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Mercedes to MV Agustas
There’s something for everyone in
H&H’s September sale                                                                                         How to
                                                                                                         photograph cars
With the numerous records achieved by the last H&H sale now consigned to the history
books, it’s time to concentrate on the company’s next mouth-watering selection of motor
cars, motorcycles and automobilia, which will be auctioned in Buxton, Derbyshire on 20 & 21
September.
One of the key car lots entered        On    the      button   and    currently include a restored
to date is a 1903 De Dion           resplendent in green coachwork    1927      Rolls-Royce     20hp
Bouton 8hp, reputedly once          with black trim following a       Tourer (£24,000-£28,000), a
the property of Brigitte Bardot.    £47,000 restoration is the        rhd 1928 Dodge Victory Six
A perfect mount for the annual      rare 1906 C.G.V. 20hp Open        (£7,500-£8,500) and a superb
London to Brighton run (it has      Drive Landaulette (£24,000-       1930 Buick Marquette 30/37         Round up of the
an entry for this year), this fine   £28,000), while vintage entries   (£18,000-£20,000).                    July sale
veteran is finished in maroon                                             1950s contributions include
with black trim and carries                                           a pretty 1959 ‘Frogeye’ Sprite
an estimate of £40,000-                                               with hard top and wire wheels
£50,000.                                                               (£5,000-£6,000), a 1954
   Already an established                                                Healey 100 modified to M-
competitor in this popular                                                Spec (£18,000-£22,000),
event is the 1902 Rochet                                                   an outstanding Lea Francis
Type D Voiturette Vis-à-vis                                                 14hp saloon (£5,500-
4.5hp (£25,000-£28,000).                                                     £6,500) and a stunning
                                                                                                        COMPETITION TIME
Still older, but requiring a fair                                            1958 Aston Martin DB
degree of recommissioning                                                    MKIII Drophead Coupe
                                                                                                             Win a year’s
is the pre-1900 Hurtu-Benz                                                   (£62,000-£68,000).            subscription to a
(£20,000-£25,000).                                                                                       classic car magazine

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Buxton 20-21 September 2005                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Syon Park 3 October 2005


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Stunning
                                                                    1960 Alvis TD21 Saloon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

                                                                                                                                                                            EMC plus other race
Representatives of the 1960s range from a very clean and fully
                                                                    £6500 - 7500
documented 1969 Rolls-Royce Mulliner Park Ward two-door
                                                                    1958 Aston Martin DB MKIII Drophead Coupe
Coupe (£9,500-£11,000) to the Ferrari 365GT 2+2 originally
                                                                    £62000 - 68000

                                                                                                                                                                            and road bikes                                                                                                               Southern Sale
entered in the last sale. Barn stored since 1998, this pretty
                                                                    1968 Aston Martin DB6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £23000 - 26000
prancing horse carries an estimate of £20,000-£22,000.              1927 Austin Chummy Open Tourer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £6000 - 7000
  Later cars include a superb white (ideal for weddings!) 1974      1932 Austin Seven Box Saloon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £4000 - 5000
Jaguar XJ6L (£3,000-£4,000), a lovely 1974 example of the rare                                                                                                              Seven EMC motorcycles will
                                                                    1954 Austin-Healey 100/4 Modified To M-Spec . . . . . . . . £18000 - 22000                                                                                                                                                            H&H to auction the 60-car Van Dijk Collection and
BMW 2002 Cabriolet, an equally clean 1975 Mercedes 450SL            1959 Austin-Healey ‘Frogeye’ Sprite . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £5000 - 6000                be auctioned on September
(£8,000-£9,000) and a tidy 1970 Mercedes 220 Saloon with            1934 Bentley 3.5 Litre Saloon, Coachwork By Hooper . . . £13000 - 15000                                 21 and range from the                                                                                                        other fine motorcars at Syon Park, October 3.
only 80,000 recorded miles (£1,500-£2,500).                         1950 Bentley MK VI Saloon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £6500 - 7500            revolutionary moped whose
                                                                    1950 Bentley MK VI Saloon, Coachwork By Hooper . . . . £16000 - 18000                                   frame doubles as a fuel
                                                                    1980 Bentley T2 LWB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £10000 - 11000        tank, to what is believed to
                                                                    1974 BMW 2002 Cabriolet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £2500 - 3500          be the Works 125cc Grand
                                                                    1930 Buick Marquette 30/37 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £18000 - 20000             Prix machine on which Mike
                                                                    1906 C.G.V. 20HP Open Drive Landaulette . . . . . . . . . . . . . £24000 - 28000                        Hailwood won the Saar Grand Prix in 1962. That same year
                                                                    1976 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £7000 - 9000
                                                                                                                                                                            EMC finished second only to Honda in the manufacturers’
                                                                    1950 Cadillac Fleetwood 60 Series Saloon . . . . . . . . . . . . £14000 - 15000
                                                                                                                                                                            125cc World Championship.
                                                                    1984 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £6500 - 7500
                                                                    1982 Chevrolet Corvette Targa Coupe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £11000 - 13000
                                                                                                                                                                               There are also three pallets of EMC factory spares on offer.
                                                                    1932 Citroen C4 IX Rosalie Saloon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £2000 - 3000
                                                                    1903 De Dion Bouton 8HP Rear Entrance Tonneau . . . . . £40000 - 50000
                                                                                                                                                                            These and other entries currently include:
                                                                    1951 Dellow MKI Sports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £8000 - 9000         2001 Aprilia RST 1000 Futura . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £4000 - 5000
                                                                    1964 DMW Amphicar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £5500 - 6500          1987 Bimota JB9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £3500 - 4500
                                                                    1928 Dodge Victory Six . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £7500 - 8500       c.1962 Bultaco-Emc GP 125 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £3500 - 4500
                                                                    1973 Dulon MP15 Formula Ford 1600 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £4000 - 5000                    1987 EMC GP 125 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £3500 - 4500
                                                                    1969 Ferrari 365 GT 2+2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £20000 - 22000        1960 EMC GP 125 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . No Reserve
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         The Van Dijk Collection is
                                                                    1966 Fiat 850 Coupe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £1800 - 2500    1961/62 EMC GP 125 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £4500 - 5500
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         without doubt one of the
                                                                    1972 Ford Escort RS 1600 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £40000 - 45000           1960 EMC GP 125 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £3500 - 4500
                                                                    1989 Ford GT40 Racing Replica . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £23000 - 25000                1962 EMC GP 125 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £11000 - 13000             finest to come to auction         abundance.       Sporting
                                                                    1930 Ford Model A ‘Fordor’ Sedan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £6500 - 7500                 EMC Moped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . No Reserve           in the UK for years. The 60      gems range from a 1934 Frazer
                                                                    1986 Ford RS 200 Evolution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £52000 - 58000           1953 EMC-PUCH 125cc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £2000 - 3000                 impeccably presented cars        Nash TT Replica to an RS200.
                                                                    c.1898 Hurtu-Benz DOS-A-DOS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £20000 - 25000                  1953 Francis Barnett Falcon 67 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £600 - 1000                   comprise a glorious mix of       Access to this superb range
                                                                    1960 Jaguar MK2 3.4 Litre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £5500 - 6500          1976 Honda 400/4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £500 - 700        classic American, British,       of cars is an opportunity no
                                                                    1966 Jaguar MK2 3.8 Litre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £6000 - 7000          1993 Honda RS 250 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £3000 - 4000           Italian and German marques,      collector can afford to miss.
                                                                    1974 Jaguar XJ6L . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £3000 - 4000   1979 Honda Super Dream CB250N . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £2000 - 3000                           with an Hispano Suiza
                                                                    1985 Jaguar XJS-C 3.6 Litre Cabriolet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £3750 - 4750                  2002 Jincheng M50 Monkey Bike . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £250 - 400                       thrown in for good measure,
                                                                    1955 Jaguar XK140 Special Four Seat Tourer . . . . . . . . . . . . £3500 - 4500                         1957 Lambretta 150 D . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £1500 - 2500
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         many of which have starred       Added value
Motorsport                                                          1991 Lancia Delta Integrale 4wd HF Turbo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £6000 - 7000
                                                                    1952 Lea Francis 14hp Four Light Saloon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £5500 - 6500
                                                                    1930 Lea Francis ‘P’ Type Two Seater With Dickey . . . . . £14000 - 16000
                                                                                                                                                                            1977 M.V. Agusta 750S America . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £14000 - 16000
                                                                                                                                                                            Mini Moto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £200 - 300
                                                                                                                                                                            1960 Moto Guzzi Falcone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £3500 - 4500
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         in Europe’s major Concours
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         D’Elegance events.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Other entries currently include:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          a 1922 Stanley Steamer with

memorabilia                                                         1993 Lincoln Mark VIII Coupe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £5500 - 6500             c.1920/30s Motobecane Motorised Bike . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £200 - 400                               Auburns (there are two        amazing history; a splendid
                                                                    1990 Mercedes-Benz 190 E 2.5-16 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £2000 - 3000                1958 Norton Dominator 99 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £4500 - 5500                  Boat-tail    Speedsters     in   1933      Rolls-Royce     20/25
                                                                    1970 Mercedes-Benz 220 Saloon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £1500 - 2500                  1991 Norton F1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £7000 - 8000        the collection), Cords and       Sedanca Coupe; a 1936 Alvis
                                                                    1988 Mercedes-Benz 300 SE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £1500 - 2500              1950 Raleigh Shop Delivery Cycle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NO RESERVE                          Hispanos are rarely offered      3.5-litre Charlesworth Saloon;
In addition to a fine selection of enamel signs,
                                                                    1988 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £8500 - 9500              1980 Ringhini 250 GP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £7500 - 8500            for sale in the UK. As are       a 1939 Alvis Speed 25 four-
mascots, and handbooks there will be no less
                                                                    1975 Mercedes-Benz 450 SL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £8000 - 9000              1929 Royal Enfield 2.25 HP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £2000 - 3000                 such German gems as the          seater Open Tourer; a low
than 8,000 to 9,000 car brochures up for grabs in                   1984 Mercedes-Benz 500 SEC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £2500 - 3500               1954 Rumi Turismo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £800 - 1500            immaculate 1931 Mercedes-        mileage 1964 Lagonda Rapide;
the upcoming sale. A number of notable motorsport                   1949 MG Y Type Saloon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £2000 - 3000        1976 Triumph Bonneville T140 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £2500 - 3500                    Benz      370S      Mannheim     an immaculately restored 1949
related items are on offer too – not least historic                 1933 Morris 10/4 Special Fixed Head Coupe . . . . . . . . . . . . . £3000 - 4000                        1960 Velocette Venom Clubman MKI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £5500 - 6500
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         that carries an estimate of      Land Rover 80” Series 1.
photos.                                                             1969 Morris Mini Cooper MKII . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £2500 - 3500
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         £150,000-£250,000.        The
   Among them is a complete album of prints charting                1924 Peugeot Quadrilette Wagonette. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £3500 - 4500
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         superb 1936 Jaguar SS100
the design and development of the original BRM Grand                1990 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 Cabriolet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £12000 - 13000                                                                                                                                                                                   NB This sale is the subject of
                                                                    1985 Porsche 928 S2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £2500 - 3500                                                                                                                                   is expected to fetch between
Prix car. This wonderful record of British Grand Prix                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     a dedicated brochure. Please
                                                                    1902 Rochet Type D Voiturette Vis-A-Vis 4.5 HP . . . . . . . . £25000 - 28000                                                                                                                                                        £110,000 and £130,000.
history is estimated to fetch £800-£1000.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 contact the H&H office on
                                                                    1927 Rolls-Royce 20 HP Tourer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £24000 - 28000                                                                                                                                                Those looking for such
   Of interest to many will be the rallying ephemera collected by                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         01925 730630 if you require
                                                                    1969 Rolls-Royce M.P.W. Two Door Coupe . . . . . . . . . . . . . £9500 - 11000                                                                                                                                                       British perennials as E-types,
former rally co-driver and TV personality Tony Mason. Among                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   one.
                                                                    1998 Rolls-Royce Silver Seraph . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £42000 - 45000                                                                                                                                            XKs and classic Astons and
them are overalls, jackets, bags, banners, maps, posters, rally
                                                                    1982 Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £12000 - 13000                                                                                                                                          TRs will find quality in
plates, trophies etc, some of which relate to the 1972 RAC Rally    1981 Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NO RESERVE
                                he won with the late Roger Clark.   1965 Rover P5 3 Litre MKII . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NO RESERVE
                                The automobilia will be             1938 Rover Speed 20 Sports Saloon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £11000 - 13000
                              auctioned    on    Tuesday,                                                 1966 Triumph TR4A . . . . . . . £9000 - 10000
                              September 20 and the cars
                              and      motorcycles    on
                              Wednesday, September 21.



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Buxton 26-27 July 2005


H&H sells Le Mans Lagonda for
£430,000 – 53% over estimate!
The astonishing price is a new world record for a Lagonda M45
and a new house record for H&H Classic Auctions
H&H Classic Auctions set a new world        year it contested the Le Mans 24 race in      many of the audience were standing
record for an M45 Lagonda and a new         the hands of Dr J.D. Benjafield and Sir        by the time the hammer finally fell and
outright house record by selling a 1934     Roland Gunter – a race won outright by        applause broke out around the room.
Le Mans M45 Team Car for £430,000           its sister car.                                  Said Hope, “Despite the fact that we
(including buyers premium) – a                 This wonderful example of motoring         repeatedly sell a higher percentage of
staggering 53% over estimate. In total,     history had only had four custodians          cars in our Buxton sales than is generally
the sale at Buxton, Debyshire on July       in the last 50 years and was offered          managed by any other auction house,
27 grossed some £1.2 million, making        in remarkably original condition.             there are still some who believe the big
it H&H’s most successful event to-date      The opportunities to purchase such            cars only sell at expensive international
at this venue.                              automotive gems are few and far               venues. We fervently disagree and have
   The Lagonda’s impeccable history         between and the packed hall took on an        always argued that we can sell the
included a placing in the 1934 Ards TT in   air of expectancy as auctioneer Simon         right car at any location and see this
the hands of onetime World Land Speed       Hope announced Lot 59. Aware they             landmark result as further proof of our
Record holder John Cobb. The following      were witnessing something very special,       claim.”




Doubling                                                                                                                                Jaguar                               six engine, Heritage Certificate
                                                                                                                                                                             and sundry paperwork, will
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Triumphant Triumph
up                                                                                                                                      Joy
                                                                                                                                                                             hopefully now make a fine car       Other highlights from this milestone sale include a nicely restored
                                                                                                                                                                             again very soon.                   1954 Triumph TR2 that made way over estimate at £13,975, a
                                                                                                                                                                                A clean 1969 Daimler            very pretty bright yellow 1971 Fiat 500L that also handsomely
                                                                                                                                                                             Sovereign was knocked down         eclipsed its top estimate at £3,440 – likewise the 1967 Maserati
                                                                                                                                        Aside of the Le Mans Replica E-      for just under £3,700 and an       Mistral Coupe that was the focus of considerable interest and
Perhaps unsurprisingly, an
                                                                                                                                        Type, there were nine Jaguars/       equally tidy 1983 XJ12 HE for      finally sold, like the Triumph, for £13,975.
immaculate 1992 Mercedes
                                                                                                                                        Daimlers to suit all pockets and     £4,200. Arguably the pick of the
500 SEC was knocked
                                                                                                                                        tastes. Among them were two          Jaguar bunch was, however, a
down for over double its
                                                                                                                                        interesting restoration projects –   very pretty gunmetal grey 1964
estimate at £11,000. Ditto
the handsome 1932 Riley
                                                                                                                                        a 1968 S-Type that made under
                                                                                                                                        £500 and a 1956 XK140 Fixed
                                                                                                                                                                             E-Type 3.8 Fixed Head Coupe.
                                                                                                                                                                             Showing less than 77,000
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Precious publication
9 Tourer – the third lot to
                                                                                                                                        Head Coupe that fetched over         recorded miles and a prize
realise exactly £13,975! The                                                                                                                                                                                      Notable among the 700-plus lots of
                                                                                                                                        £5,000. The latter has already       winner at numerous classic
rakish Sunbeam Speed 20                                                                                                                                                                                           automobilia was the complete run
                                                                                                                                        been in rebuild for the last 16      car shows, it rightly caused
of the same year fetched a                                                                                                                                                                                        of Automobile Year, which found a
                                                                                                                                        years but, sold complete with        considerable interest and finally
touch more (again way over                                                                                                                                                                                        new home for £1,980. The gorgeous
                                                                                                                                        a 3.8 litre version of Jaguar’s      found a new home for a whisker
estimate) at £15,000, while                                                                                                                                                                                       Lucas King Of The Road acetylene
                                                                                                                                        legendary XK DOHC straight-          under £32,000.
a year older Sunbeam 25hp                                                                                                                                                                                         headlamp as fitted to a Rolls-Royce
Charlesworth Tourer weighed                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Silver Ghost
in at a tad under £21,000.                                                                                                                                                                                                                   fetched £650,
The lovely 1984 Rolls-Royce                                                                                                                                                                                                                  while the latest item of


                                 Single seater hits a ton
Corniche Convertible was on                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Campbell memorabilia
the money at nearly £38,000.                                                                                                                                                                                                                  to be auctioned by H&H
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              – a signed photo of the
   Good MG TFs are hard                                                                                                                                                                                                                        victorious 1933 Bluebird
to come by these days and        Single-seater racing cars are unpredictable saleroom material, but provenance doesn’t come much                                                                                                               World Land Speed record
the tidy red example was         better than that of the ex-Denny Hume 1966 Brabham BT11A in this sale. Beautifully presented                                                                                                                  team – realised £935.
yet another entry to make        in its original green and gold livery it found a new home for £107,500 – an excellent result for all
well above estimate at over      concerned. Another competition car to make good money was the stunning 1964 Jaguar E-Type
£15,000.                         3.8 Lightweight Le Mans Replica which finally realised over £63,000.


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                                                                                                                                                                The final sum collected was £8,298.14 (the 14p came from
catalogue is not the same as       like the Exxon Valdiz disaster,      making it almost impossible to       pictures.
                                                                                                                                                              converting dollar and euro contributions to pounds sterling!),
for a Concours D’Elegance.         you might consider getting it        all but a twelve-fingered Jedi.
                                                                                                                                                              which will be split between two most worthy causes - Clatterbridge
The old adage that the             steam cleaned. If it’s not too           Choose       your     location
                                                                                                                                                              Hospital and Cancer Research.
camera never lies does not         bad, wipe away any oil and           carefully to be sympathetic to


                                                                                                                                                               IS
necessarily apply if you           tidy up loose cables and wires       the age of your car. As a rule
prepare the car well.              with plastic ties.
                                      If there are any dents or
                                                                        of thumb I like to find a location
                                                                        to photograph cars that is in
                                                                                                                                                                                         WANTED BY H&H
                                                                        period with or older than the
                                                                        cars itself. Old railway stations,                                                    THIS                       Enthusiastic
                                                                                                                                                                                        Administrator/
                                                                                                                                                              YOU
                                                                        Art Deco garages are OK but            James Mann is a London-
                                                                        can be a bit fussy and take          based car photographer whose
                                                                        over the shot. A more natural        work appears all over the world in                                        Auction Assistant                           Puzzle set by Urchin                       Down


                                                                                                                                                                ?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Across                                      1 The lowest brass wind instrument (4)
                                                                        timeless place with lots of          magazines, catalogues and books.                                                                                       7 Christmastime (4)                        2 Casual wear - e.g. Levis (6)
                                                                                                             He is also the author of the self-                                                                                     8 Delivers a talk (8)                      3 City in Scotland (7)
                                                                        space like a beach or stubble                                                                                 Europe’s leading specialist classic           9 See 16 down (8)                          4 Decoration on cakes (5)
                                                                        field will focus the interest onto    explanatory “How to Photograph
                                                                                                                                                                  car auction house is looking to employ a smart, fit,              10 A sculpture of the head and shoulders    5 Motorcycle named after a northern river
                                                                        the car. Try to avoid telegragh      Cars” book published by MBI and                                                                                          (4)                                        (6)
                                                                                                             available via: www.mannphoto.                        energetic person to act as its first point of contact to the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   11 Motorcycle made by 5 down (broken        6 A short film about current events (8)
                                                                        poles, white lines and traffic                                                             clients during the week. He/she will also be expected to            bone set!) (7)                          12 A widespread outbreak (8)
                                                                                                             co.uk or in good bookshops.
                                                                        signs either in the frame or                                                              accompany the team to its various auction venues and             13 Motorcycle with the name of Prospero’s 14 Release dogs, for example (7)
                                                                        reflected into the bodywork.                                                               further promote the company during normal office hours,              servant (5)                             16 Motorcycle usually linked with 9 across
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   15 Members of Asian religious sect (5)        (6)
                                                                            You don’t need a flashy           Solution to crossword                                and at weekends when required.                                   17 District north of London (7)            18 Motorcycle (takeaway?) (6)
                                                                        camera to get a good image.          from issue 4                                                                                                          20 A toothed wheel (4)                     19 Majestic, motorcycle when linked to 17
                                                                        Whether you use film or digital                                                            The successful candidate will be outgoing in nature,             21 Take too many drugs (8)                    across (5)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   23 Cocktails connected to motorcycles! (8) 22 Japanese wrestler (4)
   For a start, wash it from the   dings in the cars bodywork           think about your composition                                                              conscientious, self-motivating and possess a good                24 The highest point (4)
roof down with bucket and          decide which angle minimises         carefully. Step back from the                                                             telephone manner. He/she must have proven secretarial
sponge and leather it off - no     their effect. Put the radio aerial   car and don’t use wide angle                                                              and computer skills. The salary is negotiable for the
                                   down or remove it, close the         close up, a longer lens is more                                                                                                                               Name: ___________________________________________
need for a polish. Vacuum the                                                                                                                                     right person who may, of course, have prior auction
footwells, dust the dashboard      windows on a saloon and wind         flattering. If you only need one                                                           experience.                                                         Address: _________________________________________
and remove any rubbish from        them all the way down on a           image, make it a front 3/4
the door pockets. Wipe the                                                                                                                                        Said Managing Director Simon Hope, “We are a small                  __________________________________________________
tyres and any plastic bumpers      Top: If you get the chance, try to shoot at dawn or dusk.                                                                      team who live and breathe the business. This would be a
                                   Above left: Cord interior - by shooting from a higher angle on                                                                                                                                     __________________________________________________
or trim and remove stickers,                                                                                                                                      very rewarding role for a like-minded soul.”
even if they are for your          this Cord the background is rendered more neutral, focusing
favourite Donkey charity.          the eye to the interior.                                                                                                       Candidates should send their applications and attendant             Preferred magazine:
                                                                                                             The winner of last issue’s crossword was drawn
   Use a stiff brush to attack     Above right: Auburn engine - for this engine photograph I’ve              by Nik Askins of H & H. Congratulations go to        CVs to: Administrator Post, H&H Classic Auctions Ltd,
the dried-on brake dust on         allowed a bit more space to show off the amazing bodylines                Mr Kent Robinson of Hampshire who chose a            Whitegate Farm, Hatton, Warrington, Cheshire WA4 4BZ.               __________________________________________________
the wheels. There are some         of the Auburn.                                                            subscription to Classic & Sports Car.




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H&H raises its                                                       AUCTION CATALOGUES
horizons for 2006                                                    Order your auction catalogue now
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Fast growing auction house to hold more                              ___ catalogues
sales in more venues and add separate                                (including automobilia,
motorcycle sales to its roster                                       motorcycles and
H&H, already Europe’s largest specialist historic car and
                                                                     motorcars) for each
motorcycle auction house, is to spread its wings for 2006. It        of the following
will increase its number of car sales, add to its list of venues     sales:
and institute a number of separate motorcycle sales.
   The company will continue to hold some sales at its spiritual       c     20th & 21st Sept - Buxton
home – the Pavilion Gardens, Buxton, Derbyshire - but also has         c     3rd Oct - Syon Park
plans to run auctions at a range of other locations around the
UK from South–East to South-West, and possibly overseas as             c     22nd & 23rd Nov - Buxton
well. The only venue to be dropped from the current list of car        c     2006 - all seven car sales
sales is that linked to the International Historic Motorsport Show
at Stoneleigh in February, as it no longer meets H&H’s criteria.     Catalogues normally cost £20 each (Eire & Europe £22,
   Dedicated motorcycle auctions will be held at the Mortons-        other £24), including 1st class postage and packaging.
sponsored Bristol Bike Show (February) and two other venues          Those for the Syon Park sale will be £25 each (Eire &
to be confirmed in the coming weeks.                                  Europe £27, other £30)
   Said H&H Managing Director Simon Hope, “We are
extremely excited about next year. We have been setting
records throughout 2005 and are being encouraged by our
                                                                     I enclose a cheque for the value of: £_________
delighted customers to continue raising our horizons.”               payable to H&H Classic Auctions Ltd
   Milestones already achieved by H&H this year include:
   • New world record for Lagonda M45 - £430,000                     Please detach and return to:
                                                                     H&H Classic Auctions Ltd, Whitegate Farm,




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   • New world record for a steel-bodied Jaguar E-Type -
       £295,625                                                      Hatton, Warrington, Cheshire WA4 4BZ
   • New overall sales total - £1.6 million, Stoneleigh, February    YOUR DETAILS
   • New Buxton sales total - £1.2 million, Buxton, July
                                                                      Name: _____________________________________________________
   The company has been gearing up for this increased activity
throughout 2005 by the appointment of a number of key new             Address: ___________________________________________________
staff. The car department has been bolstered by Damian
                                                                      ____________________________________________________________
Jones, previously of Cheffins, while George Beale has been
secured to run and grow the motorcycle operation. Existing            ____________________________________________________________
staff member Matthew Kershaw has already made his mark by
                                                                      _______________________________ Postcode: __________________
dramatically increasing H&H’s turnover of automobilia.
                                                                      Tel: ________________________________________________________

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