|Harry Schell: American Bleue|
| ||Americans would officially set foot on French soil during the Second World War in 1944. However, after a few years, the troops would leave, yet, there would be one that would remain. He had been in Europe long before and he would be there still when the Americans returned in the 1950s.
Selim Lawrence 'Laury' Schell would lead the way. Though conceived by American parents, Laury would be actually be born in Switzerland in the late 19th century. At that time, the automobile was still very much ...[Read more...]|
|NISSAN GIVES GAMERS 2020 VISION|
|Virtual supercar created to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the legendary Gran Turismo driving game becomes real at Goodwood Festival of Speed
◾NISSAN CONCEPT 2020 Vision Gran Turismo to be presented at Goodwood on June 26
◾2+2 virtual supercar with advanced aerodynamic body
◾Four-wheel drive chassis, active suspension
◾Virtual version available to download in July
GOODWOOD, England – Nissan's vision of a supercar for near future, originally created as the study model among Nis...[Read more...]|
|Newey and Vettel: A Special Bond|
|The conversation, one imagines, would have gone a little like James Bond's briefing from Q, top mastermind of the British Secret Service, when Bond received his latest special order vehicle, complete with machine guns, bullet-proof screen and ejector seat...
Adrian Newey: 'Now pay attention Sebastian, you'll be using our new car, the RB9, with a few special modifications.'
Sebastian Vettel: 'What's wrong with the old one, she never let me down…?'
Newey: 'Boss's orders, I'm afraid. Now, ...[Read more...]|
|1967 German Grand Prix: Ickx Just Playing with the Big Boys|
|As the usual immense crowd gathered around the Nuburgring for the 1967 German Grand Prix, just a casual glance at the grid would not tell the real story. However, it wouldn't take too long before the crowd would begin to take notice of a Formula 2 car being driven by some young Belgian with a short, but interesting, last name. From that moment on, nearly everyone would know the name Ickx.
Jacky Ickx's talent was quickly gaining recognition and praise. However, at the beginning of the 1967 se...[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...]|