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|•Iconic Bentley Blowers ready for great Mille Miglia adventure •Bentley Continental W12 and V8 models join historic cars in Italy (Crewe, England & Brescia, Italy. 16 May, 2012) W.O. Bentley's gift for creating cars that combined the speed of a thoroughbred racing machine with an enviable reputation for strength and comfort, allowing them to effortlessly cover hundreds of miles, is set to be underlined once again at the 2012 Mille Miglia when two 4½ litre Bentley Blowers take on the classic 1,000 mile endurance test. Despite having a combined age of over 160 years, the Bentley Blowers are showing no signs of slowing down. The 4½ litre Supercharged 'Birkin Blower' – raced extensively by the legendary Le Mans winner and Bentley Boy Tim Birkin – has already successfully completed the Mille Miglia in 2005 and 2011. The Birkin's companion car is one of 50 Blowers built for road use and still appears at Bentley events around the world. It started life in 1930 as one of the company's first showroom demonstrators and is still performing its fair share of 'test drives' eight decades later. Rolf Frech, Bentley's Member of the Board for Engineering, who is leading the Bentley team at the Mille Miglia comments: 'It is a privilege for the team to drive these remarkable cars at the Mille Miglia as they embody so many of the qualities that set Bentley apart from other marques and W.O. Bentley's brilliance as an engineer. We look forward to driving another thousand miles and setting a decent pace in the true Bentley tradition.' A 1954 company-owned R-Type Continental has also made the journey from England to Italy. Widely regarded as one of the most elegant cars to have sported Bentley's distinctive 'Winged B' emblem, the R-Type was also the world's fastest four seat luxury saloon when it was launched in 1952 (delivering a top speed of 115mph) and this year marks the car's 60th Anniversary. The best of Bentley's motoring past will be accompanied across Italy by two modern Crewe-built cars – the 6.0 litre W12 Continental GT coupe and the recently launched 4.0 litre V8 GTC convertible – which are playing a pivotal role in cementing Bentley's position as one of the world's leading luxury carmakers. Combining exhilarating levels of performance with all the advantages of a highly sophisticated all-wheel drive system as well as luxurious, handcrafted cabins, today's Bentley Continentals uphold the marque's reputation for building cars that can cover great distances quickly and with supreme ease. Bentley's newly introduced 4.0 litre V8 engine delivers maximum power of 500 bhp (507 PS / 373 Kw) at 6000 rev/min and an extraordinary peak torque of 660 Nm (487 lb ft) which is available across virtually the entire rev range from 1700 to 5000 rev/min, providing exhilarating performance and effortless power delivery in the Bentley tradition. Combined with a new close-ratio 8-speed automatic transmission, this translates into a 0-60 mph sprint time of 4.7 seconds for the GTC convertible and a top speed of 187 mph (303 km/h). At the same time, the new V8 achieves outstanding levels of fuel efficiency and CO2 emissions for the luxury sector and is capable of travelling over 500 miles (800 km) on a single tank of fuel.|
|Italian Racing Classics Lead Gooding & Company's 10th AnniversarySANTA MONICA, Calif. (June 4, 2013) – Gooding & Company, the official auction house of the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance acclaimed for selling the world's most significant and valuable collector cars, will be hosting the 10th Anniversary sale of the Pebble Beach Auctions on August 17 and 18. This year Gooding & Company offers an early preview of some of the most highly sought after and rapidly amassing value collectible – the distinguished Italian race car. Auction highlights include a....|
| Historic Jaguar D-Type Leads Growing List of Significant Entries for RM's Monterey Sale• RM Auctions building towards a spectacular roster of cars for its flagship Monterey sale held during the famous Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance motoring week, August 16–17, in California |
• Historic 1955 Jaguar D-Type leads a superb roster of the world's finest sports and racing cars poised for the RM podium
• Additional star lots include a 1955 Ferrari 750 Monza Scaglietti Spider, a 1950 Ferrari 166 Touring Barchetta, a 1961 Ferrari 400 Superamerica SWB Coupe Aerodinamico and a 1953 Masera....
| MILLE MIGLIA 2013: JD CLASSICS SUPPORTS FIVE JAGUAR HERITAGE RACING ENTRIES OVER 5000 TROUBLE-FREE MILES•JD Classics prepares and supports Jaguar Heritage Racing in 2013 Mille Miglia|
•Famous Driver/Navigator line-up from motor racing, fashion, film and sport
•Five 'works' and four JD Classics entries reach the finish line without fault
Maldon, Essex: The JD Classics supported Jaguar Heritage Racing team has successfully completed the 2013 Mille Miglia. An all-star driver/navigator line-up from motor racing, fashion, film and sport each covered 1000 miles in three days of magnificent ....
| Italian Sports And Racing Exotics Head To RM's Eagerly Anticipated Monterey Sale• RM Auctions announces stunning early roster of blue-chip Italian exotics for its flagship Monterey sale, August 16–17 in California |
• No less than 21 Ferraris already consigned alongside two spectacular Maseratis
• Eight Ferraris offered without reserve from the Estate of William H. Tilley
• Additional early highlights include a fabulous 1931 Duesenberg Model SJ Murphy Convertible Coupe and a 1935 Hispano-Suiza K6 Brandone Cabriolet
• Frequently updated list of entries available online a....
| Andy Warhol'S 1979 Bmw M1 Art Car To Be Center Piece At Saratoga Automobile Museum• BMW History and Heritage on four wheels and two on display from May – November, 2013|
Woodcliff Lake, NJ – May 17, 2013… Andy Warhol's 1979 BMW M1 Art Car will be the center piece of the exhibition 'BMW – The Ultimate Driving Machine', which opens this weekend at the Saratoga Automobile Museum. The exhibition will also feature the BMW 3.0 CSL which won the Daytona 24 Hour race in 1976. The exhibition, which features a retrospective of BMW cars and motorcycles, will run until ....
| Mille Miglia – The Argentinian couple Tonconogy-Berisso triumphs• Great turnout and successful organization of the 2013 edition |
Brescia, 19 May 2013 – The 31st reenactment of 'most beautiful race in the world', officially ended today, with the awards ceremony at the Grand Theatre. It was the first race organized by 1000 Miglia Srl
The crews in the theatre audience were refreshed after their arrival last night. Rain has become part of the Mille Miglia tradition but never before has it been so heavy as it was in this edition.
| Mille Miglia, participants go across the Emilian region that was hit by the earthquakeMirandola, Medolla, Moglia, Guastalla. These are some of the Emilian city centers most affected by the 2012 earthquake. Today – almost a year away – the Red Arrow visits the places hit by a tragedy that is still so felt by the Emilian population.|
Reggio Emilia, 18 May 2013 – It is the only real deviation from the traditional Mille Miglia race route, the one that the 24 historic speed editions followed from 1927 al 1957. About one year has passed since the earthquake severely hit Emilia....
| WHAT IS THE MILLE MIGLIA?Numerous attempts have been made to answer the question 'What exactly is the Mille Miglia?' and the responses have been carefully considered and contemplated. Many of the answers are more than valid, as they involve a Red Arrow race that encompasses a multitude of shades, facets and colors.|
According to the online encyclopedia known as 'Wikipedia', the Mille Miglia is defined as the following:
'The Mille Miglia was an open-road endurance race which took place in Italy twenty-four times fro....