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« Respuesta #2175 en: 23 Marzo 2021, 14:47:04 »
Tiff Needell to Star in Castle Combe Circuit Anniversary Live Show

The Castle Combe Circuit team are delighted to announce that TV star and acclaimed racing driver, Tiff Needell, will be the special guest on the venue’s upcoming Combe TV one-year anniversary show, set to air at 7pm on Thursday, 25 March.

Needell will speak to commentator Chris Dawes and Sales & Marketing Director, Tom Davis, about his colourful motorsport and media careers so far, as the popular lockdown-conceived live show celebrates its first anniversary with 45 episodes already under its belt.

2021 is a particularly poignant time for Needell to be interviewed by Castle Combe as it marks the 50th anniversary of his first competitive appearance at the venue in the 1971 Formula Ford championship.

He’s raced in Formula Fords at Combe on a number of occasions since too, with his most recent appearance being in 2019, as well as briefly dabbling in F1. Another highlight was his visit to the 1997 National Motor Museum Raceday where he demonstrated the 1967 ex-Graham Hill Lotus 49 Cosworth DFV F1 car on the 1.85-mile track.

More recently, the circuit has provided Needell the backdrop to a number of Top Gear, Fifth Gear and Love Cars episodes that he’s presented, meaning he’s very familiar with the venue and is sure to have a number of memories from his time spent there.

About Combe TV
Combe TV was launched on 25 March 2020, aiming to offer some light entertainment to motorsport fans around the world who were under Covid-19 lockdown restrictions.

Averaging almost one episode per week ever since and attracting hundreds of thousands of views in the process, it’s now become a staple of many Castle Combe fans’ weekly schedules.

To mark exactly one year since the first show aired, presenters Tom Davis and Chris Dawes will reflect on the successes of the series so far before they introduce Tiff Needell to the show.

How to Watch
Tune in to episode 46 of Combe TV at 7pm on Thursday, 25 March to watch Tiff Needell live using the below links. These links will also allow you to watch-back the episode any time after it’s been streamed.

Watch live (and previous shows) at Castle Combe Circuit’s YouTube channel:

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« Respuesta #2176 en: 23 Marzo 2021, 14:47:31 »
World’s oldest Aston Martin coming to Concours of Elegance during its centenary year

The Aston Martin ‘A3’, the earliest surviving car from the British marque, will be on display at Concours of Elegance 2021
Built in 1921, 'A3' - which was a Type A and the third car constructed by Aston Martin - is currently celebrating its centenary year
Driven extensively by Lionel Martin himself, A3 also set speed records, including averaging more than 86mph over 100 miles at Brooklands
In total, nearly 1,000 vehicles will be on display across the weekend as further features are revealed in the coming months
The Concours of Elegance remains the UK’s top concours d’elegance and among the top three in the world
Tickets can be bought now from
The Concours of Elegance, presented by A. Lange & Söhne, will host the oldest surviving Aston Martin during its 2021 event at Hampton Court Palace this September. Aston Martin ‘A3’ was the third car ever built by Lionel Martin and Robert Bamford, and was extensively driven by the founders. This year, it celebrates its centenary.

The Concours of Elegance was first established in 2012 to mark Her Majesty The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, with a collection of 60 of the rarest cars in the world in the Quadrangle at Windsor Castle. Since then the Concours of Elegance has evolved into a world-renowned celebration of craftsmanship, design and innovation, hosted since 2017 at Hampton Court Palace, but always with spectacular cars like the Aston Martin ‘A3’at its heart.

Given its name because it is built on chassis no.3 and uses a Type A engine, ‘A3’ produces just 11hp from its four-cylinder side-valve engine. Nevertheless, it was raced in period, and proved capable of setting speed records, achieving an average of more than 86mph over 100 miles at the Brooklands circuit.

By 1923, the car’s life as a factory prototype was complete and it was sold to a customer. It changed hands a number of times until history shows it under the ownership of R.W. Mallabar in 1927. Following a con-rod failure, the car returned to Aston Martin for an engine rebuild, at which time the car was refinished in pale grey (rather than its original black) with red wheels.

The next time ‘A3’ reappears in the history books is 2002 when it was identified at auction as the third Aston Martin ever produced. In 2003 a generous donation enabled ‘A3’ to be purchased by the Aston Martin Heritage Trust, who entrusted it to Ecurie Bertelli for a full restoration to as close as original specification.

A new body was designed and hand-beaten into shape to replace the later green body that had been added at some point in A3’s life, a new ash bodyframe was built, the engine was rebuilt, the radiator was refurbished and the chromium finish removed. The car is presented today in full working order, with its factory specification black paintwork, preserving an extremely important part of Aston Martin history.

The display of Aston Martin ‘A3’ is just the latest in a spectacular partnership between Aston Martin, particularly the Aston Martin Owner’s Club (AMOC), and the Concours of Elegance. At the inaugural event in 2012, Mark Donoghue of the AMOC arranged for sixty Aston Martins – one from each year of Her Majesty The Queen’s reign – to be lined up along Windsor Castle’s Long Walk. Then, in 2019, Donoghue was responsible for arranging AMOC’s show-stopping display of one example of every single Aston Martin Zagato model produced, many of which are one-offs.

The ‘A3’ will form part of the Main Concours display at Concours of Elegance 2021, a line-up of the world’s rarest cars set to go on display at Concours of Elegance 2021, taking in some of the finest European coachbuilt cars ever built, a collection of Gulf and Martini-liveried motorsport heroes and the very latest bespoke hypercars. The event will also welcome a number of special features and displays, including a celebration of Her Majesty The Queen’s 95th birthday, bringing with it a British car from each year of Her Majesty’s life. In total, over 1,000 rare and exotic cars will be on display across the weekend.

Outside of the automotive displays, Concours of Elegance remains an occasion of pure luxury, with champagne provided by Charles Heidsieck, picnics by Fortnum & Mason, live stage interviews with Chubb Insurance, hosted by Jodie Kidd, and a collection of art, jewellery and fashion displays. Presenting Partner, A. Lange & Söhne, recently confirmed to support the event for a further three years, will continue to showcase some of its most intricate timepieces.

Tickets to the Concours of Elegance 2021 are available now from just £30 for half-day entry, with full three-course hospitality packages from £288. Tickets can be bought from


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« Respuesta #2177 en: 26 Marzo 2021, 14:33:51 »
The 60th Anniversary of the Mini Cooper to be celebrated at E-type 60 - Shelsley Walsh, Worcestershire – 12-13 June 2021

The trend-setting Mini Cooper will be celebrating its 60th anniversary at Shelsley Walsh Hillclimb in June alongside the Jaguar E-type as part of a spectacular weekend paying tribute to both game-changing British icons.

The Mini, in all its forms, will feature throughout the fun-packed weekend, from exciting racing action, star cars, demonstrations and movie-scene reinactments to music, op art, films, fashion and more!

First launched in 1959, the ground-breaking Mini not only revolutionised small car design forever, but became a British style icon of the Swinging Sixties. No other car has become such a huge part of the fabric of our society, fashion, popular culture and film in the way that the Mini has. From scene-stealing lead roles in The Italian Job to boasting the likes of the Beatles and Peter Sellers as ardent owners, the Mini has enjoyed unrivalled success.

In motorsport, the Mini Cooper shot to fame winning countless trophies in the hands of legends such as John Fitzpatrick, Sir John Whitmore, Paddy Hopkirk, Rauno Aaltonen and Timo Mäkinen. Six decades later, it continues to be a popular competition car thanks to its diminutive size and its ability to be tuned to make the most of its handling qualities.

Philip Porter said: ‘We are delighted that rallying legend Paddy Hopkirk will be joining us along with former racer John Fitzpatrick. The E-type 60 weekend will celebrate both the Mini and the Jaguar E-type anniversaries with a super display of historic and special cars. Add to that some great 60s music from tribute band The High Tones, hillclimb action on both days, Mods and Rockers scooter fun, top-notch specialist exhibitors, fashion, dancing and much more… we are gearing up to having one hell of a celebration.’

Paddy Hopkirk said: ‘I know that I’m not the only one who holds the Mini in great affection, and I hope you will join me in raising a glass to a true motoring icon’.

Mini mayhem on the hill – want to take part?
Shelsley Walsh is the oldest motorsport venue in the world still using its original course, and is considered the jewel in the crown of hillclimbing.

Entries are now open for hillclimb classes, giving you the unique opportunity of driving the challenging 1000-yard hillclimb course in your classic Mini!

On Saturday 12 June, there will be an action-packed day of Mini mayhem on the hill, with practice sessions in the morning and timed runs in the afternoon, plus Mini demos throughout the weekend.

Notable entries already include a 1964 Austin Cooper S that was taken to victory at the Snetterton 500 in 1965 by British saloon-car legend Gerry Marshall. The car has recently been beautifully restored to its original 1964 Aurora Gear Racing colours. There will also be a delightful Mini van affectionately known as ‘Miss March’ – the first commercial vehicle to race competitively since the 1960s.

Visiting Mini car clubs welcome
Mini car clubs are actively encouraged to take part in the 60th anniversary celebrations.

All registered car clubs can reserve their own designated club display area right in the heart of the event and brand as their own.

“Hang on, lads – I’ve got a great idea”
The cult movie The Italian Job will be fondly remembered with a recreation of the robbery scene. The ‘getaway run’ will feature red, white and blue Mini Coopers, a coach, a police car and the original Jaguar E-type Roadster ‘848 CRY’, which played a starring role in THAT scene with a digger and a mountainside!

The High Tones to play at ‘Swinging 60s Shelsley’
As seen in Liverpool’s Cavern Club – the birthplace of the Beatles! The four-piece band The High Tones will pay homage to the fab groove of the greatest musical decade, performing countless hits from The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Kinks, The Monkees, Van Morrison, The Hollies and The Small Faces to name but a few. The show is guaranteed to take you on a magical, melodic journey through the Swinging Sixties.

In addition, there will be a fashion competition for the best and most authentic vintage outfit. Why not don that Mary Quant-inspired outfit or flower-power clothes, and visit the on-site hair salon and beautician for a period makeover.

Charity partner
The event is actively supporting charity partner ‘Hope for Tomorrow’, dedicated to bringing cancer care closer to patients’ homes via Mobile Cancer Care Units that they provide to NHS Trusts across the country.

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« Respuesta #2178 en: 26 Marzo 2021, 14:34:19 »
Two days to go until Classic Car Auctions first sale of 2021 with an exceptional line up of Land Rovers and Range Rovers

1949 Land Rover Series I
2012 Land Rover Defender 110 TD XS Crew Cab
1991 Range Rover 'CSK'
1958 Land Rover Series 2 Station Wagon
There are just two days to go until Classic Car Auctions first sale of 2021. Their catalogue is closed with some significant examples of Land Rovers and Range Rovers from over the decades. There are just one more day left to book your virtual viewing appointment; to reserve your slot please contact the Classic Car Auction team on 01926 640888.

One Land Rover in their catalogue is this 1949 Land Rover Series I. It is presented in this beautiful Bronze Green with a new interior and khaki canvas tilt and ready for its next adventure! This is amongst the earliest Land Rovers built and is bought from leading marque specialists John Brown 4x4 of Yorkshire in 2015. Classic Car Auctions are offering this superb Land Rover in their sale this Friday and it is estimated at £25,000 - £30,000.

Another car included within their sale is this fantastic looking 2012 Land Rover Defender 110 TD XS Crew Cab. This highly sought-after XS model is freshly MOT’d, 39,245 miles indicated and is increasingly in demand. The 5-seater is finished in Aintree Green with upgraded Bowler wheels and tyres – with the launch of the new Defender, late examples of its predecessor, particularly in this condition – it is estimated at (£): £30,000 - £35,000.

Gary Dunne, CCA’s Sales Manager commented “We are so excited for Friday and the amount of Land Rovers and Range Rovers in this sale is exceptional once again. We can’t wait for a weekend of online celebrations of classic cars with our sister company, Silverstone Auctions, to host our forthcoming sales on consecutive days”.

Classic Car Auctions are also offering this 1991 Range Rover 'CSK'. Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Range Rover, this is number 39 of 1 of only 200 made in 1991. The CSK was the first sports Range Rover and is finished in Beluga Black and luxuriously equipped with bespoke leather and American Walnut Trim. The car has been with Classic Car Auctions vendor for the past three years and has a fresh MOT and will be going under the hammer Friday 26th March with an estimate of £30,000 - £35,000.

The last of four cars to be previewed from the catalogue is this originally Bronze Green soft top, 1958 Land Rover Series 2 Station Wagon. This example has been retained by Land Rover, and is understood by Classic Car Auctions that the Chassis 002 is the oldest production Series 2 in existence. With unique features, a full restoration in 2011 and accompanied by a large history file, this lovely Station Wagon has been rebuilt on new galvanised chassis with a total work of £12,500. Estimated at £18,000 - £22,000.

To register to bid before Friday 26th March 2021, you will be able to do this online with either Proxibid or The Saleroom, on the phone or via commission. Classic Car Auctions recommend that you complete the process as early as possible.


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« Respuesta #2179 en: 29 Marzo 2021, 14:23:02 »
Victory and a winning instinct is in Alpine’s motorsport DNA

Alpine has a rich history of victories across a range of motorsport categories
Signatech-Alpine Team Principal Philippe Sinault tells the story of Alpine’s winning DNA
Alpine’s achievements include wins in everything from rallying and rallycross to endurance and single-seater races
Watch the video of Alpine’s racing heritage and success here
To celebrate its debut in the pinnacle of modern motorsport in Formula One, as well as its assault on a selection of other high-speed disciplines, Alpine is taking a look back at some of its iconic moments in racing and significant achievements spanning more than five decades.

For some, the earliest memories of Alpine are of the iconic A110 snaking along snowy Monte Carlo stages high in the Alps, the mountains that inspired the brand’s name. For others, it’s taking on the rocky trails of rallies like the Acropolis and then there’s Alpine’s single-seater racing days, Le Mans or even its rallycross programme.

A quick glance at Alpine’s racing history reveals how winning has always been the ambition. Alpine cars have long taken advantage of their celebrated agility and light weight construction to put French engineering on top, with highlights ranging from the inaugural World Rally crown in 1973 to victory in the Le Mans 24 Hours five years later.

Back on track
After a long spell away from motorsport, there was a desire to rekindle the flame and taste victory once more. In 2013, Signatech-Alpine Team Principal Philippe Sinault was tasked with leading the manufacturer’s triumphant return to the racetrack.

He explains: “Our adventure with Alpine dates back to late 2012. Groupe Renault approached us to explore ways of bringing the brand back into motorsport as part of its bid to relaunch the Alpine name. It didn’t take long for endurance racing to emerge as the perfect arena.”

Thirty-five years after its triumph at Le Mans, Alpine made its circuit racing comeback in 2013, with an LMP2 prototype.

Sinault describes how the winning instinct is embedded in Alpine’s DNA: “The commando-like mindset we have today is the same as that which helped Alpine to forge its rich heritage in motorsport, frequently running with fewer resources than its rivals but driven by creative thinking and gritty determination.”

On the victory trail
Alpine lost no time recovering its place at the top of the podium. After securing back-to-back European Le Mans Series crowns in 2013 and 2014, Signatech-Alpine stepped up to the World Endurance Championship in 2015, claiming the LMP2 crown in 2016 and 2019, and earning class wins at Le Mans in 2016, 2018 and 2019. This season, it has raised the bar further.

“After eight years of success in LMP2, we have set ourselves another challenge for 2021,” continues Philippe Sinault. “It’s the beginning of a new chapter for us because we’re going for overall victory!”

Alpine taking on several motorsport challenges
Beyond Alpine’s switch to the World Endurance Championship’s Hypercar class and its assault on Le Mans in August, Alpine faces numerous motorsport challenges this season, including participating in the Formula One championship for the first time.

Alpine has also re-entered rallying, in which it reaped its first success of the 2021 campaign half a century after the brand notched up its first Monte Carlo Rally victory. The triumph came from a privately entered Alpine A110 Rally, topping the R-GT order on this year’s winter classic, proving that the brand has lost none of its winning DNA.

Significant motorsport achievements


The International Championship for Manufacturers title in 1971
World Rally Championship title in 1973
Monte Carlo Rally wins in 1971 and 1973
Endurance racing

Performance Index victory at Le Mans in 1964 and 1966
European 2.0-litre Sports Car Championship for Makes in 1974
Le Mans 24 Hours victory in 1978
Single-seater racing

The European Formula Renault Championship title in 1972

The European Rallycross Championship title in 1977


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« Respuesta #2180 en: 03 Abril 2021, 19:07:00 »
Nine Vauxhall Heritage vehicles to go under the hammer this month

Manor Park Classics to manage sale of important vehicles from Vauxhall Motors’ Heritage Collection
All vehicles at no reserve
Vehicles set to be just one of the highlights of MPC’s inaugural auction
Cheshire – Manor Park Classics is proud to announce that its inaugural sale on April 27 will now include nine vehicles from the famous Vauxhall Heritage Collection, covering 85 years of the Luton company’s history.

The vehicles, all of which will be sold at no reserve, have been consigned for sale in order to right-size the Collection for its future move to a new location.

Roger Nowell, Manor Park’s Managing Director, emphasised the significance of the cars Vauxhall is selling: “This is likely to be the final opportunity to purchase any vehicles from one of the UK’s best-known manufacturer collections. As interim custodians of the entire collection, which is now based at Vauxhall’s Ellesmere Port plant just 20 minutes away from our premises, Manor Park Classics was seen as the perfect partner to look after the sale of the vehicles. And while we already have many stand-out cars consigned for our first sale, on April 27th, the Vauxhalls are bound to command huge interest, due to their provenance, condition and originality.”

The oldest vehicle being offered for sale is a 1929 R-type 20/60, which was the first car to be manufactured after Vauxhall had been bought by General Motors. The R-type became the staple of the Vauxhall range until 1930 and marked a departure from many of Luton’s engineering norms, with the adoption of a central gearshift, single-plate clutch and 12-volt electrics. KSK 247 has been owned by Vauxhall for many years, and while complete and in good condition, will need some light recommissioning.

Joining the R-type from the pre-war years is Vauxhall’s magnificent and imposing Big Six BXL limousine from 1937, which is in excellent running order and a well-used Collection car. With accommodation for seven, and body by Grosvenor, this model would have been staple VIP transport for municipalities and companies around Britain, its inline six-cylinder engine providing a level of refinement matching more expensive models from Rolls-Royce or Daimler, but at a fraction of their prices.

Two gems from the fifties and sixties are also being offered. A 1953 E-type Wyvern – Vauxhall’s first all-new post-war design – with gleaming black coachwork, and chrome adornments revealing its Chevrolet influence, is a rare survivor today. And a car bound to elicit many ‘my-dad-had-one-of-those’ memories is a pristine Viva HB Deluxe from 1966, the first year of its production. An underrated model for many years – and now quite rare, especially in this condition – the market is starting to warm to what is arguably the best of the Viva series, with its Coke-bottle styling, independent front suspension, front disc brakes and rack and pinion steering.

Finishing off the twentieth-century offerings are two cars from opposite ends of Vauxhall’s ranges. A highly usable, immaculate and original Nova 1.2 from 1990, which has been associated with Vauxhall Motors from new and is presented in Merit specification, complete with five-speed transmission and a genuine sub-10,000 mileage. And a perfect counterpoint to the Nova is a late first-series Omega V6 in top Elite trim, once again in excellent and original condition.

Another increasingly rare sight on British roads is the first-generation Tigra, and Vauxhall’s 2000 car is a lovely example with just over 20,000 miles recorded, and one owner (a retired Vauxhall employee) prior to going on display in the Collection.

Completing the Vauxhall Heritage offering are two slightly more utilitarian vehicles. A superb Frontera B with 2.2 DTH diesel engine and five-speed gearbox has been used extensively as the Collection’s support and tow-vehicle for many press events over the years. And a 2014 Vivaro panel van, fitted with a 1.9 diesel engine, was also used to support Vauxhall Heritage activities. This is no ordinary Vivaro, though, as it’s registration – LA55 ONE – suggests: it was the very last of the first-generation Vivaros to roll off the production line at Luton in 2014.

Vauxhall’s nine-car consignment brings the number of cars being offered on April 27th to just under 100 – a remarkable result for MPC’s highly experienced team, in this, the company’s first auction. A full list of all sale vehicles is attached, but highlights include:

Eight significant Minis, including an unrestored 1959 car, a 1966 Cooper S, a 1991 City showing just 2282 miles, and a 1991 Cooper that once belonged to Britt Ekland;
A trio of rare and interesting Land Rovers, comprising a very early 1958 Series II, a V8 Commercial and a Defender Adventure Edition with just 195 miles on the clock;
A variety of modern classics, including a 1988 BMW 635 CSI Highline, a 1992 Jaguar XJS 4.0, a 1992 Peugeot 205 GTi 1.9 and a 1996 Volkswagen Golf VR6.
“We’re delighted with the response to our call for entries ahead of our first sale on April 27,” said MPC’s Roger Nowell. “The sheer breadth of vehicles has surprised us, but it means that there’s something for all tastes and budgets, and also plenty of opportunity to view vehicles at our premises ahead of the sale.”

Manor Park Classic’s sale takes place on April 27 and full details can be found here: Covid-compliant viewings can be arranged now with one-to-one appointments available from Thursday, April 22 to Monday, April 26, including at weekends and in evenings. Entries are now closed for this sale, but open for MPC’s next auction  in early July.


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« Respuesta #2181 en: 03 Abril 2021, 19:07:49 »
Silverstone Auctions achieve £8.7million in sales and 86% of classic cars sold in the Race Retro Live Online Auction

£8.7million in sales over the two-day auction
86% of classic cars sold
62% of competition cars sold
Three new auction records achieved
Silverstone Auctions Race Retro Live Online Auction was a huge success; the two-day sale saw classic cars, competition cars and automobilia items achieve a total of £8.7million in sales.

Significantly, 86% of the classic cars sold and there were a huge amount of standouts. From the 1961 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 (FHC) Flat Floor, chassis #60 on the 60th anniversary of the E-Type, sold for an exceptional £140,625, to the low mileage 2008 Porsche 911 (997) Turbo which sold for £66,375, the cars spanned the decades and offered something for everyone. The glorious 1968 Ferrari 330GTC by Pininfarina had recently had Classiche accreditation applied for and sold for £331,875 in the Saturday sale.

Three exceptional Aston Martins were presented on day two of the auction, with all three selling. The 1970 DB6 Mk2 Vantage achieved £331,875, Lot 445, the 1969 Aston Martin DB6 Mk2 sold for £272,250 and the delightful, one of just 50, 1963 Aston Martin DB4 Series 5 made £354,375.

A number of auction record prices were also achieved during the weekend. Lot 426, the Top Gear featured, UK-supplied, manual 1993 Toyota Supra Twin-Turbo sold for £47,250 which is a new, European auction record price. Lot 232, the 1989 BMW 635 CSi (E24) Highline – Motorsport Edition (Auto) surpassed Silverstone Auctions’ previous UK record of £33,188 and sold for £47,250. The third was an auction world record price, lot 263 the 1998 Lotus Elise Series 1, formerly owned by Nick Mason CBE, and sold for £29,812.

The instantly recognisable 1972 Reliant Regal Supervan III (Trotters Independent Trading Van), which is believed to be one of the original half dozen from the popular sitcom Only Fools and Horses, was offered without reserve. After a lot of bidding, the van sold for an incredible £36,000.

Each auction day also saw a dedicated competition car sale which resulted in a sales rate of 62%. The highest value car of the weekend sold on day one of the competition car sale, the 1950 HWM Alta Jaguar, which is an important part of Motorsport history. Selling for £517,500, it had been raced by Sir Stirling Moss, John Heath, Lance Macklin, George Abecassis and Rudi Fischer.

The opening lot on day one was lot 201, the Williams F1 – ‘Red 5’ FW14 display car. Offered without reserve, it had a huge amount of interest and sold for an incredible £174,375. The 2004 Palmer Jaguar JP1 TS and Trailer sold for significantly more than its presale estimate, reaching £47,812. Whilst lot 207, the 1989 FIA Lister-Chevrolet ‘Knobbly’ Sanction II ‘Centenary’ Sports Racer also sold above its top estimate for £298,125.

Silverstone Auctions are now inviting best of breed classics for their next two auctions, The May Sale (22nd May) and A Sale of Ferraris in Association with Ferrari Owners' Club of Great Britain (5th June). To talk to a member of their expert team about your car, please contact them on 01926 691141 or email


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« Respuesta #2182 en: 03 Abril 2021, 19:08:14 »
‘Bessie’ - One owner Mk2 Ford Escort heads to auction

One owner from new, highly original 1300 Mk2 Ford Escort Ghia will be auctioned by Car & Classic
Comprehensive history from new includes period photos, copy of the cheque used to buy the car as well as MOTs and tax discs
Garaged from new, one of the last RWD Ford Escorts made
The seven-day online auction starts on 1st April:
Car & Classic’s auction site is the world’s first and only platform to include free escrow for secure payment and has 0 per cent buyers’ fees
Link to download images
London, 31st March, United Kingdom

With continuous and extensive history from November 1980 when it left Allen Taylor’s Ford dealership in South West London, this 1300 Ford Escort Ghia is set to attract Ford fans when it will be auctioned by Car & Classic. “Bessie” as its only owner christened it, was his first-ever new car 41 years ago and has been put for sale after he sadly passed away.  With a fastidious and passionate owner from day one, the cherished car was always garaged, rarely ventured out in bad weather and has been carefully maintained for its low mileage of 58,366 miles.

A huge history file catalogues the life story of this rare survivor. From the original sales documentation and copy of the cheque for £4200 used to buy the car, through to the wad of MOTs and tax discs, it is accompanied with owners’ handbook and accessories brochures. Period aftermarket accessories, synonymous of a careful owner abound. From the Escort-branded front mudflaps, fire extinguisher, anti-static strip and reflective door guards, it’s a true survivor and incredibly rare snapshot of what was typically found on every street in the 1980s.

As a Ghia, this Escort benefits from the crushed blue velour interior and matching carpet, centre console with clock, vinyl roof, tinted glass and laminated screen, glovebox, additional chrome and dual tone horn. The chassis plate suggests this car was ordered by a UK Ford dealer and built in December 1979 at the Saarlouis plant in Germany in Strato Silver with blue interior and black roof, all of which it retains. The plate also confirms the other features for the luxury model of the time including H4 RHD headlamps, 1300 engine, standard suspension yet there was no factory fit radio and the common four speed transmission. The invoice confirms the owner’s care by specifying a locking petrol cap and underseal for £38.15.

“With one owner, complete history and no questions, this is a very rare opportunity to own a truly original, unmolested Mk2 Escort,” says Chris Pollitt, head of editorial at Car & Classic. “Whilst the RS2000s and Mexicos command big numbers, it’s the less sporting models in the range that have become the ‘unicorns’ and disappeared. In original condition and with all the accessories of the time, this Escort will immerse the new owner right back in the 1980s with a practical and ready to use classic.”

The Ford Escort auction starts on the April 1st and will run for seven days on the only classic car auction platform to offer escrow payment security and 0 percent buyers’ fees.


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« Respuesta #2183 en: 09 Abril 2021, 14:57:21 »
Hagerty invites drivers to register their car for display at 2021 Festival of the Unexceptional

Entries invited for the world-famous Festival of the Unexceptional
Festival celebrates cars that were once a common sight but are now a rarity on UK roads
2021 marks the 7thConcours de l’Ordinaire organised by Hagerty
Exceptional new venue for unexceptional cars as Festival of the Unexceptional moves to Grimsthorpe Castle in Lincolnshire
2021 Festival will be held on Saturday 21st July
For tips on how to win the 2021 Festival of the Unexceptional, watch Hagerty’s helpful video on preparing a marvellously mundane motor car.
To enter a suitable car use this link
Northamptonshire: 9th April 2021

Hagerty invites owners of deliciously dull vehicles to nominate them for a space on the concours lawn at the 2021 Festival of the Unexceptional. If you own an Opel, maintain a Morris, fettle a Fiat, cherish a Chevette or run a Reliant this is your chance to show the world your beloved vehicle.

Once again, Hagerty’s annual Concours de l’Ordinaire is open to classic cars, motorcycles and light commercial vehicles built between 1966 and 1996, but spaces on the coveted concours lawn are limited, and owners of eligible vehicles are encouraged to nominate their entry at the earliest opportunity.

Festival of the Unexceptional is a competitive concours that celebrates the world of mundane motoring with a tongue-in-cheek take on the familiar concours format. Instead of displaying multi-million-pound vehicles and enforcing a dress code of chinos and blue blazers, cars are of the type once seen on every residential street, and dress is smart casual without the need to be smart.

Showcasing much maligned and long forgotten ‘ordinary’ classic cars and commercial vehicles of the late 1960s through the 70s, 80s and into the mid-90s, Festival of the Unexceptional remains the only concours that prefers a Dolomite to a Diablo, a Tagora over a Testarossa and where a Victor is preferable to a Vantage.

Hagerty believes in basic and understands the labour of love needed to keep these cars on the road. Every city has an Italian supercar specialist, but you’ll struggle to find spares for a Talbot Solara regardless of where you live. You may think a supercar is a rare sight on the roads, but when did you last see a Datsun Cherry? The cars that were once every day transport are now on the verge of extinction and it takes a committed enthusiast to keep them alive.

Potential entrants are reminded the Festival, as its name suggests, celebrates the unexceptional. Spaces on the concours lawn will be awarded to a Merit over an SRi, and a City will be chosen over a Vanden Plas. Hagerty seeks the cars few would see benefit in saving, and while many luxury or sporting models from the past still have a strong following, it’s the lower trim levels that will catch the judges’ eye.

Cars can be offered for consideration via this link:

The chosen location for 2021 Festival of the Unexceptional is Grimsthorpe Castle in Lincolnshire, offering expansive grounds to enjoy with lakeside walks, formal gardens, and a children’s play area, ensuring the 2021 Festival of the Unexceptional will be a great day out for all the family.

2021 will also welcome improved show facilities with a wide range of food and beverage outlets, more display cars, comfortable seating areas, increased interaction, and entertainment as well as entertaining judging and award ceremonies.

Ticket information will be released soon. Media accreditation can be obtained via


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« Respuesta #2184 en: 09 Abril 2021, 14:57:59 »
A Minor miracle

For sale – a mint 70 year-old Morris that spent 27 years in Africa

Looking almost as fresh as the day it was born, ‘YSY 530’ appears to have lived a sheltered life, yet is so well travelled it arguably deserves to star in its own movie! Fresh adventures now await this venerable classic, as it’s due to go under the hammer at Hampson Auctions’ sale, Thornton Manor, Wirral on April 28.

It was acquired by the vendor, Mr James Davies, from a private owner in Rhodesia in 1954 where, aside of a memorable 2,500 miles trip to and from Umtata, South Africa, it was primarily used for journeys on the local roads around Salisbury, whose primitive strips of tarmac were far better suited to trucks than the relatively narrow track of the Morris. Come 1960, when James moved to the UK to further his education, the mighty Minor was sold to an elderly lady. Imagine his surprise then, on returning to Rhodesia three years later, to find the car being advertised in a local paper for c.£200. Back in the family fold once again, it then experienced seven years in Zambia.

This was followed by a six-year spell in South Africa, the journey to which via Salisbury is one of many the Davies family are unlikely to forget. Initially husband and wife convoyed in separate cars, with James in the Minor accompanied by no less than four spaniels. But they became separated and, on nearing the Zambesi, the Morris’s fuel tank sprung a leak. The 1,820-mile trek by road and rail was ultimately only completed by plugging the hole with soft soap (a proven ‘get you home’ repair) and topping up with fuel at each of the heavily spaced petrol stations. Mrs Davies recalls her relief at hearing the Minor finally steaming up the Zambesi escarpment to the hotel at the top, where she had waited, desperate for news of her husband, dogs and car.

Following its stint in South Africa, where the Morris had served as a school taxi for the couple’s two boys, it and the rest of the family’s worldly goods were shoe-horned into a 20ft shipping container en route to a fresh start back in the UK. Despite its international adventures, this stunningly original, rust-free 1951 Morris Minor MM has still only clocked 62,900 miles from new, and is now being sold by Mr Davies for the second and, doubtless emotional, last time in 67 years. The car carries a pre-sale estimate of £7,000-8,000 – see for further details.


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« Respuesta #2185 en: 13 Abril 2021, 14:28:30 »
Hagerty examines the rising values of 80s and 90s Homologation Specials

Hagerty looks at homologation specials from the 1980s and ‘90s, from BMW E30 M3 to Clio Williams, as all achieve significant increases in value in the latest update to UK Hagerty Price Guide
Fast Fords continue to soar, with the Sierra RS Cosworth now fetching up to £75,000 for the best examples
Lancia Delta Evo II sells for an extraordinary $131,600 (£95,800)
Average values of the BMW E30 M3 Evo II rise from £57,575 to £64,025
The full story, with detailed industry quotes, can be read on the Hagerty website
Northamptonshire: 12th APRIL 2021
Hagerty monitors the global classic car market providing insight to the car community and media alike. John Mayhead, Head of Automotive Intelligence for Hagerty UK, shares his thoughts in the latest Hagerty market report on homologation specials from the 80s and 90s.

The 1980s and ‘90s were decades that divided opinion. Were they absolutely fabulous, or do we look back at our youthful years with a sense of misguided nostalgia? For petrolheads though, one thing is beyond doubt: this was the era of some of the best motorsport ever seen.

While the regulations may have changed, one thing remained constant: proposed competition cars required a road-going version for homologation purposes. This spawned some of the most stripped-out, turbo-charged, box-arched cars ever to hit Britain’s roads. These cars are reportedly in great demand amongst the 45- to 65-year-old audience, and the most recent update of the Hagerty Price Guide shows their attraction has translated into rising prices.

The Ford Sierra RS Cosworth is one such rising star, adding an average of £20,200 to its value over the year. Rare in unmodified form, the very best are now demanding significant prices, with both Bonhams and Silverstone Auctions recently valuing examples for £75,000.

Yet market analysis for the Hagerty Price Guide also shows that values of less-special Cosworth examples have led a rise overall. In February, ACA sold a car that Hagerty condition rated as #3 (good) for £59,400 and this month the trend continued, with Morris Leslie selling a significantly modified and unoriginal car for £49,500.

The Audi Quattro Sport is another significant riser in the Hagerty Price Guide. 12 months ago, an ‘excellent’ example of this shortened, box-arched Group-B homologation special had a value of £265,000. Today, Hagerty’s value is £284,000 and the very top, concours examples are valued at up to £404,000.

The rise has mainly been due to high value achieved prices, but the recent auction of the final model Quattro Sport S1 gives a good example of the fervour that there is for these cars. In early February, Artcurial sold a motorsport-prepared, ex- Race of Champions Sport Quattro S1 for a staggering €2.016m, more than twice its pre-sale low estimate.

Fifteen years ago, the Lancia Delta HF Integrale, especially in end-of-the-line Evo II spec, had a top guide price of £7,500. Values then shot up over the next decade, with Hagerty valuing an ‘excellent’ example at £40,300 by 2015. By late 2019, this had risen, but not by the same rate, to £50,200. But in the past year, values have risen sharply again, with the Guide now listing that model at £64,500 and top examples as high as £85,400. That valuation is now under review as a number of sales have occurred at Hagerty’s top level, including an Evo II selling at an extraordinary $131,600 (£95,800) in Scottsdale during January.

Values of the standard BMW M3 (E30) coupe have risen significantly over the last few years, but it is the special editions that attract high sales prices. Average values of the Evo II have risen from £57,575 to £64,025 in the past year.

For years, as other hot hatch values rose, prices of the Clio Williams remained relatively static. However, in the last year there has been a surge of interest in the original batch of homologation cars. Although you can still buy a rough Williams for under £10,000, values of the very best are on the up: the Hagerty Price Guide now shows an ‘Excellent’ example as worth £18,100, and values across the board have risen by an average of £5,700 in the year.

John Mayhead, Head of Automotive Intelligence UK, said “Hagerty Price Guide values of many high-performance 1980s and ’90s modern classics have been rising quickly. We spotted a trend: that homologated cars seem to be very attractive to buyers at present. Hagerty believes that the combination of low production numbers, high performance and solid motorsport credentials gives these cars exactly what the market wants.”


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« Respuesta #2186 en: 13 Abril 2021, 14:28:55 »
London Concours launches luxurious hospitality with Searcys and Veuve Clicquot

At London Concours, guests will be treated to a three-course lunch menu created by renowned event catering partner Searcys
Veuve Clicquot, producers of the finest champagne since 1772, join the London Concours as Official Champagne Partner
Private hospitality is hosted within the Owners’ Enclosure, presented by Footman James and Azur
The London Concours is the ultimate automotive garden party; a celebration of motoring, gastronomy and luxury in the City
Hosted at the Honourable Artillery Company HQ from 8-10 June, tickets are available now from
The London Concours, presented by Montres Breguet, has formally launched its new hospitality offering in association with renowned event catering partner, Searcys, and Veuve Clicquot champagne. The London Concours was established in 2017 as the capital's finest automotive garden party and, with the latest food and drink offerings, it delivers on that promise more than ever.

VIP hospitality guests to the London Concours will be treated to a three-course Champagne lunch menu by Searcys, the official event caterer.  in a pop-up restaurant on-site at the Honourable Artillery Company Gardens. The London Concours hospitality area will provide a touch of opulence where guests are wined and dined against the backdrop of close to 100 of the world’s rarest collectible cars. 

New to this years’ event is the event’s Owners’ Enclosure, presented by Footman James and Azur. Available only for the owners of the rare vehicles on display, the Owners’ Enclosure is a private oasis, where those displaying cherished cars at the show will find all of their hospitality needs catered for.

Service will commence with a Veuve Clicquot reception followed by a fresh seasonal menu accompanied by wines, coffee and petit fours. The Veuve Clicquot Champagne lunch is the ultimate automotive garden party indulgence.

Cocktails at the Concours presents an additional opportunity to entertain or be entertained, with a bespoke collection of cocktails and champagne available to enjoy as the sun goes down over the City of London. Guests can meander the five-acre manicured lawn, weaving in between some of the most beautiful cars ever created, with drinks and canapés in hand.

Andrew Evans, London Concours Director, said: “London Concours will always be known for the stunning cars at its heart, but we’re confident that with the help of Searcys and Veuve Clicquot, we’ll deliver a hospitality offering that will complement them exceptionally. It’s great to be back at the Honourable Artillery Company for another year; the London Concours really does provide a totally unique experience within London's Square Mile. Ideal for entertaining friends, colleagues or business associates amongst a selection of the finest cars the world has ever seen.”

In total, close to 100 automotive greats of all eras will be on display on the manicured lawns of the Honourable Artillery Company HQ when the London Concours opens its gates on 8-10 June. Curated across classes, including ‘Iconic British Designs’, ‘Italian Berlinettas’ and ‘Young Timers’, London Concours is the ultimate automotive summer garden party.

The London Concours 2021 takes place from 8-10 June. Tickets are available to buy now from More information on hospitality is available at


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« Respuesta #2187 en: 13 Abril 2021, 14:29:22 »
VW variety at Beaulieu for Simply VW

VW cars, campers and commercials will be the motoring stars of Beaulieu’s Simply VW on Saturday 19th June, as Vee Dub owners and fans enjoy a great Saturday out in the New Forest.

A calendar highlight following the easing of current restrictions, the much-loved rally will bring together all manner of ultra-cool VWs as it returns for 2021. The third of Beaulieu’s 15 Covid-secure Simply rallies planned to take place this year, every age and model of VW is welcome to take part in Simply VW.

The 2020 event saw an impressive selection of VWs take their places in the parkland of the National Motor Museum, from Golfs, Passats and Polos, to classic and modern Beetles. Always hugely popular with enthusiasts and show-goers, Transporters and Campers turned up in force, from classic split-screen and bay window T2s, all the way through to modern day T5s and T6s. Simply VW 2021 is sure to be just as colourful and diverse a line-up.

With Beaulieu’s beautiful grounds and gardens open to visitors once again, followed by the planned reopening of the attraction’s indoor spaces on 17th May, there is plenty for event-goers to explore for a packed New Forest day out.

Make sure to head inside the National Motor Museum to see more Volkswagens spanning the history of the much-loved German marque, from the classic 1953 Volkswagen Beetle, through the iconic 1981 Volkswagen Golf GTi to the futuristic 2015 Volkswagen XL1 hybrid.

All tickets must be bought in advance, with carefully-managed capacity limits in place. Rally participants, planning to take part in the show with their VW, can book their tickets with confidence thanks to Beaulieu’s Covid-19 refund policy*. Visit for further details and to buy your participant tickets.

All other visitors should purchase normal visitor admission tickets, which will be available to book at from May.

With plenty for all the family to do at Beaulieu, together, Simply VW is just one of the exciting Simply rallies planned for 2021. Rescheduled are Simply Vauxhall on 17th July, Simply Audi on 1st August and Simply Aston Martin on 21st August, while coming soon are Simply Jaguar on 27th June, Simply Land Rover on 11th July and Simply Ford on 18th July.

Visitor and participant tickets include entrance to all that Beaulieu has to offer, including the National Motor Museum, Little Beaulieu, On Screen Cars, the ancestral Montagu home Palace House, Secret Army exhibition, 13th century Beaulieu Abbey and the stunning grounds and gardens. Visit for more information.

* Book with confidence, knowing that we've got you covered with our Covid-19 refund policy. If the event is unable to take place due to Government guidance, we will happily transfer your ticket to a future event or issue you with a full refund.


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« Respuesta #2188 en: 14 Abril 2021, 14:21:47 »
London Concours announces cars on display in 2021

Once again, the prestigious event assembles the finest collection of cars ever, in the heart of the City of London

London Concours 2021 reveals the full list of nearly 100 spectacular historic and performance cars at London’s HAC from the 8-10 June
Carefully curated classes include ‘Great marques’, ‘Italian Berlinettas, ‘Lost Marques’ and ‘Iconic British Designs’ – filled with exotic cars from the Ferrari 250 GT SWB to the Bugatti Chiron and beyond
E-Type celebration feature gathers eleven Jaguar E-Types, including the stunning low drag and lightweight cars as well as a Group 44 race car
The 200mph Club brings together the most eclectic mix of cars that have broken the 200mph barrier from the Ferrari F40 to the McLaren Senna
Pop-up boutiques from watchmaker Breguet, and automotive partners Argent, Bell Sport & Classic, Everrati, Thornley Kelham Nicholas Mee & Co, Rodin and JIA among many more
Tickets are still available from
The London Concours 2021 once again gathers together the most incredible collection of vehicles ever witnessed in the City of London, across three days, when proceedings begin at the Honourable Artillery Company from 8-10 June.

Nearly 100 performance icons, past and present, will park up on the five-acre oasis of manicured lawn, hidden just off City Road – a mere stone’s throw from iconic London landmarks such as the Barbican and the Gherkin – from 8-10 June 2021. The main concours line-up of judged vehicles is split into classes which have been carefully curated to provide one of the most eclectic London Concours events so far – visitors can expect classes such as ‘Italian Berlinettas’, ‘Great Marques’, the ‘Lost Marques’ and ‘Iconic British Designs’ among many more.

The Italian Berlinettas class is a celebration of the golden era of sports car design from the country that was simply untouchable for creating masterpieces, this class is a collection of the finest Italian coupé designs of the ‘60s. The class will feature everything from a Ferrari 250 GTE, through the Ferrari 275 GTB 6/C to the De Tomaso Mangusta and the Alfa Romeo Sprint Speciale – this class features 11 of the most beautiful and iconic Italian cars ever made.

The Great Marques class this year celebrates Porsche and Lotus. From 356 to 911, there’s no shortage of automotive legends in the Porsche line-up. The challenge was whittling them down to just 10 of the rarest and most spectacular for this ode to Stuttgart’s finest. And for Lotus, with a long lineage of motorsport heroics and a model line-up of some of the most thrilling cars ever created, Lotus rightly takes its place in the spotlight at the London Concours this year – as the pursuit of lightness, visualised.

In an industry that is fast-moving, heavily regulated and often financially ruinous, manufacturers that may have deserved to stay, are often forced to disappear. The Lost Marques class is a celebration of some of the best marques that are no longer in business. This class will feature ten cars, from some of the finest manufacturers that no longer grace modern showrooms. The cars on display encompass everything from the Austin Healey Frogeye Sprite to the Iso Rivolta, and from the Sunbeam Tiger all the way through to the unusual Unipower GT.

The Iconic British Designs class features some of the finest British automotive designs of all time celebrated alongside their designers. Think Spen King and the Range Rover, Peter Stevens and the XJR15 or Frank Stephenson and the McLaren 12C. 10 of the most celebrated of British designs will feature in what is possibly the most eclectic classes in the show with designs ranging from the ultra-compact original Mini to the elegant lines of the Aston Martin One-77.

When it comes to British designs, however, there is one that people cite more than any other. At this years’ London Concours there is a display dedicated to the Jaguar E-Type. This year marks the 60th anniversary of the unveiling of the E-Type, the start of a transformation from automotive icon to cultural phenomenon. Its popularity has never faltered, and the car is celebrated at London Concours this year with 11 of the finest examples. Ranging all the way from the early series one cars, through to series three and not forgetting the stunning low drag and lightweight coupes as well as the inimitable Group 44 race car.

Bringing the London Concours a touch more speed, the 200mph Club will celebrate the early pioneers and recent contenders from the world’s most famous manufacturers – that have broken the 200mph barrier. Once the holy grail of performance, the 200mph-mark still remains out of reach to all but the most exotic of vehicles. In this class we celebrate 10 legendary vehicles that have achieved the feat, from the Ferrari F40, F50, F60 and LaFerrari, through Lamborghinis and Bugattis old and new, as well as more modern metal such as the McLaren Senna.

The event this year is spilt over three days, extended from two in 2020. The first day will be a VIP preview day for car owners, VIP guests and media. The second day is style day, where the event shines a spotlight on the worlds of design, fashion and luxury. While the third day is supercar day where the event will welcome a collection of the latest performance innovators into the HAC. These will include the latest offerings from Bugatti, Ferrari, Lamborghini and many more, with these cars joining the collection of 70 vehicles already on display.

Supercar day sees the London Concours turn its attention to the very latest marvels of high-performance automotive endeavour: the Supercars. On Supercar Thursday, selected owners of up to 60 of the finest road cars will drive them into the private, hallowed grounds of the Honourable Artillery Company, and form a world-class display of supercars for London Concours visitors to marvel over.

Outside of the car displays, London Concours will also feature a number of pop-up luxury boutiques, including most notably that of Breguet as the Presenting Partner of the event. The company will bring to London Concours, a collection of its most rare vintage timepieces, freshly serviced and restored. Argent, Bell Sport & Classic, Everrati, Thornley Kelham, Nicholas Mee & Co, Rodin and JIA will also be showcasing their latest offerings at the event.

Billed as the ultimate luxury automotive garden party in the heart of the City, London Concours features a number of premium food and drink options, including cocktails and champagne by Veuve Cliquot. There are also a number of lunch and evening food options with cocktails for entertaining, from catering partner Searcys – for more information click here.

Tickets to the London Concours are available from, with a full day adult admission ticket costing £40, and concessions from £20.

Highlight cars include:

Ferrari F50
Featuring in the ‘200mph class’, the F50 is part of an illustrious list of Ferrari’s flagship cars, including the F40, the Enzo and – most recently – the LaFerrari. The 4.7-litre V12 engine was developed from Ferrari’s Formula One engine of the time, helping the car to reach a top speed of 202mph – and thoroughly earning its place in this elite club.

Ferrari 250 GT SWB
A true example of 1960s elegance, the 250 GT SWB is a stunning mix of gorgeous form and racing function. Powered by the much-revered small-capacity ‘Colombo’ V12 engine, the SWB is as captivating to drive as it is to look at. You’ll find it this year in the ‘Italian Berlinettas’ class along with 10 of the most beautiful Italian exotics ever created.

Aston Martin One-77
The One-77 is one of the rarest Aston Martins ever produced, with just 77 built. Priced when new from just over £1m, the One-77 is powered by a 7.3-litre V12 engine and can hit 220mph. The car is celebrated in 2021 alongside designer Marek Reichman in the Iconic British Designs class.

Jaguar XJR-15
Mechanically based on the Le Mans-winning Jaguar XJR-9, the XJR-15 was produced by JaguarSport a subsidiary of Jaguar and Tom Walkinshaw Racing. Powered by a 450bhp, 5.9-litre mid-rear mounted all-alloy Group C-spec V12 engine, inside a carbon-fibre tub, this XJR-15 is One of only 27 road going examples produced – and will be celebrated alongside its designer Peter Stevens in the Iconic British Designs class.

Porsche 911 2.7 RS
Built as a homologation special, only 500 of the early ‘thin-gauge’ lightweight 2.7 RS models were ever built. The first model to wear the ‘RS’ moniker, the 2.7 represented, for many, the pinnacle of the 911’s career. Sporting wide wheel arches and the iconic duck-tail spoiler, the car’s distinctive profile is immediately recognisable. It will be part of the ‘Great Marques – Porsche’ display.

Porsche 959
Another road-going homologation car, the legendary Porsche 959 was originally designed to compete in the infamous ‘Group B’ rally class. Only 292 cars were ever produced. When it was launched, the 959 was ‘the fastest road-legal car in the world’ serving as a testbed for Porsche for both turbocharged power and all-wheel drive – technologies which have made their way into many modern Porsches. Again, this car will feature in the ‘Great Marques – Porsche’ display.

Lotus Elite ‘Type 14’
Another example of 1960s elegance, an ultra-lightweight two-seater coupé, the Elite or ‘Type 14’ was produced from 1958 to 1963. The car’s most distinctive feature was its fibreglass monocoque construction, which was used for the entire load-bearing structure of the car save a steel sub-frame which supports the engine and front suspension. Only 1,030 Elites were built. There will be one in the ‘Great Marques – Lotus’ display.

Main London Concours Display


Bugatti Chiron
Bugatti EB110 SS
Bugatti Veyron
Ferrari Enzo
Ferrari F40
Ferrari F50
Ferrari LaFerrari
Lamborghini Aventador SVJ
Lamborghini Diablo GT
McLaren Senna

Alfa Romeo Sprint Speciale
Alfa Romeo Giulia
De Tomaso Mangusta
Ferrari 250 GTE
Ferrari 250GT SWB Berlinetta 'Comp '61 Sefac Hot Rod'
Ferrari 275 GTB 6/C
Iso Grifo GL 365
Lamborghini Islero
Lancia Flaminia
Maserati 3500 GTi
Maserati Ghibli SS

Porsche 356 Pre-A Speedster
Porsche 356 T1A GS Carrera Coupe
Porsche 911 2.7 RS
Porsche 911 930 Turbo
Porsche 914/6
Porsche 924 Carrera GT
Porsche 928
Porsche 959
Porsche 997 GT3 RS 4 Litre
Porsche Carrera GT
Porsche Targa No. 1

Lotus Seven
Lotus Eleven
Lotus Type 14 Elite S2
Lotus Elan Drophead Elan Sprint
Lotus Europa
Lotus Turbo Esprit S3
Lotus Elite Riviera
Lotus Elan M100
Lotus Elise
Lotus Exige
Lotus Evora

AC Ace Ruddspeed, ex Adrian Hamilton
Austin Healey Frogeye Sprite
Bristol Fighter
Iso Rivolta
Jensen C-V8 MKIII
Packard 426 Boat Tail
Sunbeam Tiger
Tornado Talisman
Triumph TR3A
Unipower GT

1941 Ford Coupe
1948 Pontiac Fastback
1950 Ford Coupe
1950 Mercury ‘Planet Voodoo’ Kustom
1951 Mercury Coupe
1959 Chevrolet El Camino
1962 Ford Thunderbird

Alpina B10 V8 S Touring
Audi RS2 Avant
Audi Sport Quattro
BMW E30 M3 Roberto Ravaglia Edition
E38 Alpina B12 5.7
Hartge H5
Mercedes 190E 2.5-16 Evo II
Mercedes 300CE widebody by Brabus
Mercedes 560SEC widebody by Koenig

Jaguar E-Type Series 1 FHC
Jaguar E-Type Series 1 DHC
Jaguar E-Type Series 2 FHC
Jaguar E-Type Series 2 DHC
Jaguar E-Type Series 3 FHC
Jaguar E-Type Series 3 DHC
Jaguar E-Type Series 3 2+2
Jaguar E-Type Lightweight
Jaguar E-Type Low Drag
Jaguar Lindner-Nocker Low-Drag Lightweight E-Type
Jaguar E-type Group 44 race car

Aston Martin One-77 (Marek Reichman)
Aston Martin Vanquish (Ian Callum)
Austin Mini (Alec Issigonis)
Jaguar E-Type Series 1 FHC (Malcolm Sayer)
Jaguar XJR15 (Peter Stevens)
LCC Rocket (Gordon Murray)
McLaren 12C (Frank Stephenson)
Morgan Aeromax (Matthew Humphries)
Range Rover (Charles Spencer-King)
Rolls Royce Phantom Coupe (Ian Cameron)

Ferrari Testarossa 'Monodado'
Fiat 500
Jaguar Project 7
Jaguar Project 8
Jaguar XJC V12
Lamborghini Countach QV
Lamborghini Espada
Lotus Elan Sprint
1979-1998 Dakar Winning Bike Collection
Honda CBX
Kawasaki H2 750 Triple

Ferrari 330 GTS


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Hyundai Motor Showcases Heritage Series PONY as Icon of Design Innovation

Heritage Series PONY illuminates company’s ceaseless design innovations, reinterpreting retro design with modern cool trappings and technologies
Key features are camera-based, fender-mounted exterior mirrors, pixelated headlights and taillights, and speed-gauging instrument panel made of lighted vacuum tubes
Heritage Series PONY is part of ‘Reflections in Motion’ exhibition at Hyundai Motorstudio Busan
Leatherhead, April 15, 2021 – Hyundai Motor Company has revealed the Heritage Series PONY, a retro-modern reconstruction of the original mass-produced PONY model that heralded the dawn of Korea’s automotive industry more than 45 years ago.

Featured at the recently opened Hyundai Motorstudio Busan in South Korea as part of its ‘Reflections in Motion’ exhibition, from April 8 through June 27, the Heritage Series PONY combines distinctive legacy design features with modern touches to offer a glimpse of the future.

Legendary automobile designer Giorgetto Giugiaro conceived the first generation of PONY. The PONY was an icon of personal mobility created by Hyundai during its mass production from 1975-1990. The hatchback car was the nation’s first mass-produced and exported vehicle.

 More than 45 years later, the timeless value of the original PONY is visible in the new Heritage Series PONY, shown as part of the ‘Heritage Series – PONY’ section of the ‘Reflections in Motion’ exhibition.

The Heritage Series PONY’s exterior is marked by a matte, shimmering surface of silver throughout front to rear part of the vehicle, hatchback silhouette. Notable features include camera-based, fender-mounted exterior mirrors to the fore of the windshield, pixelated round headlights and U-shaped taillights made of LED lights. The pixelated round headlights and U-shaped taillights embody the company’s ‘Pixel Road Trip’ design approach that incorporates pixels and eight-bit graphics also utilized in the IONIQ 5 and 45 concept car.

The interior boasts a string of chic and modern accoutrements, including doors made of premium materials that exude a classic feel, a modern lighting system, a speed-gauging instrument panel made of lighted vacuum tubes as well as other stylishly retrofitted design elements.

It also contains future-oriented elements, not only retro style. The digital touch transmission, cradle space for mobile phone and voice-activated steering wheel conveys a modern sensibility that will catch people by surprise.

In the trunk space, a last-mile mobility device, comprising a stainless steel case, is installed, representing Hyundai Motor’s human-centered design commitment.

Meanwhile at Hyundai Motorstudio Busan, the ‘Reflections in Motion’ exhibition invites visitors to explore and reflect on the interactive relationships between time and design as well as technology and styling, with various featured installations underscoring Hyundai Motor’s vision centered on enabling ‘Progress for Humanity’.