Lotus Premieres at Pebble Beach Week

Lotus Evora GTE Road Car Concept

Lotus Evora GTE Road Car Concept

Lotus will again have a significant presence during the upcoming Pebble Beach week of automotive events showcasing:
1. The World Premiere of the Lotus Evora GTE Road Car Concept
2. The US Premiere of the North American only Exige Matte Black Final Edition [Read more…]

Classic Car Of The Year UK

Classic Car of the Year

Classic Car of the Year

The deadline for this year’s Classic Car of the Year competition has been extended to allow the judges more time to go through the diverse entrants who hope to become the UK’s Classic Car of the Year 2011. Cars entered so far range from a 1976 Austin Maxi 1750 to a 1961 Mercedes Benz 190SL, a Lancia Delta HF Integrale thats used on a daily basis and a Triumph Herald that has been in the family for three generations and is still going strong. [Read more…]

Autosport International Show for 2012

Birmingham NEC Auto Show 2012

Birmingham NEC Auto Show 2012

Autosport International is offering companies the opportunity to become further involved in a £4.6 billion industry*, when Europe’s largest motorsport trade exhibition opens its doors at the Birmingham NEC, UK, on 12-15 January 2012.

Attracting a trade audience of almost 30,000 people from more than 50 countries, Autosport International provides established and prospective businesses invaluable networking opportunities within the motorsport industry, and a platform to showcase technical and engineering innovation. Autosport International also celebrates the cross-over of technology to other sectors, including marine, aerospace and military divisions. [Read more…]

68 Cars Registered For E-type Challenge

Jaguar E-type Challenge

Jaguar E-type Challenge

The new E-type Challenge, conceived to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Jaguar E-type, has received massive support with 68 cars now registered for the series, more than six weeks ahead of the opening race at Brands Hatch on 2/3 July. [Read more…]

Rallyfest Roars Into Builth Wells

Rallyfest Builth Wells

Rallyfest Builth Wells

After last October’s inaugural Rallyfest extravaganza in Llandudno, Wales Rally GB will be continuing its promotional tour programme in 2011, starting with an equally exciting event at the Builth Wells-based Royal Welsh Showground on the 4th June. Access to spectators for this fun-filled, family-friendly event will be completely free.

The 2011 Rallyfest will be run in conjunction with the Severn Valley National Rally, which is also based at the showground over the same weekend. Rallyfest will bring World Championship and British-based rally crews to mid-Wales for a day of action and celebration that will highlight the extended four day itinerary of 2011’s Wales Rally GB, which runs from 10-13 November.

Rallyfest is visiting mid-Wales in the summer so motorsport fans, both old and new, can get a taster of this year’s Wales Rally GB ahead of the potential title showdown of the FIA World Rally Championship in November. A dedicated course is planned for Rallyfest to show off the spectacular rally cars and teams, with the top finishing crews from the Severn Valley National Rally also being invited to take part.

As well as the cars, there will be a wealth of entertainment for the whole family, including live music, local food and drink, face-painting and competitions to win tickets to this year’s Wales Rally GB.

Last year’s Rallyfest attracted thousands of people to Llandudno and Conwy over the course of two days of action and static displays, creating an unprecedented ‘buzz’ for World Championship level rallying in the area. A similar number are hoped to attend the Builth Wells event this June. Andrew Coe, chief executive of IMS which organises Wales Rally GB, is thrilled with the way the Rallyfest initiative has been embraced by motorsport fans:

“With the support of the Severn Valley National Rally, Powys Council and the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society, we will be laying on a mouthwatering display of contemporary and historic rally cars, representing both the past and present of Rally GB.

“The showground in Builth Wells has played an important role in the history of the rally and we’re delighted that we are able to hold this summer’s Rallyfest at the showground.”

This year’s Wales Rally GB will be run over four days and will start with an opening test on the Great Orme, taking in much of Wales, before finishing in Cardiff on Sunday 13th November.

Brooklands Society 2011 Championship

Brooklands Society - Vintage Sports Car

Brooklands Society - Vintage Sports Car

 

The Brooklands Society has announced that it will again be running its MSA Handicap Championship in 2011 – based on the year’s Vintage Sports Car Club sprint, hill climb and race meetings – for cars which also competed at Brooklands in period. [Read more…]

Three Days Of Power At Cholmondeley In 2011

Cholmondeley 2011

Cholmondeley 2011

Following the runaway success of the 2010 Cholmondeley Pageant of Power, the event organisers have confirmed that next year’s Pageant will be even bigger and more action-packed, extending to a third day for the first time (Friday 15 to Sunday 17 July 2011).

* Cholmondeley Pageant of Power will be a three day event for the first time
(15-17 July 2011)
* The Cholmondeley Estate will welcome the cream of classic and modern performance and race cars, as well as racing bikes, helicopters, aerobatics, powerboats, explosive military combat displays, hovercrafts, fireworks concert, and much, much more
* Adult tickets priced from just £15

The inclusion of a Friday Preview Day will allow visitors to get behind the scenes in the pit area and view the international field of famous cars, racing drivers and motorcyclists as they take to the 1.2-mile sprint track for practice runs before the competitive race action starts on Saturday. [Read more…]