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VNUK is an EU insurance issue that has been looming over the future, some would say the very existence, of motor sport since 2014. You may have even signed a petition on the subject, as many have been circulated. It is a European Court judgement that would require all vehicles, including all motorsport vehicles to have compulsory third party motor insurance. European ASNs, including Motorsport UK, and the FIA have since been lobbying at the highest levels to have motorsport excluded from the ruling. On 13th February, the MEPs voted to adopt amendments, supported by the Motorsport Industry Association (MIA), excluding motorsport from compulsory motor insurance as proposed in the new EU Motor Insurance Directive (MID).
Some of the world’s rarest and most historically significant Jaguar cars are to be offered for sale by Pendine Historic Cars, the UK-based specialists in historic cars for road and track. Dr Christian Jenny fell in love with the marque in the early 1970s, and since then has been dedicated to building a collection of Jaguars that spans the most definitive period of the company’s development. The collection was the subject of a hardback book titled ‘The Jaguar Sports Car Collection; A Personal Endeavour’, which tells the story of each individual car, published in 2014. Located in Switzerland, among the cars is the first ever Jaguar sports car prototype, the very first E-Type to be seen in public and the famous ‘lost C-Type’. “This is without a doubt one of the most impressive and important collections of Jaguars in the world,” commented James Mitchell, founder of Pendine Historic Cars. “Each car in the collection represents a key milestone in the marque’s early history.”
Dust off your hippy gear, or if you’re too young to have any, go out and get some – it’s the Woodstock Revival! Live music concerts are a firmly established attraction at the Silverstone Classic Festival and each year organisers try to find a blend of music that is in keeping with the age of the cars and the retro spirit of the whole event. What better opportunity to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the original Woodstock mega festival than to bring Woodstock bands to Northamptonshire this summer? In what is believed to be the biggest Woodstock golden birthday party outside of North America, all seven bands performing at the Classic over the two days will boast strong musical links to the glorious festival in upstate New York that totally rewrote rock history. Moreover they will all be performing many of the more notable songs from those legendary sets. To jog memories a special Spotify playlist has been created of some of the classics that will be enjoyed this summer while celebrating Woodstock at the Silverstone Classic: http://bit.ly/TheClassicxWoodstock