This year Bonhams Scottsdale Auction at Arizona has over 80 motors on offer, with a flock of classic Ferraris thrown in. The star of the sale will be a 1966 Ferrari 275 Gran Turismo Berlinetta Competizione Scaglietti which was class winner at the 1967 Le Man 24 Hours, the 1969 Spa-Francorchamps 1000 Km, and the 1969 Imola 500 Km under the Swiss Scuderia Filipinetti team.
Williams have stepped up their Heritage programme recently with the appointment of Cars International as ‘official agents’ for Williams Heritage, which they are showcasing at The London Classic Car Show this weekend.
The Donington Historic Festival is ringing the changes for 2015, with a new line-up of world-class grids to create even more spectator enjoyment and excitement at this hugely popular international historic race meeting over the Bank Holiday weekend of May 2nd, 3rd & 4th.
“There are a lot of Americans that have the dream of finding the rare car in Cuba,” said Bill Warner, founder and chairman of the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance car show. “For the most part, the cars you see on TV are really pretty hacked up. You’d find better cars here in the United States.”
The exceptional achievements of legendary 94-year-old former test driver Norman Dewis have been recognised and rewarded in Her Majesty’s New Year Honours List, with Norman receiving the award of an Order of the British Empire (OBE).
One of the largest collections of Cadillacs ever to be put under the hammer will be appearing alongside a prominent collection of American and European classic cars at Maastricht on 10th January with no reserve. The sale at Les Grandes Marques, Interclassics and Topmobiel show in Maastricht, The Netherlands, is one of a kind, featuring 100 American and European classics, 35 of which are Cadillacs. The cars featured are coming from the Stasys Brundza Collection, one of Eastern Europe’s most significant private collections to be offered for sale.
Formula One star Kimi Raikkonen’s 2000 Tatuus Formula Renault will be auctioned at no reserve by international auctioneers Coys on Saturday 10th January at the Autosport International racing car show. The Tatuus Formula Renault was manufactured in 2000 and bought by Manor Motorsport that year, who contested the British Formula Renault Championship with former Formula One World Champion Kimi Raikkonen as their driver. Kimi won seven out of ten events in the Formula Renault UK, winning the Championship in this car in 2000. The car was then driven by Leighton Walker, who retired in 2001, and was rebuilt in 2005 by Manor Motorsport with its original engine, gearbox and monocoque. It is offered at no reserve.
A century of motoring will be celebrated in rousing style at the London Classic Car Show with a drive past of 40 significant machines representing every decade from the 20th Century. The cars – road, track and rally stars – will be fired up and then driven along The Grand Avenue, the event’s centrepiece, to create a moving motoring, road runway that’s never been seen at an indoor show before.
Touring car legends Rob Huff and Steve Soper will go head-to-head in classic Group 1 Ford Capris at the Goodwood 73rd Members’ Meeting on March 21-22 next year.
Brian Lister, who died aged 88 on December 16th, was one of Britain’s greatest unsung racing car builders. From its inception in 1954, Lister quickly became a benchmark for the front-engined sports racing car. The Lister ‘Knobbly’, as it was known, had few competitors.