Ayrton Senna 20 Years On

As time rushes toward the 20th anniversary of that tragic May 1st day at Imola, McLaren recently reflected on the Brazilian driver’s success with the British team. Although Senna had moved to Williams Grand Prix Engineering for the 1994 season, his 3 World Driver Championships were won driving McLaren cars. Ron Dennis, McLaren Group Chairman [...]

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Ford GT 50th Anniversary

The Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) introduced the International Trophy for GT Prototypes for the 1963 racing season. The prototype championship was intended to provide manufactures with a class for purpose-built racing cars with enclosed wheels that the public could relate to road going cars. The championship would include rounds at Sebring, Le Mans, Monza, [...]

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2013 HMSA – The Year in Photos

The Historic Motor Sport Association (HMSA) has published an Apple eBook review of its 2013 season. The 33-page eBook is a photographic reflection of 5 events that HNSA promoted. Design by Llew Kinst it features images of 7 photographers – under full disclosure I’m one of the photographers. The eBook format includes multiple pages for [...]

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Porsche and 24 Hours for Eternity – Le Mans

The Porsche Museum in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen is holding an exhibition from March 26 to July 13, 2014 reflecting on Porsche’s multiple successes at the 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race. The Porsche 919 Hybrid is being placed on center stage as its debut to the general public. The exhibition transformed a portion of the Porsche [...]

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Mercedes-Benz Celebrates 120 Years of Motor Sport Pt2

The second exhibit celebrating Mercedes-Benz 12 decades of Motor Sport will take place at the 14th Retro Classics show from 13 to 16 March 2014. The history of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class in the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (DTM) series will be the centrepiece of the company’s stand in Hall 7 at the Stuttgart show. The display [...]

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BMW Art Car Collection Publication

The BMW Group and art publishing house Hatje Cantz have announced the first comprehensive publication on the BMW Art Cars. The 200 page book includes 148 images heavily illustrated volume is a complete overview of the history of the automotive collection. The BMW Art Cars were launched in 1975 and have been designed and painted [...]

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Enzo Ferrari Museum Reopening

The new Enzo Ferrari Museum (MEF) was reopened on February 18th in Modena by Luca di Montezemolo and Piero Ferrari. The choice of February 18th for the reopening of the MEF was in recognition of the anniversary of Enzo Ferrari’s birth on February 18, 1898. Visitors will be taken through a veritable “time machine” of [...]

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Flat Out – Version 1.1

Flat Out, an eBook published for the Apple Mac and iPad, has been updated. Flat Out is a collection of over 200 motor racing photographs taken by the author from 1972 to 1981. The eBook includes 9 chapters; featuring Formula 1, Gilles Villeneuve, Formula 2, Endurance Racing, European Touring and GT Cars, Interseries, USAC, Formula [...]

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1964 Cobra Daytona Coupe and US Standards for Heritage Documentation

On January 22nd the Historic Vehicle Association (HVA) announced that the 1964 Cobra Daytona Coupe (s/n CSX2287) became the first automobile to be recorded under the U.S. Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Heritage Documentation. The HVA and U.S. Department of the Interior collaborated on the effort and plan to document other historically significant automobiles. [...]

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John Surtees Turns 80

John Surtees, the 1964 World Driving Champion, recently celebrated his 80th birthday. Prior to his 4-wheel racing success, Surtees was a multi-year championship winner on motorcycles. In 1960 he switched to cars and join Scuderia Ferrari in 1963. He led the Italian team to the 1964 World Championship. He left Ferrari in 1966 and after [...]

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