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A glittering finish to the Festival of Elegance 2019 under the motto The Symphony of Engines – 90 Years of the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este & BMW Automobiles saw an Alfa Romeo Berlinetta Coupé from the year 1937 take the grand prize. The event, held on the shores of Lake Como, Italy, brings together the finest historic cars and motorcycles for competition in front of an international jury. Rare cars seen at the Festival include...

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From Friday 24th May to Sunday 26th May 2019, the Grand Hotel Villa d’Este and Villa Erba will be the exclusive and unique settings for the Concorso d’Eleganza, a regular event giving guests the chance to admire the finest historic cars and motorcycles of their eras. The Grand Hotel Villa d’Este is one of the world’s most iconic hotels, located on the shores of Lake Como, with around 50 historic cars built between the 1920s and...

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Formula E racing is set to return to London in Summer 2020, on a unique track winding around the Royal Docks and inside the ExCeL buildings. Season six of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship will take place in London in Summer 2020, as the fully-electric cars tackle a 2.4km clockwise circuit after lining up on a starting grid located inside ExCeL. Consisting of 23 corners, the track layout will see the drivers running along the...

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The Geneva International Motor Show, an annual fixture of the automotive market for over 100 years, has held its Press preview, and opens to the public tomorrow (March 7th). A major launchpad for concept vehicles and production models, Geneva normally features all the big name manufacturers, with only Ford and Jaguar Land Rover being prominently absent this year. Held at the prestigious Palexpo SA on Le Grand-Saconnex, this year GIMS features around 130 car manufacturers,...

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The Mini, one of the most popular British cars ever built with 1.5m sold, celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2019. To mark the occasion, Birmingham-born artist Gary O’Neil has produced a series of prints in the pop-art style appropriate to the Mini’s 1960s origins. The original Mini ranked fourth in a poll of British design icons organised by the BBC and the Design Museum; it has had starring roles in films like The Italian Job,...

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The London Classic Car Show, taking place at ExCel from February 14th-17th, features a Classic Car Investment Forum hosted by Tiff Needell in the Supagard Theatre. Chaired by motoring journalist and presenter Quentin Willson, the Classic Car Investment Forum will bring together a panel of experts from a variety of firms that advise on classic cars, from lawyers and restorers to a finance house, accountancy practice and auction company. They will discuss the stabilisation of...

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Arts & Collections investigates the resurrection of the Jaguar classic D-type model—one that incorporates style, nostalgia and modern flair—while assessing the prosperity of cars within the Luxury Investment Index. A recurring theme that’s circulating within the automotive community this year is that of restoration and resurrection. Some of the most renowned car manufacturers are reviving their iconic models from the past and introducing them back into the market. A trend that brand Jaguar most recent...

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Michael Schumacher’s Ferrari, the Monaco Grand Prix-winning F2001 racecar, sold for a staggering $7.5 million at a recent Sotheby’s auction in New York. The world record sale for a modern-era Formula One car was achieved after a tense six-minute battle between eight bidders. A momentous occasion curated by RM Sotheby’s, Michael Schumacher’s Ferrari is the first vehicle that has been offered at a Sotheby’s art auction. Initially estimated at $4 million, the racecar is best...

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Explore 70 years of flawless Ferrari designs, with each automotive encapsulating the perfect balance of elegance and speed. To applaud the 70-year anniversary of Ferrari, one of the most iconic automobile manufacturers ever known, the Peterson Automotive Museum is hosting an exhibition in their honour. Seeing Red: 70 years of Ferrari—running 29 April 2017 until 2018—will showcase the finest of Ferrari’s creations, all presented in their trademark shade of red, emphasising the colour’s connection to...

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If any one object is synonymous with the modern age it’s the car. Symbols of power, dynamism and speed, they’ve become representative of many concepts, from personal freedom to social status, as well as potent cultural icons of style and attitude. There are numerous car museums you can visit that explore the rich, complicated history of the motorcar, and many of them look as aesthetically pleasing as the machines inside them. Subtlety was not what...

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