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Peking Paris preparations by RPS

Everyone loves a winner and that's certainly true when its comes to preparing a car for the world's toughest endurance rally – The Peking to Paris Motoring Challenge. After preparing the Chevrolet Fangio Coupe crewed by Phil Garratt and Kieron Brown, winners of the 2013 event, Oxfordshire-based Rally Preparation Services (RPS) has worked with 24 competitors from across the world to rebuild...
Seeking nominations for SAHB Award

1 May 2016
Seeking nominations for the 2016 SAHB Michael Sedgwick Award

The Society of Automotive Historians in Britain is inviting nominations for the 2016 SAHB Michael Sedgwick Award.

The Society presents an annual award in the name of the famous motoring researcher and author Michael Sedgwick (1926-1983).

This award is made for a book on any asp...
Horseless Carriage Exhibition in London
Recreation of the 1896 Horseless Carriage Exhibition to showcase unique collection of early automotive history, alongside cars of the future and more from Imperial College London

London's first car show is to be recreated at its birthplace, 120 years on. Iconic vehicles from the turn of the century will gather at Imperial College London in Kensington for The Horseless Carriage Exhibitio...
1931 Talbot 105 wins Flying Scotsman


The Talbot 105 Alpine of Gareth Burnett and Martyn Turner put an end to Bentley's winning streak as it crossed the finish line in what was the toughest Flying Scotsman rally in the event's eight-year history.

The 110 crews faced rain, hail, sleet and snow as they journeyed from the sta...
1923 Alfa Romeo RLS best preserved pre-war in Milano

Vintage and Prestige took home the silverware for the best preserved pre war car at the Milano Auto Classica with their stunning Alfa Romeo RLS Super Sport of 1923 in addition to best of show overall in post war for their Ferrari P3....
PreWar Riley arrives in Monte Carlo

Fivehead, Somerset 14 March 2015

Established pre-war Riley experts, Blue Diamond Services, have completed the grueling 2016 Monte Carlo Rally Classique in their 1931 1087cc Riley WD Tourer. Covering a distance of 1,700 miles in four days, the car crew of driver John Lomas (Managing Director of Blue Diamond Riley Services) and co-driver Gordon McAllan piloted the 85-year-old ...
PreWarCars at Lelystad
The Dutch 'Nationale Oldtimerdag Lelystad is an annual classic car show, on the third Sunday of June. The event is at the Bataviaboulevard in Lelystad. This year, like all years, there will be a lot of PreWar cars on display and also participating in the run. For now the following PreWarCars have signed in for this years event:

Panhard et Levassor Tonneau 1900
Fiat Tipo 24/32 Touri...
Mercedes 540K at the Houston Classic
Worldwide Auctioneers Announces the Addition of an Eight-Car Private Collection to be OFFERED WITHOUT RESERVE at The Houston Classic Auction,

April 23, 2016

MONTGOMERY, TEXAS – March 7, 2016 – Worldwide Auctioneers is pleased to announce the consignment of eight significant cars from a private collector to its 15th annual The Houston Classic Auction to be held Saturday, A...
Bringing Mercs to Stuttgart

Bonhams' return to Stuttgart for the annual single-marque Mercedes-Benz sale will be led by the magnificent 1928 Mercedes-Benz Model K 6,240cc Supercharged Torpedo Transformable. With its superb Saoutchik transformable coachwork, it is estimated at €800,000-1,200,000.

With the merger of Daimler and Benz in 1926, two of the motoring world's most significant motor manufacturing dy...
Techno-Classica Essen 2016

from 6th * until 10th April 2016

The greatest classic-fair of the world with about 25 manufacturer presentations of the international vehicle industry Special exhibition: The most fascinating cars of the Mille Miglia 1955 All 21 exhibition halls and open areas of the fair Essen are fully booked Tech...
Bugatti 57SC VandenPlas at Bonhams, Amelia Island

17 February 2016 – New York – Bonhams is delighted to announce the addition of an extremely important motorcar to its second annual Amelia Island Auction next month – a 1937 Bugatti 57SC Sports Tourer with one-off coachwork by Vanden Plas. Well researched and documented by marque experts, this extremely desirable sports tourer – chassis number 57541 – is regarded by many as the gre...
Tom Hardman Ltd sponsor of VSCC!

The Vintage Sports-Car Club is delighted to welcome the support of Tom Hardman Limited, as sponsors of the live timing services at the Club's Race Meetings throughout the 2016 season, in association with the Club's nominated timekeepers, HS Sports Ltd.

The online service will provide 'live' to the second coverage from each of the five VSCC Race Meetings in 2016, including Si...
Steady Expo Bremen
Steady Attendance Figures

The Bremen Classic Motorshow ended its 14th year on Sunday, February 7, 2016 with good results. The organizers counted 44,612 attendees, maintaining last year's high attendance level (44,737). Satisfaction prevailed among exhibitors and attendees alike, with exhibitors pleased by the good sales figures and attendees happy with the array of offers – that is th...
Grand Palais Sale

- Bonhams commence European motoring auctions for 2016 with an impressive variety of incredible collectors’ motor cars at Grand Palais
- Leading the charge, the 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB, sold to a Parisien bidder in the room for €2,070,000 (£1,559,331) followed by the 1961 Aston Martin DB4 Series IV, sold for €609,500 (£459,136)
- In 2016 Bonhams will hos...

In memory of Stanley Mann

It is with great sadness that Benjafield’s Racing Club reports the death of its Life President and founder member, Stanley Mann, after a fall at his workshop on 4th February, 2016.

Stanley was a well known dealer in, and restorer of, vintage Bentleys, having acquired his first Bentley over 45 years ago. He went on to found the eponymous Stanley Mann Racing Team, and camp...
Young guns rule

It was a second consecutive VSCC Driving Tests triumph for 22-year old George Diffey as he followed his success at the Winter Driving Tests at Bicester Heritage in December with victory in the New Year’s event at Brooklands Museum on Sunday 31 January.

The son of renowned Historic racer, Simon Diffey, put on another impressive display in his 1930 ...

New Director of European Sales

Paul V.J. Koot was born in 1958 in Ede, a small town in the centre of the Netherlands. His father was an engineer with a passion for Italian sportscars, so he grew up getting his hands dirty. After high school he entered University, but also started spending considerable time on driving and repairing motorcycles and old cars. He opened his first professional classic ca...

MERCEDES-BENZ 540 K Special Roadster realizes 9.9 Milion US Dollar

PHOENIX, Arizona (January 29, 2016) –  A 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Special Roadster sold for an outstanding $9,900,000 at RM Sotheby’s Arizona Biltmore sale in Phoenix tonight to enter the history books as the most valuable automobile ever sold during the famed Arizona auction week. The previous record for an automobile sold in Arizona was held by a Ferrari 250 LM, which garnered $9.625 ...
Oldtimerbeurs Klassieker

Paasweekend, 26, 27 & 28 maart 2016 is Drachten in de ban van oldtimers! Heel het Fries Congrescentrum (9000m2) is gevuld met klassiekers. Je kunt op deze gezellige locatie genieten van classic cars, motoren, bromfietsen,tractoren welke allen minimaal 25 jaar oud zijn. Ook zijn er deelnemers met miniaturen, jukeboxen,overige gadgets en worden er demonstraties gehouden. Handelaren,...
Goodwood 74th Members meeting

The 74th Goodwood Members’ Meeting (March 19-20, 2016) will showcase some of the most iconic sportscars of all time – the mighty 5-litre Group 5 cars which raced from 1969-71.

Under the regulations at the time, prototype racers were limited to 3-litre engines, but ‘production’ cars – of which at least 25 examples had to be built – were allowed to use 5-litre uni...

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