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« Respuesta #2070 en: 11 Septiembre 2020, 09:40:18 »
EX-NUVOLARI 8C MONZA LEADS RARE ALFA ROMEO GREATS AT SALON PRIVÉ

Ex-Scuderia Ferrari 8C Monza set to star in Concours d’Elégance
Stylish 6C 2500 quartet includes ex-Count Trossi Touring Coupé
Coachbuilt beauties from Touring and Pinin Farina
Alfa Romeo celebrates its 110th anniversary in 2020, and some of the greatest cars from its long and illustrious history will be taking centre stage in the Salon Privé Concours d’Elégance.

Before he started building cars under his own name, Enzo Ferrari rose to international prominence by running Alfa Romeo’s works racing team during the 1930s. In 1932, Scuderia Ferrari entered an 8C Monza Zagato in various races and hillclimbs for the likes of legendary Italian ace Tazio Nuvolari. ‘The Flying Mantuan’ took it to victory in the Coppa Principe di Piemonte in July of that year, and also competed in the prestigious Klausenrennen hillclimb.

The 8C later finished second in the Targa Abruzzo at Pescara in the hands of Mario Tadini, but was subsequently disqualified because the event was for standard sports cars – the modified Alfa was not eligible. It is this very car – chassis number 2111044 – that will be on display at Blenheim Palace.

Following the domination of Bentley in the late 1920s, Alfa Romeo took four consecutive wins in the Le Mans 24 Hours during the early 1930s, and on all four occasions it was the 8C 2300 that delivered victory in the French endurance classic. A Touring-bodied Tipo Le Mans example of this fabled model will also be part of the Concours d’Elégance line-up at Salon Privé.

Built to the exact specification of the cars that competed at Le Mans and at the Tourist Trophy races in Northern Ireland, chassis number 2311210 was imported into the UK in 1937 by Thomson & Taylor – the Brooklands-based Alfa Romeo agent. Its subsequent British owners included the Regent Oil Company.

Alfa Romeo has long been a favourite of the great coachbuilders, and a particularly special Touring-bodied 6C 2500 SS Coupé has also been entered for the Concours. The 1942 beauty was sold new to well-known racing driver Count Felice Trossi, who specifically requested the large auxiliary front lights. It was the first car to be built by Carlo Felice Bianchi Anderloni after he’d taken over the renowned Touring concern from his father, and was used by Trossi as his personal car until his death in 1949. 

Another Touring rarity will be on show lawns courtesy of a 6C 2500 S Cabriolet that is thought to be one of only three such models bodied in this style. Built in 1942, its first owner was German officer General von Carnap, and it’s the only one of the three all-aluminium examples to retain its original 2443cc six-cylinder engine.

Carrozzeria Garavini may be one of the lesser-known coachbuilders of the time, but Alfa Romeo sent five 6C 2500 chassis to the Torinese firm on 11 November 1943. Following the war, it’s thought that chassis number 913249 was taken to America by a US serviceman who subsequently lost it in a poker game! Having subsequently been owned by Richard DeChambeau and John P Hoffman, it was restored by its current custodian and returned to its original configuration.

Completing the spectacular quartet of 6C 2500s that will be gracing Blenheim Palace is one of only 63 6C 2500 SS models that were built with Pinin Farina two-seater cabriolet coachwork. Powered by the 110bhp version of the straight-six engine, this car was built in late 1948 and sold the following year to Count Zehender – former works driver for Alfa Romeo, Mercedes and Maserati.

Salon Privé Chairman Andrew Bagley said: “Not only does Alfa Romeo have a proud sporting heritage, it has produced some of the most beautiful and charismatic cars of all time. The entry for this year’s Concours d’Elégance perfectly reflects that dual appeal of speed and style. Coachwork sculpted by likes of Zagato, Pinin Farina and Touring will be shown off to its very best in the magnificent surroundings of Blenheim Palace, and will no doubt provide visitors with an unforgettable sight.”

Salon Privé will also host a significant number of World, European and UK debuts from the top manufacturers, while award-winning chef Phil Howard will be hosting a fine-dining experience in the Glass House. There will also be the chance to indulge in some retail therapy courtesy of luxury brands offering everything from jewellery and perfume to travel, aviation and interior design.

IMPORTANT UPDATE
Salon Privé 2020 Refund Policy. This year, you can book your tickets with total confidence with the guarantee of a full refund should the event be cancelled.* On the other hand, should the Government impose maximum event guest numbers which sit above our bookings, we reserve the right to return monies on a last-in, first-out basis.

(*full refunds given in the event of cancellation, excludes private dining bookings)

COVID-19 SECURE
Above all else, the safety and wellbeing of all who attend Salon Privé this year will be our utmost priority. As such we will have extensive measures in place to encourage hygiene and social distancing, ensuring we meet the Government’s COVID-19 Secure guidelines. Some measures are…

Temperature testing on arrival
Medical room and Team Medic on site
Widened passageways around the event to allow for social distancing
Multiple food and bar points to reduce queuing
All dining areas set up with tables no larger than six, positioned 2m apart
Wine waiters to top up Champagne and drinks throughout the day
Hand sanitiser at all guest points
EDITORS’ NOTES
Now in its 15th year, ‘Salon Privé Week’ is a must-attend series of events for any car enthusiast or aficionado. A Partner Concours to the Peninsula Classics ‘Best of the Best’ Award, Salon Privé is now recognised as one of the top events in the world alongside Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este. Held annually within the grounds of Blenheim Palace, Salon Privé is firmly established as the UK’s most exclusive Motor Show.

Salon Privé Week 2020

22nd September – Closed Media VIP Day

23rd September – Salon Privé Concours d’Elégance by AXA

24th September – Salon Privé Ladies’ Day by Boodles

25th September – Salon Privé Masters by Pirelli and Lockton

26th September – Salon Privé Classic & Supercar featuring The Salon Privé Club Trophy

Tickets can be purchased via the website www.salonpriveconcours.com or by calling the Ticket Hotline: 0808 100 2205.

 

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« Respuesta #2071 en: 16 Septiembre 2020, 07:39:31 »
BELL SPORT AND CLASSIC CELEBRATES FINAL DRIVE-IN CINEMA EVENT

Socially distanced drive-in cinema screenings held at Bell Sport & Classic’s showroom in Markyate, Hertfordshire over recent weeks
Attendance from Bell Sport & Classic’s key customers with a gathering of leading performance marques including Ferrari and Aston Martin among many others
In support of the Rays of Sunshine Charity
Film showings have included Baby Driver, Paddington and Rush along with F1
See www.bellsportandclassic.co.uk for company information and updates
High-res images: bit.ly/Drive_In_Cinema
15th September 2020: Bell Sport and Classic closed out the summer season at the weekend with a final drive-in cinema screening. The popular events, held over recent weeks at the company’s new showroom and workshop complex in Markyate, Hertfordshire, have attracted a broad range of classic and supercars, taking in films and F1 race action.

Invited guests have been permitted on-site for each socially distanced event, the broad selection of owners bringing a host of classic cars and supercars. Bell Sport & Classic specialises in the restorations, sales and servicing of Ferrari, Aston Martin and Lamborghini, as well as other leading performance marques, and the cars have reflected the company’s diverse client base.

Customers enjoyed evening screenings of Baby Driver and Rush last weekend, as well F1 in the afternoon, with morning events for children and families with showings of Paddington. The final weekend – 12 and 13 September – played host to an exclusive screening on the Saturday, held with Four Marks Supercar Owners Club. Then on the Sunday, Bell Sport & Classic staged its inaugural Concours event, with a selection of the finest classic and performance cars displayed across the dealership’s lawns.

The event was supported by a number of partners and sponsors including Louis de Soisson, Herts Tool Company, Four Marks Supercar Owners Club, the Ferrari Owners Club, Supercar Driver and Drivers Union.

The big screen event easily complied with Government guidelines on social distancing as customers were able stay in their car or pitch up next to it with a deck chair.

Tim Kearns, Managing Director of Bell Sport and Classic said: “It has been a genuine pleasure to open our doors and share our showroom and site with customers, their families and some great cars in recent weeks. The concept of a drive-in cinema has been a fantastic success and we look forward to potentially doing more of the same as soon as we can.”

 

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« Respuesta #2072 en: 16 Septiembre 2020, 07:40:00 »
1990 TO 2020 – 30 YEARS OF THE T4: WHEN VOLKSWAGEN REINVENTED THE VAN

With the launch of the T4 three decades ago came the arrival of Volkswagen’s first van with front-wheel drive
With around two million units produced, the T4 led Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles into a new technical era
Hannover, 15 September 2020 – 30 years ago, Volkswagen’s realignment of its commercial vehicle range was a paradigm shift: in September 1990 – after production of 6.7 million T1, T2 and T3 models with the engine at the back – a new era of front-engine vans began with the launch of the T4. For the first time in the history of the Bulli now only the front axle was being driven. Modern in-line engines with regulated catalytic converters replaced the venerable old boxer engines. Ahead of its launch the company had invested over two billion marks in redeveloping the Bulli. It would turn out to be a good investment.

In September 1990 – just a few weeks before East and West Germany again became one – Volkswagen delivered the first new T4 models to its dealers. As Europe grew together again, the switch from rear- to front-wheel drive also saw everything change on the new T4: the design, the suspension, the engines and the space on offer. Above all at the back, where on the T3 the boxer engine still needed its space, much more room was now available. The new drive system and suspension layout moved the van's performance even closer to that of a passenger car. Volkswagen also significantly improved the crash characteristics of the completely new bodywork.

The extra space made the range more versatile
For the first time, Volkswagen was now offering the van with two different wheelbases. The new body construction also made it possible to offer a low-loader pick-up and a modular driver’s cab concept for industry-specific superstructures. Meanwhile, with its diverse fittings made up of bed, folding table and individual seats on the second row, the Multivan utilised the extra space in the interior especially cleverly. The front-engine concept also brought with it completely new freedom for fitting out the iconic California camper.

New four- and five-cylinder engines at launch, plus all-wheel drive again from 1993
At launch the new Bulli was offered with three petrol and two naturally aspirated diesel engines – four- and five-cylinder units with power output ranging from 44 kW (60 PS) to 81 kW (110 PS). All five-cylinder T4 models, plus the Caravelle GL and the Multivan, had power steering from the start. The five-cylinder engines could also optionally be combined with automatic transmission. From 1993, Volkswagen again offered an all-wheel drive system for the Bulli: the T4 syncro. The all-wheel drive required a five- cylinder engine, but was available for all superstructures and specification variants.

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles becomes independent and the T4 is perfected
In 1995, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles became a stand-alone Volkswagen AG brand. One year later, the T4 was given a comprehensive model update. The passenger car / camper van versions were identifiable by white rather than yellow indicator lights and the ‘Happy Face’ now favoured by Design. In parallel, the front of the Multivan, Caravelle and California was made longer. Disc brakes all round, energy-absorbing bumpers, a new array of wheels and headlights in a tapered, wedge-shaped design enhanced the appearance of the entire T4 range.

There were some particularly big changes under the bonnet. The T4 was powered by a 2.5-litre five-cylinder engine delivering 75 kW (102 PS), the first turbo diesel direct injection engine (TDI). The longer front of the Multivan, Caravelle and California also facilitated the use of a new six- cylinder petrol engine with 2.8 litres cubic capacity and power output of 103 kW (140 PS). In 1998, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles added a further engine: a 2.5-litre TDI delivering 111 kW (151 PS), the most powerful diesel in the T4 range. At the turn of the millennium, the V6 also revved the power up further, now developing 150 kW (204 PS).

As with the T3, the final model was an exclusive ‘Limited Last Edition’ The Multivan ‘Limited Last Edition’ with a very exclusive standard specification heralded the T4’s finale in 2003. The premium features included leather alcantara seats. By the time the highly successful product line made way that same year for the T5, around two million units of this pioneering van generation had been produced. 2020 – 30 years after the debut of the product line – the first T4 models are being honoured as classic vehicles with the H registration plate. In particularly high demand currently – regardless of age – are the California models, the specials, like a ‘Limited Last Edition’ and the V6 versions. It seems very much as though as a classic the T4 can look forward to just as exciting a future as the T1, T2 and T3 already enjoy.

 

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« Respuesta #2073 en: 17 Septiembre 2020, 14:13:41 »
IT’S THE FINAL COUNTDOWN TO THE CLASSIC CAR DRIVE IN WEEKEND AT BICESTER HERITAGE

Covid-compliant festival revs up on track, on show, on sale and on the silver screen
Bicester Heritage provides the perfect socially distanced venue for innovative festival   
Special tributes to Le Mans and rally legend Colin McRae
Bonhams MPH auction, car club displays, classic car dealers and a host of other attractions
Tickets still on sale with significant savings for those booking in advance
Classic car lovers start your engines – the wait is almost over.

After so many spring and summer cancelations, Bicester Heritage welcomes buyers, collectors and petrol-heads to this month’s The Classic Car Drive In Weekend (18-20 September), the ultimate Covid-compliant, socially-distanced outdoor Classic Car Show and Drive In Cinema.

The exciting new event is celebrating classic cars in all their glory on display, on track, on sale, under the hammer and, of course, on the silver screen.

“Whether you are an avid collector, a movie buff or a classic car enthusiast, what better way could there be to spend a memorable late summer weekend?” questioned show director Bas Bungish. “After such a long, hard hiatus we are delighted to be offering all classic car enthusiasts what’s an exciting, innovative and Covid-compliant festival”.

“In such challenging times, we have worked tirelessly to create a new style of classic car show that meets all the Government’s latest social-distancing guidelines and thus ensures visitors feel safe at all times. Now, with so much to admire and to enjoy, The Classic Car Drive In Weekend is all set to be a very, very welcome family day out,” adds Neil Levene, the show’s Operations Director.

Visitors to the three-day festival will be treated to more than 500 stunning classic cars on display as well as in action on Bicester Heritage’s very own test track together with a choice of blockbuster films at the UK’s first drive in cinema dedicated entirely to epic car-themed movies.

Further fuelling interest and passions among automotive enthusiasts will be car club displays, classic car dealers, auto memorabilia traders, insights into many of Bicester Heritage’s on-site specialists plus a live classic car auction courtesy of Bonhams MPH.

All these magical elements add up to the ground-breaking and unmissable show which the classic car community has been craving ever since the lifting of lockdown regulations. It is also a welcome boost for the entire classic car industry.

For more information on The Classic Car Drive In Weekend and to purchase tickets visit: www.theclassiccarshowuk.com. The website also provides a full film schedule plus comprehensive information on all the Covid-compliant procedures being put in place to provide all-comers with a secure environment. 

ON TRACK

The Bicester Heritage test track will sparkle and roar to the glorious sights and sounds of Historic Motorsport as The Classic Car Drive In Weekend showcases some of the greatest cars ever raced or rallied.

With five daily track shows across all three days, visitors will be richly entertained and excited by more than 65 of the finest competition cars ranging from grand prix and sportscar winners to vintage racers and touring car legends. In a star-studded collection featuring almost a century of magical motorsport history, all the much-loved marques will be revving up for heart-stirring action – these include stellar idols from AC, Benetton, BMW, Bugatti, Cooper, Ferrari, Ford, Jaguar, Lancia, Maserati, Porsche and Subaru.

What’s more, two special celebrations will add further sparkle to these dramatic live performances: the first will applaud the illustrious Le Mans 24 Race, the second will honour the 25th anniversary of Colin McRae being crowned as Britain’s first World Rally Champion driver.

SPOTLIGHT ON LE MANS 24 HOURS

With this year’s postponed running of the epic Le Mans 24 Hours endurance race being staged behind-closed-doors in northern France over the same weekend, The Classic Car Drive In Weekend will be paying special homage to the world’s most famous and best loved sportscar showdown.

Some of the finest examples of GT and sportscars that have competed – and won – at Le Mans will be among the 65 motor sport icons rousing show-goers on Bicester Heritage’s test track. In between five daily live performances, these Le Mans legends will also be on public display in the stringently socially-distanced paddock.

Adding to the celebration, Le Mans ’66 (aka Ford v Ferrari), the recent Oscar winning movie starring Matt Damon and Christian Bale, is one of the great driving films being screened at the drive in cinema.

HONOURING COLIN McRAE

The swashbuckling life and most momentous milestone of rallying legend Colin McRae will be honoured at The Classic Car Drive In Weekend on the silver anniversary of the Flying Scot’s golden moment when crowned as Britain’s very first World Rally Champion driver in 1995.

The majority of McRae’s successes came in iconic bright blue Subarus and, to mark this anniversary, three of these gold-wheeled rally winners will be among the motor sport stars wowing spectators on track at Bicester.

Adding further to the celebrations, they will be joined by a stunning replica of the Subaru Legacy in which McRae’s won the 1991 British Rally Championship as well as a number of the 200 limited-edition ‘Series McRae’ Impreza road cars built by rally team Prodrive to commemorate Colin’s WRC title win. One of these 208bhp, turbocharged deities is also coming under the Bonhams MPH hammer on Sunday with an estimated price of £5,000 to £10,000.     

ON SHOW

In between the dazzling track shows the complete collection of amazing motor sport icons will be on show in the socially distanced paddock.

Moreover, adding to the amazing spectacle, more than 25 of the UK’s leading car clubs will be promoting their own passions for chosen cherished models and marques with evocative displays while a special Owner’s Paddock will provide visitors with classics of their own. Visitors wishing to display their pride and joy can register in advance to be part of the impressive overall display totalling 500+ truly captivating classic cars.   

ON SALE

As well as providing show-goers with a memorable opportunity to admire so many road and track marvels from yesteryear, The Classic Car Drive In Weekend also embraces a number of dealers and traders all keen to maximise this welcome post-lockdown opportunity to get their businesses back into top gear.

Renowned for selling eye-catching Rolls Royce and Bentley models, Vintage and Prestige Cars is among the classic car specialists exhibiting at Bicester while Aston Martin Works will be promoting its world-famous marque restoration skills. They will be joined by a host of specialist retailers purveying everything from vintage signs and period posters to collectible toys and more general auto memorabilia.

UNDER THE HAMMER

Adding further spectacle and buying opportunities, Bonhams MPH is staging its first live, ‘drive-through’ auction post lockdown with no fewer than 114 classic vehicles coming under the auctioneer’s hammer. All the vehicles on offer will be exhibited in Hanger 113 at Bicester Heritage throughout The Classic Car Drive In Weekend before bidding starts at 1pm on Sunday afternoon.

Established in 2019 primarily to serve the more modern and popular collectors’ car market, this Bonhams MPH sale certainly exceeds expectations with some standout lots including a 2010 Bentley Continental Supersports once owned by golfer Rory McIlroy, one of the earliest Land Rovers dating back to 1951, for rally fans a 1995 Lancia Integrale Evo II and, for the very first time in MPH Hanger, a McLaren supercar – namely a stunning 2018 570S Spyder.

ON THE SILVERSCREEN

US-style drive in movies have become a somewhat unexpected hero of recent months allowing film lovers to maintain a safe social distance as they park up and enjoy the silver screen from the security of their own car. Fuelling this thirst, The Classic Car Drive In Weekend is the first drive in to be dedicated entirely to some of the best car-centric movies with four screenings every day. There’s a terrific choice of blockbusters, too, ranging from cult classics such as The Italian Job and Baby Driver to heroic motor sport movies including Rush, Senna and recent Oscar winner Le Mans ’66.

Furthering the Uncle Sam drive in experience, film goers can pre-order US-themed hot food to be delivered directly to their cars with gourmet burgers, flaming dogs and loaded fries all on the mouth-watering menu.   

BICESTER HERITAGE – THE PERFECT VENUE

Bicester Heritage is the perfect home for the first major new Covid-compliant classic car show. Located on the UK’s best-preserved WW2 RAF Bomber Station, it is one of the UK’s most significant motoring destinations and home to the first Centre of Excellence for Historic Motoring. Moreover, the huge and easily accessible 444-acre site not only provides extensive airfield perimeter roads for eye-catching automotive action but also huge expanses of social distancing outdoor space ensuring this exciting new event meets the Government’s latest health and safety guidelines.

Daniel Geoghegan CEO of Bicester Heritage commented: "The Classic Car Drive In Weekend is the perfect excuse to throw open the doors again at Bicester Heritage and to share the vibrant spirit here, we look forward to welcoming enthusiasts to our Centre of Excellence for Historic Motoring."

OPEN FOR BUSINESS

As the home to the UK’s first Centre of Excellence for Historic Motoring, Bicester Heritage is residence to more than 30 outstanding historic motoring specialists; many of these will be open and showcasing their bespoke skills and great craftsmanship throughout The Classic Car Drive In Weekend.

Companies embracing the opportunity include Auto Wax Works, Golden Age Cycles, Harry Fraser Upholstery, Heritage Engineering, Legends Automotive, SWB Motorsport, The Motor Shed, Vintage Tyres, Porsche Classic Life and StarterMotor, the event’s official charity partner. Classic Oils will also be promoting a complete range of lubricants, coolants, and fuel treatments for all classic, veteran and vintage vehicles with its Penrite Classic Oils brand being appointed as the event’s Official Lubricant Partner.

JUST THE TICKET!

Advance Adult admission tickets to The Classic Car Drive In Weekend are priced from just £10 for the drive in cinema and £18 for the accompanying classic car show, which includes access to the live track performances, competition car paddock, dealer displays, car-related traders, the Bonhams MPH auction plus the host of other attractions open at Bicester Heritage.

Advance Full Experience show tickets offer even greater value. Priced at just £25 for adults and £15 children (aged 5-15), these automatically give visitors access to the entire showground including a drive in movie of their choice. To meet the latest government guidance, a maximum of six tickets can be purchased with each booking.

Any remaining tickets will be available on the day but at a £5 premium, so booking in advance is highly recommended.

To purchase tickets visit: www.theclassiccarshowuk.com.

 

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« Respuesta #2074 en: 17 Septiembre 2020, 14:14:03 »
REGENT STREET MOTOR SHOW POSTPONED UNTIL 2021

The UK’s biggest free-to-view automotive celebration to return in November 2021
Pandemic protocols raised in detailed feasibility study
With ‘regret’ event organisers reach a ‘difficult, if understandable’ decision
Revised format RM Sotheby’s London to Brighton Veteran Car Run unaffected by the postponement
Next month’s Regent Street Motor Show has been postponed until 2021 as a result of the global COVID-19 pandemic.

Staged annually on the capital city’s premier shopping destination, the hugely popular single-day event has long been the UK’s best attended free-to-view motor show. In recent years it has regularly attracted around half a million enthralled visitors as tourists and shoppers rub shoulders with more serious car enthusiasts on a traffic-free Regent Street.

As tradition dictates, this year’s celebration of motoring past, present and future was scheduled for the Saturday (31 October) before the much-loved RM Sotheby’s London to Brighton Veteran Car Run, which will take place on Sunday 1 November, complying with the latest COVID-19 guidelines.

“Following a detailed feasibility study regarding the running of the 2020 Regent Street Motor Show, it is with regret that we have reached the difficult – if understandable – decision to postpone the Show until next year,” explained Nick Wigley, CEO of Goose Live Events who organise the automotive showcase on behalf of the Royal Automobile Club.

“Our priority at all times is the safety and wellbeing of those attending our events as well as our own team. It is clear that the restrictions and additional protocols required to ensure the Show would be safe for tens of thousands of visitors, our stakeholders and our staff present a significant hurdle. And with the news of the UK Government’s latest legislation stating that a maximum of six people are able to meet as a group, the Show –– as an event where family and friends can gather – was put into even further question.”

Looking to the future, Wigley continued: “The team is already planning in earnest for an even more appealing Regent Street Motor Show for Saturday 6 November 2021 and, in the meantime, we are delighted that this year’s RM Sotheby’s London to Brighton Veteran Car has been given the green light and will take place on Sunday 1 November 2020”.

For further information on this year’s Veteran Car Run, visit: www.veterancarrun.com.

 

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« Respuesta #2075 en: 17 Septiembre 2020, 14:14:27 »
GOODWOOD SPEEDWEEK TO CELEBRATE SIR STIRLING MOSS WITH SPECIAL RACE

The Kinrara Trophy will be permanently renamed in honour of ‘Mr Goodwood’.
The Stirling Moss Memorial Trophy will be contested for the first time at Goodwood SpeedWeek presented by Mastercard, commemorating the driver in the year of his passing.
The 60-minute, two-driver race will feature early 1960s GT cars from the peak of Sir Stirling’s career.
The Goodwood Motor Circuit will forever be associated with Sir Stirling Moss, and Goodwood’s one-time only event next month – SpeedWeek presented by Mastercard – will mark the passing of one of Britain’s greatest drivers with a race named in his honour.

The Stirling Moss Memorial Trophy will be presented to the winners of a 60-minute two-driver race for GT cars of a type that raced before 1963. The race was previously contested as the Kinrara Trophy, and has been a highlight of the Revival since it was first introduced in 2016. Taking to the track will be some of the most beautiful and iconic machinery of the day (and indeed of all time), including the Ferrari 250 SWB, Aston Martin DB4 GT and Jaguar E-Type. These cars were raced by Stirling at the very peak of his career, including his victories in the Tourist Trophy at Goodwood in 1960 and ’61.

Lady Susie Moss said: "Stirling and I always received such a warm welcome at Goodwood from the family and the fans. He would have been touched to be remembered with a race in his name. In fact, he'd probably be raring to have a go at it himself."

Sir Stirling Moss developed a close and longstanding association with Goodwood over the years; the circuit was the scene of some of his greatest victories as well, sadly, as his career-ending accident. When motorsport returned to Goodwood in 1993, Stirling became a patron of the Festival of Speed, and was an ever-present at the Revival from 1998.

Always keen to get back behind the wheel, Sir Stirling became a familiar sight to the fans who gave him the nickname ‘Mr Goodwood’. Competitive in a range of sports, touring and single seater cars well into his seventies, Sir Stirling captivated and charmed the Goodwood audience on every appearance.

The Duke of Richmond said: “Stirling Moss was known as ‘Mr Goodwood’. More than anything, though, he was our friend and played a huge part in our history. We miss him terribly and felt there could be no better way of recognising this than by naming a race in his honour.”

The inaugural Stirling Moss Memorial Trophy will be preceded by an on-track celebration of the great driver’s career. Lady Susie will join The Duke of Richmond in the famous Rob Walker Racing Ferrari 250 GT SWB in which Moss won the 1960 RAC Tourist Trophy here at Goodwood, and former Dire Straits frontman Mark Knopfler (a personal friend of Stirling) will perform live.

The Stirling Moss Memorial Trophy will take place on the afternoon of Saturday 17 October and can be viewed in its entirety on the Goodwood Road & Racing website and its social channels. It will be one of 13 races over the weekend, including fan favourites from the Revival and Members’ Meeting like the St Marys Trophy, RAC TT Celebration, Gerry Marshall Trophy and SF Edge Trophy.

Viewers and fans can sign up for alerts at: https://www.goodwood.com/motorsport/goodwood-speedweek/

 

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« Respuesta #2076 en: 17 Septiembre 2020, 14:14:52 »
ROAD AND TRACK ASTON MARTIN DB4 PAIRING  AVAILABLE NOW FROM BELL SPORT & CLASSIC

Aston Martin DB4 GT ‘Recreated’ and DB4 race car offered for sale from Bell Sport & Classic’s dedicated showroom in Hertfordshire
DB4 GT ‘Recreated’ inspired by the famous limited run car of 1959, converted to GT spec in 2002 by Aston Martin restoration specialist and featuring an enhanced 4.2-litre in-line six-cylinder engine
Competition-proven DB4 race car offered with 410bhp 4.5-litre engine, lightweight body, full roll cage and racing seat, backed by long history of motorsport success, also converted by expert Aston Martin restorers
Hi-res images: bit.ly/DB4_GT and bit.ly/DB4_Lightweight_Racer
For more information: https://www.bellsportandclassic.co.uk/
17th September 2020: Bell Sport and Classic is delighted to offer for sale two outstanding Aston Martin DB4 models – presenting perhaps one of the most desirable combinations of roadgoing and track-focused historic cars available anywhere in the world right now.

The first is an extremely rare and desirable 1960 Aston Martin DB4 GT ‘Recreated’, upgraded to full GT specification, just like the original lightweight limited-edition machine which first appeared in 1959. Supplied to its first owner as a standard DB4, the car was converted in 2002 with the work carried out by Goldsmith & Young, a renowned Aston Martin restorer in Wiltshire. Like the original DB4 GT, which was a roadgoing sports car that enjoyed considerable success on the circuit, the DB4 at Bell Sport & Classic has enclosed headlights and a shortened wheelbase, doing away with its rear seats (instead sporting a vintage suitcase secured with leather straps), while the period correct GT-spec fuel tank is found in the boot.

However, whereas the original DB4 GT had a 3.7-litre or 3.8-litre engine, this car has an enhanced 4.2-litre engine with Cosworth pistons. The cylinder head is the twin-spark option correct for GT spec, working with twin distributors. Both inlet and exhaust manifolds are in line with GT specification, while triple Weber carburettors are recently installed. The David Brown gearbox has been upgraded to accommodate overdrive, while the car also features aluminium brake callipers with a remote servo. The suspension is also uprated, giving a lower, sportier stance with adjustable linkages, while also included is a lengthy history with photos documenting the conversion process.

Joining the DB4 GT ‘Recreation’ in the Bell Sport & Classic showroom in Hertfordshire is a 1961 Aston Martin DB4, presented in full competition specification. Supplied new to the UK market as a standard RHD car, the DB4 was used for sprinting and hill climbing throughout the 1970s and 80s, after which it was subject to conversion to lightweight specification, completed by RS Williams, Aston Engineering and Ian Mason – all acclaimed Aston Martin heritage specialists.

Subsequently sold to a Japanese collector, it was entered into events sparingly in the 1990s before being brought back to the UK. Upon its return to British shores, the car was bought by Irish peer, Lord Conor O’Brien, who raced the DB4 for 12 years from 2000, competing in 97 events and only failing to finish in three. The car changed hands once more with its most recent owner campaigning a number of Aston Martin Owners’ Club and other events. Power comes from a 4.5-litre version of Aston Martin’s famous in-line six-cylinder engine producing in excess of 410bhp and with a full roll cage, racing seat and six-point harness, it represents the complete competition package and is ready to enjoy on the circuit.

Tim Kearns, Managing Director of Bell Sport and Classic, said: “These DB4s are presented in exquisite condition, representing two meticulously prepared takes on the theme of road and track. The DB4 GT ‘Recreation’ has been sympathetically and credibly upgraded to GT specification with the added bonus of an enhanced engine. Given the prices of original DB4 GTs and also Aston Martin’s recent run of continuation cars, this superb machine marks a unique opportunity to enjoy an authentic experience at a fraction of the cost.

“For those who want to take to the track, our DB4 racing car is one of the finest competition cars we have seen. It is ready to run straight away in any number of events. Without doubt, these two cars are arguably one of the most desirable pairings of historic Aston Martin models on sale in the world right now.”   

 

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« Respuesta #2077 en: 17 Septiembre 2020, 14:15:16 »
CLASSIC CAR AUCTIONS BIGGEST EVER SALE TAKES PLACE THIS WEEKEND WITH 234 CLASSICS

Super rare and superbly restored Sunbeam Alpine Special
Audi Quattro UR Turbo 10v barn find after 26 years of hibernation
One owner from new Audi Quattro 2.2 Turbo RR 20V
An exceptional Ferrari 348 TB with 43,000 miles
Beautifully restored Jaguar Mk2
This weekend Classic Car Auctions (CCA) will host their two-day September Live Online Auction.

234 classics will cross the block on Friday 18th and Saturday 19th and whilst the auction will be closed, it will be live streamed online and bidding will be available online, on the phone of via commission (pre-bid).

Gary Dunne, CCA’s Sales Manager commented “We have set up at Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire for the purposes of offering viewing of the cars in person, prior to the auction days. This has allowed interested bidders to inspect any vehicles of interest and to satisfy themselves as to the condition of the cars. This has been controlled, with buyers booking appointments, social distancing being maintained, and masks also being worn whilst inside.”

Gary continued, “We have extended our viewing window into Friday morning due to popular demand so please ensure you call our team on 01926 640888 to book a last-minute slot for Thursday 17th or the morning of Friday 18th.”

There are many special cars in the line-up including two very different, yet very exciting, Audi UR Quattro Turbos. The first has been in hibernation for 26 years and is a wonderful barn find! Whilst it will need substantial work to restore it, this is an exciting project from 1985 and is estimated at £8,000 - £10,000. The second example is simply the Holy Grail of UR Quattro with just one owner from new. The 1991 2.2 RR 20V example scored a phenomenal 125 out of 135 in CCA’s condition report and this top of the range modern classic even comes with its original Bill of Sale from 1991. Estimated at £60,000 - £70,000, both Audis will be offered in the Saturday sale.

In the Friday sale, which is dedicated specifically to The Warwickshire Collection, a superbly restored 1953 Sunbeam Alpine Special will be gong under the hammer. Just 93 of these cars were built, this example is one of the 43 right-hand drive models and it is thought that just 33 of these classics survive today! Estimated at £20,000 - £25,000, it is beautifully restored and finished in Sapphire Blue – the same specification which featured in the 1955 Alfred Hitchcock film, “To Catch a Thief”.

Going back to day two of the sale, which will see 145 classics offered, that includes a right-hand drive, manual 1990 Ferrari 348 TB which is one of just 130. This Rosso Corsa over tan leather example has covered less than 44,000 miles and this too scored well in CCA’s condition report, with 108 out of 135. Estimated at £40,000 - £50,000. Lot 660 is a stunning 1961 Jaguar Mk2 in Sherwood Green and it benefitted from a comprehensive bare metal restoration in 2012 and a complete engine rebuild. With further upgrades too, it has had little use since, and it is superb – estimated at £30,000 - £35,000.

The auction is taking place over two days, with the auction commencing at 12pm on Friday 18th and 11am on Saturday 19th September. The link to live stream the auction will be on the CCA homepage on the auction days.

For this auction, the buyers premium is 11% + VAT and bidding is available online with either The Saleroom or Proxibid, on the telephone or via a commission (pre) bid. Visit the CCA website here to register for bidding and download the e-catalogue for this auction here.

 

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« Respuesta #2078 en: 17 Septiembre 2020, 14:15:39 »
BRITAIN’S CARS ARE OLDER THAN EVER, DESPITE BOOM IN EVS AND HYBRIDS

Britain has its oldest car parc ever according to data from new website Retro Motor
Official DfT and DVLA data shows huge growth in older cars still on the road
Cars aged 13 or over have tripled in volume in past 25 years, according to modern classic website from the team behind Motoring Research
BRITAIN’s car parc is older than ever before despite the efforts of policymakers and environmentalists to get us behind the wheel of modern, fuel-efficient models and zero-emissions vehicles, according to official figures.

The data, from the DVLA and Department for Transport, has been gathered by the team behind Retro Motor, the new online web resource that celebrates modern classic cars.

It shows that in 2019 there were 6.086 million cars over 13 years old in the UK, approximately one-in-five of all vehicles on the road. 25 years earlier, in 1994, there were only 1.329 million cars of a similar age.

In 1994, the percentage of cars over 13 years old sat at 6.3 per cent, or just over one in 20 cars. In 2019, that number sat at 19.1%, or just under one in five, despite scrappage schemes and market-led incentives to get people into newer and more environmentally friendly cars.

Meanwhile, the average age of all cars on UK roads has increased from 6.7 years in 1994 to 8.3 years in 2019. There were 21.1 million cars licensed in 1994, rising to 31.8 million in 2019.

But despite the growth in numbers of older vehicles, the news doesn’t necessarily mean that cars are less environmentally friendly as the mileages covered by modern, efficient cars are much higher.

Retro Motor founder Richard Aucock said: “You have to remember that a 13-year old car in 1994 was an early Eighties model with extremely high emissions and no catalytic converters, whereas cars from the mid-2000s were already starting to meet new Euro emissions legislation.

“In addition, there’s been a huge boom in the popularity of modern classics in recent years, which means that models from the Eighties and Nineties in particular have developed into collectors’ items. Throw into the mix the much-improved build quality of cars from this era and it’s easy to see why many of them remain loved and cherished by enthusiasts, rather than just be used as old bangers.”

Retro Motor was founded by established editorial provider Motoring Research and launches to the public this week, using a network of well-known and highly respected contributors who are well known in the automotive industry and motoring journalism spheres.

“We want Retro Motor to be a lot more than just a site you go to look at performance figures and fancy photos,” added Richard Aucock. “We want to use it to tell the stories of some of the cars and characters that define our wonderful industry, through a period in which I’m proud to have been deeply involved in it – and I know our team of writers feel the same way. Whether it’s a Porsche or a Proton, it’s welcome, and we’ll be talking in detail and with enthusiasm as we build a digital community around the Retro Motor brand.”

Visit Retro Motor at www.retromotor.co.uk

 

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« Respuesta #2079 en: 17 Septiembre 2020, 14:16:05 »
HAGERTY INSIDER UK REPORT – UK CLASSIC CAR MARKET REMAINS STABLE DURING CRISIS

Insider UK analysists report 0.85% overall rise in average (mean) values within the Hagerty Classic 50 between May and August 2020
The Hagerty Classic 50 tracks the top 50 cars most indicative of the UK classic market
Within the UK Hagerty Price Guide, the market saw an overall shift downwards of 0.47% (mean £238,683, down from £239,798)
UK Hagerty Price Guide tracks a total of 40,332 classic car values from 1923 to 2005. The total value of cars within the Guide is £569,779,850
Core classics continue to perform as expected, with front-engine Porsches seeing a slight uplift in values, as well as many modern classics
In the collector spectrum the Aston Martin DB6 sees a marked fall in value across all variants, the same is true of unique classics such as the Lagonda S2 and DeLorean DMC-12
The £1m and over market remains buoyant with most cars offered within this spectrum selling well says report: www.hagerty.co.uk/articles/calm-amidst-the-storm/
Northamptonshire: 15/09/2020

The latest UK Hagerty Price Guide reveals that the classic car market has proved a relative safe haven during the global pandemic. The guide, which tracks more than 40,000 values of classic cars worth a total of £570m, shows trends that suggest that the UK classic car market is in a healthy state despite (or maybe due to) COVID-19.

In recent months the classic car market has had to adapt quickly and move predominantly online. The companies that were either already investing in high-quality online selling platforms or were agile enough to adapt quickly have performed well, and those who decided to weather the storm slowly realise the world will never be quite the same again.

But, unlike other areas of the economy, this doesn’t just seem to be making up for a COVID-19-induced shortfall, and data suggests there has been a significant increase in market activity compared to 2019. Also, classic cars are an emotional purchase, and COVID-19 has been an emotional time. All the indications – auction results, anecdotal evidence from enthusiasts and statements from dealers – suggest that the sub-£100,000 classic car market is active.

The Hagerty UK Classic Index, which monitors the top 50 cars most indicative of the UK market, reveals that the classic car market has proved remarkably resilient during a period of unprecedented uncertainty. Since the last report in May 2020, average (mean) values have shown an overall rise of 0.85%. Nine cars fell in value, six rose and 35 remained static.

With one exception, the cars that have risen in value are all ‘modern classics’ – aspirational performance cars evocative of the 1980s era that many of today’s 40-something buyers want to own. The exception is the Morgan 4/4 which reports a modest monetary rise.

Classic cars that fell in value tended to be cars that saw rapid appreciation during the last decade. For example, a flurry of enthusiasm around early land Rovers and Range Rovers has ebbed, and prices seem to have settled.

Fallers also include striking, individual classics such as the Daimler SP250 Dart, the Aston Martin Lagonda S2 and the DeLorean DMC-12. All have dropped in reported value.

Although most cars within the Classic Index are non-movers, some are at the end of a consistent period of value movement. The downwards trend in values of the Ferrari 308GTB has finally subsided, and the Willys MB Jeep fall has also settled. The previous steady rise of the BMW 2002tii, and the much more dramatic gains of the Ford Sierra RS Cosworth, have also levelled out.

Ford Escort Mexico values have now been static for over two years which, accounting for inflation, shows a small drop in real value.

A full breakdown of the UK Classic Index results can be found at the end of this document.

The UK Hagerty Price Guide (issue 21) reported a small downwards shift of 0.47% with mean value recorded at £238,683, down from £239,798. The UK HPG tracks a total of 40,332 classic car values registered between 1923 and 2005.

Values of MGAs have improved since the last HPG update in May, with many examples performing well at recent auctions. Only four no-sales were reported, from 13 offered since May. As a result, the Hagerty Price Guide average for a standard 1500 roadster has risen from £25,125 to £27,125 and Twin-cam values have risen from £54,700 to £60,200.

Front-engine Porsche variants (924, 944 and 928) have risen across the board since the last HPG update. The Porsche 924 Lux has increased from an average of £8,100 to £8,550.

Aston Martin DB6 values fell in nearly every variant except the very rarest Vantage Volantes and Short Chassis Volante models. Mk I standard saloons have been most affected, moving from a Hagerty Price Guide range of between £175,000 to £400,000 to a new range of £142,000 to £335,000.

Since lockdown, the top of the European classic car market is seemingly buoyant: of the four classic (pre-1990) cars offered at European public auctions since March, just one failed to sell. The sales highlight was a right-hand drive 1972 Lamborghini Miura SV which fetched £1.91m at Silverstone Auctions in August – £200,000 over HPG top value for that model.

Hagerty UK Classic Index Report Highlights:

Risers

VW Golf GTi Mk 1 1.6 - Rise of 13.82% in quarter (avg value up from £15,200 to £17,300)
Audi Quattro - Rise 3.84% (£46,225 to £48,000)
Morgan 4/4 Series V - Rise 2.13% (£28,225 to £28,825)
Porsche 944 Turbo - Rise 1.45% (£20,625 to £20,925)
Peugeot 205 GTI 1.6 - Rise 0.93% (£16,150 to £16,300)
Fallers

DeLorean DMC 12 - Down 6.82% in quarter (avg value down from £30,262 to £28,200)
Daimler SP250 Dart - Down 5.26% (£41,337 to £39,162)
Range Rover Classic 2 door - Down 4.97% (£38,750 to £36,825)
Aston Martin Lagonda S2 - Down 2.37% (£53,798 to £52,525)
Land Rover Series 1 - Down 1.35% (£29,700 to £29,300)
Non-movers

BMW 2002 tii - Previously up 4.26% and 0.68% in last two updates (avg £29,575)
Ford Sierra RS Cosworth - Previously up 13.74% and 3.64% (avg £48,550)
Willys MB Jeep - Previously down -8.61% and -4.31% (avg £21,075)
Ferrari 308 GTB standard - Previously down -2.62% and -2.97% (avg £52,250)
Ford Escort Mexico - Now unchanged since Feb 2018 (avg £29,800)
Speaking of the latest reported results John Mayhead, Head of Hagerty UK Valuations, said “The UK classic car market seems to be in rude health, with enthusiasts taking the lead at every value point, according to new Hagerty Price Guide figures. Some values are still dropping, but that’s understandable”

The full Hagerty report can be read here: https://www.hagerty.co.uk/articles/calm-amidst-the-storm/

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In addition to providing globally leading insurance products, Hagerty International is regarded as one of the world leaders in classic car market analysis and the valuation of classic cars. Regular market reports are published by Hagerty taking data from owners, collectors, car sales and auctions from around the world to give an accurate overview of the classic car market, its stability and value.

Hagerty also offers an extensive event program, including the famous Festival of the Unexceptional, and remains one of the world’s largest classic car content providers through its print, film, digital and social media channels.