Archive for June, 2015

Justin Lapriore's 2015 Amelia Island

This spring the Amelia Island Concourse d’Elegance celebrated its 20th year. For the past three of them Justin Lapriore’s videos have become a bit of a tradition for the Florida island community as well.

It’s wonderful to see that in much the same way that the Amelia Island event has grown into one of the premier concours in the States, Justin’s videos have followed a similar trajectory. I look forward to them each year, and although a few months have past since the event, post-production—just like a concours level restoration—takes time.

(Thanks for the editing eye, Craig.)

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Goodwood Festival of Speed – Chichester, West Sussex – 06/26 – Goodwood – England

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Vintage Grand Prix of Mid-Ohio – Lexington, OH – 06/25 – Mid Ohio Sports Car Course – USA

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Stirling Moss's Porsche RS61 For Sale

Stirling Moss Porsche RS61

The Porsche RS61 Spyder that Stirling Moss bought at auction in 2010 is coming back across the block this weekend at Bonhams Goodwood Festival of Speed sale. It’s not hard to understand why this example caught Sir Stirling’s eye, as it’s a magnificent example and sister to the RS60 he drove to a 3rd at the 1961 Targa Florio.

Stirling Moss has called this the “best Porsche they ever made”. I think we’d all do well to trust his judgement on it. Although he’s more well known for his exploits behind the wheel of Maseratis and Mercedes and Ferraris, Sir Stirling had a good deal of experience with Porsche 550s and 718s, and used a 904 as his road car.

More on this example when we covered Stirling Moss’s purchase back in 2010.

More information on this magnificent machine on Bonhams’ Lot Detail Page.

Update: Sold for £1,905,500 (US$ 2,935,255) inc. premium. Almost double what Stirling bought it for when she was last up for auction.

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Southern California Historic Sportscar Festival – Fontana, CA – 06/19 – Auto Club Speedway – USA

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Blackhawk Vintage Classic XXIII – South Beloit, IL – 06/19 – Blackhawk Farms – USA

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The Vintage Motorsports Festival at Thompson – Thompson, CT – 06/18 – Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park – USA

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Bruno Dorigo's Abarth Obsession

This is what passion looks like. It’s not uncommon to know someone that has a few old cars and a bit of memorabilia locked away in a garage. But when someone opens their garage up as a museum; starts a club to share their passion with the world; and gets their cars out and seen as much as possible—that’s the kind of passion and sense of community that I have a deep respect for. Bruno Dorigo’s Abarth collection is impressive, but it’s his passion that is truly enviable.

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2015 Pueblo Grand Prix – Pueblo, CO – 06/13 – Pueblo Motorsports Park – USA

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1957 Catalina Grand Prix for Motorcycles

I’ve seen a few clips here and there from Catalina, but never anything this comprehensive. This collection of 22 minutes from the 1957 running of the 100-mile Catalina Grand Prix motorcycle race is absolutely fantastic. The chaos of that start is crazy. That everyone seems to just get up and start their bikes back up and continues is even crazier.

via Motobilia.

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