The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Monday, May 4, 2015


Famous Lagonda team car 'EPE 97' to star in Bonhams Goodwood Revival Sale
'EPE' 97 1936 Lagonda LG45R Rapide. Photo: Chip Reigel.
LONDON.- The Lagonda LG45R Rapide - 'EPE 97' - one of the most visibly recognisable pre-war sports racing cars, is to be offered at Bonhams Goodwood Revival sale on 13th September, estimated at £1,400,000 – 1,800,000.

It is a car that author and motoring historian Geoffrey Seaton notably described as 'the most famous Lagonda of all', and is one of the few cars of any period that have come to be known simply by its UK registration number, 'EPE 97'.

‘EPE’s life began in 1936 when Lagonda faced financial decline. The company was rescued by Lagonda admirer and businessman Alan Good who subsequently appointed W.O. Bentley as chief designer. Bentley was pivotal in transforming the company through his engineering excellence, firstly with the modifications he made to the in-line six-cylinder engine as used in the LG45, and later with designing the company’s first V-12 engine.

In its racing life, ‘EPE’ was a Fox & Nicholl Team Car and competed at the highest level in prestigious international events such as the Grand Prix de l'ACF at Montlhéry; RAC Tourist Trophy race; British Racing Drivers' Club 500-Miles; and the 1937 Le Mans 24-Hours.

Post-War, the car continued its racing campaign, competing in the inaugural Goodwood Nine Hours and the VSCC Pomeroy Trophy event of 1959. As collectors’ motor car, ‘EPE’ has been actively campaigned since the 1980s by a series of enthusiastic long terms owners, including the Mille Miglia, and various race meetings on both sides of the Atlantic.

This wonderful British war horse is recognized as having all the right credentials. It is a racing Team car that competed at the highest level. It has Bentley’s fingerprints all over it and is, in effect, the spiritual successor to the Bentley Team Cars that bore his name.

It is very original and in superb working order, eligible for many of the most prestigious historic events such as the Le Mans Classic, Goodwood Revival, Monterey Historics, California Mille and Colorado Grand.





Today's News

August 20, 2014

Smithsonian collects history related to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history

Website allows access to the Dallas Museum of Art's entire collection for the first time

Julien's Auctions announces the largest collection of Madonna memorabilia ever to be auctioned

Cantor Arts Center exhibition depicts Satan and his realm through five centuries of art

Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson exhibits at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art

London's Big Ben gets clock face clean-up; Five days have been set aside for the job

Christie's to present important Chinese snuff bottles from a distinguished American collection

The Hyde Collection receives major gift: Ninety works added to their print collection

Famous Lagonda team car 'EPE 97' to star in Bonhams Goodwood Revival Sale

Isaac Newton statue by artist and sculptor Eduardo Paolozzi joins Talking Statues

Rare first collected edition of Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales headline Bloomsbury Auctions' sale

Marlborough Gallery to show works by Juan Genovés at XXVIIème Biennale des Antiquaires

Bonhams to offer extremely rare Ming Dynasty Buddhist bronze during Asia Week

'Fred A. Farrell: Glasgow's War Artist' published in paperback by Philip Wilson Publisher

Christie's announces Fine and Rare Wines Auction Including the Collection of Hubert Guerrand-Hermès

King Farouk ceremonial Aswan Dam model might bring $100,000 at Heritage Auctions

The Good Life: Palm Springs by Nancy Baron to be published by Kehrer

Online and silent auction benefits photography at Phoenix Art Museum

Only three weeks left to see 'Palaces for the People: Guastavino and the Art of Structural Tile'

Haggerty Museum launches fall 2014 exhibitions with Alfred Leslie's 'The Killing Cycle'

Peter Steinhauer's Asian Markets: A photographic exhibition with its own sound app on view at Corden/Potts

Hammer Museum announces recipients of Made in L.A. 2014 Mohn Awards

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Art Institute of Chicago to receive largest gift of art in the museum's 136-year history

2.- Fake Chinese painting dupes visitors to London's Dulwich Picture Gallery

3.- All new Renzo Piano-designed Whitney Museum of American Art reopens in New York

4.- World's first auction of Iraqi Modernism sets world record prices at Bonhams

5.- Museum of Modern Art launches walking tour of Jacob Lawrence's Harlem

6.- 7.8-magnitude earthquake deals heavy blow to Nepal's rich cultural heritage

7.- Exhibition of recent paintings and pastels by Lisa Yuskavage opens at David Zwirner

8.- From Sèvres to Fifth Avenue: Exhibition of French porcelain opens at The Frick Collection

9.- Sotheby's to offer extremely rare elephant bird egg expected to fetch £30,000-50,000 at auction

10.- First major exhibition in the UK to present a history of Indigenous Australia opens



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org theavemaria.org juncodelavega.org facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site