Archive for April, 2010

04/17/10 – Historic Challenge Road Atlanta – Braselton, GA

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The Margin Between Champagne and Orangeade

Drama on the closing lap of the ’67 Italian GP at Monza. Clark set pole and fastest lap, and had a tremendous drive after coming back from a puncture—but he’d end up on the orangeade end of the equation.

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Veloce Today Visits Techno-Classica Essen

The crew over at Veloce Today scored some fantastic shots of the floor of Europe’s largest classic racing and sportscar sale.

There’s a tremendous example of the Alfa Romeo Stradale not too unlike the one we featured in an Art Appreciation segment a month or so back. Also among their shots is a lovely Ferrari 212 Export and curious little 1948 Giannini Fiat 1100 (I’m all about the late-40s Italians lately). And why not throw in an ex-Chris Amon Matra for good measure?

Head on over for the complete writeup and more photos. Great stuff!

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The Latest in Sports Hornets

This looks to me like £255 well spent. From MotorSport Magazine April, 1932.

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Available in California: Porsche 910-25

Hard to believe that anyone would part with this magnificent machine. We’ve featured this car twice before on the Chicane, after seeing her at the 2008 Elkhart Lake Vintage Festival, and later some video footage of the car in action at Watkins Glen.

When I first encountered this stunning car in the pits at Road America, I was struck by how very compact it was. I’m always surprised how small these 60’s racers are in the flesh, they seem so larger-than-life in photos and film. They’re long low proportions seem somewhat large when you’re not standing right next to them and realize how very low they are—the hood line is well below my waist.

I simply cannot fathom selling this car. As I mentioned in my previous post about the 910, this was a car designed as a hillclimber and ended up as a successful endurance racer. I like the 917 and 908 as much as anyone, but for me, the fact that this car was so adaptable to any racing style—from short burst sprints up the hillside to 24 hour events—puts this car very near the top of Porsche’s engineering achievements. It’s simply remarkable.

Today the car is on offer from Grand Prix Classics in La Jolla, California. There’s no information posted on the car yet, but the collection of photos of the car is well worth seeing.

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Early Days in Hazzard County

“But the bridge is out, Bo”

“That’s what I’m countin’ on Luke”

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04/10/10 – Defrost Kickoff – Kent, WA

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04/10/10 – High Desert Challenge – Rosamond, CA

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04/10/10 – Savannah Spring Races – Bloomingdale, GA

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04/09/10 – 44th Season Opener – Sonoma, CA

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