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IN PRAISE OF OLDER CARS

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Just Because it’s Moving Towards Classic Status Does Not Mean it’s Knackered, says GEM.

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HIGH-PERFORMING FORDS AT THE GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED

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Significant anniversaries for the Model T and Escort, as well as the record-breaking Ford Focus RS WRC, add to Ford motorsport highlights at this year’s event.

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Ford’s best-selling model, the Model T, is 100 years old

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Ford’s best-selling model, the Model T, is 100 years old

The Model T, affectionately known as the “Tin Lizzie”, was launched in October 1908, and rapidly became the world’s best-selling car.

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40 years of the Ford Escort

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40 years of the Ford Escort

In January 1968, Ford launched the all-new Escort family saloon, which became an all-time best-seller. In a 32-year career the Escort always offered remarkable value for money and, to keep abreast of trends and customer demands, the style, specification and equipment of the Escort was regularly refreshed.

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Bring Your Classic car to the Blenheim Palace Concours for a great day out – it’s free to enter

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COYS is to run the famous Blenheim palace Concours event once again this year on Saturday July 5th. It is open to all and free to enter.

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CLUBS HELP TURN BACK THE CLOCK AT BRANDS HATCH

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June ends with a blast from the past at Brands Hatch, with the Autoglym HSCC Historic Festival (June 28th and 29th). With a thrilling series of races, excellent support from the enthusiasts’ clubs and a great range of off-track attractions and children’s entertainment, it promises to be a fun-packed weekend for all the family.

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60 Ferraris in Heritage Parade at Le Mans

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At 7.30am on Saturday 14th June, the morning of the Le Mans 24 Hours, some 60 Ferraris took to the circuit for the Heritage Parade, organised by Motor Racing Legends. This gives Le Mans-goers the unique opportunity to drive three high-speed parade laps of the full, 8.5-mile race circuit in their own cars, just a few hours before the start of the world’s greatest endurance race.

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RACY ATTRACTIONS REV UP FOR AUTOGLYM HSCC HISTORIC FESTIVAL

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A fabulous and varied selection of racing cars, from a stunning Aston Martin DBR9 to a Ford Model T-based dragster, will be on show in the Autoglym motorsports arena, one of the many off-track attractions to complement the racing at this year’s Autoglym HSCC Historic Festival at Brands Hatch on June 28th and 29th.

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STRONG BIDDING AT BROOKLANDS

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The latest ‘Classics from BCA’ sale at the Brooklands Motor Museum suggested that the market for classic cars seems to be avoiding the worst effects of the ‘credit crunch’.

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THE WORLD’S BEST DRIVERS AND RIDERS GATHER AT THE GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED TO ENTERTAIN THE WORLD’S BEST DADS

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With Father’s Day just around the corner, Goodwood is encouraging all good sons and daughters to show just how much they appreciate their dad, by treating him to a visit for this year’s Festival of Speed, being held at Goodwood House, near Chichester, West Sussex, on 11-13 July.

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