Archive for October, 2011

Factories at Work: Ferrari Design Studio

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Brynfan Tyddn on Film

I know, I know. Another Giant’s Despair/Brynfan Tyddn post… But when Cliff uncovered this glorious clip of the 1955 running, there was no way I couldn’t share it. Results from the hillclimb at Etceterini.

Previously: A one, and-a two, and-a three.

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10/28/11 – 43rd Season Finale and Awards Dinner – Willows, CA

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Laser-Cut Vinyl? No Thanks.

Break out the dagger brush and your mahl stick and pop open a can of 1-Shot.

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Race Tech of Yesteryear: Ferrari Craft's Wool Seals

The team at Restoration & Performance Motorcars has posted a how-to on making wool seals for 1934 Aston-Martin Lagonda M45 Rapide on their blog. Tools required: spoon, ball-peen hammer, scissors and a razor blade. I’ve replaced plenty of cork seals, but I’ve never seen a wool seal before.

I’m sure there’s a long tradition of wool seals that I don’t know about from tractors or something, but this use of natural materials in an application in which we’d never consider using them today fascinates me; and it makes complete sense. Wool is fire resistant, it maintains a lot of its shape and insulative properties when it’s wet—or soaked with bearing grease. It’s this kind of ingenuity that keeps reinvigorating my interest in these machines.

See the complete process on Ferrari Craft. And go put a spoon in your toolbox.

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Laguna Florio


I never noticed it before, but from some angles you could convince me that pictures from Laguna Seca were actually taken at the Targa Florio. Then again, maybe it’s just the subject matter—as in this Porsche 906 at the Rennsport Reunion.

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Absolutely No Machining, Welding or Fitting Necessary

Viking Craft ¼ Midget Race Car. Now available.

Sold in complete kit—ready for assembly. Absolutely no machining, welding or fitting necessary. Can be assembled and running in 6 hours. In kit form, plus tax F.O.B. Anaheim: $395.00

This car chromed and painted your color complete ready to run, plus tax, F.O.B. Anaheim: $495.00

Send 25¢ for literature and break down price list. Ph. KE 5-7138
Viking Craft
536 E. Juliana St., C-3-Anaheim, Calif.

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Cobra Pits at the '64 Targa Florio

Ok, so I’m going a bit Targa Florio crazy today everyday.

More photos of the ’64 effort at the Shelby American Forum.

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Targa Florio '66

I can’t understand a word, but it is glorious. Who needs HD?

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Jo's Shop

Jo Siffert's Porsche dealership in Switzerland. Note the 917 in the showroom.


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