|1989 24 Hours of Le Mans: Mass and Mercedes Slay its Dragons|
It had been nearly 35 years since Mercedes-Benz had made an appearance at Le Mans as a factory team. It had been longer than that since the German manufacturer had taken victory in the famed event. To return to the top the manufacturer needed speed, but they would also need experience. Jochen Mass was their ideal candidate.
Mass had enjoyed a competitive, but short, Formula One career. He would earn victory in the 1975 Spanish Grand Prix at the impressive Montjuic Park Circuit. Unfo...[Read more...]|
|Jochen Mass: The Mass-ter Breakthrough|
The city of Munich, Germany is one of the leading academic cities in the world hosting numerous, and famous, universities within its limits. It would be against this backdrop, in September of 1946, that Jochen Richard Mass would be born. Fittingly, he would become a true well-rounded and respected academic of the world of motor racing. But he needed that breakthrough that would define his career.
While the city would have its darker moments in history, there would be very little do...[Read more...]|
|1969 24 Hours of Le Mans: A Traditional Statement Provides a Memorable Race|
|What if a statement ended up costing one of the biggest victories of one's career? Would it be worth it? Jacky Ickx would come close to finding out as he approached the checkered flag on the afternoon of the 15th of June in 1969.
Ford had determined to defeat Ferrari on ground it had come to dominate throughout the early 1960s. By 1966, the mission would be complete. Ford would take the overall victory with their GT40 Mk II driven by Bruce McLaren and Chris Amon. However, the dominance would ...[Read more...]|
|BMW CELEBRATES ITS PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE DURING PEBBLE BEACH CONCOURS AND ROLEX MONTEREY MOTORSPORTS REUNION WEEKEND|
|◾Never before seen concept from BMW M GmbH debuts at The Quail: A Motorsports Gathering
◾BMW Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupé makes North American debut at Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance
◾New BMW 428i Coupe to be display and offered as raffle prize at Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance
◾BMW 3.0 CSL and BMW M1 to race at Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion
◾BMW 507 to be featured at Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance
Woodcliff Lake, NJ – August 15, 2013… On the occasion of the annual car...[Read more...]|
|1968 Belgian Grand Prix: A First for McLaren|
|McLaren and Formula One are truly synonymous. Over the course of its history, McLaren has completed 714 races and have garnered no less than 178 victories. But while McLaren and victory in Formula One are an almost certainty, the very first would be anything but a complete surprise.
In December of 1959, Jack Brabham would be leading the way in his Cooper T51 with Bruce McLaren following along not all that far behind. The final lap of the United States Grand Prix held at Sebring, Florida has j...[Read more...]|