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Pictures of the week 187

Family E-type comes out of hiding after 25 years

AN incredibly original 1973 Jaguar E-Type Series III V12 manual roadster, hidden away for more than 25 years, is set to see the light of day once again when it goes under the hammer in Silverstone Auctions’ May Sale. The one-family-owned car was purchased new by the current owner’s grandfather and registered on August 15, … Continue reading

Pictures of the week 186

Monster returns to Brooklands

EVERY inch of Brooklands Museum’s 32-acre site will be crammed with Italian sports and supercars and motorcycles of all ages for the 22nd Italian Car Day. The event, on Saturday May 2, is one of the biggest in the Museum’s calendar, with over 1,200 examples of Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, Alfa Romeo, Lancia and Fiat cars … Continue reading

Wilton Show gears up for record-breaking year

MILLIONS of pounds worth of classic and supercars will grace the lawns of Wilton House, near Salisbury, this summer with the two-day event set to showcase some of the world’s greatest cars. Wilton Classic & Supercar on June 6 & 7 has already attracted a prestigious range of cars and motorbikes which organiser Lord Pembroke … Continue reading

Pictures of the week 185

A plea for historic Lotus cars

THE Historic Lotus Register (HLR) is on the hunt for any particularly rare and interesting examples of the Lotus marque. The best of each road-going model from the Lotus Mk Two of 1950 to the current Exige and Evora will be featured in a 45-strong display the club is creating for this year’s Cholmondeley Pageant … Continue reading

My Alfa Romeo 147 2.0 TS Lusso

BY late 2011, my blue Alfa 147 was over nine years old and, despite the fact that it was still in excellent condition and drove beautifully, I reckoned it was time for a newer model. In October 2011, I part-exchanged it at a used car dealership in Cornwall, and took possession of a very smart … Continue reading

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Mercedes is the headline act

THE beautiful spring sunshine brought out a large crowd of enthusiasts and collectors to Dorset Vintage and Classic Auctions’ spring auction, held at Athelhampton House, near Dorchester. DVCA offered over 200 lots of interesting automobilia and memorabilia, including two private collections of enamel signs, and over 30 select vehicles to suit a variety of tastes … Continue reading