|A legendary car|
|Maranello, 17th October 2014 – Fangio, Castellotti, De Portago, Von Trips, Phil Hill, Stirling Moss. Motor racing legends that shared not just races, victories and marques, but also a specific Ferrari, the 290 MM. We're not talking about a model but an actual individual car – engine, bodywork and chassis number – which a few months back arrived at the Ferrari Classiche department for restoration.
On this car, born as 860 Monza , Enzo Ferrari decided to swap the latter's 4-cylinder engin...[Read more...]|
|HISTORY LESSONS : ROLEX MONTEREY MOTORSPORTS REUNION|
|For the nearly 550 owners of automobiles racing in the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, the histories of their cars are often more important than the joy derived from driving them, and there is no better case in point than Jon Shirley's Alfa Romeo Tipo B (P3). It was driven by Tazio Nuvolari in one of the most extraordinary victories in the history of motorsport: at the 1935 Grand Prix of Germany, held at the famed 14.17 mile Nurburgring.
In front of 300,000 German race fans and the Third...[Read more...]|
|Record numbers for a 'classicissima' Ferrari|
|Maranello, 5 February –Investment in classic cars seems to be paying off even more these days. This can be seen from yet more records set at special auctions and sales between private collectors. That is definitely the case if the car is a Ferrari. It's not by chance that today, the record sum of 28.99 million Euros was paid between collectors for an amazing 250 Testa Rossa, one of the most symbolic cars in the history of the Prancing Horse.
The car, with the chassis number 0704, has ...[Read more...]|
|1961 Monaco Grand Prix: Outdueled by a Legend|
|Powering his way around Tabac, Richie Ginther would find that his time had run out. He had doggedly fought and wrestled his way around the tight, twisty streets of Monaco in pursuit of Moss. The British veteran had an answer for everything but it required perhaps the best drive of his life to hold off the undersized American.
Paul Richard 'Richie' Ginther started out his career in racing as a mechanic and preparer of racing cars. One of his friends and customers would be the great Phil Hill. ...[Read more...]|
|1959 12 Hours of Sebring: 12 Hours to Success|
|In 1961, Richie Ginther would join Giancarlo Baghetti, Willy Mairesse and Wolfgang von Trips to come away with a 2nd place overall finish in the 12 Hours of Sebring. Completing 208 laps, the Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa would finish two laps behind eventual winner Phil Hill and Olivier Gendebien. It would mark the first time Ginther would stand on the podium in the overall standings at the 12 Hours of Sebring, but it was far from the first time the Californian would stand on the podium at the end of ...[Read more...]|