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The Beast of Turin Takes a Spin at Goodwood

Just watching the Beast of Turin’s engine fire up a few months ago was flabbergasting. To see her spin around the grounds at Goodwood is downright magical.

1963 Road America 500


Thick in the early salvos of the Cobra Ferrari Wars and the Fords were in prime shape. This one, though, wasn’t just about the big boys.

Early Days of Downforce

Easy to forget that for a few years the development of spoilers and wings was the wild west. It seems like Formula 1 teams tried a slightly new configuration every race, sometimes with spectacular or terrifying or hilarious results.

Track Map of the Past: Pomona


You can still make out most of the course on Google Maps. Looks like the 3-4-5 sequence has been completely trashed.

Reunited and it Feels So Good


A few weeks ago we posted about a Richie Ginther trophy that was being sold on eBay. The auction identified the trophy as the 1956 Santa Maria Road Races trophy pitcher that Ginther was awarded for his first place finish in a Porsche 550.

Ebay Spotting: 1954 Watkins Glen GP Press Armband


From the eBay auction listing: “1954 Watkins Glen [New York] Grand Prix “PRESS” armband. Guaranteed original; leather with printing and elastic.

Art Appreciation: 1953 Alfa Romeo 6C 300PR “Disco Volante”


More photos and information about Christopher Mann’s stunning Disco Volante at Goodood Road & Racing.

Sitting on the Corner in Sicily


Will there ever be a way to make the motorsport viewing experience as visceral as it was in this photo from the 1970 Targa Florio?

The Porsche Museum is Restoring 901 #57

The oldest Porsche 901 in the Museum’s collection is undergoing a complete restoration which they acquired following a long-neglected stay in private hands.

I Love the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix

I wish we could find a way to clone the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix and stamp an event just like it in the expansive parks in several major metropolitan areas.

… Or Watch it Go By


The first Ford Shelby Cobra 260 print ad – 1963. via Griftomatic. You can read this post in its original form on The Chicane.

eBay Watching: Richie Ginther 1956 SCCA Trophy


From the auction’s description: “Richie Ginther’s SCCA Santa Maria Road Races trophy pitcher, 1956, made by Zeister Pewter, Holland, presented to Ginther after his race victory in a Porsche Spyder, engraved with race name and date, “Race V, 1st Overall”, 12” tall, 8” wide, A- cond., (dents, abrasions, adhesive residue).” Buy it Now at $475.

British Pathé Film of the 1955 LeMans Disaster

Perhaps no other event shaped the future of motorsport more than the 1955 LeMans crash that caused more than 80 spectator fatalities.

GT40 Roadster Prototype at Willow Springs

With all the excitement surrounding the new Ford GT that was unveiled this week, I think it’s a better idea to just enjoy these laps of the 1965 Ford GT40 Roadster Prototype that sold at last year’s RM Monterey auction as she takes in the sights at Willow Springs.

McLaren Racing HQ: 1973 Vs. Today


See if you can guess which of these images was the humble headquarters of McLaren racing in 1973 or the Tech Center that opened in ’04.

2015 Vintage Racing Calendar Updated

As I look out the window at sub-zero temperatures it is easy to forget that the 2015 vintage racing season is already getting under way in many parts of the US.

On Auction in Arizona: 1964 Ferrari 250 LM


“Chassis number 5899 GT was the ninth example of Ferrari’s vaunted 250 LM, and according to Ferrari historian Marcel Massini, it was completed by the factory on June 3, 1964.

Factories at Work: Lamborghini


This actually looks more “mass production like” than I would have imagined. You can read this post in its original form on The Chicane.

“File Away Your Spark Plug Troubles”


If it’s good enough for Jimmy… You can read this post in its original form on The Chicane.

Forgotten Gullwing


This isn’t for the squeamish. I’ve long been fascinated by the Cuban people’s ability to keep the cars of the 1950s on the road without a steady influx of parts.


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