Archive for September, 2011

09/30/11 – New Jersey Vintage/Historic Races – Millville, NJ

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09/30/11 – CSRG Charity Challenge – Sonoma, CA

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09/30/11 – The 8th Annual CSRG Charity Challenge – Sonoma, CA

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Giants' Despair


Giant’s Despair is a frequent favorite here, and these program covers don’t do anything to dispel that affinity. More fantastic program covers and handbills at The Motor Racing Programme Covers project.

I like the floating apostrophe in these—like the committee couldn’t decide if it was one giant despairing, or the despair of many giants or there was no possession at all.

I’m through complaining about corporate sponsor logos all over the cars; I know I’ve lost that fight. But can we at least get them off of the posters and program covers? I want to hang a poster of a Grand Prix I attended, not a poster of a business software company logo. These program covers all benefit from not having a SAP or Emirates Airlines or UBS logo on them.

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09/23/11 – Ferrari Challenge at Miami Speedway – Miami, FL

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Onboard in a Aston Martin DB4GT at Goodwood

Lovely onboard footage here from the impressive duo of Orange Company Director Tom Alexander and Red Bull team manager Christian Horner in their DB4GT in Sunday’s RAC TT race. The event was cut short when the rain set in, but this onboard footage looks like it was a mighty fun time regardless. Nice capture of the driver change about 6 minutes into the video, and we can see what the rain looked like from the cockpit when it started to come down pretty hard about 13 minutes into the video.

When £30Million worth of GT cars are circling the track you take the rain very, very seriously.

More at 22 GT Racing.

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Ok Red Bull, but How's She Do on the Dirt? Oh.

This video promoting the new F1 circuit in Austin Texas starts off expectedly enough: Shots of Texas; DC at the wheel of a Red Bull spinning around Austin’s empty city streets. Just as I was beginning to tire of it, Coulthard pulls off the road and onto a very under-construction track. Turns out contemporary F1 cars are tougher than I thought.

Well done, Red Bull.

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Super Ninety's Friday at Goodwood

I think Vic has the right idea. Friday is probably the day to visit The Revival, and for the right reason. Yes, it’s less crowded. Yes, it’s probably easier to compose that photo in the paddock without 50 folks gathered around the DB-2. But, more importantly, the feeling of aniticipation hanging in the air must be palpable and thrilling. More Friday shots on Super Ninety.

Great car. Great outfit. Couldn't you find a period appropriate lawn chair?

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Ginther and GT40 for Shell

Finally! I have been looking for this commercial for years; occasionally running a variety of searches on YouTube in case it’s been uploaded. In August it finally made its way online. Many, many thanks to Richie Ginther’s son Bret, who says:

“I found a few 16mm reels from my dad’s archives and had them converted to digital. This is an undated (ca 1966?) era commercial my father did for Shell oil. The true jewel in this is hearing the Ford GT with my dad piloting it. I hope you enjoy this clip. I have uploaded another Shell commercial of same era with a triple endoresement. Enjoy.”

Here’s another of Brett’s uploads from the Ginther Archives featuring Luigi Chinetti, Ginther, and Jim Hall: also for Shell:

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09/16/11 – Goodwood Revival – Chichester, West Sussex

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