Regent Street Motor Show 2014

London’s Regent Street will be packed with cars and motorbikes on Saturday 1 November… but, for once however, they will all be on public display rather than bumper-to-bumper en route to their next destination.regent_street_motor_show_logoFrom Piccadilly Circus to Oxford Circus, the capital’s world-famous shopping street will be closed to through traffic so it can, once again, host the annual Regent Street Motor Show, the UK’s largest free-to-view motoring extravaganza.Last year, a record 400,000 visitors were able to pore over a huge variety of mouth-watering machinery embracing everything from motoring’s pioneers to the latest supercars.

This year, there will be hundreds of cars on display in the middle of the temporarily traffic free street including performance cars, family cars, eco cars and racing cars.

There will also be 100 veteran cars on display, all ready for the annual Bonhams London to Brighton Veteran Car Run, which starts from nearby Hyde Park the next day.

regent_street_motor_show_logoThe veterans, all built before 1905, will be taking part in the prestigious EFG International Concours d’Elegance and hoping to take overall honours ahead of the 60-mile trial to the coast.

First held in 2005, the Regent Street Motor Show attracts a large number of manufacturers keen to display their newest products to an audience made up of enthusiasts and non-enthusiasts alike.

“The Regent Street Motor Show is now recognised as a great day out for the family, whether they are car enthusiasts or just shoppers” said Annie Walker, Director of the Regent Street Association.

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“The huge variety of exhibits perfectly complements Regent Street, with an array of vehicles ranging from the horseless carriages to the cars of today all set in one of the world’s most prominent shopping streets. It adds a completely new dimension to a visit to the best shopping street in the West End. And best of all, it’s free!”

See you there…

Win a pair of tickets to the Wales Rally GB

Another competition. This time we are offering one lucky rally fan a pair of tickets to the Wales Rally GB which will take place in November in North Wales. It is the final round of the World Rally Championship.  BOOM!

WRGB14 LARGE DATED LOGO CMYKAll the excitement and drama of top class World Championship motor sport is roaring back into north Wales in November – and here’s your chance to experience the spectacular, high-flying action.

Wales Rally GB (13-16 November) is the final round of this year’s globetrotting FIA World Rally Championship and, with Welsh hero Elfyn Evans and Northern Irish star Kris Meeke among the front runners, there really could be a famous home win.

We are giving away a family pass to Sunday’s family-friendly RallyFest stage at Kinmel Park with easy access off the A55 North Wales Expressway.

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499 Ferrari 458 Speciale A’s to be built

Ferrari is pleased to announce the Paris Motor Show world debut of the 458 Speciale A (A as in Aperta). The new limited edition special series is a celebration of the dazzling success of the various versions of the 458, a model that has collected an array of international motoring media awards and track victories, not least a double WEC title and category wins in classic endurance races, such as the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the 24 Hours of Daytona and the 12 Hours of Sebring.

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Dedicated to just 499 Ferrari collectors, the 458 Speciale A is the most powerful spider in Prancing Horse history, effortlessly marrying extreme performance with the sublime pleasure of drop-top driving. Its aluminium retractable hard top, which takes a mere 14 seconds to deploy or retract, helps reduce the weight difference with the Speciale coupé to just 50 kg. Read more »

Funny video from Volvo

Here’s another clever video from Volvo.  They claim that their trucks are sportscars underneath, due to its I-Shift Duel Clutch. We’re not sure about that, but it certainly did bring a wry smile to our faces.

 

Ferrari Racing Days 2014 (in pictures)

ferrari-racing-days-logoFerrari Racing Days returned to the UK on the 13th & 14th September 2014 at the world famous Silverstone Grand Prix circuit.

Ferrari Racing Days was the perfect chance to immerse oneself in the world of Ferrari, with each day bursting with Ferrari action and entertainment, from the wheel to wheel action of European Ferrari Challenge Series to the screech of Ferrari F1 cars.  Here is a selection of our photo.  All our photos can be seen on our Ferrari Racing Days Facebook album.

Win a pair of tickets to the 2014 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 14th to Sunday 16th November 2014.  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 why you’d love to go and/ or like us on Facebook.

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Good luck.

Very cool video from Jay Leno’s Garage

Jay Leno makes a video each week, and in this recently posted one Jay goes deep into the heart of Monterey Week, culminating at Pebble Beach’s Concours d’Elegance.  Very cool.

Cars and motorbikes featured include:

1907 White Steamer

2014 McLaren P1 GTR (217 mph top speed)

2014 Alfa Romeo 4C

2015 Z06 Corvette (200 mph top speed)

1928 Chrysler Imperial LeBaron (80 mph top speed)

1908 Stanley Steamer (128 mph top speed, the worlds fastest car in its time)

1938 Bohmerland Tang Touren (65 mph top speed)

1963 Jaguar E-Type (Lightweight) (150 mph top speed)

1962 Ferrari 250 GTO (World Record Holder for sale at Auction – 2014) (174 mph top speed)

2014 Hennessey Venom GT (278 mph top speed)

1969 Tatra T603 Type II (100 mph top speed)

1936 Tatra T77 (93 mph top speed)

1967 Ferrari Dino 206 GT (146 mph top speed)

Land Rover Invictus Game (Video)

Here’s a very cool video that we came across by Land Rover, who are supporting the Invictus Games.  The Invictus Games being an international sporting competition to be hosted in London in September 2014.  Makes you proud to be British!

Our top ten Ferrari’s from the 2014 Concours of Elegance

concours-of-elegance-logo-darkWhat an event the 2014 Concours of Elegance was.  The organisers and car owners deserve a big round of applause for the wonderful event they put on.  With an abundance of beautiful and exquisite cars at there, we thought we’d look back at the top 10 Ferrari’s (in our opinion of course).  Take a look and we’d love to hear if you’d have ranked differently.

 

1.  1961 Ferrari 250 SWB ‘Sefac Hot Rod’

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Celebrating 60 years of a racing legend – The Maserati 250F (video)

Maserati is continuing its year-long centennial celebrations at the Goodwood Revival on 12th – 14th September. As well as marking 100 years at the pinnacle of automotive engineering, Maserati are also honouring the 60th anniversary of the legendary 250F Formula One racing car. 16 examples of the Maserati 250F will be on display at the event including an ultra-rare V12 model. The 250F is no stranger to Goodwood having been victorious at the race circuit in the 1950s.

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