Articles tagged Chris Evans

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Around the houses

NEWS FROM THE MAIN AUCTION HOUSES AROUND THE WORLD Gooding and Company The auction firm has confirmed a few more interesting cars for its Pebble Beach sale on August 14/15. An ex-Moss/Behra/Taruffi 1956 Maserati 200 SI is expected to fetch in excess of £1.7 million. This particular racer, the works team and development car, was campaigned in many European and South American events in period. It...

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Hamilton's day in the sun

Lewis celebrating his British GP win with the crowd at Goodwood was just one highlight of another superb Festival of Speed. Here follow some of the others Lord March couldn’t have asked for more. Just seven days after that brilliant wet-weather win in the British Grand Prix here was Lewis Hamilton at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, eager to meet his adoring public and bask in the deserved glory...

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Boom and bust

Cars are still selling but the Credit Crunch looms… The very first production D-type going under the hammer was always going to cause quite a stir, and sure enough the 1955 Jaguar D-type Sports Racing Car ‘XKD 509’ sold for a world record-beating £2.2 million at the Bonhams Goodwood Festival of Speed sale. It is now the most expensive Jaguar ever to be sold at auction, which is even more...

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RM peels back the years at Battersea

RM Auctions’ second ‘Automobiles of London’ classic car sale landed on Battersea Park again and kicked off with a soirée on the eve of the sale, held in association with Sotheby’s. The theme of the party was The Avengers, and guests were given bowler hats and red carnations on arrival. They tucked into canapés and drank champagne and cocktails while admiring the classic cars on display, and were...

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Our new office: open for business

We have a new riverside home and we’ll produce our 1000th issue this year – two great reasons to celebrate with our friends Motor racing royalty turned out in force for Motor Sport’s 1000th issue celebration at our new riverside offices in Chelsea. Editor Damien Smith and marketing assistant Louisa Skipper greeted guests including Sir Stirling Moss and his wife Lady Susie Moss, Sir Jackie Stewart...

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Andrew Frankel – Road cars

Who’ll buy this beauty? Times change. This week a press release landed not on my doormat but, as they all do these days, in my ‘Inbox’. It was entitled ‘Ferrari President Luca di Montezemolo test-drives the new California’ and in it he opines that it is ‘a great Ferrari that delivers unique driving pleasure’. Contrast this with the statement reputedly released by Maranello’s first boss Enzo...

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He's a record player

DJ Chris Evans’ £5.6m bid for a piece of Hollywood As the glitterati of the classic car world gathered for the RM Legende e Passione auction at Maranello in May, very few of them could have foreseen what was about to happen. A couple of the ex-Formula 1 cars failed to sell, which was a surprise considering the popularity of the F1 Clienti. And then, bang. An ordinary 250GT Lusso sold for £609,000...

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Simon Taylor

Time was when an ambitious young driver could slide into F1 almost unnoticed, develop his skills quietly and rise towards the top at his own pace. But today it's all about the glare of the media. No longer is Fl the preserve of specialist magazines: every tabloid, every broadsheet has its motor racing writer. TV terrestrial, cable and satellite, radio local and national, all know that F1 news is...

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