Estoril Classics 2019 Part IV – The Parking Lots

We couldn’t bring the coverage for the 2019 Estoril Classics to a close without the traditional stroll through the parking lots of the event (both at the track and around the Concours d’Elegance). It is extremely tiresome to run around from lot to lot all day but there’s always folks coming and going and there’s … More Estoril Classics 2019 Part IV – The Parking Lots

Estoril Classics 2019 Part III – The Concours d’Elegance

One of the most enjoyable parts of the Estoril Classics event is the ACP Concours d’Elegance. Now, it’s certainly not a massive affair, but there’s always something neat parked at the Casino’s gardens. Before going any further though, a note: the weather was…unstable…to say the least. One minute the sun was shining bright and the … More Estoril Classics 2019 Part III – The Concours d’Elegance

Estoril Classics 2019 Part II – The Pits

Is an early morning, pre-race stroll through the pits a recommendable experience? Well yes, yes it is. There’s something about the parts and body panels laying around everywhere which makes it oddly appealing, kind of an impromptu anatomy class. And plus, if you’re the type for more artsy photography, this is a great opportunity to … More Estoril Classics 2019 Part II – The Pits

Estoril Classics 2019 Part I – The Rally Cars

by Pedro F. Attending the Estoril Classics event has become a tradition for AV, so unsurprisingly here we are with coverage of the 2019 edition. There would be – as usual – a couple of bones to pick with the organizational part of the event (more frequent readers may know that AV doesn’t get a press pass … More Estoril Classics 2019 Part I – The Rally Cars

2019 Caramulo Motorfestival Coverage – Part II

While the first part of the Caramulo Motorfestival coverage focused on the rides which showed up for the event, the second will take a closer look at cars from the Caramulo Museum (Motorfestival’s promoter and organizer) itself, as well as examples on loan to be featured on the temporary “supercars” exhibit. Starting precisely with this … More 2019 Caramulo Motorfestival Coverage – Part II

2019 Caramulo Motorfestival Coverage – Part I

by Pedro F. Last week I headed up to one of the most well established automotive institutions in Portugal – the Caramulo Museum – to check out the 2019 edition of the Caramulo Motorfestival, a good old fashioned celebration of the automobile in its most diverse incarnations.   The Motorfestival includes a beloved hill climb … More 2019 Caramulo Motorfestival Coverage – Part I

The Aston Martin Virage – Rough Around the Edges but Still One of the Best

A wonderful transition between radically different eras as well as a complete departure from what Aston Martin had been doing since way back in 1977 the Virage was Aston’s top dog. Actually, it was Aston’s only dog from 1989 to 1992…The DB7 would only debut in 1994 (and it would take until 1999 before it … More The Aston Martin Virage – Rough Around the Edges but Still One of the Best