Endurance Rally Association Peking to Paris 2019

112 Years after Prince Scipione Borghese won the inaugural Peking to Paris, Prince Paolo Costantino Borghese, the closest family link of our generation will wave the flag for those who finish the modern incarnation of the adventure. On the 2nd of June 2019, no less than 105 intrepid competitors, representing 18 different nationalities, will depart on an epic and truly global adventure of a lifetime, driving in the wheel tracks…

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1939 Porsche Type 64 – The Oldest Car to wear the Porsche Badge

RM Sotheby’s has sold some of the world’s most important Porsches at auction in recent years, including significant models across the marque’s seven decades of production history at the Porsche 70th Anniversary Auction held at Porsche Cars North America headquarters in 2018. The Type 64 predates the first production Porsche—what would become known as the 356. A strive for technological advancement in motor car performance drove the motorsport industry in…

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The Game Changer that was the Ferrari F40

Ever since former racing driver Enzo Ferrari launched his own car company in 1947, the Maranello based outfit has been at the cutting edge of automotive technology. Be it on the road or the track. That drive and passion for design has lead Ferrari to produce some of the worlds greatest game changing supercars. And one such gamer changer was the Ferrari F40. When it debuted in 1987 at the…

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Exclusive Interview with Gus and Will of Flipping Bangers

Take to the Road has scored another exclusive interview, this time with petrolheads Gus Gregory and Will Trickett of the tv show Flipping Bangers. It is back on Blaze for a second series on the 26th April. This time round the lads have got an even more diverse line up of old bangers that they’ve rescued from oblivion. Here’s what they had to share about the new series. So Flipping…

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Le Mans legend Tom Kristensen introduces special homage race

This summer’s Silverstone Classic (26-28 July) will honour Le Mans, the world’s most famous 24-hour race, with Saturday evening’s on-track action featuring three spectacular sportscar showdowns under the evocative ‘Twilight Tribute to Le Mans’ banner. The exciting initiative was launched at the special Silverstone Classic Preview by Tom Kristensen (photos above and below), the great Danish racer who holds the record for the most outright victories at Le Mans. Widely…

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Aston Martin lights up Geneva Motor Show

This year’s Geneva Motor Show enabled some of the world’s biggest car manufacturers to showcase their future plans — and Aston Martin didn’t fail to impress. Astonishing Aston Martin Turning up the pressure on their rivals, the British luxury sports car company unveiled its AM RB 003 concept. This ‘Son of Valkyrie’ hypercar is set to sit in an elite band of vehicles that is currently occupied by the likes…

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Recreating the Scent of a Classic Car

It’s fair to say that every car has a ‘smell’. Even if it’s just the pine air-freshener, dangling from the mirror, it’s a scent that’s strongly associated with driving; and there’s something enormously evocative about it. Here’s an exploration into that distinctive classic car smell, and how to recreate it. Is there really such a thing as a ‘car smell’? Absolutely! Get sniffing as soon as you climb into a…

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New Motoring Event brings added Horsepower to Celtic Manor

The Celtic Manor Resort will celebrate horsepower of every variety when it adds a brand new motoring event to its Polo at the Manor fixture this summer. Motoring at the Manor will take place on Sunday 16th June, the day after the established annual polo matches, to create a fabulous “Weekend of Sport and Speed” at the iconic, five-star venue. The new motoring event will bring together a glorious collection…

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Is the new London ULEZ Charge a threat to classic cars?

Today sees the introduction of London’s new ULEZ charge. For those of you who missed the announcement last year, the London Ultra Low Emissions Zone will levy a daily charge on cars in central London, in an effort to tackle the cities air pollution problem. Which may come as a shock and surprise to many, if you’ve missed the TFL announcements. So the big question really is this… is the…

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Market Pick 1959 Ashley 1172 restoration project

We love our project cars at Take to the Road. Which probably explains what our three classics are projects. But one that has caught our eye for this Mondays Market Pick is a very interesting 1959 Ashley 1172 Special restoration project. Take to the Roads Market Pick is no stranger to the cars produced by Ashley Laminates. Indeed we featured a 1969 Ashley Sportiva GT a few years ago. Plus…

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