Motors

Friday, 17 May 2024 10:40

Amalgam Collection, makers of the world’s finest car models, has today unveiled 1:8 and 1:18 scale models of the Scuderia Ferrari 499P, celebrating the racing machines that triumphed at the 24 Hours...

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Thursday, 16 May 2024 11:32

A full-service advertising agency, with offices in Albrighton and Birmingham, is on course to deliver one of the largest TV ad campaigns in MG Motor UK’s history.

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Wednesday, 15 May 2024 01:12

The history of the Portuguese car industry is filled with good examples of the significance of Portuguese entrepreneurship, the desire to "give new worlds to the world", the enormous capacity to get...

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Sunday, 05 May 2024 23:28

The Little Car Company, craftsmen of limited edition scaled electric vehicles in partnership with the world’s foremost car brands, recently welcomed HRH Prince Michael of Kent and a number of...

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Friday, 03 May 2024 10:15

Zeekr is proud to announce that the all-electric (EV) Zeekr 007 luxury sedan won the prestigious Red Dot Award for its exceptional design in the category Product Design.

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Monday, 29 April 2024 11:14

Global electric mobility technology brand Zeekr celebrated its third anniversary by revealing the all-new Zeekr MIX based on the new SEA-M electric vehicle architecture.

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Sunday, 14 April 2024 13:26

The latest Morgan Plus Four combines the company’s signature blend of industry-leading craftsmanship and engineering honesty to create the purest expression of the four-wheeled Morgan sports car...

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Monday, 08 April 2024 10:10

“Sales of electric vehicles are still rising, despite the gloom from Tesla earlier in the week,” Ian Plummer (pic), Commercial Director at Auto Trader, said.

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Thursday, 04 April 2024 11:05

Palazzo di Varignana has announced the return of the Concorso d'Eleganza Varignana 1705, set to take place between 27-29 September 2024 – showcasing a carefully curated line-up of cars with a...

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Thursday, 04 April 2024 10:59

Wembley is gearing up to host one of the most anticipated automotive showcases of the year – Petrolheadonism Underground as it makes its return.

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Thursday, 14 March 2024 10:59

From its facilities in Perafita, on the outskirts of Porto, Adamastor is currently working on the development of the first Portuguese supercar.

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Wednesday, 28 February 2024 10:28

British electric vehicle manufacturer Tevva has kicked off the first of its 2024 Customer Experience Days, with 40 prospective customers enjoying a day at Tevva London in Tilbury driving the only...

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Saturday, 24 February 2024 10:33

The world’s finest model makers, Amalgam Collection, have announces a special Man and Machine edition perfectly capturing Bugatti legend Jean-Pierre Wimille and the Type 59 he raced at...

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Thursday, 22 February 2024 10:24

The Little Car Company, manufacturers of scaled and electrified re-imaginings of the world’s most legendary cars, will once again take a selection from their stable to the International Concours of...

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Monday, 19 February 2024 00:46

Famous for making the most perfect large scale model cars in the world, Amalgam Collection is proud to add two handcrafted models to its already extensive Lamborghini portfolio – the seminal...

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Tuesday, 06 February 2024 17:42

Julie Mehretu presents her first design studies for the 20th BMW Art Car.

The National Motor Museum at Beaulieu has started the year with news that it has reached the £50,000 mark with its Sunbeam 1000hp restoration campaign.

The Museum is now appealing for more support to get the restoration to the next step in the goal of hearing its engines roar again and raising £300k to restore World Land Speed record car and taking it to Daytona in the USA for the centenary of its record-breaking 200 mph attempt in 2027. Visitors to Beaulieu can currently see the exposed chassis on show in the National Motor Museum, and on the January 27th a special talk at Beaulieu will see the Museum’s Manager and Chief Engineer Doug Hill and Senior Engineer Ian Stanfield talk about the efforts to restore the impressive car.  

The evening will have a special guest appearance from land speed record holder Richard Noble. Proceeds from the Transport Torque evening will go to the Sunbeam 1000hp restoration campaign. The Sunbeam 1000hp Restoration Campaign was launched with Hampshire-based Brookspeed Automotive in March.

To help raise the profile of the vehicle’s centenary celebrations and fundraising campaign – through individual donations and corporate sponsorship – there are plans to take it to Europe and on tour to motoring museums across America. Opportunities will also be offered for schools, colleges, and universities to get involved with STEM workshops and activities.

The Sunbeam’s two 22.5 litre engines, which each produced 435bhp, have not run since before World War II more than 80 years ago – after corrosion attacked internal workings. With painstaking rebuilding, using specialist knowledge and bespoke parts, National Motor Museum engineers will recapture the sounds, sights and smells of this ground-breaking machine and help to preserve it for future generations.

Designed and built solely to break the 200mph barrier, this immensely powerful machine was driven by Major Henry Segrave to become the fastest car in the world. The Museum’s Michelle Kirwan says: “Funds are now needed to gear up a level to complete the second engine build and ultimately the full restoration.

“Donations for the Sunbeam 1000hp Restoration Campaign can be made online. Sponsors and corporate donors who would like to be associated with the campaign are urged to get in touch with the Museum’s Development team.”