James Bond Aston Martin DB5 sells for record $6.4m

RM Sotheby’s have sold the highly anticipated 1965 James Bond Aston Martin DB5 for a final $6,385,000, making it the most valuable DB5 ever sold at auction. Affectionately known as “the most famous car in the world,” the DB5, chassis no. DB5/2008/R, is one of just three surviving James Bond 007 DB5’s as seen in Goldfinger and as used in the promotion of Thunderball. The car was built specifically for…

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Concours of Elegance to Celebrate Aston Martin and Zagato

The Concours of Elegance will host in September a world-first display of one of every Aston Martin Zagato variant ever manufactured. From the 1960 DB4 GT Zagato, right through to the Vanquish Zagato Coupé, Volante, Speedster and Shooting Brake, visitors will be able to browse 16 examples from one of the most famous creative partnerships in automotive history. The Aston Martin Zagato Celebratory Display is being curated by the Aston…

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Exclusive Interview with Jimmy De Ville of Goblin Works Garage

The left field British car modifying tv show Goblin Works Garage is back for a brand new second series on Quest. Back in December 2017 Take to the Road spoke to Jimmy De Ville, Anthony Partridge and Helen Stanley of the Goblin Works crew just as their new show broke ground. Since then the gang have been busy working furiously on a new batch of modified classics for their new…

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Illinois Route 66 renews partnership with Regent Street Motor Show

Already established as the country’s biggest free-to-view car-themed spectacle enjoyed by more than 500,000 visitors, this year’s glittering Illinois Route 66 Regent Street Motor Show (Saturday 2 November) will also serve as one of the stand-out events marking Regent Street’s distinguished 200th anniversary. Adding to the excitement, the Show is teaming up with Illinois Route 66 for the third year in succession. It was back in 1819 that Regent Street…

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Trio of Royal Cars to grace Blenheim lawns at Salon Prive

A distinguished pair of coachbuilt Rolls-Royce and a stunning Ferrari, all with documented Royal provenance, will grace the manicured lawns of Blenheim Palace for this year’s spectacular Salon Privé Concours d’Elégance by Chubb Insurance which takes place on Thursday 5th & Friday 6th September. The first and earliest of the two Rolls-Royces is an imposing open touring-bodied 1912 Silver Ghost, coachbuilt by Barker & Co. of London and fitted with…

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Sir Jackie Stewart relives 1969 British GP Victory

As one of the major highlight’s at this year’s record-breaking Silverstone Classic, racing legend Sir Jackie Stewart returned to the home of British motorsport to celebrate the 50th anniversary of his first British Grand Prix victory which came at the superfast Northamptonshire circuit back in July 1969. Marking the golden anniversary of that magical milestone – a win that propelled the Flying Scot towards the first of his three world championship…

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Alvis announces extended range of pre and post war Continuation Series cars

Warwickshire-based car manufacturer The Alvis Car Company is extending its range of road-legal pre-and post-War continuation cars, using key components such as chassis that have been stored for over fifty years. Remaining firmly faithful to Alvis’ original spirit and design focus a century after it was founded, the Continuation Series has now been extended to include two chassis and six body options with post-war derivatives assembled using original chassis and…

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2nd Lombard Rally Bath set for October

Back for a second year, UK’s rally recreation tour brings another selection of fantastic period rally cars to its new start venue, Bath Racecourse, on Friday 18th October. Once again our selection of star drivers join us on the event – Rauno Altonen who will be driving the car that he had a lot do with creating in the early 1980s, the Manta 400; Anthony Reid, former BTCC Champion who…

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