|GENERAL MOTORS GALORE AT MECUM KISSIMMEE 2016|
|• '69 Trans Am Convertibles, '69 ZL1s and Featured Corvettes at Auction, Jan. 15-24|
Walworth, Wis. – Jan. 12, 2016 – As the world's largest collector-car auction featuring 3,000 vehicles, Mecum Kissimmee is unequaled in its variety of makes and models being offered this year. An auction historically dominated by 'The Big Three,' for 2016, more than one-third of the cars set to cross the auction block hail from the factories of General Motors, including more than 200 Corvettes, m...[Read more...]
|FLASHBACK: LE MANS 2006 AND THE FIRST DIESEL SUCCESS|
|Ingolstadt, April 27, 2015 – Audi has always stood for pioneering achievements. The brand with the four rings was the first automobile manufacturer to win the World Rally Championship in 1982 with a four-wheel drive model, the legendary quattro. And at Le Mans, Audi again turned conventional wisdom upside down. Never before had a marque tried to win the 24-hour race with a diesel engine – the time to do so was ripe in 2006.
The Audi R10 TDI made a strong statement. Its V12 TDI engin...[Read more...]|
|PETER SACHS RECEIVES RRDC'S 2013 BOB AKIN AWARD|
|DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 24, 2014) - Peter Sachs, a retired successful SCCA, IMSA, USRRC and vintage racer, received the 2013 Bob Akin Award from the Road Racing Drivers Club at a dinner prior to the running of the Rolex 24 At Daytona, the season opener of the 2014 TUDOR SportsCar Championship.
Each recipient of this honor, considered the top award in motorsports for amateur, vintage/historic or semi-professional drivers, is selected by Akin's son Bobby, RRDC members Brian Redman and ...[Read more...]|
|1969 24 Hours of Le Mans: A Traditional Statement Provides a Memorable Race|
|What if a statement ended up costing one of the biggest victories of one's career? Would it be worth it? Jacky Ickx would come close to finding out as he approached the checkered flag on the afternoon of the 15th of June in 1969.
Ford had determined to defeat Ferrari on ground it had come to dominate throughout the early 1960s. By 1966, the mission would be complete. Ford would take the overall victory with their GT40 Mk II driven by Bruce McLaren and Chris Amon. However, the dominance would ...[Read more...]|
|A 458 ITALIA ON THE PODIUM AT SEBRING|
|Maranello, 17 March -The Risi Competizione 458 Italia finished second in class at the Sebring 12 Hours, the famous endurance race held this year for the sixty second time. At the wheel of the 8 cylinder car entered by the Ferrari of Houston team, Gianmaria Bruni, Matteo Malucelli and Olivier Beretta drove an attacking race throughout, producing a perfect combination of car, strategy and teamwork. Having started from pole and dominated the race right up until the final hour, the Risi Ferrari had ...[Read more...]|