Off to Le Mans with 'Le Monstre' for First Time in 62 Years
blog comments powered by Disqus
| The Collier Collections' 1950 Cadillacs Invited to 'Americans in Le Mans' Celebration
Two very significant Cadillac motorcars from The Revs Institute for Automotive Research at the Collier Collection are crated up and on their way to France this week, to be featured at the Le Mans Classic, July 6 – 8th, as part of this year's salute to 'Americans in Le Mans'. The famous 1950 Cadillac Series 61 Le Mans, dubbed 'Le Monstre', with its custom alloy envelope body heavily influenced by aircraft technology, and its unaltered stock counterpart, the Cadillac 1950 Series 61Coupe dubbed 'Petit Pataud' are heading back to Le Mans together for the first time since 1950.
Credited for 'returning the Stars and Stripes to Le Mans' and marking the first American automobiles entered in the world-wide competition since 1935, these two American Cadillacs are prominent features in both this year's 'Americans in Le Mans' classic and the 'Le Mans Heritage Club 2012: A World of Exception' event, with 'Le Monstre' marking one of only 24 handpicked ex-Le Mans chassis' selected to be part of the Heritage display.
'We are honored to bring this unique pair of 1950 Cadillacs back to Le Mans after 62 years,' said Scott George of the Revs Institute at the Collier Collection in Naples, Florida. 'Celebrating the popularity of these American entries at Le Mans, and the American drivers who were toasted in the European press for their skill, sportsmanship and dauntless good humor, were a great source of pride for the United States in 1950. We hope these special cars will have a similar impact today.'
| Corvette Featured Marque at 2013 Rolex Monterey Motorsports ReunionChevrolet Corvette will be the featured marque next August at the 2013 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, where historic race cars annually come to the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca track to relive the sights, sounds and smells of racing days gone by.|
Corvette's recognition in Monterey, Calif., will come during its 60th anniversary model year, and a large contingent of Corvette racers is expected representing each of the car's six generations in competition. Corvette also was the featured marqu....
| 1963 Andre Simon/Lloyd Casner Maserati Tipo 151/2At a time when Maserati's financial picture couldn't have looked more bleak, it would be enticed to build what many would end up considering to be one of their finest sportscars ever. It would even be suggested it could have been one of the greatest of all time if Maserati had had the money to develop it. Unfortunately, the Maserati Tipo 151 forever lives in relative obscurity when it truly deserves to be remembered as much more.|
It is often remarked that for a race team to win a championship....
| Historic Aston Martin DB3S Sports Racing Car Joins RM's Monterey SaleA rare and spectacular 1955 Aston Martin DB3S Sports Racing Car, chassis DB3S/118, is the latest multi-million-dollar entry to join RM's highly anticipated Monterey sale, August 17–18 in California.|
Noteworthy for its outstanding provenance, rarity, and trendsetting Aston Martin design, the DB3S is widely considered one of the most attractive and elegantly designed sports racing cars of the post war period—a masterpiece of David Brown's vision, executed stunningly in aluminum from the charact....