Tour Auto Rally 2014 – Report and Photos

1957 OSCA 372 FS

The Tour Auto Rally 2014 was held April 7-12 on the secondary roads and race circuits of France. Since 1992, the retrospective of the Tour de France Automobile race followed the French secondary roads along a handpicked itinerary. Renewed each year, the route for the 2014 Tour Auto Optic 2ooo was concentrated to the east of France. After the traditional start in the Grand Palais, in which the cars were displayed for … [Read more...]

Goodwood Members’ Meeting 2014 – Report and Photos

1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Breadvan

The 72nd Goodwood Members' Meeting was staged 29-30 March 2014 at the 2.4-mile Goodwood Motor Circuit in West Sussex, England. The debut Meeting for the members of the Goodwood Road Racing Club served as a continuation of the 71 club meetings held at Goodwood during the 1950s and ’60s for the members of the British Automobile Racing Club. The new historic motor sport event featured than 400 iconic racing and … [Read more...]

Techno Classica Essen 2014 – Report and Photos

Mercedes-Benz W154

The Techno Classica Essen 2014 was held 26-30 March at the Messe Essen exhibition centre in Essen, Germany. The trade show in Essen set standards for classic automotive culture, evidenced by more than 1,250 exhibitors from 30 nations offering everything one might be looking for in the area of vintage and classic motor cars and modern classics. While more than 2,500 collector vehicles from various eras were offered … [Read more...]

Goodwood Members’ Meeting 2014 – Tony Gaze Trophy

Start of the Tony Gaze Trophy at 2014 Goodwood Members Meeting

The Tony Gaze Trophy at the 2014 Goodwood Members' Meeting was held March 29-30 at the 2.4-mile Goodwood Motor Circuit in West Sussex, England. The race for sports and GT cars that raced before 1959 was named in honor of a man who was instrumental in the creation of Goodwood Motor Circuit, the late Tony Gaze. In addition to his distinguished exploits as a World War 2 fighter pilot, Frederick Anthony Owen ‘Tony’ … [Read more...]

Goodwood Members’ Meeting 2014 – Salvadori Cup Photos

1958 Lister-Jaguar Knobbly, 1958 Lotus-Climax 15 and 1958 Lister-Chevrolet Knobbly

The Salvadori Cup at the 2014 Goodwood Members' Meeting was held March 29-30 at the 2.4-mile Goodwood Motor Circuit in West Sussex, England. The race for sports racing cars that competed between 1955 and 1960 was staged in honor of racing great Roy Salvadori. Salvadori, a man steeped in Goodwood motor sport lore, died in June 2012. Unlucky never to have won a World Championship-level Grand Prix, Salvadori excelled … [Read more...]

Goodwood Members’ Meeting 2014 – Grover-Williams Trophy Race

Pre-war Bugatti race at the 2014 Goodwood Members Meeting

The Grover-Williams Trophy race at the 2014 Goodwood Members' Meeting was held March 29-30 at the 2.4-mile Goodwood Motor Circuit in West Sussex, England. To celebrate the 90th anniversary of one of the most successful racing cars of all time, the Bugatti Type 35, a special one-make race was staged at the 72nd Members’ Meeting, featuring a variety of pre-war models. Goodwood's exclusive race for pre-war Bugatti … [Read more...]

Goodwood Members’ Meeting 2014 – Surtees Trophy Photos

1965 Ford GT40 at the 72nd Goodwood Members Meeting

The Surtees Trophy at the 2014 Goodwood Members' Meeting was held March 29-30 at the 2.4-mile Goodwood Motor Circuit in West Sussex, England. The race for sports racing cars that competed between 1960 and 1966 was staged in honor of John Surtees, the only man ever to have won World Championships on two and four wheels. This year marks the 50th anniversary of John Surtees as Formula One World Champion in 1964 as a … [Read more...]

Goodwood Members’ Meeting 2014 – Moss Trophy Race Photos

Start of the Moss Trophy Race at the 72nd Goodwood Members' Meeting

The Moss Trophy at the 2014 Goodwood Members' Meeting was held Saturday, March 29th at the 2.4-mile Goodwood Motor Circuit in West Sussex, England. The race for closed cockpit GT cars of a type that raced between 1958 and 1962 was held in honor of long-time Goodwood supporter Sir Stirling Moss. The racing knight is inextricably linked with the circuit, having competed at Goodwood in all manner of machinery from … [Read more...]

Porsche at Le Mans – 1974 to 1981

Herbert Muller and Gijs van Lennep finished 2nd overall in a Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Turbo 2.1 at the 1974 Le Mans 24 Hours

In June of 2014, Porsche will return to Le Mans with a newly designed LMP1 racing machine. With 16 overall victories at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the pinnacle of endurance motor racing, Porsche is the most successful manufacturer in the race's history. Their last win, though, was back in 1998 with the 911 GT1, so Porsche has labeled this endeavor as "Our Return" and "Coming Home". Sports Car Digest continues its … [Read more...]

HMSA Spring Club Races 2014 – Report and Photos

Scott Drnek's Ferrari 750 Monza.

Historic Motor Sports Association (HMSA) held its 2014 Spring Club Event at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca on March 22-23. This year's Spring Club event featured a strong field of approximately 175 historic race cars circling the 11-turn, 2.238-mile road course in Monterey, California. Saturday’s overcast morning burnt off to a clear bright day by 11am, while on Sunday heavy fog hung around until nearly noon. This … [Read more...]

Amelia Island Concours 2014 – Class Winners and Photos

1958 Scarab Mk II Sports Racer

The Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance returned to the fairways of the Golf Club of Amelia Island on Sunday, March 9, 2014. Vehicles from around the world participated in this year's Concours, allowing the record crowd of 29,000 to witness the diverse collection of automotive excellence. The 19th annual Amelia Concours saw more than 330 cars and motorcycles displayed on the show field, with many coming from the … [Read more...]

Amelia Island Concours 2014 – BMW CSL Class

BMW CSL Race Cars at 2014 Amelia Island Concours

The legendary BMW CSL 'Batmobiles' were featured at the 2014 Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance, held March 9th on the fairways of the Golf Club of Amelia Island next to the Ritz-Carlton on Amelia Island, Florida. The BMW 3.0 CSL Group 4 race car that won the 1975 12 Hours of Sebring won Best in Class at the 2014 Amelia Island Concours, while the BMW 3.0 CSL Group 2 racer that won the 1973 European Sedan … [Read more...]

HSR Sebring 12 Hours 2014 – Report and Photos

1969 Ford GT40 Mk II

The Historic Sportscar Racing (HSR) 12 Hours of Sebring race was held March 12-15, 2014 at the Sebring International Raceway in Sebring, Florida. Held in conjunction with the 62nd annual 12 Hours of Sebring, the HSR vintage car races were staged on the same 3.7 mile, 17-turn circuit that is home to the famed endurance race won this year by the Chip Ganassi Racing Riley DP. Among the more than notable entries at … [Read more...]

Goodwood Members’ Meeting Test Day 2014 – Photos

Jaguar E-Type Coupe at Goodwood Members' Meeting Test Day 2014

The test day for the inaugural Goodwood Members’ Meeting was held Friday 14 March 2014 at the Goodwood Motor Circuit in West Sussex, England. The preparation for the 72nd Members’ Meeting testing featured a great selection of race cars being readied and drivers familiarising themselves with the famed Goodwood Circuit. Among the more unusual cars to have been prepared especially for the 2014 Goodwood Members' … [Read more...]

Amelia Island Concours 2014 – Picture Gallery

McLaren Overload at the 2014 Amelia Island Concours

The 2014 edition of the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance was staged Sunday, March 9th at the Golf Club of Amelia Island in Florida. The 19th annual event celebrated the 100th anniversary of Maserati, the 50th anniversary of McLaren, BMW CSL ‘Batmobiles’, Chrysler Concept Cars, prototype Porsche race cars and Underslung, among others. More than 330 cars and motorcycles from around the world participated in the … [Read more...]