Goodwood does it again: Impressions of this year’s Revival

Twenty-one years young, the brainchild of the Duke of Richmond is in full swing. We spent a couple of days at the rolling West Sussex circuit and bring you our memories of, and thoughts on, the best historic motor racing in the world. Things have moved on since 1998, and for those lamenting ...
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Bonhams’ 2019 Revival sale: Bugatti Type 57 Atalante comes out top

Held in a quiet but serious atmosphere, this year’s Goodwood Revival auction grossed just over £8m with 60% of the 103 cars offered finding new homes. As we predicted, after the sale of the Aston Martin DB4 GT pre-event for an undisclosed sum, top-selling car, at £1.5m all-in, was the Bugatti...
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Bonhams to offer 1932 Bugatti Type 55 at Rétromobile 2020

Next February, Bonhams will headline its Paris sale with the famous ex-Geoffrey St John, Figoni-bodied 1932 Bugatti Type 55. In other news this morning, ‘by mutual agreement’ the Donald Campbell DB4 GT has been pulled from the Goodwood catalog...
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Hampton Court Concours of Elegance 2019

Despite being its fourth consecutive visit to the Tudor royal palace on the banks of the River Thames, Britain’s premier concours event has lost little of its allure. The weather gods were a little unkind to entrants on Friday, Owners Day, ...
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Salon Privé 2019: Bigger and better than ever

Having given the Bagley brothers’ upmarket car event at Blenheim Palace a miss for a few years, it was interesting to spend Thursday – Salon Privé Concours d'Elégance day – in the grounds of the Duke of Marlborough’s extensive estate...
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The Men Who Made the Market – Nicholas Mee

“I’ve been fortunate to meet and deal with a great number of influential people from the UK and overseas. I’ve met captains of industry, prime ministers, royalty, nobility and many celebrities. I’ve sold cars to scrap metal merchants educa...
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News in a nutshell: The 8-point Monterey snapshot

First, congratulations to Sir Michael Kadoorie of Hong Kong for winning Best of Show with his handsome 1931 Bentley 8 Litre Tourer, an appropriate choice given the centenary celebrations and a welcome change from the usual French Grandes Routière...
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It happened in Monterey 2019: All the numbers

Probably with a sigh of relief, the Big Three auction houses have packed up their tents for another year on the Monterey Peninsula. Despite bumper catalogues, gross figures were down and a smaller percentage of cars sold. The combined gross f...
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