Bentley, classic cars, historic vehicles, Motoring News, sport cars, vehicle restoration

Blowing new life into a classic Bentley

Artisans deliver exquisite hand-crafted components Continuation Series first new Blower in 90 yearsAssembly starts on Bentley Blower CREWE, England - The first wood-framed Bentley Blower in more than 90 years is under construction in a British Bentley Mulliner workshop as the ''car zero'' prototype for a run of a dozen Blower 'Continuation Series'. Each will… Continue reading Blowing new life into a classic Bentley

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Maserati MC20 prototype named for F1 icon Stirling Moss

MODENA, Italy - A prototype of the Maserati MC20, a new Maserati super-sport car, will pay homage to Sir Stirling Moss, the British motor-racing ace who died on April 12 2020 at the age of 90.The design comes from the Maserati Eldorado, an iconic single-seater driven on its debut in Monza in 1958, by Moss… Continue reading Maserati MC20 prototype named for F1 icon Stirling Moss

Bugatti, historic vehicles, Motoring News, vehicle restoration

How history’s best Bugattis made it back to Europe

MOLSHEIM, Germany - About 60 years ago one Fritz Schlumpf bought 30 Bugatti vehicles after tough negotiation... after all, he is said to have adored Bugatti automobiles and vowed to own as many of the 30 vehicles as possible to establish the world's biggest Bugatti collection.He became obsessed, as shown in his negotiations with an… Continue reading How history’s best Bugattis made it back to Europe

Alfa Romeo, classic cars, historic vehicles, Motoring News, sport cars

What’s in a label? The historic story of the Alfa Romeo clover leaf

MIDRAND, Gauteng - The flanks of Alfa Romeo's flagship Giulia QV and Stelvio Q are adorned by a label almost as legendary as the badge itself. The so-called Quadrifoglio - literally, four-leaf clover in Italian - has become the performance stamp for the 110-year-old brand since it first appeared on an Alfa Romeo in 1923.In… Continue reading What’s in a label? The historic story of the Alfa Romeo clover leaf

Buyers' advice, classic cars, historic vehicles, Morgan, Motoring News, new models, sport cars

Plus 4 special edition for 70 years of Morgan magic

MALVERN, England - England's Morgan Motor Company will celebrate 70 years of its most popular model, the Plus 4, with the creation of the Plus 4 70th Anniversary Edition. Which, looking at the two images, do your prefer...? The first Plus 4 was assembled by hand back in 1950 (interesting that Plus Fours is also… Continue reading Plus 4 special edition for 70 years of Morgan magic

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Maserati Royale: Limited run of a special Italian

MODENA, Italy - Maserati is producing a limited - 100 units - Royale sedan with a choice of Quattroporte, Levante or Ghibli versions with  body-colour choice of two unique shades of blue or green and ''exclusive interior features''. Maserati says it has, throughout its history, created unique models and exclusive series, among them a 1986… Continue reading Maserati Royale: Limited run of a special Italian

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GranTurismo Zéda: Tribute to Maseratis of the past

MODENA, Italy - Maserati has taken another step towards a new chapter of its story with the unveiling of a special GranTurismo Zéda to mark the end of production of the Maserati GranTurismo. The new car, the automaker says, coincides with the brand’s recent announcement of more production innovation as renovation work goes ahead at… Continue reading GranTurismo Zéda: Tribute to Maseratis of the past

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No drawings, no tooling, but Mitsubishi Model A made it

TOKYO, Japan - A Mitsubishi Model A (above) has been selected by the Japan Automotive Hall of Fame, a non-profit organisation, as a Historic Car - one that has stamped a mark of excellence in Japanese automobile history. The prototype was assembled in 1917 and completed in November 1918 with a total of 22 cars… Continue reading No drawings, no tooling, but Mitsubishi Model A made it

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Back on the road (the mud?) again: Landy No.1 back to life

PRETORIA, South Africa - After playing a starring role in Land Rover’s 70th anniversary celebrations in 2018  the ''missing'' original-launch Land Rover demo vehicle from the 1948 Amsterdam auto show is back on the road (and in the mud) for the first time since the 1960s, It's been through a year-long restoration/rebuild was by a… Continue reading Back on the road (the mud?) again: Landy No.1 back to life

Auto Shows, Datsun, historic vehicles, Motoring News, nissan

Dat’s sun collection by Free State’s Oom Freek

ROSSLYN, South Africa - Datsun is calling on all fans - new and old - as it announces the opening of car-enthusiast Freek de Kock's auto museum: about 120 Datsun and Nissan vehicles spanning decades will be accessible to everybody. The museum, in Bothaville, South Africa, was started by De Kock in 2007. It claims… Continue reading Dat’s sun collection by Free State’s Oom Freek