|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).
|Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion Named a Finalist for International AwardMONTEREY, Calif., Oct. 21, 2014 — An international panel of experts of the International Historic Motoring Awards released their shortlist today and selected the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion as a finalist for the Motorsport Event of the Year. The winner will be named at the awards gala in London on November 20.|
Launched in 2011, the International Historic Motoring Awards, in association with EFG private bank and Octane magazine, recognize and celebrate the skills and achievement....
|Pirelli World Challenge Chooses Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca for its 2015 Season FinaleMONTEREY, Calif., Oct. 20, 2014 - One of North America's finest and longest running auto racing series, the Pirelli World Challenge, will crown their 2015 champions at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca Sept. 11-13 at the Series' season finale. |
The popular Series boasts a paddock of more than 70 race cars and consists of six classes of vehicles: grand touring (GT); touring car (TC); grand touring sport (GTS); touring car B-spec (TCB), touring car A (TCA) and Porsche GT-Cup (GT-Cup). Well know....
|Race Groups Announced for 2015 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion• Entry Requests Open November 17|
MONTEREY, Calif., October 14, 2014 – For the caretakers of period-correct historic race cars, November 17 will likely now be marked on their calendars, as it is the opening day entry requests can be submitted to compete in the annual Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion August 13-16, 2015 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
The entry request process continues through January 31, 2015 and is conducted exclusively online at MazdaRaceway.com. Each year....
|MAZDA MOTORSPORTS SCCA RUNOFFS RECAP• Mazda Racers Shine at Racing's Biggest Club Event|
October 13, 2014 (MONTEREY, Calif.) — Mazda club racers added five more championships to the cumulative Mazda tally at the 51st annual SCCA National Championship Runoffs this past weekend. Making this years' competition even sweeter for the Mazda racers was the venue, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
'Having the SCCA Runoffs at our home track was a very special time for everyone at Mazda,' said John Doonan, director of Mazda Mot....
|HONDA, ACURA RACERS CLAIM FOUR SCCA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS◾Honda-powered Formula F racers sweep podium, top eight positions|
◾Honda, Acura drivers also claim titles in STU, STL and H Production
◾Six additional Honda, Acura podium results complete successful 'Runoffs'
10/13/2014 - SANTA CLARITA, Calif. -- Honda and Acura racers won four Sports Car Club of America national titles, including a third consecutive Formula F title, in the SCCA National Championship Runoffs at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
A total of 48 Honda and Acura racers, one o....
|DAUGHTERY, JACKSON LAND NISSAN ITS 96TH AND 97TH NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS AT 51ST SCCA RUNOFFS AT LAGUNA SECA• Podium sweep in GT3, six overall podiums net strong showing at annual classic|
David Daughtery may long be remembered for winning his eighth Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) National title at Laguna Seca this weekend, but it was a sportsmanlike act of kindness shown a first time competitor that won the veteran racer praise from fellow SCCA racers.
On Friday afternoon, Daughtery drove his yellow Nissan 370Z from pole position to an impressive win in the T3 category, briefly losing ....
|1956 Argentine Grand Prix: Least in the Kingdom is GreaterSpeaking of the power of humility, the Bible says the least, within the context of the world, if they follow God's commands, shall be greater than those considered great. |
To say that Luigi Musso was the least within the kingdom of Scuderia Ferrari would be a terrible understatement. Having a reputation for caring more about his cars than those that pilot them, it was certainly true that Enzo held little place in his heart for his fellow Italian. However, in the Roman's very first Formula One....
|Luigi Musso: Talented, Tempting and TroubledFollowing Alberto Ascari's back-to-back titles in 1952 and 1953 there have been no Italian Formula One World Champions. While there has been a great amount of hope throughout the years, Italians have been left without a World Champion. Perhaps, it could be argued, all such hopes died with Luigi Musso on the 6th of July in 1958.|
Since Ascari there have certainly been some notable Italian drivers within Formula One history books. Such names as Michele Alboreto, Elio de Angelis, Alex Zanardi, Ri....