British Motor Museum awarded £707,000 from Culture Recovery Fund

The British Motor Museum is delighted to announce it has been awarded £707,000 as part of the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund (CRF) to help face the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic and to ensure it has a sustainable future. The British Motor Museum is one of 588 cultural and creative organisations across the country receiving urgently needed support – with £76 million of investment announced on Saturday. This…

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FIVA announces ‘young-at-heart’ art competition winners

“While the world struggles to overcome the pandemic, the younger members at FIVA (the Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens or international federation of historic vehicles) came up with an initiative to keep spirits high – and optimism glowing bright – in the large family of passionate historic vehicle enthusiasts around the globe,” says Nataša Grom, president of the FIVA Culture Commission, as she unveils the winning entries to FIVA’s creative…

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Lamborghini celebrates 50 years of the Urraco

This year Lamborghini is celebrating 50 years of the Lamborghini Urraco, which was unveiled at the Turin Motor Show in late October 1970. This model immediately stood out for having introduced technical solutions that were very innovative for the time, thanks to the contribution of engineer Paolo Stanzani, the technical father of the Urraco and Lamborghini’s Chief Technical Officer at the time. The styling of the Urraco project was entrusted…

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Top 5 Classic Car Picks for Hobbs Parker Autumn Auction

Kent based auction house Hobbs Parker has lined up a great selection of classics at its next sale, which is taking place on Friday 30th October. With everything from automobilia to spares, classic motorcycles, plus classic and modern classic cars, there’s something for everyone. Quite a few have caught the eye of Take to the Road, with some really interesting cars that would make a great addition to any enthusiasts…

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Thornley Kelham enters partnership with Race Techniques

Award-winning classic and vintage car specialist Thornley Kelham has bolstered its engineering, machining and engine-building facility thanks to a new partnership with Race Techniques. With immediate effect, the Race Techniques team, equipment and tooling are under the same roof as Thornley Kelham, delivering customers a wider range of skills and experience for their restorations or engine rebuilds, including now providing ultimate specification high-performance road, race and rally power units. Thornley…

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Goodwood counts down to SpeedWeek

Goodwood SpeedWeek presented by Mastercard is only hours away and promises to be the most interactive, exciting, adrenaline-fuelled motoring event anywhere in the world this year. The action starts this Friday and continues all weekend before the finale on Sunday (16th -18th October). In the countdown to the event, Goodwood is pleased to announce the final entry list for the event, boasting drivers from all four corners of the globe,…

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New book – quattro: The Race and Rally Story 1980 – 2004

The word ‘quattro’, chosen by Audi for its pioneering high-performance four-wheel-drive cars, immediately captures glamour and excitement in the minds of all motorsport enthusiasts. That excitement has been brought together in the new book “quattro: The Race and Rally Story 1980 – 2004”. Written by journalist and quattro devotee Jeremy Walton, it promises to be a must read for fans of the iconic rally legend. This new book, published on…

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John Surtees BMW 503 set for Bonhams Goodwood Speedweek sale

Auctioneers Bonhams have gathered together a superb selection of motor cars for the upcoming Goodwood Speedweek sale, which takes place on Saturday 17th of October. One very notable car on offer is a wonderful 1957 BMW 503 Cabriolet that was owned by the late John Surtees. This exceptionally rare cabriolet is being offered directly from the Surtees family estate and presents a rare opportunity to acquire a beautiful convertible with…

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1948 Bristol 400 with links to Bristol Cars up for grabs

H&H Auctioneers have lined up a very interesting 1948 Bristol 400 for its Imperial War Museum Duxford sale on 14th October. It was first owned by Lady Diane White, who was married to George SM White, the effective founder of Bristol Cars. The Bristol 400 was made between 1946 and 1950 and was available as a two door saloon and a cabriolet. Approximately 474 were built in that time frame,…

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Jaguar Mk1 driven by Saloon Car champion Win Percy for sale

Historic motorsport specialist, DM Historics, is offering a fully FIA-qualified example of one of the most iconic Jaguars ever built, the Mk1 saloon. This 1959 Jaguar Mk1 comes complete with a fantastic racing heritage, that includes it being driven by British Saloon Car Champion Win Percy. The iconic ‘Mk1’ Jaguar spearheaded the British company’s foray into the small luxury car market, running in production between 1955-1959.  This particular Mk1 is…

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