|PORSCHE AWARDED THE ROYAL AUTOMOBILE CLUB'S 2016 TOURIST TROPHY|
|The opening round of the FIA World Endurance Championship season kicked off at Silverstone on 17th April and whilst an Audi R18 crossed the line first, a subsequent technical infringement meant the No.2 Porsche 919 Hybrid of Romain Dumas, Neel Jani and Marc Lieb were later announced as the race winners. However, despite it being the first time Porsche have won the Royal Automobile Club's Tourist Trophy, they did not get the opportunity to get their hands on the Trophy, as the technical infringem...[Read more...]|
|THE 2016 BONHAMS LONDON TO BRIGHTON VETERAN CAR RUN WILL MARK THE 130TH BIRTHDAY OF THE WORLD'S FIRST AUTOMOBILE|
|The 'Benz Patent Motorwagen' took its first, faltering, steps in 1886… but the rest is history
The 2016 Bonhams London to Brighton Veteran Car Run – the world's longest running motoring event – will celebrate inventor Karl Benz's 130-year old patent, granted on January 29th 1886, and the early days of German motoring when the annual pilgrimage of veteran cars makes its way to the south coast in November.
The Benz Patent Motorwagen (patent number 37435) was a two-seater, three-wheele...[Read more...]|
|THE ROYAL AUTOMOBILE CLUB AWARDS DEWAR TROPHY AND SIMMS MEDAL FOR 2015|
|GKN Hybrid Power awarded the Dewar Trophy for Gyrodrive technology and Williams Advanced Engineering awarded the Simms Medal for Formula E battery
◾The development and application to buses of Gyrodrive technology by GKN Hybrid Power is honoured with the Dewar Trophy
◾The design, development and production of the battery powering Formula E racing cars by Williams Advanced Engineering is awarded the Simms Medal
◾Prestigious awards honour the most outstanding technical achievement and innovation...[Read more...]|
|MOTORING PIONEERS GET READY FOR THEIR TRIP TO THE COAST|
|• More than 400 veteran cars will set off from dawn on Sunday for the annual Bonhams London to Brighton Veteran Car Run|
As dawn breaks on Sunday (1 November) more than 400 intrepid drivers and their hardy passengers will deal with whatever the weather has in store to drive 60 miles from London to Brighton. They will be at the wheel – or the tiller – of hundreds of horseless carriages, many of which were built while Queen Victoria was still on the throne.
The first car will leave Hyd...[Read more...]
|FULL STEAM AHEAD FOR HISTORICS|
|• Stanley Steamer takes centre stage for spring sale|
Brooklands will provide the backdrop for the ultimate MPV – built long before the category was even invented – when a 1917 20hp Stanley Mountain Wagon crosses the 'block' on Saturday March 9th for Historics' spring sale.
Having sold their dry plate photographic business to Eastman Kodak, twin brothers Francis E. Stanley and Freelan O. Stanley decided to set up the Stanley Motor Carriage Company in order to manufacture steam powe...[Read more...]