|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...]|
|GT ACADEMY NORTH AMERICA WINNER HAMMANN JOINS ALL-GT ACADEMY TEAM IN QUEST TO WIN DUBAI 24-HOUR RACE IN NISSAN GT-R|
|◾International endurance challenge for the 2014 GT Academy winners
◾Winners to race Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 in Dubai 24 Hours against best in the world
◾Performance in Dubai could decide future careers of the winners
FRANKLIN, Tenn - For Nissan's newest crop of NISMO Athletes, Friday's Dubai 24 Hours is the dawn of a professional racing career. For Nic Hammann and his three teammates, it is time to test their talent against some of the world's best endurance drivers.
With 28 cars in...[Read more...]|
|SURTEES TURNS 80 – MONTEZEMOLO: 'A DEAR FRIEND AND AN EXTRAORDINARY CHAMPION'|
|Maranello, 11 February – Reaching the age of eighty is a wonderful landmark, as are the many and great landmarks first achieved by John Surtees in his time as a racer on two and four wheels.
'First of all, he was an extraordinary motorcycle champion before doing the same in motor sport, taking a fantastic Formula 1 World Championship crown with us in 1964,' President Luca di Montezemolo told www.ferrari.com. 'He is a dear friend to me and he has always maintained an excellent relations...[Read more...]|
|Nismo Global Driver Exchange Program Launches|
|◾Lucas Ordonez to race in SUPER GT as full driver exchange program gets into gear
◾Japanese SUPER GT drivers to race outside of Japan to gain global experience
◾New 'NISMO Athlete Global Team' to compete in Sepang and Bathurst 12-hour races
◾Australian V8 Supercar star Rick Kelly to lead Bathurst 12-hour driver line-up
YOKOHAMA, Japan – Nissan and NISMO today announced a wide-ranging new initiative: The NISMO Global Driver Exchange, which will open race car doors all over the world ...[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...]|