For the first time in memory, a historical exhibition of the sports car which led to generations of winners on all types of road courses, right up to the Cobras that won America’s first World Championship. From February 18 to March 12, 2017, the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum will exhibit some of the finest AC cars and their derivatives, from their origins through the 60s and beyond. This show is unique for its scope and examples from all over America are scheduled to be exhibited. Regular general admission gets you to see all of the AC cars, plus the 65 important sports racing cars in our permanent collection. For those really interested in meeting the owners and AC aficionados, a Launch Party dinner is being held on Saturday, February 18. Launch Party tickets will be on sale shortly. Also, noted […]
MacG Racing, the UK’s only distributor of the current AC Cobra brand, will be launching the first right-hand-drive MK VI at The Performance Car Show this month. Handbuilt in Germany, this is the first chance for petrolheads to see this version of the exquisite and powerful AC Cobra. AC Cars is one of the UK’s oldest car manufacturers and was first established in 1901 when John Weller set up a garage in London to realise a passion for building cars. It was in 1903 that Weller, with the backing of wealthy businessman John Portwine, helped bring the concept to reality as Weller debuted two versions of his ‘Autocar’ at the British Motor Show that year – in a twin-cylinder 10-horsepower and a four-cylinder 20-horsepower configuration. For the first time in 1915, the abbreviation AC was used, and in November of […]
Was just alerted to this notice on the Hemmings Sports & Exotic Car board and thought we should pass it along here. Philadelphia’s Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum is planning an all-AC exhibit, and organizers are putting out the call for owners who are willing to allow their cars to be displayed. The exhibit, the Simeone’s annual Best of Britain show, will be on display from February 18 through March 12, 2017. If you have an AC car of any year and model that you’re willing to make available, contact organizer Dave Hutchison of Ragtops & Roadsters at [email protected] I know the ACs are out there and they are great cars, so if you can help it would be great.
With a diverse and impressive range of cars already consigned, the early entries for Barons’ Autumn Classic (October 27th, Sandown Park) indicate that the auction house’s strong run of sales in 2015 is set to continue. The sale is headed by a very fine 1962 Bentley Continental S2, which was built for the celebrated musician, nightclub owner and bandleader Edmundo Ros, a huge star worldwide from the 1940s to his retirement in the 1970s. Once a familiar sight around the streets of Knightsbridge, London, this handsome Tudor grey Bentley has been the subject of considerable restoration, and comes complete with a comprehensive history file, including original Bentley build sheets and correspondence with Edmundo Ros. Estimate: £85,000-£105,000. The Bentley is followed by a magnificent, concours-winning 1965 Series One E-type Jaguar convertible, which spent most of its life in New York, returning […]
Legendary British sports car maker AC Cars is returning home to Britain to build its cars at Brooklands in Surrey. The company that built the iconic AC Cobra had been based in Malta but a legal dispute over the factory has prompted the return to Britain. Owner of the AC brand, Acedes Holdings LLC, struck the new deal with AC specialist Brooklands Motor Company, which has been based in Jack Brabham’s former workshops in Weybridge, Surrey, for the past two decades. The company will make the original AC Ace, the AC MK11, the AC MK11 FIA and the AC MK111 at the Brooklands facility. A new factory in Michigan is also planned where AC will build cars for the US market. It is expected that about ten cars a year costing £150,000 will come out of the Brooklands workshop and […]