|LE MANS WINNER HANS STUCK NAMED 2016 AMELIA CONCOURS HONOREE|
|Double Le Mans 24 Hour winner and 1985 World Sports Car Champion Hans-Joachim Stuck will succeed Sir Stirling Moss as the honoree for the international award winning Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance's 21st edition on March 11-13, 2016.
Stuck, a second generation racer is the son of Hans Stuck Sr. who raced for the vaunted Auto-Union team in the 1930s, earning the title bergmeister for his uncanny hill-climbing skills. With his father's guidance, Stuck junior became one of the most successf...[Read more...]|
|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...]|
|McLAREN GT CONFIRMS KEVIN ESTRE AS FACTORY DRIVER FOR 2014 SEASON|
|Ahead of the 2014 season, McLaren GT has confirmed the addition of French driver Kevin Estre to its factory driver line-up for this year. The announcement follows Estre's impressive performances throughout the 2013 season, which concluded with a podium finish at the Baku City Challenge in the 12C GT3 with McLaren GT customer team Hexis Racing.
The 25-year old has shown his abilities in GT racing over the past few seasons, claiming 13 victories, and, in the German Porsche Carrera Cup title in...[Read more...]|
|AUDI CELEBRATES 100TH LMP OVERALL VICTORY WITH AUSTIN WIN|
|• Duval/Kristensen/McNish achieve historic milestone for Audi
• Audi R18 e-tron quattro remains unbeaten in 2013
• Le Mans winners extend lead of the standings
Ingolstadt/Austin, September 22, 2013 – Audi achieved a historic milestone on the Texan debut of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) at Austin. The squad of Head of Audi Motorsport Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich celebrated the 100th overall victory of an LMP sports car of the brand. The event has a parallel, as Audi had cli...[Read more...]|
|THE UNDERDOG UPSET CHARLES DRESSING'S RETELLING OF SEBRING'S 1983 RACE|
|Americans love underdogs but hate losers. And we really love upsets because they turn reality inside out and generally make the mighty look weak.
So when anyone demands a prediction, I try to hide because I always remember some races that didn't quite go the way the experts reckoned: the 1954 Sebring 12 Hours, 1955 Monaco Grand Prix, the start of the 1958 Race of Two Worlds at Monza (not the whole race, but the start sure was a great moment for sports car types).
And then … there was the...[Read more...]|