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2018-03-23: Group 5 BMW and Ferrari, and Porsche 904 that starred at Goodwood ...
BMW 320 Group 5 Taking centre stage at last weekend's rather cold Goodwood Members' Meeting were the 1970s and early 1980s Group 5 silhouette racers. Driven with great verve by Dutch WRC ace Kevin Abbring was a striking Fruit of the Loom liveried BMW 320. Powered by a Formula 2 engine, the compact and very light BMW was one of the few cars to take the fight to the dominant Porsche 935s. The featured example was raced in the 1978 DRM by the hugely talented Markus Hottinger. He scored three victories, including one at the Nordschleiffe.
Developed by Ferrari and Pininfarina, the slippery 512 BB LM is a great example of the silhouette racer. Ultimately, the package did not turn out to be particularly suited to racing due the engine being mounted on top of the gearbox but the cars are nevertheless highly sought after today. Four of the 25 examples were on hand, including this car, which is the very last one built. Delivered new in Belgium, it has recently been repatriated after spending most of its life in American ownership.
Another highlight of the weekend were the half a dozen 904 Carrera GTS Porsches entered in the opening race of the Members' Meeting. Among them was chassis 904-045, which was delivered new to noted British privateer raced 'Dickie' Stoop. It has recently been completely restored by Maxted-Page and turned a wheel anger for the first time in many years at Goodwood.

2018-03-20: 76th Goodwood Members' Meeting report and 200-shot gallery ...
75th Members' Meeting report and 240-shot gallery Having covered events around the world for over 15 years, we are more than seasoned but leave it to Goodwood to provide a new experience at this weekend's 76th Members' Meeting. The two-day event was run under truly winter conditions with a blizzard on Saturday and a snow-lined track on Sunday. Thanks to a brisk eastern wind, it was absolutely freezing throughout the event. Despite the treacherous conditions, the show, with the exception of the motorcycle race, went on and there was rarely s quiet moment around the track. In addition to the eleven races, which included the ever popular Group 1 touring cars, 1960s big banger sports cars and the very early, rudimentary specials, there were also special demonstration runs for F5000 and Group 5 cars.
At what was certainly the coldest event we have ever attended, we braved the conditions to capture enough material for this action-packed 200-shot gallery, which serves to illustrate this concise report.

2018-03-15: Goodwood Members' Meeting Preview and more Amelia auction results ...
Rover SD1 Group 1 This weekend we will be at the Goodwood Motor Circuit for the 76th Members' Meeting. Although only held for the fourth time in its revived form, the event is already a set fixture on the historic motorsport calendar. One of the blue ribband races of the weekend is the two-driver Gerry Marshall Trophy for late 1970s and early 1980s Group 1 touring cars. It provides for a particularly colourful grid that features a wide variety of machinery. Among the top runners is the Rover SD1 3500 we have highlighted today. No fewer than four examples are featured in our 48-shot gallery, each of which raced at the Members' Meeting last year and should be out on track again this weekend.
Another fabulous machine due on track over the weekend is this ex-Scuderia Ferrari Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Monza. The car has had a well documented period and historic racing career. It won the Swedish Grand Prix and was also in the lead of the Monaco Grand Prix with Tazio Nuvolari until a last lap failure prompted a retirement. In more recent years, it was famously driven to Goodwood on the road from its home in Germany, claimed victory in its race at the Revival and was then driven all the way back. This weekend the lovely Monza will be pitched against its contemporaries in the Carraciola Sportwagen Rennen.
One of the great seen action last year during the GT1 demonstration was this McLaren F1 GTR. At this year's edition, dedicated demonstrations will be run for Group 5 and Formula 5000 cars both of which promise a stellar field of cars.
As always, you can expect a detailed report and gallery from the event a few days after the event.
Today, we also continue our Amelia Island coverage with a detailed and well illustrated look at the remaining auction results. Gooding topped the results with a combined total of $35.7 million sold and a sell-through rate of 94%. Rival RM Sotheby's saw 'only' 87% of the lots find a new owner for a total of $27.7 million.

2018-03-12: Bonhams Amelia Island results and Members' Meeting sale preview ...
Bonhams Amelia Island Auction The action at Amelia Island kicked off last week with the Bonhams Auction on Thursday. Of the 104 cars consigned 84% sold for a combined total of just over $13.5 million. We have now published the full results, illustrated by a 120-shot gallery.
On the other side of the Atlantic, Bonhams's motoring department will host another sale on Saturday as part of the Goodwood Members' Meeting. Among the cars consigned to the official Members' Meeting sale is the Lamborghini 400 GT 2+2 ordered new by none other than Paul McCartney of Beatles fame. Never restored, it has survived in remarkably original condition. Also boasting famous provenance is this altogether more affordable Aston Martin DB7 Volante, which was owned and used during the first year of its life by HRH Prince Andrew, the Duke of York. One of the more unusual cars consigned and one we have seen in action at Goodwood several times is this Attila Mk3. It is one of a handful of small-block V8 engined sports racer designed and built by the talented Val Dare-Bryan during the mid-1960s. With a pre-sale estimate of GBP 125,000, it offers an affordable way into, for example, one of the Goodwood Revival's most prestigious classes.

2018-03-08: Fabulous Porsches headed for auction and Geneva round-up ...
Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 3.8 Porsche enthusiasts will be spoiled for choice at the three auctions held at Amelia Island this week. Moved from Saturday to Friday, the RM Sotheby's sale includes a formidable line-up of 964 generation 911s from a single collection. We saw this 911 Carrera RSR 3.8 last year at the Concours on the Avenue in Carmel. Sold new to Japan, it had less than 800 km on the odometer. Among the other naturally aspirated examples consigned are a 911 America RS and the rarer still 911 Carrera RS 3.8. Turbocharged cars are also available with the 911 Turbo 3.3 S Leichtbau as the absolute highlight. Also included are two examples of the Flachbau or 'slant nose'.
One of the stars of tonight's Bonhams sale is this Type 993 911 GT2. It was also sold new to Japan and is offered by an American collector.
Rounding up our coverage from this year's Geneva Motor Show, we have also added further star cars. These included the Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro, Bugatti Chiron Sport and Lamborghini Huracan Performante Spyder.

2018-03-06: 2018 Geneva Motor Show Day 1 round-up ...
McLaren Senna GTR Today, the doors of the 2018 Geneva Motor Show for the first of two press days. We have kept close tabs on the best cars released today. Impossible to miss was the McLaren Senna GTR. Although shown in concept car form, this track only machine will be built in a limited run of 75 examples only in 2019. While there are currently no plans to race the car, the Senna GTR does look like it was built with the LM-GTE class in mind.
Toyota have finally revived the Supra name for this GR Supra Racing Concept. Built by Gazoo Racing, it just screams for a road-going production version.
The recently revived Alpine brand revealed the latest, GT4 version of the A110, which is due to hit the tracks in the near future.
To mark the end of Aero production, Morgan have revealed the Aero GT of which just eight will be built.
With 1,177bhp on tap, one of the most powerful cars on display is this Zenvo TSR-S. The latest evolution of the Danish hypercar is powered by a twin-supercharged V8 engine.
Offering various options for the future were the concept cars like the Lagonda VIsion Concept, the Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo and BMW Concept M8 Gran Coupe.