud to be offering such a wide choice of cars including a 1950 DB2 Washboard one of the 49 three grilled examples estimated at £390,00 to £450,00, a 1965 DB5 that was the actual car featured on the Royal Mail Stamp in 2013 at £580,000 to £650,000, a 1966 DB6 at £250,000 to £3000,000, and a V8 Vantage Volante estimated at £170,000 to £190,000.

The Evanta DBR1 Evocation is estimated at £50,000 to £60,00 and was built by the Evanta Motor Company which at the time was owned by Ant Anstead of Wheelers Dealers fame.

Silverstone Auctions are accepting cars for their Classic Motor Show auction on the 9th and 10th November and can be contacted on 01926 691141 or email and would be happy to talk with you and help you through the process of consigning your car, closing date is the 15th October.

On each day, the automobilia, lifestyle and watches auctions start at 11am and the car auction starts at 2pm. (Remembrance Sunday 10th November, the automobilia auction will begin at 11.05am)


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« Respuesta #1746 en: 20 Septiembre 2019, 08:23:28 »

The classic Mini-Cooper S is the all-time favourite car of Britain’s treasured Wheeler Dealer, Mike Brewer. Having let one slip through his fingers many years ago, he now has another, but it’s in urgent need of restoration, which is where British Motor Heritage (BMH) comes in.

As the owners of the original BMC tooling, BMH is uniquely placed to supply the original specification replacement bodyshells and panels that have already helped save thousands of classic Minis from that automotive scrapyard in the sky. Mike’s Cooper S is a 1964 example (just like the man himself) that he acquired by chance at auction, and is in need of a complete new shell to make it pristine once more. To kick the project off, both the mighty Mini and its replacement body will be presented live on the stage of The Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show (November 8-10, 2019). The restoration will then take place over the ensuing 12 months and in time for the finished article to be revealed at 2020 show, following which ‘300 NOH’ will become the star of Mr Brewer’s eclectic car collection.

The car’s resurrection will be supported by Andy Harrison of Acespeed, the West Yorkshire-based restorer renowned for the quality of his classic car rebuilds. The full story of Frankie’s rebirth is being chronicled in Mini Magazine, and both car and owner star on the front cover of the latest issue. Fans will also be able to monitor the Mini’s progress via the social media channels of all the participants.

Why Frankie? Explained Mike Brewer: “Frank was the name of the lovely man that initially recommissioned ‘300 NOH’ for me, yet refused any payment, saying ‘the smile on my face was reward enough’, so I named the car after him. In my experience, genuine car people are all nice guys, as British Motor Heritage have further confirmed by generously contributing a new shell to the cause and helping me to achieve my dream machine, for which I’m more than grateful.”

Added BMH’s Managing Director John Yea: “Mike’s enthusiasm for Project Frankie is truly infectious, and we are delighted to be playing a key part in the rebuild and saviour of another Mini for posterity that, courtesy of Mike’s fame, will doubtless bring much pleasure to a great number of people.”

Further information on British Motor Heritage and its products can be found at


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« Respuesta #1747 en: 20 Septiembre 2019, 14:50:44 »

With submissions closing on 30 September there is now less than two weeks to have your say in celebrating the UK’s historic motoring and motorsport scene by making your nominations for the inaugural Royal Automobile Club Historic Awards.

Nominations are invited in the following categories:

    Competitive Event
    Motoring Spectacle
    Race Series
    Outstanding Journalism (written or broadcast)

Nominations should be made on the Awards’ website

The nominated activity, event or feat must have occurred entirely or at least in the main part within the UK and have a very strong, or exclusively, historic element to it. It must have taken place in the twelve months from 1 October 2018 to 30 September 2019. Candidates can nominate themselves or can be nominated by a third party.

A hand-picked panel of experts have been selected as Lead Judges for the Awards, and submissions will be reviewed by independent panels with an in-depth knowledge and enthusiasm for their particular category.

The nominations will be shortlisted in October 2019 for judging and the winners will be announced at a gala evening to be held in the Club’s Pall Mall clubhouse on Thursday 21 November 2019.

Categories and partners in detail

The Awards are supported by renowned German luxury watchmaker A. Lange & Söhne, centre of excellence for historic motoring Bicester Heritage, wealth managers Brewin Dolphin, specialist insurers Footman James, classic motoring event organiser HERO and major energy player Total.

Competitive Event (Supported by Brewin Dolphin. Lead Judge: historic motorsport competitor and event organiser, Vanessa Marçais) For any UK-based competitive classic motorsport event, from motor racing meetings and hillclimbs to navigation and stage rallies, regularity trials, and hot rod and drag races.

Motoring Spectacle (Supported by Footman James. Lead Judge: Alastair Clements, Editor-in-Chief, Classic & Sports Car) Eligible events include concours d’elegance, tours, classic vehicle shows and club gatherings. Judges will be looking for British events – big or small – that have displayed a true sense of spectacle.

Race Series (Supported by A. Lange & Söhne. Lead Judge: Ian Titchmarsh, motor racing commentator and Chair of Silverstone Heritage) This can be organised by one of the big international organisers or by one of the many UK-based historic racing clubs, but must have a predominantly UK-based calendar.

Collection (Supported by Total. Lead Judge: Simon Taylor, journalist, TV commentator and former Editor of Autosport and Managing Director of Haymarket Magazines) This award will be presented to a British-based collection or museum which has made a significant contribution to the historic motoring movement in the UK or internationally.

Restoration (Supported by Bicester Heritage. Lead Judge: David Lillywhite, Editorial Director of Magneto) The winner in this category will be a restoration that results from not only impressive technical expertise but also a significant amount of research and sensitivity to the vehicle and its history. The restoration must have been done in the UK. It can have been started at any point but must have been completed during the year ending 30th September 2019.

Personality (Supported by HERO. Lead Judge: Chairman of Motorsport UK Council and a Vice President of the Royal Automobile Club, Tom Purves) Open to individuals from any part of the British historic motoring world, for example (but not limited to) private enthusiast, club organiser or specialist. They must have made a truly outstanding contribution to heritage, historic motoring or historic motorsport during the judging period.

Outstanding Journalism (Lead Judge: Steve Cropley, Editor-in-Chief, Autocar) This award will be presented to the author of what the judges deem to be the best written or broadcast historic motoring-related feature that has appeared in a British publication, TV/radio/film/broadcast media or digital platform the twelve-month judging period.

In addition to the above categories, the Club will also present the Royal Automobile Club Lifetime Achievement Award, to recognise an individual who has, in the opinion of the Club, made an outstanding contribution to British motoring history and heritage, or to the British historic motoring and/or motor racing movement, across many years. This is the only category which cannot be nominated and is the only category recognising achievement beyond the previous twelve months.

Continuing the Club’s rich pedigree in celebrating motoring accomplishments, the Royal Automobile Club’s Historic Awards reward achievement and innovation by highlighting the wide range of companies, clubs, events, associations and individuals responsible for influencing and driving the British historic motoring movement.

Alongside the Historic Awards, the Royal Automobile Club also presents a series of internationally recognised trophies and medals celebrating motoring achievements. These include the Segrave Trophy, the Torrens Trophy, the Simms Medal, the Dewar Trophy and the oldest trophy in motorsport still being competed for today; the Tourist Trophy.


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« Respuesta #1748 en: 23 Septiembre 2019, 09:26:02 »

The CCA October sale is set to be one of the highest quality sales with £1.7 million worth of cars consigned and takes place at the Warwickshire Event Centre on the 5th October.

Three superb Triumphs feature in the sale as well as beautifully restored 1964 Austin Healey 3000 MKIII, a 1970 Rover P5B 3.5 Coupe and a rare 1976 manual Jaguar XJC 4.2 from a museum collection.

Gary Dunne, Classic Car Auctions auction manager commented: “We have a wonderful sale coming up in a couple of weeks and have some really high-quality cars consigned.”

“We are very proud of what we have in our catalogue, over £1.7 million worth of cars and again of great variety, so there will undoubtedly be something there for everyone.”

“The following cars are some of the standouts in the sale and will attract lots of interest.”

The first of the three Triumphs is a fabulous looking 1958 TR3A in a glorious Signal Red and has been with the current owner for the last 43 years and formed part of his private collection. What’s more, it has had just two owners and retains its original registration number 492 EVK. Staggeringly the car has done only 13,000 miles since 1976 and after an extensive 30-month restoration the TR3A went on to win its first Concours in 1979. The project was documented in Practical Classics Magazine in 1980 and a copy is supplied with the car along with other documentation. Estimated at £28,000 to £32,000 this is an outstanding car in amazing condition and available for the first time in 43 years.

Our second Triumph is a 1968 TR250 which is the US-specification of the TR5 which are now becoming a difficult car to acquire and with prices on the increase. This TR250 is a superb car and a great option when purchasing one of these British classics. Converted to right-hand drive as part of a painstaking chassis up rebuild, this TR250 has had a huge amount of work carried out from engine rebuild, the fitting of the coveted overdrive gearbox, bare metal re-spray as well as new external trim. At an estimated £34,000 to £38,000 this is an ideal opportunity to acquire a superb and possibly a best of breed contender.

The third Triumph is the classic wedge that can only be the TR7. This 1981 car is such a rarity and quite possibly a one-off as it is a one-owner car with 24,000 miles from new. Estimated at £9,000 to £11,000 with a complete and comprehensive history file, original owners document wallet and the jack still in the factory bag, what a superb car this is and one of the best examples.

Also featured in the sale are three further great examples of British classics. A 1964 Austin Healey 3000 MkIII which was originally sold to North America and returned to the UK in 1991. This Healey underwent restoration a few years ago to a superb standard and is finished in black with a red leather interior. The car is currently de-bumpered but the originals are supplied with the car. Estimated at £40,000 to £50,000 with a detailed history and a Heritage Trust Certificate, this is a well-restored and great looking classic.

The next of our British classics is a 1970 Rover P5B 3.5 Coupe in Rover White with a black roof and sumptuous black hide interior. Five years ago, the car was fully restored and documented using original new and old stock genuine Rover parts. The interior was brought back to life and all the chrome was renewed. Estimated at £20,000 to £25,000 this is a lovely car and quite possibly one of the best available on today’s market.

This 1976 Jaguar XJC 4.2 is very rare as it this manual version and we believe less than 200 of these cars were made. An exceptionally elegant looking car with a fantastic service history, this car formed part of a museum collection for the last ten years and is mostly in its original condition. Estimated at £25,000 to £30,000 with a Heritage Certificate and freshly recommissioned, including a new MOT, what a superb car this would be to own.

If you are thinking of consigning your car in the future, you can pop along to our Cars Coffee and Consigning event that we are holding at the British Motor Museum on the following Wednesdays 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 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 #1749 en: 23 Septiembre 2019, 14:47:34 »

Classic car auction disruptor, The Market, will auction a trio of exemplary 1970s supercars on its online-only bidding portal this week, where buyers pay only what they bid and sellers receive 95 per cent of the sale price.

The three supercars, a Ferrari 308 GTSi, De Tomaso Pantera L and Jensen Interceptor Mk III, offer classic car enthusiasts and collectors the opportunity to buy a magnificent example of an iconic car of the 1970s style and substance era, from the comfort and convenience of their own home.

“All three of these fantastic supercars are achingly beautiful and brutish to drive!” comments Tristan Judge, director at The Market. “Each car has been exceptionally well maintained, either by their owners or marque experts, and each offers both collectability and driveability. With three to choose from, buyers are really spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing their poison!”

The 1982 Ferrari 308 GTSi for sale was purchased by its current owner in 2013 as his ‘forever car’, which marked the start of a comprehensive restoration with renowned specialists, Italia Autosport, to turn a ‘good car’ into a ‘great car’. Having been driven just 400 miles since its completion to near concours standard and reading just 59,400 miles, the now fully fettled 308 GTSi has an estimated value of £44,000 - £50,000, with bidding already underway and ending on 25th September at 8:00pm GMT.

The second supercar is a 1974 De Tomaso Pantera L in highly original condition and finished in a striking orange, reminiscent of the era. Purchased by the current owner from a church which it was donated to, the Pantera has been treated to new suspension, rustproofing, carburettor rebuild and new engine coolant. Estimated at £65,000 - £75,000 with an odometer reading of just 34,000 miles, the online auction of this cult classic will start on 25th September and end on 2nd October at 8:00pm GMT, a timely purchase in the marque’s 60th anniversary year.

The British supercar of the trio, the 1973 Jensen Interceptor Mk III, is in fabulous condition, just a hair’s-breadth from concours condition. With a 6.3-litre Golden Commando V8 engine and a TorqueFlite automatic gearbox, it is as brutal as it is handsome with lashings of leather, wood and chrome. In the care of the same owner for the past four and a half years, the Interceptor has been treated to vast expenditure at marque experts Cropredy Bridge, where sensible upgrades to the brake system and air conditioning have been installed to allow the vendor to use the car regularly. Reading just 46,259 miles and estimated at £37,000 - £44,000, the online auction for the Interceptor starts on 23rd September and ends on 30th September at 8:00pm GMT.

“As an online auction house we believe strongly in transparency and honesty at the point of sale and purchase. I encourage anyone interested in these fabulous cars to make the most of our detailed online descriptions, large image galleries and videos on our website. Interested buyers can also communicate directly with the seller and even visit and inspect the cars before they bid online. If they are successful, they’ll own a stunning classic supercar by the end of the month,” concludes Tristan, “And if the sixties is more your thing, we have a couple of E-Types being auctioned very soon too.”

To find out more about the cars for sale and to bid on an auction, visit


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Re:Noticias varias de clásicos/históricos [en inglés]
« Respuesta #1750 en: 25 Septiembre 2019, 08:13:40 »

Hundreds of exotic cars and bikes attended the Footman James Coffee & Chrome event, held in the grounds of The Chateau Impney Hotel in Droitwich at the weekend.

The third running of this family-friendly event attracted a diverse range of machinery that included vintage, classics, supercars, bikes and military vehicles, as well as several classic car and classic bike clubs.

The vehicles ranged from a 1923 Ford Model T Hot Rod through to a beautifully restored 1964 Citroen 2CV complete with a matching child seat in the back. A large gathering of TVR models was also in attendance, as was the Jaguar Enthusiasts Club.

The Footman James Drivers Club offered members a relaxed space as well retro tunes and jazz that were played throughout the event.

David Bond, Managing Director of Footman James, said: “It has been another great day at Chateau Impney and our no-segregation-of-marques policy has meant that we have all been able to enjoy the sight of modern supercars rubbing shoulders with pre-war vehicles and classic bikes.

“Within just three events, the Footman James Coffee & Chrome gathering has become a firm fixture in the motoring calendar, and we are already looking forward to the next one in January.”

The next Coffee & Chrome event will take place at Chateau Impney on the 12th January 2020 with registration now open to participants. Visit to reserve your place.

For further information about Footman James, please contact 0333 207 6255 or visit


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Re:Noticias varias de clásicos/históricos [en inglés]
« Respuesta #1751 en: 25 Septiembre 2019, 08:14:12 »

A beautiful 1965 Series 1 Jaguar E-type FHC was first past the finishing post at Barons’ Jaguar Heritage, Classic & Sports Car sale at Sandown Park race course last Friday, September 20th. The E-type, which has been the subject of a £60,000 restoration, sold for £71,500 and was followed by a stunning 1968 Mercedes-Benz W113 290SL Pagoda, an original UK RHD car, which achieved £66,000.

The third highest price of the day was the £25,850 achieved for the sprightly 1936 Ford Model 68 with safari roof, which thoroughly exceeded its £17,000 top estimate. This motor car has a fine history in endurance rallying, having won the Spirit of the Rally trophy in the 2003 Safari Challenge, and subsequently completed the Circuit of Ireland, Africa’s Chipembele Rally and the Peking to Paris Rally.

63 out of the 100 lots sold, with keen bidding seeing notable cars such as the very rare 1972 Citroen DS21 ‘Jubilee’ EFI Pallas exceeding its guide price to sell for £19,470. An original and rare factory manual supercharged 1995 straight six Jaguar XJR, one of just 105 built in RHD, nearly doubled its estimate, selling for £4,840, while a fine future classic - a 2007 Jaguar S type XS Sport - performed equally well, selling for £4,510.

All 14 of the classic and future classic motorcycles, trikes, monkey bikes and quad bikes in the sale were snapped up by enthusiasts, with the 1969 Honda Z50A monkey bikes - perfect for the historic racing paddock and one signed by John Surtees and the other by Sir Stirling Moss - selling well, and the two Yamaha Banshees each exceeding top estimate. 

Barons’ next sale at Sandown Park is the Autumn Classic on October 26. Early entries include a handsome 1958 Austin-Healey 100/6 2+2, a 1966 Ford Mustang 289 Auto and a 1958 MG A Roadster 1500. For further information please visit




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E-Type Series 1 FHC



W113 SL Pagoda



Model 68






S-Type 3.8



DS21 EFI Pallas












Silver Shadow



T2 Devon Pop Up Camper Van



Golf GTi Sportline Convertible



E-Type Replica MKI



DM450 Scrambler



XKR Carbon Edition



Double Six Series 3 HE



XJS-C Cabriolet



Mini Cooper



B 1800 Roadster






CLK55 AMG Convertible



Z50A Monkey Bike - John Surtees Tribute



DM450 Scrambler









S-Type XS Sport



Banshee 350






Silver Spirit



BGT Limited Edition


Alfa Romeo

GTV Twin Spark 16 Valve



Mulsanne S



Z50A Monkey Bike - Stirling Moss Tribute



DS420 Landaulette



Transit MKI



80 Convertible



W124 E220 Coupe



318i Lux


Range Rover

P38 Vogue 4.6



FX4 Fairway London Taxi



TT Quattro



320Ci 2.2 ltr Convertible



Coupe 20V Limited Edition



XJ8 SWB 4.0 V8















XJ12 V12 HE



S-Type V6 Sport Special Order



420 Automatic



ATC 125M Trike



75 Club SE CDTi Tourer



S-Type 3.0 SE V6



540i Touring



1987 CBR 1000F Super Sport






ATC 185S



ATC 90 Trike















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Re:Noticias varias de clásicos/históricos [en inglés]
« Respuesta #1752 en: 26 Septiembre 2019, 08:29:44 »

China’s first – and only – private historic vehicle museum has just joined FIVA (the Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens or international federation of historic vehicles). The Sanhe Classic Car Museum (SCCM), in Chengdu, boasts a collection of some 230 historic cars, with more than 30 marques dating from the early 1900s to the 1990s.

“It’s hard to overstate the importance of welcoming a Chinese museum to the international community of classic vehicle enthusiasts,” says Dr Mario Theissen, Senior Vice President of FIVA. “A passion for historic vehicles, and for the culture that lies behind automotive history, is a relatively new phenomenon in China. This makes it a particular pleasure to share our mutual interests with the Chinese, and we look forward to exchanging valuable ideas.”

Comments FIVA president Patrick Rollet, “While we already have Chinese members of FIVA, such as the Classic Vehicle Union of China (CVUC), the addition of SCCM is a huge step forward. Given the country’s size, population and enormous global influence, establishing a closer relationship with China is likely to be very good news for the future of historic vehicle preservation. This is right at the heart of why FIVA exists.”

So far, there are just three museums in China that address the country’s growing interest in classic vehicles – two state-owned museums, in Beijing and Shanghai, and the privately owned SCCM in Chengdu, the latter of which has just joined FIVA. In doing so, it becomes the 40th ‘Professional Member’ of FIVA, while most of the remaining members – representing nearly two million enthusiasts – are historic vehicle clubs from around the world.

Chengdu, with more than 8m inhabitants (and another 22m in the wider Chengdu area), is a city of considerable historical significance, able to trace its roots back to 300 BC. The SCCM covers some 20,000 square metres, is lavishly constructed and beautifully illuminated, and features a ‘retro street’, children’s entertainment area, art gallery, theatre, library, plus a coffee shop and souvenir centre.

Owned and curated by Huang ZongMin (or Jason Huang, as he prefers to be known), the SCCM’s exhibits include a Benz Patent Motorwagen replica, 1906 Cadillac M, 1910 Napier 15HP, Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost, Auburn 851, Packard Super 8, Maserati 3500 GT and Aston Martin DB4. Even more interestingly, however, the museum houses a good collection of Chinese-built Hongqis, the car used by senior members of the Communist Party and government officials. In 2008, SCCM exchanged a 1965 Hongqi CA770 with Blackhawk Museum’s Benz Patent Motorwagen. In 2015, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and France, Chinese carmaker FAW, which owns the Hongqi brand today, and SCCM donated a CA770 to Cité de l’Automobile – Collection Schlumpf, at Mulhouse, France.

As well as owning SCCM, Jason Huang, China’s leading classic car collector, is chairman of Sanhe Group, retailing Rolls-Royce, Aston Martin, Lamborghini, Lotus, Morgan, Audi, Volvo, Infiniti, Toyota and Honda cars.

In 2016, Huang became the first Chinese collector to participate in the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance with his 1923 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost, winning the runners-up award in the Silver Ghost class. Two years later, in 2018, Huang’s Hongqi CA72 was awarded the Chairman’s Trophy at Pebble Beach.

On 6 September 2019, SCCM obtained permission to put historic vehicles on the roads of Chengdu, organising a drive of 22 beautiful historic vehicles to the start of the Chengdu Motor Show. Five cars remained at the exhibition grounds, giving short rides to visitors – the majority of whom had never experienced a historic vehicle before.


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Re:Noticias varias de clásicos/históricos [en inglés]
« Respuesta #1753 en: 26 Septiembre 2019, 08:30:07 »

The Silverstone Auctions sale at the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show has consigned a fabulous selection of Aston Martins all with fascinating stories and presented in the most incredible condition.

Early Aston Martins were some of the most classical of all their cars and Silverstone Auctions has four different models and an evocation of one of the most classic of all racers.

Leading the charge is a 1950 DB2 three grilled Washboard. One of the first 49 cars built and still in its original paintwork of Almond Green over Dark Green. Prior to the car’s production, DB2s could be seen in competition in 1949 at Le Mans. In 1950 the car was clothed in Frank Feeley’s classic design with the three-part front grille and significant side vents giving it the nickname Washboard.

This particular car is the sixth DB2 produced and the first of the 49 cars put into production and when delivered to its first owner in Australia he took it various racetracks and the famous Rob Roy Hillclimb. The documents supplied with car detail its competition history.

After changing hands twice the trail of the car went cold from 1991 until in 2003 when the car was advertised as disassembled and ready for restoration and bought by Max Hobson, a leading light in Australian motorsport running their equivalent of the Mille Miglia. After much research, in 2004 restoration of the car was underway to Concours standard finishing on 2009 when the car was presented at the Mornington Rally in Victoria.

The next owner of the car was none other than Vern Schuppan who went on to be one of the most successful sportcar racers. Who drove the car back to Adelaide and set about further restoring the car to the highest of standards as he was a very fastidious man and the restoration company equally so. He kept the car until 2013 when it was sold and returned to the UK.

In 2015 the new owner entered the car into the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance not before he did further work to ensure the car was in the most incredible condition and it paid off, the car was rewarded with third place in Class 0-1 Post War Early.

Now offered for sale at an estimated £390,000 to £450,000 this DB2 Washboard is one of the most superb cars that has been treated to such love and attention is now possibly the best in the world.

Our next Aston Martin is the 1965 DB5 always associated with the James Bond films, this car has its own fame as it was the car used and featured on a special collection of stamps produced by the Royal Mail in 2013.

The car was owned by some very distinguished people, in 1988 it was owned by the MD of Guinness and Burger King UK for 14 years, it was at this time the car was returned to its original Silver Birch from Dark Blue.

In 2002 the car was sold and a replacement engine block was used to convert the car to lead-free specification. Mr Irving, the owner, wisely kept the original engine. He then sold the car in 2013.

On behalf of its new owner, the car was featured on a special edition of the Royal Mail stamps to celebrate the best in British car manufacturing. A set of these stamps is included in the extensive history file. Later that year the car was sold again to former Radio 2 Breakfast Show presenter Chris Evans and passionate classic car collector, before selling it again in 2014 to the current vendor.

Over the next few years, he managed to source and locate the original engine block and repair the original engine. Now offered for sale at an estimated £580,000 to £650,000 this Aston Martin has quite a history and is in amazing condition, making it one of the finest DB5s.

Our third Aston Martin is particularly special, a 1984 V8 Vantage Volante. It is one of six cars to have benefited from factory engine upgrades to Vantage specification before delivery as customer special orders. The upgrade to Vantage specification on this car was carried out by Aston Martin Lagonda Special Department in January 1984 just prior to first registration. The increase in power and performance was significant and these six cars retained the slender lines of the standard Volantes without the spoilers and side skirts of the standard Vantage Volante.

When HRH Prince Charles ordered his new Vantage Volante in 1987, he preferred the more understated styling of the standard Volante and a further twenty-one Prince of Wales specification cars were produced, which have become recognised as highly sought after. It could be argued that this car, with its factory Vantage engine and standard Volante coachwork, is the predecessor to the celebrated Prince of Wales specification cars.

Aston Martin Chairman Victor Gauntlett specified one of these six Vantage Volantes at the same time as this car was being built, they are digits apart in the chassis number order and his Cumberland Grey car went on to star in the 1987 James Bond film The Living Daylights.

Estimated at £170,000 to £190,000 this very special Aston Martin has been finished in Cumberland Grey with a cream leather interior and also benefited from the fitting of a manual ZF gearbox. It also comes with a comprehensive history file, original handbook, warranty cards and fitted luggage.

Our final Aston Martin consigned as we go to press, is a 1966 DB6 Mk1 Vantage estimated at £260,000 to £300,000 UK supplied car with four files detailing the cars history and cossetted life. It underwent a bare metal restoration in 2014 with photographic evidence to complement the work carried out. The Heritage Certificate states details of the factory fitted equipment, specifically the Vantage engine and that the car was used as a demonstrator for Eton Garages Limited. This is a stunning example of a DB6 which has been fastidiously maintained throughout its life.

The last car of this release though not an Aston Martin, is a 2013 Evanta DBR1 Evocation built by the Evanta Motor Company which at the time was owned by Ant Anstead of Wheelers Dealer and Love of Cars fame.

The DBR1 was a legendary car and this evocation is now a serious car with a unique provenance. Sold in 2014 to a known and enthusiastic collector who changed the engine from the 3.8 to a new 4.2 high compression engine. In 2016 it changed hands again to the current and high-profile petrol head who stamped his mark on the car by improving it further. Now offered at £50,000 to £60,000.

Guy Lees-Milne Silverstone Auctions Manager commented: “The NEC is a great sale for us and one that always generates a great selection of cars and these Aston Martins are a fantastic group of some of the marques most classic models.”

“We are delighted to be able to offer a collection of some of the most iconic Aston Martins.”

“All these cars are now in our care and we would welcome anyone interested in them to book a private viewing prior to the auction”

Silverstone Auctions are accepting cars for their Classic Motor Show auction on the 9th and 10th November and can be contacted on 01926 691141 or email and would be happy to talk with you and help you through the process of consigning your car, closing date is the 15th October.

On each day, the automobilia, lifestyle and watches auctions start at 11am and the car auction starts at 2pm. (Remembrance Sunday 10th November, the automobilia auction will begin at 11.05am)


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Re:Noticias varias de clásicos/históricos [en inglés]
« Respuesta #1754 en: 26 Septiembre 2019, 13:45:30 »

Bespoke Rallies unveiled its biggest ever calendar of classic and 4x4 rallies at the recent Goodwood Revival – the comprehensive schedule comprises no less than 24 global adventures between November this year and October 2023.

Dakar Enduro
Topping the list of newcomers is the 21-day Dakar Enduro that’s scheduled for February/March 2021, of which Bespoke Rallies Director John Brigden remarked: “It will evoke the glory days of the immortal Paris Dakar by employing some of that event’s finest roads while avoiding the worst, thereby making it suitable for a range of vehicles from classics to two-wheel drive hatchbacks; not to mention motorcycles, as per the original rally. Kicking off at Brooklands, it will wend its way through France and Spain before heading via Tangier, Marrakesh and Dahkla to Dakar.”

White Nights
Another totally unique event is White Nights (aka the rally of the midnight sun). Slated for August 2021, it is a two week rally to the Arctic Circle and beyond that will treat crews to the very best of Scandinavia by including unforgettable areas of Denmark, Sweden, Finland and the Norwegian fjords.

The Grand Prix of South America
Last year, Bespoke Rallies broke the mould of modern classic car adventures by restaging The Grand Prix of South America that had only ever been run once before, and that was in 1948 when the incomparable Juan Manuel Fangio was a front runner in his famous Chevrolet Master. The 70th anniversary re-run proved so popular that John Brigden and the team plan to repeat the exercise every five years, so the next one will occur in 2023 (ie on the 75th anniversary of the first). Once again it will comprise 11,000 kilometers and five countries in 30 days; an unforgettable experience for even the most ardent automotive adventurers.

The full list of provisional dates for Bespoke Rallies events between now and October 2023 is as follows:

Royal Rajasthan – November

Sri Lanka – January/February

Pyrenees 1000 – May

Imperial – June

Highland 1000 – September

Tiger Tasmania – November

Cuba Classic – January

Dakar Enduro – March

Pyrenees 1000 – May

White Nights – August

Highland 1000 – August

Amazon Adventure – October

Sources of the Nile – January

Pyrenees 1000 – May

Magical Madagascar – June

Austrian Adventure – July

Highland 1000 – August

Panam Classic – Late September

Sri Lanka – January

Maya Classic – March

Pyrenees 1000 – May

Imperial – June

Highland 1000 – September

Grand Prix of South America – October

Further details of all Bespoke Rallies’ innovative automotive events can be found at