F1 Grand Prix de Monaco Thursday 23rd May 2019 to Monday 27th May 2019 - Monaco
Concorso D'Eleganza Villa D'Este Friday 24th May 2019 to Monday 27th May 2019 - The Grand Hotel, Villa d'Este, Italy
RM Sotheby's Auction Saturday 25th May 2019 - Villa Erba, Como, Italy
Masters Historic Festival Saturday 25th May 2019 to Monday 27th May 2019 - Brands Hatch, UK
RM Sotheby's Spring Auburn Auction Friday 31st May 2019 to Sunday 2nd June 2019 - Auburn Auction Park, Indiana
Masters: Sonoma Speed Festival Friday 31st May 2019 to Monday 3rd June 2019 - Sonoma Raceway, USA
HSCC Saturday 1st June 2019 - Snetterton
Modena Cento Ore Tuesday 4th June 2019 to Monday 10th June 2019 - Italy
London Concours Wednesday 5th June 2019 to Friday 7th June 2019 - Honourable Artillery Company
Grand Prix L'Age D'Or Friday 7th June 2019 to Monday 10th June 2019 - Circuit de Dijon-Prenois, France
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.