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BMC & Leyland Show 2020 at the British Motor Museum

In by Nick Maltby

The price shown is the ‘on the day’ price per adult. Advance purchase discounts apply, see Ticket Information below. Note: – Date changed from 12th July to 6th September 2020 due to Covid -19 concerns. A Show celebrating the vehicles produced by BMC, British Leyland and Rover Group. Show features: All kinds of vehicles come to join the display, from the Morris …

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Mathewsons Auctions 2020

In by Nick Maltby

**IMPORTANT AUCTION ANNOUNCEMENT** Here is Mathewson’s guidance on its 18th July “Online” Auction – “Online bidding will be made available – please be patient and refer to our website for updates on how to bid online. To register for a telephone or commission bid please complete a Bidders Registration Form. Our team will also continue to assist with enquiries on vehicles …

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Historic Auctions 2020

In by Nick Maltby

This 1972 Lotus Elan +2S sold at the Ascot 7th March Auction for £17, 640    With its home at the Brooklands Museum, Britain’s most evocative motoring arena, Historics auction house is now firmly established for the sale and purchase of the finest historic, classic and sports cars and motoring memorabilia. Historics independent auctioneers brings together a wealth of specialist …

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A Car Project for Children and those young at heart

Being mindful of the fact that children in the U.K. and other countries are having to stay at home due to the coronavirus crisis, I thought about what CSI could do. Today we received an email from ‘Auto Royale‘ who had obviously been thinking along similar lines. They had produced a plan of a car that could be cut out …

Scuderia Serenissima

This post was inspired by the following photographs which were recently submitted, by “Joerg”, to the Jensen Owners Club Forum. Other contributors identified the car as a Serenissima 308 Jet. Further research identified it as a 1965 Serenissima Jet 308V Competizione. By the way, Joerg, who lives in Germany, owns the iconic Jensen ‘White Lady’ car (shown at the bottom …

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Bonhams – Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais 2020

In by Nick Maltby

From the 2019 Auction – On February 8th, Bonhams filled the gorgeous and soaring interior of the Grand Palais in Paris with more than 130 automotive masterpieces during its Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais auction. “It’s magnificent,” says Philip Kantor, Bonhams’ European department head of motorcars, regarding the venue. “There can’t be a finer environment to conduct …

Braithwaites Garage Classic Car Collection

In May 2019 we spent a very enjoyable week in Cumbria (North Lakes). While there I searched the internet to see what was happening on the Classic Car Scene in the area and discovered this gem – Braithwaites Garage – Classic Car Collection – While we were out and about in the Penrith area I took the opportunity to drop …

Scottsdale’s Car Auctions 2020

In September 2017 I was scanning the Jensen Owners Club forum and saw a post from ‘Rocky USA’. What caught my attention was a number of well executed photographs of an Austin Healey 100 in ‘M’ guise and a white Mk.I Austin Healey Sprite. At the time I was writing and publishing, “online”, the Warwick Healey Motor Company Archive Bulletin, …

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Autosport International Birmingham NEC 2020

In by Nick Maltby

Held at the NEC since January 1991, Autosport International will be celebrating its 30th anniversary between the 9th and 12th January 2020 at the NEC in Birmingham. This is a ‘Three Shows In One’ event featuring ‘Racing Cars’, ‘Performance Cars and tuning equipment‘ and ‘Engineering’ This annual pre-season event covers all areas of motorsport, both professional and grass roots, from …

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Bonhams Goodwood Revival Auction – 2019

In by Nick Maltby

The Bonhams Collector’s Cars and Automobilia auction is now an established part of the world renowned Goodwood Revival meeting. Goodwood Revival is fundamentally a historic race meeting  with distinctive period theming. It excells in recreating the romance and glamour of motor racing as it used to be. But that’s not all, over the years enthusiastic visitors arriving in their own …