|High Efficiency Motors: 1958 Formula One Season|
|C.T. 'Tommy' Atkins would start out his career as a motorcycle racer riding Douglas motorcycles in the early 1930s. By the time the mid-to-late '50s rolled around, Atkins had moved on from racing, but not very far. Perhaps feeling a need to support up-and-coming drivers, Atkins would turn to providing rides, but in single-seater grand prix cars.
Prior to the Second World War, Atkins would be in search of speed records on a motorcycle. Riding motorcycles, Atkins knew very well their ability t...[Read more...]|
|1969 24 Hours of Le Mans: A Traditional Statement Provides a Memorable Race|
|What if a statement ended up costing one of the biggest victories of one's career? Would it be worth it? Jacky Ickx would come close to finding out as he approached the checkered flag on the afternoon of the 15th of June in 1969.
Ford had determined to defeat Ferrari on ground it had come to dominate throughout the early 1960s. By 1966, the mission would be complete. Ford would take the overall victory with their GT40 Mk II driven by Bruce McLaren and Chris Amon. However, the dominance would ...[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...]|
|BRITISH GP - ALONSO AND MASSA'S GREAT DRIVES IN CRAZY RACE|
|Silverstone, 30 June – Fernando Alonso, second in the Drivers' standings started the eighth round of the World Championship from ninth on the grid, while the man who leads the series, Sebastian Vettel, was on the third spot. So how on earth could the gap between the two men plummet from 36 to 21 points in the course of the 90 minutes of the British Grand Prix? Firstly, Vettel posted a retirement while leading and secondly, Fernando Alonso produced a simply storming drive to work his way u...[Read more...]|
|America's Favorite Sports Cars to Pace Belle Isle Grand Prix|
|•Camaro and Corvette setting sales pace for their segments
•Forza Motorsport 4 fans compile 63 million miles in Corvettes and Camaros
America's favorite sports cars will lead the return of motorsports to Detroit this weekend, when the Camaro ZL1 paces the Chevrolet Grand-Am 200 at Belle Isle on Saturday, and the Corvette 427 Convertible paces the Chevrolet Indy Grand Prix on Sunday. Both are essentially unchanged production models.
'With Corvette and Camaro, Chevrolet has two of the mos...[Read more...]|