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...]

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...]

Jaguar Buys British Classic Car Collection

James Hull Collection

Jaguar Land Rover purchased the largest privately owned collection of British cars, which was assembled over many years by British enthusiast James Hull. The Hull Collection includes 543 mostly British classic cars and features many significant Jaguar models including XK SS, C-, D- and E-types. The cars in the collection will be actively used to support Jaguar brand and experiential marketing to develop the brands … [Read more...]

Maserati Parade at 2014 Silverstone Classic

Stirling Moss and Maserati 250F

The 100th Anniversary of Maserati was honored at the 2014 Silverstone Classic, held 25-27 July at the Silverstone Circuit in England. As the Silverstone Classic’s official Celebration Marque, Maserati celebrated its centenary in style with hundreds of cars taking part at the Northamptonshire circuit. Racing legend Stirling Moss OBE led out the largest collection of Grand Prix cars ever assembled to mark the … [Read more...]

Maserati Centennial Exhibit at Enzo Ferrari Museum

Maserati 250F

An exhibition dedicated to the Centennial of Maserati will be held at the Enzo Ferrari Museum in Modena, Italy through January 2015. The "Maserati 100 - A Century of Pure Italian Luxury Sports Cars" display retraces the story of the Italian car manufacturer through an exhibition featuring some of the Trident marque’s most significant road and racing cars. The exhibit also offers an engaging show employing 19 … [Read more...]

Complete Larry Miller Collection on Display

1967 Ford GT40 Mk IV, chassis J-4

The Octane Party, a show for automobiles and motorcycles of all types including a display of the Larry H. Miller performance car collection, will hold its debut event on Sunday, July 27, 2014 at Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah. The Octane Party welcomes all types of cars and motorcycles to what is planned as “Utah’s party of the year for motorheads.” Vehicle registration is available at BeehiveDrive.org. … [Read more...]

Porsche Classic Motor Oil Introduced

Porsche Classic Motor Oil

Porsche Cars North America, Inc. is launching its own engine oil for air-cooled flat-four and flat-six Porsche engines. In collaboration with the Porsche Development Center in Weissach, Germany, the new Porsche Classic Motor Oil has been developed by the Porsche Classic experts to meet the lubrication requirements of all Porsche air-cooled engines. The sports car manufacturer made the transition to liquid-cooled … [Read more...]

Plans for Porsche’s Rolling Museum in 2014

Porsche 550 on the Mille Miglia

The Porsche Museum will again showcase racing vehicles from the marque's successful history at classic car events around the globe. Highlights in 2014 for the 'Rolling Museum' will include the Mille Miglia and the Goodwood Festival of Speed, among others. From 15th to 18th May the Porsche Museum will enter the starting field for the 1,000 miles of the Mille Miglia. Competing in the long-distance road race will be … [Read more...]

Collier Collection Now Open to Public

1914 Mercedes Grand Prix Car

The Revs Institute for Automotive Research, Inc. in Naples, Florida is now open its automobile collection to the public on a limited schedule, by reservation only. The Collier Collection consists of over one hundred significant automobiles built between 1896 and 1995. "The automobiles on display at Revs are some of the rarest and most important cars ever built at anytime, anywhere. They are the ones that variously … [Read more...]

BMW Group Classic Comes Home

New location of BMW Group Classic - Gatehouse at Moosacherstrasse in 1924

A move to a new location for BMW Group Classic marks a return to the company’s historic roots. BMW AG has acquired a plot of land covering more than 13,000 square metres in the Milbertshofen district of Munich. Previously part of a Knorr-Bremse AG facility, it won’t be long before the site finds its feet as the first port of call for fans of historical cars and motorcycles from the BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce brands. … [Read more...]

Le Mans Exhibition at Porsche Museum

First Time on Display - Porsche 908/02 Spyder LH

A new comprehensive exhibition at the Porsche Museum in Germany will highlight the company's many successes at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Held from March 26 to July 13, 2014, the "24 Hours for Eternity" display in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen will also highlight Porsche's present-day Le Mans commitment with a display of the Porsche 919 Hybrid. The car celebrated its premiere only three weeks ago at the Geneva Motor Show. … [Read more...]

Adding Lightness at Sports Car Digest

Sports Car Digest Site Upgrade

For the first time since April 2011, we have updated the look and feel of Sports Car Digest. Readers will benefit from larger pictures and gallery functionality, better image captioning, more interactive search functionality and easier navigation throughout the site. Similar to previous updates, the biggest changes are under the hood as we moved to a beefier platform that allows us to better manage the site going … [Read more...]

Big Plans for Audi Tradition in 2014

1936 Auto Union Type C Grand Prix at Monaco

Audi Tradition is stepping on the gas for the 2014 season. Car enthusiasts will be able to see the historic vehicles at more than 25 events all over Europe. In Monaco, legendary Formula 1 driver Jacky Ickx will himself be at the wheel when the 1938 Auto Union Silver Arrow Type C from 1938 takes to the roads of the principality. At the Eifel Rallye Festival, Stig Blomqvist is celebrating the 30th anniversary of his … [Read more...]

My First Visit to the Ferrari Factory

Ferrari Factory Entrance

By Stephen Mitchell I was talking to a Ferrari friend coordinating a visit to the Ferrari factory in Maranello for another Ferrari friend and it looks as though my friend will get to enjoy his Ferrari tour but what became clear is how different things are today than they were in Enzo Ferrari's time. My visits to the factory weren't planned, choreographed, orchestrated or stage managed; I just showed up. … [Read more...]

The Focus of Driving

Bandit Mazda MX3

By Bill Bounds What I like most about driving cars is the purity of focus it gives me. Whether that’s nailing a heel-toe downshift, coaxing a car into that finicky second gear, or being within inches of every cone on an autocross run; I haven’t been able to find that kind of focus anywhere else in my life. A couple of years ago I got a concentrated dose of that focus, courtesy of a 24 Hours of LeMons race. … [Read more...]