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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Choosing the right classic car to restore

Choosing a classic car to restore is often an emotional decision rather than a financially calculated one. Most of the time you buy with your heart, not your head. However, it is always good to look at your options carefully, which will increase the chance you’ll choose the right classic to restore. A classic car restoration project offers the average enthusiast a route to owning their dream car. Ideally without…

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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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