|CHANNEL 4'S FOR THE LOVE OF CARS RESTORED, FIRST PRODUCTION, EARLS COURT SHOW CAR LOTUS ELITE FOR AUCTION|
|◾The 1958 Lotus Elite Series I, one of the most famous Elite's in the world, will be auctioned by Silverstone Auctions at the Classic Motor Show Sale on 12th November.
◾Bought new by close friend of Colin Chapman, the Jazz Legend Chris Barber.
◾Extensively raced in top level, International Sports Car racing from 1958-1963.
◾Having been off road for decades, the car has undergone a top quality, exacting restoration by Ant Anstead and his team for Channel 4's 'For the Love of Cars' and the sale...[Read more...]|
|NISSAN POWERS TO ANOTHER LE MANS 24 HOURS VICTORY|
|• Nissan powered Jota Sport Zytek-Nissan wins LM P2 class at Le Mans|
• Heartbreak for Nissan's gamers, forced to relinquish lead after 22 hours of racing
• Nissan engine takes 1-2-3-4-5 in LM P2
LE MANS, France – A Nissan-powered LM P2 car took the class victory at the Le Mans 24 Hours today for the second year in succession. The Jota Sport Zytek-Nissan strode to a dominant class win and fifth place overall at what will be remembered as one of the toughest Le Mans ...[Read more...]
|RK MOTORS COLLECTOR CAR AUCTIONS REGISTERS $9.5 MILLION IN SALES, HAMMER COMES DOWN ON MORE THAN 100 CARS|
| ||Charlotte, N.C. (November 4, 2013) — Spanning two days, two continents and real-time bidding from a global audience, this weekend's RK Motors Collector Car Auction saw the hammer come down on 104 investment-grade racers, rare muscle cars and European classics, generating nearly $9.5 million in total sales.
Headquartered at the Charlotte Convention Center, the event was highlighted by the debut of an industry-first remote auction hub at Abu Dhabi's Emirates Palace Hotel on Saturday. Dur...[Read more...]|
|1951 Italian Grand Prix: Promising Result Left Unfilfilled|
|In 1957, at the Italian Grand Prix, Andre Simon, almost as usual, would share a drive with Ottorino Volonterio and would finish his final Formula One grand prix in 11th place. And while the fact Simon would have to share his drive with another would not be all that surprising to many, it would be a far cry from what many believed would be the case after the 1951 Italian Grand Prix.
Andre Simon had made an impressive debut at the 1949 24 Hours of Le Mans, which gained the attention of Amedee G...[Read more...]|
|1956 24 Hours of Le Mans: The Rise of Two Counts|
|The 1955 24 Hours of Le Mans would end up being the darkest day in all of motorsport when Pierre Levegh launched off the back of Lance Macklin's Austin-Healey and crashed into a barrier sending large portions of the car flying through the air acting like guillotines to the record crowd crammed along the main straight. It would be estimated that more than eighty would lose their life as a result, scores more would be severely injured. Yet, despite the graphic horror of the event the race would co...[Read more...]|