Highlights from the NEC Classic Motor Show 2019

Over 71,000 classic car fans descended on the NEC in Birmingham over the weekend for the 2019 Classic Motor Show. This year was the shows 35th anniversary and classic motoring enthusiasts were treated to 3,000 cars and 300 clubs, all under one roof of the National Exhibition Centre. Take to the Road attended the show for the very first time and is still very much on a high after a…

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Catching up with the V8stealthbeetle

In 2017 Take to the Road spoke to South African engineer Jean Fourie about an exciting re-imaging of the classic VW Beetle. Dubbed the V8stealthbeetle, Jean’s vision was to create the ultimate Sleeper Beetle with completely modern underpinnings. Jean’s project began in 2015 and after years of detailed development on the prototype, the V8stealthbeetle project is now officially on the road and the team building cars for some very lucky…

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Rothmans Porsche 962C set for London Classic Car Show

The 1987 Richard-Lloyd-Racing Rothmans Porsche 962C that won the Kyalami 500 and Norisring ‘Money Race’ will be amongst the cars taking centre stage at the London Classic Car Show, when it heads to Olympia London on 20-23 February 2020. The Rothmans Porsche 962C (chassis number 106/B) is the first car to be confirmed for ‘Car Stories’, a brand-new attraction that will debut at the 2020 London Classic Car Show. As…

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Rally the Globe’s debut Carrera Iberia receives rave reviews

Rally the Globe’s debut event, last week’s Carrera Iberia, has been hailed as a massive, game-changing success by all those involved. Established as a not-for-profit club by many of the sport’s top organisers and participants, the ambitious new group could not have hoped for a more positive introduction, nor for a more perfect launchpad for its forthcoming programme of peerless global competitive driving adventures. Carrera Iberia attracted a sell-out entry…

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Lombard Rally Bath to race at The Classic Vehicle Restoration Show

Lombard Rally Bath will be exciting visitors at The Classic Vehicle Restoration Show by racing a fleet of rally cars around two custom-built tracks set in the grounds of the historic Royal Bath & West Showground during the weekend of November 2-3. Show goers can relive their youth by watching this remarkable spectacle of historic rally cars racing in anger around the two custom-built tracks and listening to the music…

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London to Brighton Movember Ride of a Lifetime

Bonhams is offering a unique online auction for a once-in-a-lifetime chance to be a passenger aboard one of the pioneering pre-1905 veteran cars, at this years London to Brighton Veteran Car Run. All in aid of Movember. As well as fulfilling the dreams of the three highest bidders, the initiative will raise funds for the only global men’s health charity which strives year-round to help men live happier, healthier, longer…

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London Classic Car Show moves to the Olympia

London’s premier classic car event will return on 20‐23 February 2020, at its new home of Olympia London in Kensington, marking the next chapter in the history of the London Classic Car Show. Now in its sixth year, the show is firmly established as the must‐attend event for discerning classic car owners, collectors, experts and enthusiasts. Not only will visiting classic car collectors and connoisseurs have the opportunity to view…

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Rare 1953 Fiat 8V leads Artcurial October Auction

Fiat is a marque that is well known for it’s lively small capacity engines. Indeed it was these compact and frugal motors that helped the Turin outfit mobilise the masses in post war Europe. Lesser known however was the companies V8 engine program which helped produce the wonderful and sadly short lived Fiat 8V. Also known as the Otto Vu in Italy, it was a stunning example of Fiat high…

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Fiat 120th Milestone Celebration to be marked at the 2019 London to Brighton Veteran Car Run

Fiat, one of the world’s oldest and most distinguished car companies, has been appointed as an official Manufacturer Patron to the 2019 Bonhams London to Brighton Veteran Car Run (Sunday 3 November), a Royal Automobile Club event. Patronage is reserved solely for those illustrious motor manufacturers that can trace their history back to the very early pioneering period of pre-1905 veteran cars – as permitted to participate in the world’s…

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Rally the Globe Counts Down to Carrera Iberia Debut

The final countdown has commenced to the first of Rally the Globe’s exciting new portfolio of epic worldwide driving events, next month’s eagerly-anticipated and sold-out Carrera Iberia (7-17 October). Launched late last year, Rally the Globe is a new, not-for-profit club established by a number of regular historic rally competitors to provide them, and the growing number of likeminded and enthusiastic vintage and classic car owners, with memorable motoring adventures…

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