Labour of love: 6725-hour restoration rebirths Jag XK120 SE

  Unique XK120 wins award at 2017 Octane Awards One-off sportster has unique Pininfarina bodywork  Paint, leather, lights remade after 3D scanning LONDON, England – The epic 6725-hour restoration of a one-off Pininfarina-bodied 1954 Jaguar XK120 SE by specialist company Classic Motor Cars in the UK has won the Restoration of the Year award at the 2017…

No fast French lady, but this Fiat is 118 years old

No rush, but the south coast is the destination 19th-century Fiat out for the London-Brighton run At a maximum 22km, it could be a long day LONDON, England – The oldest Fiat in the UK, an 1899 Fiat 3½hp (about 2.6kW) was on the road in England today (Nov 5) as an entry in the…

‘Ultimate’ Vanquish: Aston Martin’s classic farewell

‘Ultimate’ edition based on Vanquish S Coupe / Volante Carbon-fibre side strake with rose gold ‘Ultimate’ decal Three paint schemes for 175 global units GAYDON, England – What’s said to be one of the world’s great Super GT cars is the Aston Martin Vanquish. Sad, but it won’t be around for much longer, so the…

Prototype 9: Marty McFly and Doc’s dream machine

Volunteer team re-designed history Race car, yes, but completely silent Time-leap back to Nissan’s racing roots PEBBLE BEACH, California – Nissan’s premium brand Infiniti  unveiled a race car prototype at the 2017 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance – not one with huge tyres and aero wings but instead inspired by race vehicles of the 1940’s. The…

Battery Jag puts new spark into E-Type classic

Battery Jag is faster than original to 100km/h Classic Sixties E-type gets new-century makeover Future restorations could use the same motor PRETORIA, Gauteng – Jaguar Land Rover Classic will present a battery-powered Jaguar E-type at the Jaguar Land Rover Tech Fest when it opens in London on September 8 2017. An electric E-Type… how come?…

What women want! Impala is top, Mustang is hot

Lady drivers muscling in on muscle cars Animals favourite: Impalas and Mustangs ‘Supernatural’ fans  PHOENIX, Arizona – The 1967 Chevrolet Impala is the most searched-for collectors car among á growing audience of female American enthusiasts, according to a report from ClassicCars.com. The Impala, revered among classic-car aficionados, has traditionally been a top-searched vehicle on ClassicCars.com….

Journey of a lifetime with cult Bulli VW’s

Malaysia to Germany by three intrepid VW Bullis Round trip will cover more than 50 000km Vintage VW buses, five guys, and a load of pluck HANNOVER, Germany / KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – It was the Bulli journey of their lives: three months, two continents, 20 000km but one destination: the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles assembly…

‘Continuation’ Listers put historic Knobbly back on the road

• Six decades on. Lister reveals road-legal Knobbly • Original spec, uses original chassis jigs • Three original engineers back from retirement CAMBRIDGE, England – The Lister Motor Company has announced the first dedicated road-going version of the legendary Lister Knobbly sports racers first seen around the same time as the Jaguar E-Type was hatched….

Final countdown for 2017 Simola Hillclimb

• Three-day programme of holiday Hillclimb action • SA champ/Daytona 24 winner Tony Martin Grand Marshal • Shuttles from Knysna High School grounds parking COLIN MILEMAN KNYSNA, South Africa – South Africa’s most spectacular annual motorsport extravaganza will be rolling this weekend (May 4-8) in the hills above this coastal resort town on South Africa’s Garden Route….

Mini reborn: Yes, it’s the real thing, but Remastered

Mini Remastered brings back 1960’s classic Second David Brown model after Speedback GT Public debut for May 2017 in UK capital       LONDON, England – Just as Jaguar recently brought the original E-Type back from the grave so British coachbuilder David Brown Automotive has elected to resurrect the original 1960’s Mini – or, more accurately…

New SuperJags set to contest ’17 Simola Hillclimb

Latest Jaguar F-Type to debut – and race SVR Coupé, SVR Convertible, 400 Sport entered Jaguar / GoPro ReRun app records performance KNYSNA, Western Cape – Jaguar, one of the main sponsors of the event, will bring its latest model of the million-rand+ F-Type to the 2017 Simola Hillclimb event. It will be the car’s…

Citi Vivo pays homage to the iconic Citi Golf

Polo Vivo revives the freedom of the Citi Polo Vivo best-selling passenger car in 2016 2000 units of special edition planned UITENHAGE, Eastern Cape – Volkswagen SA says it is paying homage to its venerable Citi Golf through a limited-edition Citi Vivo – and using the three colours of the original from 1984. Red. Yellow….