Market Inefficiencies – A £200k XK150S

At the recent Silverstone Classic auction a LHD 1958 Jaguar XK150S Roadster sold for £201,250, comfortably exceeding the estimate of £175k-£195k. The XK150 is a desirable car, and the S with its triple carburettors, straight port head, three-part clutch and light-weight flywheel is the one to have, but a very good example sold for £78,400…

The Exhibition Survival Guide: Part 1

Public shows are one of the most effective methods to get your organisation together with a wide range of customers, purchasing teams and decision makers. They build your brand in a hugely efficient way by promoting it in a location with the optimum concentration of correctly targeted customers and industry media. They do however represent…

Detroit’s Warning to the Automotive Industry

Detroit is no stranger to stirring up the automotive industry, and this is no less true during its steady decline than it was in the thriving ‘50s. Gone are the decadent days of booming industry, 1.8 million population and a central axis for global car production, 2013 sees a city in decay: deserted districts, bankruptcy…

A Partnership Begins in Spa

On Thursday morning I shall board the Eurotunnel to Calais and drive the three-or-so hours through northern France and Belgium to the Spa-Francorchamps circuit in the heart of the Ardennes. This trip is the result of the work that we have been putting in for the past four months to broker an exploratory technical partnership…