We've just returned from the Concours of Elegance and the sublime setting of Hampton Court in London, the palace was the perfect backdrop for the automotive excellence event which ran for three days including the Friday which was owners day followed by two public days.
In just under a week the setting will be set at Hampton Court Palace for some of the rarest cars in existance, in addition to these fine cars, Harry Metcalf of Harry's garage will also be filming his Youtube channel Harry's Garage from the Concours of Elegance event. He will be showcasing some of the finest cars in the world including the Koenigsegg Agera RS Naraya.
It seems like The Festival of Speed was only yesterday, and already the next iteration of Lord March's is on the horizon, with only eight weeks to go until the 20th Goodwood Revival Meet, taking place between September the 8th to September 10th, time to step into your pre 66' finery and enter the halcyon days.
As a highlight of this years event, a tribute to Ecurie Ecosse the legendary Scottish racing team will be performed daily on the race track.
As you've probably heard, the British Government has announced today platoons of self driving trucks (well that's an over statement), rather than small convoys of partially driverless lorries will be taking to the British highways. Couple that with Tesla announcing their truck cabs will be able to achieve 300 mile per charge,
We all love to celebrate when we've had a victory. Why would a manufacturer of luxurious cars react any differently?
The absolute perfect Bentley (in my eyes) was created by the Bentley Motorsports Division, the same team that won first place at Silverstone in May 2014 Blanc Pain Endurance series, with their #7 M-Sport GT3. This gave the Bentley fan something to hold, with which to celebrate this victory - The Bentley GT3-R.
Volvo have been synonymous with safety for many years, building boxy but good cars in the 70's, 80's and 90's, vehicles like the 240 and the 850, however their latest cars hark back to the early years of Swedish manufacturer Volvo's, pretty cars. These were the times when the P1800 and P1900 were the real lookers, with a look as well as a style.
RR seem to be heading back into coachbuilt cars, and with it follows the release of a one-off Rolls-Royce Sweptail which has just made its formal debut at the Concourse d'Eleganza rather unsurprisingly this has caused quite a stir in the automotive world.
This coachbuilt one-off Rolls-Royce is completely bespoke designed and crafted for one special client who by all accounts has according to RR "an outlandish love of opulence and is described as con is your and collective distinctive one-off items including super yachts and private aircraft"
The Nissan Micra - the iconic hatchback, which became bland, bubbly and unappealing to the masses, well that's about to change. For years the Ford Fiesta, Volkswagen Polo and Vauxhall Corsa have dominated the small car market, however Nissan want it back.
It's literally only weeks till our latest car review the MG GS and we have it for a week, and we've prepared a week long challenge for the SUV more about that later - This is the first SUV offered from the classic car manufacturer and tuner MG who have now moved production East, cleverly we've managed to coincide our review of the GS with our coverage of the City Concourse in London.
With the new regulations proposed by the UK Government regarding banning the sale of all Petrol and Diesel engined cars, vans and wagons by 2040 then following it up with a 10 year phasing out period of all combustion engines, ensuring UK roads will be Petrol and Diesel free by 2050 has many people wondering what this means for owners and collectors?
The Goodwood FOS is the epitome of motorsport heritage, the Festival of Speed event is fast approaching in only five weeks, we will be trackside ruminating in all things automotive.
The theme for this year's show is Peaks of performance - Motorsports game changers, celebrating the fastest, most powerful and most expensive and or complicated racing machines and the reins which they broke and how that affected the rules governing these beasts and how the official rules had to be changed e.g. Group B rally.
Since January 2017, Planetauto has exponentially grown and become bigger & better than ever before, allowing us to work with the most prestigious brands within the automotive industry. This includes attending events, launches, reviewing cars and product testing, our goal throughout is to provide high quality unique content to our website & social channel visitors.
We have already attended the London Motorshow, City Concours, Goodwood Festival of Speed and reviewed the 2017...
Classic cars are all the rage so we thought it was about time to review one of the upcoming classics the Volkswagen Golf Mk2 GTI, the hot hatch legend if you will, this particular Mk2 is our very own car, the 16 valve 1.8. The older Golf cars have now become iconic fast catching up with the Beetle etc, they are now a very desirable car, classic and retro and of great interest to the classic car collector.
Now as you would expect this Golf isn't like the new ones as you'd expect, however how different do you think it really is? The answer is extremely different, it's considerably bigger, especially the later models, no driving assists and nowhere near as economical, but a whole lot more fun.