Archive for May, 2015

Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival – Sonoma, CA – 05/28 – Sonoma Raceway – USA

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Spa Classic – Stavelot – 05/21 – Spa-Francorchamps – Belgium

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Moss and Hamilton on the Parabolica

Stirling Moss and Lewis Hamilton demonstrate that there’s still a few serviceable stretches of Monza’s legendary Parabolica banking. I would have thought that Hamilton would have been struggling to keep that W196 that high up the banking at these speeds but he seems positively casual about it. Doesn’t Moss look great nestled into the seat of that marvelous 300 SLR W196R Streamliner?

Edit: Thanks for the correction, Gary. I should have known better than to trust the YouTube uploader

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2015 Spring Race – Deer Trail, CO – 05/16 – High Plains Raceway – USA

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Inaugural Barber Historics – Birmingham, AL – 05/15 – Barber Motorsports Park – USA

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23rd Annual Marvelous May Races – Decatur, TX – 05/15 – Eagles Canyon Raceway – USA

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Spring Vintage Festival – Elkhart Lake, WI – 05/14 – Road America – USA

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In the Lobby for Grand Prix

Theatre Lobby for Grand Prix

There is a thriving market for movie memorabilia from John Frankenheimer’s Grand Prix on the Internet with movie posters in a variety of languages and programs from various cities’ premiers, some signed by the racing drivers and movie stars in attendance. Because I can’t think of better ways to spend my day I often find myself perusing the offerings from various auctioneers.

This series of photos is currently up for bidding at Heritage Auctions. These lobby displays sure put to shame any mere movie poster or lobby card. I wonder where that imposing display featuring the tracks of the Formula 1 season is today. Hopefully it escaped the landfill and is adorning the entryway to someone’s home screening room.

More information (and more photos) on Heritage Auctions’ lot detail page.

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Jefferson 500 – 05/13 – Summit Point Raceway

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Lotus Elite: This is the World

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