First Ever Unipower GT to star at London Classic Car Show

The first ever production Unipower GT – the best 1960s British production special – will appear as a moving exhibit on the Grand Avenue at the London Classic Car Show 14-17 February. Chic and quick, these beautifully engineered and styled mid-engined sports cars are super-rare. Of the 71 built 1966-70 there are only three on the road in the UK. Be sure take a good look. It may be while…

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Can I display black and silver number plates on my classic car?

If you’ve got a classic car then chances are that you want to keep it as close to its original condition as possible, including the black and silver number plate. The iconic black and silver number plate we rarely see today was issued in the UK in 1903 following the Motor Car Act in order to legally recognise all vehicles if stolen or part of a road accident. The very…

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Market Pick: 1967 Sabra GT

Israel isn’t a nation that immediately comes to mind when you think of countries that manufacture cars. However one company can lay claim to being the first true Israeli car manufacturer. And that honour goes to Autocars of Haifa. Founded in 1957 they built a number of fibreglass bodied models that proved very popular in their home market. One of which was the Sabra GT coupe which proved to be…

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1937 Alfa Romeo 8C Wins Peninsula Classics Best of the Best Award

Arguably one of the most desirable cars of all time, the remarkable 1937 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Berlinetta has been revealed at The Peninsula Paris hotel as the winner of the fourth annual The Peninsula Classics Best of the Best Award. While eight stunning ‘Best of Show’ winners from top concours around the world competed for the accolade, the Alfa Romeo was the stand-out choice among the judges as the best car…

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Silverstone Classic Pre-Season testing set for April

Competitors gearing up for another landmark Silverstone Classic (26-28 July) are once again being offered a welcome day of free track testing in advance of this summer’s spectacular three-day event. Staged at the ‘Home of British Motor Sport’, the record-breaking Silverstone Classic is the world’s biggest classic motor racing festival, annually attracting around1,000 race entries. The packed programme features the full spectrum of historic motor sport including retro races for…

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Rally the Globe’s Carrera Iberia Rally an instant success

Rally the Globe is delighted to report that its eagerly anticipated inaugural event is already fully subscribed just a few weeks after being announced. Carrera Iberia –a magical 10-day journey through the lures of Spain and Portugalin early October – is the first of many epic events being organised by Rally the Globe, an ambitious and exciting new club launched just before Christmas to provide the growing number of likeminded…

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Motoring ‘Firsts’ and Mini’s 60th anniversary to be celebrated at the London Classic Car Show

The London Classic Car Show will celebrate motoring ‘Firsts’ when its Grand Avenue runway goes live on 14-17 February 2019 at ExCeL London. One of the show’s most popular attractions, a procession of rare and remarkable vehicles will be fired up and paraded on the live indoor runway, featuring models that have pioneered new technologies, founded manufacturing dynasties and ushered in new eras in automotive development. Amongst the 60-strong fleet…

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Spicing up 50 Years of the Ford Capri

The world’s most successful Capri racer will lead the celebrations honouring the Ford fastback’s golden anniversary at this summer’s Silverstone Classic (26-28 July). For five seasons in succession between 1976 and 1980, Gordon Spice took top class honours in the British Saloon Car Championship, taking the Mustang-inspired coupé to no fewer than 24 outright race victories (photo below bottom). With the Capri turning 50 this year, the tin-top racing legend…

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Stunning one off 1946 Fiat 1100C Spider headed to Bonhams

There can only be one “first”. This sleek, dramatic two-place sports spider is the calling card of one of the most talented and prolific automotive designers of the 20th Century, Pietro Frua. It is the remarkable 1946 Fiat 1100C Spider, with coachwork by non other than Carrozzeria Frua. And it is headed to auction at Bonhams Scottsdale sale on the 17th January 2019. Aiming to put his marker down as…

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