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4 Jan 2009: Lost Bugatti: is this the world’s most exclusive car?

It reads like a fairytale: a car collector dies, leaving the contents of his garage to his family. It proves to contain a stunning original 1937 Bugatti Type 57S, first owned by an aristocrat and motor racing great, with two-seat Atalante coupé coachwork and an incredible provenance.

2 Jan 2009: Now riding in an Aston could be easier than ever…

Depressed by the gloomy start to 2009, and the feeling that both motorsport and the right to own any vehicle more exciting than a Renault Clio are luxuries we may not enjoy for too much longer? Here’s a little light relief – the glamorous, weird and wonderful or downright eccentric British vehicles making headlines at the moment.

31 Dec 2008: Sun says Ferrari ‘turned into fireball’ by Saudi prince

The Ferrari 360 Modena – the forerunner of the 430 and as nice a motor as you could want to see parked on your drive. Financial adviser Andrew Hobb was using a luxury car agency to hire his out – but, to his discomfort, he didn’t get it back again. Instead it was crashed and reduced to a blackened shell.

31 Dec 2008: Lewis Hamilton appointed MBE

Lewis Hamilton has been appointed an MBE in the New Year Honours list for services to motor racing after becoming the sport’s youngest-ever Formula One world champion this year.

15 Dec 2008: RoC: DC bows out on the podium

David Coulthard missed crowning his career with a Race of Champions title at Wembley Stadium by just three tenths of a second, losing the deciding race in the final to French rally star Sebastien Loeb.

10 Dec 2008: Alexander Sims is BRDC Young Driver of the Year

And the winner is… Alexander Sims is the 20th young driver of the year to be named since David Coulthard took the first ever McLaren Autosport BRDC Award in 1989.

5 Dec 2008: Over the white line: humble pie and Rocket Red

This week the most exciting thing to happen was the long-awaited appearance of a coveted McLaren rocket red victory shirt through the letterbox of Brits on Pole Global HQ – and, gosh, it is red.

4 Dec 2008: Ever fancied a racing licence? Read on…

Ever had a yen to own a racing licence? Well, according to an article on The Times website today, you can pick up a basic one in a 24-hour crash (perhaps we should say intensive) course at Silverstone or a host of other UK racetracks.

1 Dec 2008: BBC Sports Personality shortlist confirmed

Lewis Hamilton is joined by seven Olympic medallists, a boxer and a tennis player on this year’s BBC Sports Personality of the Year shortlist, as revealed by the corporation this evening.

28 Nov 2008: F1: Jense is indispensable in Japan

Jenson Button’s gone down a storm at an event in Japan designed to say thank you to Honda’s loyal motorsport fans for their support during 2008.

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