Thursday, 9 August 2018

Podcast - Race Prep 101, the New Focus, and Motoring Of The Future



UKMotorTalk's Michael Gates and James Baxter show us their track car, a Fiesta ST that they've acquired for some budget motor sport. They also discuss the brand new Ford Focus, and its competition in the market sector it joins.


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Monday, 30 July 2018

How to Increase Your Car's Resale Value

Naturally, you’ll want to recoup as much money as possible on a car when the time comes to move it on. While substantial depreciation means that you’ll make a hefty loss on it, there’s still a good chance of getting decent value on it – and possibly taking a whack off the amount of your next purchase – once the vehicle is kept in proper condition and all the paperwork is in order.

The best place to start is to make sure that the basics of the vehicle are working properly and that there is no visible damage. Windscreen wipers, steering wheel controls and lights all need to be bested to ensure that they’re in full working order, while all fluids should be topped up and the car should be given a thorough cleaning inside and out. It won’t do any harm, either, to take the vehicle to your mechanic so that they can check for any major defects which could seriously affect the car’s value. Even if all seems to be well, it’s a good idea to have it serviced while you’re at the garage.

After you’re satisfied that the car is in near-perfect nick, ensure that you have any documentation which the dealer or private buyer will need, such as the registration certificate, service records and history report, along with your most recent insurance policy.

If all that is in order, you stand a good chance of getting an above-average deal on selling the car. If you want to get even greater value from the sale, a little market research goes a long way. Does the car have features that prove popular with motorists? Emphasise these. Is the odometer approaching a significant milestone? Sell it before then, as a car’s value drops notably when it passes a certain landmark (i.e. selling at 99,900 miles will get you a far better deal than 100,050). 

Here is an infographic from Woodstock Motors with further tips on how to get the best possible deal on a car resale...
Thanks to: Woodstock Motors

Monday, 23 July 2018

Podcast - William Medcalf Vintage Bentley



UKMotorTalk's Graham Benge sits down for a chat with William Medcalf of William Medcalf Vintage Bentley.

William describes the importance of keeping vintage cars running, and running well using modern technology and business methods.

UKMotorTalk - William Medcalf Vintage Bentley

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Saturday, 14 July 2018

Saturday Goodwood Sights

Sir Jackie Stewart
Sir Jackie Stewart

Lotus Consul
Lotus Consul

Billy Monger stops for autographs - Carlin F3
Billy Monger stops for autographs in his Carlin F3


Charles Gordon-Lennox, 11th Duke of Richmond
The Duke poses for photographs!

AMG Petronas F1
AMG Petronas F1

1968 Alan Mann Racing Escort
1968 Alan Mann Racing Escort


Friday, 13 July 2018

Some Goodwood sights...

1968 FORD MUSTANG FASTBACK (BULLITT – ‘559)
1968 FORD MUSTANG FASTBACK (BULLITT – ‘559)


Indy500's Borg-Warner Trophy
Indy500's Borg-Warner Trophy






The first autonomous race car up the Goodwood hill - Roborace
The first autonomous race car up the Goodwood hill - Roborace


Le Mans winning Toyota TS050 Hybrid
Le Mans winning Toyota TS050 Hybrid


The sound of the Supercars

Goodwood Festival of Speed 2018

Thursday, 12 July 2018

Cartier Style et Luxe @ Goodwood Festival of Speed

A hat-trick of Jaguars...

Jaguar XJ220
Jaguar XJ220


1954 Jaguar XK120
1954 Jaguar XK120


1956/1963 Jaguar XK-D
1956/1963 Jaguar XK-D


... and a veteran electric car from 1901!

Harrods 1901 Waverley Electric Cleveland 3HP with owner Michael Ward
Harrods 1901 Waverley Electric Cleveland 3HP with owner Michael Ward

Bonhams sale @ Festival of Speed 2018

A few from amongst what could easily constitute a perfect wish list....

1965 Ford Lotus Cortina Mk1


1965 Ford Lotus Cortina MkI Competition Saloon

Where better to start than this old racer, "campaigned" in the mid-1960s by Jim Clark, Sir John Whitmore, and Jack Sears.

Estimated at £200,000 to £250,000


2014 McLaren P1 Coupé


2014 McLaren P1 Coupé

With only 38 miles on the clock, this P1 has clearly not been "enjoyed" in the way you might imagine with yourself at the wheel.

Estimated to go for £1,300,000 to £1,700,000


1929 Bentley Speed Six 'Le Mans Replica' Tourer


1929 Bentley Speed Six 'Le Mans Replica' Tourer


If joining in at any number of prestigious motoring events is your thing, you will surely be welcomed in this 1929 Bentley, with its body built by H J Mulliner, and displayed on Bentley Motors' own stand at the 1929 Olympia Motor Show.

Estimated at £800,000 to £1,000,000


1960 Aston Martin DB4 GT


1960 Aston Martin DB4 GT

A well known vehicle in Historic GT circles, this DB4 GT has been tested in the harsh conditions of Le Mans Legends, Spa-Francorchamps Six-Hour Endurance classic and, naturally, the Goodwood Revival.

Estimated sale price: £2,300,000 to £2,500,000


1961 Aston Martin 'MP209' DB4GT ZAGATO '2 VEV'


'2 VEV' 1961 Aston Martin 'MP209' DB4GT ZAGATO GRAND TOURING TWO-SEAT COUPE

It's nice to have a choice of DB4 GTs, so how about '2 VEV' instead?

It is one of two 'VEV' registered Zagatos from Essex Racing, and this one driven at one time by Jim Clark in the RAC Tourist Trophy race here at Goodwood.

Estimate: Well you know what they say about having to ask the price.....



1932-34 Alfa Romeo Tipo B Grand Prix Monoposto


1932-34 Alfa Romeo Tipo B Grand Prix Monoposto


Finally for now, because the credit card is getting strained.....

... with an exceptional history including racing at Brooklands, Shelsley Walsh hill-climb, Donington Grand Prix, and the Brighton Speed Trials, according to the Bonhams sales literature, it "can justifiably be claimed that there is no more significant Grand Prix car in the history of international road racing at the highest level than the Alfa Romeo Tipo B Monoposto."

Estimated to be sold for £4,500,000 to £5,000,000