Date: 16th November 2017

The epic 6,725-hour restoration of the one-off Pininfarina bodied 1954 Jaguar XK120 SE by world-class Classic Motor Cars (CMC) won the Restoration of the Year award at the Octane Awards, presented on Thursday 16th November in London. This is the second time that CMC takes home the Restoration of the Year accolade; having done so previously in 2011 with the restoration of the Lindner-Nocker Lightweight, a legendary Jaguar that many thought to be beyond repair. CMC are also the only company to have won this award twice. Nigel Woodward, Managing Director at Classic Motor Cars, said: “CMC are tremendously grateful to the judging panel for their recognition of the skill and craftsmanship of ...

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Date: 13th November 2017

Super cars were the order of the day at the Jaguar Enthusiasts’ Club stand at the NEC Classic Motor Show, so the Club had the idea of presenting some of Jaguar's most iconic cars. First up on the list was the E-Type, most cherished of Jaguars past, but none more so than the lightweight E-Type. With only 12 originally built this was the unicorn of the design, so when Peter Neumark heard the Club’s idea, the famous Lindner Nocker was booked for the show. Not only that, but CMC specialists Michael Windsor, Luke Martin and Finn Walton were on hand every day to help talk people through the car and its almost as famous 7,000 man hour restoration. Accompanying the Lindner Nocker on ...

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Date: 10th November 2017

A £4m state-of the-art training hub has been officially opened today, with bosses urging other manufacturers to step forward to help improve the skills in the local workforce. The Marches Centre of Manufacturing & Technology (MCMT), which is run by a consortium of Classic Motor Cars, Grainger & Worrall, In-Comm Training and Salop Design & Engineering, was unveiled in front of 250 people with many delegates receiving their first glimpse of the 36,000 sq ft facility. Peter Neumark, Chairman of the Employee Ownership Trust that runs CMC, said: "I am immensely proud that CMC is one of the four founding stakeholders in the Marches Centre of Manufacturing & Technology. T ...

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Date: 18th October 2017

CMC’s 6,725-hour restoration of the one-off Pininfarina bodied 1954 Jaguar XK120 SE, unveiled at Pebble Beach Concours has been shortlisted for Restoration of the Year at the Octane Awards 2017. This XK120 features unique bodywork by famed Italian design house Pininfarina. It was first delivered to Automotive Hall of Fame inductee Max Hoffman in 1954, an Austrian-born, New York-based importer of luxury European automobiles into the United States, who inspired the production and refinement of several vehicles. It is believed that Hoffman inspired Pininfarina to reinterpret the shapes of the XK and then unveiled it at the 1955 Geneva Motor Show. There is little trace of the car’s h ...

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Date: 9th October 2017

Under the new rules announced in September 2017, vehicles built up to 1977 will no longer be subject to the annual roadworthiness check-up from 20 May 2018. The rolling exemption will continue each year in line with exemption from road tax. This means that, for example, all Jaguar E-Types, which were originally built between 1961 and 1975, will not need to be tested from next year. The measure is being introduced despite a government consultation on the proposed changes held earlier this year that showed more respondents were against the idea than in favour of it (1130 v 899). In response to concerns around safety, the Department for Transport said that cars more than 40 years old are often ...

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