McLaren P1 braking the Goodwood Festival of Speed hillclimb record

Here’s a video that we came across from this years Goodwood Festival of Speed.  Here the outrageous McLaren P1 LM hypercar, driven by Kenny Brack, broke the Hillclimb record for the fastest time by a road legal car during the Festival of Speed’s Supercar Shootout!  It looks insanely fast, that man has a pair of massive balls…

2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed: 10 classic cars you’ve never heard of

Each year at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, the Cartier Style et Luxe lawn offers an insight into some of the most glamorous, unusual and very rare classic cars the world can offer.  To appear here, cars have to have significant historic interest and be in immaculate condition; often, there are classics only avid classic car aficionados will have heard of.  Here we highlight 10 such cars not just from the Cartier Style et Luxe lawn, but the entire Goodwood Festival of Speed.  How many have you heard of?  Hope you enjoy…

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Rolls-Royce Phantom III Vanvooren Two Seater Drophead Coupé (Built 1937)

This is a unique Phantom III.  It was bought for the personal use of General Wladyslaw Sikorski (1881-1943), Poland’s exiled Prime Minister and Commander in Chief of its armed forces during World War II.  While most of the 704 Phantom IIIs built were given ponderous bodywork, the car presented here is unique in being the only true two-seater built on this chassis.

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Our top 10 cars from the 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed

So here goes, contentious no doubt, but our thoughts on the top ten cars (for us) at the 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed.  What do you think?  Did you go, if so, what were your top 10?

In no particular order…

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Rolls-Royce Phantom III Vanvooren Two Seater Drophead Coupé (Built 1937)

This is a unique Phantom III.  It was bought for the personal use of General Wladyslaw Sikorski (1881-1943), Poland’s exiled Prime Minister and Commander in Chief of its armed forces during World War II.  While most of the 704 Phantom IIIs built were given ponderous bodywork, the car presented here is unique in being the only true two-seater built on this chassis.

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Lancia Beta Montecarlo (Built 1980)

The silhouette Montecarlo was built by Abarth for the  2-litre Group 5 GT category.  It won the World Championship three times, from 1979 to 1981, and beat four Porsche 935 K3s to win the 1981 Watkins Glen Six Hours race.

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Photos from the 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed

Here’s a selection of our favourite photos from the 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed.  For all 111 you can see them on our Facebook Album here.

What was your favourite car?

What’s on at the 2016 Sywell Classic: Pistons & Props

Here’s a run down on what you can expect at this years: Sywell Classic: Pistons & PropsSywell_Classic_Pistons_And_Props_2016-logo

 

POLE POSITION PARKING

Drive on down to The Footman James Sywell Classic: Pistons & Props this September in your classic car and enjoy Pole Position Parking.

  

AERIAL ACROBATICS

Breathtaking aerial displays are set to wow the crowds over the The Footman James Sywell Classic: Pistons & Props weekend.

  

THE RACING RUNWAY

Around 75 historic racing cars, hot rods and motorcycles provide high octane motorsport throughout the weekend.

  

THE SPRINT STRIP

Things get heated on the way to the runway when dragsters and motorcycles go head to head on the 200 metre straight line sprint.

  

CLASSIC CAR CLUBS

A medley of the UK’s best classic car clubs will be showcasing their vehicles over the weekend.

  

THE VINTAGE VILLAGE

Browse the classic traders catering for lovers of nostalgia and the vintage lifestyle as well as the usual motoring products and services and the popular retro, auto and aero jumbles.

  

CAMP OVER AT SYWELL CLASSIC

Spend the weekend with us & gain access to two jam packed show days and evening entertainment in Hangar Two.

  

LIVE MUSIC

 A feast of live bands are set to wow the crowds at Sywell. Watch this space to see who will be confirmed.

  

BEST DRESSED AWARDS

Scout out your best threads for the weekend and enter our best attire awards.

  

THE HIGH FLYERS

Spitfires, Tiger Moths, Mustangs, Hurricanes and Kittyhawks are just a few of the iconic planes that will take to the skies at The Footman James Sywell Classic: Pistons & Props.

So there you have it, certainly an event not to be missed, and you could win a pair of tickets courtesy of MyCarheaven.  Just enter our competition heSywell_Classic_Pistons_And_Props_2016-logore.

Win a pair of tickets to the 2016 Sywell Classic Pistons and Props

Join us for this year’s Footman James Sywell Classic – Pistons and Props motoring festival, combining historic racers, hot rods and motorbikes with classic planes and vintage music to create a fantastic two-day event, celebrating classic motoring on the ground and in the air.  This wonderful event will be held on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th September 2016 at Sywell Aerodrome, Hall Farm, Sywell, Northampton, NN6 0BN.

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Watch amazing live action on the transformed ‘Racing Runway’ and ‘Sprint Strip’ with iconic Formula 1 cars, Group B Rally cars, Hot Rods, Dragsters and Motorcycles all in action throughout the weekend.  Up in the skies; expect to see a variety of breath taking aerial displays & acrobatics from a variety of display teams.

Live Music will be played throughout the weekend with a superb line of bands performing in the Footman James sponsored Scarf & Goggles bar.  With a vintage fun fair and shopping village, make a weekend of it as camping packages are available. It’s a great weekend for all the family.

You can be in with a chance of winning a pair of tickets to Sywell Classic Pistons and Props courtesy of MyCarHeaven simply by informing us of what car that’s at least 30 years old or older you love and why.  Good luck…

Rolls-Royce Vision Next 100 concept – the future of the luxury car? (video)

Outlandish concept doesn’t just preview design ideas, but zero-emission drivetrains and an autonomous future.

‘A vision of the future of luxury mobility’ is how Rolls-Royce defines project 103EX, otherwise known as the Vision Next 100.

If that’s the case the future might take some getting used to, at least aesthetically, but it’s the technology presented within that represents the British luxury brand’s true look at the future, with a fully autonomous, zero-emissions luxury vehicle.

One could argue Rolls-Royce has already previewed both in the past – electric mobility with the Phantom-based 102EX and autonomy because… well, how many owners also drive their own Rolls-Royce?

But as one of the BMW Group’s Next 100 Years projects, the 103EX pushes boundaries further than Rolls-Royce has ever attempted before.

The key, says Rolls-Royce, is in epitomising four key tenets of the future of luxury mobility: ‘The Personal Vision’, ‘The Effortless Journey’, ‘The Grand Sanctuary’ and ‘The Grand Arrival’. There’s more than a hint of the concept of early luxury rail or air travel in there, we think.

‘The Personal Vision’ is represented by the coachbuilt nature of the car. An advanced chassis, a zero-emissions powertrain and a bespoke design tailored to every individual customer are all part of the concept. The firm’s Director of Design, Giles Taylor, has designed this particular concept. Love or loathe it, one assumes it’s merely one of many potential body styles you could drape over the chassis of the future. Read more »

Bugatti Chiron to debut at the 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed

Goodwood-festival-of-speed-LogoGoodwood Festival of Speed is delighted to announce that the car Bugatti call “the world’s most powerful, fastest, most luxurious and most exclusive production super sports car,” will be making its UK dynamic debut at the world’s most luxurious motoring celebration, now just a few days away.

After its global premiere at this year’s Geneva International Motor Show, Festival of Speed visitors will be able to get up close to this incredible car, named after Monegasque racing driver Louis Chiron, as it prepares to  tear up the infamous Goodwood hill.

The Bugatti Chiron is the latest generation of Bugatti ultimate super sports cars and is a completely new development. The sports car manufacturer from Molsheim, with its long tradition of combining luxurious design with high-performance, has taken the unique features of a modern Bugatti to a new level and developed a super-charged machine that has become significantly better in every respect. With a power output of 1,500bhp, unprecedented for production vehicles, an exceptionally high torque value of 1,600Nm between 2,000 and 6,000rpm, and a wide variety of technical innovations, the Chiron sets new standards.

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Salon Privé Cars and Coffee 2016 (in pictures)

Salon Privé LogoFurther to our last post and video, here are  our favourite cars from the first ever Salon Privé Cars and Coffee on 12th June 2016.  30 beautiful and rare supercars on display to the visitors to Blenhiem Palace, including a Koenigsegg One:1, Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale, Lamborghini Silouette and Jaguar XJ220, to name a few.  If you attended what did you think?

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Grab a beautiful car inspired watch at a bargain price

eed6db_6a61c3bb14164c23b8f99f5d4173fe25~mv2_d_3150_1564_s_2Back in November Boston and Stewill successfully launched its first watch via kickstarter called ‘the tourer II’. The stock arrived a few weeks ago and they’ve been frantically shipping out all our orders across the globe…exciting times for this new British business.  The MyCarHeaven team were delighted to work with the Boston and Stewill team, and we were delighted to be informed that a few of our readers purchased a watch.  Here’s a few pictures of our one, it’s a lovely timepiece. Read more »

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