Creating beauty: 65-year-old Jaguar XK reborn for racing

1954 XK120 back to ‘bespoke’ specification 2700 man-hour job makes race-read beauty Original 3.4-litre six-cylinder XK engine rebuilt LONDON, England – Jaguar Classic has completed restoration of an XK120 sports car restoration commissioned by British life-long Jaguar enthusiast David Gandy. The 11-month project, which was a close collaboration between Gandy and Jaguar Classic’s experts at…

Gem of an Escort for sale: One owner, R1.5-million…

Ain’t is just so darn beautiful… Gold, silver, diamonds, rubies, sapphires Does any real car have solid gold wheel rims? WARLEY, England – If bling is more your thing than driving then this is the perfect car for you. It’ll never be roadworthy but this Ford Escort is worth a fortune…. It’s a one-off, 1:25…

BMH makes sure that, even at 60, the Mini will never die

Minis immortal – UK group keeps on shelling out Not only Minis – other classic shells, too FIA Cooper S race car for UK competition series LONDON, England – British Motor Heritage (BMH) is already a major supporter of the classic Mini from the Swinging Sixties but is about to increase its activities through 2019…

Land Rover Series Fest: Come lift a wheel (or two) in April

JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – Nothing says “off-road” better than the best-loved 4×4 of them… Land Rover. So, a Landy Fest is being organised by Land Rover Classic and the older generations – Series 1,2 and 3 – are invited. LR Classic will host the event in Limpopo, South Africa, from Friday April 5 – Sunday April…

Iconic Hollywood auto stars revving up for LA parade

LOS ANGELES, California – To celebrate Los Angeles’ love of both the automobile and Hollywood the Petersen Automotive Museum there is to host a President’s Day (Feb 18) festival that will feature iconic Hollywood cars. The museum sees the parade as a “thank you” to the people of Los Angeles for their support over the…

Hispano-Suiza to premiere electric Hyperlux at Geneva

BARCELONA, Spain – The 2019 Geneva auto show will host the Carmen, a fully-electric hyperlux grand tourer from iconic Spanish luxury car brand and aero engine maker Hispano-Suiza. Named for Carmen Mateu, grand-daughter of Hispano-Suiza’s founder Emilio de la Cuadra, the 2019 car has been described as ”the ultimate expression of classically inspired design, next-generation technology, exhilarating power, and…

Toyota Supra: A legend set to return to world market

First global GR model from Toyota Gazoo Racing Modern design ‘evokes Toyota’s sports car heritage’ 250kW, 500Nm, straight-six turbo engine DETROIT, Michigan – An all-new Toyota GR Supra, the fifth generation of Toyota’s legendary sport car and the first global GR model to be produced by Toyota Gazoo Racing, has debuted at the North American international…

VW Annie gets redone – at the age of fifty-one

A Christmas tale about a motoring miracle Annie gets redone at age of fifty-one Kathleen and her car, back on the road again HERNDON, Virginia – Kathleen Brooks bought her first Beetle in December 1966 in Riverside, California, and as the new year dawned the following month she elected to name her shiny new car……

Mustang Bullitt anniversary special now aimed at SA buyers

Limited numbers in 2019, but V8 still packs 360kW Dark green exterior paint, and ‘subtle’ chromed accents  Digital 30cm LCD instruments – want Recaro seats? PRETORIA, Gauteng – To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the iconic movie ‘Bullitt’ and the Ford Mustangs used in its making  Ford has created the Mustang Bullitt special model. It’s…

Banger crews go international with fun charity drive

37 bargain bangers set sail for Europe Charity aiming for million-bucks bonanza Crews’ drives range from Noddy car to mobile pub LONDON, England – A mobile pub, a grazing cow, Noddy and his best pal Big Ears, a Batmobile, an Aixam Mega microcar, a Reliant three-wheeler and a stretch limo – just some of the 37…

UK-France convoy shows 50 years of driving in luxury

Eight historic models on XJ European tour Celebratory fleet included every generation of XJ Unique convoy visited important locations PARIS, France – A unique convoy representing the past and present of the Jaguar XJ was driven from Jaguar’s Castle Bromwich plant in England to the 2018 Paris auto show to celebrate 50 years of the…

Brighton Run premiere for rare American Premier

American auto history read for Brighton run Technically advance and with oak-leaf badge Recent restoration to be driven by US owner BRIGHTON, England – The 2018 London-to-Brighton Veteran Car Run will see many magical marques on the world’s longest motoring event and among them will be something truly unique – an American Premier complete with…