RAC Rally of The Tests Makes Its Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show Debut

Posted By: Simon Sage | Posted On: 1st October 2019

A special treat awaits visitors to this year’s Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with Discovery, as classic rallying specialists, HERO Events, brings the 2019 RAC Rally of the Tests to the NEC for the very first time. On Saturday 9 November, cars and crews competing in the RAC Rally of the Tests, arguably one of the UK’s toughest events, will take on an indoor course in one of the seven show halls. With a wonderful selection of classic and vintage vehicles competing, the crews will be battling it out to set the fastest time to lift the winner’s trophy at the finish line. Show Director Lee Masters said: “This is an opportunity to get up close to the action and admire these rally cars once the test is over. It’s a fantastic addition that is guaranteed to make this year’s show even more of an attraction.” The action, which will last for around two hours, takes place in Hall 6 and will see competitors tackling a thrilling speed and agility test. This will mark the halfway point of the Rally, and crews will be waved away from the NEC to continue with the event. On hand to provide commentary and…

Streetscene – Jag in the Sun !

Posted By: Simon Sage | Posted On: 21st September 2019

Saw this 1988 Jaguar XJS out and about in the sunshine this morning, so just had to take it's photo to share with you !

Rolls-Royce Recreates Historic Motor Show at 2019 Goodwood Revival

Posted By: Simon Sage | Posted On: 15th September 2019

  Rolls-Royce Motor Cars marks the 21st edition of the Goodwood Revival this weekend with a display that takes visitors on a journey back in time to the glamorous world of the 1950s. For the 2019 Goodwood Revival, the March Motor Works will be painstakingly transformed into a replica of the marque’s motor show stand of the period. The centrepiece will be an example of the company’s pinnacle product of the Revival period, the 1959 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud I two-door drophead coupé. Finished in Black and Red with a matching hood, the car is one of just a handful crafted by coachbuilder H. J. Mulliner. Rolls-Royce will be represented on the legendary motor circuit throughout the event by a magnificent 1961 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II long wheelbase saloon. Finished in Sage Green over Smoke Green, this imposing four-door limousine, which has recorded just 9,500 miles in its 58 years, will form part of the Course Director’s entourage. Invited guests will have the opportunity to experience the marque’s defining ‘magic carpet ride’ in surroundings where the only audible sound is, famously, the ticking of the mechanical dashboard clock. Throughout the weekend, visitors will also be able to see cars from today’s…

Streetscene – Volkswagen T2 Camper Ice Cream Van

Posted By: Simon Sage | Posted On: 10th September 2019

I was working in Rushden, in Northamptonshire  last summer on a project just when the Rushden Lakes shopping centre opened. Walking over with some colleagues after work to try a new restaurant and we came across this great Volkswagen T2 Camper Van which had been converted to an ice cream van. It was operated by 'Camper Cones' and a search on Google found their Facebook page where their Camper Van was available for hire around the Kettering and Higher Ferrers area. Just a pity it wasn't open for us to try a cone !