|PORSCHE AIMS TO REPEAT LAST YEAR'S VICTORY AT FLORIDA'S SPORTS CAR CLASSIC, 12 HOURS OF SEBRING|
|Tudor United SportsCar Championship, round 2: 12 Hours of Sebring, USA: Porsche aims to repeat last year's victory at Florida's sports car classic
Stuttgart. The Sebring 12 Hours is the oldest and toughest sports car race in the USA. Three Porsche 911 RSR will tackle the GTLM class at the 63rd running of the prestigious classic contested on the Sebring International Raceway on 21 March. For the Porsche North America works team and the Falken Tire customer squad, eight works drivers wil...[Read more...]|
|Glittering past, fascinating future: Concept cars and prototypes at the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este 2014.|
|Munich / Milan. The Concorso d'Eleganza is celebrating its 85th anniversary in 2014. The world's most tradition-rich event for historic cars and motorcycles has been held in the same location since 1929, developing over the decades into a quite unparalleled occasion. Nowhere else do exclusive classic vehicles share the stage with trailblazing concept cars and prototypes in such stylish surroundings; the Concorso offers a compelling reminder of the enduring fascination engendered by motor ...[Read more...]|
|1955 Targa Florio: Two Brits Run Wild Over the Sicilian Countryside|
|The 1955 season for Mercedes-Benz had been filled with great joy, but it would also be muted by great tragedy. Now, with one final race to run, a pair of British drivers prepared to take on an impressive array of cars and drivers. Talented and young, these two would face an experienced field and a formidable course. They would certainly be battered over the course of the race. The question would be if they could rise above it all to stand at the top.
Founded in 1906 by Vincenzo Florio, the Ta...[Read more...]|
|Global interest building for Fangio Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix Car|
|The double Formula 1 Grand Prix-winning Mercedes-Benz W196 which helped five-time world champion Juan Manuel Fangio to his second drivers' championship in 1954 – to be offered for sale by Bonhams at the Goodwood Festival of Speed on Friday 12th July – has already attracted enquiries from potential buyers on three continents.
The 2½-liter straight-eight single-seater – chassis number 00006/54 – was the first open-wheeled, 'slipper'-bodied postwar Mercedes-Benz to win a Formula 1 Grand Prix, an...[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...]|