Congratulations to the winners of our 2015 Silverstone Classic competition.

Congratulations to our 5 silverstone-classic-logo-2015competition winners, who each receive a pair of complimentary tickets to the 2015 Silverstone Classic.

It’s a great event, a personal favourite. Our winners and congratulations go to:

  • Peter Ferris
  • Martyn Thompson
  • Sara Holland
  • Paul Clement
  • Georgie Pope

We have no doubt you’ll have a great time at this wonderful event. Read more »

Silverstone Classic Countdown (the facts)

silverstone-classic-logo-2015With one of our favourite Classic Car and Classic Motorsport shows just upon us, I’d thought we’d highlight some Silverstone Classic facts.  Did you know?
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  • The trend-setting Silverstone Classic celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2015. When founded in 1990 it was the UK’s first historic motor racing festival.
  • For the first time in the Classic’s 25 year history, a crowd of more than 100,000 is expected for this month’s Silver Jubilee celebration. All tickets must be purchased in advance and pre-sales are at record highs. Read more »

2014 Concours of Elegance – Hampton Court Palace – London (video)

This is an exquisite event and for us a must attend event that we are so looking forward to every year now.  Here is a short video by Classic Cine Video Productions showing you round the amazing 2014 Concours of Elegance, held in the wonderful surroundings of Hampton Court Palace, where sixty of the worlds finest cars assembled.

More Concours of Elegance posts here, and you can win a pair of tickets to the 2015 Concours of Elegance.

MyCarHeaven.com is in the UKs top 10 Automotive Blogs

Good to see our work is getting some recognition, we were recently informed by Cision that our blog had been recognised as one of the UKs top automotive blogs.New Top 10 badge 2015

Apparently we are the 4th top UK blog, so we have the top 3 in our aim.  Congratulations to all the other top 10 blogs, keep up the great work.

Hit The Jackpot? Here Are Some Dream Cars For Big Winners

Whilst the majority of the cars we come in to contact with on a day-by-day basis are of the rather mundane variety, there’s a whole roster of utterly beautiful, powerful and downright majestic autos out there that, alas, only winners of huge multinational lotteries such as EuroMillions or online casinos like RubyFortune.com can ever hope to afford. We can always dream, however, so imagine if you had won a stratospheric sum playing online poker or picking numbers; which awesome cars would you choose to own?

 

Ferrari 250 GTO Ferrari_250_GTO

Recently sold for an astronomical $38,115,000 (£24,559,552), the Ferrari 250 GTO, produced for the racing circuit between 1962 and 1964, is a car that even the biggest lottery winners simply cannot afford, thanks to there having been only 39 models ever produced. Despite being over fifty years old, the fine machine’s 3.0 litre V-12 (also used in the 250 Testa Rossa) can produce 300 horsepower. Read more »

Mercedes-Benz – The story behind the name

Mercedes-Benz remains one of the most desirable cars to own in the world. Its brand is associated with luxury, quality and reliability, but have you ever wondered where its name originated from?

That is a question that UK online car buying website, Sell Your Jamjar, recently wrote about in a lengthy blog post that looked back over the famous German car manufacturer’s history.

Contrary to what some may have thought the name Mercedes-Benz had nothing to do with the man behind the second part of the name – Karl Benz – who merged his business with Gottlieb Daimler and Wilhelm Maybach to form Mercedes-Benz in 1926. Read more »

The rise in new and used car finance volumes

Looking into car finance recently I discovered that Clearway Car Finance are one of the first car finance brokers to introduce the soft search, which enables them to assess a customer eligibility for a particular finance product offered by a lender on their panel before a full credit search is conducted. In particular this helps people who have a bad credit rating to avoid doing additional damage by undergoing multiple credit checks with multiple lenders, this is bound to give more people the confidence to apply for finance.  This is one of many technological advancements in the motor finance industry that are likely to have contributed to the rise in the take up of consumer car finance. Other contributing factors are the rise in the popularity of the (PCP) Personal Contract Purchase plan and the introduction of the payment box which is similar to that used by insurance companies, but in the case of car finance helps lender mitigate risk and ultimately means more people are eligible for car finance than ever before.

Check out an interesting article on the Finance & Leasing Association website that highlights that new car finance volumes were up 10% in March/ 2015.

30+ Exotic & Classic Cars Roar to Life (video)

Here is a very cool video we came across, by Nitto Tire in which they show 30+ highly desirable cars starting their engines. Had to be watched from start to finish, oh and we enjoyed the fist 25 seconds as well (nice pistons!). What were your top three sounding engines? I went for the Lamborghini Aventador P700-4, Jaguar XKSS and Ferrari F40. Hope you enjoy the video as much as we did.

Epic Ferrari 488 GTB (video)

Check out this video.  Very cool.  Looks an awesome car the Ferrari 488 GTB.

 

Ferrari 500 Mondial restored by Ferrari Classiche Department (video)

Here’s a wonderful video we came across by Ferrari.com in which focuses on a Ferrari 500 Mondial restored by Ferrari Classiche Department.  The 1954 Ferrari 500 Mondial Spider PF was originally owned by Dominican gentleman driver Porfirio Rubirosa.

Wow! And yes we are dribbling…

 

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