Turning back the clock to honour motoring legacy and style

As the south of England enjoyed a prolonged summer, the motoring world turned back the clock for the Goodwood Revival last weekend. Racing cars from 1948 to 1966 roared around the 2.38 mile (3.83 km) track to the delight of the drivers behind the wheel and the spectators in the crowded grandstands. The Goodwood Revival is the ultimate time capsule, where the tradition of the automobile and society’s passion for…

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Electric Bugatti Baby II to cost €30,000

For the celebration of the 110th anniversary of Bugatti, a very special surprise was prepared for the enthusiasts of La Marque: the unveiling of the first Bugatti Baby II prototype. Earlier this year, at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, Bugatti had revealed the re-imagining of the iconic Bugatti Baby as a 3D printed model. It captured the imagination of automotive enthusiasts around the world, and the limited edition run of…

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A Trip Down Memory Lane at the 2019 Goodwood Revival

Since its inception more than 20 years ago, the Goodwood Revival has been a magical step back in time, honouring the legacy of motor racing between 1948 and 1966. Rolex’s long-term partnership with this meeting highlights a timeless appreciation for the past and of creations from a bygone era. From Friday 13 to Sunday 15 September, drivers, mechanics and spectators, dressed in the fashion of the 1940s, 50s and 60s,…

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Concours of Elegance Hampton Court Palace Highlights 2019

This year’s Concours of Elegance returned to the historic Hampton Court Palace for another display of automotive excellence. London’s most prestigious concours event marked two significant milestones, 100 years of Zagato and 100 Years of Bentley. As if that wasn’t enough to quench the thirst of the automotive enthusiast collective, the event also marked the 70th anniversary of the Ferrari 166MM, with five superb examples chosen to represent the marque….

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75th Rally GB to Honour Rally Heroes

Motorsport icons driven by Britain’s three greatest rally drivers – Roger Clark, Colin McRae and Richard Burns – are topping a special showcase of great cars celebrating the 75th running of what has always been the UK’s premier motor rally. What started life as the Royal Automobile Club Rally way back in 1932 has evolved into today’s Wales Rally GB, the UK’s round of the FIA World Rally Championship. This…

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Highlights from Salon Prive Concours D’Elegance 2019

The worlds rarest and most beautiful classic and vintage automobiles descended on Blenheim Palace for the 14th Salon Prive Concours D’Elegance held from 5th – 8th September. The UK’s most prestigious concours event saw 70 car brands on display, from 11 countries around the world. Take to the Road attended for the very first time and here is a selection of some of the wonderful cars that graced the famous…

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100 Years of Bentley Celebrated at Salon Privé Bentley Masters

The Salon Privé Bentley Masters will celebrate 100 years of this iconic British luxury marque at this weeks Salon Privé at Blenheim Palace. Guests will see the finest Bentley collection ever assembled, bookended by the 1920 EXP 2 at one end and 2019 EXP 100 GT at the other. On Saturday 7th September, the beautifully manicured lawns of Blenheim Palace will play host to this spectacular occasion as owners and…

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Shere Hill Climb 2019 reaches new heights

The sun has set on another fantastic Shere Hill Climb which took place on Sunday 1st of September. The weather couldn’t have been better, with large crowds flocking to the UKs premier classic and vintage car hill climb event. Take to the Road was there to soak up the atmosphere and watch some truly fabulous machines fly up the famous hill. A record 193 cars from all eras and marques…

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The 96 Club 40th Anniversary Brands Hatch August Track Session

The 96 Club continued its 40th anniversary celebrations with another track session at Brands Hatch which took place on Wednesday 23rd August. Club members brought along their cars for what was a scorching evening of racing, as temperatures in Kent reached the high twenties. Take to the Road was there to soak up some of the action… and the heat! Once again the selection of cars being exercised at the…

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An afternoon with a 1924 Minerva Liberty Special 27 litre V12

Strapping airplane engines to car chassis is something that adventurous engineers and racing drivers have been doing since the early days of the automobile industry. As the push for greater speed drove pioneers to find new ways to increase power and break new records, those who had the vision, or shall we say bravery, started to explore aero engines. Which naturally (of course) led to tank engines and the birth…

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