Silverstone Auctions Race Retro 2015 – Auction Results

1991 Ferrari Testarossa

The Silverstone Auctions Race Retro 2015 sale was staged 21-22 February at Stoneleigh Park near Coventry, UK, resulting in £3.62 million in total sales and a 78 percent sell-through rate. The first Silverstone Auctions event of 2015 achieved four record prices. Classic Ferraris remain in high demand, with two cars by the marque breaking world records at the Silverstone Race Retro 2015 auction. … [Read more...]

Hans Stuck Named Grand Marshal at 2015 Sebring 12 Hours

Hans Stuck in the BMW CSL

Three-time Sebring winner Hans Stuck will serve as Grand Marshal of the 63rd Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, scheduled for March 21 at the 3.74-mile, 17-turn Sebring International Raceway in Sebring, Florida. Stuck has a varied career in motor racing with 81 Formula One starts and numerous endurance racing wins, including twice at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. … [Read more...]

Poppy Regularity Rally 2015 – Preview

Poppy Regularity Rally (photo: Francesco Rastrelli)

Over sixty crews will start the fourth running of the Poppy Regularity Rally based in Ieper (Ypres), Belgium on the 21st of March 2015. The event has an international feel to it with crews taking part from all over Europe. On its last running in 2013, ‘The Poppy’ as it is known even attracted entries from as far away as Canada and Japan. The event has many driving tests, some of which are held on closed roads, in … [Read more...]

Mazda Featured at Goodwood Festival of Speed 2015

Le Mans-winning Mazda 787B

The motoring achievements and innovation of Mazda will be featured at the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2015, scheduled for 25-28 June at Goodwood House and the 1.16-mile Goodwood hill climb in West Sussex, England. This year's Festival will honour the Japanese manufacturer with a 'Central Feature' created by sculptor Gerry Judah and Mazda. Set against the Goodwood House, the installation will celebrate Mazda’s … [Read more...]

McLaren P1 GTR to Debut at Geneva

McLaren P1 GTR and McLaren F1 GTR 06R

The track-dedicated McLaren P1 GTR will debut at the 85th Geneva Motor Show in limited production form with only minor modifications to the Design Concept presented six months ago. The most noticeable change is the livery that the Geneva show car will be sporting. It is one which will be available to the fortunate few who will be joining the McLaren P1 GTR Driver Programme that kicks off at the Circuit de Catalunya … [Read more...]

F5000 Tasman Cup 2015 – New Zealand Grand Prix

Ken Smith's Lola T332 leading Andrew Higgins' Lola T400 in the first MSC F5000 Tasman Cup Revival Series race at Manfeild

Ken Smith and fellow MSC NZ F5000 Tasman Cup Revival series fast-man Steve Ross both had reason to celebrate after the final round of the 2014/15 series at the New Zealand Grand Prix meeting, staged February 13-15, 2015 at Manfeild circuit in Feilding, New Zealand. For three-time former series title holder Smith, 73, from Auckland, it was a new category lap record and his third round clean-sweep of the season … [Read more...]

Remembering Yutaka Katayama (1909 – 2015)

Mr. K put together the key concepts for the Datsun Z-car

Nissan legend Yutaka Katayama, the man known as “Mr. K,” has died at the age of 105. Katayama, the first president of Nissan Motor Corporation U.S.A, passed away on February 20, 2015. Katayama ran Nissan’s U.S. operations in the 1970s and is widely known as the father of the Datsun Z, the world-class affordable sports car. He retired from Nissan in 1977. … [Read more...]

Barber Historics 2015 Information

1976 Lotus 77

The inaugural Barber Historics will be held May 15-17, 2015 at the 15-turn, 2.38-mile Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama. Lotus will be the featured marque of the event staged by Historic Motor Sports Association (HMSA) in association with ZOOM Motorsports and Barber Motorsports Park. Cris Vandagriff, President of HMSA, said, "Barber Motorsports Park, with its beautiful grounds, museum and track make … [Read more...]

New RM Auctions and Sotheby’s Partnership

1964 Ferrari 250 LM

Sotheby's and RM Auctions announced a new formal partnership that will see Sotheby's acquire a 25 percent ownership interest in the collector car auction company, which will now be known as RM Sotheby's. Sotheby's and RM Auctions have previously collaborated on a number of sales in both the United States and Europe, most notably the November 2013 Art of the Automobile auction in New York, which achieved nearly … [Read more...]

Ferrari 212 Export Restored at Classiche

1951 Ferrari 212 Export Coupe Vignale

The Ferrari Classiche department in Maranello "sympathetically restored" a Ferrari 212 Export Vignale to its former glory. The car has an unusual history. It was built in April 1951, then sold that May to Antonio Mambretti Sozogni Juva and a month later it was sold again to Duke Cesare d'Acquarone. The Duke of Acquarone opted for a radical change of bodywork at the end of 1951. The car, which was originally a … [Read more...]

Kuwait Concours d’Elegance 2015 – Report and Photos

1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupe

The Kuwait Concours d'Elegance 2015 was held February 11-14 at Marina Crescent by the Arabian Gulf in Kuwait City. After a brief hiatus, the Kuwait Concours returned in 2015 under the patronage of the His Highness Sheikh Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Ahmad Al-Jabir Al-Sabah and organized by the Kuwait Historical, Vintage and Classic Cars Museum. This year's Concours saw a field of approximately 100 classic cars from the … [Read more...]

McLaren F1 GTR at Goodwood Members’ Meeting 2015

Goodwood Festival of Speed 2014

The 20th anniversary of the McLaren F1 GTR will be celebrated with an on-track display at the 73rd Goodwood Members' Meeting 2015, to be held March 21-22 at the Goodwood Motor Circuit in West Sussex, England. High-speed demonstrations at the 2.4-mile Goodwood Motor Circuit will take place on both days of the event, with 15 examples of the F1 GTR already confirmed and more set to follow in both short and long-tail … [Read more...]

Spa Six Hours 2014 – U2TC Photo Gallery

Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA

The Spa Six Hours 2014 was held September 19-21 at the 4.352-mile Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium. This year's historic races featured Under Two-Litre Touring Cars (U2TC), a series for pre-1966 Touring Cars with engines less than two-litres in displacement. A field primarily consisting of Alfa Romeo GTA, Ford Lotus Cortina and Mini Cooper S models celebrated the bygone era of the European Touring Car … [Read more...]

Featured at RM Auctions Amelia Island 2015

1955 Jaguar D-Type (photo: Patrick Ernzen)

A 1955 Jaguar D-Type, chassis no. XKD 530, is among the latest highlights for the RM Auctions Amelia Island 2015 sale, to be held March 14th at the Ritz-Carlton in Amelia Island, Florida. The official auction of the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance, the single-day RM Auctions sale will see 100 automobiles and select memorabilia cross the block, including 14 vehicles with pre-sale estimates exceeding $1 … [Read more...]

Ferraris at Gooding and Company Amelia Island 2015

1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 (photo: Brian Henniker)

A selection of Ferrari sports cars will be among the headline offerings at the Gooding and Company Amelia Island Auction 2015, scheduled for Friday, March 13 at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation in Florida. Among the Ferraris heading to Amelia Island include a 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 recently discovered and debuting for the first time at a public sale, a white over red 1961 Ferrari 250 GT Series II Cabriolet, a … [Read more...]