DVLA & Classic Car Groups join forces to solve registration problems

The inaugural meeting of the Historic and Classic Vehicle User Group took place on 7th October 2021. This brought together the DVLA, key membership groups, the Association of Old Vehicle Clubs in Northern Ireland (AOVC), the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs (FBHVC) and the Royal Automobile Club (RAC), and the industry representative organisation – the Historic and Classic Vehicles Alliance (HCVA). Launched in May, the HCVA’s mission is to protect…

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Bond No Time To Die exhibition officially opens at Beaulieu

The new Bond in Motion – No Time To Die exhibition has officially opened at the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu. The launch took place on Friday October 15th and was opened in style with Lord Montagu driving into the Museum in an Aston Martin DB5. Dressed in a black tie and dinner suit, Lord Montagu unveiled the display of the iconic cars, gadgets and costumes from No Time To…

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Lamborghini rebuilds the original 1971 Countach LP 500

At the Geneva Motor Show in March 1971, Automobili Lamborghini presented its “idea car”, the LP 500 Countach prototype. It was an instant sensation and heralded a new era for the supercar. Its influence still holds today and in time for the 50th anniversary of the Countach, Lamborghini has rebuilt the original 1971 Countach LP 500. The completed car was recently entered in the class reserved for concept cars at…

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Lunaz unveils electric Aston Martin DB6

Lunaz Design has unveiled the first of its electric Aston Martin DB6 cars. The new classic EV is a fully restored and re-engineered version of the iconic British sportscar and will be available as a limited production series. Aston Martin joins a growing list of British brands electrified by Lunaz, which include Rolls-Royce, Bentley, Range Rover and Jaguar sportscar models. Highly limited build-slots will also be made available for Aston Martin…

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Countdown to 45th Anniversary Lombard Rally Bath

The countdown has begun for the 45th Anniversary Lombard Rally Bath, which takes places in two weeks time from 22nd – 24th October at Puxton Park, outside Weston-super-Mare. This years rally will mark 45 years since the very first Bath based Lombard RAC Rally which took place in 1976. The four day event was one of the biggest stages on the RAC Rally and drew huge crowds who watched a…

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55th Anniversary of the Maserati Mexico

On the 6th October 1966 at the 53rd edition of the “Mondial de l’automobile de Paris”, the new Maserati Mexico was unveiled for the first time. Considered one of the finest Italian GT cars of all time, the Mexico is marking its 55th anniversary since its debut.. The Mexico, which was designed by Virginio Vairo at Vignale, was an exquisite car with sleek and immaculate lines. It was an elegant…

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Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA officially sold out

Alfa Romeo has announced that its new Giulia GTA, the ultimate homage to the original 1965 Giulia GTA, has officially sold out. Unveiled to the worlds press at the Balocco Proving Ground in May this year, the performance icon was limited to 500 units, all of which have been snapped up by customers all over the world. Significant numbers are destined for owners in China, Japan and Australia, making it…

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Best of the Bavarians adds Oktoberfest to Bicester Sunday Scramble

The last Bicester Sunday Scramble of the year takes place on Sunday 10th October and will play host to a unique display from Audi and BMW as they field a selection of their legendary road cars and priceless racers. The ‘Best of the Bavarians’ heritage display will include highlights such as Audi’s Sport quattro S1 E2 rally car and RS 2 Avant, facing off against BMW’s iconic 328 and 3.0CSL…

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Alvis Car Company builds first Continuation Graber Super Coupé

The Alvis Car Company has announced it has completed the first of its Continuation Series Graber Super Coupé cars. The two-year build, which was delayed by the pandemic, will see the new Graber delivered to a customer in Japan. This represents a major milestone for the company, as it is set to ship at least five cars to customers there via Meiji Sangyo, Alvis’ Japanese distributor. The Warwickshire based firm’s…

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Bespoke Rallies announces Rally the Wolds Cotswold event

Bespoke Rallies has announced a one off event, Rally the Wolds, which will take place in the Cotswolds on Saturday 16th October.  The adventurous classic car tour specialist is offering classic car owners the chance to enjoy a unique day’s driving on the highways and byways of the incomparable Cotswolds. The day will not only include breakfast and lunch, but a private tour of the British Motor Heritage (BMH) factory…

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