Date: 2nd November 2016

Squire the Man, the Cars, the Heritage by Jonathan Wood has won the Specialist Book of the Year Award at the 2016 Royal Automobile Club’s Motoring Book of the Year Awards ceremony. This is the third year of the successful awards and an innovation this year was the introduction of a specialist book of the year award, which recognised a work representing a dedicated feat of research and endeavor. Jonathan Wood’s extraordinary book on the esoteric Squire marque, which produced just seven sports cars in the 1930s in an attempt to rival Aston Martin, took the accolade for 2016. Peter Read, Royal Automobile Club Motoring Committee chairman, said: “Our respect is immense for the w ...

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Date: 31st October 2016

The live restoration of a one-of-a-kind 1954 XK120 by Pininfarina by the team of specialists from CMC proved to be one of the most exciting features of the recent Classic & Sports Car Show at Alexandra Palace, London. In its first public appearance for 40 years, the 1954 XK120, which features bodywork by Pininfarina, was worked on live at the show, giving visitors unprecedented access to the techniques and skill that go into bringing a classic car back to its full glory. A stunning and unique car - this Jaguar is believed to have been commissioned by Max Hoffman, a famous US importer and dealer, and was displayed at the 1955 Geneva Motor Show. CMC shared the ...

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Date: 21st September 2016

From September 12 to 29 dozens of E-Types will be driving around Britain for the noblest cause. Organised by the E-Type Club and in support of Prostate Cancer UK, all Jaguar E-type sports cars have been called in to drive on a circumferential coastal route of mainland Britain, split into approximately 180 -mile stages and be driven sequentially by groups of E-types, akin to a relay. It is not, though, a race! Our client and friend Nick Banks is taking part in the run and we are delighted to support him and the E-Type Club in this cause.

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Date: 30th August 2016

World-renowned classic car restoration company given to staff. Classic Motor Cars Ltd (CMC), a highly successful and globally renowned classic car restoration company in Bridgnorth, Shropshire, which last year turned over £5.2 million, has been given to the staff by its owner. CMC employs more than sixty staff and has restored some of the world’s most important cars including many famous Jaguars. The company has become an Employee Ownership Trust (EOT), which means that the staff will own and run the business themselves. Peter Neumark, who has owned and chaired the company since its inception in 1993, said: “I am nearer seventy than sixty and Nick Goldthorp, who founde ...

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Date: 24th August 2016

Two Jaguar E-types that were built on the same day, 24th August, in 1961 on the production line at Browns Lane in Coventry have been reunited at Classic Motor Cars (CMC) of Bridgnorth in Shropshire, United Kingdom, to celebrate their 55th birthdays. One E-Type was the first production inside bonnet lock right hand drive fixed head coupe; the other was the first production inside bonnet lock right hand drive roadster. But these very early E-Types have lived different lives: the coupe is in pristine condition after having been restored by CMC; the roadster, a bit worn-down, has been off the road for 20 years, forgotten in a barn in Ireland until CMC found it and purchased it, and now requires ...

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