THE UK's first ever Ferrari-only auction is set to feature a giant haul of 33 supercars. And the collection of some of the brand's most iconic models could be worth more than £4million. Held by Silverstone Auctions, the sale will mark the first time Britain has seen an auction purely dedicated to the Italian marque. A total of 33 motors will be up for grabs alongside genuine Ferrari memorabilia, with the most expensive car demanding half a million pounds alone. The classic 1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona has been given a guide price between £500,000-£575,000. One of only 158 right hand drive models, the Daytona is among the most desirable classic Ferraris available. It has just 35,900 miles on the clock and comes with the original 4.4-litre V12 engine which produces 352bhp. The sale will feature models from the early 1960s right up to as recently as 2014, giving collectors the chance to sample decades of Ferrari history. One of the lowest mileage cars in … [Read more...] about One of the most desirable classic Ferraris in the world to sell among giant 33-car collection worth more than £4MILLION
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RICHARD Hammond cheated death for a second time earlier this year after a serious accident while filming The Grand Tour.The diminutive presenter has been working alongside Jeremy Clarkson and James May for close to twenty years. Here's his story...Richard Mark Hammond was born December 19, 1969, and is a British presenter, writer, and journalist.He also has the nickname "Hamster" and is 5ft 5" tall.He is best known for hosting Top Gear (from 2002 to 2015), and now the Grand Tour with Jeremy Clarkson and James May.He has also presented Brainiac: Science Abuse (2003–2006), Total Wipeout (2009–2012) and Planet Earth Live (2012).Richard has amassed a fortune of nearly £20million pounds.This is largely from his previous salary for presenting Top Gear, and his current wage for co-hosting The Grand Tour.Richard and his co-stars Jeremy Clarkson and James May are known for their lavish lifestyles.Richard even has his own helicopter that he uses to commute to London from his … [Read more...] about What is Richard Hammond’s net worth, how tall is he, who’s his wife Amanda Etheridge and what car does the Grand Tour star drive?
A BUBBLE car similar to the flying vehicle in classic cartoon The Jetsons is set to fetch £80,000 at auction.The three-wheeled 1965 Peel Trident is a dream to park because it is only 73in long and 39in wide.But it is still capable of a top speed of just 38mph.The wacky Peel Trident micro-car was built in 1965, two years after Hanna-Barbera's animated sitcom's first run ended.Like George Jetson’s aerocar it features a glass bubble dome that the driver must lift to get in and out.Only 45 were made. Jake Auerbach, of auctioneers RM Sothebys, said "For the man who has everything microcars represent something new and interesting to buy, no matter how many millions of dollars worth of cars are already parked in your garage."It is small enough to be stored just about anywhere, unique enough to complement just about any collection, and is guaranteed to be a conversation starter."It's not unusual for many of the world's largest collectors to have a few microcars kicking around for … [Read more...] about Three-wheeled bubble car just like The Jetsons cartoon is set to fetch £80,000 at auction
THEY are the sworn enemies of motorists everywhere and generally regarded with the same affection as a flat tyre.But Jeremy Clarkson and his colleagues from The Grand Tour say that even traffic wardens will be welcome on Drivetribe, a new "Facebook for cars" social network which launched today.We caught up with the trio in the plush surroundings of the St. Pancras Hotel in London to talk about their new website, a Facebook-style site which allows petrolheads to follow "tribes" of people with similar interests."Wouldn't you love to see a tribe of traffic wardens?" asks Richard Hammond excitedly."I hope there are some tribes that really set my teeth on edge."Clarkson, May and Hammond have been secretly beavering away on their new project in quiet moments after their dramatic breakup with the BBC.It works in a similar way to Facebook, with car lovers joining tribes based on their personal interests or starting up their own if they can't find one to suit them.All of the … [Read more...] about Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May unveil ‘Facebook for cars’ where even traffic wardens are welcome
SITTING with his head in his hands on the set of the new Top Gear, Matt LeBlanc was overheard muttering: “What have I got myself into?”It is a question nearly all involved with the revamped series, which launched last Sunday, have asked themselves since the BBC chose Chris Evans to rescue the programme in the wake of Jeremy Clarkson’s sacking.Egos and infighting have turned what was once the ultimate car show into a car crash, with LeBlanc and Evans still at war over the former Friends star’s controversial donut stunt outside London’s Cenotaph.That’s on top of our front-page revelation today that producers used canned laughter to cover the fact the pair’s banter failed to entertain the studio audience.But the feuding hosts are just part of the story of Top Gear’s demise, which today we tell in full for the first time, as an exclusive Sun poll shows more than half of viewers preferred Clarkson’s old show.Evans, 50, appears to be as … [Read more...] about Warring hosts and behind-the-scenes plotting: We reveal why Top Gear has turned into car-crash TV