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Reunited: 2 Jags built on the same day

TWO Jaguar E-types that were built on the same day, 24th August, 1961, at Browns Lane in Coventry have been reunited at Classic Motor Cars (CMC) of Bridgnorth in Shropshire, to mark their 55th birthdays. One E-Type was the first production inside bonnet-lock right-hand-drive fixedhead coupé; the other was the first production inside bonnet-lock right-hand-drive … Continue reading

Spectacular line-up at Windsor Castle

THE Concours of Elegance returns to Windsor Castle from September 2-4 when some of the world’s most incredible cars take residence in the Quadrangle for a celebration of automotive elegance, style and passion. Windsor Castle will play host to 60 of the rarest and most exclusive cars ever produced. From iconic pre-1914 automobiles to special … Continue reading

Boycie’s E-Type comes to auction

A VERY special Jaguar E-Type which starred in the BBC comedy series, Only Fools and Horses, will be offered for sale at Silverstone Auctions’ Salon Privé Sale on September 3 at Blenheim Palace. The 1973 Series III Roadster was delivered new to Henlys of London in October 1973 and purchased by its only owner, a … Continue reading

Riley travels from New Zealand to Beaulieu

A REMARKABLE 1948 Riley RMB has been shipped across the world from New Zealand to Hampshire by its long-term owner, who has donated it to the National Motor Museum Trust at Beaulieu. James Welch, who had known the car for much of its life and had painstakingly restored it, generously donated the Riley to the … Continue reading

80-strong supercar line-up at Salon Privé

  WITH no finer backdrop than the magnificent Great Court of Blenheim Palace, this year’s spectacular Pirelli Prestige & Performance Competition is set to thrill supercar fans as they mingle with some of the greatest supercars of the last 40 years. Acting as a centrepiece to the Salon Privé Supercar Show on Saturday September 3, … Continue reading

Lamborghini Centenario coupé set for UK debut

THE Lamborghini Centenario will make its UK public debut at the leading luxury automotive event, Salon Privé, on September 1-3. The Centenario coupé has yet to be seen on UK soil, but will be on display during this spectacular three-day event at Blenheim Palace. Produced in limited numbers, just 20 coupés and 20 roadsters will … Continue reading

Vulcan wows crowds at festival

  STUNNING selections of cars were on display at the UK’s newest car event, The Fast Car Festival, with the spectacular Aston Martin Vulcan wowing the 6,000-strong crowd. The Vulcan, an 800bhp purpose-built race car, stole the show over the weekend. With a price tag of £2 million and one of only 24 ever made, … Continue reading

Record turn-out for Beaulieu’s Simply Japanese

A MASSIVE turn-out of 1,248 Japanese cars of every marque, age and model drove into Beaulieu to join the fifth Simply Japanese rally, which nearly 2,500 visitors came to watch. Glorious summer sunshine greeted the participants and visitors for this colossal celebration of Japanese cars, with Nissans, Mitsubishis, Hondas and Subarus filling the attraction grounds … Continue reading

Classic AC Ace soars to £249,000

  SILVERSTONE Auctions achieved total sales of £4.9million in three days at the Silverstone Classic. A beautifully original 1958 AC Ace Bristol wowed hundreds of classic car and motorsport enthusiasts who descended on Silverstone Circuit, selling for £249,750, more than £80,000 over its lower estimate. Achieving a new world record auction price, a low mileage … Continue reading

Rare bikes come to market

  PART of a private collection of motor vehicles and automobilia from Oxfordshire has been consigned to Dorset Vintage and Classic Auctions’ autumn sale on Thursday September 8. The collection includes three rare motorcycles, all in need of some respectful restoration, but all in exceptionally original condition. The earliest of the trio is a 1913 … Continue reading