London Classic Car Show Review 2017

The dust has settled on another London Classic Car Show at the ExCel Exhibition Centre. It is hard to believe that only a few days ago I was surrounded by some of the finest collections of classic cars in the whole of the UK… even Europe. There was everything from a brash Ford GT40 to a compact Goggomobil. Over 37,000 people descended on the ExCel over the 4 day event,…

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Ferrari Tribute Collection Wows Record Crowds at London Classic Car Show

More than 37,000 visitors (a significant 11 per cent increase on 2016) savoured close to 800 of the world’s finest classic cars on display at the London Classic Car Show over the weekend (23-26 February). An estimated £500m worth of classic cars were at ExCeL London, ranging from barn-finds, restorations projects to unique concepts and pure-bred, championship winning race cars. The main spotlight for the 2017 show, was firmly on Ferrari…

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Take to the Road named in Top 10 UK Automotive Blog List

I am delighted to announce that Take to the Road has been ranked in the “Top 10 UK Automotive Blogs” by Vuelio, Europe’s leading provider of software for communications, public affairs and stakeholder engagement. This is the first time Take to the Road has made the Top 10 UK Automotive Blog list and it is a great honour to be associated with so many other top quality UK based automotive…

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London Classic Car Show opens at the ExCel tomorrow

The London Classic Car Show kicks off tomorrow at the ExCel Exhibition Centre in London tomorrow. It runs from Thursday until Sunday (23rd-26th) and will have on display some of the rarest and most expensive classic cars in the world. I’ve been the to the last two shows and each one has gotten bigger and better. And this years show promises to even larger than before. Its now so big…

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A closer look at the Alvis Continuation Series

Alvis is one of the all time great British automotive companies. It is a name that stands for speed, elegance and innovation. When the company ceased car production in 1967 after its acquisition by Rover, the automotive industry as a whole lost not just a a great innovator, but also the manufacturer of distinctive and bespoke luxury touring cars. So when the reformed Alvis Car Company announced in 2015 that…

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Rare Toyota Crown reunited with original owner to mark 45th anniversary

Toyota has celebrated the 45th anniversary of the registration of a rare UK surviving Toyota Crown 2600 De Luxe, by reuniting it with the family of the original owner. It is not often that such a rare car emerges from 25 years of hibernation, to be found in excellent condition and to have such an interesting story. In 1972 the Crown De Luxe saloon was the most luxurious Toyota British…

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Historic works Hillman Imp expected to fetch thousands at Wiltshire auction

One of the most famous Hillman Imp cars ever to race, which took part in the Monte Carlo Rally 50 years ago this year, is to be sold at Richard Edmonds Auctions next month. Built in 1966 by the Rootes Group,  JDU46E has an impressive racing pedigree. It competed in the 3,400-mile 1967 Monte Carlo Rally, coming second in its class and 46th overall. Later in 1967, it competed in…

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Rare classics excel at RM Sotheby’s Paris Rétromobile sale

RM Sotheby’s enjoyed a spectacular result last Thursday night at Rétromobile in Paris (9th February 2017), grossing an impressive sale total of €27,576,400 ($29,451,595 USD) – the best ever result for the automotive auction house at the Rétromobile week sale. The star lot of the night was the beautiful 1934 Alfa Romeo Tipo B P3, one of the most important and coveted of all pre-war Grand Prix cars. Campaigned by Scuderia…

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Sixty-Six Game Changing Classics to Parade at the London Classic Car Show

Sixty-six of the world’s most intriguing, unusual, exotic and genre defining cars will come under the spotlight at the London Classic Car Show this February. Ranging from a 1904 British-built 9.6-litre Maudsley – the supercar of its day –  to a Ferrari Enzo built almost 100 years later, they will form one of the show’s central features, The Grand Avenue. Sixty of the cars have been split into 10 different…

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