Coming soon: Jaguar F-Type rally cars to celebrate 70 years

Rally models scheduled  for Jaguar’s 70th birthday Design cues from Chequered Flag Limited Edition One-off specials pay homage to 1948 sport cars PRETORIA, Gauteng – Jaguar has developed two F-Type Convertible rally cars with design cues from the F-Type Chequered Flag Limited Edition to continue its celebration of 70 years of sports car heritage since…

Get into action man McQueen’s Willy’s Jeep hot seat

McQueen’s Willys Jeep for auction Action man’s estate vehicle to be sold Got a coupla million rands to spare? LONDON, England – A 1945 Willys Jeep once owned by the ‘King of Cool’ himself, Steve McQueen, will be on the block at Silverstone Auctions’ final sale of the year in Birmingham, England over November10/11. The…

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…

Zulu beaded roadsign its own tribute to Heritage Day

1.1-million Corollas built and sold in South Africa 160-billion kilometres driven on local roads Close to 50-million have been sold globally JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – Toyota SA and its agency FCB have created a beaded billboard to thank Toyota Corolla owners for making the range a success. Traditional love-letters, in the Zulu culture, are created with beadwork;…

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…

Off to Brighton in the family car – but 90 years ago

A century on, and the Panhard still running 90 years of London-Brighton runs in 2018 First owner-driver Shuttleworth died in WWII LONDON, England – The annual London-Brighton run is no stranger to celebrating milestones. On Sunday November 4, 2018, participants aboard pioneering pre-1905 vehicles will honour the 122 years since the original Emancipation Run of…

Bond’s DB5 lives! Aston Martin to build 25 big-bucks copies

Aston Martin and Eon to create 25 Goldfinger DB5 cars Working gadgets to be developed for inclusion Cars to be assembled at original home of the DB5 GAYDON, England –  The iconic Aston Martin DB5 is back, thanks to a collaboration by automaker Aston Martin and Eon Productions, maker of the ‘James Bond’ films. Following the successful…

Hot video: 70 years of Lotus style writes track history

Celebration film marking 70 years of Lotus sports cars 70th logo created using only smoking tyres Exige Sport 410, Evora GT410 Sport used LONDON, Engand – Lotus Cars is celebrating its 70th year of assembling  outstanding sports cars with a unique logo recorded on the test track at its headquarters in England. The video leaves a…

Porsche 911 Speedster concept marks 70 years of history

Meet another Speedster in the Porsche mould It’s ‘the essence’ of what the brand means No top – just a tonneau cover for the rain ATLANTA, Georgia – Porsche has unveiled a beautiful concept as part of the 70th anniversary of its sport cars: a 911 Speedster Concept as a drivable vision of a particularly…

Morris Minor – 70 years of history on the road

LONDON, England – The post-Second World War Morris Minor, designed by Alec Issigonis who went on to create the iconic Mini, was one of the most popular British cars. In 2018 it has reached the same age as the Land Rover – it’s 70 years since the first Minors rolled off the production lines at…