Friday, 17 August 2018

BRABHAM AUTOMOTIVE TO JOIN SALON PRIVÉ

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BRABHAM AUTOMOTIVE TO JOIN SALON PRIVÉ


The Directors of Salon Privé are delighted to confirm the attendance of Brabham Automotive who join the event for the first time this year.
It was in 1948 that Sir Jack Brabham made his Australian competition debut going on to become a triple world champion and, in 1966, becoming the first, and still the only man to win a Formula One world championship in a car of his own construction. In the mid-60s, Brabham was the largest manufacturer in the world of single-seat racing cars and by 1970, the company had built 500 cars. The company became renowned for its customer service to the extent whereby Jack Brabham himself would assist customers with the set-up of their cars. 
Fast forward 70 years and Brabham still remains one of the most iconic and evocative marques in motorsport. Spearheaded by multiple Le Mans winner, David Brabham, Brabham Automotive is an automotive company built on the same values that have always made Brabham a winning dynasty, continuing that rich heritage designing and manufacturing cars which defy convention.
Today, Brabham Automotive is looking forward to a new chapter of car manufacturing, producing the finest high-performance car for drivers who ‘back themselves, accept the challenge and take control!’ The Brabham BT62 has been designed and engineered to demand more from the driver, experiencing driving in its purest form. Weighing in at just 972kg, the BT62 boasts a power-to-weight ratio of 730ps per tonne! The Brabham-built 5.4litre V8 produces 700bhp and 492lb/ft of torque resulting in blistering on-track performance.
“Salon Privé at Blenheim Palace is all about automotive excellence where stunning automobiles and bikes grace the lawns of one of the most spectacular Estates in the United Kingdom”, said David Brabham, Managing Director. “For Brabham Automotive to be invited to showcase our new Brabham BT62 High-Performance track car at this prestigious event is something very special. The BT62 is a vehicle that will take the iconic Brabham racing name into the future by carrying the same excellence in design, craftsmanship and with a fearlessly determined mindset to succeed that helped the name become one of the most successful in racing history. This year we are celebrating 70 years since my father, three times Formula One World Champion, Sir Jack Brabham, built and raced his first car and I am honoured to be carrying the legacy through this next exciting chapter of the Brabham journey.”
“It’s a great honour for us to welcome Brabham Automotive to Salon Privé,” said David Bagley, Co-Founder & Sales Director. “Brabham is one of those ‘Hall of Fame’ brands that possesses a unique and rich tapestry of motor racing history. With David Brabham at the helm, all of that heritage and DNA remains and the BT62 will surely continue the ground-breaking technological advancements of its predecessors, not to mention the indomitable spirit and passion to win.”

Thursday, 16 August 2018

HOLLYWOOD STAR TO MAKE APPEARANCE AT SALON PRIVÉ

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HOLLYWOOD STAR TO MAKE APPEARANCE
 AT SALON PRIVÉ


Shelby Cobra Mk1 with big screen history and a wild, twin-turbocharged Ferrari supercar are destined to wow the judges at the Chubb Concours d’Elégance at Blenheim Palace on Thursday 30th August. The former, the fifth Cobra ever made, has a fantastic backstory. The car’s first owner traded it back to Shelby American in August 1963 for a different Cobra, and the 260cu in, Ford V8-engined roadster was subsequently repainted prior to its appearance in Don Siegel’s brilliant 1964 revenge thriller, ‘The Killers.’ This celluloid gem starring Lee Marvin, John Cassavetes and Ronald Reagan (in his final acting role before concentrating his energies on politics), saw the Cobra feature prominently in a memorable on-track scene involving Cassavetes and femme fatale, Angie Dickinson. It also appeared in ‘race’ footage which underscored the plot.
Once production of the film wrapped up, Universal Studios returned the car to Shelby American with some damage. The Cobra was repaired and then employed as the ‘trainer car’ at the Shelby School of High-Performance Driving. This Anglo-American hybrid was recently restored by California’s Mike McCluskey who went to extraordinary lengths to return the car to period perfection. Remarkably – and unusually, this fabulous machine still employs its original engine.
More extreme still has to be the be-winged Koenig-Ferrari 512BB which is making a rare public appearance at the Chubb Concours d’Elégance. Former publishing magnate and gentleman driver Willy Koenig became notorious during the 1970s and ’80s for his ‘reimagining’ of Ferraris and other exotica, this example is among the more extreme variations on the theme. Based on a 1978 512BB, it received a Koenig makeover in 1982, with fuel-injection replacing carburettors, and not one, but two Rajah turbochargers along with a full racing exhaust system.
The conversion wasn’t just mechanical, though. The body was also ‘massaged’ by designer Vittorio Strosek, big changes being the much deeper front spoiler and rear wheel-arch extensions with their signature side strakes which foretold the Ferrari Testarossa. Owned for many years by a Spanish gentleman who kept it in Switzerland as he was unable to legally register it in his homeland, its current owner purchased the car in 2013 and engaged marque specialist Hoyle-Fox to make the car usable in the real world. The Koenig-Ferrari has since appeared in one of the world’s leading automotive titles and is sure to be among the most photographed cars at the Chubb Chubb Concours d’Elégance which kicks off the action at the four-day Salon Privé extravaganza. 

Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Advert: Sportscars in the park - Autumn event

Sportscars in the Park @ Lotherton Hall
23rd September 2018

Sportscars in the park - Autumn event

Display tickets are now on sale for Lotherton Hall - 23rd September 2018

Only 5 weeks remaining!!!


Whats included in your display ticket?

The display ticket includes parking in the show field away from general public parking area. Leaving ample space to have a BBQ, Gazebo etc.
It also includes Lotherton facilities like the Bird garden, deer park, house entrance, childrens play area and Extensive grounds

Club stands/Group parking

If you want group parking together then your group members must select the correct group when booking their tickets. In case anyone forgot to do this when purchasing their ticket, this can also be updated by editing your ticket on our website. Space is allocated using the parking groups, so if you forget to select it then there may not be sufficient space. Roped off parking is in a different area to the group parking so don't select this if you want to park with your group.

Stands

We are in the process of booking stands for September, with one confirmed so far. If you wish to book a stand please get in touch at sales@sportscarsinthepark.co.uk
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Website

We now have a new domain www.scitp.co.uk. Its just a shorter address, the rest of the domains can still be used

Facilities

The venue has a on site Cafe and toilets but we provide additional catering (same as last year + Fresh Pizza) and toilets in the show field.

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CLASSIC MOTOR CARS 25TH BIRTHDAY DRAWS A UNIQUE GATHERING OF HISTORIC CARS TO SHROPSHIRE

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CLASSIC MOTOR CARS 25TH BIRTHDAY DRAWS A UNIQUE GATHERING OF HISTORIC CARS TO SHROPSHIRE 

OKV1 the Le Mans 2nd place D-Type from 1954 and 1 VHP the very first right hand drive production Jaguar E-Type Fixed Head Coupe will both be running at CMC 25.

Arguably the most eclectic and distinguished line up of historically significant motor cars to be seen outside of London or Goodwood have been drawn to Classic Motor Cars of Bridgnorth for their 25th Birthday party on Saturday 18th August.
Amongst a simply mouth-watering assembly of Jaguars are absolutely the best examples of marques and models that should give every true petrol head no excuse not to attend.
Leading the Jaguar contingent will be OKV1 – the second D-Type sports racing car made and a factory car with a glorious competition history at Le Mans and Reims. Alongside this race hardened warrior will be the unique and world-famous Lindner Nocker Factory Light Weight E-Type coupe, the recent beneficiary of a hugely exacting and multi-award-winning restorations programme at CMC themselves.
Away from the racing track, other hugely significant Jaguars attending will include the very oldest surviving E-Type – 9600 HP – this was a prototype car that went to the Geneva Motor show to launch the E-Type and was then part of the press fleet. Another press car is the XK120 Fixed Head Coupe, registered MPH 682, which featured in may press reports and photographs at the start of the legendary XK era. Also dating to this time is the “one of a kind” Pininfarina XK120 fixed head, fresh from its class winning success at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.
Aside from the astonishing collection of Jaguars gathered together on the 18th, CMC has also curated some wonderful examples of other marques. These will star the Squire four-seat tourer. Whilst Squires are amongst the rarest of British Sports Cars, a four-seater is the rarest of the rare. It will be joined by a fabulous Lancia Aurelia B20 coupe, nearing the end of its own restoration journey in the specialised hands of CMC. It will rub shoulders with an Austin Seven Swallow, a delightful coach built version of the legendary “Austin Baby” of the inter-war years.
Add to the above selection, at least one example of every Jaguar model you can think of and a plethora of visiting classics; trade stands; street food; a micro-brewery and live music and surely CMC on Saturday 18th just has to be THE place to be?

BENTLEY POISED TO MAKE ITS PRESENCE FELT AT SALON PRIVÉ

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BENTLEY POISED TO MAKE ITS PRESENCE FELT AT SALON PRIVÉ


The 13th Salon Privé is now a little over 2 weeks away and with its usual collection of automotive glamour and royalty adorning the stunning Blenheim Palace lawns, it’s an automotive garden party like no other where the best of the best reside for 3 days of high-brow shoulder rubbing and car-talk. Brands on display produce the fastest, most valuable and most luxurious cars currently available today and it’s no surprise, therefore, to find the Bentley brand proudly presented on not one but two separate displays.
Representing Bentley Motors and returning to Salon Privé for the 3rd year running, is Bentley Birmingham, part of the Sytner Group with a spectacular bespoke display featuring 3 of its latest models. “We are delighted to be representing Bentley at Salon Privé” commented Mark Hudson, Head of Business. “This event goes from strength to strength every year and is now firmly established in the social calendar.”
The collection of models on display with Bentley Birmingham are very special and comprise of a ‘Rubino Red’ Continental GT with Mulliner Driving Specification which includes Hotspur & Beluga-split interior and dark Fiddleback Eucalyptus for the veneer finish. Exterior styling is enhanced by 22” Black and Polished Edge alloy wheels and special fuel filler cap. The new GT is an exceptionally talented Grand Tourer with supercar performance to match its luxury finish. It is the most advanced Bentley ever with a completely new 6.0 Litre Twin-Turbocharged W12 engine producing 626 bhp and a massive 664 lb-ft torque allowing for a top speed of 207mph and a 0-60 dash in just 3.6 seconds! Next up is a stunning Mulsanne Speed in Onyx, the most powerful four-door car in the world. Offering a “sporting take on luxury” the Mulsanne Speed comes with stainless steel tailpipes, unique 21” wheels and ‘Speed’ fender badges. On the outside, it’s luxurious and opulent, but on the inside, this is where the real fun starts. Another new engine, this time a 6 ¾ Litre Twin-Turbocharged V8, it produces 530 bhp with a gigantic 811 lb-ft (1,100 Nm) torque – it is the highest torque of any four-door car. It is as dynamic as it is supremely refined, capable of reaching 60 mph in just 4.8 seconds and where laws permit, continuing on to a top speed of 190 mph.
The 3rd and final model confirmed for display is a stunning Bentayga W12 in Dragon Red II with Black Specification for those seeking further visual differentiation to their Bentayga. This immensely capable and luxurious crossover is enhanced by a number of carbon fibre elements such as a front bumper splitter, side sills, rear bumper diffuser and a prominent rear spoiler along with 22” 5 spoke directional alloy wheels in black. With the interior adorned in perfect Beluga hide and Piano Black veneer to match, it demonstrates the limitless configurations available to owners of this and other Bentley models. Performance comes from an all-new W12 engine producing supercar levels of power and torque – 600 bhp and 664 lb-ft torque enabling it to accelerate from rest to 60 in just 4.0 seconds and on to a top speed of 187 mph.
Across the lawn, The Bentley Drivers’ Club will be presenting 5 very special models in a pre-emptive celebration of next year’s 100 Year Centenary milestone.
The Bentley Drivers Club was established in 1936 and is the only such club officially aligned to Bentley Motors and the Bentley marque. It is a worldwide club of friends who share a love of all things Bentley. The club name is deliberate because a Bentley is made to drive and our ethos is based upon three associated and linked elements: Driving Adventures, Driving Exhilaration and Driving Friendships. So whether you enjoy touring the world in your car, following in the steps of the iconic ‘Bentley Boys’ by competing on the track or on rallies, or simply meeting up and enjoying formal and informal social events, the Bentley Drivers Club has it all.
Club Chairman, Ron Warmington identifies that: “Vintage or Modern, Concours or well-used and enthusiasts with or without a Bentley, all are welcome in the BDC. Next year will celebrate the centenary of the Bentley marque and we will be playing a major part in those celebrations. Our members are custodians of many of the iconic cars from this first one hundred years and the WO Bentley Memorial Foundation which is co-located with us holds the Bentley archives from the very earliest days. Clearly next year will be a very exciting opportunity to celebrate all that has gone before, but equally, we see it as an opportunity to help shape the next one hundred years of our beloved marque. We are delighted to have been given this opportunity to participate in the prestigious Salon Privé 2018.”
Models on display include:
  • 1929 4 ½ L Saloon “The Grey Lady” – a famous car with multiple TV & Film appearances including Downton Abbey & Peaky Blinders.
  • 1930 4 ½ L Blower Bentley from the Bentley Motors Heritage Collection.
  • 1935 3 ½ L Derby Sports Saloon – a winner at the annual Bentley Drivers’ Club Concours 2018.
  • 2015 GT3-R – the road-going version of Bentley’s winning GT car and very rare with only 300 ever built.
“We are delighted to welcome both Bentley Birmingham and The Bentley Drivers Club to this year’s Salon Privé” commented David Bagley, Co-Founder & Sales Director. “It’s always fascinating when you can visit an event and experience the past alongside the present. Bentleys in the 30s were ground-breaking cars and as luxurious and technologically advanced then as the models, we see before us are today.
SOURCE: SALON PRIVE

ROLLS-ROYCE SWEPTAIL CROWNS LINE-UP OF ‘FUTURE CLASSICS’ AT CONCOURS OF ELEGANCE

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ROLLS-ROYCE SWEPTAIL CROWNS LINE-UP OF ‘FUTURE CLASSICS’ AT CONCOURS OF ELEGANCE



  • The unique Rolls-Royce Sweptail, a completely bespoke customer one-off, will crown a line-up of Future Classics appearing in a feature at Concours of Elegance 2018
  • Also appearing is McLaren Senna #001, finished in an ‘MSO Aurora Blue’ and MSO ‘Anniversary White’ paint job that took 600 hours to complete
  • Aston Martin will be represented by the one-of-28 Vanquish Zagato Speedster and the one-of-seven Vantage V600 Coupé
  • Tickets to the Concours of Elegance at Hampton Court Palace are on sale now, available from www.concoursofelegance.co.uk/tickets 
The rarest and most astonishing cars of recent years will line up as part of a new ‘Future Classics’ feature at this year’s Concours of Elegance. Crowned by the completely bespoke, one-off Rolls-Royce ‘Sweptail’, the collection will also include two of the rarest models ever to wear an Aston Martin badge and a unique McLaren Senna.
Upon its reveal on the shores of Lake Como in May 2017, Sweptail heralded a remarkable milestone for the iconic British marque Rolls-Royce. This most striking motorcar was commissioned by one of the world’s foremost exotic automobile collectors and made history in being the first in-house designed and fully coachbuilt Rolls-Royces in over half a century. It is also one of the very few two-seater Rolls-Royces to have ever been created by the marque since its inception in 1904.
Sweptail's wonderful sense of occasion, enhanced by the owner’s personal attention to detail, is perhaps best demonstrated by the secret "his and hers " attaché cases that deploy on command from the B pillars and to cap it all, a centre console that effortlessly deploys the owner’s favourite Dom Perignon vintage Champagne, chilled, along with two fine cut crystal flutes.
Joining the Sweptail is a car that is the product of one of the oldest partnerships in automotive design history; Aston Martin and Zagato. This relationship stretches back more than six decades, kicked off by the gorgeous DB4 GT Zagato, and is still flourishing to this day. The Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Speedster, on display at Concours, is the very latest example.


The Speedster is one-of-28 due to be built, combining a beautiful hand-crafted open-top body with the 592bhp 6.0-litre V12 found in Aston Martin’s Vanquish. It’s also part of a family of Vanquish-based Zagato models, including the Coupé, Volante and Shooting Brake.
Sitting alongside the Vanquish Zagao Speedster will be the Aston Martin V12 Vantage V600 Coupé. Aston Martin will build seven coupé and seven convertible variants of the V12 Vantage V600, complete with full carbon fibre body and 592bhp 6.0-litre V12 engine. Designed as the ultimate send-off for the previous-generation Vantage, the V600 is only available with a seven-speed manual gearbox.
Representing McLaren will be perhaps the most striking example of its latest Ultimate Series road car; the very first Senna to leave the McLaren Technical Centre in Woking. Only 500 Sennas will be built, but this car is finished in a totally unique ‘MSO Aurora Blue’ and MSO ‘Anniversary White’ paint job that took the team at McLaren Special Operations more than 600 hours to complete. Powering this unique Senna is McLaren’s twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8, producing 789bhp and 590lb-ft of torque.


Concours of Elegance is working in conjunction with a number of organisations to offer bespoke experiences for visitors, including the Octane Tour, held on Sunday. To join the Octane Tour contact iain@thoroughevents.co.uk.
The Concours has also partnered with Tom’s Kitchen – founded by Tom Aikens – to offer new deli picnics for visitors. Presented in individual jute bags, the picnics will include a substantial chicken or vegetarian main course plus salads with a generous cheese and fruit box and a delicious strawberry and white chocolate dessert.
Tickets to the Concours of Elegance are on sale now, available from www.concoursofelegance.co.uk/tickets


Source: Influence Associates