|Historic Aston Martin DB3S Sports Racing Car Joins RM's Monterey Sale|
| A 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 characteristic 'humped oval' grille to the classic cut-away front fenders. Unveiled today in RM's digital Monterey catalogue (now online at www.rmauctions.com), it joins a superlative roster of investment-quality automobiles set to cross the podium at the Portola Hotel & Plaza and Monterey Conference Center next month.
'Enthusiasts at Monterey in August consistently look for the finest sports racing cars with which to participate in events around the world, from the Historics at Laguna Seca to the Mille Miglia,' says Rob Myers, Chairman & Founder, RM Auctions. 'We are thrilled to be offering this superb DB3S at our sale this year on behalf of its gentleman owner. A fantastic car with great history, it reflects our commitment to offering our clients the world's finest motor cars.'
Ordered new by Dutch gentleman racer, Hans Davids, and appropriately finished in the distinctive national racing livery of 'Dutch Racing Orange,' the striking 1955 Aston Martin DB3S Sports Racing Car, chassis DB3S/118, boasts outstanding provenance from new. One of just 21 'customer cars' produced for privateer competition, significantly, 118 was fitted with the Works competition twin-plug head by the factory in its first year. Piloted by Davids, it finished on the podium at Goodwood in April 1956 before tackling some of Europe's most challenging circuits. Among its greatest successes were two victories at Davids' native track in Zandvoort. Davids eventually sold 118 to Paul Hyatt, a captain in the U.S. Merchant Navy, who imported the car to the United States where it continued its strong racing record before passing through a series of other distinguished caretakers, including two well-known Aston collectors who carefully maintained the car for 48 years. Today, widely regarded as one of the most correct and original Aston Martin sports racers, 118 retains its original chassis, numbered engine, and bodywork. Fully documented and with known ownership from new, it offers its next owner the unique opportunity to be a part of Aston's remarkable racing legacy and to participate with 118 at events around the world. (Est. $3,500,000–$4,000,000).
|PORSCHE'S 914 HONORED AT 20TH AMELIA CONCOURS d'ELEGANCEThe 20th annual Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance will honor the first mid-engine production Porsche, the 914 in all its variants. |
At first some Porsche purists lamented the Porsche 914's seemingly humble origins. They whispered the 'V-Word' . . . Volkswagen. The reality was that the 914 is a blood descendant of the seminal Gmund Porsche, the first car to wear the family name and the crest, a pure sports car designed around a Volkswagen-sourced air-cooled flat-four and a mid-engine con....
|BACK TO SCHOOL WITH MAZDA MOTORSPORTS• Mazda's R.A.C.E. STEM Education Outreach Program Surpasses 10,000 Students|
September 19, 2014 (AUSTIN, Tex.) – It's back-to-school time for school kids across the county and the acclaimed R.A.C.E. STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) education outreach program is back in action. Launched by Mazda in January, the Racing Accelerates Creative Education (R.A.C.E.) outreach program has now positively impacted more than 10,000 middle and high school students. To date, ther....
|Concours d'Elegance at Stan Hywet Hall & GardensThe inaugural Concours d'Elegance at Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens welcomed over 180 rare and exclusive automobiles, motorcycles, and bicycles on the well-manicured 70-acre landscape. The backdrop for this elegant affair was the 6th largest historic estate open to the public - the Stan Hywet – which has the reputation as being the home of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. co-founder F.A. Seiberling. |
On the day of the concours, the weather report predicted rain. Instead, the enthusiasts and colle....
|RARE ALLOY MERCEDES-BENZ 300 SL GULLWING WINS THE PUBLIC CHOICE AT THE 2014 CONCOURS OF ELEGANCE◾The results are now all in for the inaugural Public Choice vote for the 2014 Concours of Elegance at Hampton Court Palace|
◾A rare alloy-bodied 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing is voted the Public Choice winner by visitors to the annual Concours
◾Each Public Choice vote placed by text made a welcome donation to the official Concours charities
For the very first time, visitors to the recent Concours of Elegance – held to great acclaim at Hampton Court Palace from 5-7 September – were able ....
|2014 HILTON HEAD ISLAND MOTORING FESTIVAL & CONCOURS D'ELEGANCE CONTINUES RECORD GROWTHFrom test drives to test flights and automotive firsts, this year's event promises to delight visitors with the largest number of new features and sponsor activities in its history |
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. – The Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d'Elegance (HHIMF), one of the nation's largest and fastest-growing automotive and motorsports enthusiast event weeks, is preparing an ever-expanding lineup of exhibits and activities for visitors at the upcoming event, October 2....
|McLAREN 650S SPRINT TO MAKE COMPETITIVE DEBUT FOLLOWING CONFIRMATION OF GLOBAL RACE ELIGIBILITYThe new 650S Sprint by McLaren GT is set for its global competitive premiere this weekend at the penultimate round of the GT Cup race at Donington Park, UK. The 650S Sprint is developed and optimised for the track, and eligibility has now been confirmed to race in the NARRA US GT series, the SCCA GT Championship and the UAE GT series. McLaren GT factory driver Rob Bell will be joined by German-based journalist Dale Lomas, for the weekend's triple-header.|
The covers were pulled off the McLaren....
|BREMBO CIRCUIT IDENTITY CARD FOR MOTOGP AT GRAND PRIX OF SAN MARINOWhat's the 'toughest' track in MotoGP?|
Brembo Circuit Identity Cards for MotoGP are available to the public on the Friday before each race at www.Brembo.com.
Each Circuit Identity Card graphic includes general characteristics of the track itself (layout, length, number of braking events and turns, percentage of time spent under braking per lap), along with technical information of the key braking zones, such as speeds before/after each brake event, braking time and distance, ....