Nuts & bolts

  • 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

  • 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

  • Fiat facts

    03 Jun 2011

    A new French-language 200-page book on the Fiat 124 family has been launched. With preface by designer Tom Tjaarda and written by Julien Lombard, it is priced at €48. See here for details.

  • Enigmatic show

    03 Jun 2011

    On Sunday 7 August, Bletchley Park, home to the codebreakers of WW2, will again be holding aClassic Car and Motorbike Picnic in the grounds of the 19th Century Mansions.A discount on entry will be offered to owners of classic vehicles: entry will be £5 per car and £3 per motorbike, regardless of how many people are in each vehicle. Click here for details.

  • Top Brits... again

    03 Jun 2011

    No sooner has C&SC completed its complex, hanging-chad-fest poll of the top five Brit sports cars, than the Silverstone Classic is doing exactly the same thing but different. The Northamptonshire festival (22-24 July) has made it a bit easier by whittling the contenders down to a shortlist: AC Cobra, Aston Martin DB5, Austin-Healey ‘Frogeye’ Sprite, Austin-Healey 3000, Jaguar XK120/150, Jaguar E-type, Lotus 7, Lotus Elan Sprintl, MGA, MGB, Morgan Plus 8, Triumph TR3A, Triumph TR6, Triumph Spitfire, TVR Griffith.