Classic Car News » Dirk De Jager https://news.classiccars.com Your daily dose of steel, rubber and soul Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:26:31 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.13 Retromobile remains the king of all showshttps://news.classiccars.com/retromobile-remains-king-shows/ https://news.classiccars.com/retromobile-remains-king-shows/#comments Sun, 19 Feb 2017 09:30:24 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=97607 Read More

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For a seasoned, die-hard classic car guy, Paris in February means only one thing: Strolling through the city of lights in the cold, snow or no snow, for the granddaddy of indoor collector car fairs — Retromobile.

Billed as a trade show, it attracts people from all over the world to visit the high-profile dealers, special exhibits, manufacturers displays, autojumble, club stands and so on and on and on.

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RM Sotheby’s auction swells interest in Milano Autoclassica showhttps://news.classiccars.com/rm-sothebys-auction-swells-interest-milano-autoclassica-show/ https://news.classiccars.com/rm-sothebys-auction-swells-interest-milano-autoclassica-show/#comments Sat, 03 Dec 2016 09:30:06 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=91830 Read More

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Although a relatively new event in the classic car scene, now on its sixth edition, the Milano Autoclassica Show managed to attract 60.000 visitors last week. But that 18 percent increase in attendance is largely due to the presence of the Duemila Ruote Collection sale organized by RM Sotheby’s.

With more than 800 lots and all available without reserve, the auction definitely attracted more foreign visitors for the first time to the show staged in the Milano-Rho Fiera halls just on the outskirts from the capitol of the Lombardy region.

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A fine finale: the Zoute Grand Prix marks end of season in Europehttps://news.classiccars.com/fine-finale-zoute-grand-prix-marks-end-season-europe/ https://news.classiccars.com/fine-finale-zoute-grand-prix-marks-end-season-europe/#comments Sat, 15 Oct 2016 09:30:10 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=88075 Read More

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Most of us all go through this annoying period called fall and winter when the weather turns to worse and all we can do is keep our beloved classics safely inside and dream of the return of nice weather come springtime. But that only heightens our anticipation of that final event in the year, when we visit our fellow collector car aficionados and have some fun with those cars for who knows how many months.

In Belgium this major blow-out event has become a main fixture on the European classic car scene. It’s held in early October, after most people will have had their holidays, children are back in school and the tourist season is mostly over. All of which means there is space in time and on the roads to come out with the cars in a huge way.

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Roof-top experience: Italian motoring group’s 50th anniversaryhttps://news.classiccars.com/rooftop-experience-automotoclub-storico-italianos-50th-anniversary/ https://news.classiccars.com/rooftop-experience-automotoclub-storico-italianos-50th-anniversary/#comments Sat, 24 Sep 2016 09:30:52 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=86255 Read More

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Last weekend, the ASI — Automotoclub Storico Italiano — celebrated its 50th anniversary. As the governing body for all clubs related to anything running with an engine, ASI has always been located in the heart of the Italian motoring industry — Torino.

At the anniversary kickoff, a symposium was held earlier in the week at the Torino Auto Museum in conjunction with FIVA, the Fedération Internationales des Véhicules Anciens, which also celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. FIVA has member organizations in 65 nations, including the Historic Vehicle Association in the U.S., all dedicated to the preservation, protection and promotion of historic vehicles and related culture.

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Eye Candy: Dirk’s counting down the days to Monterey 2017https://news.classiccars.com/eye-candy-dirks-counting-days-monterey-2017/ https://news.classiccars.com/eye-candy-dirks-counting-days-monterey-2017/#comments Sun, 28 Aug 2016 09:30:12 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=83652 Read More

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Monterey Car Week is pure madness and insanity, but there is no escaping it. No matter where you live in the world, once you attend, you are hooked.

I can vouch for that. I’ve traveled from Belgium to northern California for the past 13 years.

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Eye Candy: Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2016https://news.classiccars.com/eye-candy-concorso-deleganza-villa-deste-2016/ https://news.classiccars.com/eye-candy-concorso-deleganza-villa-deste-2016/#comments Sun, 29 May 2016 09:35:46 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=75018 Read More

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Aah, the shores of Lake Como, situated just half an hour away from the fashion capital in the world, the burstling city of Milano. Here, for the past 17 years, BMW throws the most prestigious concours d’elegance held in Europe.

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Eye Candy: Techno Classica 2016https://news.classiccars.com/eye-candy-techno-classica-2016/ https://news.classiccars.com/eye-candy-techno-classica-2016/#comments Sun, 17 Apr 2016 09:35:22 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=71043 Read More

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In its 28th year, the Techno Classica show remains the largest of its kind, filling up not only the 12 convention center halls at the Messe in Essen, Germany, but also an underground room and four upper-level structures as well with classic vehicles.

This year the show expanded on to outdoor fields, an additional underground parking area and even a large tent erected where officials plan to build another nine more exhibition spaces.

But even with these additional areas, we heard several exhibitors complaining about having difficulty getting the space that they wanted.

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Eye Candy: Retromobile 2016https://news.classiccars.com/eye-candy-retromobile-2016/ https://news.classiccars.com/eye-candy-retromobile-2016/#comments Mon, 08 Feb 2016 09:30:37 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=66861 Read More

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Just as January in Arizona signals the start of a new year for classic car enthusiasts in the United States, the first week of February kicks off the season in Europe with Retromobile, which is the largest show of its kind worldwide.

Held in the exposition parcs of downtown Paris, Retromobile is the place to see and to be seen, and the number of languages you’ll hear as you visit the displays and auctions is astonishing.

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Eye Candy: Goodwood Revival 2015 (Part 2)https://news.classiccars.com/eye-candy-goodwood-revival-2015-part-2/ https://news.classiccars.com/eye-candy-goodwood-revival-2015-part-2/#comments Thu, 17 Sep 2015 09:15:28 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=56475 Read More

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Editor’s note: We got so many amazing photos from the Goodwood Revival that we’re adding a Part 2 to the Eye Candy gallery we

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Eye Candy: Goodwood Revival 2015 (Part 1)https://news.classiccars.com/eye-candy-goodwood-revival-2015-part-1/ https://news.classiccars.com/eye-candy-goodwood-revival-2015-part-1/#comments Wed, 16 Sep 2015 09:30:26 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=56432 Read More

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For the past 18 years, mid-September has become synonymous with Lord March’s Goodwood Revival party on his grounds. The Revival celebrates all things from the era before 1966 when the motor circuit was actively used.

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Eye Candy: Salon Privé 2015 — Celebrating 10 Yearshttps://news.classiccars.com/eye-candy-salon-prive-2015-celebrating-10-years/ https://news.classiccars.com/eye-candy-salon-prive-2015-celebrating-10-years/#comments Wed, 09 Sep 2015 09:10:06 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=56071 Read More

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Salon Privé has established itself as the leading luxury-lifestyle concours event in Great Britain. Founded by the Bagley brothers, Andrew and David, Salon Prive mixes a traditional concours with restoration shops, classic car dealers, modern supercars, art dealers and luxury brands.

What started out as a smaller upscale event at the private Hurlingham Club next to the River Thames, later migrated to Syon Park on the outskirts of London and this year moved to the prestigious grounds of Blenheim Palace to become a full-fledged top-scale event.

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Eye Candy: Infinitum Classic Car Rallyhttps://news.classiccars.com/eye-candy-infinitum-classic-car-rally/ https://news.classiccars.com/eye-candy-infinitum-classic-car-rally/#comments Sat, 06 Jun 2015 09:35:20 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=39244 Read More

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Everybody dreams about going to Europe and driving the autobahn and the Alps, plus some of those amazing mountain passes in Italy. But car connoisseur Piotr Frankowski of Poland wants his country to be considered a car guy’s destination as well.

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Eye Candy: Concorso d’Eleganza de Villa d’Estehttps://news.classiccars.com/concorso-deleganza-de-villa-deste/ https://news.classiccars.com/concorso-deleganza-de-villa-deste/#comments Sat, 30 May 2015 10:00:25 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=38857 Read More

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Aaah, the shores of Lake Como, sights of Rivas in the water, sipping on Campari-Oranges and hoping to spot George Clooney wandering around comes to mind when you talk about Como and Villa d’Este, home of the Concorso d’Eleganza de Villa d’Este.

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Eye Candy: Mille Miglia 2015https://news.classiccars.com/eye-candy-mille-miglia-2015/ https://news.classiccars.com/eye-candy-mille-miglia-2015/#comments Sat, 23 May 2015 09:30:01 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=38509 Read More

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Mille Miglia. Those two words are for any classic car fanatic some of the most magical in our vocabulary.

Mille Miglia, or a thousand miles in Italian, was from 1927 to 1957 a race starting in Brescia toward Rome and back,

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Eye Candy: 3rd Vintage Racing Revival at Monthléry, Francehttps://news.classiccars.com/eye-candy-3rd-vintage-racing-revival-monthlery-france/ https://news.classiccars.com/eye-candy-3rd-vintage-racing-revival-monthlery-france/#comments Sun, 17 May 2015 09:35:40 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=38135 Read More

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 It comes down to famous French racetracks, Montlhéry is certainly high up on the list. Yet for the most of ClassicCars.com readers, this 9.3-mile race track — complete with a high-banked oval — might not be so well known.

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Eye Candy: Le Premiere Mai à Cassel, a different style of garden party picnichttps://news.classiccars.com/eye-candy-le-premiere-mai-cassel-different-style-garden-party-picnic/ https://news.classiccars.com/eye-candy-le-premiere-mai-cassel-different-style-garden-party-picnic/#comments Wed, 06 May 2015 09:30:49 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=37684 Read More

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Since most of Europe is on holiday May 1 (International Workers Day), French classic car dealer Christophe Pund from the Galerie Des Damiers decided a few years ago to throw an informal picnic party in his garden for friends and clients.

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