|ICONIC RACING NAMES TO BE HONOURED ON TRACK AT DONINGTON HISTORIC FESTIVAL|
|Two fascinating characters from the early days of motor racing will be honoured at this year's Donington Historic Festival (30th April, 1st & 2nd May). Tazio Nuvolari will be celebrated in the HGPCA's Nuvolari Trophy for pre-1950 Grand Prix cars, while tribute will be paid to Richard 'Mad Jack' Shuttleworth in Motor Racing Legends' 'Mad Jack' race for pre-War sports cars.
Italy's Tazio Nuvolari was arguably the greatest driver of all time. The 'Flying Mantuan' was a motorcycle racing champion...[Read more...]|
|Dario Resta: A Man of Many Nations|
|Dario Resta would be born in August of 1882 in the Italian town of Faenza, not far from Imola. But though he would be Italian by birth, Resta would race under the Union Jack and the Stars and Stripes. It would not matter for what nation he drove, for his true nationality would be racing driver.
An early pioneer within the motor racing scene, Dario Resta would either establish, or be around, motor racing Meccas all throughout his career. He would not only win races; he would also own a number ...[Read more...]|
|The Trident is Raised|
One of Italy's most famous marks, and perhaps most troubled, the trident-bearing automaker continues to provoke passion through its search of excellence.
Five brothers would come together in December of 1914 to found a motor company bearing their name—Maserati. Alfieri, Bindo, Carlo, Ettore and Ernesto had all demonstrated a passion for automobiles, particularly racing, during those early years at the turn of the 20th century.
The foundations of the company would actually begin ...[Read more...]|
|1982 German Grand Prix: Unfortunate Fortuity and Great Loss|
|On the podium at Imola in late-April of 1982, the look on Gilles Villeneuve's face would speak volumes. Then there would be the tragic events at Zolder just a couple of weeks later. But while many would want to point fingers at Villeneuve's teammate, the sad fact of the matter is that Didier Pironi and Gilles would compliment each other in so many ways that it would be inevitable there would be friction, perhaps even a collision. In fact, they were so connected, so complimentary of each other, t...[Read more...]|
|Home again: the last Auto Union Type D twin-supercharger Silver Arrow returns to Audi|
|• Audi Tradition buys back the second 'Karassik restoration' car |
• Auto Union Type D built in 1939, then lost in the USSR for many years
• Thomas Frank, Head of Audi Tradition: 'One of the most emotional moments in our heritage work for AUDI AG'
'This is one of the most emotional moments in our heritage work for AUDI AG – we have come full circle,' says Thomas Frank, Head of Audi Tradition. A few weeks ago, the car manufacturer was able to repurchase an extremely rare...[Read more...]