|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...]|
|Luigi Musso: Talented, Tempting and Troubled|
| ||Following Alberto Ascari's back-to-back titles in 1952 and 1953 there have been no Italian Formula One World Champions. While there has been a great amount of hope throughout the years, Italians have been left without a World Champion. Perhaps, it could be argued, all such hopes died with Luigi Musso on the 6th of July in 1958.
Since Ascari there have certainly been some notable Italian drivers within Formula One history books. Such names as Michele Alboreto, Elio de Angelis, Alex Zanardi, Ri...[Read more...]|
|1977 24 Hours of Le Mans: Overwhelming French Defenses Were Not Enough…Again|
|It would be a powerful scene in the city of Reims, France on the 7th of May. General Alfred Jodl, the German Chief-of-Staff, would come to sign the unconditional surrender of Germany. The Second World War would be over and it would poignantly take place at one of the most important cities in France. Just a little more than thirty years later, superior French defenses would be erected to stem another German onslaught, but even those forces arrayed around the city of Le Mans could not stop the Ger...[Read more...]|
|RED LIGHTNING AT THE GREEN HELL|
|Maranello, 11 July – Fernando Alonso loves speed more than anything, so he didn't need much persuading to turn taxi driver at the old Nurburgring circuit prior to the German Grand Prix. Here you can find part of an interview he gave to RTL's Jan Krebs, inside the cockpit of an F12 as they lapped the famous Nordschleife.
Designed to test even the best cars to the very limit, so that manufacturers are keen to use it to evalaute their new models, its inherent dangers mean it is no longer...[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...]|