Rare Zagato designed cars set for Villa Erba Sale

RM Sotheby’s, the world’s largest auction house for investment-quality automobiles, is delighted to return to the shores of Lake Como, Italy, for its highly anticipated biennial Villa Erba sale, 25 May, during the revered Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este weekend. As ever, this prestigious showcase sale will feature the very best investment-quality cars available to the market. With an historic and highly original 1931 Aston Martin 1.5-litre International ‘LM5’ already setting…

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What to do if your classic car breaks down

Driveways, Motorways, Minor Roads & Dual Carriageways In the Real World, things don’t always go to plan, especially when you own a classic car. There is always bound to be a problem or niggle around the corner. It comes with the territory of owning a classic. Liberty Insurance get that, that’s why they’re here to help when things get real. In the first of their Real World Blog series, we…

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96 Club Rendezvous March Meet Highlights

On Sunday 10th of March Take to the Road paid its first ever visit to the 96 Club Rendezvous in London. Taking place once a month in Chesham Place Gardens in central London, the monthly meets brings club members together for a leisurely breakfast and of course, lots of classic car banter. The private garden at Chesham Place is an idyllic location for the club gathering, with members and their…

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Market Pick – 1963 Renault Dauphine 1093

Take to the Road is continuing it’s French themed Market Pick Monday with this stunning 1963 Renault Dauphine. Like the 1966 Renault 8 Gordini that we featured earlier, this Dauphine is also being offered for sale by Leclere Motorcars on the 24th March at the Avignon Motor Festival. The Renault Dauphine was unveiled in March 1956 and replaced the smaller rear engined 4 CV sedan. While the 4 CV proved…

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Market Pick – 1966 Renault 8 Gordini

Renault and Gordini are two names that evoke images of the glory days of French rallying. The innovative engine tuner helped produce some iconic examples of French road cars over many decades. And this 1966 Renault 8 Gordini, which is coming up for sale with Leclere Motorcars on the 24th March at the Avignon Motor Festival, is a very fine example indeed. Unveiled in June 1962, the Renault 8 succeeded…

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Take to the Road makes Vuelio Top 10 Automotive Blogs for 3rd consecutive year

Take to the Road is delighted to announce that it has made the Vuelio Top 10 Automotive Blogs for the third consecutive year! It is fantastic to get some recognition for all the hard work that goes on behind the scenes. A massive thank you to the team at Vuelio for picking Take to the Road for its 2019 list! Head on over to the Vuelio website to see Take…

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Rally the Globe Roars into Africa

When launched late last year, Rally the Globe promised to provide the growing number of likeminded and enthusiastic vintage and classic car owners with memorable motoring adventures right around the world – and the inaugural Southern Cross Safari (15 February to 5 March 2020) certainly lives up to its stellar billing. The epic route for the exhilarating East African expedition has just been announced and, from a luxurious hotel base…

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Rally Legends drift into RM Sothebys inaugural Essen Auction

RM Sotheby’s is delighted to announce the consignment of several legendary road-ready rally cars for its first-ever Essen, Germany sale, due to take place over two days (11-12 April) during the Techno-Classica Essen Show. Over 200 unique automobile lots will be offered in Essen, within which a collection of celebrated road-going Lancia models includes a Delta S4 Stradale, 037 Stradale, and Stratos HF Stradale, to represent a golden age of…

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Tolman Motorsport showcases latest restoration projects at Race Retro

Tolman Motorsport proudly unveiled its latest restoration and re-creation projects at Race Retro – Europe’s number one historic motorsport show – which took place at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire on 22-24 February. Taking pride of place on the Tolman Motorsport stand was a bespoke Talbot Sunbeam Lotus – a car that tore up the world’s rally stages during the early Eighties – and a beautifully restored Ralt RT3 single-seater that utterly…

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Is it ever ok to scrap a classic car?

Hearing the words ‘scrap’ and ‘classic car’ in the same sentence is enough to give most of us sleepless nights – but, no matter how much we don’t want to think about it, it’s worth considering whether there’s ever a right time for a classic to arrive at the not-so-pearly gates outside a dismantler’s yard. Is scrapping a classic car giving up? Sometimes, there just aren’t the hours in the day…

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