ERA Peking to Paris 2019 Rally – Day 19

It is hard to believe that 19 days into the Peking to Paris Rally, the teams have only just reached the halfway point. But as the crews passed over the Ural river they started down the other side of the mountain, so to speak, and crossed the border into Europe for the first time. Australians Gerry Crown and Matt Bryson still lead the classic field in their Leyland P76, but…

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Belgravia Classic Car Show 2019 Highlights

On Sunday 23rd June the 96 Club marked its 40th anniversary at the Belgravia Classic Car Show 2019. This special celebration brought together over 250 classic and vintage cars, all presented for the public’s enjoyment in the leafy gardens of Belgrave Square. Organised by the 96 Club and the Waterloo Classics Car Club, the Belgravia Classic Car Show is the premier classic car event in London. Once again the caliber…

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Affording A Classic Car

If you are hoping to get yourself a new car, then you might well want to go with a nice old classic. There is just something about driving a classic car that takes you back to another era. It is something you can’t really experience with modern cars. Which is why classic cars are so popular. Of course, anyone who hopes to one day own and drive their dream classic…

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Have You Got Tomorrows’ Classic Already?

Classic cars are just brilliant. Sure that is a sweeping statement but old cars just have something special about them. They can be rare and expensive. But they remind us of the good old times and agees past. Some cars can become classics overnight but most acquire that status classic over time. Of course, that means it’s highly likely that you may already have, or be just about to purchase…

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James Bond Aston Martin DB5 up for auction

No one could have predicted back in 1965 the fabulously successful multi-decade synergy that would develop when two men from the movie business visited Aston Martin’s Newport-Pagnell plant in late 1963. Ken Adam and John Stears, respectively a production designer and a special effects man, were on a mission from producers Albert “Cubby” Broccoli and Harry Saltzman. They were to source a pair of the latest Aston Martins for use…

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Tips for Buying your First Classic Car

Buying a classic car can be an invigorating experience. There is so much choice available and each one is just as special as the next. If you want to get some tips that will help you to make your decision then you can find out whatever you need to know below. What’s your Purpose? The first thing that you need to do is work out what you are going to…

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Motoring at the Manor 2019 Highlights

Take to the Road attended the inaugural Motoring at the Manor which was held at the Celtic Manor Hotel outside Newport in Wales over the weekend. This brand new classic car show promises to be become the signature concours events in Wales. With an emphasis on both Welsh cars and Welsh stars from the world of motorsport, Motoring at the Manor got off to a cracking start. Motoring at the…

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ERA Peking to Paris 2019 Rally – Day Five

104 cars made it into Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia after a four-day 1744-kilometer haul from Peking across the wilderness of open pasture then rocky sections into Mongolia and the Gobi Desert. Most realised they had only just scratched the surface of the tough 13,840-kilometer route to Paris and the finish on July 7. After surviving sand storms, choking dust and dodging flash floods, crews took advantage of a well-earned rest day…

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Classic Car Nostalgia returns to Shelsley Walsh

Luxury automotive retailer, Stratstone, will be returning to Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb for Classic Nostalgia; the ultimate vintage car festival on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th June. This two-day car festival is the highlight of the Shelsley Walsh calendar and features classic and retro racing up the famous Shelsley Walsh hill, along with a wide selection of classic cars on display, fantastic entertainment and fine food. Held annually since 2010 by the…

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The 96 Club revives track events for its 40th anniversary

As part of The 96 Club’s 40th anniversary celebrations, it held an exclusive track evening at Brands Hatch on 13 May. And thanks to the success of this event it will be holding another track day on Tuesday 2 July. An eclectic mix of club member’s and guest’s cars had exclusive use of the Indy circuit from 5.30 until dusk on a balmy summer evening. From the 1957 Lotus Eleven Team…

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