|George Follmer to be honored by RRDC in Long Beach|
| ||HILLIARD, Ohio (March 2, 2016) - George Follmer, the only driver to have won both the Trans-Am and Can-Am championships in one year (1972), will be honored by the Road Racing Drivers Club at the 'RRDC Evening with George Follmer presented by Firestone' in Long Beach, Calif., on Thursday, April 14, prior to the running of the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. This is the RRDC's eighth consecutive annual banquet honoring auto racing's most influential leaders and icons.
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|PORSCHE MOTORSPORTS PRE-EVENT NOTES. 24 HOURS OF LE MANS|
|The #20 Porsche 919 Hybrid with drivers (left to right) Mark Webber, Timo Bernhard, and Brendon Hartley, at Le Mans tech inspection earlier today in the town of Le Mans.
Dateline. Le Mans, France
Circuit. Circuit de la Sarthe
Track Length/Turns. 8.469-miles (13.629km)/38-turn Combination Natural Terrain Road Course and Temporary Street Circuit
Round. FIA World Endurance Championship. Round 3 of 8
FIA WEC. Six Hours of the Circuit of the Americas, Circuit of the Ame...[Read more...]|
|Gooding & Company Amelia Island Auction Preview|
|Gooding & Company, the auction house acclaimed for selling the world's most significant and valuable collector cars, will hold its annual Amelia Island Auction on Friday, March 7 on the Omni Amelia Island Plantation.
David Gooding, President and founder: 'Originality was the driving force behind our Amelia Island Auction. As always, our specialists have a keen eye for effective preservation of blue chip category cars. Many of the outstanding examples we selected for this sale are excellent ...[Read more...]|
|1970 United States Grand Prix: Hopes Renewed by 'Emerson Who?'|
|It would be a chaotic and ghastly sight. The twirling Lotus mass carried with it another of a brotherhood of drivers that were both very successful and wildly popular. It was another loss for Team Lotus. It was terrible when Jim Clark was lost, but Jochen Rindt's passing would be more than the team could bear. It seemed all hope had gone. But then there would be a young Brazilian, of whom most of the world was ignorant. However, all of that would change one day in the fall of 1970.
Emerson Fi...[Read more...]|
|CANADIAN GP – IN THE NAME OF GILLES|
|Maranello, 3 June – No other name sums up the relationship between Ferrari and Canada better than that of Gilles Villeneuve. He never won a world championship nor did he rack up a host of wins; just six Grand Prix victories came his way and yet Gilles is part of the Prancing Horse's history and its soul and he has a special place in the heart of all its fans. His talent, speed, courage, bordering on the reckless made him immortal in the public psyche, in Maranello and around the world, bu...[Read more...]|