Phillip Island Classic Friday 25th January 2019 to Sunday 27th January 2019 - Australia
RM Sotheby's Auction Paris Wednesday 6th February 2019 - Place Vauban, Paris
Retromobile Wednesday 6th February 2019 to Sunday 10th February 2019 - Porte De Versailles, Paris
Bonhams: Les Grandes Marques Du Monde Au Grand Palais Thursday 7th February 2019 - The Grand Palais, Paris
VSCC 64th Pomeroy Trophy Saturday 16th February 2019 - Silverstone
Jewel of the Cape II Friday 1st March 2019 to Thursday 14th March 2019 - South Africa
ACOC Annual Dinner & Awards Saturday 2nd March 2019 - The Elvetham Hotel
Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance Thursday 7th March 2019 to Sunday 10th March 2019 - The Ritz Carlton, Amelia Island
Gooding: The Amelia Island Auction Friday 8th March 2019 - Omni Amelia Island Plantation, Florida
Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance Friday 8th March 2019 to Sunday 10th March 2019 - The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, Florida
The first weekend in September held host to the Concours d'Elegance at Hampton Court Palace. An excellent setting, ideal weather and a wonderfully eclectic mix of cars on display. McLaren brought along three F1's including the hallowed XP LM, Harry Metcalfe curated a selection of super saloons and a myriad of classic car clubs offered a selection of treasures around the outer gravel pathways.
We prepared a 904 GTS for the event on behalf of a client. This example was acquired by DK Engineering on behalf of a client in 2014; who, having recently parted ways with an outstanding 250 GT SWB through us - provided us with a simple brief: To supply the very best 904 one could find and, in addition, it HAD to be matching-numbers. We located 083 in the USA and were more than happy to repatriate the car to the UK, having assisted in the sale and export of the car some four years earlier. 083 is one of only very few GTS' that retains not only its matching-numbers gearbox, but engine also. Currently fitted with a 6 cyl engine akin to the 904/6, the original 4 cyl accompanies the car on a bespoke engine stand.
083 raced earlier this year in the Ronnie Hoare trophy at the Goodwood 76th Members Meeting with James at the wheel. Despite sub-zero temperatures and six other 904s in the field, James took the win. The Concours D'Elegance provided a striking and diverse mix of cars, both new and old, competitive and road going. It was fascinating too, to see #024MB - the 166 MM/212 Export "Uovo" by Fontana once again- a car restored by David personally at DK Engineering in the early 1980s.