We were approached by a PR company come months ago, who informed us that they were working with eBay, on a hush-hush new eBay feature. They wanted us to create a set of collections (12 to be precise), with each collection comprising 15 items for sale on eBay right now that we loved or though were cool. That’s right up our street, so we did just that.
This year’s Concours of Elegance – being held at Hampton Court Palace from 5 to 7 September – promises 60 of the world’s most exceptional, rare and desirable motor cars forming the main Concours entries.
These 60 mouth-watering concours cars will be supplemented with hundreds of the very best cars from a wide variety of car clubs, as well as the very latest bespoke sports cars and luxury models from a number of prestige car manufacturers.
The story of the motor car will be dramatically told through each of the 60 cars carefully selected for the 2014 Concours of Elegance. From the pioneering days of the horseless carriage in the late 19th Century, right through to the very latest state-of-the-art 200 mph+ supercar, the 60 exceptional Concours cars – many of them never seen before in this country – will grace the Fountain Gardens on the East side of the historic Hampton Court Palace.
Based on the BMW Vision EfficientDynamics concept car shown a few years ago, the 2014 BMW i8 represents the German automaker’s vision of a high-performance plug-in hybrid. If this is what the future looks like, sign us up. Zero to 62 mph in 4.4 seconds? A full charge in three hours from a regular garage outlet? Approximately 95 mpg? Wow!
Here is a wonderfully insightful video that talks about much of the amazing technology that this car uses.
I’ve had two Lexus in the last 5 years, and for me they are the most well-built cars, superb customer service and I cannot falter this company in any way…apart from their cars are not, well the most sexy or exciting!
Lexus says “The aggressive new Lexus RC F coupe is equipped with a new 5.0-litre engine with engine power well above 450hp. The model has been styled for optimum high-speed stability necessary to support the most powerful V8 performance car ever developed by Lexus. It has wider wheels and tyres, an active rear wing, air scoops, cooling ducts and carbon fibre components, each delivering what Lexus describes as ‘functional beauty’.”
So I came across this promotional video for the Lexus RC F, and we do like the look of this car very much. It looks one hell of a car. What do you think?
McLaren Automotive will reveal at the 84th International Geneva Motor Show the latest addition to its range of groundbreaking supercars – the McLaren 650S.
Designed and developed to offer the enthusiast driver the ultimate in luxury, engagement and excitement, as well as dramatic yet beautiful styling, the McLaren 650S is the result of 50 years of competing, and winning, at the highest levels of motorsport. It takes learnings from both the 12C as well as the sell-out McLaren P1 and will be positioned between the two on McLaren Automotive’s supercar grid.Read more »
Following its first two award-winning Concours of Elegance events – held at Windsor Castle in 2012 to honour Her Majesty the Queen’s diamond jubilee, and at St James’s Palace in 2013 – event organiser Thorough Events is delighted to announce Hampton Court Palace, near London, as the majestic venue for its 2014 Concours of Elegance.
The third international Concours of Elegance will take place on 5-7 September 2014, with 60 of the rarest cars from around the world – many of them never seen before in this country – set to grace the Fountain Gardens on the East side of the historic Hampton Court Palace. Full details of each of the 60 rare and exceptional cars will be announced over the coming weeks and months, with a ‘Car of the Week’ regularly appearing on the Concours of Elegance website and social media.
Did you know Tim Allen is a car guy? Check out his beautiful Chevrolet Camaro, which was of his teenaged dreams, exquisitely upgraded with a 505 hp 427 and lots of other great stuff by Allen and Bodie Stroud.
What bunch of very cool guys. Hope you enjoy the video.
Silverstone Classic will host a glittering line-up of special races, displays and parades to celebrate the centenary of Maserati, one of the most historic and hallowed motoring marques in the world.
On its special milestone, Maserati will be the eminent event’s official featured ‘Celebration Marque’ for 2014, and highlights over the weekend will be topped by a cavalcade to feature a record number of the Italian company’s most evocative and significant models. Marking the occasion, Maserati’s rich competition and showroom heritage will parade around the full Silverstone Grand Prix circuit at lunchtime on Sunday 27 July.