BYOE – Your Bonneville Speed Week Ticket

The Roadster at Bonneville in 2008

At Sports Car Digest, there is a special place in our hearts for crazy Kiwi petrol heads. Names like Bruce McLaren or Denny Hulme might naturally come to mind -- and for good reason -- but there are plenty of others that deserve attention. One of those individuals is Burt Monro. Munro is likely best remembered in the past few years because of the memorable film from 2005,The World's Fastest Indian, where Munro's story is portrayed by Sir Anthony … [Read more...]

Endless Eligibility – Frazer Nash Le Mans Replica

Frazer-Nash Le Mans Replica

While many likely don’t realize it, if you’ve attended any of the major historic racing events across the globe, chances are strong that you've witnessed a Frazer Nash driven in anger. And even fewer likely realized they were looking at something special. With an interesting story that began before World War II, Archibald Frazer-Nash made his start in the motoring industry building automobiles that famously used a chain drive-style … [Read more...]

Say Nota Ordinary – 1959 Nota KM-200 Prototype

1959 Nota KM-200

There are many forgotten machines that could easily go missing off the radar of enthusiasts, and many times these types of cars provide some of the most intriguing stories. The sporting cars that English aircraft engineer Guy Buckingham of Nota Engineering brought to the table in the 1950s and ‘60s fit this criteria to a tee and deserve some extra attention. With origins that can be traced back to the early ‘50s when Buckingham campaigned his … [Read more...]

Featured Listing – 1997 Renault Sport Spider Trophy

1997 Renault Sport Spider Trophy

The Renault story is one of triumph, but not without its share of tragedies. While today they reign as one of the largest automakers in Europe, their road was paved with more than a few bumps and many less-than-successful partnerships with every manufacturer imaginable. After decades of restructuring, the automaker that’s been around since 1899 now enjoys a successful collaboration with Nissan that's yielded many highly awarded automobiles. What … [Read more...]

1952 MG “KT” Vintage Racing Special

1952 MG “KT” Vintage Racing Special

This MG "KT" Vintage Racing Special is being offered due to the owner's health problems. The seller explains it here: "This beautiful car was built on a TF chassis in 1977 from mostly TD parts by renowned MG expert, Lawrie Alexander. Registered as a 1952 MG TD, the “KT” nickname came about because the aluminum bodywork was styled to resemble a K3. It was used for vintage racing from 1978 through the mid-80’s, competing very successfully at … [Read more...]

Featured Listing – 1998 Ferrari F355 Challenge

1998 Ferrari F355 Challenge

Update, November 10, 2014: The F355 Challenge has been sold to a longtime Sports Car Digest reader in Europe. Hope you enjoy it! Single-marque motorsports have always represented a powerful means of advertising to the motoring enthusiast, as it displays that a nearly showroom stock production car can compete in the heat of competition. The idea has been borrowed by nearly every manufacturer imaginable; from BMW to Porsche, and even Toyota. … [Read more...]

First Batch – 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Z06

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California dealer and racer Paul Reinhart had proven his skill behind the wheel of a Corvette ably enough by 1962 to be one of the names on the list of six recipient's for the all new Sting Ray Z06. The Z06 package was distinguished from other 1963 Corvettes by heavy duty suspension, power-assisted brakes with a dual-circuit master cylinder, a 36-gallon fuel tank and finned cast aluminum knock-off wheels. Of course, the cars also had the 360 … [Read more...]

Jim Russell Junior – 1961 Lotus 20/22

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Designed to replace the 18, the Lotus 20 was lower, sleeker, shorter, wider and more aerodynamic than its predecessor. It dominated Formula Junior in 1961 with both factory drivers and privateers finding success, and in 1962 it was further improved with the 22, which had a stiffer chassis and Girling disc brakes up front. 1962 saw even more victories with Peter Arundell taking 18 victories in 25 starts. … [Read more...]

Retired Racer – 1964 MGB Project

scca race car project

MG built over 510,000 examples of the MGB Roadster and GT, making it the top selling British sports car ever. It was cheap, fun and easy on the eyes. It was the Miata of the '60s. The B was a popular choice for the track, too, and it remains popular to this day. Thanks to the high number of cars to choose from and the relatively high availability of parts, it's a perfect starter car for people just venturing into classic car ownership as well as … [Read more...]

Unconventional, Never Raced – 1968 Shelby Turbine Indy Car

1968 Shelby Turbine Indy Car

Indianapolis, more than any other race track, has had an interesting relationship with turbine-powered race cars. The 500 was very nearly won by turbines in both 1967 and '68, and for a short time turbines looked like they could be the way of the future at the Brickyard. By 1969, however, the USAC had issued rule changes that effectively rendered them uncompetitive and relegated them to footnote status in the history books. While turbines were … [Read more...]