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The Pagani Zonda showing off its internals

Salon Privé sparkles in Chelsea Sunshine

The third Salon Privé took place at Chelsea Gardens, London, last weekend with its unique format of a Salon de Vente, where everything on display was for sale. In addition, there were a number of celebrations, with a gathering of...
Giulia ErreErre Fuoriserie

Death Knell for Geneva Motor Show

I was all set to attend this year’s Geneva Motor Show until last week, when I finally got the official programme from the organisers. While I expected a few manufacturers not to attend, I was flabbergasted to find that...
Austin Healy 3000 Mk 3

NEC Classic Car Show from Birmingham

The Classic Motor Show, held annually at the NEC in Birmingham is an absolute must-visit for classic car enthusiasts. Between classic car clubs and dealers and several halls dedicated to parts suppliers and specialist restorers, there was something for everyone,...
Pat Foudy demonstrates how to check the entire width of a tyre by locking the wheel to improve visibility. The second tyre shows signs of the carcass collapsing but it was only taken off a car an hour before this photo was taken.

Pat Foudy goes back to school for Road Safety Week

As Road Safety Week comes upon us again this week, a recent survey highlighted that nearly one in three drivers don’t check their tyres more often than every six month, with 21% not checking the tyres’ tread depth. Tyre Safety...
Ford G40 at the British Motor Show, Farnborough.

A Grand Day Out

The British Motor Show, held over the weekend at Farnborough, just outside London, was certainly a grand day out for the family, but it was no motor show. For many years, the UK has grappled with the right format for...

Ballyvaughan Motor Club Bank Holiday Run

Each and every Bank Holiday Monday, the Ballyvaughan Motor Club meet up to go for a run around the roads of North Clare. This Monday was particularly suitable with the fine weather we've been enjoying over the last week or...
1964 Shelby Cobra 289

Savile Row Concours in London Sunshine

Now in its second year, the Concours on Savile Row, which runs in May, is now an established part of the classic car scene. For two days, the heart of tailoring since 1803 is closed to traffic and some of...
1937 Bugatti Type 57 Atalante Coupé

Salon Privé Sparkles in the Sunshine

The second ever Salon Privé at the Royal Hospital Chelsea took place over the weekend with over 18,000 visitors over the three days of the event. Some new launches included the Maserati GranTurismo and the Rolls-Royce Phantom Extended. Again, all cars...
Rolls Royce competed in the 1912 Alpine Trials but had to return the following year with a much improved car.

Lectures on Old and New

Every year, to coincide with the London to Brighton Veteran Car Run, the Royal Automobile Club hold a day of lectures at their headquarters on Pall Mall, in London. This year, things were slightly different as the morning sessions were...
A 1971 Lamborghini Miura, one of only 150 SV models produced, went for over £2m.

Classic Auction in London

Coinciding with the recent London to Brighton Veteran Car run to Brighton, RM Sothebys held one of their regular sales of rare and classic cars. Cars from all eras were represented at the auction, which took place in the centre...
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