|VIC ELFORD RECEIVES RRDC'S 2015 PHIL HILL AWARD|
|DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 22, 2015) - Vic Elford, considered one of the fastest race-car drivers of the Sixties and Seventies, was honored by the Road Racing Drivers Club with the 2015 Phil Hill Award. RRDC president Bobby Rahal made the presentation at a dinner prior to the running of the Rolex 24 At Daytona, the season opener of the 2015 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship.
The Phil Hill Award has been presented annually since 1993 to the person who the RRDC feels has rendered outsta...[Read more...]|
|Postwar Ferrari Named Best of Show at 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance|
| ||1954 Ferrari 375 MM Scaglietti Coupe Named 'Best of Show'
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (August 17, 2014) -- Excited cheers echoed across the 18th fairway of Pebble Beach Golf Links Sunday when a 1954 Ferrari 375 MM Scaglietti Coupe was named Best of Show at the 64th annual Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. The car, owned by Jon Shirley of Medina, Washington, was the first postwar car to take the top award at the prestigious event in nearly five decades. It was also the first Ferrari to win.
|1958 Cuban Grand Prix: Political Intrigue and Personal Tragedy|
|The race would be long past its scheduled starting time. What happened? How long to wait? What if the race takes place without him? In so many ways, this aura of uncertainty surrounding a motor race would be a microcosm of what was happening in the country at large. However, in just a few moments, all of that would not matter at all. And, the cause for the unfortunate events would be a certain Ferrari 500TR, chassis 0690 MDTR.
The scene in and around the island nation of Cuba in 1958 would be...[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...]|
|1958 Moroccan Grand Prix: British All the Way|
|After years of frustration, and well past his life-expectancy, Mike Hawthorn would be on the verge of his first World Championship. This was more than likely Hawthorn's last and best hope at a World Championship title. Just one last race, and a fellow Brit, would separate Hawthorn from his World Championship.
Emotionally, Hawthorn was done. The last few seasons had seen Hawthorn fail to experience anywhere near the level of success he had even in his rookie year of 1952. In 1952, with an unde...[Read more...]|