Return of Speed and Style to Salon Privé

From the globally renowned Concours d’Elégance to the presentation of the Club Trophy, this year’s Salon Privé is set to be another unforgettable celebration of the very best that the motoring world has to offer. The traditional curtain-raiser is Wednesday’s Concours d’Elégance by AXA, the most prestigious such event in the UK. As a partner concours of The Peninsula Classic Best of the Best Award, the jury at Salon Privé…

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60 Facts and Figures about the Classic Mini

British Motor Heritage has been making replacement body parts and complete shells for the classic Mini since 2002, so is doing more than most to keep the model alive for posterity. In celebration of the car’s recent 60th anniversary, BMH has compiled 60 Facts and Figures about the Classic Mini. There are no prizes, but for fun in these testing times fans of the model can check how many they…

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Concours Virtual exhibits £250m worth of classic cars

The inaugural and highly anticipated Concours Virtual launched on Tuesday 30th June. The online car show which is presented by Hagerty and in aid of UNICEF, will feature over 180 cars with a total value in excess of £250-million. It will feature classic cars presented in 17 classes from museums, manufacturer archives and private collections from around the world. Geoff Love, Hothouse Media Managing Director and Co-Chairman of the Concours…

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Vintage Voltage – new series exclusive interview

Converting classic cars to run on electric power is one of the most exciting new developments to have taken hold in the classic car world in recent years. Once viewed with a bit of mistrust and a lot of skepticism, electric conversions have really caught on. One company that has been leading the charge (pun intended) is Electric Classic Cars, who are based in the valleys of mid Wales. Take…

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Waterloo Classics stages protest drive through central London

On Saturday 20th June the Waterloo Classics Car Club staged a successful protest drive through central London. The event saw over one hundred classics descend on the clubs monthly meet spot of Lower Marsh Market, which marked the London based car clubs first gathering since the easing of the COVID19 lockdown restrictions. The protest was organised by Waterloo Classics founder Darren Sullivan Vince to highlight the planned closure of some…

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Alfa Romeo reopens its historic Museum on its 110th Birthday

Commemorating a milestone that very few automakers can match, Alfa Romeo celebrated its 110th anniversary on Wednesday 24th June, with the reopening of its historic museum in Arese, Italy. Alfa now invites fans from around the world to see new sections of the museum, enjoy exclusive video content and join the celebration festivities online. The Alfa Romeo Museum, the hub of the celebrations Located in Arese, on the outskirts of…

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London Concours to feature The Pursuit of Speed display

The London Concours, presented by Montres Breguet, has announced its The Pursuit of Speed display; gathering the cars designed not just to be fast on the road, but to be the fastest. From the all-conquering Jaguar XK120 to the beautifully iconic Mercedes 300SL ‘Gullwing’ and on to the latest Bugatti Veyron and Chiron, ‘The Pursuit of Speed’ is a visual journey through humanity’s quest for ever higher speeds, and the…

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Pandemic patient auctions Volvo 144 to aid hospital that saved his life

The Haematology Cancer Care charity will be the sole beneficiary from the sale of a 50 year-old Volvo endurance rally car, offered at no reserve by classic car auction specialists Historics on Saturday, 18th July. Londoner and classic car enthusiast Charles Cook, 72, was taken ill at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in early March. A long-term patient of University College London Hospital’s internationally-respected Haematology team, he walked into the…

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