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« Respuesta #1470 en: 31 Enero 2019, 15:02:44 »

Mini owners are being offered a fantastic opportunity to be part of the idolised little car’s unmissable 60th birthday party at this summer’s Silverstone Classic (26-28 July).

Plans to salute the diminutive icon’s diamond jubilee with the biggest-ever grid of racing Minis has already been announced – but now comes confirmation of an exclusive anniversary track parade and display, too.

Designed to be the launchpad for a wonderful weekend of birthday celebrations, the special Mini pageant has been added to Friday’s packed timetable at the Classic.

What’s more, to encourage all those with a classic Mini to join the festivities, a unique Mini Celebration Package has been introduced specifically for owners of original pre-2001 models.

This cost-saving offer provides owners with a pair of adult tickets (for Friday or the full three-day weekend), a vehicle pass giving access to the Mini Celebration display area, plus entry into the Mini Celebration parade taking place on the full Grand Prix circuit at lunchtime on Friday.

This one-off package has been introduced to enable Mini owners who may not be members of those car clubs already attending the world’s biggest historic motor racing festival, to share in the extensive 60th birthday revelries.

“This is a big birthday for everybody’s favourite little car and we want to encourage all those lucky enough to own a charismatic original Mini to be part of what promises to be a very special 60th birthday,” explained Nick Wigley, Silverstone Classic CEO.

Those wishing to join the party can select the Mini Celebration Package from the ticket options available on the official website. Numbers are limited so early booking is highly recommended.

As well as honouring the Mini in record-breaking style, this year’s Silverstone Classic is also marking Bentley’s centenary and 50 years of the Ford Capri. The track programme also features evocative retro races for prized Formula 1, Formula 2 and Formula 3 single-seaters for the very first time.   

Full details of all tickets (which must be purchased in advance) – as well as hospitality packages and weekend festival camping – can be found on the official website.


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« Respuesta #1471 en: 31 Enero 2019, 15:03:12 »

As Bentley enters its Centenary year, the oldest remaining and first racing model – EXP 2 – will be displayed at Retromobile, Paris.

The first of many unique events in 2019 that will see Bentley celebrate this landmark year, Retromobile kick-starts the world car show season between 6-10 February at Salon des Expositions, Porte de Versailles.

Showcasing Bentley’s motoring evolution over the past 100 years, the British brand’s stand in Paris offers visitors a unique opportunity to explore the heritage and the innovation of the British luxury car manufacturer. Joining its illustrious forebear in Paris will be the new Continental GT Convertible – the pinnacle open-top Grand Tourer.

Although separated by 100 years of automotive evolution, the two models share fundamental Bentley characteristics: both are genuine Grand Tourers; both offer sector-defining levels of performance; and both feature innovative technology at their core.

The year, Retromobile celebrates its 44th anniversary, with over 120,000 visitors expected to attend from all over the world. For more information on the event please visit

EXP 2 – The Oldest Surviving & First Racing Bentley
In the first few years of his company’s existence, W.O. Bentley made three prototypes: EXP 1 (EXPerimental No.1) at New Street Mews off Baker Street (which first ran in October 1919); EXP 2 built later that year at Bentley’s new workshop in Cricklewood (cannibalising much of EXP 1): and EXP 3 – better known as ‘The Cab’ and W.O.’s personal car.

A legacy of the Cricklewood era, EXP 2 is the oldest Bentley in existence. As the second Bentley to ever be made, its debut was at the 1919 Olympia Motor Show and is a landmark car in the brand’s 100-year history.

Drawing influence from W.O. Bentley’s pre-war competition experience – when he pioneered the use of aluminium pistons – EXP 2 is also the brand’s first car to win a race, powered by a 3.0-litre four-cylinder engine with a top speed of 80 mph.

Frank Clement, W.O.’s development engineer and racing driver, won the Junior Sprint Handicap at Brooklands on 16 May 1921 in EXP2 – the first recorded racing victory for Bentley. Clement not only took the brand’s maiden win at the famous banked circuit, but also saw off some famous names in the process.

2019 Calendar of Heritage Events
As Bentley commemorates 100 extraordinary years, brand enthusiasts will be able to join the celebrations at a number of events hosted around the world – showcasing the best of Bentley past and present.




44th Salon Rétromobile

6-10 February

Paris, France

13th Annual Boca Concours d’Elegance

22-24 February

Boca Raton, Florida, US

W.O. Bonhams exhibition

11 April


Bentley Drivers Club Centenary Extraordinary Drive

15-31 March

Castle of Mey – Crewe – London

Benjafield Racing Club, W.O. race

13 April

Silverstone race track

Mille Miglia

15-18 May

Brescia – Rome – Brescia, IT

24 Hours of Le Mans

15-16 June

Le Mans, France

RREC Annual Rally & Concours

 21 June

Burghley house, England

Chantilly Arts & Elegance

30 June

Chantilly, France

RROC National Meeting

22-27 July

Detroit, US

Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

21-26 August

Carmel, California, US

Salon Privé Concours d'Elegance

6-8 September

Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire, UK

Bentley’s Centenary – 100 Years of Extraordinary
In 1919 Walter Owen (W.O.) Bentley created a company with a simple objective: to build “a fast car, a good car, the best in its class”. This guiding principle has driven Bentley ever since, pushing the brand forward and making it the leader in automotive luxury around the world today.

The 10th of July 2019 marks Bentley’s 100th year and this extraordinary milestone – reached by only a special few companies – will be a cause for celebration of the company’s history, its global success today and its exciting future.


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« Respuesta #1472 en: 01 Febrero 2019, 08:27:34 »

FIVA (the Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens) welcomes the decision by the European Parliament’s Internal Market Committee on motor insurance taken on 22 January 2019, as it will help to preserve our motoring heritage.

The MEPs were voting on a proposal from the European Commission to change civil liability (third-party) motor insurance laws. Had the European Commission’s proposals gone ahead, owners would have been required to take out third-party insurance even when a vehicle is not being used on the road.

“If historic vehicles in museums, under long-term restoration, or simply not being used for a period of time were required to have third-party insurance, the effect on our motoring heritage would have been extremely damaging, to say the least,” says FIVA President, Patrick Rollet. “We are delighted that the members of the European Parliament Committee recognised that such insurance would be costly and unnecessary for historic vehicle owners, and we applaud their decision to vote against it.

“Moreover, we fully support the MEPs’ decision to reject the European Commission’s proposal that civil liability insurance becomes a requirement for vehicles used in motorsport. Fortunately, the MEPs rightly recognised that such a step would have made motorsport economically unviable to the vast majority of participants, as the premiums would be prohibitively expensive for competitors – including historic vehicle motorsport competitors – whose events are in any case protected by other liability insurance.”

Patrick Rollet concluded by stating that he hoped Member States would support these positive decisions in forthcoming negotiations, to help preserve our motoring heritage.


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« Respuesta #1473 en: 01 Febrero 2019, 08:28:04 »

Wolfsburg – The Bremen Classic Motorshow traditionally kicks off the classic season, and Volkswagen Classic is celebrating an anniversary: four decades of the Golf Cabriolet. From prototype to production – under the slogan “40 Years of Sunny Outlooks”, two exhibits from the company’s own automobile collection at Volkswagen Osnabrück tell of the start of a success story.

40 Years of Sunny Outlooks: The Golf Cabriolet success story
“Sun, Moon and Cabriolet” is the advertising slogan when Volkswagen launches the topless variant of the Golf I in 1979. Manufacture of the joint development between Volkswagen and Karmann starts on 14 February 1979 in Osnabrück. As the legitimate successor to the famous Beetle Cabriolet, the open Golf has big shoes to fill – and wastes no time in filling within a short time of its launch, as shown in the sales figures.

As well as the folding convertible top, another characteristic feature of the Golf I Cabriolet is its fixed roll bar above the B pillar. This striking design is the response to the safety discussions of the 1970s. As well as  protecting passengers, the roll bar also provides an optimal connection point for the front seat belts and guides the rear side window securely and quietly.

Following the launch of the Golf II in 1983, the Golf I Cabriolet is initially produced without modification. The official second generation is essentially based on the old design from just over three years previous. In 1987, it is given a facelift, as part of a major product upgrade. The Golf I Cabriolet is produced in this modernised form until 1993. By the time the production of the second series ceases, 389,000 Golf Cabriolet have been built in Osnabrück. This makes it the most manufactured cabriolet in the world – rapidly superseding its predecessor.

The next fresh air generation
The successor is launched in July 1993: the Golf III Cabriolet, based on the technology used in the third generation of the saloon. Volkswagen once again opts for the striking central roll bar. The car features the same gains in terms of rigidity and safety in case of the car rolling, while systems like the automatically-deployed roll bar are not yet available. When opened, the roof now sits lower down. The generation leap is unmistakable. The Golf III Cabriolet comes equipped with double air bags, ABS and side impact protection as standard. The new topless Golf is another great success for Karmann and Volkswagen: 139,578 units roll off the production line by 1997. In 1998, the Golf III Cabriolet is given a facelift. With a few clever tweaks to the chassis design, the Golf III Cabriolet becomes the Golf IV Cabriolet. Production of the Golf Cabriolet in Osnabrück ends in 2001.

New edition of the open-air Golf
After a ten-year hiatus, the new Cabriolet, based on the sixth generation of Golf, rolls off the production line at Volkswagen’s new plant in Osnabrück on 17 March 2011. The new Cabriolet does not feature the fixed roll bar. It is replaced by roll-over protection that is deployed in a faction of a second. A reinforced windscreen frame, additional structural modifications and various airbags ensure a high level of safety. The first Golf GTI Cabriolet is launched in 2012, followed in 2013 by the first Golf R Cabriolet. The era of the open-top Golf ends in 2016, after the manufacture of 770,039 cars.

The traditional cabriolet expertise at the site in Osnabrück remains unaffected and is now pointing to the future with the T-Roc Cabriolet, among other projects.

Roll bar-free “strawberry punnet”: Volkswagen Classic exhibits prototype Volkswagen Classic comes to Bremen with a unique cabrio gem: the prototype of the Golf Cabriolet. In 1976, Karmann presented the Volkswagen board with an independently-developed variant of the cabriolet, without the integrated central roll bar. The proposal was investigated thoroughly in Wolfsburg. However, the head of Volkswagen vehicle safety had one major objection: “Not without a roll bar!” ordered Prof. Dr. Ulrich Seiffert, with one eye on the anticipated US safety regulations, which would have a considerable effect on an export-oriented company like Volkswagen. Karmann reacted promptly and came up with a bar that would offer protection should the car roll, whilst at the same time offering improved support for the convertible top and improving the side window guides – and it also led to the Golf Cabriolet’s nicknames: Henkelmann (mess kit) and Erdbeerkörbchen (strawberry punnet).

“Or do you know of another cabriolet of this kind?“
What Volkswagen confidently promoted as being contemporary in one advert is now celebrating a major anniversary in 2019: 40 years of open- top Golf joy. The second Volkswagen Classic exhibit is all about these four decades of the fresh air generation. The early Golf I Cabriolet, in rare Capri Blue, will inevitably stir up that summer, sun and cabriolet feeling in many a fan in Bremen.

Hall 5: Connected by tradition
The Golf Cabriolets of Volkswagen Classic, and other exhibits from throughout Volkswagen’s history, can be seen in Hall 5 from 1 to 3 February. Volkswagen Classic is presenting itself alongside Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Oldtimers, Audi Tradition, Volkswagen Classic Parts, and the 1. Käferclub (Beetle Club) Wolfsburg, under the motto “Connected by tradition”.

Roughly 650 exhibitors from eleven countries will be represented in the 47,000-m² exhibition area at the Bremen Classic Motorshow. As well as the manufacturers’ exhibition stands, more than 100 club stands, an extensive parts market and the international sales exhibition will also attract visitors to the motor show.


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« Respuesta #1474 en: 05 Febrero 2019, 08:30:51 »

    Renault showcases its pioneering role in the development of turbocharged cars at Retromobile 2019
    Technology transfer from track to road is celebrated
    Renault is celebrating 40 years since its first F1 victory, the first by a turbocharged engine
    Eleven cars on display, including Renault 18 Turbo, Renault 5 Turbo and Renault Fuego Turbo

Renault at Rétromobile 2019
The transfer of technology from F1 to production cars is embodied by a selection of models exhibited by Renault Classic* at the 2019 Rétromobile show.

Renault is celebrating the 40th anniversary of its first, revolutionary Formula 1 victory at the event by exhibiting a 1979 RS 10 together with a selection of emblematic production cars. These models show how Renault, starting in 1980, transferred the technical expertise in turbocharging acquired in motorsport to its production range.

The 600 m² stand is home to 11 Renault models equipped with a turbo engine. In addition, an Estafette – a model celebrating its 60th birthday in 2019 – adorned with the colours of the 1979 Formula 1 team is serving as a store.

Rétromobile 2019 takes place at the Porte de Versailles, Paris, on 6-10 February.

For full information please see the Press Kit available to download on

Cars on display:

RENAULT F1 RS 10 – 1979








RENAULT 21 2L. TURBO – 1987




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« Respuesta #1475 en: 05 Febrero 2019, 12:13:00 »

Join the double celebration at Beaulieu’s Spring Autojumble on May 18th and 19th, with the 25th anniversary of the popular event and Mini 60 celebrating six decades of the iconic Mini.

A highlight of Beaulieu’s events calendar since it was launched in 1994, Spring Autojumble’s quarter century will be marked with a silver-themed event as jumblers are invited to decorate stands and send their memories and pictures to

Beaulieu’s autojumbles are the best place to shop for spares and accessories for classics, including the much-loved Mini. To put the car in the spotlight, Beaulieu’s Mini 60 display at Spring Autojumble will show a timeline of every major milestone in the classic Mini’s lifespan from 1959 to 2000. The Mini Cooper Register display will bring together the earliest Minis, special editions of the 1980s and ’90s, practical estates, vans and sporty Coopers.

Spring Autojumble media sponsor Practical Classics will join the Mini celebration by bringing their own project car, a 1968 Austin Mini estate that has been off the road for more than 40 years. See this tiny time-warp and chat with the team about their latest project.

Mini fans can scour Spring Autojumble’s 1,000+ stands packed with classic car parts, motoring literature and automobilia bargains. Maybe even find your dream Mini amongst the range of classics for sale in Automart and Dealermart.

Other features include a return of the Dorset branch of the Morris Minor Owners’ Club popular display MoggyFest and Friends, while the Morgan Sports Car Club will showcase an impressive selection of these classic British sports car favourites. Show favourites the Wessex Car Club will also show a variety of members’ vehicles.

Enthusiasts for another British legend can enjoy Beaulieu’s Land Rover Rummage on Sunday 19th, as everything Land Rover-related is bought, bartered, swapped and sold in a section of the show dedicated to Britain’s favourite 4x4. Also on Sunday is popular Trunk Traders, a treasure trove for surplus spares, tools, books and automobilia.

One-day and two-day Spring Autojumble tickets can be bought in advance online. For tickets and details see or call 01590 612888. Event tickets include entry to the whole Beaulieu attraction, including the National Motor Museum with its new Chitty Chitty Bang Bang 50 Years display, World of Top Gear, On Screen Cars, the ancestral Montagu family home of Palace House, 13th century Beaulieu Abbey and the grounds and gardens.

Exhibitors and Trunk Traders can book their stand online at or contact the Beaulieu Events team at or on 01590 614614.

25th Beaulieu Spring Autojumble Fact File

    The first Spring Autojumble in May 1994 featured 600 stands, which has almost doubled today.

    Extreme weather conditions meant the show was once cancelled in 2001, making 2019 not only the 25th anniversary but also the 25th

    Since the first year, club car displays and the Automart – offering classic cars for sale – have been a key part of Spring Autojumble.

    In 1994, special features included a display by motoring artists and a classic concours competition.

    The show has changed names several times over the years from the initial Beaulieu Spring Classic Autojumble, to Beaulieu Spring Autojumble, Beaulieu Spring Motormart & Autojumble, Beaulieu Motormart Autojumble, then back to Beaulieu Spring Autojumble!

    Trunk Traders and Dealermart were popular new features added to the event in 2006.

    In 1997 the National Motor Museum had its own garage sale at the show, selling off surplus automobilia, vintage tools and period garage items left over from the creation of Jack Tucker’s Garage display in the museum.


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« Respuesta #1476 en: 06 Febrero 2019, 08:14:18 »

Silverstone Auctions will auction one of only 235 UK, right-hand drive Ferrari Dino 246GTs at its sale at Race Retro powered by Motor Sport at Stoneleigh Park on 23rd February 2019.

Rarer still, the 1972 Ferrari Dino 246GT Coupe is believed to be one of only two or three examples finished in Azzurro Dino. Presented in highly original condition and accompanied by its Classiche 'Certificato di Autenticita', it will be offered at the auction with a sale estimate of £240,000 to £280,000.

“This stunning E-Series Dino has to be one of the most original and unmolested 246GTs anywhere”, comments Guy Lees-Milne, general manager, Silverstone Auctions. “The Dino is a very popular model among Ferrari enthusiasts, and given that this example is one of so few finished in the stunning Azzurro Dino blue and has been Classiche awarded, it’s a perfect example for collectors.”

The rare Dino was delivered new in December 1971 with a Nero leather interior and optional radio, nose bar and electric windows. It has since been enjoyed by just four registered keepers and has enjoyed regular maintenance by marque specialists, reading a total of just 51,786 miles today.

In 1991, the cars long-term owner treated it to a major overhaul, an engine rebuild, and a paint refresh, all of which was photographed and documented in a leather-bound photo album containing 232 pictures.

On account of its originality, rare colour and low ownership, this exceptional example was selected as the 'Definitive Dino' by the Haynes National Motor Museum and exhibited there. It has since been featured in a number of classic car magazines and was a 'Cover Car' in Classic & Sports Car (November 2012) and featured in the Classic & Sports Car Calendar. It was also described by Autocar magazine as "one of the one hundred most beautiful cars in pictures."

Last year the Dino received an overhaul of the suspension and brakes, as well as other minor works, at a cost of almost £10,000. More recently, it was treated to new seats, new carpets, and a dashboard and interior re-trim in the correct, factory-supplied, ‘mouse hair’.

The Dino is also supplied with its Classiche 'Certificato di Autenticita', issued on 25th July 2016, which is presented in a beautiful bespoke red box with enamel badge.

In addition to the photograph album and Classiche Presentation box, the car is also accompanied by an 80-page, bound owner's file, original Bill of Sale (£5,124.17), V5C, invoices, historic MoTs, and the original leather wallet with Operating Manuals, original Warranty Card, and wiring diagram. The boot of the car also contains the tool roll and jack, which is also finished in Azzurro Dino.

To find out more about the 1972 Ferrari Dino 246GT Coupe for auction visit


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« Respuesta #1477 en: 06 Febrero 2019, 12:33:04 »

The 2019 Donington Historic Festival promises to be the most action-packed yet. Fifteen grids will take to the track across 18 races, when a hugely diverse range of more than 400 classic racing cars spanning nine decades converge on Donington Park from all over the world.

The provisional event timetable has just been released, and historic motorsport enthusiasts will be spoilt for choice when deciding whether to attend on May 3, 4 or 5 - with many likely to choose to book for all three! Friday May 3 is qualifying day, when Festival visitors get to see all 15 grids put through their paces, while Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 have a wealth of full-on race action. The excitement continues during the lunch break, with close to contemporary F1 car demos and on-track parades.

DHF 2019 - the grids

New to DHF - in fact, new full-stop - is the Sportscar 2000 for 1961-71 two-litre cars.This brand new international historic series features 1300, 1600 and 2000 classes and, by excluding four-valve machines, provides a showcase that allows smaller-engined but highly exciting racing cars such as Porsche 904 and 906, Chevron B8, Lotus 23B, Abarth and Alfa Romeo TZ, to race against each other on a hugely entertaining and competitive ‘level playing field’.

A nod to Donington’s early history can be found in the Nuvolari and Ascari Trophy races for pre-1961 Front Engined GP cars. Organised by the Historic Grand Prix Cars Association and supported by Supagard and Hall & Hall, these will feature beautiful pieces of motor racing history dating from 1925 to 1961, with fabulous machines that raced in period in the hands of the biggest stars of the day, including the types of racers that graced Donington Park in the Grands Prix of the 1930s. Donington’s early history is also celebrated in the ‘Mad Jack’ Pre-War Sports Car race. Named after Richard ‘Mad Jack’ Shuttleworth, winner of the first-ever Donington Grand Prix in 1935, this sees Alfa Romeos, Frazer Nashes, Bugattis and Bentleys go wheel-to-wheel with diminutive Morgan 3-wheelers and tiny Austin Sevens.

There will be plenty of potent, four-wheeled glamour on the track and in the open-access paddock. The Royal Automobile Club Woodcote Trophy features stunning pre-56 road-racing cars including C- and D-type Jaguars and 250S Maseratis, while ‘big cats’ galore will be out in the Jaguar Classic Challenge. The GT & Sports Car Cup showcases genuine pre-66 GT cars and pre-63 sports-racing cars of a type that was raced in the World Endurance Championship, while the Pre-63 GT features Short Wheelbase Ferraris, DB4GT Astons, AC Aces, SZ Alfas and Lotus Elites.

If the drivers of the Lotus 15s, Lister Jaguars, Lister Knobblys and Cooper Monacos in the Stirling Moss Trophy seem to be battling it out with an extra level of enthusiasm, it might have something to do with the fact that they’re competing for the actual cup that Sir Stirling Moss won in the 1955 British GP.

Making its DHF debut is the HRDC ‘Allstars’ grid for pre-66 sports, GT and Touring Cars. The HRDC grids are always hugely entertaining and this promises to maintain that tradition. Expect to see TVR Griffith vs Bill Thomas Cheetah, Austin-Healey Jamaican and Daimler 250SP ‘Dart’!

The ever-popular and reliably lively Formula Juniors return, with two FJHRA/HSCC ‘Silverline’ Championship grids. This formula was developed six decades ago as a way to train future Grand Prix drivers and was a proving ground for names such as Jim Clark, John Surtees and Jochen Rindt.

Tin-top fans won’t be disappointed either, with a timetable that includes five dedicated Touring Car races. The HRDC ‘Coys Trophy’ will see everything from Mini Coopers to Notchback and GT350 Ford Mustangs in the line-up of 1958-66 Touring Cars, while the pre-60 grid in the HRDC ‘Touring Greats’ is likely to showcase battles between Ford Thunderbirds and Alfa Romeo Giulietta Ti Berlinas, with a good helping of Austin A35 and A40s nipping around as well.

Ford Lotus Cortinas will be out in force in the U2TC, facing opposition from BMW 1800 TISAs and Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTAs, while the Historic Touring Car Challenge with Tony Dron Trophy brings together a fantastic array of beefy pre-1991 British and European Touring Cars. If BMW M3 E30s, RS500 Ford Sierra Cosworths, Chevrolet Camaros, Ford Capris and XJ12C Jaguars are your thing, this is definitely one not to miss.


Qualifying: Friday, May 3

09.10 - Sportscar 2000 for 1961-71 two-litre cars
09.55 - Royal Automobile Club Woodcote Trophy for pre-56 sportscars
10.35 - U2TC Trophy for pre-66 under two-litre Touring Cars
11.15 - HRDC ‘Touring Greats’ for pre-’60 Touring Cars with Invited ‘TC63’
11.50 - Mad Jack - Pre-War Sports Cars
12.25 - Historic Touring Car Challenge (HTCC) with Tony Dron Trophy
12.55 - Lunch Break / Demonstrations
13.35 - GT & Sports Car Cup for pre-66 GT & pre-63 sportscars
14.25 - HRDC ‘Allstars’ for pre-’66 Sports, GT & Touring Cars
15.00 - Jaguar Classic Challenge for pre-66 Jaguar cars
15.40 - Pre-63 GT for pre-63 GT cars
16.20 - FJHRA/HSCC ‘Silverline’ Formula Junior Championship Front Engined Grid
16.50 - Nuvolari and Ascari Trophies for pre-1961 Front Engined GP cars
17.20 - Stirling Moss Trophy for pre-61 sportscars
18.00 - HRDC ‘COYS TROPHY’ for Touring Cars 1958- 1966
18.35 - FJHRA/HSCC ‘Silverline’ Formula Junior Championship Rear Engined Grid

Saturday, May 4

09.10 - FJHRA/HSCC ‘Silverline’ Formula Junior Championship Front Engined Grid - Race 1

09.45 - Sportscar 2000 for 1961-71 two-litre cars
11.00 - Nuvolari and Ascari Trophies for pre-1961 Front Engined GP cars - Race 1
11.35 - Royal Automobile Club Woodcote Trophy for pre-56 sportscars
12.35 - Lunch Break / Demonstrations
13.25 - U2TC Trophy for pre-66 under two-litre Touring Cars
14.40 - FJHRA/HSCC ‘Silverline’ Formula Junior Championship Rear Engined Grid - Race 1
15.15 - Mad Jack - Pre-War Sports Cars

16.10 - HRDC ‘Touring Greats’ for pre-’60 Touring Cars with Invited ‘TC63’
17.10 - GT & Sports Car Cup for pre-66 GT & pre-63 sportscars

Sunday, May 5

09.10 - HRDC ‘Allstars’ for pre-’66 Sports, GT & Touring Cars
10.10 - FJHRA/HSCC ‘Silverline’ Formula Junior Championship Front Engined Grid - Race 2
10.45 - Historic Touring Car Challenge (HTCC) with Tony Dron Trophy
12.00 - Jaguar Classic Challenge for pre-66 Jaguar cars
13.00 - Lunch Break / Demonstrations
14.00 - Pre-63 GT for pre-63 GT cars
15.15 - Nuvolari and Ascari Trophies for pre-1961 Front Engined GP cars - Race 2
15.50 - Stirling Moss Trophy for pre-61 sportscars
17.05 - HRDC ‘COYS TROPHY’ for Touring Cars 1958- 1966
18.05 - FJHRA/HSCC ‘Silverline’ Formula Junior Championship Rear Engined Grid - Race 2

Advance discounted tickets

Advance tickets offer significant discounts over buying on the gate, and Earlybird tickets bring the cost down even further, with an Earlybird three-day weekend ticket costing just £35 (£40 from Feb 8), while Earlybird raceday (Saturday or Sunday) tickets cost £21 (£25 from Feb 8). Can’t make the whole weekend? You can still enjoy fantastic track action on the Friday qualifying day (May 3), with an advance ticket costing just £10. Children aged under 13 are admitted for free and there are discounted tickets for teenagers aged 13-15.

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« Respuesta #1478 en: 07 Febrero 2019, 11:41:13 »

 Anyone can have big dreams, but not everyone gets the opportunity to fulfill them, or has the courage to seize that opportunity when it presents itself. Ettore Bugatti had big dreams, and in 1909 he took his fate in his own hands, and moved to Molsheim with his family to found his own company and write automotive history. A long and eventful 110 years later Bugatti proudly celebrates the anniversary of its creation and Ettore’s legacy. As the only French luxury automotive brand there couldn’t be a more fitting setting for the celebratory kick-off than the 44th edition of the Rétromobile Show. At the Bugatti stand, the visitors of Paris Expo Porte de Versailles will be able to see two highlights of this year’s international classic cars exhibition: the Bugatti Type 55 and the Bugatti EB110 GT.

“The 1932 Bugatti Type 55 and 1994 Bugatti EB110 Gran Turismo exhibited here at Rétromobile represent different eras of our colorful history which we proudly embrace in its entirety. Through all the success, but also the challenges that have accompanied our company throughout the 110 years we have become who we are today”, Bugatti President Stephan Winkelmann emphasized. “Both of these Bugatti legends are great examples of our hyper sports car heritage and both are now precious collector cars rising in value.”

Bugatti Type 55 : a grand prix car for the road

The early steps of Ettore Bugatti, interrupted by World War I, led to the glorious 1920s that lifted Bugatti to the highest heights of the automotive world. With Ettore’s son Jean Bugatti in a prominent role the company defied the Stock Market Crash of 1929 and continued manufacturing some of the most desired automobiles of the 1930s, among them the Bugatti Type 55.

In 1931 the Type 51 assumed the large inheritance of the Type 35, to the day the most successful race car in history, as the new Bugatti for grand prix races. Jean Bugatti did not only create the engine of the Type 51, but immediately started working on a version of the Type 51 for the open road, the Type 55. With its top speed of 180 km/h – more than exceptional at the time – was well-received among customers in search of a high performance gran turismo. At the same time it featured one of the most beautiful sports car designs, also masterminded by Jean Bugatti. The bicolor paint, low silhouette, and pure wing line give an impression of elegance, but also one of strength and speed. Bugatti produced 38 units of the Type 55 with roadster and coupe coachworks.

Exhibited at Rétromobile by courtesy of the Cité de l’Automobile, National Museum (Schlumpf Collection) in Mulhouse, the Type 55 roadster with the chassis number 55215 was produced in 1932 and sold and shipped in July of the same year to the United States. After 30 years his third US American owner, famous Bugatti collector John Shakespeare, sold the car together with other prestigious vehicles to Fritz Schlumpf who brought this blue-and-white Type 55 back home to Alsace and integrated it into his and his brother’s ample collection.

Bugatti EB110: the modern-era revival

In 1939, Jean Bugatti’s death and the beginning of World War II hit Bugatti harder than the financial crisis had done one decade earlier. After escaping to Bordeaux from the Nazi occupation Ettore came back to Molsheim once the war had ended. During the war, however, the business and his health had suffered and Ettore never recovered, passing away in August of 1947. His son Roland Bugatti took over, but unlike his late brother Jean he did not have the skills, the knowledge nor the luck to turn around the situation. Despite several attempts, he had to sell the company to Hispano-Suiza in 1963.

While the car collection mainly ended up in the hands of the mentioned Schlumpf brothers, the company’s tools and know-how were used in the aeronautic development for the next decades. In 1987, however, Romano Artioli revived Bugatti for the automotive world, building a new plant in Campogalliano. The main outcome of his efforts was the unique Bugatti EB110, unveiled in Paris on 15 September 1991, exactly 110 years after Ettore Bugatti's birth. All-wheel drive, a 3.5-liter V12 engine, 560 PS and a maximum torque of 611 Nm converted this Bugatti into the fastest series production car of its time at 351 km/h – in the version EB110 SS (Super Sport).

Exhibited at Rétromobile, the grey EB 110 GT (Gran Turismo) with the chassis number ZA9 AB0 1S0 RCD3 9070 was built in 1994. Its journey led from Europe to the Middle East and back to Europe where it is privately owned.

The proud Bugatti legacy: privilege and responsibility

After the production of 139 units of the EB110, Campogalliano had to shut its doors. Another setback that only a strong brand like Bugatti could survive. At the hands of the Volkswagen Group, Bugatti was revived again in 1998. The move back to Molsheim marked an important decision: building the future of the company on the very same grounds where its founder Ettore had created his legacy, this year 110 years ago. And just like in Ettore’s time, the vehicles leaving Molsheim are positioned at the very pinnacle of the automotive world.

Since 2005 all Bugatti hyper sports cars are assembled in the state-of-the-art Atelier in Molsheim. For the first ten years the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 and its derivatives, since succeeded by the Chiron1, Chiron Sport, and Divo2. All models different in character, but with one outstanding similarity – the unique 8-liter quad-turbo W16 engine. And all in line with one of Ettore Bugatti’s most sacred credo, stating that anything comparable can’t be called Bugatti.

“There is no shortcut for tradition. Tradition is something you earn through hard work over a long period of time. It especially pleases us to start celebrating our 110th anniversary here in Paris on our French home turf. We are incredibly proud of our history, of our origin and of our French identity”, explained Bugatti President Stephan Winkelmann. “Tradition and legacy are a huge privilege, but also an even bigger responsibility moving forward – upholding the name and the brand Bugatti and keep building a strong and sustainable future.”


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Re:Noticias varias de clásicos/históricos [en inglés]
« Respuesta #1479 en: 07 Febrero 2019, 11:41:42 »

The categories for the Royal Automobile Club Historic Awards have now been announced. Nominations for this recently launched new set of annual awards, which will recognise excellence and outstanding contributions to the UK’s historic motoring and motorsport industries, open on March 20.

Nominations will be sought within the following categories:

    Competitive Event
    Motoring Spectacle
    Race Series
    Outstanding Journalism

In order to qualify for consideration, any nomination must have a very strong, or exclusively, historic element to it and the nominated activity, event or feat must have taken place in the twelve months from 1st October 2018 to 30th September 2019 and must have occurred entirely or at least in the main part within the UK. In every case the judges will be looking for outstanding achievement and innovation.

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

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

The 2019 Royal Automobile Club Historic Awards categories in detail:

Competitive Event
This award seeks to celebrate the very best of the multitude of events that have a strong competitive element. This covers any event from motor racing meetings and hillclimbs to navigation and stage rallies, regularity trials, and hot rod and drag races. Eligible events must have taken place within the UK, or to have had a significant part of the event take place within the UK.

Motoring Spectacle
This award recognises the stunning range of classic and historic car events that take place around the UK throughout the year. Potential nominees must have no element of timed competition. Eligible events include concours d’elegance, tours, classic vehicle shows and club gatherings. Judges will be looking for events – big or small – that have displayed a true sense of spectacle. Eligible events must have taken place within the UK or have had a significant part of the event take place within the UK.

Race Series
This award aims to recognise the huge number of highly active and successful historic racing series, many of which take place across an international stage, and can be organised by one of the big international organisers or by one of the many UK based historic racing clubs. To be eligible for this award a race series must have a predominantly UK based calendar.

This award will be presented to a British-based collection which has made a significant contribution to the historic motoring movement in the UK or internationally. Historic vehicle collections come in many forms, from those amassed by private individuals to those curated by museums large and small or by internationally-renowned marques.

This award will be presented for a restoration that results from not only impressive technical expertise but also a significant amount of research and sensitivity to the vehicle and its history. The judges will be looking for evidence of a dedication and determination to learn as much as possible about the subject’s provenance, and for an immaculately-documented research and restoration process, combined with world-class skills, resulting in a sensitive restoration that is entirely appropriate to the vehicle concerned. The restoration must be UK based. It can have been started at any point but must have been completed during the year ending 30th September 2019.

Outstanding Journalism
This award will be presented to the author of what the judges deem to be the best written feature that has appeared in a British publication or digital platform within the twelve-month judging period. The feature can cover all aspects of the historic motoring world.

This award seeks to recognise any individual who has made a truly outstanding contribution to heritage during the judging period. The winner can come from any part of the British historic motoring world - private enthusiast, club organiser or perhaps a specialist who has achieved something remarkable - the possibilities are endless.

The Awards will be judged by a hand-picked panel of independent experts consisting of some of the most highly-regarded individuals in their respective fields, each with specific in-depth knowledge of their assigned categories, making a win one of the most sought-after accolades in the industry.

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

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

To learn more about the Historic Awards please go to


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Re:Noticias varias de clásicos/históricos [en inglés]
« Respuesta #1480 en: 07 Febrero 2019, 11:42:15 »

Beaulieu’s Simply Ford will return on Sunday May 5th for a huge celebration of all things Ford, celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Ford Anglia 105E and 50th anniversary of the popular Capri.

Anglia and Capri owners are invited to park their classics in special areas set aside at the heart of the show, as part of the diverse display of hundreds of Fords in the grounds of the National Motor Museum.

Simply Ford is the biggest in Beaulieu’s range of 10 Simply rallies and promises to be as unmissable as last year’s event, which attracted 3,000 enthusiasts and nearly 1,800 Fords.

The Ford Anglia stands out in the memory of many family motorists, as well as being a firm favourite with racing drivers and customisers over six decades. Event-goers will also be able to see the Anglias on show at Beaulieu, with the 1966 Anglia Super 1200 in the National Motor Museum and the famous ‘flying’ Anglia from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets in On Screen Cars. For more details see the Ford page on the Beaulieu website at

In the double celebration display, Surrey Capri Club will show a collection of its members’ cars to mark the anniversary of the Capri – which enjoyed a production run spanning 18 years with its fastback shape and also graced the race tracks of Europe.

Simply Ford is always buzzing with amazing cars on packed club stands and 27 owners’ groups and clubs have already booked to take part this year. Flying the flag for the Mondeo will be the ST220 Enthusiasts, Midlands Mondeo Enthusiasts and Ford Mondeo Mk2 Owners Club, as well as displays by Focus Enthusiasts, Hampshire and Berkshire RS Owners Club, Ford All Stars and Oval Outkasts.

A highlight of the day will be the People’s Choice Awards, as visitors and event-goers vote for their favourite Ford of the show, with the winner receiving a Beaulieu trophy.

Event tickets include entry to all of the Beaulieu attraction, including the museum with its Chitty Chitty Bang Bang 50 years exhibition, World of Top Gear, On Screen Cars, 13th century Beaulieu Abbey, the Montagu ancestral home of Palace House and its grounds and gardens.

For those driving Fords and taking part in the show, participant tickets are £10 an adult, £5 a child (aged 5-16) if bought in advance online before 5pm on May 2nd, or £12 an adult and £6 a child on the day. All other visitors can buy a general admission ticket to Beaulieu at the standard attraction price. For tickets and information see

Entry is from 9am - 3pm for rally participants. The Brabazon Restaurant will serve hot drinks and breakfast snacks from 9am. All other visitors should enter Beaulieu though the Visitor Reception building with a standard attraction admission ticket, from 10am.

Simply Ford is Beaulieu’s third Simply rally this year. Simply Porsche returns on June 2nd, Simply VW on June 15th, Simply Land Rover & Rummage on June 23rd, Simply Jaguar on July 14th, Simply Japanese on July 28th, the first Simply Mercedes on August 18th and Simply Smart on November 10th. For tickets and details see


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Re:Noticias varias de clásicos/históricos [en inglés]
« Respuesta #1481 en: 08 Febrero 2019, 09:40:26 »

One of the UK’s leading classic vehicle insurance specialists, Footman James, are bringing two examples of Jaguars to the London Classic Car Show, courtesy of Classic Motor Cars (CMC), including the first black Jaguar E-Type off the production line.

On February 14 – 17, 2019, the must-attend event of the year for any classic car owner and enthusiast is back. The London Classic Car Show, located at London’s Excel arena, has been regarded as one of the UK’s leading classic car events in the motoring calendar.

Specialist vehicle insurance broker, Footman James, will be attending the show with two very special examples of arguably one of the most iconic classic marques of all time, the Jaguar E-Type.

The first is a black 1961 Flat Floor Jaguar E-Type 3.8 FHC, which was the first black E-Type from the factory to be delivered; otherwise known as chassis 84. A full nut and bolt restoration was completed by CMC in 2011 and the car has remained in excellent condition ever since.

On the other end of the spectrum is a wonderful 1964 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8 litre barn find. The story of how the car ended up in this condition goes all the way back to 1970, when a young family purchased the vehicle. By 1975, the Jaguar E-Type had been laid up as the family found it too impractical with two young children, but as the husband couldn’t bear to part with the E-type; they therefore kept it in the garage until 2016. The barn find was then purchased in 2017 and is now making an appearance on the Footman James stand at the prestigious London Classic Car Show.

Nigel Woodward, managing director at Classic Motor Cars commented, ‘Classic Motor Cars has found two amazing cars for this year’s Footman James stand at the London Classic Car Show. We always try and find something interesting to bring to these events and this year we decided on before-and-after as the theme. We think these two cars both tell a wonderful story and demonstrate the tremendous skills and talents of our team here.’

David Bond, director at Footman James added, ‘it is always great to see how classics that have once been forgotten can still get the recognition that they deserve. It is with great pleasure that CMC have been able to supply us with two models that represent such an iconic marque. It is wonderful to know that there are experts out there that can restore classics to tip-top condition, keeping our classic industry alive.’

You can visit both cars on the Footman James stand at the show (Stand E130). As well as admiring the cars, you can also quiz the FJ team on any insurance related questions you may have.

For further information about Footman James please contact 0333 207 6000 or visit


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Re:Noticias varias de clásicos/históricos [en inglés]
« Respuesta #1482 en: 08 Febrero 2019, 09:48:27 »

Royalty, government, sport and show business personalities’ cars will feature in a “100 Car Spectacular” auction by international car auctioneers COYS at the London Classic Car Show next week.

Auctioneer Chris Routledge Managing Director at COYS said: “We have a spectacular auction which will be part of the London Classic Car Show at the Excel Centre in London next week and to have amazing cars associated with royalty, government, sport and show business is the icing on the cake.”

He added: “The classic car market has reached a new and encouragingly sensisible level. Sales volumes are increasing as a result of sensibly priced cars being offered to the market at a price to sell. There is increasing optimism despite the uncertainty over Brexit.”

A 1995 Lotus Elan M100 S2 which was accepted on behalf of the Prince’s Trust by HRH Prince Charles could fetch up to £20,000.  The car was produced to celebrate the 50,000th car to come out of the Lotus factory since 1948. It was signed by a number of employees from the Lotus factory and then donated to The Prince’s Trust with the help of former Lotus driver Britt Ekland. Estimate: £17,000- £20,000.

Routledge added, “This royal blue car is an important piece of Lotus history and has a strong royal connection. It is a great opportunity to acquire such a significant car.”

A 1967 Vanden Plas Princess R has an excellent motoring and political history. It was used by the former Prime Minister Harold Wilson. The car was supplied in Black livery with Gold coachlines. It is supplied with a good history file and new MOT. Estimate: 15,000- £20,000.

Another star studded car listed for the auction is a 2007 Range Rover Sport owned by David Beckham. The was designed and upgraded at a cost of £100,000 by the experts at Khan Design. It has a thunderous 4.2-litre supercharged V8 petrol engine and a highly unique interior. Estimate: £30,000- £35,000.

A Mark IV Mini 1000 which was purchased new by Bob Willis for his wife Cilla Black is also going under the hammer. The Mini was treated to an extensive upgrade by Wood & Pickett of Abbey Road which included solid black paintwork, extended wheel arches, complete Margrave leather interior and walnut dashboard. It has been recently restored and is in excellent condition. Estimate: £30,000- £40,000.

Other  cars listed for the auction include:

1959 Maserati Tipo 60/61 ‘Birdcage’ - Estimate: Refer Department

A 1962 Aston Martin DB4 Series V - Estimate: £400,000- £450,000

A 2005 Porsche Carrera GT- Estimate: £650,000- £750,000

The auction takes place over two days at the show

Part 1: Saturday 16th February at 2pm (Lots 101 to 159)

Part 2: Sunday 17th February at 2pm (Lots 201 to 241)


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Re:Noticias varias de clásicos/históricos [en inglés]
« Respuesta #1483 en: 12 Febrero 2019, 11:31:25 »

The first of this year’s three FIVA World Rallies takes place in Austria, from 22 to 26 May 2019, and is open to any vehicle built up to 1980 with a valid FIVA ID Card – not just to members of FIVA (the Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens or international federation of historic vehicles).

“The Austria Classic is intended as a ‘regularity event and/or touristic discovery trip’ to enjoy not only driving your own historic vehicle, but also the architectural, geographical and cultural diversity of Austria,” explains Robert Krickl, president of OMVV (Austrian Motor-Veteran-Federation) and OMVC (Austrian Motor-Veteran-Club), the FIVA clubs organising the Austria Classic.

Starting and finishing at the Radisson Blu Park Royal Palace Hotel in Vienna, the event is a 650km run round Vienna, Wachau, Burgenland and the Semmering region, with a choice of two classes to enter: one for Regularity (Classic) competitors and one for Touring (Trophy) participants.

Wachau, which will be explored on the first full day of the rally, is a part of Austria renowned for its picturesque landscapes: rolling hills that stretch along the Danube river. Other reasons for its popularity with visitors include the region’s high-quality wines.

On the second day, participants will head for Burgenland, the easternmost province of Austria. Once part of the Kingdom of Hungary, Burgenland is characterised by Neusiedler Lake in the north and the foothills of the Alps in the hilly south.

Day three, and the tour will visit the Semmering region, since the 19th Century a popular holiday destination for Viennese ‘high society’. Not only did the nobility gather in the fashionable villas (Emperor Karl I often spent holidays here), but also artists. Today, the Semmering is an extremely popular venue for classic car rallies and historic motorsport events, helped by its history: in 1899, for example, the first Semmering mountain race was held, a 10km race for automobiles and motorcycles. It ran almost every year until 1933, with winners including such famous names as Rudolf Caracciola and Hans Stuck.

“We look forward to welcoming historic vehicle owners from many different countries to join our exploration of Austria, in company with other enthusiasts who are keen to meet new people, while enjoying their cars and the spectacular Austrian scenery and culture,” concludes Robert Krickl.

To register for the Austria Classic, please visit The entry fee is €1,300 per person, plus hotel accommodation @ circa €125 per night, and registrations are open until 30 March 2019.


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Re:Noticias varias de clásicos/históricos [en inglés]
« Respuesta #1484 en: 12 Febrero 2019, 14:57:02 »

Evolution E-Types is all set to steal the show at this week’s London Classic Car Show, with the unveiling of a brand new all aluminium bodied E-Type Roadster. The new Roadster is the first of its kind to come out of the Evolution workshop and is due to be unveiled by its creator, engineer and E-Type guru Uryk Dmyterko and the Evolution team at the London Classic Car Show when it opens to the public this Thursday 14-17 February at London’s Excel.

Evolution are not just another Jaguar E-Type restorer, E-Type Fabs is already recognised as the World’s leading supplier of E-Type parts with their; High Strength Chassis Frames; Solid Billet Machined Aluminium Cam Covers; and the most recent development their Aluminium 5 Speed Gearbox, to name just a few. Now the world’s leading parts supplier has taken a major step forward to create a brand new range of Jaguar E-type models with modern day comforts, handling and engineering developments, offering customers all the sixties style, look and feel of an iconic classic, but with twenty-first century handling, reliability and comfort.

Evolution Creator Uryk Dmyterko explains “This is a Jaguar E-Type like no other, we don’t cut corners on our builds, we don’t count the hours, if something isn’t absolutely perfect, we reject it and start again. I personally check everything and we take enormous pride in manufacturing as much as possible on site here at our workshops in Darlington.”

“Our aim is to create a car, which doesn’t just look great, it is engineered to be fun to drive offering excitement and speed but also to be reliable and comfortable enough to be your every day drive.”

Evolution’s on site manufacturing facility in Darlington builds just three Evolution E-Types a year and with a full order book for 2019, Evolution will be offering visitors to the London Classic Car show the opportunity to book build slots for 2020. Customers can choose from the Jaguar E-Spec Fixed Head Coupe (also on show in London) or opt for a Roadster or a Low Drag Coupe. All Evolution cars come with the option of a steel or aluminium body and a range of engine sizes, as well as a paint colour of your choice, prices start from £350,000.00.

If you are visiting the London Classic Car Show 14-17 February at London’s Excel. Make sure you swing by the Evolution E-Type stand and see their stunning Roadster. Jaguar will be very much in the spotlight at the show, where Jaguar’s Director of Design Ian Callum opens his exhibit, and receives the Icon Award for his career defining design work at Jaguar and Aston Martin.

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