J.C. Agajanian backed many successful racecars and drivers. At age 22, Troy Ruttman piloted this Agajanian Special to victory at the 1952 Indianapolis 500. Although the car caught fire at a routine pit stop, Ruthman restarted and finished first at an average speed of over 128 miles per hour. His closest competitor, Bill Vukovich, was eliminated when he crashed into a wall with only five minutes to go. To improve stopping power, racecars like the Agajanian Special were equipped with disc brakes, which had been used on military aircraft during World War II to enable them to land safely on short runways.
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...]
Maranello 19 December – The engine which Scuderia Ferrari will use in 2014 is called the 059/3. A three dimensional preview of the powertrain that will be fitted to the Maranello Formula 1 cars as from next year, was shown today to a select group of Italian and international media, in Maranello for the traditional pre-Christmas meeting with President Montezemolo.
'As a result of the 2014 regulations, we no longer talk of engines, but of power units,' explained the Head of Engines and E...[Read more...]
Woodcliff Lake, N.J. – Oct. 1, 2013 . . . BMW Team RLL will continue the battle for the 2013 American Le Mans Series GT championship at Virginia International Raceway, in Alton, Virginia, this weekend in the Oak Tree Grand Prix of VIR.
In the two latest ALMS rounds at the Baltimore GP and the Circuit of the Americas, the team started from the class pole with the No. 55 BMW Z4 GTE, and came away with two third-place finishes for the No. 56 BMW Z4 GTE. This has moved driver Dirk Müller t...[Read more...]
Woodcliff Lake, N.J. – July 21, 2013 . . . BMW Team RLL did all it could today at the Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix, at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, in Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada, but ultimately ended the 2.45-hour race fifth and sixth in the GT class.
Both Z4 GTE race cars held the lead during the mistake free race. Maxime Martin set the fastest lap of the race (1:15.907 minutes, L102) in the closing minutes of the contest. Unfortunately, the top speed deficit of the BMWs to the Co...[Read more...]
DETROIT – General Motors North America President Mark Reuss, a lifelong racing enthusiast, will drive the 2014 Corvette Stingray Pace Car in the Chevrolet Indy Dual in Detroit, presented by Quicken Loans. this Saturday and Sunday (June 1-2).
The Indy Dual in Detroit races are part of the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix weekend of racing that begins Friday, May 31. Reuss will drive the Pace Car for both Indy Dual races.
'The all-new, 2014 Corvette Stingray proved last week at...[Read more...]