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Art, Digitalisation, and a Low-Carbon Future

The mounting physical toll that human activity and associated carbon emissions are having on our environment is becoming increasingly visible. We see it in extreme and unpredictable weather patterns and hazardous events such as forest fires, droughts, flooding, and hurricanes. Every inch of the earth, and every single human on the planet, is affected. The art market reflects these ongoing changes. Sotheby’s 2021 art market report noted that “the art itself reflects the growing concerns...

William Grant Launches Ladyburn 1966 Edition 2 Whisky with Norman Parkinson Images

The second Ladyburn Edition from William Grant & Sons Private Clients celebrates British fashion photographer Norman Parkinson’s archive from a decade of cultural and technological transformation. William Grant & Sons, the world-leading Rare Whisky House, today (June 6th 2022) launches Ladyburn Edition Two, an ultra rare 55-year-old whisky from a transformative age, paired with rarely seen images from the archive of British fashion photographer, Norman Parkinson, regarded as the father of fashion photography. Capturing the...

The Perfect Harmony – When Art and Whisky Combine

The Dalmore Comes of Age with New Launch Last year, the No.6 Collection – the only complete set of The Dalmore Decades whiskies in the World – sold for over £800,000 at Sotheby’s. Many could argue this was one of the most outstanding collections of whisky ever curated, but The Dalmore, which has over 180 years of pioneering spirit under its belt, didn’t stop its relentless pursuit of excellence there. Later in 2021, the legendary...

The Lure of Lost Distilleries

Discover the value of collecting a time capsule, with every sip a portal into the past. Nothing captures the whisky enthusiast’s imagination as much as searching for a whisky that is impossible to find. In fact, the collector’s reverence for a distillery increases in direct proportion to its unavailability. Tracking down the last remaining liquid from a ‘lost’ distillery is not just another Sisyphean task, examples of single malts and single grains from the 20th...

Thornley Kelham Boosts Partnership with O’Rourke for European ‘Restomod’ Line-up

Classic car restorer Thornley Kelham will strengthen its long-term partnership with world-class coachtrimmers O’Rourke, to ensure the peerless quality of its new range of European ‘restomod’ projects. Thornley Kelham has entrusted a number of its award-winning restorations to and will now take a permanent bay within the O’Rourke facility as European production begins in earnest. Thornley Kelham has already revealed the Jaguar XK European, joining its existing Lancia Aurelia Outlaw; two concours-quality modified classics with...

The ‘Mona Lisa’ of Cars Sells for Record €135 Million

A road-racing car built by Mercedes-Benz in 1955, and kept by them ever since, has been secured by British expert Simon Kidston for a client. Kidston had lobbied the board of the German company for 18 months to consider selling the car “that would never be sold”. In an invitation-only event held at short notice in conditions of great secrecy at the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart on 5 May 2022, Kidston’s bid of €135m secured...

Rolls-Royce to Present Next Coachbuilt Boat Tail at Villa D’Este

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has revealed the next chapter of the Boat Tail coachbuilt commissions – one of just three that have been, and ever will be made. The essence of Rolls-Royce Coachbuild is that each commission tells a story entirely unique and personal to its owner, reflecting their own history, tastes and sensibilities. With this in mind, Boat Tail, revealed at Concorso d’Eleganza, Villa d’Este 2022, on the shores of Lake Como in northern Italy,...

World’s Rarest Supercars Coming to Central London

The London Concours, famed for bringing the very finest cars to the heart of the City of London, has announced that it will assemble super and hypercar royalty this June with its class ‘The Pursuit of Speed’, presented by Montres Breguet. The exciting category will celebrate cars that push the envelope of performance, engineering and technology. The performance icons will take to the immaculate lawns of the Honourable Artillery Company from June 28th to 30th...

Latest Cars Announced For Concours of Elegance 2022

The Concours of Elegance, presented by A. Lange & Söhne, has revealed the latest cars that will star at the 2022 edition of the UK’s most glamorous automotive extravaganza. Held in the grounds of Hampton Court Palace, the Concours of Elegance is renowned around the world for assembling the most spectacular, rarest motor cars in existence – a reputation borne out by the latest star car announcements. Ferrari Among the cars on display at the...

World Class Cars to Shut Down Savile Row

More than 30 world class cars will shut down Savile Row in June as tailoring houses in the famous street connect with the automotive community to create the first ever Savile Row Concours. The street, located in London’s Mayfair, will be shut on June 15th and 16th and entry will be free to visitors with events taking place across the day. The event will focus on the relationship between craftsmanship and the art of bespoke,...

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