Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale wins award at 2015 Salon Privé

With focus firmly on more modern machinery, the inaugural Salon Privé Pirelli Performance & Prestige Competition on Saturday saw supercars and hypercars face off in the famous Great Court of Blenheim Palace.

With Porsche 918s, McLaren P1s, LaFerraris, Bugatti Veyrons parked side by side, the public had a rare opportunity to see and hear their automotive heroes in the metal. The arrival of 11 Paganis (led by Horacio Pagani and with three Pagani Huayras and eight Pagani Zondas) only added to the drama.

Despite an astounding array of rival machinery, Ferraris received many of the awards on the day, with the Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale (below) winning the Built for Speed class and the Ferrari Superamerica taking the Feel the Breeze title.Ferrari360MarkAld

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Which iconic and highly desirable race car do you desire most?

These are the “down the pub” conversations that the MyCarHeaven team have all the time, and we love.  Here is a massive dilemma for you to think about and debate with your friends.  At the recent 2015 Concours of Elegance at the Palace of Holyroodhouse, we came across these dream three cars all lined up together.  Which car would you want most?

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From left to right:

1961 Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato (far left)

1962 Ferrari 250 GTO (middle)

1961 Jaguar E-Type ‘Lightweight’ (far right)

For us, (sorry Jaguar fans), it  would be a straight decision between the Aston and the Ferrari.  The Aston is rarer with only 19 made compared to 39 of the Ferrari.  The Ferrari wins on its financial value everyday of the week, as it’s the most sought after car in the world.  Looks, and here’s what we’d go on, it’s a draw, they are both stunningly beautiful.  I think the Ferrari edges it for us, but by the finest of margins.

Jaguar F-TYPE Project 7 (Jay Leno’s Garage video)

Here’s a cool video from Jay Leno’s Garage.  Design Director Ian Callum takes Jay for a spin in Jaguar‘s most powerful production car ever, the F-TYPE Project 7. Then Jay takes a look at a remarkable World War I-era racer, the 1916 Sturtevant Auburn.  Enjoy…

Postcard from Salon Privé 2015

Salon Privé 2015 was special for many reasons, and top of that list for me was the new venue.  Salon Privé LogoCelebrating its 10th anniversary, this wonderful event moved from Syon Park to the exquisite Blenheim Palace, birth place of the great Winston Churchill.

Salon Prive 2015 (14)Like most things, Salon Privé 2015 was bigger and better than ever before and for the first time ever it opened it’s doors to Joe public on the final day.  The event had daily themes, that were Concours d’Elégance on day one, Ladies Day & the Salon Privé Sale auction on day two, and the Pirelli Prestige & Performance Competition on the closing day.


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Windsor Castle confirmed as the venue for the 2016 Concours of Elegance

concours-of-elegance-logo-clearIn 2016, the Concours of Elegance returns to the spectacular venue which saw the event established, the largest and oldest inhabited castle in the world, Windsor Castle.

From Friday the 2nd of September through to Sunday the 4th of September, the most exceptional cars from all over the world will gather to help celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s 90th birthday with a spectacular Concours of Elegance display in the quadrangle of Windsor Castle.


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The Boston and Stewill Tourer II watch

Here is an interesting company, Boston & Stewill, a watch manufacturer that have a very cool and wonderful looking watch they are trying to bring to market.  We love such beautiful things, so we thought we’d review the company and watches, to help out this new business with big ambitions.

Boston & Stewill, we are three young British watch buffs who want to consistently deliver high quality fashionable watches, but at an affordable price (circa £150-225 to early purchasers).

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The amazing Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo (gallery)

Have you seen this car?  How epic looking is the Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo.  If only Bugatti were going to make a real one.  For all you need to know on this wonderful looking car, check out our exhaustive article here.


Goodwood Revival on ITV in September & October

The Goodwood Revival Meeting will appear on television four times in September on the ITV network as part of a quartet of high-octane shows that will showcase the very best of motoring at Goodwood.

Goodwood-RevivalThe hour-long programme, which has been produced by Aurora Media, will bring the very best of the action from this year’s 18th running of the Revival to the small screen.

Three-time Indy 500 winner and four-time IndyCar Series Champion Dario Franchitti and FIA Formula E pit reporter and Goodwood regular Nicki Shields will host the highlights show, which will feature the very best moments from the world’s largest historic motor racing and vintage culture event.

The show will be broadcast on ITV4 on Tuesday, 22 September at 2100 and will be repeated on the same channel at 1040 on Saturday, 26 September and on Sunday, 27 September at 1930. ITV’s main channel will screen the show on Wednesday, 30 September at 0020.

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2015 Concours of Elegance highlights (official video)

Tconcours-of-elegance-logo-clearhe Palace of Holyroodhouse proved to be another incredible Royal Venue for Concours of Elegance – see some of the world’s most incredible cars in one of the UK’s most fantastic settings with this short video from the event organisers themselves.  If you’ve never been it’s a must not miss event.  Make sure it’s in your diary for next year.

Win a pair of tickets to the 2015 Classic Motor Show.

Classic-Motor-Show-LogoWe are delighted to confirm that we will be offering 5 pairs of tickets to this years Classic Motor Show to be held at the NEC on Birmingham’s NEC from Friday 13th to Sunday 15th November 2015. If this event is anything like last years wonderful show, it’s an event not to be missed by any classic car fan. It’s a sure favourite of ours.

To grab yourself a complimentary pair of tickets to this wonderful event simply leave a comment below highlighting what is your favourite Classic Car and why.  A cheeky like on Facebook would be cool too.  Cheers.

Traditionalists look away now.  Here is a modified Jensen Interceptor by Bavarez at last years event.  Super cool, and we could not have enough praise for the Bavarez team.  Stand out car from last year.

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