Nick Mason drives for Audi Tradition at Goodwood

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  1. Ingolstadt, 2007-06-12
    Nick Mason drives for Audi Tradition at Goodwood

    * Pink Floyd drummer in an Auto Union Type C Silver Arrow


    Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason will be on the grid for Audi Tradition at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. A member of possibly the greatest rock band of all time, Mason will be driving an Auto Union Type C dating from 1936, perhaps the brightest star in Audi Tradition’s collection. Thomas Frank, Head of AUDI AG’s heritage division, is delighted: “We consider ourselves extremely fortunate to have secured Nick Mason to represent us at the world’s most important festival for historical racing cars.”

    The Pink Floyd musician readily agreed to attend the Goodwood Festival of Speed (22 to 24 June 2007) in an Auto Union Type C, and commented, “My dream of getting behind the wheel of this car has come true and I am fully aware of how privileged I am to do so.” 16 cylinders, 520 bhp, 340 km/h flat out: in 1936 the Auto Union Type C was the measure of all things. Bernd Rosemeyer drove this motor-racing icon to victory in the European Championship, the German Championship and the German Hillclimb Championship – and it was in a Type C that he established the reputation that assured him of enduring glory among racing fans the world over. Rosemeyer furthermore won his last Grand Prix at the British event exactly 70 years ago. This car, which was designed by Ferdinand Porsche, was also driven by Hans Stuck, Achille Varzi, Ernst von Delius, H.P. Müller and Rudolf Hasse. As all the racing cars of this model that remained in Zwickau after World War II were lost to the reparations and have never been seen since, this crowning jewel in the long history of AUDI AG was faithfully rebuilt by Crosthwaite & Gardiner in England.

    Nick Mason has already driven a number of test laps with the reconstructed original and was enthralled: “Absolutely fantastic.” The Pink Floyd drummer experienced no problems whatsoever with the Auto Union Type C, which is said to be difficult to drive. Indeed, given the rock star’s second passion, this was hardly surprising: Nick Mason is the devoted owner of a collection of 35 racing cars which he drives with consummate skill. For instance, the Pink Floyd member has competed in the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans on five occasions.

    The four rings of the Audi badge symbolise the brands Audi, DKW, Horch and Wanderer, which were later combined under the umbrella of Auto Union. Auto Union and NSU, which merged in 1969, made many significant contributions towards the development of the car. AUDI AG was formed from Audi NSU Auto Union AG in 1985. Together with the two traditional companies Auto Union GmbH and NSU GmbH, Audi Tradition nurtures and presents the deep and diverse history of Audi. The Audi museum mobile at the Audi Forum Ingolstadt is open daily from Monday to Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
     
  2. Festival of Speed: muddy good fun

    25 June 2007

    The Goodwood brand of wet weather, it seemed to all who attended the 2007 Festival of Speed, must simply be better than the ordinary kind.

    Though all three days of this year’s programme – which over the weekend was run on a record-breakers’ "Spark of Genius" theme – was often affected by thunderstorms and driving rain, practically every one of the promised great cars ran up the hill or appeared on static display (see gallery), and the usual sell-out crowd thronged Lord March’s Chichester estate.

    As promised, a remarkably eclectic collection of stars and celebrities turned up, wowed the crowd, and departed (like the rest of us) with smiles on their faces.

    The cars

    Visitors were treated to flat-chat displays from the likes of the Bugatti Veyron, Maserati GranTurismo, Caparo T1, Aston Martin DBS, Gumpert Apollo, KTM X-Bow, even Mercedes’ new SLR McLaren Roadster, in the supercar run. Formula One cars past and present included Tyrrell’s awesome six-wheeler P34 from 1977, Honda’s RA301 (star of that TV ad), and Williams' 1987 championship-winning FW11.

    The festival’s line-up of land speed record-breakers included the Napier-Railton Special, as driven recently by Steve Cropley, the Delage V12 driven to a world first 143mph in 1924, and one of Mercedes’ infamous ‘Blitzen Benzes’.

    Pre-war Brooklands racers, Indy 500 racers, international sports car racers, contemporary world rally cars, TT racing motorbikes, classic CanAm cars, international racing saloons, Pikes Peak rally cars and Group B rally cars also roared up the hill.

    The drivers

    Lewis Hamilton may have been centre of attention at the festival after his first two wins in F1, but he was joined by all three other current British F1 drivers, and all four were duly mobbed.

    Those with an eye for the slightly less well known automotive celebrity may have bumped into rallying legend Michele Mouton and WTCC champion Andy Priaulx. More venerable stars like Stirling Moss, Jackie Stewart, Jochen Mass, Derek Bell and John Surtees also starred, while WRC rallying heroes Carlos Sainz and Colin McRae won the knowledgeable crowd’s deep admiration.

    Autocar at the wheel

    Those at the festival over the weekend may also have seen various Autocar staffers and contributors getting a drive up the hill. Editor-in-chief Steve Cropley drove Jaguar’s XJ13 sports car racer and features editor Mike Duff the Roush Ford GT 600 RE.

    News editor Dan Stevens, on the other hand, was taken for a ride in the Maserati GranTurismo by Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason, and Chris Harris took a ride in Caparo’s 1000bhp-per-tonne T1. Our man Colin Goodwin even got a passenger ride on the back of a Ducati 999 MotoGP superbike.

    Read their reports on their own Festival of Speed experiences in Autocar magazine, out June 27
     
  3. #3 ajzahn, Jun 25, 2007
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    The one-off 'Ferrari P4/5 by Pininfarina' was one of last year's most sensational new arrivals on the rather crowded supercar scene and a huge draw with the public wherever it went, and it's Goodwood Festival of Speed debut over the weekend was to be no different a proposition. Whether it was lurking in the canvas covered shadows of the Sunday Times Super Paddock, burbling along the track access roads, or racing up the 'Hill' it was always the focus of a battery of camera lenses.

    Commissioned from the famous Italian design house by American Ferrari collector Jim Glickenhaus, who was at Goodwood over the weekend along with Salvatore Barone, who looks after his impressive car collection, and Pininfarina engineer Paolo Barone, the Ferrari P4/5, is based around the Enzo floorpan and mechanicals and seeks to draw design inspiration from the historic Ferrari 330 P4. No expense was spared during the project and no compromise considered; the result is a truly unique supercar which is officially recognised by Ferrari.

    The P4/5 made its world debut at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in California last August before being shipped over to France the very next month where it took pride of place on the Pininfarina stand at the Paris Mondial de l'Automobile. Since then it has made several high-profile appearances around Europe as Jim firmly believes in using each car in his collection on a daily basis.

    Italiaspeed last caught up with Jim and the P4/5 in the glorious surroundings of the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este back in April, and in the intervening period since he and the car have both had a busy schedule, it now has 4,000 miles on the clock, the high point being taking part in the XIX Giro d' Sicilia Targa Florio (3-11 June). At Goodwood the P4/5 was still carrying its Targa number decals (#118). "The Targa was amazing," says Jim, "we did 800 miles, it has 900 turns and the original Targa course was unbelievable.

    "But it's also magnificent to drive a modern car," he continues, "you sit there, the air conditioning is keeping you cool, you're listening to the 'Good, Bad and the Ugly' soundtrack on your iPod, what's not to like?" The Sicilian roads are notorious for their poor conditions but the the P4/5 easily coped with the difficult surfaces and ran faultlessly, "We did nothing, we didn't even add a quart of oil in it," says Jim, "we did literally nothing, and we ran some really hard miles on it."

    However, before the week-long Targa appearance the P4/5 had a very important appointment to keep on the way down to Southern Italian island. "After Villa d'Este we drove down to Maranello, had lunch with Jean Todt, we had a wonderful time, and it was great to take it to the people in the factory who loved it." Created at Pininfarina's facility in Turin, this was the first visit of the P4/5 to the fabled Maranello home of the 'Prancing Horse' brand.

    The P4/5 is a truly distinctive supercar, its slippery lines a hit wherever it goes, and Jim is clearly satisfied with the way the project has turned out. "The thing about it is that when people see it is that it brings a smile to people's faces," he says, "The one thing that I think Pininfarina really accomplished is that while it does have a touch of the old days in it, it really does stand on its own, its not a replica P4. Sal spent months at Pininfarina as we got it right." Following a scheduled service post-Goodwood the P4/5 will be returning to the US where Jim expects to drive it on a more regular basis.


    >>> www.italiaspeed.com/2007/events/goodwood_fos/ferrari_p45_by_pininfarina/gallery_goodwood/gallery.html
     
  4. #4 ajzahn, Jun 25, 2007
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    The one-off 'Ferrari P4/5 by Pininfarina' was one of last year's most sensational new arrivals on the rather crowded supercar scene and a huge draw with the public wherever it went, and it's Goodwood Festival of Speed debut over the weekend was to be no different a proposition. Whether it was lurking in the canvas covered shadows of the Sunday Times Super Paddock, burbling along the track access roads, or racing up the 'Hill' it was always the focus of a battery of camera lenses.

    Commissioned from the famous Italian design house by American Ferrari collector Jim Glickenhaus, who was at Goodwood over the weekend along with Salvatore Barone, who looks after his impressive car collection, and Pininfarina engineer Paolo Barone, the Ferrari P4/5, is based around the Enzo floorpan and mechanicals and seeks to draw design inspiration from the historic Ferrari 330 P4. No expense was spared during the project and no compromise considered; the result is a truly unique supercar which is officially recognised by Ferrari.

    The P4/5 made its world debut at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in California last August before being shipped over to France the very next month where it took pride of place on the Pininfarina stand at the Paris Mondial de l'Automobile. Since then it has made several high-profile appearances around Europe as Jim firmly believes in using each car in his collection on a daily basis.

    Italiaspeed last caught up with Jim and the P4/5 in the glorious surroundings of the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este back in April, and in the intervening period since he and the car have both had a busy schedule, it now has 4,000 miles on the clock, the high point being taking part in the XIX Giro d' Sicilia Targa Florio (3-11 June). At Goodwood the P4/5 was still carrying its Targa number decals (#118). "The Targa was amazing," says Jim, "we did 800 miles, it has 900 turns and the original Targa course was unbelievable.

    "But it's also magnificent to drive a modern car," he continues, "you sit there, the air conditioning is keeping you cool, you're listening to the 'Good, Bad and the Ugly' soundtrack on your iPod, what's not to like?" The Sicilian roads are notorious for their poor conditions but the the P4/5 easily coped with the difficult surfaces and ran faultlessly, "We did nothing, we didn't even add a quart of oil in it," says Jim, "we did literally nothing, and we ran some really hard miles on it."

    However, before the week-long Targa appearance the P4/5 had a very important appointment to keep on the way down to Southern Italian island. "After Villa d'Este we drove down to Maranello, had lunch with Jean Todt, we had a wonderful time, and it was great to take it to the people in the factory who loved it." Created at Pininfarina's facility in Turin, this was the first visit of the P4/5 to the fabled Maranello home of the 'Prancing Horse' brand.

    The P4/5 is a truly distinctive supercar, its slippery lines a hit wherever it goes, and Jim is clearly satisfied with the way the project has turned out. "The thing about it is that when people see it is that it brings a smile to people's faces," he says, "The one thing that I think Pininfarina really accomplished is that while it does have a touch of the old days in it, it really does stand on its own, its not a replica P4. Sal spent months at Pininfarina as we got it right." Following a scheduled service post-Goodwood the P4/5 will be returning to the US where Jim expects to drive it on a more regular basis.


    >>> www.italiaspeed.com/2007/events/goodwood_fos/ferrari_p45_by_pininfarina/gallery_goodwood/gallery.html
     
  5. #5 ajzahn, Jun 25, 2007
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    Ferrari once more took pride of place at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this weekend, its exclusive nature emphasised by its now-traditional location in the majestic Stable Courtyard. Ferrari GB has been present at the Festival of Speed for several years now in the historic cobbled stables, a perfect symmetry with the 'Prancing Horse' brand being emphasised by this positioning.

    In fact Ferrari stamps its exclusive nature right across the Festival of Speed, which has in recent years has grown to become one of the most important dates on the global automotive calendar. While the other prestige car makers have their display stands clustered together of the other side of the 'Hill' track which divides the rolling grounds, Ferrari's offering is situated on the side which features all the car paddocks, and adjoins Earl March's spectacular country mansion.

    And not only this but whilst all the supercars, including such luminaries as the Bugatti Veyron, sit in undistinguished rows in the 'Supercar Paddock' Ferrari's representatives at the Festival (this year a 599 GTB Fiorano and 612 Scaglietti) join the supercar batch, imperiously appearing through the Courtyard's tall Ferrari-emblazoned arched gateway and then roll down a wide pathway to enter the track access road via their own dedicated gateway.

    This year Ferrari is celebrating its 60th anniversary, and this weekend has seen the culmination of the Ferrari 60 Relay, a global journey involving over than 10,000 owners and their cars which started in Abu Dhabi in January and has just culminated in Maranello with several thousand cars converging on the home of the marque on Saturday. At the same time as a cast including Michael Schumacher, Felipe Massa and Kimi Raikkonen were wrapping proceedings up at Fiorano, Ferrari GB were flying the 60th anniversary flag at Goodwood with six significant models from the six decades that the car maker has been building ground-breaking cars.

    "We've got a car from every decade and we're really reinforcing the message that we've got 60 years of history here," a Ferrari spokesman tells Italiaspeed at Goodwood, "so we've got the 250 Testa Rossa from the 50s, the 250 GTO from the 60s, 365/4 GTB Daytona from the 70s, the F40 from the 80s, the F50 from the 90s, and from the 2000s the Enzo; so its really the development of the Ferrari over the 60 years of the company, and that's reinforced by the images you can see here, one from each year since 1947 with significant events, significant race victories and significant people. We've also got the 60 Relay baton here, the symbol that went around the world on the Ferrari 60 Relay." The sixty symbols, which stretch the full length of the display, perfectly illustrate Ferrari's 60 year history and allow visitors to gain a snapshot of the company's development. The Relay 'baton', encrusted along its flanks with each of the 60 symbols is impressive in the flesh and caps the display.

    "It's important for us to be here in Goodwood with the international importance and significance of this event," says the Ferrari spokesman, "a lot of good customers and prospective customers are here, along with the fans, lots of interesting people." And Ferrari's display is busy, right from the moment the gates opened at first light on Friday, and with around 150,000 visitors expected over the three days there was never going to be a quiet moment in the Courtyard.

    Alongside these six significant cars which illustrate the history, Ferrari are presented two of their current road range models: the mind numbingly powerful 599 GTB Fiorano and luxurious 612 Scaglietti. The 599 GTB Fiorano was introduced a year ago in Geneva, and it has raised the supercar bar - by some considerable margin with some of the specialist motoring magazines going as far as saying that it has rendered the Mercedes-Benz SLR 'obsolete'. It started trickling into the UK at the end of last year and already has developed a 3-year waiting list.

    The 612 Scaglietti joined the 599 on the 'Supercar Run'. "The 612 Scaglietti is in police livery," says the Ferrari spokesman. "That was actually the lead car on our 60 Relay when that went round the UK in April, and that was driven in the UK by members of the Association of Chief Police Officers. Here its being driven up the 'Hill' during the supercar run by members of the Sussex constabulary to promote their road safely campaign, you can see on the front of the car it says 'think!', and really the message there is that you can own a car like a Ferrari and still drive responsibly, you can be safe and sensible with a car even though it has a top speed of 200 miles per hour. The 612 has a two year waiting list, its a slightly different proposition to the 599 as its a four seater but it is the flagship, the benchmark of the range, for someone who appreciates luxury, discerning quality, they want the Ferrari but don't necessarily need to shout about it, that's why you usually see the car in more conservative colours than the red of the 599 which is quite an aggressive car compared to the Scaglietti.

    "It's a nice environment here and picturesque, exclusivity is fundamental to our brand, if you look at the way our stand is displayed, we're fortunate Lord March has given us this space to show our brand off in the best light. Within the range of cars the GTO is probably worth £5 million and all the owners have been very kind to let us have these cars here without actually cordoning them off."

    Goodwood is the second high profile event for Ferrari GB this month, as just a few weeks ago Ferrari Racing Days 2007 was held at Silverstone. This was the first time the 'Racing Days' event took place in the UK and the extravaganza include rounds of the F430 Challenge as well as the FXX programme. By all accounts it was a big success. "We've had letters from owners saying what a fantastic event, the best event they've been to ever been to," says the Ferrari spokesman, "particularly it was also the Ferrari owners' club's 40th anniversary so we worked very closely with them in the UK to make sure the event was designed around customers, the majority of who were members of the owners' club. We also set the Guinness Book of Records for the parade of cars, 385 of them. The logistics of getting 385 cars on and off the track was quite tricky and the Owners' Club did a fantastic job, the owners were very patient, but when every car came off the track the owners were smiling, they had obviously enjoyed it."

    >>> www.italiaspeed.com/2007/events/goodwood_fos/ferrari_gb_report/gallery_goodwood_612/gallery.html
    >>> www.italiaspeed.com/2007/events/goodwood_fos/ferrari_gb_report/gallery_goodwood_599/gallery.html
     
  6. #6 ajzahn, Jun 25, 2007
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  7. #7 ajzahn, Jun 25, 2007
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    Three stunning Martini-liveried Lancia sports cars from the 1980s took to the Goodwood Hill over the weekend, the LC1 and LC2 which were built to Group C regulations, and the Group 5 'silhouette' Beta Montecarlo. This famous trio of racing machines evoked many fond memories for Festival visitors of the days when Lancia was a force to be reckoned with in international racing circles, an image doubly reinforced by the presence of a beautiful Lancia-Ferrari D50 Formula 1 car in the Cathedral Paddock.

    The Lancia brand throughout its century-long history has been synonymous with cutting-edge technology, engineering innovation and international racing success, and each of these three cars ably represented those fundamental ideals. Any car powered by a Ferrari engine, in the case of the LC2, becomes even more mythical and add in the famous full-length Martini Racing 'stripes' and an extra special machine is guaranteed.

    Built by the Abarth division in 1981, the 'silhouette' regulation Beta Montecarlo featured a small but very powerful and robust 1.4 litre turbocharged 4-cylinder engine. Running in the Group 5 GT class it was a stunning success, winning three World Championships and regularly beating the bigger Porsche 935 in the class above. Entered in the "DRM Grand Touring Legends" category at Goodwood, alongside cars such as the Ford Capri 'Zakspeed', BMW 2002 Gp5 and Porsche 935 'Baby', it was an evocative sight and sound as it screamed up the famous 'Hill' as well as attracting many admiring onlookers while it rested in the paddock.

    Alongside the Montecarlo in the paddock was an LC1 and LC2. These were entered in the "Group C Prototypes" batch and were joined in the category at the Festival by a host of legendary machines from that era including the Porsche 956 which the LC2 went head-to-head with in so many of the world's greatest endurance races, including the Le Mans 24 Hours. The "Group C Prototypes" category saw many famous machines from the 1980s and early 1990s turning out, such as the Porsche 956, 956B and 962, Jaguar XJR6 and XJR9, Aston Martin Nimrod C2B and AMR1, Sauber-Mercedes C11, Mazda 757, Nissan R90 and Peugeot 905B. The LC1 was built in 1982, and in the hands of star Italian drivers Michele Alboreto and Riccardo Patrese these light aluminium-monocoque cars were very fast on the track, although slightly fragile.

    The example at Goodwood was one of four built, and in the hands of Patrese and Teo Fabi it took pole at Mugello, third at Spa and second at Fuji. The LC2 was built in 1984, and to do battle with the dominant Porsche runners Lancia used an 850 bhp Ferrari engine as a stressed part of the Dallara-built chassis. Ultra quick but somewhat unreliable it came second in the World Championship.

    The trio of Lancia sports cars were driven up the 'Hill' at Goodwood over the weekend by Stefano Macaluso a former Italian rally driver who has competed in domestic, Europe and and World Championship-level events, and who is an enthusiastic proponent of these evocative racing cars. Italiaspeed caught up with Stefano after his Sunday afternoon run up the 'Hill' in the LC2, a run when heavy and prolonged rain showers had made the track very wet, dirty and difficult. "The car is very long, designed to be at Le Mans or on a very fast circuit so the feeling is a bit strange for Goodwood. I have driven it three years ago at Vallelunga but at the time I made just two laps. It is an extremely nice experience for sure, the Ferrari engine is extremely powerful and you have big tyres, but at the same time it's not flexible like Formula 1 where the cars are light and have more feeling."

    He is becoming a regular at the Festival of Speed now: "It's my third time at Goodwood, normally I drive in the forest stage as I'm a rally driver, but its my second experience up the Hill. I have been twice in the UK before for the RAC Rally and I have very good memories."

    Stefano wasn't hanging around as he powered the gorgeous LC2 up the 'Hill', the TV commentators describing it as 'one of the most beautiful' racing cars to be built; while the giant monitors caught his power slide on the wet track. "The track is very slippery I almost went out in the first turn to the right," he recalled, "I didn't have much feeling on the road, I think some cars had brought mud onto the track, and conditions under the trees were different so I was careful," he added.


    >>> www.italiaspeed.com/2007/events/goodwood_fos/lancia_sportscars/gallery_goodwood/gallery.html
     
  8. #8 basman007, Jun 26, 2007
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  9. Bonhams’ record £6.1-million sale at the Goodwood Festival of Speed on 22 June 2007 is the best ever in the event’s 15-year history. It is the fourth most valuable motoring auction ever held in the UK. The sale saw no fewer than 14 cars surpass £100,000, with top spot taken by the 1932 Alfa Romeo 8C-2300 Spider which realised a spectacular £1.4-million. In party atmosphere, six-hours of bidding saw 315 lots sold – many way above top estimate - for a grand total of £6,158,731.The auction’s sold-by-value result was no less than 96.2%.

    Bonhams is a founding co-sponsor of the Goodwood Festival of Speed, and in keeping with the event’s 2007 theme of innovation and record-breaking, the automobilia section also excelled with selected lots from the family collection of Land Speed Record hero Sir Henry Segrave achieving a fine £41,000. Sir Henry’s personal photograph and film collection was secured by the National Motor Museum Trust, Beaulieu, where it will join two of his most famous Land Speed Record cars, the 1,000hp Sunbeam and ‘Golden Arrow’.

    Keynote sales were achieved for the 50-year old Leyland transporter truck, built for the Formula One World Championship-winning Vanwall team – estimated to fetch £10–12,000, which sold for a tremendous £62,000. The UK Registration plate ‘FAT 1’ went for a whopping £56,500! DJ Chris Evans and actress Billie Piper both entrusted cars to the Bonhams sale and were rewarded with prices of £73,000 for his 1964 Daimler V8 Vicarage Convertible and £17,250 for her 1989 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe.

    Top lots were: £1,409,500 – 1932 Alfa Romeo 8C-2300 Spider – magnificent 115mph Italian Two-Seater with supercharged 2.3-litre 8-cylinder engine. £452,500 – 1904 Panhard-Levassor 35hp Two-Seater – imposing 7.3-litre chain-driven model from motoring’s pioneer marque. £441,500 – 1926 Mercedes-Benz Model K Torpedo Transformable – exceedingly rare and highly important 6.24-litre supercharged classic. £381,000 – 1959 Lister-Jaguar ‘Costin’ Two-Seater – aerodynamic-bodied sports-racing car with multiple Championship titles to its name. £254,500 – 1954 Bentley R-Type Continental – magnificent streamlined sports saloon, ex-Lord Carnegie. £227,000 – 1964 AC Cobra Mark II – concours-winning Anglo-American classic in stunning condition. £221,500 – 1928 Bentley 6 ½-litre Tourer – open four-seater recalling the Le Mans 24-Hour race-winning legends.

    Group Director of Bonhams’ Motoring Department James Knight said: “ This wonderful result once again demonstrates Bonhams’ winning combination of top quality cars being offered at a truly top quality venue. The prices realised here – generated by tremendous bidding from the very large crowd – could not have been bettered anywhere else.”

    Bonhams, founded in 1793, is one of the world's oldest and largest auctioneers of fine art and antiques. The present company was formed by the merger in November 2001 of Bonhams & Brooks and Phillips Son and Neale UK. In August 2002, the company acquired Butterfields, the principal firm of auctioneers on the West Coast of America and in August 2003, Goodmans, a leading Australian fine art and antiques auctioneer with salerooms in Sydney, joined the Bonhams Group of Companies. Today, Bonhams is one of the largest and fastest growing auction houses in the world. It offers more sales than any of its rivals, through two major salerooms in London: New Bond Street, and Knightsbridge, and a further seven throughout the UK. Sales are also held in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York and Boston in the USA; and Switzerland, France, Monaco, Australia, Hong Kong and Dubai. Bonhams has a worldwide network of offices and regional representatives in 25 countries offering sales advice and valuation services in 50 specialist areas.


     
  10. #10 ajzahn, Jun 26, 2007
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    Bonhams at Goodwood Festival of Speed - 22nd June 2007 - Review

    While the Goodwood Festival of Speed fell victim to unpredictable British summer weather, it spoiled none of the excitement on the hill – nor, indeed, at the Bonhams sale on the Friday.

    The outstanding result of the auction was the £1,409,500 price achieved (including buyer’s premium) for the 1932 Alfa Romeo 8C-2300 Spyder Corto. Archive pictures of the car running in the 1933 Mille Miglia graced the pages of the Bonhams catalogue, alongside modern colour photographs of the glamorous red creature as it is today. And it is indeed a glorious sight, for this Zagato-bodied beauty was restored over many years by David Black, the late and greatly respected Alfa specialist, not for re-sale but for his own use. Since Black passed away in 1990, the car has stayed with his family until being successfully offered for sale by Bonhams last week.

    Meanwhile, the £62,000 paid for the ex-Vandervell Products, Vanwall Formula 1 Team, Leyland Worldmaster Series Royal Tiger Grand Prix Car Transporter might seem a small sum by comparison. Not a bit of it, however, since this was more than six times the low estimate (of just £10,000 – 12,000).

    Also selling well over estimate was the 1937 SS 100 Jaguar Roadster, a car whose meticulous restoration and outstandingly detailed history file helped the bidding to sail past the £145,000 low estimate, past the £160,000 upper estimate, and finally reach a very acceptable £199,500. Another happy vendor.

    Scanning down the results list with its significant proportion of six-figure numbers, your eye might also be caught by the 1964 AC Cobra Mark II, another concours standard car and one just begging to be used in top historic events such as the Tour Auto – in which it took part last year. The new owner paid £227,000 for the Cobra, bang on estimate.

    And picking one final example from the many top vehicles sold, there was a historic racer’s dream in the form of the 1959 Lister-Jaguar ‘Costin’ Sports-Racing Two-Seater. This is a car with the all-important historic provenance of a successful entry in the Goodwood Revival. Mark Hales finished sixth in last year’s Sussex Trophy and it’s easy to imagine the car returning as a regular sight. The estimate was £400,000 – 500,000 but the lucky buyer snapped it up for £381,000.


    >>> www.classicdriver.com/uk/magazine/3500.asp?id=13429
     
  11. Craziest thing. Just earler today i was wondering when i was going to see Nick Mason behind the wheel of a race car again.
     
  12. i hate threads like this.


    OMG COPY AND PASTE ARTICLES BEFORE ANYONE HAS CHANCE TO READ THE FIRST ONE AND COMMENT ON IT!!!
     

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