|LAMBORGHINI MIURA 50th ANNIVERSARY AT 2016 AMELIA ISLAND CONCOURS d'ELEGANCE|
|The 21st annual Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the legendary Lamborghini Miura the car that changed the exotic car universe forever.
The landmark Miura was introduced as a rolling chassis at the 1965 Turin Auto Salon. The new, mid-engine Lamborghini was a huge hit and remarkably, even without coachwork, orders were placed during the show.
That vindicated the three men who conspired to create the Miura. Lamborghini engineers Bob Wallace, Gia...[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...]|
|The Trident is Raised|
One of Italy's most famous marks, and perhaps most troubled, the trident-bearing automaker continues to provoke passion through its search of excellence.
Five brothers would come together in December of 1914 to found a motor company bearing their name—Maserati. Alfieri, Bindo, Carlo, Ettore and Ernesto had all demonstrated a passion for automobiles, particularly racing, during those early years at the turn of the 20th century.
The foundations of the company would actually begin ...[Read more...]|
|1958 Monaco Grand Prix: An Unlikely Frenchman Steals the Show…Again|
|In 1955, perhaps the most unlikely of drivers would survive the attrition and the beckoning Monaco harbor to claim his only victory in Formula One. Some three years later, and more unlikely than ever to even win a second race at any circuit, the same Frenchman would steal the crown jewel to become just the second man in Formula One history to earn two or more victories on the streets of the principality.
Maurice Trintignant's victory in the chaotic and drama-filled 1955 Monaco Grand Prix was...[Read more...]|
|The Fox Body Mustang: A Return To Form|
|'Thou shall never do a slantback front end.' That was the commandment from Gene Bordinat, Ford's vice president of design, 'Henry Ford II only wants vertical front ends, and he'll show us the door if we ever try anything like it.'
This mantra hung over the early development of the third-generation of Ford's wildly successful Mustang. In 1975 Ford designers began the job of redesigning the iconic pony car for the coming 1980s. The car and country had been through a roller coaster 20-year perio...[Read more...]|