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Tag: Le Mans

November 29, 2017

The Harem Saloon

by Matthew Steeples

1931 Bentley Tourer nicknamed ‘The Harem Saloon’ because of its first owner’s penchant for taking spins with his lady friends for sale for £1.15 million   A 1931 8-litre Bentley Tourer that got the nickname ‘The Harem Saloon’ because it was first used by a Chinese Mau owner to take his girlfriends to the races … Continue reading “The Harem Saloon”

October 30, 2017

A Lot for Le Mans

by Matthew Steeples

Racing suit and helmet worn by Steve McQueen in ‘Le Mans’ to be sold for the staggering sum of £300,000 to £380,000   A racing suit and helmet worn by Steve McQueen in Le Mans is to be sold by RM Sotheby’s at their ‘Icons’ sale in New York on 6th December.   Directed by … Continue reading “A Lot for Le Mans”

August 22, 2013

A Ruby Rolls

by Matthew Steeples

A one off Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupé available only in Abu Dhabi   We recently featured a special edition Bentley Mulsanne created in honour of the 90th anniversary of the first Le Mans 24 Hours race. With the announcement of a one-off Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupé, we thus thought it timely to feature it too.

August 16, 2013

Mastering a Mulsanne

by Matthew Steeples

Bentley launch limited edition Le Mans Mulsanne at Pebble Beach   This week as the world’s motoring enthusiasts gather on California’s Monterey Peninsula for the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, Bentley will be using the occasion to launch a new Le Mans inspired limited edition model of the Mulsanne.

July 5, 2013

Chelsea Autolegends withers

by Matthew Steeples

There will be no Chelsea Autolegends 2013   Chelsea Autolegends, the creation of Michael Scott, debuted in September 2010 at the Royal Hospital in SW3. Today, though, it was confirmed that the show has ceased trading.

April 4, 2013

For the love of Alfa

by Matthew Steeples

£1.8 million Alfa Romeo to be auctioned at the Bonhams Goodwood Festival of Speed sale   The Bonhams auction that coincides with the Goodwood Festival of Speed always features rare and impressive vehicles, but a 1934 Alfa Romeo 8C-2300 ‘Le Mans’ tourer that will be sold there is truly spectacular.  

March 3, 2013

Derek Bell MBE

by Matthew Steeples

A five times winner at Le Mans, this British racing icon also won the Daytona 24 three times and the World Sportscar Championship twice. Described as “one of the most liked drivers of his generation”, Bell suffered minor burns whilst working with Steve McQueen on the 1971 film Le Mans and is now a global … Continue reading “Derek Bell MBE”

February 28, 2013

A 24-hour toy

by Matthew Steeples

A dream toy for any Le Mans fan   The 106-minute long 1971 film Le Mans starring Steve McQueen is rightly considered one of the classic motoring films.   Now, fans can play out their own version of it in their own homes by purchasing a replica fibreglass Porsche 917 that has been converted into … Continue reading “A 24-hour toy”

May 31, 2012

A motoring must

by Matthew Steeples

The launch of Chelsea AutoLegends 2012   I was introduced to Chelsea AutoLegends some three years ago when my good friend the racing driver James Wood became involved in the organisation of it.   Held at The Royal Hospital first in 2010, this extravaganza of all things motoring has grown immensely and will include over … Continue reading “A motoring must”

May 30, 2012

Elliott waves

by Matthew Steeples

A review of Blummyz, Hollywood Road, SW10   Blummyz is certainly a restaurant that has nothing in common with Brinkley’s, its better-known neighbour and home to ageing lotharios and single women of a certain age. The only similarity, apart from their being on the same street, is that neither fall into the grey area when … Continue reading “Elliott waves”

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