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My annual trip to probably my favourite car show certainly didnt disappoint this year. This year was the 40th anniversary event , and although the weather forecast for the weekend was dire, it remained dry and we even had warm sunshine on the Sunday. As seems to be the case every year, the quality of vehicles just gets better and the guys at the NSRA who put on this event deserve a huge pat on the back for organising such an amazing event under difficult circumstances with the weather leading up to the weekend! I think the highlight for me was actually going out for a drive in a hot rod – and bearing in mind I’ve been attending this show for over 15 years and had never yet been in a vehicle it was quite a thrill. Big thanks to Wade for that!!! I have attached some photos taken on the Saturday as I was too busy to take them on the Sunday where even more cars showed up! So, thank you to the the weather men for getting it wrong as usual and thank you to the NSRA for organising such a fantastic weekend. Heres to another 40 years!
Still in development stage at the moment, but here’s one that we’re hoping materialises in the very near future. Thought up by the wonderful Huet Brothers, they bring to you the HB Coupé. Design wise it’s keeping it very classic; in my opinion it looks like the love child of a Ferrari 375 and a Maserati GT, but it’s undoubtedly inspired by many of the classics. Though under those classic lines it’s boasting very modern engineering. With a 3.0l inline six putting out 306 bhp, reaching top speeds of 155mph and a 0-62 time of 4.3 seconds. The car’s looking to be produced in three ‘flavours’, tailored to three driver styles; ‘the gentleman driver’, ‘the road racer’ and the ‘race driver’, so there’ll be something for everyone.
What would you do with £20.2 million? Well for that amount of money you could buy a fleet of Bugatti Veyron’s and paint them each colour of the rainbow, or perhaps you’d want to buy 4 of Chris Evan’s 250 California Spider, or buy 2 of Elizabeth Taylor’s Van Gogh’s at £10 million a piece. If you’re feeling like spending it all in one place, go purchase yourself a 1963 Ferrari 250 GTO. Which has just broken the record for the most expensive car ever sold in Britain. Who would have thought that when Mr Hunt, of Foxton estate agency fame (which he sold for £370 million), would have made a £4.5 million profit after buying the car 3 years ago.
The car was originally sold at a price of £6,000 which in today’s money is probably around £98,000. Still a fraction of the price at which the super cars of today are being sold, the question is will the cars of today be as good of an investment as this Ferrari has been to Mr Hunt?
Of course, it’s not just a beautiful car that you get for that price, but a piece of automotive history. With plenty of racing prestige under it’s belt.