Held from 19 to 21 November 2021 at the Brussels Expo, the sixth edition of InterClassics Brussels has centered around Jacky Ickx’s 75th birthday. This true racing legend has built an impressive record of achievements as the six-time winner of the 24-hour Le Mans race, eight-time winner of the Formula 1 Grand Prix, five-time winner of the 1000-kilometre Spa Francorchamps event, winner of the 1983 edition of the Paris-Dakar rally and many more. All of these wins garnered the legendary racer the prestigious World Sports Legend Award in 2017. The most iconic cars from the racing history of Ickx, still one of the greatest Belgian sports heroes of all time, were on display for three days at the Brussels Expo. In putting together this unusual exhibit comprising around 15 cars, the InterClassics Brussels organisers worked closely with Porsche Belgium, the IMR Club (Jacky Ickx Club), the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart and several private collectors. The 400 exhibitors at the event offered a total of more than 1,000 classic cars and related ‘automobilia’.
After a seven-year absence from the calendar, the 2 Tours d'Horloge was revived this weekend (5-6-7 November 2021) on the Paul Ricard circuit. This new edition of the only 24-hour event in the world reserved for historic racing cars went off without a hitch! The meeting was blessed with ideal weather and a crowd of passionate fans flocked to the circuit delighted to attend a race whose outcome was in doubt up till the final laps.
As an unseasonably mild London was still shrouded by darkness, nearly 300 pioneering veteran cars, their intrepid drivers, plucky passengers and hordes of enthusiastic well-wishers gathered in Hyde Park this morning (Sunday 7 November). They were all eagerly awaiting daybreak to signal the start of the remarkable RM Sotheby’s London to Brighton Veteran Car Run. It’s now 125 years since the original Emancipation Run, which was held in 1896 to celebrate the recently passed Locomotives on Highways Act. This raised the speed limit for ‘light locomotives’ from 4 to 14 mph and abolished the need for a man to walk ahead waving a red flag. Expressing that new found freedom, today’s much-loved homage always commences with the symbolic tearing of the red flag – a pre-dawn ritual performed this milestone 125th anniversary by the fastest man on earth, Wing Commander Andy Green OBE, together with Ben Cussons, Chairman of the Royal Automobile Club, custodians since 1930 of what is world’s longest running motoring event.
Motoring enthusiasts, shoppers and Londoners all savoured last Saturday to remember on Regent Street today (6 November) as the capital’s premier shopping destination was once more transformed into the country’s biggest free-to-view motor show. First staged in 2005 , the annual Regent Street Motor Show (a Royal Automobile Club event) regularly attracted close to half a million enthralled visitors before last year’s enforced postponement. Now, making a very welcome return after a two-year absence, the famed central London shopping destination was again traffic-free between Piccadilly Circus and Oxford Circus, and the roadway filled with glittering collections of incredible cars plus some great car-themed family entertainment.
In true tradition, this milestone staging of what is the world’s longest running motoring event takes place on the first Sunday of November – this year Sunday 7 November – and commemorates the famous Emancipation Run of November 1896,which celebrated the passing into law of the Locomotive on the Highway Act. It was this landmark legislation that raised the speed limit for ‘light locomotives’ from 4mph to 14mph and came after the equally antiquated requirement for a man to walk in front of all moving vehicles waving a red flag had also been abolished.
Just another 10 days to go and we'll be only a few hours away from the start of the 2 Tours d'Horloge. This edition will have a special meaning as it signals the renaissance of this competition that's unique in its kind. Seven years after it disappeared from the sporting calendar, the 2 Tours d'Horloge is being revived and will write a new chapter in its history. It is again being held on the history-packed Paul Ricard circuit, now host to the French F1 Grand Prix, on which the last running of the event took place. The 2 Tours d'Horloge, the only race in the world reserved for historic competition cars, was eagerly-awaited by all its fans last autumn when the event was supposed to take place. Finally, it was postponed until November 2021 because of the health measures put in place by the government to cope with the Covid-19 pandemic.
This year’s RM Sotheby’s London to Brighton Veteran Car Run (Sunday 7 November) marks a very special milestone in motoring and lifestyle history: the 125th anniversary of the historic Emancipation Run. It was on 14 November 1896 that a group of enthusiastic early motorists set off from London to Brighton to celebrate the passing of the Locomotives on Highway Act which increased the speed limit from 4mph to 14mph and laid the ghost to the need for vehicles to be preceded by a man waving a red warning flag. The new government legislation was an epoch-defining watershed, effectively ending centuries of horse drawn transport and giving motorists the freedom of the road.
Das Wochenende von 15. bis 17. Oktober fungierte das Messezentrum Salzburg mit der Classic Expo einmal mehr als Zeitportal. Unzählige Oldtimer sorgten für nostalgischen Flair in den Messehallen und luden zu einer Reise in die Vergangenheit. Rund 20.000 Besucher folgten dem Aufruf der Messe, gemeinsam das rostigste Hobby der Welt zu zelebrieren und sich mit Gleichgesinnten auszutauschen. Besucherzahlen, die dank 3G-Regelung an Vor-Corona-Zeiten erinnern. „Heuer war es unsere zweite Classic Expo unter besonderen Umständen. Wir hatten also bereits Erfahrung im Gepäck, was das organisatorische Handling und auch das umfassende Sicherheitskonzept betrifft. Dank der großartigen Disziplin unserer Besucher hinsichtlich des 3G-Checks, sowie im Zusammenspiel aller beteiligten Kollegen, dürfen wir auf ein äußerst erfolgreiches Messewochenende zurückblicken." freut sich Geschäftsführer DI (FH) Alexander Kribus, MBA.
Inspired by Italian rally history, Carrera Italia started and finished in sun-drenched Sanremo on the Italian Riviera – home to the country's round of the World Rally Championship for many years – and ran to Rally the Globe's much-loved 'Carrera' format. These deluxe events feature great asphalt roads and fine hotels with competitive Regularity Sections and Speed Tests mostly set on permanent race circuits. Exceeding its billing as an 'Italian classic', Carrera Italia spanned ten stunning days and 1750 miles (2800km) of unforgettable driving adventure. The first few days saw the excited participants journey via the Ligurian Alps, Italian Lakes and Barolo vineyards to the resplendent resort town of Cortina d'Ampezzo set in the Dolomites (where they encountered unseasonal snow), home of the Winter Olympics in 1956 and co-host again in 2026.
Austrian Salzburg with its Fair Grounds was a place where the classic car exhibition Classic Expo has been held Oct 15-17, 2021 as a 17th edition! Wonderful location greeted all participants with nice mid-fall sunny weather and created very pleasant frame for this classic scene event.. This year´edition marked two significant anniversaries with themed expositions: 60 years of very iconic Jaguar E-Type and 75 years of italian motor roller Vespa.
Internationale Oldtimermesse Classic Expo verlief von 15. bis 17. Oktober 2021 im Messezentrum von Salzburg bereits als 17. Auflage! Die nostalgischen Fuhrwerke von rund 300 Ausstellern aus 12 Nationen reihten sich wieder dicht an dicht. Kenner und Besucher schwärmten von Europas schönstem Marktplatz für Oldtimerfreunde. „Die Nachfrage an der Classic Expo ist seitens Ausstellern und Besuchern ungebrochen groß. Das spricht für ihren erstklassigen Ruf innerhalb der Branche und motiviert natürlich auch das komplette Team, einmal mehr Vollgas zu geben, um ein professionelles und sicheres Messeerlebnis zu ermöglichen,.“ sagte Geschäftsführer DI (FH) Alexander Kribus, MBA.
The 20th edition was a big success attracting 210 crews and the 21st edition of the Tour de Corse Historique also promises to leave its mark on everybody's memory. Faced with a never-before-seen number of entry requests in the history of this event from France and abroad, the organisation team of the rally has mobilised itself and deployed the necessary resources (reinforcement of the teams, multiplication of the welcome car parks, service zones, etc.) to welcome in the best possible conditions the record number of 350 entries in the three eligible categories – VHC (Historic Racing Cars), VHRS (Historic Regularity Sports Cars) and Legends (exhibition without timing).
In just a few weeks’ time, the world’s longest running motoring event will be honouring the 125th anniversary of the original London to Brighton Emancipation Run of 1896 – an historic capital to coast celebration instigated by a group of intrepid early enthusiasts to rejoice in the passing of the Locomotives on the Highway Act. The introduction of this new era-defining government legislation raised the speed limit for ‘light locomotives’ from 4 to 14mph thus giving motorists the freedom of the road and effectively ending centuries of horse-drawn transport.
'ASTONISHING' HIGHLAND THISTLE RALLY REFUELS PASSIONS FOR EPIC DRIVING ADVENTURES in spectacular Scotland. Starting and finishing in the Scottish seaside resort town of St Andrews, the rescheduled Highland Thistle (2-7 September) attracted a full-capacity, 35-car entry including teams from overseas as well as the UK. With travel restrictions now lifting, crews travelled from Germany, Switzerland, Kenya, Denmark, the Czech Republic and the USA all eager once again to savour the magnetic camaraderie and competition unique to Rally the Globe events.
As well as all the epic race action, the track also witnessed many other unforgettable highlights. To mark the 25 years since he was crowned as Formula One World Champion, Damon Hill was back behind the wheel of his title winning Williams-Renault FW18 and a pack of stunning Jaguar XJR15s marked the 30th anniversary of the extraordinary Jaguar Intercontinental Challenge. Car clubs were back in record numbers, too, with circuit parades honouring major marque and model milestones. Among these were significant gatherings of time-travelling DMC DeLoreans and Lamborghini Countachs, each marking their respective 40th and 50thbirthdays.