Alfa Romeo Museum Opens Doors

Alfa Romeo Giulia display

Alfa Romeo is celebrating its 105th anniversary by opening its historical museum in Arese, Milan, Italy to the public. The museum, which is named “La macchina del tempo – Museo storico Alfa Romeo”, is at the heart of a brand centre which also has a bookshop, cafe, documentation centre, test-drive track, event venues, showroom and customer delivery area, in an effort to feature the past, present and future of the Alfa … [Read more...]

Goodwood Festival of Speed 2015 – Report and Photos

1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR #704 driven by Hans Herrmann

The Goodwood Festival of Speed 2015 was held June 25-28 at Goodwood House and the 9-turn, 1.16-mile Goodwood hill climb in West Sussex, England. The central theme for the 2015 running of the Goodwood Festival of Speed was 'Flat-out and Fearless: Racing on the Edge', honoring some of the most spectacular drivers and moments from motorsport’s past and present. Alongside the overall theme, the 2015 Festival … [Read more...]

Bonhams Goodwood Festival of Speed 2015 – Auction Results

Aston Martin Ulster

The Bonhams Goodwood Festival of Speed 2015 auction was held Friday 26 June on the Tapestry Lawn at Goodwood House in Chichester, UK, resulting in £17,789,688 in total sales and an 86.26% sell-through rate. The top result at Bonhams' 2015 Festival of Speed sale went to the ex-Works Racing Aston Martin Ulster Team Car 'LM19' that sold for £2,913,500, a new auction record for a Pre-War Aston Martin. The Ulster was … [Read more...]

Grand Prix de L’Age D’Or 2015 – Report and Photos

Grand Prix de L'Age D'Or 2015

The Grand Prix de L'Age D'Or 2015 was staged 5-7 June at the 9-turn, 2.415-mile Dijon-Prenois circuit in Dijon, France. With wonderful summer weather and full grids, the 51st running of the Grand Prix of the Golden Age -- the second organized by Peter Auto -- was one of the most successful to date. Organizer Patrick Peter said, "It was the second year of operation of the Grand Prix of the Golden Age by Peter Auto. … [Read more...]

Live from Goodwood Festival of Speed 2015

Le Mans Lagonda leads down hill

Sports Car Digest is offering a live stream of this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed, held 25-28 June at the 1.16-mile Goodwood hill climb in West Sussex, England. Starting each day at 8:30am BST (3:30am ET), Lord March's 22nd annual Festival will feature more than 300 cars and motorcycles hammering the hill climb each day. If you can't attend, stay tuned here all three days (Fri-Sun) to watch and hear the latest … [Read more...]

Works Jaguar C-Type at 2015 RM Monterey

1953 Jaguar C-Type Works Lightweight

A 1953 Jaguar C-Type Works Lightweight, chassis number XKC 052, will be among the headline offerings at the 2015 RM Monterey auction, to be held August 13–15 in California during Monterey Classic Car Week. XKC 052 is the first ever offering of a Works Lightweight example at public auction. The second of just three factory lightweight C-Types built and clothed entirely in thin-gauge aluminum, XKC 052 boasts a … [Read more...]

Ferraris to Run Pebble Beach Road Course

2015 Pebble Beach Concours Poster Art by Peter Hearsey

A group of racing Ferraris will celebrate the Pebble Beach Road Races at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2015, scheduled for August 13-16 in Pebble Beach, California. Prior to this year's Concours, on the morning of Friday, August 14, a closed portion of the old Pebble Beach Road Race course will be reopened and these racing greats will be invited to relive history. The closed portion of the course was last … [Read more...]

Scottish Tributes at Concours of Elegance UK 2015

Jaguar D-Type ‘Long Nose’ Ecurie Ecosse racer, which finished second at Le Mans in 1957, just behind the winning Ecurie car.

The Concours of Elegance UK 2015 will be held 4-6 September at Edinburgh's Palace of Holyroodhouse, and organisers are planning a special feature for some of Scotland’s most famous racing drivers and their cars. In addition to the main Concours event, which will feature sixty cars, the grounds of the Palace of Holyroodhouse will also host iconic cars driven by Scottish legends like Jim Clark, Johnny Dumfries and … [Read more...]

Le Mans Winner at Gooding Pebble Beach 2015

1982 Porsche 956 (photo: Mathieu Heurtault)

The Porsche 956 that won the 1983 Le Mans 24 Hours will be among the headline entries at the Gooding and Company Pebble Beach 2015 auction, scheduled for August 15-16 in Pebble Beach, California during the Monterey Classic Car Week. The 956 was developed for the new Group C regulations by engineer Norbert Singer and developed by Porsche in-house at their motorsport facility in Weissach. The 956 and its successor, … [Read more...]

Le Mans Legend 2015 – Report and Photos

1966 Ford GT40

Le Mans Legend 2015 was held 13th June at the famed Circuit de la Sarthe in France. The race — held a few hours before the start of the modern 24 Hours endurance event — featured a grid of more than 60 Le Mans cars from the 1949 to 1968 era. A day after making the headlines with their return to Le Mans, Ford grabbed the limelight in the Le Mans Legend as well, as a pair of GT40s that competed at La Sarthe in the … [Read more...]

Headline Ferraris at Bonhams Quail Lodge 2015

1959 Ferrari 250 GT Competizione Alloy Berlinetta

A pair of Ferraris will be among the headline offerings at the Bonhams Quail Lodge 2015 auction, scheduled for Friday, August 14th on the grounds of the Quail Lodge in Carmel Valley, California during the Monterey Classic Car Week. Among the Ferrari consignments, the 1959 250 GT Competizione Alloy Berlinetta has to be the standout entry. Offered from an American collection, chassis number 1519 GT is one of the … [Read more...]

1955 Mille Miglia Victory Celebrated

1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR #722

At the 2015 Mille Miglia retrospective, Mercedes-Benz celebrated the 60th anniversary of its famed overall win at the 1955 Mille Miglia. Three of the greatest heroes of the thousand-mile race in 1955 returned to the route between Brescia and Rome. Together with the legendary Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR (W 196 S) racing car, Mercedes-Benz racing drivers Sir Stirling Moss and Hans Herrmann remembered the 1955 race at this … [Read more...]

Rudy Mailander Photos Added to Revs Digital Library

Crossing the finish line at the 1953 Monza Grand Prix, the winning Ferrari 250 MM Pinin Farina Berlinetta driven by Luigi Villoresi, is portrayed perfectly by Mailander with the checkered flag waving victoriously off to the side

Rudy Mailander was a busy man. Although his long career in the automotive world covered writing, publicity and business affairs, it is his motor sports photography that endures. One of the greatest photographers of the early sports car revival in Europe, Mailander traveled the race circuits extensively from 1950 – 1955, capturing the action and the people – who always seemed to respond singularly to his camera lens. … [Read more...]

Benjafield’s Sprint Goodwood 2015 – Report and Photos

Benjafield’s Sprint at Goodwood, May 2015

Benjafield's Racing Club held its first Sprint event in seven years on Saturday 23rd May 2015, bringing a fantastic line-up of rare racing cars spanning over 100 years. Around 45 interesting and historic racing cars took to the Goodwood circuit in Chichester, including the rare 1907 Itala, an original Lister ‘Knobbly’ Jaguar that raced at Le Mans and the Brooklands Bentley, the Pacey Hassan Special. … [Read more...]

24 Hours of Le Mans 2015 – Report and Photos

24 Hours of Le Mans 2015

The 24 Hours of Le Mans 2015 was held 13-14 June at the 38-turn, 8.469 mile Circuit de la Sarthe in France. Every race is special. Every race is different. Just when you think you might have seen it all the 24 Hours of Le Mans pulls another surprise. The 83rd edition packed action, drama and pathos into the daylong race that seems to last a week and for some is a year in the planning. In the end it appeared to be … [Read more...]