|1930 French GP: Like Bringing a Howitzer to a Knife Fight|
| ||How preposterous the sight! Among the 25 cars lined up for the 1930 French Grand Prix there would be one large supercharged Bentley. It would be akin to a sportscar prototype lining up alongside a Formula One car on the streets of Monaco. But this wasn't Monaco. And, if everything aligned just right the results would be too remarkable to tell.
Sir Henry 'Tim' Birkin was one of the famed 'Bentley Boys' that had come to dominate Le Mans throughout the late 1920s. Son to a wealthy family that ma...[Read more...]|
|Day 2 at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion|
|HISTORY IN MOTION
The Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion is about rarely seen race cars that are authentic and historic, showcased not on a lawn but at speed at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, the world-famous 2.238-mile circuit nestled in the hills of Salinas, California. For two days, 550 cars have been screaming through their practice runs in preparation for tomorrow, the first official day of weekend racing that also will see a surge of fans pass through the gates for the very purpose ...[Read more...]|
|MASERATI AND RUXTON AMONG FEATURED MARQUES AT 2014 PEBBLE BEACH CONCOURS d'ELEGANCE|
|PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (February 20, 2014) -- Maserati, a marque renowned for its racing greats as well as road cars offering both elegance and sporting performance, takes center stage at the 64th annual Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. The event, often said to be the most intense collector car competition in the world, will be held on Sunday, August 17, at The Lodge at Pebble Beach.
Additional 2014 features range from rainbow-hued Ruxtons and antique steamers to the elegant coachwork...[Read more...]|
|Talk on racing legend Nuvolari set for Nov. 2 at IMRRC|
| ||WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (Oct. 18, 2013) - Legendary Italian racer Tazio Nuvolari will be the subject of a Center Conversations talk on Saturday, Nov. 2, at the International Motor Racing Research Center in Watkins Glen, N.Y.
Long fascinated with Nuvolari, Joe Tierno of Honeoye Falls, N.Y., will highlight his free talk, 'Tazio Nuvolari: His Life and Times,' with photographs and film to illustrate Nuvolari's career and the world in which he became a champion.
The talk begins at 1 p.m.
|1951 British Grand Prix: Tapped for a Special Moment in History|
|The lead and the victory were firmly within his grasp, but would the moment be taken away from him? He had been in a similar situation before and then there would be a tap on the shoulder and he was forced to give up what he had fought so hard to earn. Would this be another one of those moments? Thoughts raced through his head, and then, there was a tap on the shoulder once again.
Prior to the 1951 season, Jose Froilan Gonzalez had shown little of his true potential. After making his debut in...[Read more...]|