Sports car racing driving David Piper recently won an important case in the Royal Courts of Justice in London. The high court awarded damages and legal costs likely to be around $175,000 against automotive journalist and racer Mark Hales, who was stunned and angered with the judgement.
Articles by Martin Emmison
Martin Emmison of Goodman Derrick LLP explains why….
In a perfect world, every historic car would boast a spotless provenance and a documented list of distinguished owners, none of whom ever “abused” the car by changing a major component, let alone by crashing it.
There’s no uniform code of ownership within the EEC, but each country has documents that wil protect you in your transaction
I have already seen an excellent replica Ferrari sports racing car be refused paperwork for having the wrong gearbox
With any collectible there is always an issue of authenticity, whether art, antiques, baseball cards or automobiles. In the collector car world, relatively minor disputes over correct engine numbers and the use of NOS versus reproductive parts are common