This weeks newsletter looks at cars suitable for the epic American road race La Carrera Panamericana if any of our readers are interested in competing in this event we can help with contacts for entry, renting cars and race support and we have friends in Mexico who can guide you through the event registration process. With the top road speed limited to 200mph, you need some big American muscle to keep up!
This week we look at the best 50's Classic Competition cars on the market.- Now, it does all depend on what events you want to enter of course and the level of investment changes considerably. But if you are looking for a genuine piece of automotive history driven by one of this era's great legends for under £500K take a look at what we found.
To celebrate the 90th anniversary of Bentley’s first win at Le Mans the Bentley Drivers Club (BDC) is going to stage a special Bentley race on Saturday 7 June at the AMOC Donington race meeting.
Already a tradition at the BDC annual race meeting at Silverstone, models spanning the decades will be out on track together for a 20-minute scratch race at Donington Park, a favourite circuit of racing legends and spectators alike. The sight and sound of Bentleys just a few months old hurtling towards Redgate or weaving their way round the Craner Curvers side-by-side with Bentleys old enough to be their grandparents — or even great-grandparents — is sure to be one race that fans won’t soon forget.
As the Retromobile Show in Paris comes to a close and RM Auction released the results of their debut sale in Paris, the classic car market shows no sign of weakening when it come to rare and quality cars. Over €17 million euros worth of sales were generated with 80% of all lots sold. Max Girardo, managing director, RM Europe, said: “We’ve had a fantastic night here in Paris. We wanted our debut sale to impress by bringing some exceptional cars to market,… without a doubt, it was an honour to offer the Harburg Collection, which perfectly demonstrates that the market is hungry for quality cars with important historical provenance”.
Bentley Motors will be showcasing one of the most famous cars in the marque’s history – the 3 Litre iconic Bentley that won Le Mans in 1924 with John Duff and Frank Clement at the wheel – headlines the company’s presence at the prestigious Rétromobile exhibition next month 5-9 February (Porte de Versailles Exhibition Centre, Paris, Hall1, Stand P48).
Now celebrating the 90th anniversary of its Le Mans victory, this unique car was the first overseas winner of the world’s greatest endurance race and started a period of domination for Bentley in the 1920s as well as helping to establish the company’s reputation for creating cars combining high‑performance with outstanding levels of durability.
The story of one woman’s incredible journey across America is told in Joy Across America, a new book being launched at this year’s Race Retro at Stoneleigh Park on 21-23 February.
Joy Rainey is the subject of this engaging encounter, telling the story of her epic 2,903mile drive across the U.S. in her 1904 Curved Dash Oldsmobile.
Exciting news for our friends across the water the historic Sportscar Racing LTD. (HSR), in association with the Historic Motor Sports Association (HMSA) and Vintage Racing Events (VRE), announced earlier this month that the first 24-Hour Endurance Race for historic race cars will take place at the famed Daytona International Speedway in Daytona, Fla., November 12-16, 2014.
The “Classic 24 at Daytona” will pay homage to all the great cars and drivers that have participated in the endurance sports-car races held at Daytona International Speedway, including the world-renowned 24-hour races, most recently named the Rolex 24 At Daytona.
The Classic Car Experts Predict the Most Collectible 2014 Model Year Cars
Always keeping an eye on the market, the collector car experts and leading insurance provider Hagerty released their annual list of vehicles that stand out as likely being collectible within the next 25 years.
In order to be considered for this years "Hagerty Hot List," the vehicle must be produced within the 2014 model year with an MSRP of less than $100,000. Special consideration was given to newly launched versions not appearing on previous Hagerty Hot Lists.
This article was take originally from an interview with Cam Ingram by Kathryn Tully for Forbes about their collection, the investment market for classic Porsches and the top tips he has for new collectors. Cam Ingram is son of Bob Ingram, a former COO of GlaxoSmithKline. Cam now co-owns Road Scholars, a Porsche restoration and advisory company who own and maintain one of the biggest Porsche collections in the world of over 50 cars.