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  • Kingsley switches to cryo blasting | Classic Car Business

    News Kingsley switches to cryo blasting Tuesday, 22 March 2022 at 12:00:00 UTC By Al Suttie Range Rover restorer using dry ice stripping Kingsley Re-Engineered has moved to using dry ice to remove rust from vehicles it’s preparing for restoration. The company says the new method that uses a carbon dioxide granulate can help it save up to 70% more of the original panels and chassis than traditional sand blasting. It will also offer the cryo dry ice blasting service to other specialists. Damon Oorloff, founder of Kingsley Re-Engineered, said: ‘Rust is one of the biggest challenges we have to overcome being Range Rover Classic specialists, but also an issue we’re keen to solve. We’re introducing cryo cleaning to the stripping process as it’s not only a safer, more gentle way to rid cars of corrosion, it’s also less abrasive and that leads to having a better chance of saving original panels and chassis parts that would otherwise be condemned. ‘I’m a big believer in working with other specialists but also opening the doors of Kingsley to others. That’s why we’re not just offering this service for our customers and Range Rovers in particular, but any other specialists are welcome to see the process and request a quote from us to assist with their projects.’ The company has set up a dedicated website for this service to other companies. https://www.iceblasting.co.uk/

  • CYCLING INDUSTRY .NEWS | Classic Car Business

    ABOUT US FLEET WORLD GROUP CYCLING INDUSTRY .NEWS TORQUE Since going live in February 2016, CyclingIndustry.News has rapidly gained ground in the world of cycling industry B2B publishing, offering industry professionals a daily digest of breaking news, features and trusted analysis. An accompanying trade magazine is published bimonthly. Written by an editor with more than a decade of experience in bike-specific B2B publishing, as well as a roster of industry experts adding regular contribution, CyclingIndustry.News can be relied upon for timely and accurate industry data, market trend analysis and the discovery of opportunities to help drive your sales. Trade Journal Dipping into print toward the tail end of 2016 with its debut Trade Journal , CyclingIndustry.News now has six print magazines a year circulated as a hard copy to the UK bicycle industry, but read digitally as far afield as Australia and the U.S. ​ With the editorial focus concentrated on education, analysis and market data the industry feedback on issue one was almost unanimously “I read it cover to cover”. We warmly welcome industry input and with each issue will carry a smattering of trade opinions, so if you’d like to be involved, let us know. Social ​ With a further reach running into the tens of thousands across our social media platforms CyclingIndustry.News is perhaps the trade’s most active B2B in the bicycle industry. You can follow us on: Twitter: @cyclingindustry , @marksuttonbike Facebook: www.facebook.com/cyclingindustrynews/ Instagram: CyclingIndustryNews LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/cycling-industry-news Subscribe In the UK bicycle business and want to lay your hands on a copy? Sign up here , or simply flick page to page online here .

  • Bentley restores oldest T1 | Classic Car Business

    News Bentley restores oldest T1 Wednesday, 20 April 2022 at 9:00:00 UTC By Al Suttie First T-Series begins full restoration Bentley is starting the restoration of the very first T-Series model. The project is being carried out by apprentices at the Crewe factory and Bentley specialists. After being brought out of 15 years of storage, the 1965 T-Series is being assessed for what work is required. When the restoration is complete, which Bentley estimates will take 18 months, the car will join the firm’s Heritage Collection. Work on this very first T-Series started in October 2016 and was then put on hold until now. The engine is now running and work has started on the bodywork. https://www.bentleymotors.com/en.html

  • Mecum hits record $234 million at Kissimmee sale | Classic Car Business

    News Mecum hits record $234 million at Kissimmee sale Friday, 20 January 2023 at 16:30:00 UTC By Al Suttie Mecum achieves $234 million of sales at 12-day auction The Mecum Kissimmee sale is billed at the world’s largest collector car auction and it lived up to the billing with $234 million (£189 million) of vehicles sold during its 12-day run. 2023 is the second year in a row where Mecum has exceeded $200 million in sales at its first auction of the year, and more than 4000 vehicles were consigned. At the end of the sale, 3180 vehicles had been sold, giving a sale rate of 79.5%. Out of those sales, 13 vehicles went for more than $1 million, including a 1970 Pontiac GTO Judge Ram Air IV Convertible. The highest price was achieved by a Ferrari F40 that sold for $3.135 million (£2.53 million). European models locked out the top five highest prices, with the F40 followed by a Ferrari 275 GTB/4, BMW 507 Roadster, Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing, and a Ferrari 330 GTS. http://www.mecum.com

  • Hagerty becomes VSCC insurance partner | Classic Car Business

    News Hagerty becomes VSCC insurance partner Tuesday, 2 August 2022 at 8:00:00 UTC By Al Suttie Three-year deal for Hagerty as VSCC insurance partner Hagerty and the Vintage Sports-Car Club have announced a three-year partnership to provide insurance to the club’s members. As well as providing insurance for VSCC members, the deal will also offer those in the club additional benefits such as exclusive editorial features for the VSCC. Hagerty will also help the club look at how it can attract newcomers to vintage cars and motorsport. Tania Brown, Club Secretary of the VSCC, said: ‘We are delighted to partner with Hagerty, we have worked with them for a number of years and are delighted to extend our partnership. This latest exclusive deal will see us working together even closer for the benefit of our respective members, particularly promoting the use of vintage and classic cars and working on key challenges together, such as helping youngsters access insurance.’ Mark Roper, Managing Director of Hagerty International added, “Partnering with a brand as important to the industry as the VSCC creates a great opportunity to promote vintage cars to a new audience and we are excited to work together over the next three years.’ http://www.hagerty.co.uk www.vscc.co.uk

  • New Skills Zone | Classic Car Business

    News New Skills Zone Monday, 21 February 2022 at 0:00:00 UTC By Al Suttie Federation Skills Zone at Practical Classics show The Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs and Federation Skills Trust are working with In-Comm to create the new Federation Skills Zone at the Practical Classics Classic Car and Restoration Show at the NEC, Birmingham on 18-20 March. The new zone has been established ot encourage more enthusiasts into the historic vehicle industry and fill the gap for the number of apprentices needed. David Whale, Chairman of the FBHVC, explains: ‘The objective is to give enthusiasts visiting the show the chance to learn from the professionals who train apprentices and other young people. ‘As well as meeting and speaking with lecturers from In-Comm Training, they can learn how to measure bore size and check valve clearances on an MG Magnette cylinder block and head. They can examine examples of core engineering skills, such as turned and milled components, or examples of welds in three types of material.’ https://www.fbhvc.co.uk/

  • Dave Youngs becomes Peter James Partnership Director | Classic Car Business

    News Dave Youngs becomes Peter James Partnership Director Friday, 22 July 2022 at 9:00:00 UTC By Al Suttie Insurer appoints new Partnership Director Classic car insurer Peter James has appointed Dave Youngs as its new Partnership Director. Youngs will head up the implementation of a new, innovative and value-adding club proposition to car and bike clubs across the UK. He has 15 years’ experience in the classic car insurance field. The company says this new proposition will offer increased benefits to clubs by providing ongoing financial support, adding value to club membership, and working with partners to design bespoke products and tailored pricing for insurance for club members. Peter James is also keen to support the future of classic car clubs through the development of insurance schemes for younger classic vehicle enthusiasts. Garry Carlin, Head of Classic at Peter James Insurance, said: ‘I’d like to welcome Dave to the team. We look forward to forging closer relationships with our club partners by offering bespoke support solutions. The appointment demonstrates the commitment by Peter James to be the insurance provider of choice for classic vehicle clubs and their members.’ https://www.peterjamesinsurance.co.uk/

  • Trainee Marketing Assistant - Car & Classic - 100% RemoteHome BasedAbout you You have studied Digital Marketing at college or university. You are passionate about Marketing and are keen to develop your skills in a busy, dynamic team. Self-organised, versatile, driven and a doer, you are known as being reliable. People enjoy working with you, as you get things done, and elevate the offering through a combination of skill, energy and will. In short, you are passionate about what you do and love doing it. You may have held a previous role, and you are looking for your next adventure. You want to be a part of something new with an exciting growth phase, and you are looking to make a contribution to that journey. About the role You will join our small, but growing Marketing team at Car & Classic. This role requires someone with excellent written, verbal & organisational skills. A self-starter with a passion for Marketing with strong attention to detail and an analytical mind, able to interpret complex data. About us Car & Classic are Europe’s largest classified and listings website with 2.5 million unique visitors per month. We were acquired by Cazana in 2018 and have been working tirelessly to improve the experience of Car & Classic for all. The website is trusted and loved by many as can be demonstrated by our hundreds of positive reviews. We have an extraordinary team of car enthusiasts, designers, technologists, and operators and we’re looking for another expert who can help get the best cars in front of our audience. Our aim is to build the largest marketplace for classic and specialist vehicles globally. Role and responsibilities • Building email campaigns • Building email lists & segments • Researching & gathering content • Social media campaign support • Market research • Assisting CRM Specialist with projects • Campaign reporting

    Job opportunities Trainee Marketing Assistant - Car & Classic - 100% Remote Home Based Job description About you You have studied Digital Marketing at college or university. You are passionate about Marketing and are keen to develop your skills in a busy, dynamic team. Self-organised, versatile, driven and a doer, you are known as being reliable. People enjoy working with you, as you get things done, and elevate the offering through a combination of skill, energy and will. In short, you are passionate about what you do and love doing it. You may have held a previous role, and you are looking for your next adventure. You want to be a part of something new with an exciting growth phase, and you are looking to make a contribution to that journey. About the role You will join our small, but growing Marketing team at Car & Classic. This role requires someone with excellent written, verbal & organisational skills. A self-starter with a passion for Marketing with strong attention to detail and an analytical mind, able to interpret complex data. About us Car & Classic are Europe’s largest classified and listings website with 2.5 million unique visitors per month. We were acquired by Cazana in 2018 and have been working tirelessly to improve the experience of Car & Classic for all. The website is trusted and loved by many as can be demonstrated by our hundreds of positive reviews. We have an extraordinary team of car enthusiasts, designers, technologists, and operators and we’re looking for another expert who can help get the best cars in front of our audience. Our aim is to build the largest marketplace for classic and specialist vehicles globally. Role and responsibilities • Building email campaigns • Building email lists & segments • Researching & gathering content • Social media campaign support • Market research • Assisting CRM Specialist with projects • Campaign reporting Apply

  • New J40s launched | Classic Car Business

    News New J40s launched Friday, 25 February 2022 at 0:00:00 UTC By Al Suttie Continuation J40s revealed The J40 Motor Company is introducing a continuation series of the popular pedal cars. They will be sold by the company, owned by Burlen, alongside a restoration service for the tiny Austin machines. Customers for the continuation cars will be able to order bespoke colour and trim finishes. The increase in sales will also see the firm take on new employees at its Salisbury base, though the J40s will be sold through its Bicester Heritage site. Mark Burnett, Managing Director of Burlen, said: ‘The J40 is a true classic car and its owners require the same level of specialist support as any other classic vehicle to ensure their survival. ‘Burlen has offered continuous support to the global classic vehicle community for many years, and we understand how important a reliable supply of parts is to keep historic vehicle alive. While we operate in a classic world, our attitudes towards manufacturing and product is wholly modern and these attitudes and skills will be no different within the J40 Motor Company.’ https://www.j40motorco.com/#/

  • Vintage Air launches New Generation climate control | Classic Car Business

    News Vintage Air launches New Generation climate control Tuesday, 13 December 2022 at 10:30:00 UTC By Al Suttie New Magnum climate control systems from Vintage Air US-based manufacturer of air conditioning systems for classic cars and hot rods Vintage Air has introduced its Gen 5 Magnum and Super Magnum climate controls. The new systems are fully electronically controlled and use higher torque actuator motors than in other climate control systems it produces. The Super Magnum has the largest blower motor the company has yet built and delivers 20% more cubic feet per minute of air than the standard Magnum product. Vintage Air’s systems come with a three-year warranty and are complete with all components to install them. http://www.vintageair.com

  • GTO expands parts supply | Classic Car Business

    News GTO expands parts supply Wednesday, 23 February 2022 at 10:00:00 UTC By Al Suttie Lamborghini and Maserati added to GTO parts offer Ferrari parts specialist GTO Parts has added Lamborghini and Maserati to its inventory. Both classic and modern cars from the two Italian manufacturers are now available to order from the firm’s UK, US, and Italian bases. Mark Lyon, Managing Director of GTO Engineering and GTO Parts, said: ‘The combination of our cumulative know-how and expertise as classic and modern Ferrari specialists, with our black book of Italian automotive suppliers and distributors, made it a natural next step for us to branch out and offer components for Lamborghini and Maserati.’ The models that GTO Parts will cater to with this new selection ranges from the 350 GT to the Huracán for Lamborghini, and for Maserati, the 3500 to the Levante. Original and manufactured components for these cars will include exhaust systems, brakes, clutch and transmission systems, body panels, suspension parts, engine gasket sets, as well as additional parts that are available upon request. https://www.gtopartsshop.com/en-gb

  • National Motor Museum begins upgrade | Classic Car Business

    News National Motor Museum begins upgrade Thursday, 8 December 2022 at 9:30:00 UTC By Al Suttie New entrance works starts at National Motor Museum The National Motor Museum at Beaulieu is set to start work on a new entrance and exhibition areas will begin in 2023. With a £200,000 grant from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sports, the Wolfson Foundation, and the Galleries Improvement Fund, it is the start of a four-phase development of the museum. The first phase in 2023 will redeveloped the entrance gallery, while two further spaces will be redeveloped into a single gallery. National Motor Museum Trust Chief Executive Jon Murden said: ‘This major grant will enable us to start the first phase of our planned works next year. It is the first step on a long road, with bold plans to raise £15-20 million over the next seven years to fully realise our ambitions. ‘We must improve our museum spaces, equipment and interpretation for younger visitors, as well as upgrade facilities for the conservation and restoration of our 285 display vehicles. We also plan to open up our internationally-acclaimed stored collections of more than 1.9 million items of automobilia, and make them accessible for everyone to see. The world of motoring is rapidly changing and we must keep pace to tell its story.’ http://www.nationalmotormuseum.org.uk

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