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« Respuesta #1815 en: 29 Noviembre 2019, 13:33:37 »
BE PREPARED FOR A JAGUAR FEAST AT THE CCA DECEMBER AUCTION

Classic Car Auctions December sale has a fantastic selection of Jaguars on offer from the early 60s with the E-type to 2010 with an outstanding XJ Sport and the classic Mk2 2.4 and the XJS.

Gary Dunne Classic Car Auctions Manager commented: “These Jaguars outlined in today’s release are splendid cars and of the highest quality. To have such a varied selection in this condition is a testament to the owners and as we have found throughout the year some of these models are becoming quite desirable, so the auction will be fascinating to watch.”

Among the 140 lots, there are three Jaguar E-types, a 1967 Series 1.5 FHC manual which is in need of a full restoration. Delivered new to Philadelphia, it returned to the UK in 2018 and is now looking for a new owner to return this example to its glory days. This model is one of the rarest versions and has a lot going for it with an estimate of £15,000 to £18,000 a great project that will be well rewarded.

The two other E-types are from 1962 and 1964 and both fully restored. The 1962 version is a right-hand-drive Series 1 Roadster in a glorious colour of red and been with the current owner for the last 32 years, with three owners in total. This beautiful car had a full nut and bolt restoration in 1992 and is estimated at £70,000 to £80,000.

The 1964 is a Series 1 FHC 3.8 which was restored in 1991 and then again in 2009 to 2011 where it underwent a full body of restoration by the current owner, all of which is fully documented. Finished in Jaguar Dark Blue and with a Navy-piped light grey leather interior, this is another beautiful car and estimated at £60,000 to £70,000.

The Jaguar XJS has attracted lots of attention this year and the final sale of the year has five different models on offer all in V12 format. The star car here is the 1988 Jaguar XJ-S V12 TWR which comes from a vendor with an important connection to Jaguar. Finished in Solent Blue over silver and with a cream leather interior and 28,000 verifiable miles, this is a lovely car based on the XJR-S with all the TWR extras. Estimated at £25,000 to £30,000.

Whilst we talk about TWR we should mention another version, the 1991 XJS Le Mans, a limited-edition car, number 232 of 280. Estimated at £16,000 to £20,000 and with 44,900 warranted miles, a car for any Jaguar enthusiast.

With three other XJSs on offer, all with low mileage and in wonderful condition with history files, bidders really are spoilt for choice.

1960 and 1961 offer us two lovely classics the Mark2 2.4 Jaguar. Both of these cars are presented in Old English White. The 1960 Jaguar is an auto and delightfully unrestored with its original registration number UCO 647. A finalist in the Lancaster Pride of Ownership display at the NEC Practical Classics Show in 2017 and estimated at £12,000 to £15,000 with only 54,250 miles.

The second car is a 1961 2.4 with over-drive and has been sympathetically restored with matching numbers. Estimated at £15,000 to £18,000 it comes with a history file detailing the restoration and the registration number 84 UPJ.

Our final four in this release are modern powerhouses, two XKRs, a 2010 model which was originally a demonstrator and then with the current vendor. A lovely car estimated at £13,000 to £16,000 with serious grunt. The second is a 2003 convertible model with an Arden body kit, a German design house which have worked with Jaguar for many years and estimated at £7,000 to £9,000. And the final car is an outstanding 2007 2.7 XJ Sport Premium estimated at £8,000 to £10,000. An impressive and well-maintained car with every conceivable extra, 55,000 miles and the R-Type body kit.

Gary continued: “A Jaguar for all occasions on offer here. So, if you are an enthusiast, we hope to see you on the 7th at the Warwickshire Event Centre. Loads of parking with cars presented indoors and our friendly team there to help you with any potential bid.”

If you can’t make it on the day you can bid online, via the phone or leave a commission bid. Otherwise, come and see us for viewing on Friday 6th December from 12pm to 6pm or on auction day which gets underway on Saturday the 7th from 11am.

Classic Car Auctions can be contacted on 01926 640888 or email enquiries@classiccarauctions.co.uk and would be happy to talk with you about any of the cars consigned, alternatively, have a chat with them on the day.

 

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« Respuesta #1816 en: 03 Diciembre 2019, 13:28:33 »
TRACK ‘WEAPONS’ TOP NOVEMBER SALES FOR ONLINE CLASSIC AUCTION SPECIALIST

Two cars with exhilarating race track potential were among the lots topping the results for online classic car auction house, The Market, during the month of November, a month when once again more than 70 per cent of cars offered for sale were snapped-up by shrewd enthusiasts.

“The Lotus Evora and Porsche RSR Recreation are both excellent examples of the appeal of high performance cars which have clearly attracted bidders who were feeling as competitive at auction as they are on track!” comments Tristan Judge, director, The Market.

“Once again we’ve had another very good month for our vendors and buyers at The Market with a 74 per cent sales rate, during a time when many other traditional auction houses are feeling the pinch.”

The 2015 Lotus Evora GTE V6 S Sports Racer IPS topping the November results was the last of just 20 GTE road cars produced for homologation purposes, and an extremely rare opportunity for serious Lotus enthusiasts. Configured in left-hand drive and finished in striking Motorsport Green and yellow, with plenty of carbon fibre and a twin Union Jack spoiler, the Evora sold in barely used condition for £69,000.

Also offering plenty of racing spirit and performance, a 1977 Porsche 911 RSR Recreation freshly built to exacting standards with some of the finest components money can buy, attracted multiple bidders to the online auction. Presented in a colourful, period correct Vaillant livery evocative of the 1970s racing era, the replica RSR reached a final sale price of £52,000.

A wonderfully restored and modified 1979 Ford Escort MKII RS2000 Custom, which was rescued by its owner after standing immobile in a garage for 14 years, also attracted bidders with its modern 2.0 Zetec DOHC engine and other enhancements. An ideal companion for next year’s 50th anniversary of Ford’s RS brand in the UK, it sold for £24,000.

Of the younger cars offered for auction, a powerful 2009 Audi RS6 V10 (C6) with a 5-litre TFSI bi-turbo V10 engine producing 572bhp, with six-speed, paddle-shift Tiptronic automatic gearbox, fastidiously maintained regardless of cost, sold for £23,250.

“The November results give us confidence that enthusiasts are continuing to opt for ease of use and low fees, as well as the comprehensive car descriptions and galleries which The Market provides at industry leading standards,” concludes Tristan.

Classic car owners looking to sell their car with The Market benefit from just 5 per cent sellers’ commission and no entry fee, while buyers only pay what they bid with no fees.

To see all the results from The Market’s November auctions visit https://themarket.co.uk/ or download the free app from Apple Store or Google Play.

 

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« Respuesta #1817 en: 04 Diciembre 2019, 14:51:00 »
PRIZE-WINNING LE MANS TRIUMPH FOR SALE WITH PENDINE

An ultra-rare 1960 Triumph TRS sports car with Le Mans provenance has been acquired for sale by Bicester Heritage-based specialists in post-war British sports cars, Pendine Historic Cars, offering an unmissable opportunity for collectors of the world’s most important historic race cars.

As one of just four ever built, the ex-works 1960 Triumph TRS is famous for playing a significant role in British motoring history as one of three cars which competed in Triumph’s 1960 and 1961 assault in the 24 hours of Le Mans, with their performance resulting in the prestigious manufacturer’s team prize.

Registered as ‘927 HP’, the car set the scene for the yet to be released TR4 featuring one of the very rare ‘Sabrina’ twin cam prototype engines, developed specifically for the demanding Le Mans race by the Triumph Competition department in 1959, of which only a handful exist today.

Now for sale, ‘927 HP’ seeks its next owner through the exclusive Pendine Historic Cars dealership with a sale price of £295,000.

“This is a genuine ex-works Triumph TRS with extremely rare racing provenance as well as the legendary Sabrina engine, making it a very desirable, collectors’ sports car,” comments Jonny Shears, Pendine Historic Cars.

“Not only did this car compete twice in the world's oldest and most famous endurance race, but the Sabrina engine developed by Triumph never made it into mass production, making this a truly unmissable opportunity for today’s racing enthusiasts or collectors to own a really special sports car, either for competing or showing at today’s most exclusive motoring events.”

‘927 HP’ first competed in the 1960 24 hours of Le Mans driven by Peter Bolton and Ninian Sanderson. Despite running faultlessly, with the three TRS cars finishing in 15th, 18th and 19th places, this was not Triumph’s year and none of the cars covered the minimum distance required to be classified.

However, in 1961 all three cars returned to Le Mans, this time with ‘927 HP’ raced by Les Leston and Rob Slotemaker. This was Triumph’s year, with all three cars not only finishing the race but covering the minimum distance required and placing in 9th, 11th and 15th, running faultlessly throughout. This result won Triumph the manufacturer’s team prize.

Since the car’s racing success at Le Mans, it was sold in North America via the dealer network of privateers. Seldom used by the new owner, it was later purchased by a Mr K N Gwing of Virginia in 1972. Once again, the car was relatively untouched during this time until the owner’s passing, when it was inherited by Mr Gwing’s daughter. She then sold the car to the current owner in 2008.

The new owner then began a detailed disassembly and restoration to return ‘927 HP’ to its 1961 24 hours of Le Mans guise. This included rebuilding the original ‘Sabrina’ twin cam engine, now one of just two that remain in use today.

Following the completion of the two year restoration, ‘927 HP’ was invited to be displayed at the 2010 Le Mans Classic, and has since been regularly displayed and enjoyed on the road.

“This fantastic historic sports car is an access all areas invite to the top motorsport events, no doubt welcome at the Goodwood Revival and, of course, Le Mans Classic. We believe that in the right hands, 927 HP would be a highly competitive entry in current historic motor racing. A post war British sports car, the provenance and performance certainly encompass it all,” concludes Jonny.

Serious prospective buyers are invited to contact Pendine Historic Cars directly for further details on the 1960 Triumph TRS for sale.

The full advert for the car and comprehensive image gallery can be found by visiting https://pendine.com/portfolio/1960-triumph-trs/.

 

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« Respuesta #1818 en: 05 Diciembre 2019, 09:37:05 »
CMC ANNOUNCE A UK FIRST FOR A BRITISH CAR AUCTION

Classic Motor Cars, the world renowned restoration company, is to hold a major car, motorcycle and memorabilia auction at its annual open day next year. For the first time at a British auction, with the exception of barn finds and other projects, every car will not only carry a fresh MOT, but will also have been inspected and road tested by CMC who will then issue a certificate.

Nigel Woodward Managing Director at CMC said: “The reason that we are carrying out a road test and issuing a certificate stems from a recent incident at CMC.

We were recently approached and asked to sell a fantastic looking two-seater sports car which we were told by the vendor was 100% in every respect.”

He added: “ On inspection the underside was completely rotten and the car just wasn’t what it purported to be and we rejected it. A few weeks later it appeared in a catalogue from a well know auction house who described it as immaculate and 100%.

As a company that prides itself on its integrity we felt that we could not have an auction without putting in place some safeguards”

Nigel said: “We want to attract the very best vehicles to the sale and make sure that buyers know full well that the car or motorcycle for sale has been inspected by CMC.

It’s the way that we deal with all the cars that we sell or indeed restore on behalf of our customers except that on this occasion an actual certificate will be provided showing that the vehicle has been scrutinized prior to being accepted for sale.

It’s should provide buyers peace of mind by answering a lot of the basic questions about the vehicle that are often difficult to ascertain on auction day from a visual inspection and where it is normally impossible to carry out a road test of the car. The certificate will then go onto form part of the car’s provenance whether it sells or not.”

The auction, which has already attracted car and bike owners, will feature a unique collection of items from the Norman Dewis collection, which has been entered by his family.

Items will include his office desk, which he used during his time at Jaguar and his cherished briefcase, which he took with him all over the world.

Auctioneer Guy Loveridge said: “This sale is going to provide a new approach to car auctions in the UK in terms of the certificate that will be issued by CMC. I am delighted that we have been able to secure items from the estate of the late Norman Dewis and it gives collectors who knew or admired him a chance to purchase a piece of history.”

Among the cars on offer so far are a 1928 Swallow from the Swallow coach building company set up by William Lyons who went on to found Jaguar. Its is estimated at £25,000 and £30,000 and is probably the best ever to come to auction; a barn find Jaguar E-Type series 2 fixed head coupe from 1972 which was owned by architect, designer and motor racing enthusiast John Reid OBE, who was Pageant Master of the Lord Mayor’s Show. It was driven in the show by the late Graham Hill: Estimate £30,000; and a 1954 Austin Healey 100/4 which was supplied new by The Donald Healey Motor Company, in Warwick and which has been fully restored and prepared for historic competition, holding both FIA and FIVA paperwork. Estimate: £75,000 - £85,000.

The company is taking entries for the sale now but on February 29th, 2020 it will hold a valuation and appraisal day for cars, bikes and automobilia, when owners will be able to get a free valuation on their precious items. CMC will be open for the day with tours of their famous facility and it will also be hosting a motoring book fair.

The open day and auction will take place on Saturday May 30th and like all CMC open days will be based around a specific theme.

This year it will be ‘Retro and Classic’ cars with the intention of attracting younger people to bring the cars that they are interested in as well as attracting classics of the future.

Nigel said: “ CMC has always encouraged young people to get involved with classics which are evolving all the time.  We have our own apprenticeship program and we are partners with the Marches Centre of Manufacturing and Technology, which runs a variety of motoring courses for young people.

We want to ensure that young people are not only attracted to the world of classics but that they have the chance of getting involved from hands a on perspective.

To that end we want young people to bring their 80’s and 90’s Retro vehicles and to vote for which cars they think will be the classics of the future.

But of course we want to see as many classic cars and car clubs at the event as we can and there will be a number of activities.”

    The car and bike auction including the Norman Dewis Collection
    A Toy, automobilia and motoring art Swapmeet
    A resident artist
    A classic car Concours
    A retro Concours
    General stall holders
    Club Stands
    Partner stands
    Classic Car clubs including the Jaguar Enthusiasts Club
    Children’s activities
    Lots of food and drink including local craft beers

Nigel Woodward said: “There will be no seller’s premium as in most traditional auctions only a flat admin charge of £250 per entry to cover the cost of the MOT, vehicle inspection and certificate. Whilst this is not a warranty we feel it should give a far greater indication of a cars overall condition and provenance than has historically been available to buyers in the auction market. There will be a buyer’s premium of 15% + VAT.”

 

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« Respuesta #1819 en: 05 Diciembre 2019, 16:27:05 »
DATE CONFIRMED FOR LANDMARK 30th ANNIVERSARY SILVERSTONE CLASSIC

Next summer’s Silverstone Classic is now confirmed for the weekend of Friday 31 July to Sunday 2 August.

The date had already been announced but remained ‘provisional’ until Formula One’s governing body, the FIA, formally ratified its 2019 calendar at yesterday’s (4 December) meeting of its World Motor Sport Council in Paris.

With the British Grand Prix at Silverstone now rubber stamped for Sunday 19 July, the Silverstone Classic can officially take its traditional place in the calendar a fortnight after Formula One headlines at the home of British motor racing.

Taking place at the start of the summer holidays, the hugely-popular three-day Classic is expecting over 100,000 attendees plus a star-studded line-up of drivers – more so having avoided date clashes with other high-profile UK motor sport events such as the British Touring Car Championship and FIA Formula E’s intriguing London E-Prix. 

What’s more, though tickets have been on sale since October, festival-goers who were waiting for a verified date can still take advantage of the Super Early Bird offer available until the end of December.

These Super Early Bird tickets offer significant savings of up to 25 per cent on Standard tickets. Adult admission currently starts at just £35 with the price of the three-day weekend ticket frozen at £99 for the six year in succession. Full details of all ticket prices – including Parc Fermé and Clubhouse hospitality packages, the RetroRun experience and camping – can be found on the silverstoneclassic.com website.

With the date for the three-day car-themed extravaganza now set in stone, full details of the on- and off-track family entertainment will be announced in the coming months. These will include the full roster of magical races, record-breaking car club anniversaries plus the ever-popular ‘rocking and racing’ live music on both Friday and Saturday evenings.

Now entering its landmark 30th year, the Classic always sets the international gold standard when it comes to showcasing the cream of global retro racing action with more than 1,000 entries dating back to the glorious heydays of Formula One, GT, Touring and Sports cars.

Five of the Classic’s regular crowd-pleasing grids have already been confirmed for the outstanding 30th anniversary festival: FIA Masters Historic Formula One; Royal Automobile Club Tourist Trophy for pre ’63 GT Cars, Yokohama Trophy for FIA Masters Historic Sportscars and Historic Touring Car Challenge as well as the return of the Classic Mini Challenge which proved such a sensation when introduced in 2019.

Two more stand-out grids can now be revealed for next summer’s special 30th birthday celebration: Masters Endurance Legends for dramatic sports prototypes and the International Trophy for Classic GT Cars (Pre ’66) – a highlight which always attracts an over-capacity field of E-types, Cobras, Elans, Healeys and other racy GT icons from the early sixties. More evocative races will be revealed soon, too!

Visitors are also offered the chance to share in the milestone festivities. A special 30th Anniversary Celebration package offers all owners of pre-1990 classic cars  the opportunity to purchase two adult weekend tickets, a vehicle display pass with parking in a dedicated anniversary infield display area and a special anniversary track parade on Friday on the hallowed Silverstone Grand Prix circuit.

Full information about the 2020 Silverstone Classic entertainment programme – including more exciting new races, special car club celebrations and live music performers – will be announced in the coming months. All the latest news will be available at silverstoneclassic.com and via its social media platforms.

 

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« Respuesta #1820 en: 10 Diciembre 2019, 08:59:06 »
2020 DATES AND EXCITING NEW VENUE CONFIRMED FOR LAND ROVER LEGENDS

In an exciting new development, the third edition of Land Rover Legends moves to Thruxton Circuit in Hampshire, now with a Summer date of 6th and 7th June. This famous venue offers a host of new features and activities, with the added bonus of the event sitting alongside the Thruxton Historic race meeting, also taking place that weekend. Land Rover Legends tickets will be valid for the Thruxton Historic at no extra charge, providing even more entertainment for enthusiasts and the whole family.

Visitors can expect all the usual Land Rover Legends show features such as the Star Cars, National Awards, unique displays, anniversary celebrations, clubs, parades, exhibitors and traders - plus a few extra surprises thanks to the Thruxton Historic event happening on the circuit at the same time.

With Land Rover Legends taking place in its own area of the historic WW2 airfield that once was RAF Thruxton, the venue offers extensive visitor facilities, including the new Thruxton Centre, a dedicated campsite, a kart track, a skid pan - and a superb 4x4 course on site, which will be open throughout the weekend.

Land Rover Legends is the ultimate show for Land Rover connoisseurs, preservationists, restorers and enthusiasts and will once again showcase the very best examples of the Land Rover, including several rare and unusual vehicles from the Dunsfold Collection. The 2020 event will feature:

‘Star Cars’ to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Range Rover
This hugely important anniversary will be represented by a number of ‘Star Cars’ which will form the centrepiece of a panel discussion in the exhibition marquee on both the Saturday and the Sunday, featuring interviews with people closely associated with each of the models, either as development engineers, designers, owners, enthusiasts or preservationists. The 50th anniversary of the Range Rover will be marked by a daily vehicle parade too, with the ‘Star Car’ feature also including a celebration of the 40th anniversary of the launch in the UK of the V8-powered Stage 1 109.

The National Awards
The focus of Land Rover Legends is on authenticity and originality, with the event featuring carefully curated static displays of important Land Rovers as well as the annual National Awards for the Most Original, Best Restored and Best Bespoke Land Rover. Previous Awards have attracted a strong list of nominations, with the panel of judges having a tough job to determine the Highly Commended and overall Winner in each of the three categories. Nominations will open in January for submission online.

All Land Rovers and Land Rover clubs welcome
One of the delights of Land Rover Legends has been walking around the Land Rover parking area, spotting the rare and the unexpected, where every Land Rover can be part of the show.

On top of this dedicated parking area for all visitors arriving in a Land Rover, Land Rover clubs are now invited to register for a reserved plot in the club zone, along with a special ticket offer. Organisers will also be asking for those owners with particularly notable vehicles to apply to join the ‘Legends Line Up!’ display feature, located centrally by the main exhibition marquee.

Land Rovers supporting the action on the race circuit
With the Thruxton Historic race meeting running alongside Land Rover Legends, the team couldn’t help but offer their services - so watch out for selected period Land Rovers playing their part in the running of the race meeting, such as providing recovery and shuttle services for drivers and officials. There will even be a Land Rover parade each day on the start/finish line!

Advance discounted tickets are available now, giving you two shows for the price of one! Full details can be found at www.landroverlegends.com.

 

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« Respuesta #1821 en: 10 Diciembre 2019, 08:59:47 »
ACTION VEHICLES FROM NO TIME TO DIE NOW ON DISPLAY AT BOND IN MOTION

    ction vehicles from the new James Bond film No Time To Die now on show at Bond In Motion
    Special Effects Supervisor Chris Corbould, Stunt Coordinator Lee Morrison and Stunt Driver Mark Higgins give insight into creating the spectacular stunt sequences in No Time To Die
    Bond In Motion at London Film Museum, Covent Garden, is the largest official collection of original James Bond vehicles in the world

Included in the new display are:

    James Bond’s Aston Martin DB5 stunt replica with damage and bullet hits
    James Bond’s Aston Martin V8
    James Bond’s Land Rover Series III from Jamaica
    Ash’s New Land Rover Defender 110 with continuity damage from Norway sequence
    Primo’s Triumph Scrambler 1200 XE as seen in Matera, Italy
    Nomi’s Royal Alloy GT125 scooter from Jamaica

CHRIS CORBOULD, SPECIAL EFFECTS AND ACTION VEHICLES SUPERVISOR

No Time To Die is Chris Corbould’s 15th James Bond film and his 9th as Special Effects Supervisor.

“The action vehicles team consisted of approximately 20 technicians working in conjunction with numerous engineers from Aston Martin and Jaguar Land Rover.

“Initial talks with Aston Martin and Jaguar Land Rover commenced in October 2018, and many detailed conversations were held to discuss the film’s requirements. Aston Martin built eight bespoke DB5’s along with an extensive spares package capable of completing the rapidly evolving action sequence in Matera. They also supplied three Aston Martin V8’s as used in The Living Daylights and two of the latest DBS Superleggera.

“At the same time discussions were being held with Jaguar Land Rover to produce the first batch of eight New Land Rover Defenders, a mission shrouded in secrecy as the world had no idea at this stage of the design.

“A number of the DB5s and the Defenders were fitted out with complete roll cages, safety fuel cells, fire extinguisher systems, hydraulic hand brakes, battery isolators, rally seats and five-point harnesses. Q Branch gadgets on the DB5 include revolving M134 mini-guns appearing from the drop-down headlights, traditional smoke screen, mines dropping from under the rear bumper and an LED number plate creating a modern take on the Goldfinger (1964) revolving version.

“Other vehicles that played special roles in the film include Bond’s Land Rover Series 111, a Royal Alloy GT125 scooter used in Jamaica, and a Triumph Scrambler motorbike used in Matera.

“I think the audience will be thrilled to see the DB5 in full battle mode driving at speed through the streets of historic Matera in Italy. As the city is built on the side of a hillside, the balconies, roofs and gardens created a natural amphitheatre, and the public clapped and applauded whenever the iconic Bond car was in action.”

LEE MORRISON, STUNT COORDINATOR

“I’m the No Time To Die Stunt Coordinator, responsible for a team of 100 professional stunt people. It’s my fifth Bond film, and the stunts get bigger and more ambitious every time.

“All the vehicles we used in the film performed brilliantly. We knew we wanted to achieve something off-road and the New Defender didn’t disappoint. We put the vehicles through the most extreme conditions in a chase sequence, and they were unstoppable.

“The three Triumph scramblers and the Tiger 900 we used were specially modified to handle the rigours of the action sequences in Norway and Italy, part of which can be seen in the first trailer. I’m really proud of the stunts we created, and I’m excited to see the audience reaction when the film is released.”

MARK HIGGINS, STUNT DRIVER

“I drove the DB5s in No Time To Die. Eight stunt replica cars were designed and built for the film, they all had a role to play in different configurations and were fantastic and rewarding to drive, it’s a very special car.

“We filmed in Italy for seven weeks in the summer. Matera is an incredible city, but a challenging environment for a car chase with its narrow cobbled streets, low grip and lots of people around.

“No Time To Die is my fourth Bond film. It was a great job to work on, and I can't wait to see the finished sequence in April.”

FILMS

    No Time To Die trailer: https://youtu.be/BIhNsAtPbPI
    Behind-the-scenes with the New Defender: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41z21DBTvdg

The London Film Museum and 007STORE are located at 45 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, and open seven days a week. Tickets are available at the box office daily or in advance from www.londonfilmmuseum.com and www.ticketmaster.co.uk

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About Bond In Motion at the London Film Museum
Bond In Motion at the London Film Museum, in association with EON Productions, has over 100 individual original items on display from the James Bond film series including concept drawings, storyboards, scripts, model miniatures, costumes and full-size cars, boats, and motorbikes.

www.londonfilmmuseum.com


 
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« Respuesta #1822 en: 10 Diciembre 2019, 09:00:35 »
MOPAR LAUNCHES HERITAGE PARTS RANGE FOR LANCIA DELTA INTEGRALE

MOPAR, alongside FCA Heritage, is enriching its genuine parts range by launching a heritage parts department dedicated to its classic cars, thanks to the tracing of original equipment.

Beginning with one of the icons of FCA history, the first parts available focus on Lancia Delta Integrale and Integrale Evoluzione.

Unlike alternative options, which include using rarely-available original parts or fibreglass copies, the heritage parts range uses the original materials to produce Lancia Delta Integrale front and rear bumpers.

The bumpers are created through the use of four pieces of original equipment that were found abandoned at the San Benigno plant. Having undertaken extensive maintenance to check all moving parts and electric and hydraulic circuits, the equipment is now used as the standard moulding process for the bumpers.

The process starts with a plastic granulate, which is injected at high temperature through the presses into the cavity of the die to produce the parts.

The Lancia Delta Integrale bumpers are created using a polymer thermoplastic (POCAN S1506) which is non-reinforced with improved impact strength. It offers a high heat resistance, strength and hardness, low susceptibility to stress cracking and low moisture absorption.

For the Delta Integrale Evoluzione version, the bumpers use a different type of polymer thermoplastic (Xenoy CL101), which has excellent solvent resistance and is extremely malleable even at low-temperatures. It also has a proven track record in off-line exterior paint applications.

All bumpers will also be delivered in unique ‘Lancia Classiche’ packaging and will be priced from £1,170 for the front bumper and £1,035 for the rear. All parts are street legal and can only be purchased through MOPAR via authorised FCA retailers or the MOPAR e-store.

 
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« Respuesta #1823 en: 12 Diciembre 2019, 11:39:11 »
BICESTER HERITAGE AND THE PORSCHE CLUB OF GREAT BRITAIN JOIN FORCES TO SUPPORT THE BICESTER FOOD BANK

The 41 specialists at Bicester Heritage joined forces with the Porsche Club GB and its members to support the Bicester Foodbank in the run up to Christmas.

Through the provision of storage facilities at Bicester Heritage and the combined donations of both the 41 classic car specialist businesses on site and the local members of the Porsche Club GB, just over 200 food parcels were collected.

The parcels of food and household items are being donated to the local charity, the Bicester Foodbank, with the aim of making a difference to struggling local families this Christmas time.

Tiggy Atkinson at Bicester Heritage said: “We are delighted to be helping with this important local cause, thanks go to everyone who has also generously contributed.”

Mandy Sear, Club Manager at Porsche Club GB, added: “‘We know our members are generous but even we were amazed at the amount of food donated at our Porsche Christmas event on Sunday.

“One member unfortunately had an accident on the way but still managed to get his food parcel to us, commenting that ensuring families can eat at Christmas puts a crashed car into perspective.”

The donations were delivered in the Porsche Club’s classic VW Doka pick-up truck.

 
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« Respuesta #1824 en: 12 Diciembre 2019, 11:39:33 »
FIVA CULTURE AWARDS: THE 2019 WINNERS REVEALED

For the second year running, the Culture Commission of FIVA (the Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens or international federation of historic vehicles) invited classic vehicle enthusiasts to nominate entrants for a series of awards that celebrate our cultural and technical mobile heritage. Culture Awards are given in the following three categories:

    RESEARCH
    DEDICATED SERVICE by INDIVIDUALS or ORGANISATIONS (CLUBS, FEDERATIONS, MUSEUMS, ETC.)
    EDUCATION, TRAINING and the raising of AWARENESS

Nataša G. Jerina, president of FIVA’s Culture Commission, commented, “It was a delightful surprise to receive so many applications, pouring in from all over the world, including India, South America, Europe and even Africa. The projects are stunning, making the selection of a winner very difficult. The awards are recognised as not just the achievements of a single person but of a whole network of enthusiasts, the best entries serving as an inspiration for other individuals and institutions in preserving our automotive heritage. I am filled with admiration for all those who had the courage to present their project, and immensely grateful to them for letting us know what they are up to. To me, they are all winners!”

At the annual FIVA General Assembly in Cyprus, the Culture Commission revealed the winners of the three categories, awarded on the basis of such factors as media coverage, involvement from the general public, and the active participation of younger enthusiasts. The 2019 winners are:

RESEARCH
Winner: The ‘Camillo Castiglioni e il mito della BMW’ exhibition

The exhibition (which translates as Camillo Castiglioni and the legend of BMW) took place at Palazzo Gopcevich in Trieste, from 29 June to 21 July 2019. Camillo Castiglioni took a leading role in the revival of BMW, when it was still a small company. In 1918, at the end of the War, Castiglioni bought all the shares of BMW and hence became, for a while, its sole owner. The Culture Commission noted the comprehensive quality of the research that was needed to stage this exhibition, and also the intense collaboration between the organising parties that led to such a remarkable event, generating impressive media coverage and publicity. The award will be presented to the Municipality of Trieste, representing all parties involved in the events of late June 2019.

DEDICATED SERVICE
Winner: Trondhjemsridtet 1919

This revival of the first long-distance speed trial for motorcycles held in Norway is organised by the Trondhjemsridtet 1919 club in partnership with the Norwegian Veteran Motorcycle Club. The Culture Commission noted the year-long dedication of the club in putting together this spectacular and challenging revival, reintroducing the 1250km route as used in 1919-1924. Participants head up to Trondheim and back, riding on minor roads, often with a gravel surface, from sea-level to the highest point at 1200m. In total, 105 motorcycles took part, many with sidecars. The oldest was a 1916 Harley-Davidson and the youngest was built in 1945. The participants came from Britain, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Germany, the Netherlands and Norway.

EDUCATION, TRAINING and the raising of AWARENESS
Winner: Educational Programme for Vehicle Restorers provided by the IgFS (Interessengemeinschaft Fahrzeugrestaurator in Switzerland)

In 2009, the former Fédération Suisse des Vehicules Anciens (now the Swiss Historic Vehicle Federation SHVF) came up with the idea of creating a specialist association for proven professionals who could rightly claim the job title ‘vehicle restorer’. In 2011, the IgFS (Interessengemeinschaft Fahrzeugrestauratoren Schweiz) was founded as an independent, professional association of historic vehicle restorers and their suppliers, enabling them to pass on their knowledge to interested and motivated young learners. This unique network currently has 71 members exchanging knowledge and expertise, following standards set by the FIVA Technical Code and the Charter of Turin. Hence owners can be sure of having their historic vehicles professionally preserved, restored, repaired and maintained.

The winning projects will each be the subject of a short video on the FIVA website. See FIVA.org

 

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Re:Noticias varias de clásicos/históricos [en inglés]
« Respuesta #1825 en: 13 Diciembre 2019, 12:03:17 »
DRIVESHARE BY HAGERTY NOW AVAILABLE TO UNITED KINGDOM DRIVERS VISITING THE U.S

Hagerty, the world's largest membership, insurance and media organisation for enthusiast vehicles and owners, has today announced expansion of its DriveShare by Hagerty allowing rentals to United Kingdom residing drivers when visiting the U.S. 

Launched by Hagerty in 2017, DriveShare is a one-of-a-kind, peer-to-peer car-sharing service that gives car enthusiasts the chance to drive cool and classic cars for any occasion. Previously, only U.S. licensed drivers could rent from DriveShare, but now drivers from the U.K. and all other nations will automatically receive liability and physical damage coverage as a part of the rental fees. 

“UK drivers have been asking us for this, and we are thrilled to finally give them access to all of the cool cars, trucks and SUVs available on DriveShare when they are in the States,” said Marcus Atkinson, managing director of Hagerty UK.   

According to export.gov, the U.K. ranked third (following Canada and Mexico) in overall arrivals to the U.S. in 2018, with an estimated 3.4 million travelers. Overall, U.K. spending globally is on the rise, resulting in an estimated $5.1 billion in the U.S.

Considered the Airbnb of classic cars, DriveShare now boasts more than 2,000 vehicles across the U.S., from classic cars and trucks to modern muscle cars, luxury vehicles and SUVs. Drivers can plan their trip online at driveshare.com or by using Hagerty’s free Android or iOS apps.    

International drivers are required to create a profile on DriveShare.com, where their driver’s license will be verified prior to rental. Those interested in renting should contact support@DriveShare.com in advance of their planned rental. Drivers must be at least 25 years of age and meet DriveShare’s eligibility requirements. Non-driving rentals are also available for display and special events.

 

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Re:Noticias varias de clásicos/históricos [en inglés]
« Respuesta #1826 en: 18 Diciembre 2019, 16:30:03 »
NEW GRID FOR LATE SIXTIES TOURING CARS EXPANDS MOTOR RACING LEGENDS PROGRAMME FOR 2020 SEASON

Motor Racing Legends is pleased to announce an exciting new grid for the 2020 season - the Sixties Touring Car Challenge. To be run for Group 1 and Group 2 cars that were eligible for the European Touring Car Championship from 1966 to the end of 1969, the series will also encompass the current U2TC grid for pre-’66 cars. The existing two litre capacity limit and four-cylinder, normally-aspirated, engine rules of U2TC will apply. The new series opens the door to Mk2 Lotus Cortinas, BMW 2002s, Alfa Romeo GTA variants, early Mk 1 Ford Escorts, Mk 2 Minis, Lancia Fulvias and a host of other small-engined cars that have hitherto been poorly served.

Duncan Wiltshire of Motor Racing Legends commented, “Late 1960s touring cars owners have suffered from a real void of racing opportunities so we look forward to welcoming them into the Motor Racing Legends fold. Previously, U2TC has been one of the most competitive series in historic racing; by expanding the grid to allow ’66 to ’69 cars from the European Touring Car Championship era we are guaranteed to see some thrilling competition across our five rounds in 2020”.

On the technical side, Motor Racing Legends are also pleased to confirm that cars running electronic ignition will now be permitted in the Sixties Touring Car Challenge and U2TC grid.

Duncan further commented, “As personal racing budgets come under ever more financial pressure it was clear that it was impractical not to allow electronic ignition to be used as is common in other series. Cars can roll from one race to another in the same technical presentation giving Touring Car competitors far more opportunity to race”.

The Sixties Touring Car Challenge will feature at all five Motor Racing Legends events in 2020 which include:

Donington Historic Festival – May 1 - 3
Thruxton Historic – June 6 - 7
Silverstone Classic – July 31, August 1 - 2
Spa Six Hours – September 25 - 27
Algarve Historic Festival – October 23 -25

 

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« Respuesta #1827 en: 02 Enero 2020, 14:49:47 »
LET’S PARTY LIKE IT’S 2020!

When the clocks struck midnight on 31 December it heralded the arrival of an exciting new year and with the dawn of January came the advent of a raft of exciting new motoring anniversaries, many of which will be celebrated in style at this summer’s Silverstone Classic (31 July to Sunday 2 August).

The festival is the biggest annual event honouring automotive history with an unrivalled feast of dedicated retro races, massive eye-catching car club displays and glittering on-track parades that in recent years have been saluted with multiple Guinness World Records.

Even by those lofty standards, though, 2020 is revving up to be an extraordinary year for the world’s biggest classic motor racing festival – not least as the Classic itself will be celebrating its very own 30th birthday.

When first introduced in 1990, the concept of a motor sport meeting dedicated entirely to retro races was entirely novel to UK audiences and all those attending this year’s three-day festival are encouraged to join the festivities marking that game-changing occasion.

A special 30th Anniversary Celebration package offers all owners of pre-1990 classic cars the opportunity to purchase two adult weekend tickets, a vehicle display pass granting access to a dedicated anniversary infield display area, and a special anniversary track parade on Friday on the hallowed Silverstone Grand Prix circuit.

Adding to the party atmosphere, this summer’s race card features all the evocative historic Formula 1, GT, saloon and sportscar crowd-pleasing highlights that over the past three decades have firmly established the pacesetting Classic as one of the world’s premier car-themed attractions.

Moreover, the two hugely-popular Formula One grids – Historic Grand Prix Car Association and FIA Masters Historic Formula One – take on special significance as it is exactly 70 years since Silverstone hosted the very first points-scoring World Championship Grand Prix back in 1950.

Away from the racing roster, many of the huge number of car clubs which every year add to the show with massive displays of much-cherished cars from yesteryear will also be honouring significant marque and model landmarks at the end of July.

Like the Classic, both Honda’s ground-breaking NSX supercar and Vauxhall’s incredible Lotus Carlton super saloon are also turning 30 this year and their respective birthdays are among those being hailed.

Similarly, it is also 30 years since Robb Gravett won the prized British Touring Car Championship in a fearsome, flame-spitting Ford Sierra RS500 – and that’s another historically significant feat that will be applauded both on- and off-track this summer.

Anniversary parades will also acclaim 110 years of Alfa Romeo and Mazda’s seminal centenary while other significant models with notable birthday parties include the Triumph Stag and Range Rover – both hit 50 this year – as well as the revolutionary Audi quattro and the dynamic Lotus Exige which turn 40 and 20 respectively.

“The Classic is world famous for celebrating both motoring and motor sport milestones and, now with the event itself celebrating its own big birthday in July, this summer’s festival is already gearing up to be something really, really special,” enthused Nick Wigley, Silverstone Classic CEO. “Cars such as the Sierra RS Cosworth, Triumph Stag, Honda NSX and Lotus Carlton are true automotive icons – it’s very much their turn in the spotlight this summer. I, for one, can’t wait!”

Whether or not popping corks, ever-growing numbers of car clubs now choose to stage their main annual gathering at the Classic, with their passionate members taking advantage of an exclusive display package and taking centre stage at the heart of the event. Further details on the clubs registered to date – of which there are now well over 100 - and information on the process for car clubs wishing to apply for registration, are available at: www.silverstoneclassic.com/clubs

All admission tickets must be purchased in advance and provide access to a selection of trackside grandstands, live music concerts on Friday and Saturday evenings, both racing paddocks plus the vast majority of the fun-fuelled family entertainment on offer at the ‘rocking and racing’ Classic.

Full details of car club packages, general admission tickets, hospitality packages and camping options can be found on the silverstoneclassic.com website with Early Bird tickets (available until the end of March) offering significant savings on standard tickets.

 

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Re:Noticias varias de clásicos/históricos [en inglés]
« Respuesta #1828 en: 08 Enero 2020, 09:53:41 »
A NEW VENUE FOR THE 2020 HAGERTY FESTIVAL OF THE UNEXCEPTIONAL SEES A MOVE TO LINCOLNSHIRE


    2020 Festival of the Unexceptional will take place Saturday July 25th
    New venue announced as Grimsthorpe Castle, Lincolnshire
    1000 FREE tickets available from April – additional tickets on sale thereafter
    Unexceptional car applications open February 14th. To be eligible, cars must be registered between 1966 and 1996
    1000’s of unexceptional cars will be on display
    2019 Festival of the Unexceptional winner was a 1977 Morris Marina Deluxe Estate

Northamptonshire: 7th January 2020

Forging itself as one of the must-attend car events of the year, Hagerty announces a new venue for the spectacular Festival of the Unexceptional Concours de l’Ordinaire - the seventh year the event has been staged. The date for the 2020 event is Saturday July 25th.

An increased demand for larger show space, and greater availability of tickets, prompted a change of venue and provided an opportunity to move geographically. The chosen location for 2020 is the beautiful Grimsthorpe Castle in Lincolnshire, a 1516 architectural masterpiece, showcasing a mix of Tudor and Baroque splendour, originally given as a wedding gift by Henry VIII to William, 11th Lord Willoughby de Eresby. What better backdrop for the UK’s largest collection of mundane vehicular transport, perfectly befitting the status of those exhibits wearing hallowed Ghia, Vanden Plas and CD badging.

Originally staged by Hagerty in 2014 as the first event of its kind in Europe, the Festival has since earned its place in the automotive calendar as the only attainable concours event offering a mix of great cars and a prestigious location with an informal and friendly approach not often seen on the concours circuit.

As in previous years, the Festival celebrates much maligned and long forgotten ‘ordinary’ classic cars and commercial vehicles of the late 1960s, 70s, 80s and 90s, and remains the only concours that applauds an Astra, believes in base-models, makes a case for a Maxi and robustly defends a Daf. In keeping with the spirit of the event, guests are very welcome to arrive in the latest supercars but are forewarned that forward parking is offered in favour of an FSO over a Ferrari, a Metro will be fawned over more than any Maserati and a Zastava will gain more privileges than a Zonda.

Once again, Hagerty’s annual Concours de l’Ordinaire will be free to attend and open to classic cars and light commercial vehicles from across the globe that were built between 1966 and 1996. Last year’s panel of automotive expert judges deemed a gloriously original 1977 Morris Marina Deluxe Estate as overall winner, with a 1978 Vauxhall Chevette Deluxe E saloon as notable runner up.

Marcus Atkinson, Hagerty’s Managing Director said: “We operate in a changing market, and the phrase Classic Car now covers a wider variety of vehicles than ever before. The demographic is broadening, the cars diversifying and Hagerty deem it vitally important to be welcoming for all types of classic car owners and enthusiasts. Not only do we offer market leading insurance cover, we also provide an engaging calendar of events enabling owners to get out and drive their cars regularly. The 2020 Festival of the Unexceptional will be the biggest yet, and we are excited to exploit the opportunities this stunning new venue provides. While we may call the event unexceptional, it is far from it. We curate the best everyday cars ready to display informally and without stuffiness for everyone to enjoy. We may have more cars on show this year, but our fun and inclusive ethos for the show remains unchanged.”

The Hagerty Festival of the Unexceptional celebrates a generational shift towards affordable classic cars and respects the love directed to them by owners and enthusiasts. The fact the event sells out year after year emphasises the deep-rooted understanding Hagerty has of market trends and movements, and highlights their passion for creating innovative and engaging events.

Owners of suitably mundane but interesting ‘unexceptional’ 1966-1996 vehicle will be able to register it for consideration from 14th February at: http://www.unexceptionalcars.co.uk.

A limited number of public access tickets will be released in April. Once ‘sold out’ further tickets will be available to purchase.

 

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« Respuesta #1829 en: 09 Enero 2020, 09:47:46 »
HISTORIC LOTUS 19 RACED BY MOSS, HILL, IRELAND AND CLARK COMES TO THE OPEN MARKET FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 57 YEARS

One of the most significant Lotus 19s is set to take the classic car world by storm when it goes under the hammer at Silverstone Auctions Race Retro Sale on the 22nd and 23rd February at Stoneleigh Park.

Raced by some of the most famous British racing drivers Chassis 953 comes onto the open market for the first time in 57 years having undergone significant restoration and owned by Lotus enthusiasts and collectors along the way.

The Lotus 19, designed by the great Colin Chapman, is one of the favourite two-seater open sports race cars fitted with the 2.5 litre Coventry-Climax engine. This car was known as the giant killer, taking on the larger and more powerful V8s of the time. Chapman nicknamed the car Monte Carlo after Sir Stirling Moss’ victory at Monaco in 1960.

Sir Stirling Moss played an integral part in the development of the 19, as he undertook most of the testing in 1960 and then drove it to victory on its debut at Karlskoga in Sweden.

Moss wasn’t the only top British driver to race this particular car. Other drivers included Innes Ireland and Graham Hill who won six of the seven races in 1962 and came second in the other. Hill also managed to lap Snetteron in chassis 953 for the first time in a sports racer at an average speed of 100mph.

Chassis 953 wasn’t just successful in Europe. It also ventured to America and Canada where Maston Gregory won the Players 200 at Mosport in 1962.

In 1963 Chassis 953 returned to Goodwood for the Easter Meeting one of the highlights of the sporting calendar where Innes Ireland went on to take 3rd in the Lavant Cup. It was at this meeting that Sir Stirling Moss chose to test the car after his major accident in the same race the previous year. Having tested the car Moss chose to retire and this makes this Lotus 19 the last car driven by Moss as a professional racing driver.

Other drivers that raced and were successful with this car were the underrated Olivier Gendebien, four time Le Mans winner and Sebring 12 Hours and Nurburgring 1000km winner, who achieved class wins in 1961 at Laguna Seca and Riverside.

Innes Ireland was the last of the British greats to race this car with South African Tony Maggs taking 4th in the Guards Trophy at Brands Hatch in 1963 before the car was put up for sale in Autosport as “probably the most successful sports car seen in the past few seasons.”

It was bought by Mike Pendleton and raced for the remainder of the 1963 season when in 1964 George Pitt bought the car and drove it before again selling it on to Entwistle and Walker, a car dealership. They nominated George and Brian Barton to drive the car taking victory at Aintree. But at Oulton Park is where it all changed, Jim Clark’s car failed before the race and George stepped to one side and let Clark take over his car and went on to take victory. In November the car was again put up for sale and bought by Harry O’Brien.

In 1965 O’Brien competed with the car, but in March at Silverstone, the car succumbed to the conditions and collided with the bank badly damaging the chassis. The bad luck continued in 1966 when the car was damaged in a fire at O’Brien’s garage where he planned to restore the car. It stayed there for the next 30 years.

In 1996 the car was sold to Kelvin Jones who sent it away to be restored by Ken Nicholls of Nike Cars who built 19s in period, with the plan to enter the car at the Goodwood Revival in the Madgwick Cup. But this didn’t happen and three years later the car was sold to Lotus specialist Paul Matty, who commissioned Andrew Tart an historic race car preparer to finish the restoration.

Between Paul and Andrew, the car was prepared in time to do a demonstration run at the Shelsley Walsh Lotus Celebration meeting where it was reunited with Sir Stirling Moss who signed the car’s engine cover in 2012 and still remains present to this day.

In 2017 the current vendor purchased the car from Paul. It was a car he had admired all the time he passed it in Paul’s showroom, where it was on permanent display, with the aim to return it to competition. Andrew Tart was engaged to prepare the car for a return to racing.

Andrew and the current vendor set about preparing the car for competition and in February 2019 the car underwent a gentle shakedown at Curborough. During testing in the summer of 2019, it was decided to fit a new Coventry-Climax engine making the car ready for competition, subject to a shakedown.

Presented here in its traditional UDT-Laystall Racing Green, this is a very pretty and beautifully prepared race car with original parts, a fresh engine and will have FIA HTP papers making it eligible for some the top classic race meetings on the historic calendar. It has been superbly cared for by the previous owners over the last few years as they sought to prepare the car for competition and also retain its provenance.

This is one of the few sports cars that has been raced by some of the greats, only 17 cars were constructed and now offered on the open market for the first time in 57 years. This is an incredible opportunity to own a car driven by Moss, Ireland, Hill, Clark, Maggs and Gregory.

Harry Whale Silverstone Auctions Sales Manager commented: “Silverstone Auctions are very proud to offer this extremely special piece of motorsport history to the open market for the first time in 57 years. Driven by some of the most iconic and greatest drivers all time, provenance of this stature is hard to replicate”

Silverstone Auctions are accepting cars for their Race Retro Show auction on the 22nd and 23rd February and can be contacted on 01926 691141 or email enquiries@silverstoneauctions.com and would be happy to talk with you and help you through the process of consigning your car.