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Pictures of the week 137

Italian Job at Brooklands

A fire-breathing monster of a car nicknamed ‘Il Drago Ruggente’ (roaring dragon) with a 27-litre aero engine will be one of the stars of Brooklands Museum’s annual Italian Car Day on Saturday May 3. One of the biggest events in the Museum’s calendar, this celebration of all things Italian will be the 21st organised at … Continue reading

Entries invited for summer sales

FOLLOWING two record-breaking sales so far this year at Race Retro and the Restoration Show, Silverstone Auctions are now inviting quality entries into its summer auctions taking place at its spiritual home of The Wing, Silverstone. The May sale takes place on May 24. A number of exciting cars have already been entered into the … Continue reading

Pictures of the week 136

Pictures of the week 135

Aston Martin pair for auction

TWO beautiful Aston Martin DBS restoration projects, each estimated at between £20,000 and £25,000, will be going under the hammer at the first Restoration Show Sale on April 12. The pair are offered from a large private collection and are among the highlights in the 80+ lot auction taking place at the NEC, Birmingham. Having … Continue reading

Pictures of the week 134

Barns continue to unearth treasures

IF there are two words that are guaranteed to get classic car enthusiasts foaming at the mouth with excitement, those words are ‘barn find’. They immediately conjure up images of rare old vehicles that have lain half-buried in straw for half a century, just waiting to be discovered and admired. Judging by the frequency with … Continue reading

Racing Daimler barn-find set to star at Restoration Show

A UNIQUE Daimler racing car is set to take centre stage at the inaugural Practical Classics Restoration Show at Birmingham’s NEC on April 12 and 13. The car was discovered by former Scoutmaster Harold Wilson in 2009 following a 40-year stay in a garage in Brighton. He’d first spotted the Daimler in 2002 and after … Continue reading