1964 Argentine Touring Car GP – Profile

The Argentine Touring Car Grand Prix, 28 October to 7 November 1964: one-two-three victory for Mercedes-Benz. The perilous fords, known as vados, were popular places for spectators to gather. The water sprayed high in the air as Eugen Böhringer and Klaus Kaiser, the eventual winning team, drove through one in a Mercedes-Benz 300 SE (W 112).

Fifty years ago Mercedes-Benz dominated the 8th Argentine Touring Car Grand Prix -- VIII Gran Premio Internacional de Turismo Super Nafta YPF -- with yet another sparkling performance. At the end of the race, which ran from 28 October to 7 November 1964, the model 300 SE 'Tailfin' Saloons (W 112) occupied the first three places in the overall rankings. It was the fourth win in a row for the Stuttgart-based brand in … [Read more...]

Goodwood Schedule of Events 2015

Ferrari 166 MM Barchetta of Sally Mason-Styrron

The Goodwood schedule of events 2015 were announced for both the Festival of Speed and Revival meeting. The dates are subject to change, pending ratification by the FIA of the 2015 Formula 1 calendar in December. All of the Goodwood events promise an array of cars and motorcycles, plus star drivers and riders, and plenty of other attractions for spectators of all ages. … [Read more...]

Jaguar Heritage Driving Experience Launched

Jaguar Heritage D-Type 1955

Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations recently introduced the Jaguar Heritage Driving Experience, which will give participants the opportunity to take the wheel of cars including Le Mans-racing legend Jaguar D-type, E-type up to the latest F-Type R Coupe. Starting November 2014, the Jaguar Heritage Driving Experience will open at an established 200-acre testing facility, Fen End, in Warwickshire, England, where … [Read more...]

Featured Classes at Monterey Motorsports Reunion 2015

Formula 1 featured at 2015 Monterey Motorsports Reunion

Formula 1 cars from 1967 to 1984, Formula 5000 car from 1968 to 1976 and Trans-Am cars from the pony war era of 1966 to 1972 will be among the featured classes at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion 2015, scheduled for August 13-16 at the 2.238-mile, 11-turn Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, California. … [Read more...]

Ferrari 60th Anniversary Gathering – Report and Photos

1964 250 GTO/64 Seriess II NART - 5571 GT

Ferrari Marks 60 Years in the United States with a Celebration on Rodeo Drive Report and photos by Victor Varela The city of Beverly Hills loves Ferrari. The Italian marque feels right at home cruising Santa Monica Boulevard, Wilshire Boulevard and of course, Rodeo Drive. What better place for Ferrari to celebrate its 60th anniversary in the United States, than in this Southern California city best know for … [Read more...]

Mecum Chicago 2014 – Auction Results

2006 Ford GT Heritage Edition

The Mecum Auctions Chicago 2014 sale was held October 9-11 at the Schaumburg Convention Center in Illinois, resulting in $15,267,644 in total sales and a 62% sell-through rate. More than 15,000 spectators enjoyed the varied selection of muscle cars that stole the spotlight at this year's auction. A total of 936 vehicles were offered at Mecum Auctions' 2014 Chicago collector car auction. … [Read more...]

Moss and Silver Arrows at Amelia Island Concours 2015

Mercedes-Benz W196

Sir Stirling Moss has been named the Honoree of the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance 2015, to be held March 12-15 at the Golf Club of Amelia Island at Summer Beach in Florida. Sir Stirling was the honoree of the first Amelia Island Concours in 1996 and will again be the honoree at the 20th annual event in 2015. Moss is the only person to be honored twice by the event. The cars that defined Sir Stirling’s career … [Read more...]

RM Auctions Hershey 2014 – Auction Results

1930 Cadillac V-16 Roadster

The RM Auctions Hershey 2014 sale was held October 9–10 in Hershey, Pennsylvania, resulting in $14,074,250 in total sales and a 93% sell-through rate at the auction held during the annual AACA Eastern Division Fall Meet. The results represented RM's best Hershey performance to date. Generated by the sale of 157 vehicles and select memorabilia before a packed auction room, results from the two-day sale were driven … [Read more...]

Happy 85th Birthday to Sir Stirling Moss

British Grand Prix in Aintree, July 16, 1955. Winner Stirling Moss (start number 12) racing at the wheel of his Mercedes-Benz W 196 R monoposto.

Sir Stirling Moss is an exceptional motor racing talent. Born September 17, 1929, Sir Stirling Craufurd Moss OBE is still going strong at a young 85, serving as Brand Ambassador for Mercedes-Benz, among many other duties that find him at events worldwide to the delight of his fans. In the 1955 season, the Brit started out for Mercedes-Benz, racking up wins in the Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR in sports car races and in … [Read more...]

Ferrari F60 America Announced

Ferrari F60 America

To celebrate Ferrari’s 60th year in North America, Maranello has returned to its 1950s and '60s tradition of producing limited edition, built-to-order cars. The result is the F60America, of which just 10 will be produced. According to Ferrari, the new car combines American clients’ two great passions – the V12 engine and open-top driving. Ferrari said the decision to produce such a strictly limited edition pays … [Read more...]

Early Offerings at Bonhams Scottsdale 2015

1973 Porsche 911 RS

The Bonhams Scottsdale 2015 Auction will be staged Thursday, January 15th at the Westin Kierland Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona. Early consignments for Bonhams' 4th annual January sale include a selection of European sporting cars. Last year’s event saw several world auction records made with a 90% sell-through rate and nearly $25-million in sales. Most notable, however, were the results attained for Italian … [Read more...]

Next Porsche Rennsport Reunion Scheduled for 2015

Group shot on day 1 of the most significant car gathered for Porsche Rennsport Reunion IV, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Monterey California, 14-16 October 2011

Porsche Cars North America (PCNA) and Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca announced Porsche Rennsport Reunion V will take place at the 2.2 mile, 11-turn Monterey, California racetrack the weekend of October 9-11, 2015. Hosted by PCNA, Rennsport Reunion V will, once again, bring together a gathering of significant Porsche vintage and current race cars, as well those who have designed, engineered, and driven them to victory … [Read more...]

Bonhams Simeone Museum 2014 – Auction Results

1907 American Underslung Roadster

The Bonhams Simeone Museum 2014 auction was held October 6th at the Simeone Automotive Museum in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, resulting in nearly $4 million in total sales and an 80% sell-through rate. The results from Bonhams’ 3rd annual auction focusing on original condition automobiles were up 20% over last year. The top result at this year's Simeone Automotive Museum auction went to the rare 1907 American … [Read more...]

Dix Mille Tours du Castellet 2014 – Report and Photos

Ferrari 512 at Dix Mille Tours du Castellet 2014

The Dix Mille Tours du Castellet 2014 was held 3-5 October at Circuit Paul Ricard in Le Castellet, near Marseille, France. The 5th annual historic car racing event was graced with good weather and six classic car grids for the enjoyment of the more than 12,000 spectators present. All weekend the Paul Ricard circuit and its famous Mistral straight echoed to the melodious sound of old engines. Racing there was … [Read more...]

Revs Digital Library Now Available Online

Revs Digital Library at Stanford

Stanford University's new Revs Digital Library provides a web-based tour through the world of the automobile – its past, present and future. In 2011, Stanford University and The Revs Institute for Automotive Research, Inc. in Naples, Florida established a partnership designed to provide access to the historic collections curated by the Revs Institute. As a result of this partnership, the new Revs Digital Library … [Read more...]