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Pictures of the week 179

Opel to star at launch sale

NEW classic car auction house CCA will be offering more than 80 cars at its launch sale on March 3, being held at the world-renowned Silverstone circuit. A stand-out car is a 2001 Rover Mini Cooper, a last of the line example from the Longbridge plant and the last to be sold in Scotland. This … Continue reading

Records fall at Race Retro auction

SILVERSTONE Auctions started the year strongly, achieving no fewer than four world record prices, a sales rate of 78 per cent and total sales of £3.62 million in its sale at Race Retro at the weekend. Classic Ferraris remain in high demand, with two cars breaking world records. A staggeringly low mileage 1991 Testarossa with … Continue reading

Pictures of the week 178

Ford rally stars join new exhibition at Beaulieu

THE National Motor Museum welcomes two new rallying exhibits in support of its new exhibition, A Chequered History, celebrating the history of motor sport. The Ford GT70 and the Ford RS200, which belong to Ford’s Heritage collection, are both prototypes of fascinating designs with their own ‘chequered histories,’ echoing the bitter-sweet nature of motor racing … Continue reading

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Forgotten Squire prototype surfaces after 20 years

  A FORGOTTEN prototype of the supercharged Squire Eight is to see the light of day once more. The car,  an aluminium-bodied roadster complete with its iconic Squire sloping vee chromed radiator surround, dates from the early 90s. Advancing years and a change in priorities  has led the car’s current owner to decide to offer … Continue reading

Fords head for Beaulieu

BEAULIEU’S popular Simply Ford will return on Sunday May 3. Held in the grounds of the National Motor Museum, this celebration of all cars and vans wearing the famous blue oval badge starts off in a busy schedule of Simply Rallies for 2015. With up to 1,000 Fords of all shapes and sizes expected to … Continue reading

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Goodwood marks 20 years of the McLaren F1 GTR

GOODWOOD will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the 1990s’ most iconic GT racer, the McLaren F1 GTR, with a huge on-track display of the 600bhp machines at the 73rd Members’ Meeting on March 21-22. High-speed demonstrations at the famous Goodwood circuit will take place on both days, with 15 examples of the incredible F1 GTR … Continue reading