Was the Maserati A6 CGS Berlinetta the most beautiful car you saw at the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed?

A sensational Maserati A6 CGS Berlinetta was named ‘best in show’ at the Goodwood Festival of Speed’s Cartier ‘style-et-luxe’ concours d’elegance.  But most importantly, if you where a judge, from all the cars that you saw at the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed, what would have got your vote?Goodwood-festival-of-speed-Logo

The event, which was held on the Cartier lawn, celebrated its 20th running at the Festival of Speed and celebrated the best in exquisite automotive design throughout the history of the motor industry.

The Maserati, which is owned by Egon Zweimuller Jr, took victory in the coachbuilt Maserati-only Class 3: ‘The height of fashion’, and later beat off competition from the other class winners to claim the overall spoils.

Maserati A6 CGS Berlinetta (FoS 2014 winner)

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An all new London Classic Car Show. So what can we expect?

Hey all, there’s a new classic car show for 2015.  The London Classic Car Show will be held at London’s ExCeL centre from 8-11 January, 2015.  The organisers promise that it’ll be an event rather than just an exhibition.london-classic-car-show-logo

As well as gazing at some of the most desirable and valuable cars ever made, visitors will not only be able to hear them as they are fired up, but also to watch them in action – the centrepiece of the show is The Grand Avenue (see below), a motoring runway along which the cars will be driven.

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The London Classic Car Show is organised by Brand Events, the company behind the hugely successful Top Gear Live and CarFest events.

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Ferrari at the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2014 (video)

Here is a video we came across that summarizes the Goodwood Festival of Speed from Ferrari‘s perspective.  Love the video, shame the music is too loud and drowning out the engine sounds!

 

Owning Your First Car: Frequently Asked Questions

Owning a car for the first time is one of the most exciting rites of passage for any young person. However it also comes with a lot of responsibility and it’s important to be aware of the various costs and obligations that comes with taking care of your own vehicle.

Below are some of the most frequently asked questions that people have about owning their own car.

 

Where is the best place to buy a used car?

Most young people are not going to be able to afford a brand new vehicle for their first car. Therefore it’s very important to know where to buy a value for money used car. You have three main choices when looking to go second hand – buying from a dealer, buying from an auction or buying from a private seller.

Whilst it’s possible to get a good deal using any of these options, by far the safest is to buy from a licensed dealer. The reason for this is that you’ll usually get a warranty included and the dealer will have to adhere to certain standards when selling used cars. With an auction or a private seller, there is no come back if something goes wrong with the vehicle.  This is an excellent guide by the AA on buying a used car

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1963 Corvette Stingray (video) from Jay Leno’s Garage

Here’s another beautiful car shown and discussed by Jay Leno, in Jay Leno’s Garage, the very beautiful Corvette Stingray (split window).  Stunning.  Hope you enjoy it as much as we did.

2015 Donington Historic Festival dates confirmed

Mark it in the diary right now! The 2015 Donington Historic Festival is confirmed for the Bank Holiday weekend of Saturday 2nd, Sunday 3rd and Monday 4th May.logo

Festival founder, Duncan Wiltshire, said, “Within just a few years this event has become a major fixture on the international calendar, and one which goes from strength to strength. The mixture of world-class historic motor racing and open-access paddock, off-track attractions such as classic rally and karting demos and a wide range of car club displays, plus the inimitable Donington Park atmosphere, has made it a firm favourite with spectators. This goes for everyone from long-time classic motorsport enthusiasts to those who have never seen a historic race car in action before.”210114dhf

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60th Anniversary of the Jaguar D-Type celebrated at the 2014 Goodwood Revival

The 2014 Goodwood Revival will celebrate the 60th anniversary of arguably Britain’s most iconic sports car, the Jaguar D-type, with a special race for examples of the legendary machine at the September 12-14 event.Goodwood-Revival

As many as 30 D-types (yes you read this right, thirty), have been invited from across the globe and will take part in the Lavant Cup, which will be held on the Saturday of the Revival.

Vehicles will include the regular-bodied car as well as the later ‘long-nose’ special. Examples of the D-type’s road-going variant, the XKSS will also compete while the experimental E2A, the one-off prototype that acted as the bridge between the D and the later E-type, is also set to race.

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Maserati highlights at Goodwood Festival of Speed 2014 (video)

Check out this cool video from Maserati from this years Goodwood Festival of speed.  We like!

 

McLaren 650S GT3 – a snip at £330k

The McLaren 650S GT3 – the latest generation track-focused racer which will contest GT3 championships across the globe from the 2015 season. Building on the highly successful 12C GT3, which has firmly re-established McLaren at the front of the GT grid over the past three seasons, the 650S GT3 was unveiled in front of fans and the global motorsport media at the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed.

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Mercedes-Benz Friday action at the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed

Here’s a pretty cool video from Mercedes-Benz from the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed.  Not sure why they interview Jay Kay from Jamiroquai in his Ferrari LaFerrari though. Oh well, good video though.

 

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