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Reader Photos: Joe Sheppard’s Dunnellon FL, 1958


Great shots from the pits of “the Tampa Hotshoe”, Joe Sheppard at the 1958 Dunnellon, Florida race. Wonderful sequence of the LeMans start with a leap into a Porsche 550 and a later (or perhaps an earlier practice session?

Bump Starting a Maserati 250F Mid-Race

Now I know how to do that if the situation ever arises. You can read this post in its original form on The Chicane.

Late Night Tinkering


You can read this post in its original form on The Chicane.

Reviewed – Klementaski: Master Motorsports Photographer


By now you’ve heard me extoll time and time again the need to expose the untold treasures of motorsports photography laying undiscovered in basements and closets the world over.

Track Maps of the Virtual Past


I don’t know about you, but Intellivision’s Auto Racing was my first experience with motorsport. On a given night, I might still occasionally reach for this before Forza or iRacing.

Chris Harris’ All 911 Field at Goodwood 73rd Members Meeting

The track action starts at about 4:20. I’d love to have participated in this field. You can read this post in its original form on The Chicane.

Gran Premio di Napoli Footage


Small displacement. Tight courses. Community involvement. Participatory spectators. Pick any one two these and apply them to a contemporary racing series and I’ll be a fan.

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.


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