Retromobile Paris 2020

Bugatti Retromobile

Retromobile Paris still knows how to put on a great show. Arguably one of the best of its kind. There was a huge variety of machinery to gawk at including more Alfa Romeo 6 and 8C’s in one room than I’ve ever seen before, a myriad of Bugatti’s, ex-Le Man sports racers, Grand Prix cars, tractors and the most wonderful cross section of Tatra’s. There was everything to see and plenty of time to see it. The event covers five days from Wednesday to Sunday. If you were looking for hard to find parts for your pre-war Peugeot, Bugatti or Amilcar then you were in luck. There were a host of sellers with a huge selection parts.

The usual high end sellers were present as always with some fantastic consignments. Max Girardo impressed with an ex-Schumacher Ferrari F1 car from 2995 whilst Fisken’s brought the, perhaps more exciting, ex-Jacky Ickx Ferrari 312 B2 among other great cars. For the early Alfa Romeo fans the Lukas Huni stand had the most incredible selection of 6C and 8C models. For those who have not been I would highly recommend it. I enjoyed Retromobile Paris more than the UK offerings plus… it’s in Paris. Who doesn’t want to spend a weekend in Paris?

Spa Six Hours weekend with XK140 and TVR Grantura

September always proves to be a hectic month with both Goodwood Revival and Spa Six Hour just two weeks apart. Following our success at Goodwood we prepped two more cars and headed off for Belgium. We brought with us the Jaguar XK140 of Joao Mira-Gomes and the TVR Grantura of Ernst Luthi. Both cars ran faultlessly all weekend. The XK140 ran in the Motor Racing Legends combined race for the Woodcote Trophy and Stirling Moss trophy and the TVR ran in the Masters pre-66 GT race. Charles Rainford shared the drive with the owner of the TVR in the 90 minute race. Being the only car in their class they came home with a trophy for 1st in class! We’re already looking forward to next years Spa Six Hour race.

Spa Six Hours Jaguar XK140

Spa Six Hours TVR Grantura

Firle Hill Climb 2019

Last week we attended this years running of the revived Firle Hill Climb. Organised by the Bo Peep Drivers Club. We’ve been attending and supporting this event for a few years now and very much enjoy it. This year we brought with us the Marcos 1800GT, Lotus Elan and James Rainford’s Lenham Le Mans. Joining us with the Marcos was Harry Harrison. Harry’s father bought the car from new and took part in a publicity film, driving the Marcos to Africa. You can see the film on Youtube below.
Firle Hill Climb 2019 Firle Hill Climb 2019

Second Place in the St Mary’s Trophy at Goodwood Revival 2019!

John Cleland and Charles Rainford finished the weekend in second place overall in the St Marys Trophy at Goodwood Revival 2019! Our 1958 Volvo PV544 has undergone a lot of development this year, all of which paid off this weekend. Both John and Charles drove the socks off the car to finish 2nd overall at the end of the weekend. Thanks again to all at Goodwood who work so hard to put on the event and all the other competitors who worked so hard to put on such a great race.

St Marys Trophy Goodwood Revival John Cleland Charles Rainford St Marys Trophy Goodwood RevivalSt Marys Trophy Goodwood Revival John Cleland Charles Rainford