Highlights from Shere Hill Climb 2017

On Sunday 3rd September Take to the Road attended the Shere Hill Climb for the very first time. This hugely popular event first started four years ago and has grown to be come one of the top hill climbs in the south of England. The selection and diversity of the vintage, classic and modern classics taking on the hill climb was impressive to say the least. Everything from pre war…

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Highlights from the 2017 Concours of Elegance

Take to the Road attended the 2017 Concours of Elegance at Hampton Court Palace. The exclusive concours event, set in the grounds of one of the UK’s most beautiful royal palaces, returned to west London. One display were some of the finest classic and vintage cars ever designed. And Take to the Road was fortunate enough to spend two days at this prestigious show. There is always something special about…

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Highlights from Motorsport at the Palace 2017

Take to the Road recently attended Motorsport at the Palace 2017 and here are some of the highlights of the racing action. Tickets for the event came courtesy of show sponsor Footman James (a big thank you to them for sending out my complimentary ticket). If you haven’t been to this show before, it is well worth a visit. Nestled in the leafy grounds of Crystal Palace Park in South…

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What You Should Know Before Attending a Classic Car Auction

When youโ€™re into restoring old classics, you probably know very well that the biggest scoops often are found at a classic car auction. With around 12,000 motor vehicles sold at auctions in the UK every year, itโ€™s no wonder that car enthusiasts hoard up to bid on their dream car at an auction. Many newbies to the auction scene are sometimes reluctant to mingle with auction professionals. Just spend half…

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1956 Aston Martin DBR1 sells for record $22.6 million

Last Friday evening RM Sotheby’s sold the legendary 1956 Aston Martin DBR1, chassis No 1, for a world record $22.6 million. Two bidders competed for the iconic Aston Martin, in a contest that lasted nearly seven minutes, before a private collector bidding by telephone was successful. The price achieved by RM Sotheby’s on 18th August not only set a world record not only for an Aston Martin, but for any…

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