The Miracle that was Goodwood Speedweek

It may seem a little over dramatic to say that last weekends Goodwood Speedweek was a miracle. But given the way 2020 has turned out, with so many other automotive events cancelled or postponed, the very fact that Speedweek went ahead was miraculous. Which makes this new alternative Goodwood event worthy of celebration. For devoted petrolheads Goodwood has always held an almost religious like significance, ever since the circuit was…

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Goodwood Speedweek honours motoring history and future tech

For three enchanting days, Goodwood SpeedWeek has captured the attention of the motoring world during a behind closed doors celebration of the past, present and future of the automobile. From Friday 16 to Sunday 18 October, this one-off spectacle has paid tribute to engineering excellence and future innovation with wheel-to-wheel racing and interactive entertainment for fans at home. Rolex’s support for motor sport began in the 1930s, and, since 2004,…

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Famed F1 name Vanwall is back with new continuation cars

Sixty-two years to the day since Vanwall claimed the world’s first Formula One Constructors Championship Trophy, the Vanwall name is reborn. Vanwall Group, the successor to the legendary British Vanwall motor racing team of the 1950s, has announced the renaissance of the historic name with plans to build six new continuation cars to celebrate Vanwall’s six Formula One wins in 1958. Vanwall had already become the first British-built car to win…

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Peugeot announces restoration program starting with 205 GTi

In celebration of Peugeot’s 210th anniversary, Aventure Peugeot has confirmed plans to restore and sell original and authenticated examples of classic models, beginning with the iconic 205 GTi. The Peugeot 205 GTi is one of the stand out cars from the hot hatch era, with both the 1.6 and the 1.9 variant becoming highly sought after by collectors and petrolheads. The GTI took the charge directly to the likes of…

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Mazda extends MX-5 parts resto programme to Mk1 Euro owners

Mazda has officially announced it is extending its official MX-5 parts restoration programme to cater for Mk1 owners in Europe. A range of 156 right-hand drive reproduction parts are now offered for the first-generation MX-5. And with the first-generation Mazda MX-5 fast attaining revered classic status as it enters its third decade, demand for genuine parts is at an all time high. Revealed at the 1989 Chicago Motor Show, the…

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Lamborghini attends 2020 Modena Cento Ore anniversary tour

Automobili Lamborghini took part in the 2020 Modena Cento Ore with two cars from its MUDETEC museum: a Jarama GTS and a Countach 25th Anniversary. Considered one of the most dynamic and exciting events in the classic car calendar, this year the event celebrated its 20th anniversary with a special route running from Rome to Modena. The four day historic tour started on the 11th October in Rome with a…

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2020 London to Brighton Veteran Car Run has been cancelled

The 2020 London to Brighton Veteran Car Run has unfortunately been cancelled. The event was due to go ahead on Sunday 1 November, after initially receiving the green light in July. The continuing virus outbreak and the fluid situation has now forced the organisers to cancel this years run, becoming yet another automobile event to fall foul of the COVID19 outbreak. The full statement from the Royal Automobile Club follows…

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Pristine E-Type Series 1 takes you back to the factory floor

Ahead of the 60th anniversary of the Jaguar E-Type in 2021, E-Type UK is pleased to offer this extremely early Series 1 that perfectly exemplifies the fascinating developments hidden with the first E-type design – Chassis 875407. Chassis 407 is the 407th left-hand-drive roadster to have rolled off the production line, and the 21st model built after the final outside bonnet locker E-type. Today seen finished in a heritage correct…

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The groundbreaking VW K70 celebrates its 50th Birthday

“Love the VW K70 – because it opens up a new VW era”… this was the advertising slogan used for the launch of the Volkswagen K 70, which took place 50 years ago. With a water-cooled front engine, front-wheel drive, a first for VW at the time, and modern styling, the mid-sized sedan actually did usher in a new era at Volkswagen. At a press conference held in Salzgitter on…

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Staying safe in a classic car

Vehicle safety has come a long way over the years. Crumple zones, airbags and ABS brakes have become a standard feature in modern vehicles. Classic cars don’t have any of these features – which means an accident could be potentially a lot more catastrophic. While many classic car owners are willing to take on these added risks, others may want to retrofit a few modern safety features for peace of…

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