Chateau Impney in Droitwich, Worcestershire was a popular motorsport venue in the 1950s and 1960s, playing host to a number of speed trials. Now, the team at Chateau Impney are taking the opportunity to bring motorsport back to the venue, and the inaugural Chateau Impney Hill Climb will take place on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 July 2015.
Over 200 competitors will compete in the revival event, which caters for pre-1967 cars, on a track that is almost double the length of the course used in original sprint events of the 1950s and 1960s – the organisers believe it to be one of the most challenging and unique in the country. A number of high-profile competitors and cars have been announced so far – Matt Grist, winner of last year’s Historic Monaco event, will compete in his Alfa Romeo P3 Tipo B, and eight of the world’s remaining ERAs will compete across the weekend. Read more »
The Concours of Elegance is always such a wonderful event. I so look forward to it now every year, and the cars we see stay with me for a lifetime. Here are 10 cars that stood out for me, in no particular order.
The Flying Star is a legendary show car bodies with special care by Touring of Milan. Beautifully painted and trimmed in off white, it was built for a young heiress whose father had made his fortune in coal. The young lady’s intention was to have a beautiful car to enjoy on the road and also enter into Concours events. This car won the 3rd Concours of Elegance. So so cool and stunningly beautiful.
Also known as the teardrop Coupe. So so striking. We love this car. This is 1 of only 10 examples of the style 9220 New York built on the short Talbot-Lago T150C-SS chassis, and only 1 of 3 fitted with a sunroof.
Entrants should send through their best shots from previous CPOP events, that truly capture the spirit, power and excitement of the weekend. Images can feature any of the action across the weekend, from on track action and air displays, to live music performances and water activity.
The best picture will be chosen by a panel of judges and the winning photographer will receive a pair of tickets for Saturday, a VIP parking pass and a helicopter ride for two over the festival site. Read more »
The Fiat S76, unofficially the fastest car in the world in 1911, will make its first public run for over 100 years when it tackles the Goodwood Festival of Speed Hillclimb on June 25-28 as part of a special category of an earth-shattering Edwardian leviathans.
Just two S76s were produced by the Italian manufacturer, with the aim of snatching the records for the flying kilometre and flying mile from the ‘Blitzen’ Benzes. The S76 achieved the mile record with Pietro Bordino at the wheel at Saltburn Sands in 1911 and was officially recorded at over 135mph on a kilometre attempt at Oostenede in Belgium, only to be denied the record as it was unable to complete a return run within the specified one hour.
National Geographic Channel’s hit series Car S.O.S. is back on a mission to rebuild cars and lives for some very deserving owners. Season 3 presents brand new stories with more classic cars and amazing mechanical revivals than ever before.
Take a sneak preview of what’s in store in this preview video…
Here is a cool video from the team over at Ignition. Presented by Tire Rack, Jonny Lieberman gets behind the wheel of the latest super car from Sant’Agata: the Lamborghini Huracan. Mechanically a short-wheelbase version of the coming soon Audi R8, the Huracan looks to be a blend of classic Lamborghini design motifs, dating all the way back to the Countach and Miura. Speaking of those two, they never even kinda drove 1/10 as good as they looked. No Lambo ever has. Jonny feels that this one might be different, so he enlists the help of his friend, pro driver Randy Pobst, to figure out exactly how good this latest Lamborghini actually is. How good is it? Watch and find out!
Following the hugely successful events at Windsor Castle in 2012, St James’s Palace in 2013 and Hampton Court Palace in 2014, this year’s Concours will be held at The Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh, with the gracious permission of Her Majesty the Queen.
Toyota changed the automotive industry with the Prius. Now, nearly two decades later, the Japanese motoring innovator is spreading the word on a new revolution in mobility with the launch of the i-Road.
The new electric vehicle and car-sharing concept has been accompanied by a compelling digital marketing plan aimed at getting cities across the world on board. Read more »
Here is a very interesting car quiz I found. The quiz tests users’ car knowledge across 16 movie and TV related questions spanning the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s and 2000s. Cargiant are also running and competition too; to be entered into the prize draw users simply have to submit their score. Check out the Cargiant quiz.
Cargiant, are the world’s largest car supermarket, and they are really into their used cars – 8,000 of them in fact. That’s why, with the help of their 700 local employees and 150 mechanics, they created the ultimate movie & TV iconic car quiz!
Test your automotive knowledge across 16 questions from the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s and 2000s, and guess the correct movie or television show that the iconic vehicle appeared in.
Don’t forget to submit your score and enter into our completion too – there are 5 prizes to be won across Facebook and Twitter!
Let us know how you got on, we got 13 of the 16, could not get 7, 8, and 16.