EDITORIAL

Performance Under Pressure

Mercedes-Benz Kompressor
Performance Under Pressure

Performance under pressure. Over the decades, the qualities of sportiness and performance have been associated with one particularly resonant name at Mercedes and Mercedes-Benz: Kompressor. Origins in aircraft engine technology. Sportiness has become epitomised in the brand name Mercedes, which the Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft (Daimler Motor Corporation) began using in 1902. At the turn of the 20th century, Emil Jellinek, the first …

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TOP NEWS

BMW X5 M And X5 Le Mans

BMW X5 M And X5 Le Mans

Performance Obliges

When BMW presented the first X5 in 1999, the company decided to position the car - unlike its rivals from Mercedes or Land Rover - as a so-called SAV, a Sports Activity Vehicle. This neologism tried to cover the fact that its drivetrain wasn't exactly made for rough terrain. Instead, the Bavarians aimed to achieve a perfect combination of space, elevated …

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Blending Automobiles, Art And Chocolate

Blending Automobiles, Art And Chocolate

Elegance At Hershey

There’s more to Hershey than chocolate. Just about everyone in the classic car world knows the small central-Pennsylvania town for the massive Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) Fall Swap Meet held each October. But in 2010, in an effort driven by the late Jack Rich, Hershey earned another claim to fame with the aptly-named The Elegance at Hershey, held …

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Temple Of Speed

Temple Of Speed

Monza-Historic

No Peter Auto season would be complete without a meeting in Italy, the home of many legendary circuits and some of the most beautiful, prestigious sports cars like Alfa Romeo, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Lancia and Maserati - authentic jewels in the collective imagination. In 2015 Monza Historic was held for the first time and it is back on the calendar this …

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New Regular Appointment

New Regular Appointment

Coys At Fontwell House

Coys are delighted to announce a new-regular feature in their calendar, with their Auction at Fontwell House, during the weekend and events of the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Conveniently located in the near vicinity of Goodwood House, the Coys auction at Fontwell offers a broad and eclectic selection of historic and specialist automobiles, ideally timed on the evening of Thursday …

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Goodwood FoS Sculpture

Goodwood FoS Sculpture

Celebrating Ecclestone

For the first time ever, the Central Feature at Goodwood’s Festival of Speed presented by Mastercard (June29th – July 2nd) will celebrate an individual rather than an honoured marque. This year the giant sculpture sweeping the sky in front of Goodwood House will be marking Goodwood and Formula 1®’s joint celebration of Bernie Ecclestone’s extraordinary life and career. Photo: Nick …

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Porsche In Le Mans

Porsche In Le Mans

Dramatic 19th Win

At 18:30 on Saturday evening the Le Mans 24-Hours looked over for the Porsche 919 Hybrid of Earl Bamber (NZ), Timo Bernhard (DE) and Brendon Hartley (NZ). Their car had no front axle drive anymore, was repaired for 1.05 hours and rejoined the race 18 laps behind. But the 85th running of the endurance classic in Le Mans produced such …

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CLASSIC INVEST

Only LHD Works Rally Escort

Only LHD Works Rally Escort

1971 Twin Cam By Lutziger Classic Cars

This Ford Escort Twin Cam  ex-works car of 1971 is the East African Safari factory Rally car, driven by Hannu Mikkola. The chassis no. is BB4 9LC 599 05, the English registration in the time LVX 945J. The car is very well-documented, with folders with many invoices and receipts as well as reports from the time. This is likely to …

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Legendary Komfort Model

Legendary Komfort Model

Porsche 959 By Symbolic International

This vehicle is one of Porsche’s legendary 959 “Komfort” models.  Just 336 examples were completed during a very short production run.   This particular example is the very well known Ex-Otto Glöckler 959 that he special ordered new for his Frankfurt, German Porsche Agency for his own personal use in November of 1987.  The vehicle was completed on May 4th of 1988 …

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Barn Find-Sale

Barn Find-Sale

BMW 320 By Premiumfahrzeug

A barn find, although the car does not look like that. After his active time Group 2 racing, this BMW 320 had been covered for 20 years in a dry barn and was only reactivated technically three years ago. The 320 is kept true to the original, completely rust-free and was delivered ex factory in “Jägermeister orange”. The technology was …

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MARKET TRENDS

Hagerty Vehicle Rating

Hagerty Vehicle Rating

280SL And 560SL At The Bottom

Hagerty’s valuation team has updated the Hagerty Vehicle Ratings (HVR), and there have been several notable shifts toward the bottom. Spoiler alert: This isn’t an ideal time to own a certain pair of Mercedes convertibles. The HVR tracks a car’s performance relative to the entire collector car market. Based on a 0–100 scale, a car rated at 50 is keeping …

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1968 Watkins Glen, Grand Prix of the USA – Bobby Unser‘s BRM P138 on the way to the paddock (DNF, engine) – Thomas Horat Collection

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UPCOMING EVENTS & AUCTIONS

Spa Summer Classic
Flywheel

Flywheel

A Festival of historic motoring, aviation and military endeavour www.flywheelfestival.com

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Goodwood Festival Of Speed

Goodwood Festival Of Speed

The Festival of Speed is the largest motoring garden party in the world – a unique summer weekend that brings together an impossibly heady mix of cars, stars and motorsport ‘royalty’ to create the largest car culture event in the world. www.goodwood.com

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Bonhams: The Goodwood Festival of Speed Sale
Concours d’élégance Palace Het Loo

Concours d’élégance Palace Het Loo

In the heart of the Netherlands, at the edge of Apeldoorn, lies the over 300 year old Palace Het Loo. Since 1999 the beautiful backdrop of the Concours d’élégance. On the basscourt and between the old trees you will find the most spectacular classic cars and prototypes in a Royal atmosphere. www.concourselegance.com

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Stella Alpina

Stella Alpina

www.stellaalpinastorica.it/wp

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Silverstone Classic

Silverstone Classic

The packed weekend of the Silverstone Classic provides spectacular classic motor racing on the world famous circuit, impressive track parades, infield displays from over 100 car clubs featuring more than 10,000 classic cars, plus interactive driving activities and dynamic demonstrations. There’s plenty of entertainment to enjoy too, with live music from headline acts, aerial displays, a vintage fun fair, and a shopping …

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Mecum: Portland

Mecum: Portland

Portland Expo Center 2060 N Marine Drive Portland, OR 97217 www.mecum.com

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PROFILE

Cosworth DFV V8-Powered

After racing a choice of touring cars and sports prototypes, Jorg Obermoser set about creating his own racing car in 1974. Inspired by the two-litre GRD Obermoser had campaigned in 1973, it was dubbed the TOJ, which was short for Team Obermoser Jorg. For the 1976 season, TOJ branched out into the three-litre class with the new SC304, which was …

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