Sports Car Digest - The Sports, Racing and Vintage Car Journal http://www.sportscardigest.com Sports Car Digest focuses on Classic Car Auctions, Concours d’Elegance, Vintage Car Racing, Road Rallies and other historic automotive events. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:00:50 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 Bonhams Zoute Grand Prix 2014 – Auction Results http://www.sportscardigest.com/bonhams-zoute-grand-prix-2014-auction-results/ http://www.sportscardigest.com/bonhams-zoute-grand-prix-2014-auction-results/#respond Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:00:50 +0000 http://www.sportscardigest.com/?p=71085 1989 Ferrari F40

1989 Ferrari F40 sold for €690,000

The Bonhams Zoute Grand Prix 2014 sale was held 10th October at the Belgian seaside resort of Knokke-Le-Zoute, resulting in €3.8 million in total sales. The auction was staged alongside the Zoute Grand Prix Rally and Concours d’Elegance, and attracted a strong audience turnout with some keen bidding.

Philip Kantor, Head of the Continental European Motoring department, said, “We’ve enjoyed another great sale at Zoute, achieving nearly double last year’s total.
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Zoute Grand Prix and Concours 2014 – Report and Photos http://www.sportscardigest.com/zoute-grand-prix-2014-report-photos/ http://www.sportscardigest.com/zoute-grand-prix-2014-report-photos/#respond Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:00:45 +0000 http://www.sportscardigest.com/?p=70951 The Zoute Grand Prix and Concours d’Elegance 2014 was held 9-12 October in the town of Knokke-Zoute on the coast of Belgium. The 5th annual Zoute Grand Prix consisted of a regularity and ballade rally and a traditional Concours d’Elegance.

The Zoute Grand Prix 2014 was a rally and drive for more than 150 classic cars manufactured between 1920 and 1965, with start and arrival in Knokke-Zoute. Participants drove approximately 250 km per day for the 3-day regularity rally, running through picturesque and country roads in West and East Flanders.
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The Longest Day Book Project http://www.sportscardigest.com/the-longest-day-book-project/ http://www.sportscardigest.com/the-longest-day-book-project/#respond Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:00:50 +0000 http://www.sportscardigest.com/?p=70967 Do you remember the moment when you fell in love with cars and racing? For Chris Workman, the author / illustrator of a new children’s book project called The Longest Day, his passion for racing was born when he attended his first live race event.

“I kept thinking about the excitement I felt when I went that first IndyCar race at Road America with my father and older brother, and how I fell in love with racing when I experienced the visceral power of those amazing cars go rocketing by. I was hooked – and that moment was so much more meaningful sharing it with my family. It is something I have shared with my daughter – at Road Atlanta and again at Road America – and something I can’t wait to share with my sons.”
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1964 Argentine Touring Car GP – Profile http://www.sportscardigest.com/1964-argentine-touring-car-grand-prix-profile/ http://www.sportscardigest.com/1964-argentine-touring-car-grand-prix-profile/#respond Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:00:45 +0000 http://www.sportscardigest.com/?p=70600 Fifty years ago Mercedes-Benz dominated the 8th Argentine Touring Car Grand Prix — VIII Gran Premio Internacional de Turismo Super Nafta YPF — with yet another sparkling performance. At the end of the race, which ran from 28 October to 7 November 1964, the model 300 SE ‘Tailfin’ Saloons (W 112) occupied the first three places in the overall rankings. It was the fourth win in a row for the Stuttgart-based brand in this prestigious long-distance competition, which was considered to be the toughest road race in the world at the time. Previous winners included Walter Schock and Manfred Schiek in 1961, the female team of Ewy Rosqvist and Ursula Wirth who pulled off a spectacular victory in 1962, and Eugen Böhringer and Klaus Kaiser who secured 1st place in 1963 – a feat which they repeated in 1964.
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Goodwood Schedule of Events 2015 http://www.sportscardigest.com/goodwood-schedule-events-2015/ http://www.sportscardigest.com/goodwood-schedule-events-2015/#respond Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:00:48 +0000 http://www.sportscardigest.com/?p=70963 Ferrari 166 MM Barchetta of Sally Mason-StyrronThe Goodwood schedule of events 2015 were announced for both the Festival of Speed and Revival meeting. The dates are subject to change, pending ratification by the FIA of the 2015 Formula 1 calendar in December. All of the Goodwood events promise an array of cars and motorcycles, plus star drivers and riders, and plenty of other attractions for spectators of all ages.
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Jaguar Heritage Driving Experience Launched http://www.sportscardigest.com/jaguar-heritage-driving-experience-launched/ http://www.sportscardigest.com/jaguar-heritage-driving-experience-launched/#respond Fri, 17 Oct 2014 15:00:33 +0000 http://www.sportscardigest.com/?p=70952 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 visitors will be offered the chance to drive some of these icons of Jaguar’s rich product history.
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Featured Classes at Monterey Motorsports Reunion 2015 http://www.sportscardigest.com/featured-classes-monterey-motorsports-reunion-2015/ http://www.sportscardigest.com/featured-classes-monterey-motorsports-reunion-2015/#respond Fri, 17 Oct 2014 13:00:15 +0000 http://www.sportscardigest.com/?p=70617 Formula 1 featured at 2015 Monterey Motorsports ReunionFormula 1 cars from 1967 to 1984, Formula 5000 car from 1968 to 1976 and Trans-Am cars from the pony war era of 1966 to 1972 will be among the featured classes at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion 2015, scheduled for August 13-16 at the 2.238-mile, 11-turn Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, California.
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Ferrari 60th Anniversary Gathering – Report and Photos http://www.sportscardigest.com/ferrari-60th-anniversary-gathering-report-photos/ http://www.sportscardigest.com/ferrari-60th-anniversary-gathering-report-photos/#comments Thu, 16 Oct 2014 14:00:01 +0000 http://www.sportscardigest.com/?p=70621 Ferrari Marks 60 Years in the United States with a Celebration on Rodeo Drive

Report and photos by Victor Varela

The city of Beverly Hills loves Ferrari. The Italian marque feels right at home cruising Santa Monica Boulevard, Wilshire Boulevard and of course, Rodeo Drive. What better place for Ferrari to celebrate its 60th anniversary in the United States, than in this Southern California city best know for wealth, celebrity and fast cars.

Over 1,000 Ferraris gathered in the streets of the 90210 for the “Race Through The Decades: 1954-2014″ event, making this one of the largest gatherings of Cavallino Rampantes in history. Rodeo Drive served as an outdoor museum for 60 of the most iconic Prancing Horses ever assembled in California for this historic display.
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Mecum Chicago 2014 – Auction Results http://www.sportscardigest.com/mecum-chicago-2014-auction-results/ http://www.sportscardigest.com/mecum-chicago-2014-auction-results/#respond Thu, 16 Oct 2014 13:00:12 +0000 http://www.sportscardigest.com/?p=70712 2006 Ford GT Heritage Edition

2006 Ford GT Heritage Edition sold for $475,000

The Mecum Auctions Chicago 2014 sale was held October 9-11 at the Schaumburg Convention Center in Illinois, resulting in $15,267,644 in total sales and a 62% sell-through rate. More than 15,000 spectators enjoyed the varied selection of muscle cars that stole the spotlight at this year’s auction.

A total of 936 vehicles were offered at Mecum Auctions’ 2014 Chicago collector car auction.
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Moss and Silver Arrows at Amelia Island Concours 2015 http://www.sportscardigest.com/stirling-moss-and-silver-arrows-amelia-island-concours-2015/ http://www.sportscardigest.com/stirling-moss-and-silver-arrows-amelia-island-concours-2015/#comments Wed, 15 Oct 2014 13:00:30 +0000 http://www.sportscardigest.com/?p=70598 Mercedes-Benz W196Sir Stirling Moss has been named the Honoree of the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance 2015, to be held March 12-15 at the Golf Club of Amelia Island at Summer Beach in Florida. Sir Stirling was the honoree of the first Amelia Island Concours in 1996 and will again be the honoree at the 20th annual event in 2015. Moss is the only person to be honored twice by the event.

The cars that defined Sir Stirling’s career in 1955, the Mercedes-Benz racing cars that brought him his greatest fame, will serve as the centerpiece of the 20th anniversary Amelia display field.
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RM Auctions Hershey 2014 – Auction Results http://www.sportscardigest.com/rm-auctions-hershey-2014-auction-results/ http://www.sportscardigest.com/rm-auctions-hershey-2014-auction-results/#respond Mon, 13 Oct 2014 15:30:17 +0000 http://www.sportscardigest.com/?p=70594 The RM Auctions Hershey 2014 sale was held October 9–10 in Hershey, Pennsylvania, resulting in $14,074,250 in total sales and a 93% sell-through rate at the auction held during the annual AACA Eastern Division Fall Meet. The results represented RM’s best Hershey performance to date.

Generated by the sale of 157 vehicles and select memorabilia before a packed auction room, results from the two-day sale were driven by several bidding contests both in the room and over the phones. Bidders hailed from 17 countries, with more than 25% representing first-time clientele.
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SVRA Vintage Racing Nationals 2014 – Report and Photos http://www.sportscardigest.com/svra-us-vintage-racing-national-championship-2014-report-photos/ http://www.sportscardigest.com/svra-us-vintage-racing-national-championship-2014-report-photos/#comments Mon, 13 Oct 2014 14:30:24 +0000 http://www.sportscardigest.com/?p=70493 The Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA) United States Vintage Racing National Championship was held October 8-12, 2014 at the 20-turn, 3.4 mile Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas. The 2nd year event saw a field of more than 350 entrants tackle the challenging road course that annually hosts the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix.

The field at the SVRA US Vintage Racing National Championship 2014 competed in 13 race groups and two enduros, with a national champion crowned in each class. The event featured close competition in all groups and showcased almost 100 years of historically significant automobiles.
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Happy 85th Birthday to Sir Stirling Moss http://www.sportscardigest.com/happy-85th-birthday-to-sir-stirling-moss/ http://www.sportscardigest.com/happy-85th-birthday-to-sir-stirling-moss/#comments Mon, 13 Oct 2014 13:00:19 +0000 http://www.sportscardigest.com/?p=70499 Sir Stirling Moss is an exceptional motor racing talent. Born September 17, 1929, Sir Stirling Craufurd Moss OBE is still going strong at a young 85, serving as Brand Ambassador for Mercedes-Benz, among many other duties that find him at events worldwide to the delight of his fans.

In the 1955 season, the Brit started out for Mercedes-Benz, racking up wins in the Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR in sports car races and in the Mercedes-Benz W 196 R in Formula 1.
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Ferrari F60 America Announced http://www.sportscardigest.com/ferrari-f60-america-announced/ http://www.sportscardigest.com/ferrari-f60-america-announced/#comments Fri, 10 Oct 2014 15:15:23 +0000 http://www.sportscardigest.com/?p=70511 To celebrate Ferrari’s 60th year in North America, Maranello has returned to its 1950s and ’60s tradition of producing limited edition, built-to-order cars. The result is the F60America, of which just 10 will be produced. According to Ferrari, the new car combines American clients’ two great passions – the V12 engine and open-top driving.

Ferrari said the decision to produce such a strictly limited edition pays homage to another great tradition. Just 10 F60Americas will be built as was the case, for example, with the 1967 275 GTS4 NART Spider, the open version of the 275 GTB4 that the importer, Luigi Chinetti, specifically requested from Enzo Ferrari for his US clients.
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CSRG Charity Challenge 2014 – Report and Photos http://www.sportscardigest.com/csrg-charity-challenge-2014-report-photos/ http://www.sportscardigest.com/csrg-charity-challenge-2014-report-photos/#comments Fri, 10 Oct 2014 14:00:58 +0000 http://www.sportscardigest.com/?p=70282 The 11th annual Classic Sports Racing Group (CSRG) Charity Challenge was held October 3-5, 2014 at the 12-turn, 2.52-mile Sonoma Raceway Sears Point in Sonoma, California. The event featured a strong field of more than 250 historic race cars, with pre-war, sports racing, production and GT entrants running in eight race groups. Open-wheel racers from Masters HGP and Formula 5000 Drivers Association were the featured classes at this year’s vintage car race.

Masters HGP joined the event with more than twenty Formula 1 cars from the 1970s to the early ’80s.
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