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Classic Car Show to showcase motoring history

THE longest-running, independent classic car show in the UK will take place at the Bath & West Show Ground, Shepton Mallet, over the weekend of June 14-15. Around 14,000 people are expected to attend the 35th Footman James Bristol Classic Car Show, which will feature around 200 classics from 65 car clubs, along with 200 … Continue reading

Pre-war cars get ready for new Flying Scotsman rally route

MORE than 100 pre-war cars will be on the starting line of the Endurance Rally Association’s sixth Flying Scotsman Rally on Friday April 4, following a new route that starts in the Midlands, allowing the drivers to experience more of the Scottish Borders and Scotland before finishing 600 miles later in Gleneagles, Perthshire. The ‘Great … Continue reading

Rare pre-war Lagonda for restoration

AN extremely rare 1939 Lagonda V12 Hooper two-door saloon that has covered just 40,000 miles from new is set to headline Silverstone Auctions’ very first Restoration Show sale at the NEC, Birmingham on April 12. The unique car, a highly original and matching numbers example, is estimated at between £75,000 and £100,000. It was built … Continue reading

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E-Type shines at DVCA sale

A FEW of the entries that caught my eye at the viewing day for the Dorset Vintage & Classic Auctions spring sale at Athelhampton House, near Dorchester, tomorrow (Thursday March 20). The silver E-Type, a drop-dead gorgeous 1972 left-hand-drive 5.3-litre version imported from California, was the star of the show for me.

Coys smashes three world records at auction

INTERNATIONAL auctioneers Coys broke three world records at their famous Spring Classics auction in London last week, which was part of a unique television event with Channel 4. A 1972 Maserati Ghibli SS (pictured above) fetched £177,640, which is believed to be a world record price for this model. The other two cars reaching exceptional … Continue reading

Mini Madness at the Brooklands Mini Day

THOUGH the cars may be on the small side, there is nothing tiny about Brooklands Museum’s annual Mini Day on Saturday March 22, as one of the most iconic British small cars takes the limelight at the historic site in Weybridge, Surrey. Mini Day at Brooklands is now one of the most popular days of … Continue reading

Pictures of the week 131

Rare Merc tops the auction bill

DORSET Vintage and Classic Auctions’ forthcoming spring sale promises to offer an eclectic mix of classic cars, motorcycles and interesting automobilia. The vehicle assortment is headed up by an immaculate 1965 Mercedes-Benz 230SL with rare manual transmission and the iconic Pagoda hardtop. It is expected to make £35,000 to £40,000. There is also a 1972 … Continue reading