|Ferrari 250 GTO Achieves $38,115,000|
|A New World Auction Record At Bonhams Quail Lodge Sale
Carmel, California – Thursday, 14 August 2014 – The 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO Berlinetta has become the most valuable car in history to be sold at auction when it realized $38,115,000 (£22,843,633 or €28,528,626) moments ago at Bonhams' Quail Lodge Auction in Carmel, California.
Surpassing the current record of the most valuable car sold at auction, which was also set by Bonhams with the 1954 Mercedes-Benz W196 R F1 Racer that...[Read more...]|
|VIC ELFORD RECEIVES RRDC'S 2015 PHIL HILL AWARD|
|DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 22, 2015) - Vic Elford, considered one of the fastest race-car drivers of the Sixties and Seventies, was honored by the Road Racing Drivers Club with the 2015 Phil Hill Award. RRDC president Bobby Rahal made the presentation at a dinner prior to the running of the Rolex 24 At Daytona, the season opener of the 2015 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship.
The Phil Hill Award has been presented annually since 1993 to the person who the RRDC feels has rendered outsta...[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...]|
|1956 24 Hours of Le Mans: Collins and Moss Come Close|
|The 1955 24 Hours of Le Mans would be forever remembered, not for the 24 hours of racing, but for the tragic and terrible events that would take place after just two. The consequences would be dire and would send shockwaves throughout the racing world. Peter Collins would witness the events and would find it very hard to continue. However, he would do just that and would end up a very strong 2nd, practically handed the result by Mercedes. One year later, the mood would be lighter and Collins wou...[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...]|