Morris Minor 1000 Traveller Seen Near Shaftesbury

Posted By: Simon Sage | Posted On: 24th October 2020

Our very good friend Oliver Harry, who writes all the Buyer's Guides and many other articles for My Classic was visiting Fonthill Lake, near Shaftesbury at the weekend and spotted this perfect classic car photo. Fonthill Estate, situated in the heart of south west Wiltshire, consists of farmland, woodland and formal gardens and is the home of Lord Margadale. A visit to their website http://www.fonthill.co.uk  you will not only be able to see the outstanding natural beauty of the Estate, but also its incredible history and all the activities that take place within it. They have a number of fabulous venues available to hire for weddings & parties; it is also possible to rent commercial space as well as residential; you can board a mare at our Stud, and even buy timber or agricultural produce direct from the farm.

AND THEY’RE OFF- AGAIN…Historics Auctioneers returns to Ascot Racecourse !

Posted By: Simon Sage | Posted On: 20th October 2020

Historics returns to Ascot Racecourse for an open-to-public live sale on 28th November Historics’ front-running auction venue this year, Ascot Racecourse, has been announced as the location for its major, open-to-public winter sale on Saturday, 28th November 2020. The return to the world-famous venue comes ten weeks after Historics rousing public autumn sale there on 26th September, which returned an 80% sale rate on a gross of £4.6m. Its 2020 opener in March was also staged at Ascot, just one week before the pandemic lockdown. Throughout the year, Historics has successfully stuck to its policy of staging public-facing auctions where possible with strict observance of all prevailing COVID-19 conditions, and the Winter sale will be no different, supported as ever by live online bidding via its partner Bidpath. Historics founder and Managing Director, Mark Perkins, commented: “We appreciate the support, experience and guidance of Ascot Racecourse during these unprecedented times, working together to stage our open-to-public auctions, and equally we applaud the wonderful commitment of our legion of loyal supporters.” Historics 2020 auction swansong will again include a minimum of three viewing days and take full advantage of the open nature of the venue to display the 150+ varied entries…

INTRODUCING THE MINTEX CLASSIC BRAKE PADS & SHOES RANGE…

Posted By: Simon Sage | Posted On: 17th October 2020

Using modern materials on historic back plate shapes and shoe platforms, the new range will ensure a wide range of performance classic brake pads and shoe linings will be readily available to service the classic car market. As well as providing brakes for the expert classic car enthusiast for road use, Mintex also has a range of brakes specifically for the classic rally and circuit racing scene both pre and post war vehicles. Whether you have a Jaguar D-Type, Aston Martin or something completely unique, Mintex can manufacture brake or shoe linings for your car. Your classic vehicle is precious, buy Mintex performance classic brakes and treat it with the respect it truly deserves. The Mintex Classic range is sold by Questmead, distributor of specialist racing products for the classic market. PERFORMANCE CLASSIC CAR BRAKES FROM THE PIONEERS OF THE DISC BRAKE Classic car brakes from Mintex, one of the most famous brands in motorsport with more than 90 years of race winning experience, has been manufacturing brake systems for over 100 years. As one of the pioneers of the brake discs and pads that we know today, Mintex has extended its racing range to ensure parts are readily available…

C-X75 — THE MOST ADVANCED JAGUAR EVER CREATED

Posted By: Simon Sage | Posted On: 8th October 2020

When Jaguar unveiled the C-X75 in 2010, it was the beginning of a new chapter in innovation and technological advancement that would see the car evolve from a design concept to a fully working prototype in just two years. In that incredibly short time span, Jaguar and development partner Williams Advanced Engineering have created an all-wheel drive, plug-in parallel hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) with the world's highest specific power engine and Jaguar's first carbon composite monocoque chassis. Although the decision was taken in 2012 that as a result of the global economic climate the C-X75 would not enter full production, it was clear that it was a powerful showcase for Jaguar’s world-leading expertise in lightweight vehicle construction and the ideal test-bed for the company’s innovative research into high-performance, low emission powertrains. The great achievements in the development of C-X75 prototypes, including cutting-edge hybrid technologies, carbon composite materials and advanced design solutions pioneered in association with Williams Advanced Engineering will be utilised in other areas of research and development, innovative future products and next-generation engineering for the Jaguar brand. “The C-X75 programme represents the pinnacle of Jaguar's engineering and design expertise. It is arguably the world's fastest test-bed for the world's…