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The annual Bentley Drivers Club meeting at Silverstone at the beginning of August was held round the short and fast national circuit layout. What is billed as the World’s biggest classic motor racing festival broke records again with over 100,000 visitors attending Silverstone over the three days of the Silverstone Classic meeting. In the heart of England, near Droitwich and just off the M5 motorway, Chateau Impney is ideally located to host an historic motorsport event in the grounds of the hotel which is designed like a grand French Chateau. The Midland Automobile Club (MAC) had organised a really special Classic Nostalgia meeting this year, at their home venue of Shelsley Walsh. The Teme Valley echoed to the sound of a V16 Audi as it roared up the hill in tribute to Hans Stuck, who drove the original car at this venue in 1936. The Masters Festival arrived for it’s annual meeting round the sweeping Donington Park full Grand Prix circuit. Over the last nine years, The Cholmondeley pageant of Power has continued to evolve in to one of the North of England's premier historic motorsport events and this year the name changed to Cholmondeley Power and Speed which to reflect the nature of the event. For the tenth anniversary of the Bugatti Owners Clubs celebration of all things French, La Vie en Bleu, they decided to make a change and add La Vita Rossa to celebrate all things Italian as well. Taking advantage of a visit to Italy, especially in the Modena area, it was impossible to avoid visiting the Museo Casa Enzo Ferrari, opened in Modena last few years. Last weekend was held on the shores of Lake Como, one of the most prestigious Concours d'Elegance reserved for classic cars. A sunny, bright but cold start to the month of May saw the centre of England turned in to a very expensive vintage car par, as the Vintage Sports Car Club (VSCC) arrived at Curborough, near Lichfield, for their annual Speed Trials. The Vintage Sports Car Club (VSCC) had a Royal visitor to their season opening race meeting on the national Silverstone circuit. The 110 crews faced rain, hail, sleet and snow as they journeyed from the starting line at Leicestershire’s Belvoir Castle, driving around 700 miles through Lincolnshire, Yorkshire, Northumberland, and into Scotland for the Gleneagles finale.... Follow here all the 25th edition of the French mythic Tour Auto Optic 2000
The World's Greatest Classic Car Show The first Bromyard Speed Festival took place at the beginning of April and was a great success. Now in it’s third year, the Restoration & Classic Car Show drew over 20,000 people to the National Exhibition Centre over the weekend the 5th and 6th March 2016. Billed as Europe’s Premier Winter Classic Motorsport show, Race Retro continues it’s tradition of combining indoor static displays from the world of historic motorsport and its outside live action Rally Stage demonstration. Well the New Year has arrived and what better way to celebrate the start of 2016 than to attend a huge car meet with hundreds of vintage and classic cars. Previously known as the Heritage Motor Centre, the new British Motor Museum at Gaydon opened to the public on Saturday 13fn February 2016, following a £1.1 million refit. It is located near Warwick and Stratford upon Avon in the heart of England. The Franschhoek Motor Museum offers visitors a special opportunity to look back at more than 100 years of motoring history with its unique and exciting collection of vehicles, motorcycles, bicycles and memorabilia in the magnificent setting of L’Ormarins. Across the length and breadth of Southern Africa, only one place can adequately portray the evolution of the automobile, The Franschhoek Motor Museum. The Vintage Sports Car Club’s early start to the track action year is the annual Pomeroy Trophy meeting at Silverstone. From the 30th of September till the 2nd of October, the Belgian watch brand Raidillon organizes the 4th edition of the Raidillon Rally on a three days basis - two nights - to enjoy the roads of the Rally Raidillon driving your own classic car
while contributing to the association la Tête Hors de l'Eau.
The annual Classic Motor Show at the NEC, in the heart of England, near Birmingham, continues to grow each year. The final competitive event of the Vintage Sports Car Club for 2015 was the Winter Driving Tests, held at Bicester Heritage in the heart of England. The ClassicCarPassion.com team wishes you its best wishes for an excellent classic car year 2016! From 8 to 10 october 2015, the Zoute Rally travelled through Flanders of Belgium and in Holland. 160 participants in various categories. For the first time in Belgium, the event took place in the Heysel exhibition center beginning of november. Now in it’s third year, Pistons and Props continues to celebrate cars and aircraft in its own unique way. The very large static car club displays had a wide range of vehicles gleaming in the late summer sun. After nearly loosing Mallory Park as a racing circuit a couple of years ago due to noise complaints by new locals in the nearby village, the Vintage Sports Car Club returned to this historic short circuit in Leicestershire for its summer race meeting. It was a cold and dull day that dawned at Silverstone in the middle of October, when the Historic Sports Car Club ran their Finals Historic Race Meeting From 7 to 19 october, China will be the center of our attention as the Classic Car Challenge China is organizing its 5th edition, and the drivers team (Frederic Goblet et Denis De Wagheneire) of your favorite website have been asked to participate in order to bring back their experience to Europe and share their unforgettable memories... 650 historic race cars and Bruno was there... All the pictures from the sales available here. the week end of 11 september was one of the best ever...watch here why with Bruno Dugauquier delivering amazing shots of the event. Spa Six Hours Endurance, the event where the British are dreaming off ! More then 650 cars drove to the Belgian Ardennes ! Les courses historiques de Laguna Seca avaient lieu le week-end de 15 et 16 aout dernier, un week-end déjà fort chargé et heureusement qu’il y avait, le w-e précédent, une pré-réunion pour vous donner un aperçu presque complet du plateau. Once each year in August about 200 of the most prized collector cars and motorcycles in the world roll onto the fairway of what is often called the best finishing hole in golf — the famed eighteenth at Pebble Beach Golf Links. Tire meets turf and transformation occurs: the stage is set for one of the most competitive events in the automotive world. The occasion is the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.
Three other auctions were held in downtown Monterey from 13 to 15 August, a few images of Rick Cole pre-views in Marriott Hotel Monterey, Russo & Steele Auctions Fisherman Warf and Mecum Auctions at the Hyatt Regency Hotel Spa Monterey. It was at the Pebble Beach Equestrian Center which had been held on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 August, the auctions of the California house Gooding & Co, with again some nice surprises. 25 exceptional cars for ‘The Pinnacle Porfolio’… 46.738.000 $ and 90 % sold The weekend of August 15 is usually marked by the attendance of Elegance Concours in Pebble Beach, California, and it has been for over 60 years. Over the years, satellites events have been created, enjoying the fame of the contest to attract car enthusiasts prestige and classic cars. This year ended with the holding of the international meeting of the Ferrari Club of America organized every ten years by the section 'Pacific' club. Here is a brief reminder of visited events. The 25th Anniversary Silverstone Classic attracted a record crowd of over 100,000 people during the 3 day event in England. Düsseldorf The annual Nostalgia weekend at Shelsley Walsh this year was three celebrations all rolled in to one event. The 2015 Royal Automobile Club 1000 mile Trial, organised by the Historic Endurance Rallying Organisation (HERO), started from the Royal Automobile Club’s country home at Woodcote Park in Epson to a drizzly start. The forty one car entry headed to Hook near Hampshire for the first overnight stop. This years Masters Festival at Donington Park seemed to be a slightly low key event compared to previous years.Having said that, there was a new race on the programme, the Masters Four Hour race for GT cars, which saw four Ford GT40s at the head of the 30 car field at the start. Now in its eighth year, the Cholmodeley Pageant of Power continues to fly high on track, the water and in the air. On 26 June, the Bonhams organized an auction of vintage cars in the 'Festival of Speed' Goodwood. Some exceptional and rare pieces would stand out 90 cars for sale. the Goodwood Festival of Speed welcomes over 20 years now, a contest sponsored by Elegance 'Cartier' known and recognized the world of luxury and elegance.
It is with great pleasure that we announce the next edition of the great China Classic Car Challenge from 7 to 19 October 2015! Subscribe and drive with the crew of ClassicCarPassion.com! Un premier mai à Cassel, une journée mémorable et une ambiance unique...."Comme d'habitude, monsieur Pund of the Galerie des Damiers invites his friends on the first of may (Labour Day holiday) for a picnic at his house in Cassel." After the exhibition and the parade in Villa d’Este on Saturday and the
parade in Villa Erba on a sunny Sunday the results for Vintage Cars and
public referendum for modern “Concept Cars” of the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2015 are here.... One of the best world show in pictures... The Historic Sports Car Club (HSCC) ran the International Trophy meeting over the full Silverstone Grand Prix course. The annual Vintage gathering at Curborough, near Lichfield, took place over the May Bank Holiday weekend. The track is fairly short in length, but has a nice mixture of fast corners and tight tricky bends, plus a nice long straight to really open up the throttles of these vintage racers. The Bank Holiday weekend was very busy in the UK for car events. One of the more scenic venues was the Chateau Impney Hotel at Droitwich in Worcestershire. The May Day Bank Holiday weekend saw the fifth running of the Donington Historic Festival, now spread over the 3 days of the holiday weekend. 3rd edition on the revival Amazing pictures from Guillaume Tassart The success of the first edition made this second edition even more special. The idea was to offer the same highlights as the first edition but taking new and even more remote roads within the country. Billed as Europe’s premier winter classic motorsport show, Race Retro was held at Stoneleigh Park, near Coventry, in the heart of England over the weekend of 20th to 22nd of February. The Vintage Sports Car Club owners in the UK do not believe in putting their vintage cars in museums or just on static display, they believe in using and enjoying them in action. The Vintage Sports Car Club (VSCC) held their annual start of track season Pomeroy trophy meeting at Silverstone on Saturday 21st February 2015. « Private Collection Baillon » for sale friday 6 february during
Rétromobile Paris. Steven Vandeputte went to Maastricht and came back with fantastic pictures about this event. 35th birthday for the Belgian event Last december, the exhibition of 100 years of Aston Martin at the Belgium Autoworld Museum by Bruno Dugauquier December....in Essen by Steven New Years day saw a very large crowd of vintage and classic cars decent on to the town of Stoney Stratford, near Milton Keynes, in the heart of England. Despite being home to thousands of classic car owners, enthusiasts and collectors, London didn't have an event celebrating the world of classic cars. That has changed now... Article and pictures of the famous Classic Cars Challenge China 2014 The Classic Rally Association annual Rally of the Tests is a celebration of the original RAC Rally of Great Britain for classic rally cars from the 1950s and 60s. Billed as the UK’s Biggest and Best Classic Motor Show, this years event certainly didn’t disappoint. The Vintage Sports Car Club hold several Trials during the year and end the season with the Cotswold Trial. Prescott Speed Hill Climb hosted its annual Autumn Classic event at the beginning of October. The event is billed as Spills, Chills and Hot Rod thrills with an American theme for the weekend. Goodwood Revival is an action-packed weekend of historic motor racing, period theatre, excellent music and much more for all the family. The second running of Pistons and Props at the Sywell Aerodrome in Northamptonshire, England was a much bigger and better event, with more car clubs attending and a special aerial tribute to the Great War of a century ago. Le « Tour d’Elégance » organized by Rolex The 29th "Concorso Italiano" @ Black Horse Golf Course de Seaside last august A compilation of pictures of this world record auction Of the 21 multi-million-dollar lots sold over RM Auctions' two-day Monterey event, the top six were Ferraris while the top four were members of the vaunted 275 family. In total, 13 of the 21 seven- and eight-figure entries bore the yellow shield and prancing horse of the Scuderia. For ten days each August, connoisseurs and enthusiasts from around the world converge on the Monterey Peninsula to celebrate the ultimate in automotive design, engineering and camaraderie among fellow aficionados. Carmel-by-the-Sea's whimsical architecture, inspired by Arthur Rackham's illustrations for children's fairy tales, will provide a unique setting for the CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA CONCOURS ON THE AVENUE. This is the latest addition to the prestigious group of events that make up the area's internationally known Monterey Peninsula ten-day collector car gathering, celebrating the finest in automotive design and engineering. Carmel-by-the-Sea's world-famous Ocean Avenue will be closed to traffic and eighteen blocks of downtown will be filled with collector cars and related motorized fun Total of 106.004.800$ achieved at Gooding & Co at the Equestrian Center of Pebble Beach. Two separate contests are organised: one for the clubs, the other for the Le Mans Heritage Club.
Both are registered on the calendar of the French and International federations (FFVE and FIVA).
Selection criteria differ depending on contest concerned; Clubs or Le Mans Heritage Club. The Club Contest is open to all clubs present at Le Mans Classic on themes announced beforehand.
The Le Mans Heritage Club contest will favour the technology of the cars, put into period, and their prize lists.
A week full of emotion on the west coast 150 cars the 19th may in Belgium for this wonderful rally The Vintage Sports Car Club celebrated its 80th anniversary in 2014 with a week of celebrations at the beginning of August. In 1900, the Automobile Club (Now the RAC) organised the first 1000 mile Trial to circle the UK in order the show the people that the new ‘Motor Car’ was a viable commercial success and was reliable.... After 3 very successful days of the Silverstone Classic event, which saw record crowds attend, the event closed with a shadow cast over it by the terrible accident which claimed the life of Denis Welch. This year was the 65th consecutive year at the famous Northamptonshire circuit and is the largest annual gathering of Bentleys during the year. To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the start of the Great War and the role played by Rolls-Royce in the early months of the conflict, the English club 'host club' organizes this summer on a tour of the battlefields of Belgium and Northern France The Midland Automobile club had a perfect day for their annual Classic Nostalgia meeting at the historic Shelsley Walsh hill climb. Just two weeks after the gorgeous weather at Shelsley Walsh, it was rain and an overcast sky which greeted the Vintage Sports Car Club members to Donington park. A glorious summers day swept across the Worcestershire countryside as competitors arrived at Shelsley Walsh for their annual hill climb meeting at the beginning of July. The annual Pageant of Power in the grounds of Cholmondeley Castle provided the usual mix of action on land, water and air, plus all the static exhibitions, trade stands and car club displays. The Dutch museum, now one of the largest private car collections in the world and this since 2010 in The Hague, designed by American architect Michael Graves. The world-renowned collection consists of more than 200 significant vehicles from the automotive history. Temporary exhibitions are held on a regular basis as the latest on the world famous Italian Martini & Rossi distillery since 1968 Martini drink promoted by sponsoring various teams in different branches of motorsport. Martini iconic colors where diplayed on 16 cars to be admired at the Martini Racing exhibition which ran from February 19 to May 4. Collect fifty Bugatti Grand Prix, was the challenge launched by the Bugatti Club de France to celebrate 90 years of racing car Molsheim. The annual ‘French weekend’ at Prescott Hill Climb course, organised by the Bugatti Owners Club, took place over the weekend of the 24th and 25th May 2014. This year, organizers Christophe Pund, Joost Bert & Pierre Adyns held a rally charm around Cassel and Kortrijk.
Inspired by Goodwood Revival, they decided to build vintage outfit for their traditional annual gathering.
A very friendly theme "Luncheon on the Grass" after a roadbook domain Guldenspoor in Kortrijk, the afternoon is dedicated to exchanges between participants. Now in its fourth year, The Donington Historic Festival is a well established event in the Historic motor sport scene. This year the event was extended to three days, now taking in the May day bank holiday Monday as well as the normal weekend. It attracted over 400 classic racing cars that competed in 18 different races over the three days. e 4e editie van Spa-Classic, die plaatsvond van 16 tot 18 mei, kende heel wat succes bij het publiek. Organisator Peter Auto mocht zich verheugen in een betekenisvolle stijging met meer dan 15.000 bezoekers dit jaar. Organised by the Historic and Sports car Club (HSCC), this was the fifth time the club had run this meeting over the full Silverstone Grand Prix circuit. The first Vintage Sports Car Club Speed Trials were held at Curborough in 1964, so this years event marked the 50th anniversary This oldtimer enthusiast has done more than 3000 pictures during the restoration of his old engine and he made this amazing video The Endurance Rally Association started the 6th Flying Scotsman rally this year from the West Midlands, from near to Birmingham airport before heading north to the finish in Scotland. Despite heading further north for this year’s Flying Scotsman Rally, it was a team from the south of the UK that went on to win the three-day 600-mile event, after a ferocious battle for the lead.... An interesting gathering for Belgium passionates The ‘Pom’ is the Vintage Sports Car Clubs start to the track season each year. The event consists of a series of tests where any road car is able to compete on an equal footing using a complex handicap formula. Race Retro is billed as Europe’s premier Winter Classic motorsport show. Held at Stoneleigh Park, Coventry in England. amazing pictures from Ben Kwanten The Endurance Rally Association’s inaugural Rally Cape Horn reached its climax on December 4th as the cars past the finish line in Ushuaia, Argentina