HSR Sebring Historic Races 2014 – Report and Photos

1966 Ford GT40

The Historic Sportscar Racing (HSR) Sebring Historic Races took place December 4-7, 2014 at the 17-turn, 3.74-mile Sebring International Raceway in Sebring, Florida. The final event of HSR's racing season brought some interesting entries and generally good racing weather for the four-day event. The weekend action was devised as usual at an HSR event into feature races for the different groups, several one-hour … [Read more...]

Le Jog Rally 2014 – Report and Photos

1962 Triumph TR4

The 20th running of the Land's End to John O'Groats Classic Reliability Trial and Tour (Le Jog) was staged 6-9 December 2014 in the United Kingdom. Starting in Land's End, the most westerly point of mainland England, the 4-day Le Jog rally open to cars built before 1986 ended in John O'Groats, the northeastern tip of Scotland. The Historic Endurance Rallying Organisation (HERO) event known as the toughest classic … [Read more...]

Jaguars Sold at Auction in 2014

1955 Jaguar D-Type

Jaguar, the brand known for its leaping feline mascot, enjoyed plenty of air time this year within the collector car auction world. Well represented at nearly every single collector car auction in 2014, Auction Editor Rick Carey witnessed the good, bad and the ugly from the Coventry-based car firm. Not surprisingly, the Jaguar E-Type made up a majority of the Jaguar offerings at auction in 2014. After a … [Read more...]

Mercedes-Benz Sold at Auction in 2014

1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster at RM Amelia Island

Mercedes-Benz has long represented a great choice for enthusiasts that want a beautiful, well-engineered automobile that will actually crank on a cold morning. As the world's oldest automaker, the brand's history is littered with numerous important open and sporting cars like the famed White Knights, the dominating Silver Arrows, the elegant 540K series and the blue-chip 300 SL Gullwing and Roadster. The level of … [Read more...]

Porsches Sold at Auction in 2014

1968 Porsche 907 Longtail (photo: Eric Fairchild / Gooding)

Porsche products resonate with enthusiasts. Whether it's the remarkable story involving a seemingly perpetual product that's enjoyed over a half century of development or their deep motorsport heritage, the iconic brand has cemented itself as one most enthusiasts aspire to experience at one point in their life. For some, they need more than one taste of the brand, evidenced in 2014 by what seemed like an endless … [Read more...]

Goodwood Members’ Meeting 2014 – Picture Gallery

1971 Porsche 917 Langheck

The debut Goodwood Members' Meeting was staged March 29-30, 2014 at the 2.4-mile Goodwood Motor Circuit in West Sussex, England. The Members’ Meeting was revived in 2014 for Members of the Goodwood Road Racing Club to continue the tradition of the 71 club motor sport events held at Goodwood from 1948-66. Star names at the Goodwood Members' Meeting 2014 including grand prix winner Jochen Mass, Le Mans 24 hours … [Read more...]

Finding Automotive Treasure – Interview

Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider

It was in the West of France that the team from Artcurial's collector car department made an extraordinary discovery. Forgotten for almost fifty years, the team at Artcurial found some 60 automobiles originally curated with devotion in order to create a private museum that would pay tribute to this great human invention. This unique collection will be offered for sale at the Artcurial Retromobile 2015 auction, … [Read more...]

Ferraris Sold at Auction in 2014

1962 Ferrari 250 GTO

Auction Editor Rick Carey reported from 30 different auctions in 2014, starting with the Scottsdale, Kissimmee and Paris sales, moving quickly into the Amelia Island sales and continuing on a frenetic pace throughout the rest of the year. Ferraris -- the unquestioned epicenter of the collector car market -- were a huge focus of Carey's reports, with no less than 169 of Maranello's finest methodically examined in … [Read more...]

Oldtimer Grand Prix 2014 – Masters Sports Car Photo Gallery

Porsche 911 Carrera RS

The AvD Oldtimer Grand Prix 2014 was held 8-10 August at the Nurburgring Circuit in Germany. This year's Oldtimer featured the FIA Masters Historic Sports Car Championship, a series for Le Mans-style sports cars and 'Group 4' period cars from 1962 up to 1974. FIA Masters Historic Sports Cars make for a superb sight, with the big-bangers battling with the smaller-engined sports prototypes and GT cars. Martin … [Read more...]

Classic 24 Hour Daytona 2014 – Picture Gallery

1984 Porsche 956C

The inaugural running of the Historic Sportscar Racing (HSR) Classic 24 Hour Daytona was held November 12-16, 2014 at the 12-turn, 3.56-mile Daytona International Speedway road course in Daytona Beach, Florida. The event also included HSR's Sprint Races, Endurance Series and the finale of the TransAm Series. The response from the Classic 24 Hour Daytona 2014 historic races has been positive, with entrants and … [Read more...]

Oldtimer Grand Prix 2014 – Masters Historic F1 Photo Gallery

Lotus 76/1

The AvD Oldtimer Grand Prix 2014 was held 8-10 August at the Nurburgring Circuit in Germany. This year's Oldtimer featured the FIA Masters Historic Formula One Championship for Formula 1 cars of a golden age. Catering to 3-litre engined Formula 1 cars from 1966 through to 1985, FIA Masters Historic Formula One took the Nurburgring spectators back to an era in which Cosworth DFV power and a creative car designer could … [Read more...]

Porsche 908/02 Flunder – Car Profile

1969 Porsche 908-02 Period Race Photo

Amongst all the long litany of pure-bred competition Porsches manufactured and campaigned at premier-level throughout the 1950s and '60s into the 1970s, the lean, lightweight, handsome and sophisticated 3-litre flat-8 engined Typ 908 cars have special significance. They are the design that first elevated Porsche from being consistent class winners in FIA World Championship of Makes endurance racing to becoming … [Read more...]

Classic 24 Hour Daytona 2014 – Photo Gallery

1967 Porsche 907 Long Tail.

The Classic 24 Hour Daytona 2014 was staged November 12-16 at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. Sanctioned by Historic Sportscar Racing (HSR), the inaugural Classic 24 was dedicated to the cars and drivers that raced in Daytona’s classic endurance races of the past. Six period correct groups of race cars were featured, each based on performance and age, competing in one-hour sessions, four … [Read more...]

Classic 24 Hour Daytona 2014 – Report and Photos

1984 Porsche 956C

The Classic 24 Hour Daytona 2014 was held November 12-16 at the 12-turn, 3.56-mile Daytona International Speedway road course in Daytona Beach, Florida. The debut event was organized by Historic Sportscar Racing (HSR) and sponsored by BRM, Heacock Insurance and Brumos Porsche. The Classic 24 was open to cars with a racing history divided into six groups, set by when the car raced. Group A was for cars from the … [Read more...]

Behind the Scenes at 2014 Goodwood Revival – Picture Gallery

Behind the Scenes at 2014 Goodwood Revival

The Goodwood Revival 2014 was held September 12-14 at the Goodwood Motor Circuit in West Sussex, England. The Circuit opened its gates in 1948 following the closure in 1946 of the then RAF Westhampnett, a wartime fighter base. This year, alongside the usual roster of historic car races, the Revival celebrated a select group of anniversaries including the 75th anniversary of the airfield and Jackie Stewart's … [Read more...]