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  • Everrati expands with Aria

    News Everrati expands with Aria Thursday, 14 April 2022 at 10:00:00 UTC By Al Suttie Classic EV convertor partners with Aria Group Electric car conversion firm Everrati has announced a new partnership with the Aria Group to meet increased demand for its EV classic cars in the US. UK-based Everrati and Aria in the US will focus on Porsche 911 conversions built at Aria’s factory in Irvine, California. Aria has previously worked with Singer and Radford Motors, and has also worked with OEM on low-volume vehicle manufacturing. Justin Lunny, Founder and CEO of Everrati Automotive Limited, said: ‘I am absolutely delighted to announce our agreement with Aria Group. It is a world leader in the precision build of specialist high performance vehicles and the perfect partner for Everrati as we rapidly expand our global footprint.’ Clive Hawkins, President and CEO of Aria Group, added: ‘Over many years, Aria Group has garnered a reputation as a leader in the low-volume, high-end vehicle engineering and manufacturing space. Everrati’s products, such as the redefined Porsche 911 (964), set new standards for electrified iconic vehicles and we are excited to be playing a key role in the company’s expansion into the US market.’

  • MINI Recharged now open for orders

    News MINI Recharged now open for orders Tuesday, 8 November 2022 at 10:15:00 UTC By Al Suttie Order book open for EV-converted classic Minis MINI Recharged is now taking orders for its electric conversions for the Mini, with prices starting at £42,000 for customers who supply their own vehicle. The company can also source a Mini for customers and prices for this option begin at £62,000, while the firm’s Bespoke range is more expensive still. Designed and built in the UK, with approval from BMW, MINI Recharged has designed is EV conversion so the original Mini remains as it was with its petrol engine. No new holes are drilled and the conversion is completely reversible. There are two modes available with the car: Pure and Sport. The Pure mode offers 0-62mph in 11.5 seconds and 78mph flat out, while the Sport setting improves those figures to 8.5 seconds and 92mph, respectively. With a 6.6kW onboard charger, the MINI Recharged can be charged in three hours using a 7kW home wall box or nine hours with a standard three-pin sockets. Driving range on a fully charged battery is 103 miles. Recharged Heritage director Tom Festa said: ‘We attach great importance in ensuring that MINI Recharged conversions retain the authenticity of the original vehicle when we marry it to the latest 21st Century EV technology. Not only does this idea underline the legacy of the traditional British brand, but also demonstrates British engineering excellence fit for the future.’

  • SEMA stand call

    News SEMA stand call Tuesday, 1 March 2022 at 12:00:00 UTC By Al Suttie Stands now available for 2002 SEMA show Show stands for the 2022 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) event are now available. The show runs from 1-4 November in Las Vegas, Nevada and is the largest automotive trade event in the world. More than 100,000 trade professionals from across the vehicle maintenance, restoration electronics sectors are expected to attend. SEMA Vice President of Events Tom Gattuso said: ‘With buyers and media from all over the world in attendance, exhibitors have unlimited opportunities to engage in meaningful conversations that lead to profitable business partnerships. ‘In-person interactions have greater meaning today than ever before. The ability to communicate face-to-face, witness a live product demonstration, and take a photo with a celebrity is rare. The SEMA Show offers four full days of valuable activity both on and off the show floor.

  • Mountune expands to offer historic race engines

    News Mountune expands to offer historic race engines Wednesday, 22 September 2021 at 23:00:00 UTC By Alisdair Suttie Mountune Classic Engines has been launched by David Mountain to offer historic race engine builds, component design, and support third parties with restoration work. Renowned for its tuning work on Ford models, Mountune Classic Engines will work on Crossflow, Twin-Cam, BDA and BDT engines, including the YB motor. Services provided are full engine builds, component redesign and manufacture, and dyno facilities. Other engines can also be catered for. David Mountain said: ‘Our reputation has been forged on the back of designing and building race-winning engines, incorporating the latest technology and principles. It’s easy to forget that we’ve also been developing and building a wide variety of customer engines to the highest level for over 40 years, which means we have built up a vast wealth of knowledge that can be applied to almost any application. ‘Our new Mountune Classic Engines offering is primarily aimed at the Ford engine’s, which we have a huge amount of experience with, but we can also work on a number of other marques, whether it be a classic Jaguar XK or a Ferrari. If it’s from a historic race car or a classic car restoration project, we’re happy to discuss.’

  • Bicester Motion unveils Innovation zone

    News Bicester Motion unveils Innovation zone Monday, 6 February 2023 at 12:30:00 UTC By Al Suttie Next step of Bicester masterplan revealed with Innovation zone The next stage of Bicester Motion’s development masterplan is the Innovation zone and its due to open for occupation at the beginning of 2026. The 230,000-sq-fit space will be home to mobility companies and form part of the larger 1-million square foot plan for Bicester Motion as a hub for firms dealing with the past, present and future of transport and mobility. Daniel Geoghegan, the Chief Executive of Bicester Motion, said: ‘Our vision is greater than Heritage, creating a place that doesn’t just nurture the classic car industry, but also helps build solid foundations for the future of mobility. Our 444-acre development is called Bicester Motion, because that’s what this site has always been about: motion in all its forms. ‘What we’re creating here is a blank canvas in the centre of the UK where OEMs and mobility businesses can innovate and educate in a beautiful green space developed not just around work, but around leisure and tourism. Just as our Heritage Scramble events attract thousands of visitors each year, we intend to turn Motion into a community, a destination and a vibrant attraction for the local community and UK visitors alike.’

  • CCA reports strong collections sales

    News CCA reports strong collections sales Monday, 11 April 2022 at 11:30:00 UTC By Al Suttie Private collections selling well says CCA Classic Car Auctions (CCA) reports there is strong interest for collections at its sales, with three in 2022 already recording a 100% sale rate. Recently, CCA has dealt with three very different types of collection, ranging from a deceased estate to a number of Jaguar and Land Rovers from a collector. The firm also handled 15 collection sales in 2021 and achieved a 100% sale rate for these too. Gary Dunne, CCA Sales Manager, said: ‘There is quite a market for cars coming from a collection, we find our buyers are very open to a project but also to a car that has been well cared for. If it comes from a collection, then the buyer will feel very comfortable in purchasing it.’ Dunne added: ‘We are seeing an increase in the number of collections being offered and at our recent sale we managed three very different types of collections from the initial opening of the doors to preparing the cars for viewing on the sale weekend. ‘Certainly from experience, whether it is a solicitor wishing to sell a deceased estate for a family, or simply a client with a large collection, they often ask how much of the sale process can CCA can look after. We pride ourselves on having a full solution, working with our partners to extract the cars, load them onto trucks and store them ready for auction day.’

  • Ford unlocks archive

    News Ford unlocks archive Monday, 20 June 2022 at 14:30:00 UTC By CCB staff Ford Heritage Vault offers archive access Ford has launched its Heritage Vault that offers access to more than 5000 photographs and brochures. This is the first time the company has permitted this access and it says it will continue to add to the archive. The Ford Heritage Vault is fully searchable and it’s free to download material from the website, which also covers Lincoln models and Ford from the firm’s beginning in 1903. ed Ryan, Ford archive and heritage brand manager, said: ‘We’re opening up in a way we’ve never done before. Our archives were established 70 years ago, and for the first time, we’re opening the vault for the public to see. This is just a first step for all that will come in the future.

  • Bicester boss wins Outstanding Leader award

    News Bicester boss wins Outstanding Leader award Tuesday, 24 May 2022 at 15:30:00 UTC By CCB staff Autocar awards Dan Geoghegan top award Bicester Motion’s CEO Dan Geoghegan has been names Autocar magazine’s Outstanding UK Leader in its 2002 Awards. In choosing Geoghegan, Autocar said earned the award for leading his team in redefining the automotive experience for the modern era through real estate. Editor Mark Tisshaw said: ‘The real potential of the idea was unleashed when Geoghegan and his team launched plans to use the attractions to draw in other businesses and to divide the huge site into four separate quarters: Heritage; Wilderness for day visitors and campers; Experience for drivers and the car companies who need their custom; and Innovation for start-up technology businesses seeking new premises in a savvy, tech-aware environment.’ Dan Geoghegan commented: ‘I was absolutely delighted to receive such recognition from Autocar, a journal and team we greatly respect. Bicester Motion is much more than a place of work, which explains why so many leading automotive companies thrive here. We have a clear vision for the future, it is truly an exciting time to be part of the mobility industry in the UK.’

  • Classic Car Business News | Classic Car Business

    News Hampson Auctions enjoys 75 percent sale rate Tuesday, 14 March 2023 at 12:00:00 UTC Notable results among 75% sale rate By Al Suttie Read more Flying Spares adopts motto: Recycle to Preserve Monday, 20 March 2023 at 15:30:00 UTC Core message affirmed from Flying Spares By Al Suttie Read more Bruce Meyer donates famous ’32 Ford to Petersen museum Friday, 17 March 2023 at 11:30:00 UTC McGee Roadster donated to Petersen Automotive Museum By Al Suttie Read more H&H sale makes more than £3 million Friday, 17 March 2023 at 10:45:00 UTC Rolls-Royces star at H&H Duxford sale By Al Suttie Read more Letchworth sale majors on affordable classics Friday, 17 March 2023 at 10:15:00 UTC First classic sale of 2023 exceeds estimates for LMA By Al Suttie Read more The Beast sells for £72,500 Friday, 17 March 2023 at 10:00:00 UTC Merlin V12-powered one-off finds new owner By Al Suttie Read more Lunaz builds first Aston Martin DB6 EV conversion for US Thursday, 16 March 2023 at 10:15:00 UTC First EV DB6 US commission for Lunaz By Al Suttie Read more Ford Escort is most searched for classic Wednesday, 15 March 2023 at 12:15:00 UTC Escort is most popular with online buying searches By Al Suttie Read more 1 2 3 ... 29 1 ... 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 ... 29

  • Flying Spares adopts motto: Recycle to Preserve

    News Flying Spares adopts motto: Recycle to Preserve Monday, 20 March 2023 at 15:30:00 UTC By Al Suttie Core message affirmed from Flying Spares Rolls-Royce and Bentley spares specialist Flying Spares has distilled its business mission into a new statement, which is ‘Recycle to Reserve.’ Flying Spares director Neil Arman said: ‘By dismantling one wrecked Rolls-Royce or Bentley we keep another six on the road. The new motto is useful for both our staff and customers, reflecting the fact that we know more and care more about these cars than almost anyone. It recognises that some cars are beyond repair while also highlighting our overriding aim to always save as much original Rolls-Royce and Bentley engineering as possible.’ At present, the company recycles around 95% of the parts it strips from cars, and the company is aiming to increase this number further. Neil Arman added: ‘We scour the globe for original parts, for example, from specialist garages that are shutting down. We also buy cars in all states of disrepair. If they can be resold as restoration projects, brilliant. If not, they go for dismantling at our Market Bosworth HQ. We go to extraordinary lengths, like taking apart tappets to see if any component can be reused. ‘We transform smashed-up, burnt-out, rotting Rolls-Royces and Bentleys into quality recycled parts – great for vehicle authenticity and environmental sustainability, not to mention significantly cheaper than new parts. That’s not sacrilege, it’s a win-win-win.’

  • NEC show hailed a success

    News NEC show hailed a success Tuesday, 15 November 2022 at 16:15:00 UTC By Al Suttie Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show back on form It was a welcome return to form for the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show at the NEC on 11-13 November. A total of 69,324 visitors attended the show over the three days, taking the attendance back to pre-Covid levels. There were 300 car clubs present and 3000 vehicles made up the show. Clarion Events’ Lee Masters said: ‘What an incredible weekend! The atmosphere was fantastic with passionate enthusiasts filling the halls. I was excited walking around watching the interactions between people. The community coming together made me feel emotional and proud of the movement. Also, the quality of exhibits and displays were off the chart, people went above and beyond. Huge thanks to all the clubs and our partners, exhibitors, and visitors for their continued support.’ On the Saturday, Silverstone Auctions sold £7.3million worth of cars with a 75% sales rate and six new world record price tags. On Sunday, 141 motorcycles went under the hammer with 85% sold for £750,000, while around £100,000 was secured from 72% of the automobilia lots. Richard Morley, from Lancaster Insurance Services, said: ‘There is nothing quite like being back with everyone at the NEC for the season finale and celebrating our shared passion for classic cars. This year truly summed up what our community means to so many, being part of the family, and it’s a family we are proud to be a part of.’ Dates for the 2023 Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show have been confirmed for 10-12 November at Birmingham’s NEC venue.

  • BMH adds more TR parts

    News BMH adds more TR parts Monday, 12 December 2022 at 10:30:00 UTC By Al Suttie New Triumph TR panels offered by BMH British Motor Heritage has added new panels for the Triumph TR range. A cold air intake flap is one of the new panels and is available for for the TR4, 4A, 5, 250, and 6 models. It comes with an electro-coated finished and costs from £20 plus VAT. An extra heavy duty battery bar for the TR6 is the other new panel offered by BMH. This costs £12 plus VAT.

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