Mather Collectable Motorcars attend the 2014 Monaco Historic Grand Prix
Every two years Monaco is home to the Historique Grand Prix, hosted by the Automobile Club de Monaco this truly incredible event offers the opportunity to witness some of the most important racing cars in action on the premier, and most famous racing circuit in the world.
But why fly to Monaco when you can drive on some of the most astonishing roads in the world? 2014 saw the second Mather Collectable Alpine drive to the principality tackling over 10 of the mountain passes known as ‘Cols’, many used on the infamous Monte Carlo Rally. This year’s adventure was a journey that shall never be forgotten.
The vehicle of choice was the 2005 Chevrolet Corvette C6 seen in the photograph to the left, which proved to be an amazingly accomplished ‘grand tourer’.
The Chevrolet offered copious amounts of American V8 fun combined with fantastic levels of comfort and passenger refinement.
Following four days of exploration and fun on in the Courcheval and Meribel Valley we embarked on our final leg of the journey from Grenoble via Barcelonette to Monte Carlo, with a group of good friends to complete what had already been a great trip in fine style.
Flanked by no less than five Pre-war Grand Prix Bugatti's that were competing in ‘Serie A’ at the Historique Grand Prix we joined high in the Alps to complete their adventure from the UK to race on the fabelled streets of Monte-Carlo.
Together we traversed the Cold’Ornon, Savines-le-Lac, Col de la Cayolle and Gorges de Dalius dropping from 7ft of snow at 1,800m altitude to 30oC degrees straight into the Monaco harbour paddock. My co-driver and I were then ready to absorb three days of the best Historic Racing in the world, although, I have to confess that I was quietly wishing the journey would continue for just a little longer!
A big thank you to all who made this trip what it was, in-particular, the team at Ivan Dutton Bugatti.
Mather Collectable Motorcars are proud to announce the opening of the new Cotswold showroom.
Prominently located at the entrance of the well known Northwick Business Park, in the grounds of a stunning country estate near Blockley. We are ideally situated in the heart of the North Cotswolds just 10 minutes from the Fosse-way and main line rail town of Moreton-in-Marsh.
As well as offering an abundance of opportunity with a secure indoor storage facility for 35 vehicles the new premises will allow Mather Collectables to extend our professional services.
In addition to Collectable Motor Car Sales, Mather Collectables now offer Acquisition Services, Classic and Supercar Vehicle Hire, Professional Storage Facilities and much more.
The new premises open their doors from early June.
Please do not hesitate to contact us to book an appointment to visit and discuss how our services can assist you.
Mrs Debbie Carly
Purchased - Restored 1971 MG Midget
"The car was exactly as described in the advert and over the telephone. On arrival at Mather Collectables I found Ben extremely helpful, not pushy and allowed us as much time as we wanted to view the car. I would have no hesitation in recommending Mather Collectables to anyone and I am thrilled with my new classic car and the service I received.
Mr Kevin Powell
Purchased - 1997 Morgan Plus 8 4.6
“I recently purchased a car from Mather Collectables and would highly recommend the business. I dealt with Ben who is extremely professional, knowledgeable and couldn’t do enough to demonstrate just how good the car I purchased was”
The Goodwood 72nd Members Meeting
Marking the return of the members meetings last held in the 1950's and 60's, March 29th and 30th saw the Goodwood estate play host to an all new kind of motor racing event.
Being an invite only affair the members meeting ensured that the event could be enjoyed by like-minded folk, motor racing was celebrated over the two day period in a way that typifies Goodwood.
A fantastically broad spectrum of machines were brought along, from the grid of pre-war Bugattis which was a spectacle in itself, to the bumper to bumper grid of 1980's group 1 saloon cars and the high speed demonstrations from the monstrous Formula 1 cars of the turbo charged era.
A fabulous weekend of racing and highly impressive motorcars, topped off by the most glorious early spring weather.