Tickets on sale for Festival of Speed, the Goodwood Revival and the 73rd Members’ Meeting

Tickets for Festival of Speed, the Goodwood Revival and the 73rd Members’ Meeting are going on general sale at 9am on Thursday 6 November 2014. Read more »

Pre-sale tickets for the new London Classic Car Show now on sale

Pre-sale tickets for the new London Classic Car Show are available from now.  Staged at the ExCeL London, the international exhibition and convention centre from 8-11 January 2015 the eagerly anticipated London Classic Car Show will be packed with some of the world’s most valuable, rare and desirable classic cars, all ready to kick start the New Year in glittering style.london-classic-car-show-logo

What’s more, instead of just being able to look, visitors will be able to see, hear and, yes, even smell the cars as one of the show’s unique features will be the Grand Avenue – a motoring runway that will allow the magical machines to be fired up and paraded through the crowds.
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Another innovative feature is the appointment of show curators – personalities with a passion for cars – who will create unique exhibits and themed collections with a personal resonance. Read more »

Looking forward to the 2014 Classic Motor Show

Celebrate your passion for classics at the ‘season finale’ of the classic motoring calendar, The Classic Motor Show. Held at Birmingham’s NEC from Friday 14th to Sunday 16th November, the UK’s biggest and best classic motoring celebration boasts over 1,700 classic cars and 300 motorcycles.classic-motor-show-logo

Around 250 of Britain’s best motoring clubs pull out all the stops to showcase rare and exciting marques ranging from pre-war through to retro classics, American muscle cars to Japanese performance, European elegance to Great British sports cars and many more.

Don’t forget to enter our competition here to try to win yourself a pair of complimentary tickets.

This year’s show celebrates ‘The Big Screen’ with clubs being encouraged to display classic marques from TV and film as well as those that were launched with a TV or billboard campaign and those cars that have been sold for a big screen ‘ticket’ to consider. Read more »

Ferrari 458 Speciale A (in pictures)

Here’s the limited edition (499 to be built) Ferrari 458 Speciale A.  What do you think?  We rather like it.

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‘The Chase’ – McLaren 650S GT3 (video)

Following its unveil at the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed, here’s your first look at the McLaren 650S GT3 in action. Catch it if you can.  Cool video from the team at McLaren.  Good job!

Provisional date set for 2015 Silverstone Classic

Already firmly established as the World’s Biggest Classic Motor Racing Festival, the 2015 Silverstone Classic (24-26 July) will be another massive record breaker – not least as the dazzling extravaganza will be celebrating its own 25th anniversary.Silverstone-classic-logo

The very first International Historic Festival took place at Silverstone on 28-29 July 1990. The concept of a flagship race meeting dedicated entirely to historic motor sport was an instant success. Indeed that pioneering revival is widely hailed as the one which paved the way for the plethora of similar events that are now staged at famous circuits not only throughout the UK but also right around the globe.

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Now, 25 years later, the multiple award-winning Silverstone Classic is still setting the pace. This year’s celebration attracted its largest ever crowd of 94,000 and featured no fewer than 23 glittering races. These packed grids covered the full spectrum of motor sport history and the total of 1,125 entries topped the Classic’s own benchmark as the world’s biggest motor sport meeting of all times.

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Postcard from Salon Privé 2014

Salon Privé 2014 was as good as all the other years for sure, and set in wonderful surroundings (Syon Park estate). Salon Privé LogoThe event had daily themes, that were Concours d’Elégance on day one, Ladies Day & the Salon Privé Sale auction on day two, and the British Supercar Show on the closing day, the day we attended.

We love this show, and all credit should go to David, Andrew, Sarah Bagley and their team for always putting on a great event, with great and exqusite cars, and well laid out and so on…Did you know it takes them 10 months to plan this wonderful event!

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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 »

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