BMW joins Formula E Championship - 2 races announced New York

Formula E New York

What a week for Formula e, just one day after BMW announces they are to be an official manufacturer of the FIA Formula E Championship from Season 5 2018/19, New York is to host rounds 9-10 on the 15th and 16th July of the Formula E event, António Félix da Costa (POR) and Robin Frijns (NED) works drivers will compete in the BMW supported MS Amlin Andretti cars in the first New York Formula e race.  

Over the past few the US has hosted a few races, however this is a first for Formula E in the Big Apple, the circuit has been constructed in Red Hook, Brooklyn alongside the Hudson River famed for the passenger jet that landed on the river some years ago. This location provides the perfect backdrop of the Manhattan skyline.

Don't forget to #FanBoost plus your favourite driver using #AntonioFelixdaCosta or #RobinFrijns hashtags on Twitter and Instagram. 

 

 

Bonhams Motor Cars and Automobilia FOS17

Whilst experiencing the high life at Goodwood The Festival of Speed 2017 and familiarising ourselves with what was on display, we headed to the offering by famed London & New York Auctioneers, and such is the norm at such prestigious events, the auction house offered a collection of Motoring Automobilia and collectable Motor Cars for sale by one of the big houses, on this occasion offered by Bonhams of London.  This collection certainly didn't disappoint, with lots in excess of £10,000,000 on display.

Motor Trend OnDemand launches in UK and Europe

Motor Trend OnDemand UK

As an avid follower of Planet Auto we can safely say you are interested in motor sport, cars and pretty much anything automotive, well courtesy of Motor Trend we are getting the chance to interview Tiff Needell this week and ask him some questions about the service and his motoring career, favourite cars etc.

Goodwood Festival Of Speed 2017 highlights

FOS 2017
The weekend of The Goodwood Festival of Speed 2017 has to come to a close and we are reflecting on this unique automotive event; it literally seems like a dream - the people, the cars, the sounds in fact the whole atmosphere of the festival was like nothing we've ever attended before.
 
The Festival of Speed has been running since 1993, when Lord March decided to bring back car racing back to the Goodwood estate. Since then it has grown to astronomical proportions - it hit 153,000 visitors in 2003, and since then the event has been capped at 150,000 and these numbers aren't really surprising, with everybody in the car world wanting to be a part of the Festival of Speed in Chichester.

Goodwood Festival Of Speed Day 2

Yesterday afternoon the famous Goodwood hill climb was tackled by the likes of the Buggati Chiron and Rolls Royce Sweptail! Yes you heard that right the 10 million pound one of a kind bespoke coachbuilt marque, allthought it wasnt the fastest car of the day it certainly did turn plenty of heads. The 2018 Ford GT also made its debut with its 647bhp under the hood, defining the GT brand for the 21st century. 

First Day at Goodwood Festival Of Speed

We are writing this whilst hearing the rumble of engines in distant background, as you've maybe gathered from the title, Planet Auto is LIVE from Goodwood - Festival of Speed 2017, already we've seen literally hundreds of cars waiting to run as well a mas of manufacturers demoing their flagship models.

Festival of Speed Drivers list 2017

Festival of Speed Drivers list 2017

It's literally days away till we be going live from Goodwood Park for the 'Festival Of Speed', what a celebration it's going to with unveils from Jaguar, Mclaren and that's just the ones we know about, and of course the 70th anniversary of Ferrari. Well here's the vital informaion you've been waiting for who' driving what on the Goodwood hill climb, see you guys there.

Click here to view a PDF of the Drivers and the cars they will be racing on the Festival Of Speed Hillclimb  

A day at the Grasmere classic car show

AC Cobra replica

It was quite a weekend for car shows in the North West of England, with The Cumbria VAG Festival being held at the Westmorland showground and the Grasmere classic car show being held in the village of Grasmere, deep in the heart of The Lake District, we opted for Grasmere thinking we may come across some rare classic and vintage marques, maybe even some coachbuilt cars. We found a car we've never ever come across at a show.

Autosport International 2018 main feature Ferrari

Ferrari Autosport 2018

Europe's leading pre-season motorsport show Autosport International 2018 have just announced that Ferrari is to be their main feature.

The show runs from the 11th to 14th January annually at the Birmingham NEC in the UK, the new exciting centrepiece will showcase Ferrari lineage from Formula One through to the latest sports cars courtesy of Corse Clienti Ferrari's exclusive client racing program.

2015 Bentley Continental GT3-R Review

Bentley GT3-R

Bentley Continental GT3-R


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.

2017 MG GS SUV Road Test and Review

MG have just taken back their very promising SUV - The GS, a premium crossover vehicle with a price tag just over £20,000 for a top of the range edition, the equivalent VW is over £32,000 - we travelled over 800 miles rigourously testing every element of the car, find out below what we thought in our MG GS Review.
 

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