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Hamblin adds a touch of nostalgia

  NOSTALGIA is the driver for many people attending vintage and classic car auctions but there’s also a touch of nostalgia for Brian Chant, director of Dorset Vintage and Classic Auctions at the firm’s next sale. One of the two Austin 7 lots of offer is a Hamblin Cadet made in Sherborne – a 1960s … Continue reading

An open-top trip around the world

  CCA – Classic Car Auctions – will offer classic car enthusiasts the opportunity for the ultimate open-top road trip around the world at its upcoming sale on June 2 at the Warwickshire Event Centre. With classics ranging from small British sports cars to giant American muscle cars, the auction offers a convoy of beautiful … Continue reading

One of the last Capris drives into Sandown Park

FORD’S famous advertising slogan for the Capri said it was ‘The car you’ve always promised yourself’. Now classic car fans have the chance to fulfil that promise, as one of the last Capris ever made is going under the hammer at Barons’ British Heritage, Classic and Sports Cars sale at Sandown Park on Tuesday June 5. … Continue reading

100th Jaguar E-Type 3.8 ‘flat floor’ coupé going to auction

SILVERSTONE Auctions has confirmed that a significant Jaguar E-Type 3.8 ‘Flat Floor’ coupé will be offered for auction at sale on May 19 at Silverstone racing circuit. This Jaguar E-Type is particularly special as it is believed to be the 100th E-Type fixed head coupé built, and has been given an auction estimate of £80,000 … Continue reading

Brabham is back with the BT62

BUILDING on a remarkable 70-year racing pedigree, David Brabham has announced Brabham’s return to manufacturing, with the global launch of Brabham Automotive’s first product, the stunning BT62. The Brabham BT62 continues the legendary ‘BT’ naming convention established by founders Jack Brabham and Ron Tauranac in the 1960s and honours the legacy of the marque’s greatest … Continue reading

Escort anniversary boosts Beaulieu extravaganza

A TOTAL of 1,787 Fords took over the grounds of the National Motor Museum for Beaulieu’s biggest Simply Ford yet as 3,080 participants enjoyed baking sunshine. The display smashed last year’s rally total of 1,500 cars. At the heart of the display was an anniversary line-up of Ford Escorts in honour of the model’s 50th … Continue reading

Rare classic Lancias head to auction

  TWO rare Lancias – an Aprilia Farina Cabriolet and Aurelia B20 GT Series IV – will go under the hammer at Silverstone Auctions’ sale at Silverstone Circuit on May 19. “When a car combines luxury, performance, looks and charisma it’s the golden recipe. It’s difficult to look at these two very desirable examples of … Continue reading

Rare Alta wins Flying Scotsman rally

A RARE 1939 Alta, crewed by Gareth Burnett and Matthew Vokes, won the tenth anniversary run of the Flying Scotsman Rally. Driver Gareth has won the event twice before, in 2013 and 2016, at the wheel of a Talbot 105 Alpine, making him the first driver to score a hat-trick. He said: “It was probably … Continue reading

Audi joins Beaulieu Simply line-up

SIMPLY Audi is set to become part of the annual line-up of Beaulieu’s Simply rallies after almost 500 Audis and 800 participants turned out for the debut event in the grounds of the National Motor Museum to make an impressive display. Events manager Judith Maddox said: “We were thrilled by the success of our first … Continue reading

English classics headline at Dorset auction

  WHETHER you like your transport pre-war or post-war, with two wheels or four, there’s something to suit all tastes at the next Dorset Vintage and Classic Auctions sale. DVCA director Brian Chant has been busily gathering a superb mix for the event at Athelhampton House, near Dorchester, on June 7 with a broad appeal … Continue reading