Pur Sang Argentina – An Introduction

Pur Sang 8C 308

By Rick Carey, Auction Editor | Photos by author and Rhonda Kiblinger Wind back the clock on your DeLorean to 1930 or so, eighty-plus years ago. Your [great] grandparents might still have been dancing the Charleston. It was the time of Machine Age design. Craftsmanship, dedication, style, design and ingenuity were its hallmarks. It persists today at Pur Sang in Paraná, Entre Rios, Argentina. And it is … [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...]

Remembering Jack Brabham (1926 – 2014)

Jack Brabham in the #17 Cooper-Climax at the 1961 Indy 500

Sir Jack Brabham AO, OBE, triple Formula 1 World Champion, has died at the age of 88. Sir Jack passed away peacefully at his Gold Coast, Australia, home on Monday 19th May 2014. Formula 1 World Champion in 1959, 1960 and 1966 and double Constructors' Champion (1966 and 1967), Sir Jack was one of the most accomplished drivers and team owners in the history of the sport. The first driver to be knighted for services … [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...]

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...]

Vic Elford Named 2014 Sebring 12 Hours Grand Marshal

Elford in the pits at Sebring in 1971. He and co-driver Gerard Larrousse would pilot a Porsche 917 to victory in the 12-hour race. Photo courtesy of Vic and Anita Elford.

By Louis Galanos | Photos as credited The Sebring International Raceway has announced that legendary British driver Vic Elford will be honored as Grand Marshal at the 62nd running of America's oldest and most prestigious sports car race, the 12 Hours of Sebring. This year's race will be held on March 15, 2014. Born in London, England in 1935, Victor Henry Elford's three-decades long career in motorsports … [Read more...]

Hurley Haywood Receives 2014 RRDC Phil Hill Award

Hurley Haywood and Bobby Rahal

Hurley Haywood, winner of more endurance classics than any other driver in racing history, was honored by the Road Racing Drivers Club with the 2014 Phil Hill Award. RRDC president Bobby Rahal presented Haywood with the award at a dinner prior to the running of the Rolex 24 at Daytona, the season opener of the 2014 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship. The Phil Hill Award has been presented annually since 1993 to … [Read more...]

Remembering Andy Granatelli (1923 – 2013)

Andy Granatelli talking to Mario Andretti before the 1969 Indy 500

He was, without doubt, one of the most dominant and iconic personalities in the history of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. An innovator, tireless promoter and public relations genius, the flamboyant, larger-than-life Andy Granatelli succumbed to congestive heart failure Sunday, December 29th, 2013 in a Santa Barbara, California, hospital. He was 90. … [Read more...]

Classic Car Auction Yearbook 2012-2013 – Book Review

Classic Car Auction 2012-2013 cover

Review by Rick Carey, Auction Editor It isn’t until page 12 of the 2012-2013 Classic Car Auction Yearbook that authors Adolfo Orsi and Raffaele Gazzi slip in the paragraph that defines their conservative, reasoned take on the 2012-2013 auction results: “The question is: Are we at the crest of a wave with some of these high prices? Those who have been so kind to read our comments over the years probably noted … [Read more...]

Enzo Ferrari Museum F1 Exhibit – Photo Gallery

1956 Lancia Ferrari D50 and 1954 Mercedes-Benz W196, both world championship title winners at the hands of Juan Manuel Fangio

Museo Casa Enzo Ferrari, the Modena, Italy-based museum that opened in 2012 on the site of the house in which Enzo Ferrari himself was born in 1898, is now focusing on the pinnacle of open wheel racing with its current exhibit, entitled "Grand Prix: the Formula 1 Championship Single-Seaters". The exhibition centers on twenty Formula One cars that helped revolutionize the sport during the years 1950 to 1994, in … [Read more...]

RRDC Elects New Members for 2013

Bobby Rahal, Bob Garretson and Brian Redman celebrate in victory lane after winning the 1981 race by a margin of 13 laps. (photo: Bob Harmeyer)

Thirty-seven race-car drivers and motorsports professionals have been voted into the Road Racing Drivers Club in 2013. The group includes 13 Regular Members from the open-wheel and sports-car racing ranks, 20 Associate Members and four Honorary Members. The current roster of RRDC members now numbers 440. Voting was held among all current RRDC members. "This year's crop of new Regular Members truly represents the … [Read more...]

RM Auctions Art of the Automobile – Photo Gallery

1964 Ferrari 250 LM

The RM Auctions and Sotheby's Art of the Automobile sale and exhibition was staged November 18-21, 2013 in New York City. The first major collector car auction to be held in Manhattan in over a decade saw 31 automobiles and two motorcycles vehicles cross the auction block. With the auction cars presented within a gallery setting on the 10th floor of Sotheby’s New York City headquarters, this groundbreaking sale … [Read more...]

60 Years of Super Sports Cars at Porsche Museum

60 Years of Super Sports Cars from Porsche

With timeless classics such as the 356 and the 911, Porsche has been cultivating a unique reputation in the automotive world since 1948. Yet during the past six decades, Porsche has also managed to consistently develop highly exclusive super sport scars, many of which will be on show at the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart, Germany until March 17, 2014, as part of a new special exhibition entitled "60 years of Super … [Read more...]

Remembering Kjell Qvale (1919 – 2013)

Kjell Qvale

Kjell Qvale passed away this weekend in San Francisco at the age of 94. "Mr. Q" was a pioneer for more than 67 years in the introduction of European sports cars for the Western United States. Qvale's passion for foreign vehicles inspired him to import MG, Volkswagen, Porsche, Audi, Maserati, along with virtually every other notable British manufacturer. He also ventured into manufacturing, producing his namesake … [Read more...]

Hurley Haywood to be Honored at Simeone Museum

Hurley Haywood

Three-time Le Mans winner Hurley Haywood will receive the sixth annual “Spirit of Competition” Award on November 20th, 2013, at a gala fundraising dinner at the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Past recipients of the award include Mario Andretti, Janet Guthrie, John Fitch, Craig Breedlove and Sam Posey. “Hurley Haywood has won more of the ‘big three’ sports car endurance races … [Read more...]