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An Unforgettable Day with Porsche Legends

Trevor Ely in the Porsche RSR Carrera Turbo

By Trevor Ely After shoving an industrial-looking lever into what felt like it must have been first gear, I heard a familiar 'back-talk' from the small displacement flat six that surely provided a thrilling noise for the onlookers. As I entered a corner, I remembered that this clumsy-looking beast was a car that Zuffenhausen once claimed would be the way of the future for competitive 911s in sports car … [Read more...]

Alfa Romeo Giulia TZ2 – Driving Report

Alfa Romeo Giulia TZ2

Alfa TZ 2-Much - A Summer Friday Drive on the Monterey Peninsula By Rick Carey I got a chance to drive an Alfa Romeo Giulia TZ2, the ultimate postwar Alfa, at Monterey. The Monterey week is full of marvelous sights and sounds, but for the most part onlookers are just that, enthusiastic witnesses to an intermittent parade of Ferraris, Porsches, Mercedes-Benzes, Jaguars, Lotuses, Alfas, Allards, Delahayes, … [Read more...]

Historic Trans Am at Watkins Glen – Video

Historic Trans Am at Watkins Glen

Long before Sports Car Digest and the digital age, television shows such as Bud Lindemann’s Car and Track and ABC’s Wide World of Sports served as early mediums for racing coverage. We all take video for granted these days. Back then, footage was recorded and viewed at a later date. In-car cameras, helicopter fly-overs and the real-time results were unheard of. … [Read more...]

Goodwood Revival 2013 – Kenny Brack Ford GT40 Video

Goodwood Revival Ford GT40 Kenny Brack Video

Qualifying for the exclusively Ford GT40 race at the 2013 Goodwood Revival was held under wet conditions that made the 2.4-mile Goodwood Motor Circuit a decidedly slippery mess. Swedish driver Kenny Brack, winner of the 1999 Indianapolis 500 and the 1998 Indy Racing League Champion, seemingly shrugged off the track conditions. … [Read more...]

Goodwood Festival of Speed 2013 – Porsche Photo Gallery

1973 Porsche 911 RSR 2.8

The 50th Anniversary of the Porsche 911 was celebrated at the 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed, held July 11-14 at the Goodwood Hill Climb in England. For five decades, the Porsche 911 has been at the heart of the Porsche brand, and at the 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed, the iconic sports coupe took center stage. Soaring more than 110 feet into the sky, the ‘Central Feature’ sculpture, the tallest in the history … [Read more...]

Hurley Haywood with 1973 Sebring Porsche

1973 Sebring-Winning Porsche 911 RSR

Hurley Haywood was reunited with his bright yellow 1973 Porsche 911 RSR, car number 59, on the 40th Anniversary of his 12 Hours of Sebring win in 1973. Haywood, with multiple victories at Daytona and Le Mans as well as Sebring, is considered by many to be the world's most successful endurance driver. Throughout this video, produced by Porsche, he discusses the car, what makes Sebring so special, his back-to-back … [Read more...]

Jaguar Recreates Historic XK120 Sprint Test

Norman Dewis in the modified Jaguar XK120 MDU 254

Sixty years after Jaguar's legendary test driver Norman Dewis achieved a world record average flying mile speed of 172.4mph in a modified XK 120, Jaguar returned to Jabbeke, Belgium, on Saturday, March 2nd, 2013 for another sprint test, this time with a new Jaguar F-TYPE V8S and race driver Andy Wallace. Jaguar has a long-standing historical relationship with Jabbeke that began nearly sixty-four years ago. … [Read more...]

1964 Japan GP – Start of the Skyline Legend

1964 Skyline

For more than half a century, motor racing has drawn huge crowds in Japan, but for motorsports fans one race stands out – the 1964 Grand Prix meeting at Suzuka. That was the day the Skyline legend began. The participants in that year's GT-II race lined up on the grid, and among them was a team of Prince Motor Company Skyline GTs. They may have looked like little more than lightly modified sedans, but they were … [Read more...]

SVRA Sebring Spring Classic 2013 – Report and Photos

1965 Lola T70 Spyder

Report and photos by David Ferguson The SVRA Spring Vintage Classic 2013 was staged February 28 to March 3rd at the Sebring International Raceway in Sebring, Florida. A strong field of more than 200 entries participated in 14 sprint races and three enduros on the historic 3.74-mile, 17-turn circuit. The Florida weather was cold, windy and mostly cloudy all weekend long which made for surprisingly uncomfortable … [Read more...]

Pur Sang Type 35B – Driving Report

Bugatti Type 35 B

Report by Rick Carey, Auction Editor Think about a really good, solid, exterior door latch and lock, the precise snick as levers, springs and bolts slide into place. That’s the Pur Sang Type 35, an assemblage of meticulously cast, precisely machined, artfully formed and carefully fitted parts that communicate exactly what they’re doing, exactly what they’re experiencing, back into the driver’s hands, eyes, … [Read more...]

Monterey Motorsports Reunion 2012 – Video

Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion 2012 - Video Gallery

Sports Car Digest had three photographers documenting the 2012 running of the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, collectively bringing together hundreds of photos that expertly showcased the historic races from all angles. The only thing missing was noise, specifically hearing the historic race cars being run in anger. Therefore, in addition to Dennis Gray's report and photos, Tim Scott's Shelby Cobra race and … [Read more...]

Rennsport Reunion IV – Event Preview

1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 3.0, Targa Florio picture

The first-ever West Coast appearance of Porsche Rennsport Reunion IV will be held October 14-16, 2011 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Salinas, California. More than 350 Porsche race cars have been accepted to participate in the on-track racing during the 2011 Porsche Rennsport Reunion IV. They will tackle the 2.238-mile, 11-turn Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, where many of these same cars once turned a wheel in anger … [Read more...]

Gstaad Classic 2011 – Report and Photo Gallery

Ferrari 275 GTB

The biennial Gstaad Audemars Piguet Classic was held 31 August to 4 September 2011 in the Bernese Alps of Switzerland. Organized by Peter Auto, the second Gstaad Classic took place on three new courses on the winding roads of the Alps, punctuated by timed stages on closed roads around one of the most beautiful villages in Switzerland - Gstaad. The scenic village of Gstaad offered an exceptional base for … [Read more...]

Pebble Beach Tour d’Elegance 2011 – Photo Gallery

Ferrari GTO - Pebble Beach Tour d'Elegance 2011

The Pebble Beach Tour d’Elegance 2011 was held Thursday, August 18th, starting and ending at the Pebble Beach Equestrian Center in Pebble Beach, California. The annual scenic 60-mile trip around the Monterey Peninsula, held in association with the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, is open to vehicles that are participating in the 2011 Pebble Beach Concours on Sunday, August 21st. This year saw over 150 historic … [Read more...]