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Pictures of the week 168

Historic photos acquired by National Motor Museum

THE National Motor Museum Trust has acquired an important photographic album documenting the 1000-mile trial of 1900, a pivotal moment in motoring history which John Montagu, father of the current Lord Montagu, famously took part in. This collection of photos, which was purchased in the Bonhams London to Brighton sale on October 31, covers the … Continue reading

Supercars and classics promised for new show

THE cream of the UK’s specialist dealers have embraced the long-awaited arrival of a premium classic car show in London by promising a huge array of rare and desirable machinery for sale. ExCeL in Docklands will be the venue for the inaugural London Classic Car Show (January 8-11) where Jaguar, Ferrari, Aston Martin and Pagini … Continue reading

Pictures of the week 167

Blockbuster for Coys’ end-of-season auction

WITH more than 70 cars going under the hammer, Coys’ end-of-season ‘True Greats’ Christmas sale at the Royal Horticultural Halls in London on December 2 is likely to be a real blockbuster. The auction will feature three-times World Champion Niki Lauda’s first F1 car. This iconic former Grand Prix March was built in 1971 for … Continue reading

Pictures of the week 166

Smart turn-out at Beaulieu

A COLOURFUL collection of over 140 smart cars brightened up the Beaulieu Arena in the grounds of the National Motor Museum for the fourth annual Simply Smart rally. All smart car owners were invited to drive their quirky motors to Beaulieu, display their vehicles in its picturesque parkland, and enjoy all the delights of the … Continue reading

Ex-Brunei Royal Jaguar on offer

A VERY special 1994 Jaguar XJ220 will be offered in Silverstone Auctions’ sale at the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show on November 15 at the NEC, Birmingham. It was hand-built by TWR Jaguar in Oxford in 1991 before being exported to Brunei by special order of the Royal Family. The car remained as part of … Continue reading

Pictures of the week 165

BRM appeal part way to fundraising target

THE National Motor Museum Trust is appealing for donations to help raise £50,000 in order to preserve the museum’s BRM V16 Type 15 racing car. With the assistance of the Goodwood Revival, generous donations and fundraising activities have so far brought the total of the BRM Preservation Appeal up to £34,622, but more is needed … Continue reading