Archive for January, 2014

Maserati Ancestry

Maserati monoposto lineage

As we embark on Maserati’s centennial, this chart tracking the genetics of the 1950s Maserati Grand Prix cars is fascinating. At the time, this might have demonstrated the storied history of Maserati in contrast to the post-war upstarts who’s garages started producing racing machines. Today, however, we can look back at this as quite the opposite: The slow death of Maserati’s monoposto efforts.

Imagine if we could have added another 50 years to to this dynasty of single-seat Maserati racers.

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Scenes from the Woodcote Trophy Race. Goodwood. 1952.

The start of the 1952 Woodcote Trophy. Goodwood.

José Froilan Gonzalez. 1952 Woodcote Trophy. Goodwood.

Seeing vintage images from Goodwood really drives home how good a job the Goodwood organization has done in keeping the spirit of the old track very much alive. I can almost shift these photos to color in my mind thanks to the coverage and imagery from the contemporary Goodwood races.

Some of these photos (maybe all of them?) are by Alan Smith, who has prints available at Rosenstiel’s.

via Librarying.

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The Perfect Ride

Corbeau Ad

The Perfect Ride

Corbeau GT car seats give you a perfect ride. The rigid tubular steel frame supports the foam cushioning and PIRELLI webbing. The seats are upholstered with leather cloth or cord centres and boast the unique Corbeau eyelet system.

Choose from the range of ten seats which include a competition seat and four “recliners”. Interested? Why not write for an illustrated leaflet.

Remember… whatever your needs, CORBEAU seats give you a perfect ride.

Corbeau Equipe Ltd.
Ivyhouse Lane, The Ridge, Hasings, Sussex TN35 4NN.
Tel: Hastings 32480.

Double entendre? What double entendre?

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2014 Vintage Racing Calendar Updated

Start marking your calendars, saving your entry fees, and making your travel arrangements. Whether as a driver or as a spectator, you owe it to yourself to make it out to the track this year. I’ve added the events I know about to The Chicane’s Vintage Racing Calendar. If you don’t see your club or event listed, drop me a line and I’ll add it.

Update: I’ve also been making a number of visual adjustments to the calendar to make it easier to read, easier to scan, and easier to find races in your area. So get on it.

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In the Days Before Go-Pro

On Board Filming

I hope this cameraman got paid well.

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