|2015 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Best of Show|
|PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (August 17, 2015) -- An Italian Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A Cabriolet that once turned heads and garnered top prizes in the classic era glided to victory at the 65th Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance on Sunday.
The competition drew 219 cars from 16 countries and 29 U.S. states to the 18th fairway of Pebble Beach Golf Links. It also raised over $1.8 million to help people in need. Through the Pebble Beach Company Foundation, which celebrates its 40th anniversary this ...[Read more...]|
|80 years ago: victory by the Mercedes-Benz W 25 in the International Eifel Race gave birth to the legend of the Silver Arrows|
|•The silver-coloured body of the W 25 gave this nickname to the racing cars from Mercedes-Benz
•Successful new development by Mercedes-Benz for the750-kilogram racing formula
•Manfred von Brauchitsch drove the W 25 to victory and established a new track record for Nürburgring
It was a debut in sparkling silver, and it ended with shining gold: the first race at Nürburgring with the completely newly developed Mercedes-Benz W 25 racing car on 3 June 1934 was won by Manfred von Brauchitsch with...[Read more...]|
|1959 German Grand Prix: Briton-Italian Dominance Amidst the Darkness|
|In the pages of Formula One history, the weekend of the 1959 German Grand Prix is usually remembered for a couple of incidents. One of those would see a providential escape. The other, unfortunately, would end in tragedy. Most unfortunate is the fact these two events, though very considerable in the annals of motor racing history, would largely overshadow what would end up being one of the most dominant performances by a Briton in an Italian car.
Tony Brooks had proven himself, his talent, wi...[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...]
|1956 24 Hours of Le Mans: The Rise of Two Counts|
|The 1955 24 Hours of Le Mans would end up being the darkest day in all of motorsport when Pierre Levegh launched off the back of Lance Macklin's Austin-Healey and crashed into a barrier sending large portions of the car flying through the air acting like guillotines to the record crowd crammed along the main straight. It would be estimated that more than eighty would lose their life as a result, scores more would be severely injured. Yet, despite the graphic horror of the event the race would co...[Read more...]|