|Only Surviving LeMans-Winning Jaguar D-Types Headline Amelia Island Concours Special Classes|
|The 22nd annual Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance will honor the immortal Jaguar D-type on the 60th anniversary of its third consecutive and final victory in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the race it was created to win.
Jaguar Chairman Sir William Lyons considered the 24 Hours of Le Mans the most important race on the international calendar. From 1951 Jaguar won the 24 Hours five times in seven years. That competition record spurred Jaguar sales and invested the Coventry-based company ...[Read more...]|
|Shelby-DeTomaso P70 Can Am Racer|
|Carroll Shelby's Cobra roadsters had already won the SCCA's United States Road Racing Championship in 1963 and were well on their way to winning again in '64 with a couple of mid-engined Cobra-powered Coopers called 'King Cobras', when Shelby realized that 1965 was already shaping to be a far more competitive season than the first two. A variety of rumored new Sports Racers from the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Italy and America were already threatening Shelby's dominance in the series. The USSRC...[Read more...]|
|1958 12 Hours of Sebring: Collins and Hill Escort a Red-Head Home to Victory|
| ||In a matter of months Peter Collins would lay dying of wounds received in a violent crash at the Nurburgring during the German Grand Prix. While many would be holding their breaths and facing the cold-hard truth of another motor racing death, there would be others remembering Collins' talent harkening back to an evening in late March when he and Phil Hill would march triumphantly to victory, sharing the moment with a red-headed beauty.
New regulations were on everyone's minds heading into 195...[Read more...]|
|RRDC VOTES IN 37 NEW MEMBERS FOR 2013|
| ||HILLIARD, Ohio (Nov. 7, 2013) - Thirty-seven race-car drivers and motorsports professionals have been voted into the Road Racing Drivers Club in 2013. The group includes 13 Regular Members from the open-wheel and sports-car racing ranks, 20 Associate Members and four Honorary Members. The current roster of RRDC members now numbers 440. Voting was held among all current RRDC members.
'This year's crop of new Regular Members truly represents the spirit of the RRDC, as each driver has de...[Read more...]|
|DAN GURNEY JOINS 'THE AMELIA'S' FORD GT40 SEMINAR|
|Le Mans winner Dan Gurney, the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance's 2002 Honorary Chairman, returns to 'The Amelia' to join a panel of international racing celebrities and experts honoring the 50th anniversary of Ford's game-changing GT40 prototype.
Gurney won just one race for the Carroll Shelby-led Ford GT40 team, but it was the race that mattered most: the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Gurney's victory in the 1967 edition of the fabled Le Mans 24 Hour endurance classic has become the stuff of legen...[Read more...]|