The Unorthodox French Racer – 1923 Voisin Type C6 Laboratoire

In the early half of the 20th century the French automotive industry saw the emergence of some legendary marques. The likes of Delage, Delahaye and Salmson, to name just a few, were at the forefront of the French car design. One other iconic French marque that excelled at both luxury, speed and innovation was Avions Voisin. Their rather unorthodox 1923 Voisin Type C6 Laboratoire was one wonderful example of revolutionary French…

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Cool classic car prints for Petrolheads by Rear View Prints

– This is a promotional post from Take to the Road – Looking for a cool and unique Christmas gift for the car fanatic in your life? Then make sure you visit Rear View Prints. They stock some of the most brilliant automotive art on the market, from festive car themed jumpers to stylish car art. All available at reasonable prices with fast shipping. With the holiday season now in…

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Renault Clio V6 Sport voted UKs top future classic car

One of the most exciting facets of the automotive world is identifying what will become the next future classic car. With the surge in interest in older cars in the past decade, attention has gradually shifted towards what are considered to be modern classics. This shift in the market has thrown the spotlight on some standout cars that will be ones to watch for collectors and enthusiasts. Essentially these are…

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Rallying legend Gerry Crown joins 2020 Round the World Rally

Marathon rallying legend Gerry Crown is gearing up for an even greater adventure. Having recently won the Peking to Paris for the third time at the ripe old age of 87, the remarkable Australian has now entered the ultimate circumnavigation challenge – Rally the Globe’s eponymous Round the World. Back in his earlier days, Crown rallied Down Under with enough talent to attract factory support from Renault. But then quit…

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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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