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Historics at Brooklands selling 84%
After an electrifying late summer auction on August 20th, we are immensely pleased and proud to say that Historics returned our best ever rate of sale, at 84%, for which we thank our legion of supporters.

This is a superb achievement, not only as it betters any Historics auction to date - and contrasts very positively against some poor auction results elsewhere - but also i...
$117.9 Million at auction RM Sotheby's Monterey

BLENHEIM, Ontario (August 23, 2016) –
  RM Sotheby’s, the world’s largest collector car auction house for investment-quality automobiles, continued its strong sales run in Monterey, Cali...

2016 VSCC Prescott - yet another ROARING succes.
The Vintage Sports-Car Club’s annual Prescott Vintage Speed Hill Climb summer weekend proved another roaring success, with thousands of Pre-war enthusiasts descending on the famous Gloucestershire venue for three days of top class Hill Climb competition and host of other Vintage attractions from Friday 5th to Sunday 7th August.


The long-standing event at the home o...
Youngster wins at Cadwell Park

Teenager Tom steals the show at another Vintage Cadwell

As the Vintage Sports-Car Club celebrated a remarkable 40 years of racing at Cadwell Park with its Shuttleworth and Nuffield Trophies Meeting on Sunday 24 July, it was 18-year old Tom Waterfield who stole the show, claiming the Voiturette Trophy in his Austin 7 Special.

Following in the footsteps of mot...
Aspects of Motoring history
Book Notice
19th July 2016
For immediate release
Publication of Aspects of Motoring History No. 12 - 2016

The Society of Automotive Historians in Britain (the SAHB) is proud to announce the publication of Aspects of History No. 12.
This softbound publication contains 113 pages, a colour cover, over 70 black & white illustrations and charts, and 5 pages of full co...
Blue diamond expands to support Riley race entries

Blue Diamond Riley Services agree to acquire K. Pointing Vintage Motor Engineering

Fivehead, Somerset, 7th July 2016

Blue Diamond Riley Services Limited are delighted to announce that they will be acquiring K. Pointing Vintage Motor Engineering.  John Lomas and Keith Pointing will both be present at the Le Mans Classic in 2016 to speak with customers abo...
From journalist to auctioneer…

Caption: Martin van der Zeeuw at the wheel for H&H Classics in the Netherlands – photo credit Max Earey

H&H Classics announced this week that it has appointed the well-known classic car and automotive journalist Martin van der Zeeuw (1958) as its representative in the B...
Another stunning summer of VSCC Hill Climbs
Press release:

Shelsley Walsh and Prescott to headline another stunning summer of VSCC Hill Climbs

The Vintage Sports-Car Club will again be at the heart of this summer's Historic motorsport season, with two long-celebrated Hill Climbs in the coming weeks, inc...
Paris-Rambouillet, 4th commemoration



Peking Paris preparations by RPS

Everyone loves a winner and that's certainly true when its comes to preparing a car for the world's toughest endurance rally – The Peking to Paris Motoring Challenge. After preparing the Chevrolet Fangio Coupe crewed by Phil Garratt and Kieron Brown, winners of the 2013 event, Oxfordshire-based Rally Preparation Services (RPS) has worked with 24 competitors from across the world to rebuild...
Seeking nominations for SAHB Award

1 May 2016
Seeking nominations for the 2016 SAHB Michael Sedgwick Award

The Society of Automotive Historians in Britain is inviting nominations for the 2016 SAHB Michael Sedgwick Award.

The Society presents an annual award in the name of the famous motoring researcher and author Michael Sedgwick (1926-1983).

This award is made for a book on any asp...
Horseless Carriage Exhibition in London
Recreation of the 1896 Horseless Carriage Exhibition to showcase unique collection of early automotive history, alongside cars of the future and more from Imperial College London

London's first car show is to be recreated at its birthplace, 120 years on. Iconic vehicles from the turn of the century will gather at Imperial College London in Kensington for The Horseless Carriage Exhibitio...
1931 Talbot 105 wins Flying Scotsman


The Talbot 105 Alpine of Gareth Burnett and Martyn Turner put an end to Bentley's winning streak as it crossed the finish line in what was the toughest Flying Scotsman rally in the event's eight-year history.

The 110 crews faced rain, hail, sleet and snow as they journeyed from the sta...
1923 Alfa Romeo RLS best preserved pre-war in Milano

Vintage and Prestige took home the silverware for the best preserved pre war car at the Milano Auto Classica with their stunning Alfa Romeo RLS Super Sport of 1923 in addition to best of show overall in post war for their Ferrari P3....
PreWar Riley arrives in Monte Carlo

Fivehead, Somerset 14 March 2015

Established pre-war Riley experts, Blue Diamond Services, have completed the grueling 2016 Monte Carlo Rally Classique in their 1931 1087cc Riley WD Tourer. Covering a distance of 1,700 miles in four days, the car crew of driver John Lomas (Managing Director of Blue Diamond Riley Services) and co-driver Gordon McAllan piloted the 85-year-old ...
PreWarCars at Lelystad
The Dutch 'Nationale Oldtimerdag Lelystad is an annual classic car show, on the third Sunday of June. The event is at the Bataviaboulevard in Lelystad. This year, like all years, there will be a lot of PreWar cars on display and also participating in the run. For now the following PreWarCars have signed in for this years event:

Panhard et Levassor Tonneau 1900
Fiat Tipo 24/32 Touri...
Mercedes 540K at the Houston Classic
Worldwide Auctioneers Announces the Addition of an Eight-Car Private Collection to be OFFERED WITHOUT RESERVE at The Houston Classic Auction,

April 23, 2016

MONTGOMERY, TEXAS – March 7, 2016 – Worldwide Auctioneers is pleased to announce the consignment of eight significant cars from a private collector to its 15th annual The Houston Classic Auction to be held Saturday, A...
Bringing Mercs to Stuttgart

Bonhams' return to Stuttgart for the annual single-marque Mercedes-Benz sale will be led by the magnificent 1928 Mercedes-Benz Model K 6,240cc Supercharged Torpedo Transformable. With its superb Saoutchik transformable coachwork, it is estimated at €800,000-1,200,000.

With the merger of Daimler and Benz in 1926, two of the motoring world's most significant motor manufacturing dy...
Techno-Classica Essen 2016

from 6th * until 10th April 2016

The greatest classic-fair of the world with about 25 manufacturer presentations of the international vehicle industry Special exhibition: The most fascinating cars of the Mille Miglia 1955 All 21 exhibition halls and open areas of the fair Essen are fully booked Tech...
Bugatti 57SC VandenPlas at Bonhams, Amelia Island

17 February 2016 – New York – Bonhams is delighted to announce the addition of an extremely important motorcar to its second annual Amelia Island Auction next month – a 1937 Bugatti 57SC Sports Tourer with one-off coachwork by Vanden Plas. Well researched and documented by marque experts, this extremely desirable sports tourer – chassis number 57541 – is regarded by many as the gre...

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