Millbrook Proving Ground celebrates 50th Anniversary

In 2020, Millbrook celebrates 50 years since its Bedfordshire Proving Ground opened. The company marks this golden anniversary by speaking to its alumni and launching a brand new website, despite postponing a full scale celebration. With the help and determination of everyone involved, Millbrook’s operations remain ‘COVID-secure’. It is continuing to offer practically all of its test services to its customers, while respecting the new rules and minimising risks. Millbrook’s…

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2020 Silverstone Classic has been cancelled

This years Silverstone Classic, originally scheduled for the weekend of 31 July to the 2 August – has unfortunately been cancelled. This summer, the pioneering Classic had massive plans to celebrate its milestone 30th birthday with a special ‘greatest hits’ racecard but organisers have indicated that they will carry forward these celebrations to the 2021 event. As the world’s biggest classic motor racing festival, the massive event always attracts unrivalled…

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Audi UK Rally Team recall iconic game changing Audi quattro

Audi dominated rallying in the early to mid-1980s with a wide variety of quattro models. The brand’s rally success can be traced all the way back to 1912, when an Audi Type C claimed victory on the Austrian Alpine Rally. It was the first of three back-to-back triumphs at the event for the Type C, and company founder August Horch played a crucial role behind the wheel during this famous…

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London Concours to celebrate Lost Marques

The London Concours, presented by Montres Breguet, has announced the ‘Lost Marques’ Display; an homage to the car manufacturers we have loved and lost over the years. Not all car manufacturers make it. In a global industry that’s so fast-moving, so heavily regulated and so financially ruinous, manufacturers that may have deserved to stay, are often forced to disappear. But, thankfully, their vehicles remain as moving sculptures of their achievements,…

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Jay Kay BMWs lead this weekends Silverstone Auctions sale

Silverstone Auctions will get their live online auction underway this Saturday 23rd May with a stunning catalogue of rare classics and modern supercars. The auction will start at 14:00 BST and on offer are 86 cars to suit all tastes. Among the lots on offer are three BMWs direct from Jay Kay who is well known for his exclusive collection of fine cars. The first is a rare and highly…

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The elegance of the Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Villa d’Este

In the spring of 1949, when the Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 with coachbuilding by Touring made its appearance on the Cernobbio stage, it was clear to everyone which car would win the Gold Cup. Its originality and unique lines were so overwhelming that it seemed only natural to confer upon it “ad honorem” the name of the most important Elegance Competition in the world. But the Alfa Romeo 6C 2500…

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Historics 10th Anniversary Grand Summer Sale announced

Ten years ago, on Saturday 2nd June 2010, the hammer came down on the first-ever Historics auction consignment. One decade, 43 auctions and over 8,600 consignments later, the classic car auction specialist will open the doors to its 10th Anniversary Grand Summer Sale on Saturday, 18th July at its own 100-acre privately-owned location in Datchet, Berkshire. Due to the unprecedented health crisis, the auction hall sale will be notable for…

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60 Years of groundbreaking Mazda Coupes

Mazda is celebrating 100 years this year and the Japanese firm has come a long way since its first car, the R360 which was launched in 1960. Since then it has gone on to release an impressive range of stylish coupe models, each one employing a unique style and an innovative, if somewhat unconventional engineering approach that has become a signature of Mazda. Let’s take a look at some of…

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Super rare 1981 MGB GT V8 Special Edition heads to auction

Classic car auctioneer, The Market, is offering an extremely rare 1981 MGB GT V8 SEC this month, one of just five ‘Special Edition Classic’ MGBs made, in an online sale running from 21st to 28th May. Built from the final batch of unsold MGBs to leave the MG Abingdon factory before its closure in 1980, the ‘SEC’ series of one-off sports cars were created through a collaboration between British Leyland,…

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H&H offers rare 1934 Alvis Speed 20 SB Vanden Plas

The 1930s was a golden age for the gentleman’s two door saloon. Often considered the more sporting variety of the automobile, the 2 door saloon offered both practicality and style, without the drawbacks of an open top convertible. It was a coachwork format employed with great success by the likes of Bentley, who’s reputation was enhanced by the exploits of the infamous Bentley Boys. One other British marque however produced…

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