Nuts & bolts

  • Orsi's Unique talents

    13 Jun 2011

    Adolfo Orsi will be heading the panel of judges once again for this year’s Uniques concours in Italy in September. Early entries include a 1933 Pierce Arrow Twelve Convertible Sedan that belonged to the actress Carole Lombard, Clark Gable’s wife. 

  • Grampian appeal

    13 Jun 2011

    Grampian Transport Museum is inviting anyone with a pre 1990 car, commercial or motorcycle to come along to a traditional afternoon gathering of classic and vintage vehicles on Sunday 24 July from 12.30-4.30pm. Entry forms can be found on the Grampian Transport Museum website:

  • Laguna poster revealed

    10 Jun 2011

    The Jaguar E-type inspired artist Bill Patterson when he was
    commissioned to come up with a poster for the 2011 Rolex Monterey
    Motorsports Reunionat at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca from August 19-21.
    Jaguar is this year’s featured marque.

  • Renault specialist moves

    10 Jun 2011

    Historic motorsport engineering firm and Classic Renault specialist, Rob Campbell’s Racing Restorations, has moved new Worcestershire premises. See the website for details or call 01386 555577.

  • Up the bracket

    10 Jun 2011

    Laser Tools has launched a new offering (Laser part no: 5158) that enables fast, one-handed removal of exhaust brackets from rubber hangers. It sells for £25 and the long handles will help to avoid hot exhausts and are foam-dipped to let you grip stiff rubber hangers. 

  • Damon stands down

    07 Jun 2011

    After five years in the role, 1996 F1 World Champion Damon Hill OBE is to step down as British Racing Drivers' Club President at the Club’s Annual General Meeting on 25 August.

  • Sussex on TAP

    06 Jun 2011

    The first Regis “TAP”, organised by Bognor Regis Motor Club Ltd and raising funds for St Wilfrid’s Hospice, Chichester, takes place on September 4. See here for details.

  • Day on a bald mountain

    06 Jun 2011

    Peter Auto's sprightly canter up one of Europe's longest and most spectacular hillclimbs – Mont Ventoux the Giant or Provence – takes place from 24-26 June. Click here for details.

  • Faux amis

    03 Jun 2011

    Latest additions to Gabriel de Meurville's stable of exciting figures are Barry Sheene and Jenson Button. They cost £160 each (plus £10 for delivery within UK). See www.excitingfigures.co.uk

  • Patrick cars for sale

    03 Jun 2011

    Bonhams is offering two cars from the Patrick Collection at its annual sale of Collectors’ Motor Cars and Automobilia at Goodwood Festival of Speed on 1 July 2011. With one owner from new and minimal mileage on the odometers, the 1986 Lancia Delta S4 ‘Stradale’ and the 1990 Alfa Romeo SZ Coupé have attracted pre-sale estimates of £80-100k and £20-25k respectively. See www.bonhams.com/cars