Concours of Elegance Hampton Court Palace Highlights 2019

This year’s Concours of Elegance returned to the historic Hampton Court Palace for another display of automotive excellence. London’s most prestigious concours event marked two significant milestones, 100 years of Zagato and 100 Years of Bentley. As if that wasn’t enough to quench the thirst of the automotive enthusiast collective, the event also marked the 70th anniversary of the Ferrari 166MM, with five superb examples chosen to represent the marque….

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75th Rally GB to Honour Rally Heroes

Motorsport icons driven by Britain’s three greatest rally drivers – Roger Clark, Colin McRae and Richard Burns – are topping a special showcase of great cars celebrating the 75th running of what has always been the UK’s premier motor rally. What started life as the Royal Automobile Club Rally way back in 1932 has evolved into today’s Wales Rally GB, the UK’s round of the FIA World Rally Championship. This…

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Highlights from Salon Prive Concours D’Elegance 2019

The worlds rarest and most beautiful classic and vintage automobiles descended on Blenheim Palace for the 14th Salon Prive Concours D’Elegance held from 5th – 8th September. The UK’s most prestigious concours event saw 70 car brands on display, from 11 countries around the world. Take to the Road attended for the very first time and here is a selection of some of the wonderful cars that graced the famous…

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100 Years of Bentley Celebrated at Salon Privé Bentley Masters

The Salon Privé Bentley Masters will celebrate 100 years of this iconic British luxury marque at this weeks Salon Privé at Blenheim Palace. Guests will see the finest Bentley collection ever assembled, bookended by the 1920 EXP 2 at one end and 2019 EXP 100 GT at the other. On Saturday 7th September, the beautifully manicured lawns of Blenheim Palace will play host to this spectacular occasion as owners and…

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Shere Hill Climb 2019 reaches new heights

The sun has set on another fantastic Shere Hill Climb which took place on Sunday 1st of September. The weather couldn’t have been better, with large crowds flocking to the UKs premier classic and vintage car hill climb event. Take to the Road was there to soak up the atmosphere and watch some truly fabulous machines fly up the famous hill. A record 193 cars from all eras and marques…

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The 96 Club 40th Anniversary Brands Hatch August Track Session

The 96 Club continued its 40th anniversary celebrations with another track session at Brands Hatch which took place on Wednesday 23rd August. Club members brought along their cars for what was a scorching evening of racing, as temperatures in Kent reached the high twenties. Take to the Road was there to soak up some of the action… and the heat! Once again the selection of cars being exercised at the…

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An afternoon with a 1924 Minerva Liberty Special 27 litre V12

Strapping airplane engines to car chassis is something that adventurous engineers and racing drivers have been doing since the early days of the automobile industry. As the push for greater speed drove pioneers to find new ways to increase power and break new records, those who had the vision, or shall we say bravery, started to explore aero engines. Which naturally (of course) led to tank engines and the birth…

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James Bond Aston Martin DB5 sells for record $6.4m

RM Sotheby’s have sold the highly anticipated 1965 James Bond Aston Martin DB5 for a final $6,385,000, making it the most valuable DB5 ever sold at auction. Affectionately known as “the most famous car in the world,” the DB5, chassis no. DB5/2008/R, is one of just three surviving James Bond 007 DB5’s as seen in Goldfinger and as used in the promotion of Thunderball. The car was built specifically for…

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Concours of Elegance to Celebrate Aston Martin and Zagato

The Concours of Elegance will host in September a world-first display of one of every Aston Martin Zagato variant ever manufactured. From the 1960 DB4 GT Zagato, right through to the Vanquish Zagato Coupé, Volante, Speedster and Shooting Brake, visitors will be able to browse 16 examples from one of the most famous creative partnerships in automotive history. The Aston Martin Zagato Celebratory Display is being curated by the Aston…

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Exclusive Interview with Jimmy De Ville of Goblin Works Garage

The left field British car modifying tv show Goblin Works Garage is back for a brand new second series on Quest. Back in December 2017 Take to the Road spoke to Jimmy De Ville, Anthony Partridge and Helen Stanley of the Goblin Works crew just as their new show broke ground. Since then the gang have been busy working furiously on a new batch of modified classics for their new…

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