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Dix Mille Tours du Castellet 2020

This weekend historical motor racing shook the dust off with the Dix Mille Tours du Castellet that took place under a glorious Provençal sun at Paul Ricard circuit after a long stop due to the world pandemic. The event launched the start of the 2020 season of the séries by Peter Auto. As this meeting was originally scheduled in April, the resumption was all the more appreciated by those who were able to take part – drivers, team members, services, the organisation and the public – with the health measures in force being respected by one and all.

Ten grids told the history of motor sport out on the track: Fifties’ Legends, Sixties’ Endurance, 2.0L Cup, Classic Endurance Racing I & II, Endurance Racing Legends, Group C Racing, Heritage Touring Cup, The Greatest’s Trophy and guest grid, the Eric Offenstadt Cup (F1/F3).

All in all, more than 350 cars took part in the races on the famous Paul Ricard circuit. The presence of the many clubs that traveled to Le Castellet added excitement behind the scenes. Over 380 historic cars turned up and were driven to the inside of the circuit where they went on display and took part in track runs.

We hope that this glorious weekend could be just the first one of many other that can be saved from the unlucky 2020 calendar.

Enjoy the photo gallery! Photos by Yaron Esposito IG: aaronandcars

Hifi & Tuning Show 2018

The hottest car show in Finland; the Hifi & Tuning Show is returning to Oulu coming 8th and 9th of September. The sportsvenue Ouluhalli is transformed to be the center for modified cars and tuning scenes from all over Finland and beyond. The tuning scene remains strong in Finland; aided by the enormous taxes on new cars it pays off to tune and personalize your car. The show, also known as Hötsi, attracts not only locals but people from all over Scandinavia gather together in Oulu every September to enjoy the atmosphere, meet people with a shared passion and of course see new cars on display every year.

During it’s 17-year history the show has grown from a small enthusiast gathering to one of the main events in Finland. The event organizers always had the enthusiast in mind and the result of year’s of hard work is a little Finnish SEMA. Everything from high-end audio to stance and retro to 1,000hp+ vehicles are on display this year.

If you are still wondering what to do next weekend why not head to Oulu for a fun weekend with cars and petrolheads! And not unimportantly the Finns at Hötsi know how to party too!

ABT to Bring R8-Art-Car, RS4-R and RS5-R at Wörthersee 2018

Two of the biggest Volkswagen Group events are due to take place in Germany and Austria during the first weeks of May. Both shows caters largely for the Volkswagen tuning sub-culture. The Tuning World Bodensee show at Lake Constance takes place between 10 and 13 May while the Wörthersee-Treffen at Lake Wörth runs from 9 to 12 May. A difficult choice for any Volkswagen fanatic!

Companies like ABT play a massive part in the celebrations. The German tuner has announced plans to display three models at this year’s shows; an ABT R8-Art-Car, RS4-R and RS5-R.

At Lake Wörth, ABT will display a very special art car at the H&R stand. Cartoonist Timo Wuerz has designed the first ABT Art-Car in collaboration with wrap specialist SIGNal Design GmbH from Schwäbisch Hall. It is based upon the ABT R8. It will be joined by the ABT RS4-R while the ABT RS5-R will head over the Germany and the Tuning World Bodensee show.

Both the ABT RS4-R and RS5-R use the same 2.9 litre biturbo V6 powerplant found in the off-the-shelf model. ABT takes the 450 hp unit and finds a further 80 hp for peak figures of 530 hp and 690 Nm of torque. The power is gained through an additional engine control unit and a high performance sports exhaust.

If you plan to attend either event, make sure you keep an eye out for these very special ABT supercars!