1935 Delahaye 135 S – Car Profile

1935 Delahaye 135 S (photo: Simon Clay)

The vehicles for Delahaye’s new strategic direction were the Superluxe and its sports sibling, the Delahaye Type 135. The Superluxe’s and Type 103’s engine, a long-stroke, pushrod-operated, overhead-valve, four-main-bearing, F-head inline-six, was designed by Jean François, under the direction of Delahaye’s technical director, Amédée Varlet, and it would become one of the most versatile, long-lived engine designs in … [Read more...]

Mecum Kissimmee 2015 – Auction Results

1971 Dodge Hemi Challenger R/T sold for $640,000

The Mecum Kissimmee 2015 auction was held January 16-25 at Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Florida, resulting in $68,801,987 in total sales for the 10-day event. A total of 2,404 vehicles crossed the auction block at Mecum's 2015 Kissimmee sale, with 1,772 hammering sold for a sell-through rate of 74 percent. The Wellborn Muscle Car Museum Collection was among the headline offerings at the Mecum Kissimmee 2015 … [Read more...]

Variety of Grids at Donington Historic Festival 2015

Cooper T38 and Jaguar D-type

A new line-up of grids aimed to create even more spectator enjoyment are among the highlights at the Donington Historic Festival 2015, the historic race meeting to be held May 2-4 at the 12-turn, 2.5-mile Donington Park in Leicestershire, England over the Bank Holiday weekend. Festival organiser Duncan Wiltshire said, “Regardless of what era they’re into, historic motorsport fans will find something to thrill them … [Read more...]

Stutz Super Bearcat at Bonhams Amelia Island 2015

1932 Stutz DV-32 Super Bearcat

A 1932 Stutz DV-32 Super Bearcat with coachwork by Weymann will be among the headline offerings at the Bonhams Amelia Island 2015 auction, to be held Thursday, March 12th at the Fernandina Beach Golf Club in Florida. The Stutz was formerly part of the Dr. Frederick A. Simeone collection. Stutz was inspired by its racing success at 24 Hours of Le Mans to create the Super Bearcat as a way to promote its … [Read more...]

Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona 2015 – Report and Photos

Daytona 24 Hours 2015

The Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona 2015 was held January 24-25 at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. The 12-turn, 3.56-mile track is made up of portions of the NASCAR tri-oval and an infield road course. Excitement at the 53rd Rolex 24 At Daytona went down to the wire. An engaging battle between the leading Prototypes was kept alive to the last by an incident bringing the safety car onto the … [Read more...]

Spa Six Hours 2014 – Racing in the Rain Photo Gallery

Spa Six Hours Endurance Race 2014

The Spa Six Hours 2014 was held September 19-21 at the 4.352-mile, 20-turn Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium. In addition to the competitive field of more than 600 historic racing cars, rain was a frequent guest at the 2014 edition of the Spa Six Hours. The heavens opened up intermittently throughout the event, making the legendary track in the Ardennes countryside even more challenging. … [Read more...]

Vic Elford Receives 2015 RRDC Phil Hill Award

Bobby Rahal (l) presents Vic Elford with the RRDC Phil Hill award for 2015

Vic Elford, considered one of the fastest race car drivers of the 1960s and '70s, was honored by the Road Racing Drivers Club with the 2015 Phil Hill Award. RRDC president Bobby Rahal made the presentation at a dinner prior to the running of the Rolex 24 At Daytona, the season opener of the 2015 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship. The Phil Hill Award has been presented annually since 1993 to the person who the … [Read more...]

Goodwood Breakfast Club 2015 Information

Goodwood Breakfast Club 2010

The 2015 season of the Goodwood Breakfast Club events will see a diverse mix of themes when Goodwood stages on five occasions from May to November. The 10th annual series for car and motorcycle enthusiasts will continue to be entry free for everyone. Five Breakfast Clubs will be held in 2015, each one taking place on the opening Sunday of the month. As in 2014, due to the close proximity of major Goodwood events, … [Read more...]

Zandvoort Grand Prix 2014 – Pre-1966 GT Photo Gallery

AC Cobra of Giedo van der Garde and Hans Hugenholtz

The Zandvoort Grand Prix 2014 was held 29-31 August at the seaside Circuit Park Zandvoort in the Netherlands. This year’s Zandvoort GP featured the Gentlemen Drivers Pre-1966 GT race, a Masters Historic Racing series that offered a wonderful spectacle as pace and team strategy unfolded towards the chequered flag. Frank Stippler was inspired in the Gentlemen Drivers Pre-'66 GT race, handling Georg Nolte's … [Read more...]

Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale 2015 – Auction Results

1966 Shelby Cobra 427 Super Snake Auction Block

The Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction 2015 was held January 10-18 at WestWorld in Scottsdale, Arizona, resulting in more than $130 million in gross sales. The total from the 44th annual event was the highest in company history, with 1,611 vehicles sold during this year's Arizona Auction Week sale. “This year’s Scottsdale auction was on a scale unlike anything in our 44-year history,” said Craig Jackson, chairman … [Read more...]

Ex-Works 1969 Porsche 911S – Car Profile

1969 Porsche 911 S (photo: Simon Clay)

Competition has always been in Porsche’s bloodstream, and the company thrived on circuit racing and hill climbs from the outset. Whilst its mid-engined spyders became known as “giant-killers” everywhere from Sebring to Le Mans, its bread-and-butter rear-engined production chassis offered a distinct advantage on tight and twisting hill climb roads. Strangely, the company’s racing department had shown relatively little … [Read more...]

Bonhams Scottsdale 2015 – Auction Results

1966 Ferrari 275 GTB Competizione

The Bonhams Scottsdale 2015 Auction was held Thursday, January 15th at the Westin Kierland Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona, resulting in nearly $24.8 million in total sales and an 87% sell-through rate. James Knight, Bonhams Group Motoring Director, said, “Year on year our auction here in Scottsdale has grown in both reputation and results. Our selection is focused but diverse, representing the very best of the car … [Read more...]

Classic 24 Hour Returns to Daytona in 2015

1970 Chevron B16, 1970 Lola T70 MKIIIB

The debut Classic 24 Hour at Daytona marked the beginning of a new motorsport tradition in North America, as more than 150 vintage and historic sports cars from 21 countries raced for 24 hours on the famous banking and infield road course of Daytona International Speedway on November 15-16, 2014. Six classes of racing sports cars from the 1960’s Ford GT40s through Porsche’s landmark 962 of the 1980s, the Daytona … [Read more...]

Arizona Concours d’Elegance 2015 – Report

Rooftop view of the 2015 Arizona Concours d'Elegance (photo: Ken Bryant)

The Arizona Concours d'Elegance 2015 was held Sunday, January 11th at the Arizona Biltmore Resort in Phoenix. The 2nd annual event built on the strong success of its inaugural Concours, with the historic Arizona Biltmore again providing the Art Deco backdrop. Attendance was a sellout for the 2015 Arizona Concours, and the two Saturday seminars – the Phoenix Automotive Press Association auction preview and the … [Read more...]

Gooding Scottsdale 2015 – Auction Results

1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider sold for $7,700,000

The Gooding and Company Scottsdale 2015 Auction was held January 16-17 nearby the Scottsdale Fashion Square in Scottsdale, Arizona, resulting in more than $51,516,600 in total sales and a 90 percent sell-through rate. A total of eleven cars sold above $1,000,000 at Gooding's 8th annual Arizona Auction Week sale and 25 set new auction records. David Gooding, President and Founder of Gooding and Company, said, “With … [Read more...]