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Princess Diana much-loved Ford Escort for sale with Silverstone Auctions

This historic black Ford Escort RS Turbo, driven by Diana, the Princess of Wales from 23rd August 1985 to 1st May 1988, is in superb concours standard condition with just 24,961 miles on the clock and goes on sale with Silverstone Auctions on August 27th at ‘No Reserve’ and...

2022 Hagerty Festival of the Unexceptional champion: 1994 Vauxhall Astra Merit 1.4

The Hagerty Festival of the Unexceptional enjoyed sell-out success at Grimsthorpe Castle on Saturday, with record attendance and hundreds of unexceptional cars on display. Hagerty created the first Festival of the Unexceptional in 2014 as a celebration of long-forgotten everyday family cars from 1968-1989, now fondly known as the ‘Unexceptional Era’....

Awesome McLarens join Beaulieu Supercar Weekend

Families and supercar enthusiasts alike will be in their element at Beaulieu, with special displays bringing jaw-dropping cars together for a packed weekend show that everyone will enjoy. Beaulieu Supercar Weekend takes place on 6th and 7th August. From McLarens, Aston Martins, Ferraris and more, to all manner of club displays...

Silverstone Auctions launches ‘Dawn of Motoring Sale’

Silverstone Auctions launches an entirely new auction to the sales calendar. The Dawn of Motoring Sale will take place at The Lygon Arms on Friday 5th August. The Dawn of Motoring Sale will feature select items of memorabilia and pre-war motor cars celebrating the earliest years of engineering development through...

Switch Live – a new interactive feature at The Classic

Next month The Classic will celebrate motoring past, present and future at Silverstone, the home of the British Grand Prix. Festival-goers attending the world’s biggest retro racing festival will not only be treated to unrivalled grids of legendary cars from motor sport’s greatest eras plus huge displays of much-loved evocative...

North Yorkshire set for summer Autograss bonanza

North Yorkshire is gearing up for one of the biggest events on the Autograss calendar when the Yorkshire Dales Autograss Club hosts the H&T Trailers Men’s National Autograss Championships next weekend, (July 30/31st). The permanent track at Thornborough, seven miles south of Bedale near West Tanfield and just three miles from...

Sunshine adds sparkle to new summer run

Royal Automobile Club’s latest innovation is the perfect curtain-raiser for November’s annual London to Brighton celebration. Staged in glorious sunshine, predominantly on the leafy lanes of rural Surrey, the inaugural Summer Run (Thursday 21 July) has been hailed as a major success by the Royal Automobile Club, organisers of the world famous RM...

Maurice Gibb owned 1973 Rolls-Royce goes on sale with Silverstone Auctions

The next Silverstone Classics Auction on August 27 will not be short of glamorous cars and none more so than this beautiful classic 1973 Rolls-Royce Corniche owned for three decades by Maurice Gibb of Bee Gees fame and his family. Arwel Richards of Silverstone Auctions, who consigned the car, comments:...

Rare coach-built Lagonda to make first UK appearance at Salon Privé

After more than six decades spent overseas, a rare example of one of Britain’s fastest and most exclusive pre-war cars has returned to the UK, and will make its first public appearance at Salon Privé’s Concours d’Elégance next month. The 1939 Lagonda V12 Rapide Drophead was one of just 17...

Festival of the Unexceptional welcomes Richard Hammond and The Smallest Cog team

The 8th Concours de l’Ordinaire promises to be bigger and better this year, with a just-announced appearance from Richard Hammond and The Smallest Cog team. Richard Hammond needs little introduction as the star of many TV shows including Top Gear and The Grand Tour along with Jeremy Clarkson and James May....
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