Concept Carz Home
 Automotive NewsArrow PictureWHAT'S YOUR INTERNATIONAL HISTORIC CAR OF THE YEAR? 
WHAT'S YOUR INTERNATIONAL HISTORIC CAR OF THE YEAR?AddThis Social Bookmark Button
Company press release.

WHAT'S YOUR INTERNATIONAL HISTORIC CAR OF THE YEAR?  Voting is now open in the Car of the Year category in the International Historic Motoring Awards, in association with EFG International and Octane magazine. To have your say in what should be celebrated in 2012, visit the Car of the Year page on www.historicmotoringawards.com and cast your vote by the closing date of November 9th.

In 2011 the magnificent Porsche Type 64 Rekordwagen belonging to the Prototyp Museum in Hamburg scooped the award and, for 2012, six headline-making cars (or, in one, case, group of cars) have been selected as finalists. They are:

Birkin Bentley

Sir Henry 'Tim' Birkin's 1931 4 ½ Litre Supercharged Bentley set the Outer Circuit record of 137.96mph at Brooklands in 1932, a truly hair-raising feat. Following the death of its owner, legendary watchmaker George Daniels, the car was sold this year by Bonhams for £5 million; a world record for a British car.

Round door Rolls-Royce

The magnificently outrageous 1925 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Jonckheere Coupé, known simply as the Round Door Rolls-Royce, must be one of the most dramatically-bodied cars of all time. Looked after by Los Angeles' Petersen Automotive Museum, it was a star of the 2012 Windsor Castle Concours of Elegance.

The Swan car

Of all the over-the-top machinery at Pebble Beach this year, none was more outlandish than the 1910 Brooke Swan Car (and matching 'Cygnet') from the Louwman Museum in the Netherlands. It was commissioned by Calcutta eccentric Robert Nicholl 'Scotty' Matthewson – apparently he quite liked swans…

The Silver Arrows

The fabulous Silver Arrows pre-war racing cars from Mercedes-Benz and Auto Union (now Audi) that dominated motor racing before WW2 were reunited at the 2012 Goodwood Revival Meeting, where they wowed the crowds with spine-tingling demonstration lap; their first time together for decades.

1938 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B

Beautifully understated and elegant, this Alfa Romeo is one of just six closed 2900Bs. It was exported to the USA in 1947 and won the first street race at Watkins Glen. It won Best of Show at Pebble Beach in 2008, the Coppa d'Oro Villa d'Este in 2009, and Best of Show at the Windsor Castle Concours of Elegance in 2012.

1924 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost

This car played a part in the birth of a nation. On August 14th 1947, loaned by its owner, HH The Nawab of Bahawalpur, it transported the founder of Pakistan, Quaid e Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, and the last Viceroy of India, Lord Louis Mountbatten, to the Sindh Assembly Building in Karachi to formally announce the creation of Pakistan. The appearance of this car at the 2012 Kuwait Concours was the first time it had left Pakistan – a significant political and cultural achievement.

The winners of the International Historic Motoring Awards 2012 will be announced at a gala dinner hosted by Derek Bell in London on Thursday, 29th November at the splendid St Pancras Renaissance Hotel. Tickets for what has already become a highlight of the international historic motoring calendar cost £180 per person and can be bought from www.historicmotoringawards.com.

   Recent Articles
‘Stars & Cars' in Stuttgart – celebrate the ‘best'

•On Saturday, 29th November 2014, Mercedes-Benz intends to mark the end of the exceptional sporting year that was 2014

•MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Silver Arrows works team heads to Stuttgart as 2014 Formula 1 Constructors' World Champions

•MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula 1 drivers Lewis Hamilton & Nico Rosberg, plus all seven Mercedes-Benz DTM drivers will attend the event

•Demo drives of current and classic racing cars

•Autograph signings, interviews & fan 'happenings' in and around the M....
LAMBORGHINI, IMSA EXTEND PARTNERSHIP THROUGH 2018; 2015 BLANCPAIN SUPER TROFEO NORTH AMERICA SCHEDULE RELEASED

SANT'AGATA BOLOGNESE, Italy (Oct. 10, 2014) - Automobili Lamborghini and the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) have extended their partnership for the next four years, with the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo North America championship being contested under IMSA sanction through the 2018 season.

As part of the extended partnership, the 2015 Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo North America event calendar was unveiled. The schedule features 10 rounds at five venues at some....
C IS FOR CADILLAC: $1.1 MILLION V-16 ROADSTER LEADS RM'S STRONGEST PERFORMANCE IN HERSHEY

• RM Auctions posts record results in Hershey, with more than $14 million in sales and 93 percent of all lots sold
• Top seller: highlighting the unique A-to-Z Collection, John Moir Jr.'s 1930 Cadillac V-16 Roadster achieves an incredible $1,100,000
• The quality of the Jeffrey Day Collection also shines, bringing strong prices for finely restored Fords
• Full results available online at www.rmauctions.com

HERSHEY, Pennsylvania (October 11, 2014) – RM Auctions, the world's largest collect....
POVOLEDO, LEWIS DRIVE TO THIRD VICTORY; MACHAVERN WINS AMATEUR CLASS TO HELP MITCHUM TAKE TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP

BRASELTON, Ga. (Oct. 3, 2014) -Corey Lewis and Aaron Povoledo picked up their third victory of the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo North America season, while Dillon Machavern clinched his first Amateur Class championship to propel Mitchum Motorsports to its first Team Championship Friday, Oct. 3 at Road Atlanta.

Machavern finished second to clinch the Amateur title in the No. 46 Mitchum Motorsports entry representing Lamborghini Chicago. That result, combined with his overall victo....
NISSAN TEAMS LOOK TO END CTSCC SEASON ON A HIGH NOTE AT ROAD ATLANTA

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Doran Racing has been a strong contender throughout the 2014 IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge (CTSCC) season, a series of 12 races that began in late January and will come to a close Friday at Road Atlanta's 2.54-mile, 12-turn road course.

Doran Racing's Brad Jaeger is fifth in the Grand Sport driver's championship standings heading into Friday's 2.5-hour race that starts at 1:15 p.m. ET. Doran Racing is also in fifth among manufacturers, just two points ou....
LONE STAR LE MANS RACE REPORT

09/21/2014 - Austin, Texas

Circuit: Circuit of the Americas (3.4-mile road course) Austin, Texas
2013 winners: Klaus Graf / Lucas Luhr Muscle Milk Pickett Racing HPD-ARX-03c Honda
Weather: Early-race light rain, hot, humid, 85 degrees F

OAK Racing Duo Produce Podium Finish for Honda at Circuit of the Americas
◾Alex Brundle, Gustavo Yacaman take fight for victory to the checkers
◾Debut TUDOR United SportsCar Championship race for Honda-powered Ligier
◾Extreme Speed Motors....
WEC 6 HOURS OF THE CIRCUIT OF THE AMERICAS

09/22/2014
Circuit: Circuit of the Americas (3.4-mile road course) Austin, Texas
Weather: Partly sunny, humid, 84-degrees at race start; heavy rain at 90-minute mark resulting in 55-minute red flag; remainder of race overcast, humid, warm, 79 degrees

Honda Propels Extreme Speed Motorsports to Podium WEC Result
◾Race-winning HPD-Honda team makes World Endurance Championship debut
◾Third-place LMP2 result for HPD ARX-03b Honda at the Circuit of the Americas
◾Team to run two cars at ....
2015 Cadillac Escalade HPE550
2015 Cadillac Escalade HPE550  
2015 Chevrolet Silverado Reaper
2015 Chevrolet Silverado Reaper  
2015 Ford Mustang
2015 Ford Mustang  2015 Ford Mustang  2015 Ford Mustang  
2015 Jaguar XE
2015 Jaguar XE  2015 Jaguar XE  2015 Jaguar XE  2015 Jaguar XE  2015 Jaguar XE  
2015 Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR
2015 Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR  2015 Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR  2015 Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR  2015 Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR  2015 Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR  
2014 Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse Rembrandt
2014 Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse Rembrandt  2014 Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse Rembrandt  2014 Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse Rembrandt  2014 Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse Rembrandt  2014 Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse Rembrandt  
2014 Caterham Seven 620R
2014 Caterham Seven 620R  2014 Caterham Seven 620R  2014 Caterham Seven 620R  2014 Caterham Seven 620R  2014 Caterham Seven 620R  
2014 Chevrolet HPE700 Corvette
2014 Chevrolet HPE700 Corvette  2014 Chevrolet HPE700 Corvette  
2014 Chevrolet Silverado
2014 Chevrolet Silverado  2014 Chevrolet Silverado  2014 Chevrolet Silverado  2014 Chevrolet Silverado  
2014 Ferrari LaFerrari
2014 Ferrari LaFerrari  2014 Ferrari LaFerrari  2014 Ferrari LaFerrari  2014 Ferrari LaFerrari  2014 Ferrari LaFerrari