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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...

The Special Edition Mini Remastered Marshall Edition

David Brown Automotive has launched a limited edition Mini Remastered Marshall Edition in collaboration with iconic audio equipment company, Marshall Amplification. Conceived to commemorate Marshall Amplification’s 60th anniversary, just 60 examples of these ultra-exclusive Mini Remastered models will be built. Each Mini Remastered Marshall Edition will be distinguished from core Mini Remastered examples by unique colour, materials and finishes, inspired by the styling of Marshall’s iconic products, and will also be fitted with a number...

London Classic Car Show Honours Bruce McLaren

The London Classic Car Show is currently (February 21st 2020) in full swing at Olympia. At the Preview Evening for the event which runs from 20th-23rd February, motorsport great Bruce McLaren was honoured with the show’s Icon Award, which was presented to Jonathan Neale, Chief Operating Officer of the McLaren Technology Group, while a tribute feature of Bruce McLaren’s cars and personal items is spearheaded by the McLaren Senna GTR. “On behalf of the 4,000...

London Classic Car Show 2020 Presents £70m of Prestigious Marques

Over £70 million worth of cars will be for sale at The London Classic Car Show at Olympia from 20th-23rd February. Highlights include an Aston Martin DB4GT, a low mileage Ferrari 512 BBi and a  Maserati Ghibli 4.9 SS Spyder. The weekend of 20-23 February 2020 will see over £70 million worth of classic cars from some of the world’s most prestigious marques all gathered under one roof at this year’s London Classic Car Show....

International Mini Meeting in Bristol Celebrates Mini’s 60th Birthday

The International Mini Meeting (IMM) is the most anticipated and highly awaited annual Mini Event, visiting the UK only once every five years. This year, which coincides with the Mini’s 60th birthday, it opens on mid-day on Thursday 8th August, at Washingpool Farm, Easter Compton, Bristol, welcoming Mini and MINI owners from all over the World to the first ever South-West IMM. A 60th birthday party for the Mini will be held on Sunday 11th...

Mini John Cooper Works Clubman and Countryman Are Most Powerful Models Yet

BMW has announced the launch of the most powerful models in the Mini brand’s sixty year history, the Mini John Cooper Works Clubman and Mini John Cooper Works Countryman. The 225 kW/306 hp 4-cylinder turbo engine in the new Mini John Cooper Works Clubman and Mini John Cooper Works Countryman is claimed to display outstanding performance in the compact premium segment. In both models, the powerful engine is combined as standard with a new eight-speed...

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