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1957 Maserati 150 S news, pictures, specifications, and information
Designer: Fantuzzi
Chassis Num: 1675
 
This #1675, 150S was the last of 23 in this series from 1955 to 1957. These 1,481 cc engines also powered two racing boats, two GT cars and one Lotus chassis. Using twin gear driven overhead camshafts (without head gaskets), dual ignition, dual two-choke Weber carburetors and dry sump lubrication with 9:1 compression, they produced 140 to 165 hp which was good for over 140 mph. The transmission was a four-speed and rear suspension was DeDion, a first for Maserati in sports racers. Aluminum coachwork was by Fantuzzi.

A first at Nurburgring in 1955 by Jean Behra was its most outstanding finished. Many reached the U.S. as S.C.C.A. racing in the 1.5-liter class was very popular. This one was raced on the west coast by Bob Baker.

Its second owner has entered it in vintage events at Laguna Seca, Road America, Roebling Road, Steamboat Springs, Gateway, and Waterford Hills, Chicago International Concours, and the Louis Vuitton Concours at Rockerfeller Center. it is in original condition with the addition of a roll bar, fuel cell and paint in 1991.
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Portola Hotel & Spa Transformed for Porsche Rennsport Reunion V
• All part of Porsche Rennsport Reunion V at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
MONTEREY, Calif., Sept. 25, 2015 — The lobby of the Portola Hotel in Monterey may be mistaken as a Porsche Museum as it has been transformed into a showcase of some of the rarest Porsche race cars from the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart, Germany. The transformation of the Portola, the location for the opening night gathering for Porsche Rennsport Reunion V, includes a large Porsche Racing mural outside and ...[Read more...]
1958 Targa Florio: Musso Commands the Heights
 During the invasion of Sicily during the Second World War it would be the mountainous roads around the island that would pose the greatest hindrance to the advance of the British and American forces trying to breakthrough on their way, ultimately, to Italy. A little more than a decade later, these difficult mountainous roads were taking their toll. But, there would be one Italian right at home among the rocky outcroppings. The 42nd Targa Florio would go ahead as planned despite the growing c...[Read more...]
BMW's 'BATMOBILES' SET FOR 19th ANNUAL AMELIA CONCOURS
Scheduled to appear in the 19th Annual Amelia Concours' BMW 3.0 CSL 'batmobile class' are not only the 1975 Sebring 12 Hour and '76 Daytona 24 winners, but Alexander Calder's 1975 Le Mans 3.0 CSL with his trademark signature on the left rear fender. BMW's 'Batmobile' racers were glorious mutants. They arrived from Europe wearing a frosting of giant wings, huge fender boxes and big spoilers, all powered by a 430 hp straight-six engine that made a glorious noise and propelled BMW's luxury cou...[Read more...]
Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca : Another Chapter Closes
MONTEREY, CA, Make no mistake about it. After three days of competition at the Rolex Monterey Motorsport Reunion, there were awards to be won, but they were not necessarily bestowed upon the actual winners in 16 different classes that took to the straights, curves, hairpin turns and challenging drops of Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. In fact, Rolex Awards of Excellence were awarded in each race category to individual drivers who were determined by an independent panel to be 'most deserving,' ...[Read more...]
1954 24 Hours of Le Mans: A French Bull Runs to Victory at Le Mans
Everything needs to be right amongst drivers competing for victory in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Not only do they need to share the car over the course of a whole day but their driving styles must compliment each other. In the case of the 1954 24 Hours of Le Mans there would be no better pairing than a calm, steady Frenchman and a wild Pampas bull from Argentina. Prior to the 22nd running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Maurice Trintignant had already achieved a career driving a vast number of diff...[Read more...]

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