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Daily Archives: October 23rd, 2015

We are very sorry to report the passing of Ann Riley (born Ann Wisdom), on 14 October 2015, after fighting illness.

As Pat Moss’s long-time co-driver in international rallying, Ann and Pat were one of the most formidable and successful teams in the sport, not only in the Ladies’ category, which they habitually dominated, but competitive at the same level as the men in this exciting, colourful and gruelling sport.

Pat and Ann were prominent competitors from 1956 to 1962, after which Ann retired to start her family, but it was the duo’s outstanding success as outright winners of the four-day/four-night Liege-Rome-Liege Rally, which made them legendary in motor sporting circles. Their long-time friend, and later team manager, Stuart Turner, always described this as one of the most amazing drives he had ever seen. Read More »

– Hexagon Modern Classics celebrates a successful Total 911 Awards, held at its headquarters in north London
– Eleven gongs were handed out, including two a piece for Nick Tandy and Autofarm, along with an Editor’s Choice award for Hexagon Modern Classics
– Star guest on the night was Total 911 columnist and 2015 Le Mans winner Nick Tandy, who took part in a fascinating Q+A
– A selection of Hexagon’s Porsche collection was on display including a 993 RS ‘Clubsport’, 9M 993 speedster, a 993 Turbo S and a 928 GTS
– For more information about Hexagon Modern Classics visit http://hexagonmodernclassics.com

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Regent Street mile of styleHundreds of veterans, classics, moderns and futuristic electric vehicles will turn London’s premier shopping street into a unique free-to-view motor show for the day

A celebration of 125 years of motoring’s past, present and future awaits visitors to London’s Regent Street on Saturday, 31 October between 10.30am and 4pm. Read More »

The Baja Portalegre 500 cross-country rally is being held in the Portalegre municipality of the Alentejo region in the eastern part of Portugal, near the Spanish border. Organised by the Portuguese Automobile Association, official competition vehicle inspections took place on Thursday this week ahead of the rally beginning. The Outlander plug-in hybrid EV (PHEV), Mitsubishi Motors’ rally car, passed without any problems and is the only entrant in the newly-established TE class [1].

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Porsche Carrera16-17Porsche Carrera Cup GB has revealed the four finalists who will go head-to-head for the 2016/2017 scholarship programme at an assessment day at Silverstone on 28 October. The four supremely talented and ambitious young drivers were selected from a record-breaking pool of applicants and fended off competition from some of the finest racing talent in the UK to get to the final evaluation stage. Read More »

– Legendary Jaguar test driver Norman Dewis OBE confirmed for the Interview Stage at Classic & Sports Car – The London Show
– Dewis developed many of Jaguar’s most famous models, including the influential E-type
– Latest additions to the Interview Stage also include McLaren F1 designer Peter Stevens and The Classic Car Show’s Alex Riley
– In partnership with Smooth Radio, the Interview Stage will see a host of other motor industry stars including Ross Brawn OBE, Ant Anstead and David Brabham, all interviewed by Henry Hope-Frost over the course of the three-day show
– Classic & Sports Car – The London Show will feature more than 300 of the world’s most prestigious classic cars
– Key attractions will include the naming of the public-voted Best British Car Ever in association with Autoglym, a celebration of Aston Martin in association with EFG International and display of
Sir Stirling Moss single-seaters
– Inaugural show will take place from 30th October to 1st November 2015 at Alexandra Palace, further information and tickets available at http://www.classicandsportscarshow.com

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