Over 100 F1 Cars To Race At Silverstone ClassicAboutMyAreaBut just two weeks later, more than 100 Grand Prix cars from six decades of motor racing history will deliver a fabulous spectacle at the Silverstone Classic (22-24 July).
Mansell led a convoy of seven stunning racing cars from the Lotus stable, including the innovative 1980 Type 88 twin-chassis car – which the rule makers never allowed to race; the Lotus Type 125 Exos Experience car driven by fellow F1 legend Jean Alesi; and a brace of Lotus Renault GP cars piloted by current F1 stars Vitaly Petrov and Bruno Senna.
One of the rarest and most intriguing Formula One cars of all times will return to racing after a 50 year absence at next month’s Silverstone Classic (22-24 July).
The extraordinary front-engined Scarab was the first American Formula 1 car, built by wealthy enthusiast Lance Reventlow, who was the son of Woolworth heiress Barbara Hutton and the step-son of actor Cray Grant.
As 10 o’clock approached on the Saturday morning of the 2011 Le Mans 24 Hours, any spectator who merely expected to see a gentle parade of fabulous old cars in the Le Mans Legend event was in for a big surprise. A full grid of 61 cars lined up for the 45-minute race put on by Motor Racing Legends: a historic race that perfectly recalled the 1949-65 era of the French endurance classic.
Only five Grand Sport Corvettes were ever assembled to take on Shelbys Cobra before GM management put a stop to Zora Arkus-Duntovs lightweight project. Chassis number 002 is one of just two roadster-bodied examples, and its offering at auction marks a landmark event in Corvette history.
The Lions Club Zandvoort organized the Classic Car Morning at Circuit Park Zandvoort. The proceeding were donated to "Lions Helpen Kinderen", which goal is to help children both in the Netherlands and third world countries.
Coppa Intereuropa Storica Monza is the main Italian event for historic cars. This year’s 59th Coppa Intereuropa, organized 3-5 June 2011, will be offering private testings and a full racing programme including the FIA Historic Formula One Championship, GT & Sports Car Cup, Historic F2 Championship, Tutto Alfa the Trofeo Giulietta, Italian Historic Car Cup, the 1000KM Challenge, Can-Am Challenge Cup and the HGPA Phil Hill Trophy. Additionally the weekend includes parades, including the ‘De Angelis Parade’ and the ‘Parade of Moto Guzzi’, rallies and a trade show.
Steering, changing gear, pushing buttons – Nico and Michael had to make over 200 inputs per lap during the Monaco Grand Prix while negotiating their way through the narrow streets of the principality. But what did a Silver Arrow cockpit look like in the early years of the Formula One World Championship?
Today is National Collector Car Day and eBay Motors is celebrating by auctioning off the GM Futureliner. We worked with the company to assemble this list of the ten most expensive vintage cars ever sold on eBay.
With Le Mans still keeping us on a high, allow PH to maintain the excitement by adding another European date to your calendar. Between 23rd and 25th September, might we humbly suggest you head to the famous Spa-Francorchamps circuit for a few days of racing you just can't see anywhere else.
More than 650 historic racing cars are top of the bill (they can't alll be top of the bill, can they? Ed.) for this major annual rendezvous of clubs and families alike, as hundreds of historic vehicles will once again take to the circuit.
Motor racing dates back to the days of the early motor car itself. Back then however, it wasn't motor racing as we know it today. There were cars, which were far from sophisticated. They were huge gas guzzlers and low on power.
The 1939 Pontiac Plexiglas Deluxe Six Ghost Car is going under the auctioneer's hammer on July 30, 2011, at RM Auctions in Michigan. With an estimated price tag of up to $475,000 (£289,252), the car is one of a kind.
A special visit to BMW Classic - In 1994, the original department called BMW Group Mobile Tradition, focused on preserving in a good state the historical cars and motorcycles, as mobile testimonials of the BMW brand...
Le Mans Legend will again be racing cars from 1949 to 1965 on the Saturday morning, 11th June 2011. The 61 cars in the 2011 Le Mans Legend will take to the track at 10am on Saturday 11 June, shortly before the start of the modern Le Mans 24H endurance race.
Stuttgart. The museum of Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, has passed the million visitor mark just two and a half years after opening: Today, museum director Achim Stejskal welcomed not just one, but 13 school children from India as jubilee guests. “We are very pleased to have been able to surprise these Indian boys and girls from Mumbai,” explained Achim Stejskal. “Almost 35 percent of our visitors are guests from other countries. Fascination for the Porsche brand and its history continues undiminished, all around the world.”
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