Friday, 25 April 2014

IS IT THE END OF THE ROAD FOR BERTONE?

In 2012 Betone celebrated it's centenary, but could it be the end of the road  for Bertone ?
The company began bankruptcy proceedings after mounting debts forced it to lay off staff. CEO Marco Filippa has left, and it is reported in much of the motoring press that employees have not been paid wages since November 2013.

it is expected that a court hearing at the end of Apri will announce either the company’s closure or the name of a suitable buyer. At present a buyer seems unlikely, but there are rumours that a Turkish company is interested in acquiring the name.

As part of their centenary celebrations in 2012, they  built the Ferrari-based Nuccio in honour of company founder Nuccio Bertone who died in 1997. Since his death the company has struggled under the control of his widow, Lilli, selling its manufacturing facilities to Fiat in 2009 and auctioning such family jewels as the Stratos Zero and Lamborghini Marzal concept cars to stave off bankruptcy

Read more about Bertone's Nuccio in the current issue of OCTANE magazine available now.
For details of  Octane subscription offer goto: Subscriptions




Thursday, 24 April 2014

COYS 26th April @ ASCOT UPDATE

 
 
To be sold on the instruction of the Royal Navy & Royal Marines Charity at Coys at Ascot, 26th April 2014
With all proceeds to charity
AN ABSOLUTELY UNIQUE, ONCE IN A LIFETIME AND MONEY CANNOT BUY OPPORTUNITY
In celebration of the 350th Anniversary of the Royal Marines
A never to be repeated opportunity to experience first-hand the training, traditions and hospitality of one of the most elite Special Forces units in the world.

A unique experience for five people at the Commando Training Centre Royal Marines

Royal Marine Experience at the Commando Training Centre Royal Marines, Lympstone (two days). 

An unforgettable once in a lifetime opportunity to spend two days with the officers and men of the Commando Training Centre Royal Marines (CTCRM). Based at Lympstone, near Exeter in Devon, CTCRM trains new recruits as well as delivering specialist trade training and continuation training. The Royal Marines are the only armed forces to train officers and other ranks in the same place, although they follow different courses.

You will stay in the Officers’ Mess and experience first-hand what makes a Royal Marines Commando in this unique setting on the banks of the River Exe in East Devon. You will get an opportunity to handle and use the latest Royal Marines Small Arms on the firing range, as well as taking part on the infamous endurance course, attend a black tie dinner event and watch the King’s Squad Passing Out Parade.

This offer is for five people (over 18 years old) to experience life at the CTCRM.

It is recommended that participants bring towels, toiletries and a change of clothes (especially a t-shirt), black tie dinner outfit and formal wear for the King’s Squad Passing Out Parade.

Money raised will go to The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity.

The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity improves the lives of all who serve – past and present – and their families.

For those in uniform the Charity does all it can to boost morale, improve facilities and ease the pressure that life in the Service can bring. For veterans and their families it provides valuable funds for naval and military charities to meet their needs throughout their lives.

The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity is the principal charity of the Royal Navy and proud to have HRH The Princess Royal as its Patron.
 
 
 
 1964 Alfa Romeo 2600 Touring
Right Hand Drive
Last Owner for 32 years
Estimate: £58,000-£68,000

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Easter Monday it Must be Coleford

Date: Monday 21st April 2014
Event: Coleford Carnival of Motoring
Venue: Coleford Town Centre
What a difference a day makes, just 24 hours earlier we were freezing & wet in Weston but today the sun decided it wanted a day out.
We last visited the show about three years ago and were surprised by the amount of exhibits that were crammed into this lovely rural location in the heart of the Forest of Dean and this years event seems to have encouraged more exhibits again.
A great mix of all types of vehicles from Land Rover to Ferrari & a varied selection of American metal ofboth modern & classic lilt. If you enjoy classic car events you need to attend this ever popular event either as an exhibitor or just as spectator, you're bound to find something of interest.

Photos of the event can be seen via this link below

EGGCENTRIC EASTER WEATHER

Date: Sunday 20th April
Event: Sea Cadets Pageant of Transport
 
Venue: Beach Lawns, Weston Super Mare

For the first outing of 2014 we made the 150 mile trip from Pembrokeshire for the annual Easter event by the sea in Weston Super Mare held in id of the local Sea Cadets. The event is held over two days and draws an ecclectic mix of vehicles from yesteryear with a sprinkling of modern metal.
We attended on the Sunday where we were greeted by wind & rain, which sadly depleated the exhibits that turned up, and by 2:30 when the skies opened most of those that braved the weather had left for home and perhaps a warm cup of tea. It was a shame the weather spoiled the day but there is always next year and you never know it may be sunny, but in the meantime you can view our photos via the following link

Friday, 18 April 2014

SILVERSTONE AUCTIONS RESULTS


 
 £1million Worth of Barn Finds Sold at the Restoration Show Sale
 
The largest collection of barn finds ever offered in one auction helped us achieve an all-time record sales rate of 85 per cent in our £1million total sale at the very first Practical Classics Restoration Show.
 
A total of 69 cars were sold at the sale along with the 1939 Lagonda V12 Hooper Saloon prior to the auction in a significant six-figure deal. You can view the full results here.
 
If you missed the chance to sell your car with us at the Restoration Show there are four more opportunities in auctions this year, with our next auction, the May Sale, just weeks away. The sale takes place at The Wing, Silverstone on May 24th. Click here for more information on entering a car into a sale.  
 
1958 Jaguar XK150 Drophead- Pre-sale estimate £35,000-£55,000: SOLD £62,100

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

COYS @ ASCOT 24th APRIL Update

Coys at Ascot 
A small selection of the high quality lots available is displayed here.

 
1951 Allard J2X - Works Car
Eligible for Goodwood Revival 2014
Estimate: £280,000 - £320,000  


 
1935 Bentley 3 ½ Litre Drop Head Coupe
by Park Ward

Estimate: £75,000 - £100,000 

1969 Aston Martin DB6
Two Owners From New

Estimate: £185,000 - £210,000 

Coys at Ascot auction of Fine Historic Automobiles, taking place at Ascot Racecourse on Saturday April 26th 2014
For details of this and upcoming auctions visit  COYS MOTORING AUCTIONS

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

CLASSIC & VINTAGE VEHICLE FESTIVAL 17/18th MAY

Classic & Vintage Vehicle Fest – 17th & 18th May

A weekend festival for a great selection of classic cars and vintage vehicles

Click here for the Event Web Page, or click on the poster picture on the left.

The 2-day event, will be showcasing classic and vintage cars – and other vehicles – from yesteryear. Immerse yourself in the atmospheric backdrop of passing steam trains at the historic Quorn & Woodhouse Station, whilst owners are provided with an excellent setting to present to likeminded enthusiasts.  Visitors are invited to view the highlights in engineering from a by-gone age.

On Saturday there’s live music from ‘Sounds Like Swing’ on stage and DJ Swordfish throughout the day playing retro grooves. On Sunday there’s 4 live acts from 12pm onwards with DJ and presenter, ‘Big E’, playing sounds from the 50s and 60s throughout the day.

There’s a Real Ale tent serving up a selection of real ales and ciders from the Nottingham Brewery in a friendly atmosphere – catch up with other like-minded enthusiasts over a pint!

Entrance to the event is £5 per person – if you hand in your ticket when booking a travel ticket, this £5 is redeemable.

Normal train fares apply and the event uses the purple timetable: click here

To bring your classic vehicle, or belong to a club and would like to make a group booking, please email marketing@gcrailway.co.uk or phone on 01509 632315 – it’s free with complimentary travel tickets!

Why not make a weekend of it?  The Great Central Railway is also running a Real Ale Train on Saturday 17 May – Click here for the Event Web Page or click on the poster picture on the right.  This would be a great way to unwind from Saturday’s vintage vehicle fest and prepare for the final day of the event on the Sunday. 

If you cannot attend this event, but would like to be informed of future events, we have an ever-increasing database of members to our Classic & Vintage Vehicle Club.

We would love to hear from you and answer queries, take individual and group bookings, and generally speak to all Vintage Vehicle enthusiasts who want to keep our brilliant classic vehicle heritage firmly in the present and going forward into the future.

Look forward to hearing from you.

Monday, 14 April 2014

FAIR FUEL CAMPAIGN UPDATE

Today marks a massive, historic victory for FairFuelUK and your support. You've changed Government Policy.

Dear FairFuelUK Supporter

Finally the Government has admitted what we've been telling them since 2011 - low fuel duty helps the wider economy. The Treasury today said that GDP will rise by 0.5% because not enacting all those fuel escalators mean drivers have more to spend on other things. I should be cross that the Government is claiming this economic revelation to be their own idea when Howard Cox (Co-Founder of FairFuelUK) and I have stood in front of their fuel duty experts (and ministers) on many occasions since 2011 saying exactly this and backing it up with expensive reports from the CEBR and NISER that we commissioned and paid for.

High level politicos have actually told us that when the Coalition came to power they had no plans to change fuel duty policy and were set to enact all Labour's planned fuel duty escalators. They privately admit that it was entirely because of the pressure from FairFuelUK and our 500,000 supporters that those rises were cancelled and duty was cut by 1 pence. The current low cost of fuel, falling inflation and higher GDP is completely down to three-years of constant lobbying and pressure from FairFuelUK.

And today is even more historic because FairFuelUK has proved that cutting tax actually increases consumer spending so the fuel duty reduction model will be used for other tax cuts too. All of which is huge empirical proof that kitchen table protests do work. We've dramatically changed government policy on a shoestring with laughably small resources and just a handful of people. Be in no doubt what we've achieved with this campaign is totally unprecedented, far-reaching and will go down in history as one of the UK's most successful people's protests of the 21st century. And what makes me so proud is that we did it without shouting, being aggressive or waving placards around. We just knew we had right on our side and took the elegant approach of deluging The Treasury with keenly-researched academic evidence to prove our point without a scintilla of doubt.

So to YOU and your fellow campaign supporters, all our backers and the cross party MPs who gave us their unstinting support, give yourselves a hearty metaphorical slap on the back. Because we pulled this off together. We've changed Government policy, helped economic growth, benefitted the haulage industry, reduced transport costs across the economy and given a helping hand to millions of hard-pressed families and business to the tune of many billions of pounds. That's pretty cool.

What we now want is an official recognition from the Government that cancelling fuel duty rise to help the economy was indeed our idea and that FairFuelUK and its supporters were the main force that drove this critical policy change. We've all worked tremendously hard to do the right thing so its time Mr Cameron and Osborne praised our efforts. I hope we won't be waiting too long........

It’s such a big shame that Mr Osborne and the Treasury have still to acknowledged the content and conclusions of our economic research and recognise FairFuelUK for driving this tax change management benefit home to them.

The Fight goes on thanks to YOU

Our Campaign will continue to fight to stop any future Fuel Duty Rises in this Parliament. We will also go further and fight to Cut Fuel Duty significantly for the benefit of economic growth and what the whole nation wants. Something it seems the Treasury now recognises because of our shed loads of evidence and campaigning efforts. We will also continue to campaign to bring UK petrol and diesel to European Parity in terms of fuel pricing and taxation and actively demand and support inquiries into fuel pricing transparency and oil price speculation.

Please pass on this email and our campaign link to all you know and urge them to sign up and support lower pump prices at www.fairfueluk.com. The Treasury now admits we are right, let's keep up the pressure

Sunday, 13 April 2014

LATEST FROM GOODWOOD FoS

 Festival of Speed 2014 - Latest Annoucements
Le Mans fever is set to ignite the Hillclimb, a trio of iconic Bentleys are reunited and we aim to finally answer an age-old motoring question.

A quiet corner of West Sussex is once again gearing itself up for the biggest automotive garden party in the world.

To this extent, we will be bringing you an exciting new, never-before-seen gathering of Toyota Le Mans 24 Hours prototype racing machines at this year's event, as well as a trio of iconic 1930s Bentley Speed Sixes, reunited for an exceptionally rare appearance together.

We will also be solving a question that's been bugging generations of motor sport fans - what is the fastest racing saloon? Will the grunt and simplicity of the 1960s machines overthrow the electronically advanced touring cars of 20 years ago? Or will the latest-specification tin-tops emerge supreme?

For all the latest news surrounding this year's event, including an iconic new addition to our roving grandstand offering, as well as the chance to enjoy helicopter pleasure flights at FoS, read on below.


To secure your place call the Ticket Office on 01243 755055 or book online by following the link below.

SIMPLY GOOD DAYS OUT AT BEAULIEU

Beaulieu


Beaulieu hosts a number of Simply Rallies throughout the year to suit most makes and models. The Simply Rallies are a group of popular, annual vehicle meets, organised and run by Beaulieu, in the picturesque grounds of the National Motor Museum. 
Each rally has a theme and owners with a relevant vehicle can take part in one of the rallies, displaying their vehicle in the parkland, meeting other like-minded enthusiasts and enjoying all the delights of the Beaulieu attraction.
Simply Ford - 4 MayCome to Beaulieu in your Ford and become part of the fifth 'Simply Ford'. Any model is welcome; from the Focus RS to the old MK 1 or 2 Escort RS or even a Model T!

Simply Porsche - 22 JuneLast year's 'Simply Porsche' event saw over 150 cars in the Beaulieu parkland and this year's event is set to be even bigger.

Simply Alfa Romeo - 29 JuneCome to Beaulieu in your Alfa Romeo for the second ‘Simply Alfa Romeo’. In 2013, the parkland was mostly red as over 200 stunning vehicles sped into Beaulieu to soak up the sun.

Simply Vauxhall - 27 JulyVisit 'Simply Vauxhall', whichever type of Vauxhall you own, be it a classic Prince Henry Vauxhall or a shiny new Insignia, motor to Beaulieu, and join a fantastic display.

Simply Japanese - 3 AugustThe 2013 display at 'Simply Japanese' spanned a wide range of marques including Toyota, Subaru, Honda, Mitsubish, Lexus and Datsun, join us this year for another colourful display.

Simply Land Rover - 10 AugustBring your Land Rover and become part of 'Simply Land Rover'. Visitors to Simply Land Rover will have the opportunity to try Beaulieu’s very own off-road Forest Drive.

Simply Classics & Sports Car - 24 AugustThe fourth ‘Simply Classics & Sport Car’ event promises to be a great day out. Owners of classic vehicles dated pre 1989 and sports cars are invited to bring their car to Beaulieu.

Simply Smart - 9 NovemberCome to Beaulieu in your Smart Car and become part of 'Simply Smart' – a gathering of all Smart Cars

Thursday, 10 April 2014

CHEFFINS VINTAGE SALE, CAMBRIDGE

CATALOGUE NOW AVAILABLE ON-LINE
Over 3200 lots to include steam engines, over 300 tractors, 50 classic bikes, good selection of classic & vintage cars and classic commercials amongst an array of spares, implements, memorabilia, live steam models and many other items.

Cambridge Vintage Sale
The Saleground
Sutton
Ely
CB6 2QT

Saturday 26th April 2014, commencing at 9.00am
Viewing: Friday 25th April - 1pm to 6pm and morning of sale from 7.30am

Click here  to view our on-line catalogue, printed copies available from the auctioneers at £15 each.
 

Lot 1490 - 1919 3054cc Belsize 15/20HP Open Tourer Reg. No. SV 9204 Cha..

Auction Lot 1490  (1919 3054cc Belsize 15/20HP Open Tourer Reg. No. SV 9204 Cha..) Image 1 Details: 1919 3054cc Belsize 15/20HP Open Tourer Reg. No. SV 9204 Chassis No. 12072 Belsize Motors of Manchester was founded in 1901 by Marshall & Co. and took its name from their Belsize works where they had produced bicycles, in the early years they were a major vehicle manufacturer with 1200 employees producing fire engines, commercial vehicles, taxis and cars. The receiver took control of the business in 1923 and it eventually ceased trading in 1923. This unusual and rare example is likely to be a unique survivor probably produced as a demonstrator for the new 1920 model, it is believed to be the car featured in an original Belsize advert as well as being featured in 'The Motor' in 1919 and again in 1920 when it was tested over a 75 mile tour of North Wales. Copies of these reports are held in the history file. Records appear to indicate that no cars were produced between 1918 and 1919 which could explain why this is the only car featured in the motoring press of the time. The fabulous and meticulously maintained history file contains two original logbooks revealing that the 1919 car was first registered CL 450 to Mr Harry Saunders, The Bungalow, Waterworks Road, Norwich. The logbooks chronicle the ownership between new and 1966 whilst a wonderful and highly detailed chronology of ownership has been compiled in the file. One of the more interesting ownerships occurred in 1966 when the Belsize was purchased by the owner of Whitaker Chocolatiers, Skipton, where it was used for advertising purposes having been painted chocolate brown, this was the first ownership outside Norfolk. Now presented for sale in green with deep-brown buttoned leather upholstery, full weather equipment including the hood and side windows with a single side-mounted spare wheel and the correct original brass lamps and fittings. Stated to be a fine running and driving car with a full run of MOT's from current back to 1988, receipts for rebuilding the magneto and very recently, the Autovac are on file. An Edwardian to be cherished as a unique survivor with the most immaculate provenance and surely worthy of the most discerning of collectors. V5C documentation supplied. Estimate £20,000 - £25,000

Lot 1492 - 1960 948cc Austin Healey Sprite Mk1

Auction Lot 1492  (1960 948cc Austin Healey Sprite Mk1 Reg. No. SPN 852 Chassis..) Image 1 Details: 1960 948cc Austin Healey Sprite Mk1 Reg. No. SPN 852 Chassis No. AN5/45422 Engine No. 9C-U-H/45179 Finished in Old English White with a red interior this gleaming example of the 'Frog Eye' has been in the current lady owners possession since 2006. During that time much expense has been lavished upon it including an engine rebuild with new clutch, reground crank, new pistons, fast road cam and followers, unleaded conversion, new valves and springs, 2,000 miles have been covered since. The rest of the car has also been treated to a new fuel tank, skimmed drums, new brake linings and slave cylinders, new wheel bearings all round and Hardy Spicer bearings. The front suspension has been rebuilt along with the calipers, master cylinder and stainless steel brake pipes all round. On inspection the Sprite started readily from cold and a brisk drive through country lanes followed with a good turn of speed and fine handling evident. In the current ownership and previously the car has been extensively rallied, a fine collection of plaques and participation medals are supplied along with a good history file which chronicles ownership from 1992 onwards with many receipts and invoices, a run of MOT's and tax discs from 1992 to present and that all important Heritage Certificate confirming correct engine and chassis numbers. The vendor informs us that the Frog Eye will cruise very comfortably at 60mph and has been a very reliable car with no known faults, certainly this is a car that's always very pleased to see you and should prove a very sound investment that's a lot of fun. V5 documentation supplied along with current MOT valid until August 2014. Purchasers should note that the car was recorded as a Cat C (damaged but repairable) insurance loss in 2000. Estimate £10,000 - £12,000



Saturday, 5 April 2014

CLASSIC & SPORTSCAR MAY ISSUE

A packed new issue of C&SC covering everything from pre-war MGs to boutique supercars officially hits the news stands in the UK this week (3 April).
Alfa Romeo's Spider dynasty takes pride of place, with Martin Buckley following the progression of the model from Giulietta to Twin Spark in a fantastic 9-page feature full of facts, insights and stunning photography.
CLICK HERE FOR MORE

Thursday, 3 April 2014

MAY ISSUE OF CLASSIC CARS


Latest Issue

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May issue highlights

Jaguar E-type S2 fends off its period price rivals

Mercedes 300 SEL Pininfarina one-off driven
 
Five owners recall the Life Cycle of one MGB GT
  
Scarab-Offenhauser F1 car track tested

Why now’s the time to buy a Citro├źn CX

View the sampler >>

 
 

H & H AUCTION @ NATIONAL MOTORCYCLE MUSEUM

National Motorcycle Museum Offer for H&H Customers

National Motorcycle Museum
H&H have teamed up with the National Motorcycle Museum to offer a very special deal on admission entry to the largest collection of British Motorcycles in the World.

In April 2014 the Museum is offering H&H Customers 50% off family entry to the collection.

This means that from 1st to 31st April 2014, two adults and up to three Children can gain entry to one of the Midlands premier tourist attractions for just £12.50 (Normal price £24.95).

The Museum are also offering H&H Customers a 2 for 1 Museum entry deal for two adults of just £9.00 (Normal Price 17.90)

To take advantage of this offer just quote “Code H&H” at the Museum admissions desk and fill out a simple form with your e-mail address details.

The Museum of collection of over 850 machines is centrally located just off J6 of the M42 near Birmingham.

Visit www.nationalmotorcyclemuseum.co.uk for more details.

National Motorcycle Museum

H&H's next auction takes place at Imperial War Museum Duxford on 24th April 2014, click the images below to see the full list of entries.

1973 Aston Martin V8          1974 Yamaha TZ350A
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BRIGHTWELLS AUCTION 14th MAY 2014

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Entries Invited... for our Wednesday 14th May 2014 Auction        
Entries close Friday 18th April
   
Over 100 entries on average.
 


Click Here to view the cars as they are entered into the sale.

To discuss entering your vehicle, please contact:James Dennison 07970 309907
Matthew Parkin 07813 936698
Office 01568 611122
email classiccars@brightwells.com

LBHVR 2014 ENTIES NOW OPEN

ENTRIES OPEN FOR THE 2014 BONHAMS LONDON TO BRIGHTON VETERAN CAR RUN

Royal route planned for celebration of the
early days of the motor car

 

Entries opened yesterday (2 April), with the special early bird offer, for the world’s oldest motoring event – the annual Veteran Car Run between London and Brighton.

Due to take place, as ever, on the first Sunday in November, participants in this year’s Run will leave Hyde Park and pass under Wellington Arch before driving past Buckingham Palace and down The Mall through St James’s Park at the start of the 60 mile trip to Brighton.

It’s an iconic route made famous by the Royal Family’s televised coach parades and this year is the first time in recent history it has been part of the Veteran Car Run.

Organised by the Royal Automobile Club, the 2014 Bonhams Veteran Car Run takes place on Sunday 2 November and will attract as many as 500 automobiles from the dawn of motoring as well as hundreds of thousands of spectators en route.

Open to all cars manufactured  before 1905 – making the youngest 109 years old ­– the event is a moving history show, with pioneering motoring names such as Mors, Panhard, Darracq and Daimler to the fore.

Celebrating the original ‘capital-to-coast’ Emancipation Run held on 14 November 1896, the first Commemoration Run took place in 1897 with a re-enactment following the same route in 1927 and it has been held every year since, barring the war years and 1947 when petrol was rationed.

It commemorates the Locomotives on the Highway Act, which raised the speed limit for ‘light locomotives’ from 4 to 14mph and abolished the need for these vehicles to be preceded by a man on foot waving a red flag.

This year the route to Brighton will be a little easier as, participants will be allowed to make use of bus lanes all the way down to Coulsdon thanks to Transport for London and more bus lanes than ever south of the A27 entering Brighton thanks to Brighton Highways and the local bus companies.

Sponsored by auction house Bonhams, the Run is just one element in a long weekend of motoring nostalgia, most of which is free and open to the general public. Other events include the popular free to view Regent Street Motor Show, to be held on Saturday 1 November, which turns London’s premier shopping street into a motoring showcase that puts the spotlight on veterans and moderns alike.

The weekend of motoring celebrations begins on the Thursday with a motoring seminar at the Royal Automobile Club.  Bonhams will be holding its annual Veteran Car Auction on Friday 31 October. The Hattingley Valley Participants’ Reception is held on the Saturday night, an opportunity to give all taking part a chance to rub shoulders on the eve of the Run.  There are also a number of lunches, dinners and other functions planned.

But few – if any – of the hardy participants will be partying long into the Saturday night as tradition dictates that the Run starts at daybreak on Sunday… a few minutes before 7.00am.

From then until shortly before 9.00am, the eclectic collection of veterans fill Hyde Park with the clatter of engines, puffs of exhaust and sometimes steam, and the ‘ooo-hah’ of klaxons as they start their epic journey to the seaside resort of Brighton.

Petrol-powered cars are joined by steam-powered machines and even by the occasional pioneering electric vehicle. There are three-wheelers and four-wheelers, some with steering wheels some with tillers and only a few with any kind of protection against the elements, which in the UK in November is more likely to be wet and windy than the dry and sunny conditions enjoyed last November. Whatever the weather, Bonhams again will be providing all those completing the route with the traditional bowl of chilli and glass of welcome mulled wine.

What makes the Run unique are the spectators that line the route many showcasing their own classic cars on the roadside. It is estimated that as many as half a million onlookers enjoy the spectacle many taking advantage of free access to the halfway stop to view the veteran cars which this year will be at the kindly vacated premises of the Honda Gatwick main dealership in Crawley.
Here participants can look forward to a spectacular interlude as iconic department store Harrods will open a luxury pop-up ‘pit-stop’ for drivers located within dealership. The prestigious store will be offering a taste of its exquisite Food Halls with much-needed hot drinks and pastries provided in a relaxed and comfortable environment. Harrods is poised to join in this year’s Run for the third time in its history. The first time the Knightsbridge establishment took part was in the inaugural Emancipation Run of 1896.
The official and ceremonial finishes, at Brighton’s Preston Park and Madeira Drive respectively, are also popular viewing posts. Once again there is also the opportunity to follow the event in an open top bus all the way from London to Brighton.
For more details of the event and access to entry forms visit www.veterancarrun.com. Participants entering between now and the end of May will be eligible for early bird savings on entry fees and other events..

COYS AUCTIONS UPDATE

COYS AT ASCOT
ENTRIES ARE INVITED

 
We are pleased to announce that entries for our Coys at Ascot auction in April are now open.

Feature entries so far include a 1970 Ferrari 365 GTS/4 Daytona Spyder, a Bentley 3½ Litre Park Ward Drophead Coupe with its original pre-war coachwork, a rare original right-hand drive Porsche 911 24S, and a very interesting Mercedes-Benz 280SL with manual gearbox, which has remained off the road for the last 30 years.

Please contact auctions@coys.co.uk to consign.
Multi-Million Euro Results at Coys Techno Classica 

As the long-term resident auction house at the most important classic and historic car show in the world, Coys are delighted to have successfully sold a significant number of high-value historic motor cars to an international audience, with sales achieved on every continent of the globe, outlining the truly global reach of the company.

A number of highlights are shown below.
 
1937 Bentley 3½ Drophead Coupe by Barker
SOLD: €109,280
TECHNO CLASSICA ESSEN
1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta
SOLD: €487,305
TECHNO CLASSICA ESSEN
1965 Ferrari 330GT 2+2
SOLD: €167,468
TECHNO CLASSICA ESSEN
1963 Bentley S3 Continental “Flying Spur”
SOLD: €170,825
TECHNO CLASSICA ESSEN
1929 Packard 640 Custom Eight Roadster
SOLD: €109,280
TECHNO CLASSICA ESSEN
1962 Jaguar E-Type Series I 3.8 Litre Roadster
SOLD: €112,637
TECHNO CLASSICA ESSEN
Pur Sang Bugatti Type 35 C
SOLD: €165,230
TECHNO CLASSICA ESSEN
1950 Jaguar XK120 Roadster
SOLD: €103,685
TECHNO CLASSICA ESSEN
1932 MG Magna F1 Coupe- One of three produced. Never Restored.
SOLD: €55,389
TECHNO CLASSICA ESSEN
1966 Maserati Mistral 3.7 Coupe- One of only 532 Made
SOLD: €73,472
TECHNO CLASSICA ESSEN
1962 Porsche 356B Cabriolet
SOLD: €89,138
TECHNO CLASSICA ESSEN
1963 Mercedes-Benz 230 SL Pagoda
SOLD: €89,138
TECHNO CLASSICA ESSEN
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