Bertone Jaguar, Gangloff Bugatti featured at Hampton Court concours

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This 1957 Jaguar XK150 was a prototype from Bertone and a possible proposal for the XKE | Royal Concours photos

The Concours of Elegance, also known as the British Royal Concours, is scheduled for September 4-6 at Hampton Court Palace, where the featured vehicles include a one-off Bugatti Type 57 Atalante by Gangloff and what is believed to be the only surviving Jaguar XK150 by Bertone.

Also featured will be historic Formula One racers, modern “hypercars” and Le Mans race winners.

Gangloff-bodied Bugatti Type 57 Atalante

Bugatti Type 57 Atalante chassis 57633 was ordered by French industrialist Fernand Crouzet, who had Swiss-born coachbuilder Georges Gangloff create bodywork with long rear fenders, a decklid-mounted spare-wheel mount, a single rear window, special bumpers and disc wheels.

The car was modified to survive World War II and afterward was returned to its original fitment and used by the French Embassy in London.

Bertone XK150 even wears XKE badging

The featured Jaguar is an XK150 (S 834365), one of three sent to Bertone in Italy to be bodied as prototype coupes, each with different coachwork by Franco Scaglione. The prototypes were design studies for a future Jaguar model — and each carried an XKE badge. 

Of course, when it came time to design that new E-type Jaguar, the British company stayed in house and Malcolm Sayer penned a car that even Enzo Ferrari termed the most beautiful of all time.

Rennsport Collective plans November 1 event

The scene at the inaugural Rennsport Collective | Event photo

The grounds of Stowe House in Northamptonshire, England, will be the side of Renn20, a celebration of Porsche motorsport being organized by the Rennsport Collective, which debuted with Renn19 a year ago at Donington Hall.

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“The Collective aims to share its passion for Porsche Motorsport with fellow enthusiasts across the world, and bring together some of the finest Porsches ever made in an environment that truly does them justice,” according to the news release.

In an unusual move, cars will be curated by color, to “showcase the connections between cars from different eras and styles.”

Rennsport Collective founder Paul Geudon said cars already have been registered for the event from the UK, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Monaco, Portugal, South Africa and Japan.

For more information, visit the Rennsport Collective website.

SEMA sets online marketplace for November 2-6 

Although it has canceled the annual SEMA Show in Las Vegas this year because of the coronavirus pandemic, the automotive aftermarket trade organization will host an online showplace called SEMA360 so that parts producers can display their latest wares for industry buyers.

“SEMA360 is the ideal solution to bring the industry together at a time when we’ve all been kept apart,” SEMA president Chris Kersting was quoted in the trade group’s announcement. “The platform allows qualified buyers to interact with manufacturers, see innovative new products, check out top SEMA Show builds, and take in industry-leading educational offerings.”

“SEMA will help manufacturers create a straightforward brand presence that will reach quality domestic and international buyers,” the organization said. “With a focus on helping the industry grow their businesses, participating resellers will have access to product offerings and demonstrations, and manufacturer personnel.”

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REVS Refueled and Ready virtual show

Designer-turned-reverend Adam Gompertz

Car designer-turned-reverend, Adam Gompertz founded REVS Events to raise money for charities and plans a third virtual car show, REVS Refueled and Ready, for September 12-13 in England.

On September 12, the event will feature cars on the test track at Bicester Heritage. 

“We started the REVS virtual events to help people in this time of uncertainty with something really interactive and incredibly encouraging,” Gompertz is quoted in the news release. 

“Positive mental health is a subject that I’m passionate about, and the ability for us to support each other as we grow a great family of motoring fans has been phenomenal.”

For details, visit the REVS group Facebook page.

Goodguys cancel Del Mar event

“With great frustration” the Goodguys Rod & Custom Association said it is canceling the Del Mar Nationals event scheduled for October 2-4 near San Diego. 

“Due to the ongoing health concerns directly related to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have not yet received, nor do we anticipate receiving the necessary approvals from state, county and local health and government officials needed to move forward with the show,” the club said. 

Fall car-show calendar

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Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the fall car-show and concours calendar continues to evolve. Here’s the updated schedule, based on official announcements but subject to change, as of August 25, 2020:

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September 4-7 — Greenbrier Concours d’Elegance, Lime Rock Historic Festival, Groesbeck Grand Prix Festival of Motoring (Texas), Crescent Beach Concours d’Elegance, Royal Concours of Elegance (England)

September 11-13 — AAA Glidden Tour (Sarasota Springs, New York), Vail Classic, Wisconsin Dells Automotion, EyesOn driving tour (Michigan), Bloomington Gold (Indianapolis)

September 18-20 — New York City Concours, LaJolla Concours d’Elegance, Street Rod Nationals Northeast (Vermont), Arizona FuelFest, Balfour Car Show (Denver), Holley MOPARty (Bowling Green, Kentucky), Art on Wheels Weekend (Wisconsin)

September 23-27 — Salon Prive (England), Telluride Festival, Ironstone Concours d’Elegance (California), St. Michaels Concours d’Elegance (Maryland), Goodguys Lone Star Nationals (Texas), Catskill Conquest Rally (New York)

October 2-4 — Fall Carlisle, Street Rod Nationals South (Knoxville, Tennessee), Jagstravaganza Concours (California), Holley Ford Intergalactic Festival (Bowling Green, Kentucky)

October 9-11 — Zoute Grand Prix and Concours (Belgium), AACA Eastern Fall Nationals (car show only), Chico Concours d’Elegance (California)

October 16-18 — Goodwood Speed Week, Keels & Wheels, Lake Mirror Concours d’Elegance (Florida), Mid-American Street Rod Nationals (Missouri), Astin Mansion (Texas), Off-Road Expo and Sand Sports Super Show (Arizona)

October 19-23 — AACA Central Divisional Tour (Oklahoma), Astin Mansion car show (Texas)

October 23-25 — Japanese Classic (Long Beach, California), Charlotte Auto Fair

October 30-November 1 — Copperstate 1000 vintage rally car show, Western Street Rod Nationals (Bakersfield, California), Rennsport Collective (England)

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