The Salon Prive – Woodstock, England – September 2016

salon prive

This will be a 3-day event, well catered to the very wealthy (I believe), plus about 80 supercars and 5,000 guest….

Salon Prive’s three-day format returns in 2016, commencing with the Chubb Insurance Concours d’Elegance Judging Day on Thursday 1st September. The celebrations continue with the Boodles Ladies’ Day on Friday 2nd September along with the Salon Prive Sale, before the Salon Prive Supercar Show finale on Saturday 3rd September.


A beautifully restored vintage Ferrari 225E


There is a little bit of racing history that this sports car made in its youth…..

A 1952 Ferrari 225E, chassis 0178, was recently restored after two years of work by the Ferrari Classiche department in Maranello, Italy. The project was a great challenge for Classiche as the car, which belongs to an Argentinean collector, arrived at the Ferrari factory in a terrible state of repair, having been partially destroyed in a fire.


Vintage Sports Cars Auction scheduled – Amelia Island


This auction is getting closer and closer – on March 10th, 2016….

The Bonhams Amelia Island 2016 Auction will be held Thursday, March 10 at the Fernandina Beach Golf Club on Amelia Island, Florida. More than 80 automobiles will be offered at Bonhams’ 2nd annual sale held during the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance Week, in addition to selected automobilia.


New life for a Jaguar E-Type

new life for jaguar

This restoration had to have cost a small fortune, judging from the picture when it was found….

The car was the 15th right-hand-drive, fixed-head-coupé to leave the production line in 1961 and was put on display at Glasgow’s Kelvin Hall for that year’s Scottish Motor Show. After its flirtation with fame it disappeared into private ownership, before eventually being discovered by CMC lying in a garden in Cernay, France three years ago.

Buying new tires for your car or sports car – things to consider

new tires

Whether buying for your sports car or your family car, tips on what to look for is helpful…..

Replacing your car’s tyres need not be an intimidating ordeal if you’ve done your research and you understand your car, your driving conditions and of course your budget. Familiarise yourself with the various types of sellers: original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), online sellers and small local operators to see how their offerings fit into your requirements.

Warning: Some very fundamental winter driving skills

winter driving skills

There are 5 lessons to be learned in this article about driving on an icy race track, but, these lessons can be used on an icy road as well….

You don’t need a Porsche, you don’t need all-wheel drive and you don’t need to be a championship-winning driver. Here are five lessons taken from the ice-racing track that you can use on the street this winter.

Classics Never Go Out of Style

classic style

It may be a classic, but according the article, the owner has made some changes…..

What we have here is, arguably, the best front wheel drive sports car ever made.  Perhaps one of the best sports cars to come out of Japan in the late nineties.  It was light, it was agile, it made 197 horsepower from 1.8 liters.  It was the thing of legends: a giant slayer made by the same people who made humble econoboxes.  From 1997-2001, skipping 1999 entirely for some reason, Honda sent a little over 3800 of these glorious cars over here.  And my friend Jeff has one, and has had one as long as I’ve known him.

Syracuse Nationals 2015


Since these are no longer real factory classic cars, I thought the sporty look after modification would qualify them – anyway, they are really attractive automobiles….

 July in upstate NY means Syracuse Nationals car show at the NY State Fairgrounds in Syracuse, NY. This show has become the biggest car show in the north east, with nearly 8000 entries gracing the huge fairgrounds.

Restoring a classic or sports car


The classic car restoration tips provided in this article by Mike and EDD can be used, I am sure, to restore a classic sports car, they are fairly general…..

“Restoring a classic car can be a hugely challenging task, so the presenters behind the Discovery Channel’s hit TV show Wheeler Dealers have released their top five tips to get a used car back on the road to mark the launch of their new series and a new Haynes Manual.”

Automatic Car Washes Damage Car


Maybe not – read how so in this article…..

“In fact, automatic car washes can be safer for your car’s finish than washing your car yourself because do-it-yourselfers sometimes don’t use enough water to safely remove dirt; or they wash the car in direct sunlight — which can burn spots in the paint. Or they use the wrong type of soap — such as dishwashing detergent, which removes protective wax and leaves a chalky residue on the finish. Or any one of several common mistakes can end up doing more harm than good.”