|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...]
|ORIGINAL ISOTTA FRASCHINI JOINS THE BONHAMS LONDON TO BRIGHTON VETERAN CAR RUN|
|Italian motoring pioneer, once given by Mussolini to America, makes its first ever appearance in the UK
A unique veteran car that Italian dictator Benito Mussolini once donated to the Henry Ford Museum will be making a guest appearance as a special invited entry on the Bonhams London to Brighton Veteran Car Run on Sunday, 1 November.
Historically significant, the 1901 Isotta Fraschini is chassis number one, the very first car to wear the famous 'IF' badge.
At that time the Milan-...[Read more...]|
|VAUXHALL; A HERITAGE VICTOR|
|Automobile Pioneer becomes a Patron of the Bonhams London to Brighton Veteran Car Run
By reviving the 'Viva' name for its latest supermini, Vauxhall is proving it is in touch with its past.
But Vauxhall's long and illustrious history goes back much further than the 1960s. In fact, the very first Vauxhall car was built in 1903 in Vauxhall, south London after which the company moved to Luton (still its UK home) in 1905.
Today, part of the Luton site is given over to Vauxhall's own...[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...]