Day 1 of The City Concours 2017

Today we witnessed some of the finest automobiles from across the globe all united on one stage, that being The City Concours, London. This is the first year that the automotive garden party as its dubbed has been held in the heart of London, however from the experience we had this certainly won’t be the last.

City Concours complete car list unveiled

City Concours Jaguar

In just under 48 hours some of the rarest cars in history will ascend on the City of London to showcase their beauty and craftmenship at the City Concours. The automotive garden party being held at The Barbican have now revealed their full car list, listing the model of the car, year of manufacture and its category.

As you would expect their arecome outstanding vehicles including classics, modern, bespoke as well as a host of luxury brands showcasing their wares including watches, art and champagne. The complete list of cars attending the City Concourse is quite something representing car culture and car heritage at its finest.

Rolls Royce Sweptail coachbuilt bespoke one off

Rolls Royce Sweptail

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"

First drive:- MG GS SUV in 2 weeks

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.

FOS Ferrari Extravaganza 70th Anniversary

Ferrari 70th anniversary FOS

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.

Intro to the Vauxhall Lineup for 2017

Earlier this year we reviewed the impressive Vauxhall Corsa 1.0T which we believe to be the best sporty alternative to the Ford Fiesta, however Vauxhall aren’t stopping there, they showcased an impressive line-up of cars at the London Motor Show for a range of markets. The real contenders are in the compact crossover (sports utility vehicle) the Crossland X and latest generation executive saloon the Insignia Grand Sport.
 

Rare cars revealed City Concours

The city concours is nearly upon us, in just over 2 weeks the automotive garden party launches in the heart of London. Already the line-up of cars is already quite staggering and as to the categories some real thought has really gone into these. One of these being the Modern bespoke class, this class celebrates handbuilt and exceptional cars and it celebrates them with some of the rarest vehicles in the world,

Mk2 Golf GTI 16V Review

Volkswagen Golf GTI 16V


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.

London Motor Show 2017 Round Up

The London Motor Show has come to a close and its been bigger and better than ever before, crowds in their thousands turned out to see what the automotive world had to offer to the city of London. We saw everything from the new 2017 Nissan Micra to the Clive Sutton 800bhp Mustang upgrade.
 
There truly was something for everyone, a great selection of cars, food and entertainment.  As car lovers we really did feel at home everyone was friendly, talkative and obviously had a real passion for cars,

City Concours Luxury Car Event

Once again, London is centre stage for yet another car event - this time on the Royal Honourable Artillery HQ Lawn, very close to the Barbican. 
 
The brand-new City Concours merges classic, modern and racing cars in the heart of London, offering a fusion of automotive excellence, including modern bespoke models to a confirmed attendance of one of the most original Jaguar D-Types, which finished second at Le Mans in 1957. 
 

Day One: 2017 The Confused.com London Motor Show

Well, Day One of the London Motor Show is now over; and what an octane fuelled day we experienced. We got to meet some really great guys, got up close and personal with many well renowned cars, manufacturers and car styling boutiques. Over the coming weeks expect to see in great detail exactly what we got up to at The Confused.com London Motor Show 2017 – including the new MG XS X-Over, a premium vehicle emanating retro style, superb drivability and outstanding value for money. 

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