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« Respuesta #2190 en: 20 Abril 2021, 14:50:45 »
Confirmed for Silverstone Auctions May Sale 2021 is the Japan-winning 2004 Subaru Impreza S10 WRC - ex Petter Solberg

Recently restored by Prodrive Legends and returned to exactly the same specification it was on day one of the 2004 Rally Japan
Petter Solberg brought home this very S10 Subaru Impreza, World Rally Car ‘555 SRT’, to famously win Rally Japan
It’s also accompanied by a history file, the all-important FIA Gold Book and a spare parts package
After a huge success at Race Retro for Silverstone Auctions, their next sale is right around the corner! The May Sale 2021, taking place on Saturday 22 May 2021.

This excellent ex Petter Solberg competition car has been fully restored by Prodrive Legends and returned to exactly the same specification it was on day one of the 2004 Rally Japan. Petter Solberg famously won the rally in the car and the recent restoration brief was simple; to present the car exactly as it was during its victory at the 2004 Rally Japan. The attention to detail was quite simply unparalleled.

‘PRO-WRC 04008’ was the eighth chassis to be built by Prodrive for the 2004 season and it was initially used by Petter Solberg to claim third place at Rally Turkey in June that year. On September 5 2004, Petter Solberg brought home this very S10 Subaru Impreza, World Rally Car ‘555 SRT’, to famously win Rally Japan. It was his 8th and Subaru’s 42nd WRC win. This special S10 led the rally from start to finish, claiming 11 stage wins and finishing more than a minute ahead of Sebastien Loeb.

Acquired privately in 2019 it was sent to Prodrive to be restored by some of the technicians who had worked on the car in period. Pleasingly, the Legends department had retained all of the original documentation, including the specific build schedule for 008 at Rally Japan in 2004. This meant that they were able to precisely recreate the car as it was for that event for Petter, including all his particular suspension settings; preferred seat and pedal box position, and even the correct water bottle mount, replicating every aspect of the car during that event.

Gary Dunne Sales Controller for Silverstone Auctions added “We are absolutely delighted and privileged to be able to offer this one-off opportunity of the ex Petter Solberg competition car! This will certainly be one of the star cars for the sale; the lot list is rapidly growing, and this is our first sale for some time where we can invite bidders into the room on the auction day.”

Silverstone Auctions are incredibly proud to offer such a special car to the market. This is the only Impreza that Prodrive Legends have restored so far and the attention to detail is quite simply unparalleled. It’s been restored to exactly how it ran at its most famous achievement in Japan and has been looked after recently by the very same people who prepared the car at that time. Combined with the undoubted provenance of a famous Japanese manufacturer winning on home soil, means ‘PRO-WRC 04008’ now stands out as one of the best and most important examples available. Perhaps an unrepeatable opportunity.

Details to the fastidious restoration are summarised here and it’s worth noting that there is a complete booklet in the car’s history file, fully detailing this work along with pictures during the restoration.

Silverstone Auctions are offering in person viewings of cars from 12th – 21st May at Stoneleigh Park. Viewings require an appointment, and this should be made by calling 01926 691141.

Silverstone Auctions are inviting entries to join the growing lot list. The UK market leader classic car auction house can be contacted on can be contacted on 01926 691141, by email or via their website if you wish to join this exceptional best of breed car.


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« Respuesta #2191 en: 20 Abril 2021, 14:51:09 »
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 7th Concours 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 31st 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.


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« Respuesta #2192 en: 27 Abril 2021, 14:52:21 »
A wide variety of exceptional modern cars and classic cars confirmed for Silverstone Auctions May Sale 2021

2018 Ford GT with just 1,000 miles
Stunning 1965 Alfa Romeo 1900 ATL Sport Coupe
An original, right-hand drive 1967 Aston Martin DB6 Mk1 Volante to Vantage Specification
1999 Subaru 22B-STi Type UK – one of just 16
The May Sale will showcase a variety of exceptional modern cars and iconic classic cars, all of which will be offered on Saturday 22nd May.

One striking supercar going under the hammer, with just 1,000 miles from new is this 2018 Ford GT. This UK-supplied left-hand drive is offered from single ownership and is superbly finished in a subtle shade of Liquid Grey with Ingot Silver stripes. This is number 2 of the first 11 production cars which were allocated to the UK-market. This striking example was ordered from new and registered to Alan Mann Racing – a legendary name that’s synonymous with racing GT40s and Le Mans.

Believed, but not confirmed, to be possibly one of eight produced by ATL on the shores of Lake Como is this beautiful 1965 Alfa Romeo 1900 ATL Sport Coupe. The stunning handmade Aluminium bodywork is laid over the top of a ‘Superleggera’-style steel tubing framework. Silverstone Auctions are offering an unmissable opportunity to acquire an artisan-built sports Coupe created to celebrate Italian styling at its very best.

Gary Dunne Sales Controller for Silverstone Auctions added “We are delighted with our superb, confirmed line-up with more going live on our website in the coming days. The countdown to our catalogue closing has begun; to be a part of our printed catalogue which reaches thousands of customers, entries need to be submitted by the 4th May. Entries submitted after this date will still be a part of our e-catalogue if they are submitted prior to the 10th May.”

Also confirmed for the sale is this 1967 Aston Martin DB6 Mk1 Volante to Vantage Specification. The very pinnacle of British open-top motoring in the 1960s, this beautiful DB6 Volante has, at some point, been fitted with a manual gearbox and upgraded to ‘Vantage spec’ ensuring that, once returned to the roads, this will be a real driver’s car to use and enjoy. This original right-hand drive Mk1 was originally delivered in Sierra Blue with a lovely grey interior and a matching convertible roof, specified from new with Borg-Warner automatic transmission.

Also going under the hammer in The May Sale is this 1999 Subaru 22B-STi Type UK. One of just 16 of the Subaru UK officially imported examples, this is believed to be the 16th car; with just 10 or so still remaining - this really is the ‘Holy Grail’ of the 22Bs. This exceptional example has been owned by Silverstone Auctions’ vendor for the last 18 years with two previous owners and just 49,000 miles. This specific car is very well-regarded within Subaru circles, appearing in ‘Car’, ‘Auto Express’ and ‘Modern Classics’ magazine. The car won Best OEM example of the day at JapFest/TunerFest at Brands Hatch last September. Silverstone Auctions are privileged to offer for sale such a rare and special car, considered by many as the ‘ultimate Subaru’ for the road.

Silverstone Auctions are offering in person viewings of the cars by prior appointment, contact the team to book your inspection. The Silverstone Auctions team can be contacted on 01926 691141, by emailing or via their website if you would like to join their growing lot list.


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« Respuesta #2193 en: 27 Abril 2021, 14:52:45 »
Retro motoring excitement for Beaulieu’s Hot Rod & Custom Show

Make Beaulieu your destination for Father’s Day, as the Hot Rod & Custom Show on Sunday 20th June brings retro motoring fun to the grounds of the National Motor Museum for a packed day out.

Always a family favourite summer event, Hot Rod & Custom Show will bring together impressive customised cars and hot rods, American motors, awesome motorbikes and trikes and pre-1980 classics to form a vibrant display, held in association with the Solent Renegades club.

Solent Renegades Chairman Dan Potter said: “Whenever people ask me what great shows there are to look forward to this year, I always mention Beaulieu’s Hot Rod & Custom Show first. We’re so excited to be returning for this year’s event, which is always a favourite with our club members and one that we’re always delighted to be involved with. As always, there are sure to be stunning cars on show.”

The show has always gathered some of the most eye-catching cars on the roads, from cool, colourful customs, stripped-back hot rods and monster-engined trikes, to immaculate Stateside classics, with 2021 sure to bring together an equally impressive selection. Prizes will be awarded for top machines at the Covid-secure show, with trophies for Best Custom, Best American, Best Hot Rod, Best Bike and Best in Show.

The retro experience at the Covid-secure show extends beyond the amazing motors. Head over to the Vintage Pop-Up, a selection of retro traders offering high-quality wares, from vintage fashions to homewares of the past, while motoring trade stands will be the place to browse automotive accessories.

Get your feet tapping to brilliant music throughout the day, with The Bandits and Company B performing rousing retro tunes on stage, while also returning for 2021 will be Mariachi el Mexicano, delighting showgoers with their upbeat renditions as they stroll around the event. Then get dancing, as show favourites Jitterbug Jive return to get people dancing in a socially-distanced way.

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 will be plenty for event-goers to explore for a packed New Forest day out.

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

With plenty for all the family to do at Beaulieu, together, Hot Rod and Custom is just one of the exciting motoring events 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, World of Top Gear, 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 #2194 en: 27 Abril 2021, 14:53:13 »
Concours of Elegance welcomes next-generation of enthusiasts with 30UNDER30 Concours

Concours of Elegance announces brand new feature for 2021: the 30UNDER30 Concours
Designed for the next-generation of motoring enthusiast, the feature will shine a light on young car owners protecting and preserving automotive history
Entrants are welcome in six classes from Pioneer Petrolheads (1900-1939) to Leg Warmers & Spice Girls (1980-1999)
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, is introducing a brand new feature for its 2021 event this September, the 30UNDER30 Concours. Designed specifically for the next generation of motoring enthusiasts, it hopes to shine a light on the young classic car owners protecting and preserving precious pieces of automotive history.

This inclusive event is for anyone, 30 or under, that owns a motorcar from 1900 to 1999 and is created to support the future of the nation’s collective, diverse motoring passions. The only stipulation is that the car must be personally owned by the applicant.

The 30UNDER30 Concours will gather 30 cars and owners split over six different classes covering 99 years of the automobile. The classes are as follows: –

Pioneer Petrolheads (1900 – 1939) – The steed and knock-kneed cart horse were replaced by a new invention, an invention that would captivate the imagination of many, creating possibly the most diverse and fastest developing period of the motorcar.
Best of British (1940 – 1979) – It does what it says on the tin. From the humble Morris 8, to the stately Rolls Royce Ghost, this class is for all those fans of cricket, afternoon tea, The Who and warm beer.
Italian Stallions (1940 – 1979) – Whether it’s a Fiat 500, Alfa 1750 GTV or a Maserati Merak they all were designed with style and elegance, engineered with passion, and destined to be driven at ten-tenths everywhere. They are the enchanting embodiment of La Dolce Vita.
French Fancies (1940 – 1979) – As arguably the inventors of the internal combustion engine, the French have produced some extremely charismatic cars. From the go anywhere capabilities of the 2CV and conquering the Paris Dakar rally, to the sweeping elegance of Delahaye, this is a class for motorcars with that certain ‘je ne sais quoi’.
American Muscle (1940 – 1979) – Let the Bald Eagles fly free, the land of the rumbling V8, pickup trucks, muscle cars and the 1959 Cadillac Eldorado tailfins. Hot Rodding, iconic roads, movies, speed and racing, America is, and has always been obsessed by the car. Developing their own unique car culture that has spread all over the world.
Leg Warmers & Spice Girls (1980 – 1999) – The boom and bust of this period of motoring spawned some wild cars, a time when Turbo was so much more than just forced induction. Turbo was plastered on everything from aftershave to kitchen appliances and cars.
If you would like to take part in the inaugural 30 under 30 Concours please send a brief description and image of your car to Entry Fee including admission for two people, complimentary catalogue and all-day access to the Bridge of Weir Members Enclosure is £75.

The event will also welcome a number of special features and displays, including a Gulf vs. Martini celebration, a display of the unique or bespoke modern rarities in the Future Classics class and a line-up of the finest coachbuilt Rolls-Royces.

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 #2195 en: 30 Abril 2021, 13:59:58 »
Goodwood to celebrate the life and career of Sir Stirling Moss at its 2021 events

‘Mr Goodwood’ will be remembered at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed presented by Mastercard, and the Goodwood Revival
The incredible Mercedes-Benz 300SLR ‘722’, in which Moss and co-driver Denis Jenkinson won the 1955 Mille Miglia, will be on display at both events.
The Stirling Moss Memorial Trophy will return as a permanent fixture at the Goodwood Revival.
The Revival will also host one of the largest collections of Sir Stirling’s cars ever gathered in one place for a daily track parade.
The legendary Sir Stirling Moss, who passed away at Easter 2020, will be commemorated at Goodwood’s headline motorsport events in 2021.

It was at the Goodwood Motor Circuit that Moss took part in, and won, his very first motor race, on 18 September, 1948, a day after his 19th birthday. In the years that followed, Moss contested 56 races at Goodwood, winning 21 of them and finishing on the podium a further 13 times. Goodwood was the scene of four of Moss’ seven Tourist Trophy victories; two for Ferrari and two for Aston Martin, including clinching the British marque’s world championship title in 1959. Tragically, it was also the scene of his career-ending accident on 23 April, 1962.

One of the founding patrons of the Festival of Speed, and a regular competitor at the Revival, it’s little wonder that Moss became a favourite of the fans, who christened him ‘Mr Goodwood’. Given his racing record – winning in almost everything he drove – it is fitting that Moss should be remembered at the 2021 Festival of Speed presented by Mastercard, the theme for which is ‘The Maestros – Motorsport’s Great All-Rounders’.

This weekend marks the anniversary of the 1955 Mille Miglia, which Moss won with the invaluable help of co-driver Denis ‘Jenks’ Jenkinson. The daring duo completed the epic 1000-mile race in 10 hours, 7 minutes and 48 seconds, at an average speed of 99mph – a record which will stand in perpetuity. Honouring this achievement at the Festival of Speed, Mercedes-Benz will be displaying the fearsome 300SLR ‘722’ in which the pair competed, and which is rarely seen outside the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart. Mercedes-Benz will also be bringing a W196 Formula 1 car of the type Moss used to win his first Grand Prix, at Aintree in 1955.

The Goodwood Revival in September will host perhaps the largest ever gathering of Moss’ competition cars, celebrating his life and career in a way that sadly wasn’t possible in 2020. Returning for the parade will be ‘722’ in what will be one of its last public outings for many years. Assembling on the track with it will be the Lotus 18 in which Moss defeated the mighty ‘Sharknose’ Ferraris at both Monaco and the Nürburgring in 1961. Returning to Goodwood will also be the Rob Walker Racing Ferrari 250 GT SWB which Moss drove to his last Goodwood win, at the Tourist Trophy in 1961.

Many of the Moss parade cars will also be racing in earnest again during the Revival, including the Aston Martin DB3S in which he finished second at Le Mans (in the Freddie March Memorial Trophy), and the Nürburgring 1000km-winning DBR1 (Sussex Trophy). Also invited to compete in those two races respectively will be his Reims-winning Jaguar C-type and Cooper T49, while a real rarity, the Ferguson P99 four-wheel-drive Grand Prix car which Moss piloted to victory in the International Gold Cup in 1961, will join the grid for the Richmond Trophy.

The Revival will also be the setting for the second running of the Stirling Moss Memorial Trophy. Formerly the Kinrara Trophy, this race was renamed for Goodwood SpeedWeek presented by Mastercard in 2020 and will now become a permanent fixture on the Goodwood calendar. Contested by Jaguar E-types, Ferrari 250s, Aston Martin DB4 GTs and AC Cobras, this has been described as ‘the most beautiful race in the world’, taking place as the sun falls on the Friday night of the Revival weekend.

Finally, the 78th Members’ Meeting in October will see the third running of the Moss Trophy for GT cars of a type which raced up to 1962 – a fitting way to keep the Moss name alive at Goodwood’s most exclusive race meeting.

The Duke of Richmond said: “Stirling and his wife Susie were such an important part of the Goodwood family for so many years. All of us here felt his loss especially keenly as we weren’t able to commemorate his incredible life as we would have wanted last year. We hope that fans at our events around the world will join us in celebrating his racing career and bidding farewell to ‘Mr Goodwood’ in 2021. Stirling’s supreme skill and love for his sport will continue to be remembered at Goodwood for many years to come.”