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Mille Miglia 2013 ... The quality of the cars entered in this year's edition was very high (612 images)

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Today we take a look back to our visit of one of the most famous race car collections in the world, the Simeone Foundation Museum in Philadelphia. When arriving from the airport the journey leads to the nearby business park that is home of the rental car parking lots and numerous car dealerships, unimpressive signposts guiding to a brown industrial building. Just a blue sign and the name over the entrance indicate that this building might be more than an ordinary factory building, a banner “Museum of the Year” is making curious. This award was given to the Museum in 2011 by a well known international jury of automotive experts in London in this category as part of “The International Historic Motoring Awards”.

The Quail Rally – Concours on the Avenue 2013 ... Ferrari 375 MM Spider (0362AM) was named Best of Show ... Preview

This year's Tour Auto Optic 2000 is just around the corner, today no less than 250 cars entered the Grand Palais in central Paris for the scrutineering of the five days event. In its 22nd edition the Tour Auto (based on the history of the Tour de France Automobile) again attracted a good field both in the regularity classes and the competition classes.

The TECHNO-CLASSICA celebrates anniversary: The greatest fair of the world for collector automobiles takes place for the 25th time. In 1989 the TECHNO-CLASSICA in Essen started as the first great ambitious classic fair. Since then it sets the trends of the vintage scene yearly and has become to the leading meeting point and trading centre of the international classic scene. At the moment the anniversary edition comes into the hot preparatory phase until the opening on 10th April 2013 with the preview- press

Auto Italia Italian Car Day

McCall´s Motorworks Reunion 2013 ... Gallery with 100 images

This year's Festival of Speed was held on the second weekend in July celebrating its 20th anniversary. What started in 1993 as an idea of some enthusiasts as a meeting for all things motorsport at the hill in front of Goodwood house became an institution over the following years. People who might have missed a few of the last editions were surprised by the

In last week’s report on the Quail Motorsport Gathering we already mentioned that Friday is a very busy day during the car week at the Monterey peninsula as it does not only start the auction marathon with the Bonhams and RM sale but also features no less than three car meetings in the area. Beside the Motorsport Gathering

The 30th edition of the Auto e Moto d’Epoca classic car show was held in Padova’s Fiera exhibition complex from 24-27 October. The show occupied eleven halls, plus large outside vendor areas, with the total number of exhibitors topping the 1600 mark, displaying or selling virtually everything one could conceivably think of related to the automobile or motorcycle. The weather for the outside vendors was much more clement than in 2012, as after some light rain on the Thursday morning the rest of the weekend

WEC 6 hours of Silverstone ... Podium for Kamui Kobayashi at Silverstone

RM Auction Stuns Market as Villa Erba Sale Realises More Than €27 Million (212 Peter Singhof images)

Today the Monterey Car Week went into the crunch mode with no less than three concours at the same time. The annual Quail Motorsport Gathering was held on the golf course of the Quail Lodge were the Quail Rally started earlier this week. One of the most exclusive events during the week with ticket prices of several hundred dollars was again

Ferrari Sporting Spirit ... Museo Ferrari

Tour Auto 2013 – Day 3 ... Carlos Monteverde took over the lead in his AC Cobra

Just before the official kick-off of this year's Monterey Classic Car week with the Concours on the Avenue in Carmel on Tuesday the pre-reunion at the racetrack in Laguna Seca was the prelude.
Beside all the concours, meetings, auctions and shows the Rolex Monterey Motorsport Reunion is the sportive part of the week.

Aeroplane that was 'Out of Africa'

Cavallino Classic 2013 – Day 2

Cavallino Classic 2013 - Concours at the Breakers (354 images)

Last week the eagerly awaited 2013 edition of the Mille Miglia started in Brescia. Eagerly-awaited because after five previous editions had been organized by the MAC-group everyone was curious to learn what the changes the new organisers would make. The rights to the name of what may be the brand in the classic car world are held by the Vintage Watch Car Club of Brescia, which had awarded a 5-years contract to MAC, when it took over from the long-time organiser Costantino Franchi in 2008.

Goodwood Festival of Speed ... 20th anniversary (504 images)

RM Auctions returned in style to Villa Erba this past weekend, generating more than €27 million** ($35,519,120 USD) at its exclusive sale during the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este weekend on Lake Como, Italy. Demonstrating that auction remains the most powerful way to sell investment-quality automobiles, the incredible 1953 Ferrari 340/375 MM Pinin Farina Berlinetta ‘Competizione’ realised €9,856,000 ($12,812,800), smashing the previous auction record for the model and establishing a new world record for a closed ‘Berlinetta’ Ferrari sold at auction, while also being the most expensive automobile sold at auction in the 2012-2013 season.

Gaisbergrennen for Historic Automobiles 2013

Ferrari President, Luca di Montezemolo, performed the official opening ceremony for a new exhibition in the Museo Ferrari in Maranello, during the morning of Tuesday 15 October 2013. The exhibition entitled “Ferrari Sporting Spirit” is designed to show the symbiosis between Ferraris racing and road cars, whilst also heralding the arrival of the latest “Extreme Machine” the 458 Speciale, and the recently redesigned interior entrance to the museum galleries, which gives the effect of walking into a tunnel with the famous “Cavallino Rampante” illuminated on a yellow background at the far end, guiding you into the company’s history. The actual entranceway being in the shape of the upper section of the shield, complete with Italian Tricolore, upon which the “Cavallino Rampante” is normally mounted.

An overcast chilly start, with blustery winds, didn’t deter a great selection of Italian cars and motorcycles, along with thousands of visitors, from attending the annual Auto Italia magazine Italian Car Day, in the grounds of the Brooklands Museum near Weybridge in Surrey. Maybe the lack of any real spring weather this year, gave people an attitude of let’s make the most of it come hell or high water! Certainly, in all the years that I have attended, I have never seen the public car parks so full

One of the many highlights during the Monterey Car Week is the annual Quail Motorsport Gathering, traditionally held on Friday at the Quail Lodge in Carmel Valley. Now in its 11th edition the very exclusive event was again sold out well in advance despite high entrance fees but the visitors get a lot for their money.

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The 2013 Cavallino Classic is history, the 22nd edition of this annual Ferrari meeting came to an end today with the multi-marque concours at the exclusive Mar-a-Lago club of real estate tycoon Donald Trump. Although officially a concours with judges and awards this is more a relaxed meeting in the gardens of the club where the cars could be admired

Since the end of the Monterey Car Week in the third week of August we have reported on various Concours and Auctions on the Monterey Peninsula, one of our last reports is dedicated to one of the few evening events, the McCall´s Motoworks Reunion, a reception at the Jet Centre of the Monterey Airport. On Wednesday the auction previews in the morning and the official group shot of the Corvettes at the Laguna Seca race track in the afternoon kept us busy before we headed to the Airport outside of Monterey for the McCall party.

Monterey Motorsport Pre-Reunion Preview

Monterey Automobile Week ... Day 3 ... Pebble Beach Tour d'Elegance (Appetizer)

Gipsy Moth bi-plane from seven-time Oscar-winning motion picture sold for a world auction record €201,250 to an anonymous telephone bidder in Kenya.
A 1929 Bentley 6½-Litre Speed Six tourer was the top-selling lot, realising €828,000, while a 1963 Aston Martin DB4 Vantage cabriolet more than doubled its pre-sale estimate at €805,000.

Klausenrennen … First held in 1922 the Klausenrennen was the International Hill Climb event of Switzerland

Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance ... 1936 Duesenberg SJN and 1968 Ford GT40 (s/n 1075) Best of Show

Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este ... Appetizer

The Simeone Foundation Museum ... one of the most famous race car collections in the world

Geneva Salon

Second round of the 2013 European Le Mans Series took place at the Autodromo Enzo & Dino Ferrari in Imola

Goodwood Revival ... a must visit at least once in a lifetime with 760 images

St. James’s Concours of Elegance

Tour Auto 2013 Optic 2000 - Car-by-Car

Salon Privé 2013 ... Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider 1203GT was awarded Best of Show

On day three of the Monterey Car Week (as Monday was a day off) the main event, the Concours d´Elegance saw it´s Tour d´Elegance. Once invented to show that the cars could actually drive more than just from the trailer to the field and the ramp the tour became one of the highlights of the car week. This is the first possibility to see many of the participating cars on the road and for those who did not get a ticket for the concours on Sunday the only chance to have a look at some of the most exciting cars in the world.

25 Years  the World Fair of Automobile Passion … Techno-Classica Essen 2013

The Gaisberg in Salzburg saw its first hill climb in 1929, organized by the Salzburger Automobilclub (S.A.C.). Back in the 1930s the international hill climb scene was very important and already the first edition of the Austrian event drew the big names as the touring car class was won by no less than Manfred von Brauchitsch on Mercedes, the race car

RM Auctions, the official auction house of the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, continued its run of fantastic 2013 results this past weekend with a highly successful Amelia Island, Florida sale which saw records tumble and more than $26.8 million* grossed with over 92 percent of all lots sold.

Tour Auto 2013 – Day 1 ... Paris - Orléans

Concorso Italiano ... Gallery with 320 images

Last year the 60th jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II coronation was celebrated with a special concours at the Windsor Castle, the royal residence in Berkshire. This epic event attracted 60 of the major classic car collectors in the world to show some of their collections centrepieces in the very exclusive surrounding of the upper ward of the

An exhibition “Bond in Motion” has been held to commemorate 50th anniversary of the James Bond films

After the Monterey Motorsport Pre-Reunion last weekend on the nearby Laguna Seca racetrack and a day to take breath in an action packed week the first cars assembled at the Quail Lodge early in the morning to one of the few driving events of the week. As in the years before Sir Michael Kadoorie invited a small but selected group of friends to the Quail Lodge Resort for a tour through the surrounding countryside arriving on Wednesday evening at the Jet Centre Party of McCall’s. Amongst the three dozen cars taking

On the second weekend of September the fifth edition of the Zoute GP was held in the glamorous seaside resort at the Belgium coast line. Although small the country has numerous collectors who could be seen on the major different events all over the world but there were few possibilities to enjoy their passion within their own boundaries.

Monterey Automobile Week ... Day 4 ... The Quail, Concorso Italiano (Appetizer)

With the third of five days driving though the French countryside the Tour Auto is already more than halfway through. Early at 7:00 am the competition classes sorted by age left the parc fermé in Vichy for a 459 km tour south to Albi, the capitol of the département Tarn in the Midi-Pyrenees. Unlike the previous two days the landscape became more and more interesting during the day with small hillside roads running through the forest, smaller mountain passes and passing through narrow villages.

When looking at the race calendar in the 21st century most of the activities are located at modern racetracks with state of the art safety facilities, be it sports car or formula races. Back in the last century during the dawn of motorsports a diversity of events were held on public roads, closed off hills or even airports, some of the most famous races were the Mille Miglia or the Targa Florio. One of the first important race series aside the European Grand Prix Championship was the European Hill Climb Championship started in 1930. Just as the Grand Prix Championship a few years later this included a variety of the most important events of its kind ranging from small events like the Shelsley Walsh to the large passes in the Alpes including the Klausenpass in Switzerland.

The 18th Concours d´Elegance of Amelia Island was held on its traditional date, the second full weekend in March at the golf course of the Ritz-Carlton. Being one of the top events of its kind it attracted again more than 250 collector cars from all over the world to the 18th fairway in no less than 35 classes to be judged by the international jury. Although it is a typical American big show the Amelia Island has its very own character, whereas Pebble Beach has a clear focus in Elegance and special coachwork the Concours

The Quail - A Motorsport Gathering ... Gallery with 360 images

A glittering parade of all the competition entrants and the announcement of this year’s prize-winners brought the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2013 to a fitting conclusion this Sunday. Thousands of visitors had once again travelled to the shores of Lake Como for this tradition-steeped event in the grounds of Villa Erba to delight in an ultra-exclusive line-up

The National Motor Museum was founded over half a century ago, in 1956, by Lord Montagu as a tribute to his father, who one of the pioneers of motorised transport in Great Britain. The museum has grown in size and stature from those early days, and in 1970 Lord Montagu founded a charitable trust to ensure the longevity of the collection as a national heritage. In 1972 a new purpose made building was constructed to house the collection of vehicles, and this was officially opened that year by HRH The Duke of Kent

The second round of the 2013 European Le Mans Series took place at the Autodromo Enzo & Dino Ferrari in Imola, on Saturday 18 May. The event also featured a round of the FFSA Championnat de France GT series, plus races for the Peugeot RCZ Cup, XL Formula and F3 Classic. There were 28 entries for the ELMS race, in four classes, ten in the premier LMP2 class, three in the LMPC class, eight in the LMGTE class, and seven in the GTC class. As has been the case in most of Europe so far this year, the weather was changeable, with rain early on Friday dampening the first practice sessions, but thereafter it was largely dry for the main race activity of the weekend.

Over the last few year with the booming of classic cars a lot of new events came along to fill the classic car calendar and in the summer months spectators sometimes has the agony of choice where to go, be it racing, rallying or to shows. But among all these events there are still some that shine out and that are a must visit at least once in a lifetime, all of them looking back on a long history and grown over the years to their current status.

Two weeks ago we reported on a daily basis from this year's Tour Auto with all the stages from the French capitol to the Atlantic seaside town La Rochelle. Now with a distance of time we want to look back on all the participating cars on the 2000km through the French countryside, the 4 race tracks and the various special stages.

The Monterey Car Week is history! Today the long and action packed week with countless events ranging from racing at Laguna Seca, no less than 5 auctions, parties to concours found an end with the much awaited highlight, the prestigious Pebble Beach Concours d´Elegance. Started more than 60 years ago the Concours attracted more and

Goodwood Festival of Speed - Preview

Kamui Kobayashi celebrated his debut race in the N°71 AF Corse Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 with a podium finish in association with Toni Vilander (FIN). The pair came second in the GTE Pro category of the 6 Hours of Silverstone, round one of the 2013 FIA World Endurance Championship, and they immediately felt at ease with the car and their technical staff.

For the 8th consecutive year the Salon Privé was held in London, again during the first week of September. After the last edition of the Louis Vuitton Concours d´Elegance at the prestigious Hurlingham Club the Salon Privé was launched in 2006 as a luxury car show best comparable with the Quail Motorsport Gathering on the other side of the Atlantic in August during the Monterey Car Week. Spread over three days the garden party combines the luxury life of modern supercars, accessories and food with the

The Sir Henry "Tim" Birkin Celebration Rally

Barkaways Open Day ... a large number of clients brought their Ferraris out for an airing in the Kent countryside

Bonhams Smashes Multiple World Records at $32.7-Million Quail Lodge Motorcar Auction ... Gallery with 144 images

Pebble Beach Concours d´Elegance 2013 ... Gallery with 860 images

Every generation has its own racing heroes and being traditionally motorsports addicted, Great Britain has one every decade. Whereas today the youth might cheer for Lewis Hamilton, it was Nigel Mansell in the late 1980s, Jim Clark and Jackie Stewart in the late 1960s and 1970s, or Sir Stirling Moss and Nike Hawthorn in the 1950s, who are well

Motor Gallery ... Modena

This year's Festival of Speed was held on the second weekend in July celebrating its 20th anniversary. What started in 1993 as an idea of some enthusiasts as a meeting for all things motorsport at the hill in front of Goodwood house became an institution over the following years. People who might have missed a few of the last editions were surprised by the

WEC Round 3 24h Le Mans ... Audi e-tron quattro wins again at Le Mans

In 1991 this prototype was converted by Michelotto to full F40 CSAI GT spec. With its ferocious performance and scintillating aerodynamic styling, Ferrari’s F40 has often been called the greatest supercar ever built. The model recalled Maranello’s revered tradition of sport/racing cars during the 1950s and early 1960s, conceived as a race-ready Ferrari

After the daily reports from this year’s Monterey Car Week today we start with our final reports on the main events on the Monterey Peninsula with the highlighting Pebble Beach Concours d´Elegance at the concluding Sunday. Already in its 63rd edition the prestigious concours once more proved its leading role in the concours circuit with many post restoration debuts among the 250 cars in no less than 30 different classes to combine both quality and quantity like no other event in the world.

Bonhams The Goodwood Festival of Speed Sale ... Global interest building for Fangio Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix Car

FFSA – Championnat de France GT & FFSA – Coupe de France

Die 13. Stuttgarter Automobilmesse Retro Classics, die zum sechsten Mal im Messegelände beim Flughafen stattgefunden hat, ist mit einem Rekordergebnis zu Ende gegangen. Mit rund 77.000 Besuchern wurde das ausgezeichnete Ergebnis des Vorjahres um fast 20 Prozent übertroffen. Bereits auf Ausstellerseite hatte die Messe mit 1308 Teilnehmern und rund 3000 ausgestellten Fahrzeugen eine höhere Beteiligung als 2012 verzeichnet.

The 83rd Salon International De l’Auto & Accessoires, to give the exhibition it’s full title, took place between the 07 - 17 March, occupying seven halls of the Palexpo exhibition centre adjacent to Geneva Airport. Each year the show is the focal point for new models for most of the major manufacturers, along with a wide variety of niche market specialists, who

Barkaways held their second annual Open Day on Saturday 13 April, and despite predominantly overcast skies and the imminent threat of rain, a large number of clients brought their Ferraris out for an airing in the Kent countryside. The family business has certainly made its mark amongst UK Ferrari owners, as since its inception in September in 2011, it has

The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum

As part of the support programme for the European Le Mans Series race at Imola, the FFSA Championnat de France and combined Coupe de France GT series held their second and third races of the 2013 season on 17 & 18 May. The first race was held on the Saturday afternoon and the second on the Sunday afternoon. Despite being “away” rounds of the French series, there was a 21 car entry at the Italian circuit, with McLaren MP4-12Cs being the largest in number with six entries from three teams, whilst there were five Ferrari 458 GT3 entries, however only four participated, as although the # 27 Sport Garage example was in the paddock, and entered for Gilles Duqueine and Jacques Villeneuve to drive, it didn’t take to the track

Ferraris at Auction in Monterey 2013

Cavallino Classic 2013 – Day 1

This year's Retromobile was held on the second weekend of February at the exhibition centre in the south-west periphery of Paris. Already in its 38. edition the oldest classic car trade fair in Europe gained a reputation that attracts visitors and collectors from all over the world to the French capitol, but still after all those years it retained a familiar ambience compared to some of its competitors.

Today the second to last day of this year´s Tour Auto Optic 2000 led from Albi to Limoges, the capitol of the departement Haute-Vienne. As intended in yesterday´s reports the race sequence changed with the regularity group 1 starting early and the competition group 5 being last on the road, so after a short night the first regularities took the road at 7:00 am, the usual starting time of the TA.

Monterey Car Week has now begun, and the stage is set for another spectacular year of highlights celebrating both the Cavallino Rampante’s modern day masterpieces and its legends of yesteryear. On the track at Laguna Seca, on roads like 17-Mile Drive, and at the collector car auctions, Ferrari and Ferrari Classiche star in the leading role.

Today's leg led west into the direction of Le Mans to have the first race meeting on the small Bugatti Circuit after a first special stage at Beaufay. The races at Le Mans saw the usual suspects running in front of their grids, the first competition class was again dominated by a couple of Alfa Romeo GTA with von

This years Cavallino Classic started with its official program today at the Palm Beach International Raceway with the first of two track days. Traditionally the first two days of the 4-day meeting are held on the race track where the brave owners of race cars are able to play with their toys.

Today was the great day of this year's Cavallino Classic, the 22nd edition of the Ferrari meeting of the leading Ferrari magazine. After two rather quiet days on the Palm Beach International Raceway the Concours at the Breakers featured some highlight from the rich Ferrari history. Both competition and GT road cars were presented in superb

The second day of the 22nd edition of the Cavallino Classic saw another track day at the nearby Palm Beach International Raceway. Formerly known as Moroso the track has changed a lot since these days, new safety features included a new fence almost all around the track set up since the last CC in 2012 closing off the track very much from the

The fourth round of the 2013 Classic Endurance Racing series was held at the Nurburgring, as one of the support races for the Blancpain Endurance Series, and despite a date clash with a major historic race meeting at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit a short distance away across the German-Belgian border attracted a healthy 31 entrants for the

Auto e Moto d’Epoca ... Exhibitors topping the 1600 mark

Classic Endurance Racing, Nuerburgring

In the early 20th century the motorisation and the more and more popular motor racing led to the foundation of countless motor car companies all over the world. Many of them stayed ambitious projects of individuals that never made it into production, others had a short heyday but closed during the great depression or did not reappear after the war but a few ones have built a reputation that kept them alive to the present day. Now in the early 21th century almost every year is dedicated to the centenary of one

This year’s Cavallino Classic was held over the last weekend in January, the “main event” with the concours at the 5 star grand hotel on Saturday. More than 20 years ago the first meeting was organized by the American Ferrari magazine “Cavallino” during the sunny winter months in Florida, over the coming years it became established as one of the

Ferrari’s Finali Mondiali returned home to Italy

Tour Auto 2013 – Scrutineering

Cavallino Classic 2013 – Day 3

Preview - Silverstone Classic, 26 - 28 July 2013

Ferrari F40 GT prototype number 6

RM's Amelia Island Auction (300+ images)

The Wednesday is usually the busy day at the Auction tents when the previews for the headline auctions of the big houses are opened to the public. Early in the morning the press preview at Gooding started showing the lots of the two day auction on Saturday and Sunday near the Pebble Beach Lodge as Gooding& Company is the official

The 90th anniversary of the first running of the Le Mans 24 Hour Race in 1923 was marred by the death of the Danish driver Allan Simonsen, who succumbed to injuries received when his Aston Martin Vantage hit the barriers at high speed at the Tertre Rouge corner, on the 3rd lap of the race. He was extricated from the wreck, reportedly conscious, and was rushed to the circuit medical centre, but died shortly afterwards, despite the best efforts of the medical team. At the request of his family, knowing his passion for motor sport, the Aston Martin team continued the race with their remaining four entries. It was a subdued mood throughout the paddock, almost one of disbelief, as apart from being a talented driver, he had been a well liked and popular competitor.

Vernasca Silver Flag 2013 ... “Piccolo bolidi, grandi passioni” (small racers, great passion)

Modena Motorsport Track Days ... Spa

Cavallino Classic 2013 – Day 4

The Goodwood Revival 2013 - First impressions with 72 images

Gooding & Company posted more than $28 million worth of sales, with a 97% sell through rate, with 69 out of 71 lots sold at its annual Amelia Island Auction on Friday, March 8. The vehicles on offer included celebrity-owned classics, like the 1935 Duesenberg Model JN Long Wheelbase Berline owned new by dancer Bill “Bojangles” Robinson,

Monterey Automobile Week ... Day 2 ... Auction Previews (Appetizer)

Well over 80 years ago, back in 1929 the Bugatti Owners Club (BOC) was formed by three enthusiasts in London just a few years after the first Bugatti was delivered to the island. It is not a big surprise that the small and nimble cars with the horseshoe-shaped radiator became very popular in the country of the sportsmen with countless club

Bonhams 16th annual Carmel automotive auction – the longest running sale during the Monterey Peninsula Car Week – was a resounding success with a nearly 90% sale-through rate and nearly $33-million realized.

The double Formula 1 Grand Prix-winning Mercedes-Benz W196 which helped five-time world champion Juan Manuel Fangio to his second drivers' championship in 1954 – to be offered for sale by Bonhams at the Goodwood Festival of Speed on Friday 12th July – has already attracted enquiries from potential buyers on three continents.

Tour Auto 2013 – Day 5 ... Limoges to La Rochelle

International Bugatti Meeting Scotland 2013

Tour Auto 2013 – Day 2 ... Orléans to Vichy

When people talking about American cars they usually think of Detroit being the centre of the American car industry and home of the big names. But this is just a development of the time when mass production and cost efficiency reduced the variety of car manufacturers spread out all over the country to a few remaining names. In the beginning of

Today the final curtain fell on this year’s Goodwood Revival Meeting. Near the end of a long classic car season once more the Revival was one of this year’s highlights with 16 action packed races and lots of atmosphere around the historic race track making this a trip well worth it not just for the petrol heads. Although the weather forecast was not very promising the days before the event, again ten thousands of spectators took the chance to enjoy three wonderful days trackside or in the various attractions around.

Last weekend in May saw this year's Concorso d´Eleganza in the famous gardens of the Villa d´Este and the nearby Villa Erba at the Lake Como. First held in 1929 the original Concours was one of the most important shows for the designers in an era when most of the premium manufacturers delivered rolling chassis to be bodied to the taste of the owner at various independent coachbuilder. Especially the Italian and French names of Touring, Pinin Farina, Zagato, Castagna, Figoni & Falaschi, Franay or Saoutchik but also the in-house design of Mercedes-Benz or Erdmann & Rossi from Berlin could be found in the entry lists of the time showing their latest creations at the glamorous five-star hotel at Como.

The 30th edition of the Classic Motor Show, with new title sponsor Lancaster Insurance, was held over the weekend of 15 – 17 November at Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre. The show, which started with just two halls at its inception in 1984, has grown substantially over the years, to fill eleven halls in 2013, with 82,000 square metres of exhibition space in total. Over the three days, the show attracted around 65,000 visitors to see over 1500 cars and 300 motorcycles, in what is Britain’s largest and most popular classic car show.

The Dino story started on 19 January 1932 when Enzo Ferrari’s wife, Laura, gave birth to their only child, Alfredino, who became known affectionately by the diminutive of his name “Dino”. Unfortunately he was not a strong child, suffering poor health with debilitating muscular dystrophy, eventually dying of nephritis when only 24 years old on

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Tour Auto 2013 Optic 2000 - 150 additional images by Thomas Quitin

C´est fini, this year's Tour Auto Optic 2000 is history. Five days after leaving Paris the remaining of the 250 started teams reached the finish line on the quay of La Rochelle at the Atlantic coast. On their blast through France they covered 2187 kilometre, mastered 12 special stages on small country roads and through the mountains plus 4 appearances at the Circuit du Mans, Magny Cours, Albi and Val de Vienne. There is no other event in the classic car diary that combines the fun of a road rally on the countryside

After the first leg yesterday from Paris to Orléans the second and longest of the 5 days led today from Orléans south to Vichy. The day was dominated by 3 castle visits in the morning and the race at the French Grand Prix Circuit in Magny Cours, representative folly on one side and modern functionality on the other.

Gooding & Company, official auction house of the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance® and acclaimed for selling the world's most significant and valuable collector cars, realized more than $112 million at its Pebble Beach auctions over the weekend. During the two-day sale, Gooding & Company sold 116 of the 127 lots offered, for a 91% sale rate, with an average price per lot of $965,675, and 30 cars sold for over $1,000,000.

Schloß Dyck Classic Days ... to one of the best classic car events in Germany during the summer months

Between 08 March and 30 September 2013, the Museo Ferrari in Maranello is hosting an exhibition titled “Ferrari Supercar Tecnica, Design, Mito” The exhibition focuses on the Ferrari limited production supercars spanning nearly 30 years, which started with the GTO (288) in 1984, continued with the F40 in 1987, then came the F50 in 1995, the Enzo in 2002 and the LaFerrari presented at the Geneva Salon this year. The exhibition also features a number of the limited production models that were the forerunners to the evolution of the supercar series, including the legendary 250 GTO and the 250 LM.

With a lot of different activities on the 4 days in January the Cavallino Classic attracts a diverse audience to the various locations. Starting with the track days most of the visitors are very interested in the old race cars and take the rare opportunity to hear them running at speed. The Concours at Mar-a-Lago on the other side is mainly for the owners of classic cars and their guests who like spending their Sunday in an exclusive private club, the concours at the Breakers is a meeting point for all Ferraristi, historian, restorers and collectors.

Cavallino Classic 2013 - Track Days (288 images)

The organisers of the Silverstone Classic (Powered by the AA) held a Media and Competitors Test Day at the Silverstone Circuit on Wednesday 08 May, to provide an appetiser of what to expect at the track over the weekend of 26 - 28 July. The gathering will feature 24 races over the weekend, spanning eight decades of motor sport, together with a host of off track attractions.

Most Valuable Road Car Ever Sold at Auction ... Gallery with 320 images

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Gooding & Company's 10th Anniversary Pebble Beach Auctions Realizes More Than $112 Million ... Gallery with 320 images

Gooding & Company's Amelia Island Auction (280+ images)

Alfa Romeo Register

Not few people have the impression that modern cars in the time of aerodynamic defaults look very much the same, the brand sometimes just recognizable by the front grill and the badge. In this time it becomes more and more important to define a brand by the image it gained over the years so in the last decades the heritage of the marques became more into focus. It is not a surprise that many manufacturers built new museums in the last years nearby the delivery centre of their new cars to give the proud new owners the feeling to be part of the brands history.

Tour Auto 2013 – Day 4 ... Albi to Limoges

RM Auctions, the world’s largest collector car auction house for investment-quality automobiles, continued its Monterey sale weekend with an incredible record-breaking Saturday auction which saw the star lot, an ultra-rare 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4*S N.A.R.T Spider, smash records and sell for an astounding $27,500,000. This incredible price

The German Ferrari restorer Uwe Meisner and his Modena Motorsport workshop can look back on 30 years in the Ferrari business. Within these years the Ferrari specialists has built up a reputation for restoring race ready sports and formula cars and to give the owners of these cars the opportunity to enjoy them the way they were intended for

Last week we reported on the Centenary Celebration of Aston Martin in Kensington Gardens and as mentioned there this was just the conclusion of a variety of events celebrating the jubilee of the marque. Already 2 week earlier, on the first weekend in July the sporty part of the festivities was held at the Brands Hatch race park about 20 miles south-east of London.  Again the Aston Martin Owners Club in association with the factory was responsible for the race meeting with 10 races on the two days both

Concorso d´Eleganza Villa d´Este 2013 ... Car by Car

“Ferrari Supercar Tecnica, Design, Mito” Exhibition, Museo Ferrari

Aston Martin Centenary Race Meeting

Cavallino Classic 2013 – Evening Receptions (56 images)

Schloß Bensberg Classics ... 1939 Talbot-Lago T120 Cabriolet named Best of Show

Rekord ... 77.000 Besucher auf der Retro Classics 2013

This year’s Cavallino Classic was held over the last weekend in January, the “main event” with the concours at the 5 star grand hotel on Saturday. More than 20 years ago the first meeting was organized by the American Ferrari magazine “Cavallino” during the sunny winter months in Florida, over the coming years it became established as one of the

Every year the small village of Castell´Arquato and the road up the hill to Vernasca are setting for the Vernasca Silver Flag. The traditional hill climb was part of the Italian hill climb championship in the 1950s and 1960s before reappearing in the mid-nineties as a historic car event. Now in its 18th edition this weekend became a fixed date in the classic car calendar for those who love to drive their cars rather than just show them and although growing over all these years the event kept an character that was described by a

Monterey Automobile Week ... Day 6 ... Pebble Beach (Appetizer)

The inaugural Motor Gallery exhibition was held at the Modena Fiera over the weekend of 25-26 May 2013, attracting a wide variety of Italian cars and motorcycles, with a number of rarities, to the three halls, spanning 28,000 square metres, of the exhibition complex occupied by the show. In the “Terra di Motori” (Land of Motors), as the area is known, it was fitting that the exhibition concentrated solely on Italian made vehicles, and featured examples from well known local collections like Pannini, Righini and Stanguellini.

The 30th edition of the Classic Motor Show, with new title sponsor Lancaster Insurance

Ferrari Dino 196 S offered by DK ... nice video ... great sound

The Retromobile attracted visitors and collectors from all over the world

On the first weekend in August the 8th edition of the annual Schloß Dyck Classic Days were held in perfect sunshine with temperatures above 30 degree Celsius. Sir Stirling Moss (honoured guest of last year's event) described it best being a German version of the both Goodwood events and although these are big footsteps to walk in the Classic Days indeed share many ideas with its British counterpart without copying them but creating an own atmosphere.

Aston Martin Centenary Celebration 2013

After three years in Spain, Ferrari’s Finali Mondiali returned home to Italy, and the Mugello circuit in the picturesque Tuscan hill country to the North of Florence. The gathering featured the final rounds of the worldwide 458 Challenge Series, F1 Clienti and XX Programme track activity, together with Corse Clienti laps and free laps for clients on the Sunday afternoon. The activity started on Wednesday 06 November with free practice sessions for the 458 Challenge participants, many of whom had come from the Pacific

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