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Beaulieu Autojumble’s golden day

  BLAZING sunshine saw more than 34,000 motoring enthusiasts from across the world turn out for Beaulieu’s International Autojumble to mark the 50th anniversary of the event. A total of 2,341 stands were packed with classic car spare parts, motoring accessories, literature and automobilia for a busy weekend of trading. To celebrate 50 years of … Continue reading

Italy’s finest crowned at Salon Privé

  REAFFIRMING its place as the UK’s finest Concours celebration, 2017’s Chubb Insurance Concours d’Elégance saw some of the world’s rarest and most spectacular classic cars battle it out on the prestigious grounds of Blenheim Palace. Taking home top honours, with the Best of Show Trophy, was the revered 1960 Alfa Romeo 6C 3000 CM … Continue reading

Alcraft Motor Company reveals first car

BRITISH electric vehicle start-up Alcraft Motor Company has revealed details of its first car, the high-performance Alcraft GT. The business is targeting a start of production in 2019, and is launching a crowdfunding campaign offering the chance to play a part in the development of the car and a new British brand. Alcraft has been … Continue reading

Historic line-up at Sherborne

A FEW images from the Historic Vehicle Rally, staged by the Rotary Club of Sherborne Castles and held in warm sunshine in the courts of Sherborne School on Sunday.

Sir Basil Spence’s Lancia Flavia for auction

A 1963 Lancia Flavia Vignale Convertible, first owned by celebrated architect Sir Basil Spence, will be offered for sale by Silverstone Auctions at the prestigious Salon Privé Sale at Blenheim Palace on September 2. One of Britain’s most distinguished architects of the post-war era, and most notably associated with Coventry cathedral, Sir Basil is also … Continue reading

Historic E-Type set for auction

  SILVERSTONE Auctions is to sell a Series II Jaguar E-Type Fixed Head Coupé that is believed to be the last of its type ever sold as new. In excellent condition and never having undergone a major restoration, the light blue E-Type will go under the hammer at the Salon Privé Sale at Blenheim Palace … Continue reading

Restored one-off XK120 by Pininfarina unveiled

AFTER a full nut and bolt restoration taking 6,725 hours by world-class specialists Classic Motor Cars (CMC), the wraps came off this unique Pininfarina-bodied 1954 Jaguar XK120 SE at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in California. The car was well received by the crowd of collectors and aficionados gathered at the event and finished second … Continue reading

Motorsport returns to the Palace

LONDON’S Motorsport at the Palace, a two-day event celebrating all eras of motoring, returns on Sunday and Monday, August 27 & 28, for a Bank Holiday showdown with more than 200 cars spanning over 100 years of motoring. Held at Crystal Palace, one of the oldest venues used for racing in the world and the … Continue reading

Stunning rare Fiat 1100 Frua Spider set for Concours

CARROZZERIA Frua is perhaps best known for its design of the Maserati A6G in the 1950s, but the coachbuilder’s first work of art was the Fiat 1100 Frua Barchetta. Heading to Concours of Elegance 2017, the Barchetta’s low-slung modern styling belies its 71 years, ensuring it’ll stand out as it appears in the gardens of … Continue reading

Return of iconic scoreboard at Brooklands

THE restoration of the heart of the Brooklands race track takes another huge step forward on Sunday August 13 with the unveiling of an exact working replica of the giant 12m tall scoreboard which dominated the pre-war Paddock skyline. The ceremonial unveiling of the scoreboard, which has been funded by the Brooklands Trust Members and … Continue reading