David Brown Automotive delivers latest bespoke Speedback GT

David Brown Automotive has completed its latest build of a striking Speedback GT, finished in their bespoke brilliant ‘Blue Moon’ hand-painted finish. A true example of personal expression, the grand tourer is destined for a customer in Germany and is a showcase of David Brown Automotive’s ability to offer bespoke solutions for any style, with this car custom-built with a number of exclusive accessories and bespoke options. The iconic Speedback…

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London Classic Car Show 2021 moves to new date in June

The London Classic Car Show 2021 has confirmed it will now move to a new date in June. Originally scheduled to take place from 16th – 18th of April, the event at London’s Syon Park will now take place between 25th – 27th June. Which is ten weeks later that the original date. The new June fixture will provide the organisers with additional time to curate an even more impressive…

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Legendary Italian marque Bizzarrini to return with Revival Series

The legendary Italian racing car marque Bizzarrini is to return with the announcement of the Revival Series. This exciting venture will mark a new chapter in Bizzarrini’s history with a re-birth of the car that crystallised the company’s legacy, the 5300 GT. No more than 24 examples of the 5300 GT Revival Corsa will be created and hand-built by an experienced team of craftspeople. Developed as a high-performance variant of…

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Mini Cooper 60th Anniversary to be marked at The Classic 2021

The mighty Mini Cooper’s 60th Anniversary will be marked at The Classic 2021, which is set to take place from 30 July – 1 August. The trend-setting and racing Mini will be celebrated with two stunning showdowns on the ‘Greatest Hits’ line-up of spectacular races compiled for The Classic’s own postponed 30th birthday party. The addition of the rapid Mini Coopers adds even more excitement to the event’s non-stop track…

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Ringo Starr’s Mini gets kitted out by Falken and Acespeed

Ringo Star’s 1966 Austin Mini has been kitted out with a set of Falken tyres while in the workshop of Mini specialist Acespeed. The super rare Mini is famous for being owned by The Beatles drummer from new and was recently entrusted to Mini specialist Andy ‘Ace’ Harrison to bring the iconic little car up to scratch. Back in 1966, each member of pop band The Beatles was handed an…

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Beaulieu announces calendar of automotive events for 2021

Beaulieu has announced its calendar of automotive events for 2021. New shows are set to join familiar favourites for a line-up of exciting, enjoyable events, all set in the grounds of the National Motor Museum and Palace House. Following a difficult start to the New Year for everyone, the return of Beaulieu’s popular events helps to share hope of better times ahead once the current restrictions have eased. With 27…

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Happy 6th Birthday to Take to the Road

Today marks Take to the Road’s 6th Birthday! It all started on the 22nd January, a whole six years ago and time sure has flown by. Last year I had grand plans to mark the 5th Birthday with a series of special features, but then the pandemic struck. And since then the world has been turned on its head. As a result our favourite classic cars have been confined to…

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Rare 1938 Peugeot 402 Darl’mat Special Sport set for Bonhams sale

A super rare 1938 Peugeot 402 Darl’mat Special Sport is coming up for sale Bonhams Les Grandes Marques du Monde à Paris on 3rd March 2021. One of just thirty surviving cars, it is a fascinating example of the heady days of the aerodynamic sports car era of the 1930s. The Art Deco era was responsible for some of the finest motorcars ever created. The distinctive style that the movement…

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Carroll Shelby’s personal 427 Cobra sells for $5.4m

The collector car world was stunned when the hammer fell on Carroll Shelby’s personal 1965 427 Cobra at Mecum’s Kissimmee sale in Florida, which took place from January 7-17. The car that was owned from new by the legendary American racing driver and the creator of the equally legendary AC Cobra, sold for an eye watering $5.4m, or approximately £4.3m. Shelby himself really needs no introduction, such is the fame…

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1971 Alfa Romeo GT Junior auction sets new world record

Online classifieds and auction site Car & Classic has set a new world record for a 1971 Alfa Romeo GT Junior, which has recently sold at auction for £50,000 (0 per cent buyers’ fees). Bidders were drawn to the as-new example that started life in a rust-free Australian climate and was sold after a full restoration to near concours condition alongside extensive paperwork and history files. Creating a buzz online,…

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