Articles tagged NEC

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Race Retro

Stoneleigh Park The Parisian Rétromobile has the flair, manufacturer support and big-budget displays, but our own International Historic Motorsport Show has a home-spun charm that is hard to match. Somehow, Stoneleigh Park’s agricultural centre in the rolling fields of Warwickshire seems the perfect setting for the particular breed of hard-worn old car enthusiasts who flock there each February –...

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Autosport International

Birmingham NEC Celebrating the career of John Surtees, a fabulous collection of cars and motorcycles took centre stage as the Autosport International Show kicked off another racing season in the halls of Birmingham’s NEC. Unfathomably, the voluminous calls for ‘Big John’ to be knighted were once again ignored in the New Year’s Honours list at the start of the 50th anniversary year of his Ferrari...

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Button & Co put on a show

The 20th edition of the Autosport International show at Birmingham’s NEC hosted star guests such as current Formula 1 World Champion Jenson Button, Allan McNish, Martin Brundle, Christian Horner and Sir Stirling Moss. David Brabham ran his annual charity karting race, for which five-time Le Mans winner Derek Bell was race director. This year various drivers including Anthony Davidson, Andy...

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The Motor Sport Month - Historic News

'Other' Austin F1 race blooms A grid of 30 1966-83 Formula 1 cars from the Historic Grand Prix group proved a popular support to the revival of the United States GP at the Circuit of the Americas in November. The 10-lap HGP event was won by former Formula Atlantic star Dan Marvin aboard Phil and Kathy Reilly's 1974 Brabham BT44. Marvin qualified fourth, took the lead on lap four, and pulled away...

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Classic showtime

There is always something to investigate at the annual NEC old car gathering Can’t say I found a show-stopping item at the NEC Classic Car Show this time, barring a concept car that won’t be built, but it’s good to see clubs have fun with their stands. In its centenary year Morris made a splash, with the oldest Bullnose and a bus built to carry the works band around – including gramophone and one...

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Kevin Magnussen

Father Jan didn’t quite crack F1, but his son might do just that after a meteoric rise. Next stop, McLaren... In December 1995 a cheeky kart racer named Lewis Hamilton introduced himself to Ron Dennis at the Autosport Awards, setting in motion a chain of events that led the mercurial youngster to make his F1 debut with McLaren in 2007. Seven years on the team is again fast-tracking a promising...

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Auctions

RM Auctions/Sothebys @New York November 21 Art of the Automobile $62.8m sold in two hours 16 of 31 lots achieved over $1m 11 cars achieved world record prices, including: 1964 Ferrari 250LM, Class winner at Daytona, 1968: $14.3m 1938 Talbot-Lago T150-C SS Teardrop Cabriolet: $7.2m 1955 Maserati A6G/2000 Spyder: $4.5m Other notable cars: 1959 Ferrari 250GT SWB ‘Competition’ Berlinetta Special: $7m...

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Matters of moment

It’s become something of a running joke in these parts that editor-in-chief Nigel Roebuck doesn’t ‘do’ social media, particularly since he wrote about his reservations on our website a few months ago. Of course, by submitting that article he inadvertently made himself a talking point for a few hours, suitably enough, on Twitter. How exquisite. Perhaps it’s just as well for Nigel to avoid the ‘...

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Blackpool Rocker

In 1990 we joined the throng of Birmingham Motor Show, compressed around the TVR stand. In pre-feminist times, this would simply have indicated that TVR had cheerfully decided to exploit another skimpily attired girl. Not this time. What emerged was the most gorgeous British sports car since the '60s, and TVR had fittingly exhumed the Griffith name to accompany that seductive prototype. Recently...

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Fast, Furious and Fun

If you haven't been to watch Formula Three this year, you have missed some of the best racing ever. Only two competitive chassis (Ralt and Reynard), three engines (Toyota, Alfa and Volkswagen), control tyres (Avon), yet more than a dozen drivers who can be within a second of each other in qualifying — and that is just out of the thirty Class A cars. In Class B, for cars of at least a year's...

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