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 Algarve Classic Festival proved to be quite the fruitful getaway for James and the team at DK winning two events overall over the weekend. The festival itself marked both the end for most of the motorsports season, but also the final round of DK-sponsored Pre-63GT Championship.
Portimao Circuit is located in the very southwest of Portugal. Opened in 2008, the track is just under 5km. This past weekend it offered up some lovely autumnal sun for those escaping the UK. The grids however brought with them drivers and cars emanating from much further afield.
With a multitude of races over the weekend and cars spanning four decades, competition was fierce. The two hour dusk race combining the Stirling Moss & Woodcote Trophy on Saturday even resulted in a 1st overall for the Tojeiro-Jaguar of Max Girardo and James. David and longstanding friend of DK, Scott Redding, placed 12th overall but 2nd in class in the AC.
In the 60 minute Pre-63 GT race, James & Max Girardo once more placed first overall, this time in the DK run Jaguar E-Type. After 7 years of trying an many podiums along the way, the E-Type has finally taken gold!
Many thanks to Mr Paquete for providing us with images of the event below.