Report by Lee Robie and photos by Al Wolford The Ault Park Concours d'Elegance was held at Ault Park in Cincinnati, Ohio on Sunday, June 13, 2010, featuring “International Designers and Coachbuilders” from France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy and the United States. The event benefited the Arthritis Foundation and Children with Juvenile Arthritis, with the exclusive “Jay Leno Auto Collection Dream Tour” raffle. … [Read more...]
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Book Review: Porsche Showroom Posters: The First 25 Years Author: Everett Anton Singer Publisher: VintageAutoPosters.com Format: Hardcover, 12” x 12”, 50 pages ISBN: n/a Price: $78.96 Hardcover; $39.95 Softcover Review by Lee Robie The fun thing about writing for Sports Car Digest is that I get to read books that I would never have otherwise known about. And so it is with Tony Singer’s Porsche Showroom … [Read more...]
The late 1960s and early 1970s formed a significant epoch in the world of international sports car racing. As the motor racing rule-making body moved back and forth between cars that less and less resembled road-going vehicles, prototype sports car racing captured the imagination of manufacturers, teams and fans alike. Porsche vs Ferrari vs Alfa Romeo vs Matra provided some of the best ever racing for sports cars. At … [Read more...]
Book Review, Go Like Hell: Ford, Ferrari and Their Battle for Speed and Glory at Le Mans Go Like Hell tells the remarkable story of how Henry Ford II, with the help of a young visionary named Lee Iacocca and a former racing champion turned car builder, Carroll Shelby, concocted a scheme to reinvent Ford Motor company. They would enter the high-stakes world of European car racing, where an adventurous few threw … [Read more...]
Book Review, Mark Donohue: Technical Excellence at Speed In the first full biography of Mark Donohue, author Michael Argetsinger tells the story of racing's ultimate driver-engineer, one who set the standard for generations to come. He also explains how Donohue's life and career were shaped by his friends, family, and fellow drivers, as well as by the rapid changes in technology and competition that swept through … [Read more...]
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