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Gallery: the extra mile

  1. Like Astons? Don’t like paying for them? Well, TopGear.commers, why not waddle along to Kensington Gardens in London on Sunday July 21. The firm’s gathering a selection of its cars from the last 100 years, and you can ogle them for free. it’s open from 10.00am til 5.00pm.

  2. Bentley was thrilled to tell us that its global deliveries to customers have grown by nine per cent (4,279 cars) against the first six months of 2012 (3,929 cars). Well done, Volkswagen. Here’s a 1930 supercharged 4 and a half-litre Blower Bentley to celebrate.

  3. Jaguar Land Rover’s supplying a mischief of vehicles representing the best of British engineering for the Coronation Festival on July 11th to 14th. Note the Mondeo-based X-type’s absence…

  4. We don’t mean to wish away the summer, but good heavens, this October’s Autumn Classic day at Castle Combe looks marvelous. There’ll be D and E-Types, a brace of vintage Astons, and the Vintage Sports Car Club’s going to fill up a grid with Modified pre-War sportsters.

  5. Been paying attention to TopGear.com this week? Then you’ll have noticed this deeply British race between a 1,750bhp Vickers Supermarine Spitfire and 510bhp Range Rover Sport on Lord March’s drive. Click here if you missed it.

  6. Salon Privé has confirmed that entrants for the delicately named Chubb Insurance Concours d’Elégance have been finalised. And they include this little belter - a 1963 Lancia Flaminia 3C 2.8 Speciale.

  7. Remember seeing our story on the Vauxhall Monza concept? Well, the company was moved to include this shot of its 1966 XVR concept in action in the shots it sent us. If only this’d gone into production instead of the Viva…

  8. On Sunday August 4, there’ll be a Japanese car rally at Beaulieu. It would make us screamingly happy if one of these rolled up…

  9. This is Lamborghini tuners, Liberty Walk, preparing a widebody Murcielago. Because the first thing you think of when see a Murci’ is “I like it, but it’s a bit… narrow”.

  10. Oh lord. Renault’s bringing its 1977 Groupe 5 Alpine A310 rally car to Goodwood. It’s the first time it’ll have run in anger since 1977. We may have a crisis.

  11. And, of course, Top Gear will be back on your telly this Sunday. Now have a look at our exclusive preview gallery from filming…

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