Long Beach Sports Car Grand Prix

sports car grand prix

If you are not able to attend this sports car race, it will be televised……

The International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) today released a 25-car entry list for the BUBBA burger Sports Car Grand Prix at Long Beach on Saturday, April 16, Round 3 of the 2016 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship – See more at:

http://www.imsa.com/articles/bubba-burger-sports-car-grand-prix-long-beach-features-25-cars

The stunning Ferrari in the desert

california Ferrari

With no traffic on the road to speak of, I suppose Dubai is the ideal place to race a fastsports car….

Dubai, 28 January 2016 – Ferrari pays tribute to the deep-rooted traditions of the Middle East Region with “Deserto Rosso”, a breathtaking video showcasing the majestic beauty of the desert celebrated by the stunning design of its cars.

http://auto.ferrari.com/en_EN/news-events/news/ferrari-reveals-deserto-rosso/

Memorial Day weekend – Rent a Ford Shelby GT-H

Ford Shelby GT-H

Check out what Hertz Adrenaline Collection is offering this Memorial day….

To celebrate the 50th anniversary Ford and Shelby have announced a limited edition Shelby GT-H will be available to rent through the Hertz Adrenaline Collection starting Memorial Day weekend. Just 140 cars will be produced and they can be rented at select airports throughout the United States.

http://thesportscarguys.com/2016/03/23/you-can-rent-a-ford-shelby-gt-h-starting-memorial-day-weekend/

A beautifully restored vintage Ferrari 225E

1952-Ferrari-225E

There is a little bit of racing history that this sports car made in its youth…..

A 1952 Ferrari 225E, chassis 0178, was recently restored after two years of work by the Ferrari Classiche department in Maranello, Italy. The project was a great challenge for Classiche as the car, which belongs to an Argentinean collector, arrived at the Ferrari factory in a terrible state of repair, having been partially destroyed in a fire.

<http://www.sportscardigest.com/ferrari-225e-gets-new-lease-on-life/

Catch up on the sports car racing news

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Check out the latest news on the racing circuits around the world….

It was quite an impressive field that gathered at Paul Ricard recently for the first ELMS test in 2016. 42 cars, with all three classes, LMP2, the new LMP3 and LMGTE showing up. During two days of testing in mainly dry conditions – apart from the last hour of day 2 – and with temperatures up to 17 degrees, they already gave a nice impression about what to expect of the coming season which will start at 15th/16th of April at Silverstone during the WEC weekend.

<http://sportscarracingnews.com/2016/03/25/race-performance-promising-start-into-the-2016-elms-season/

The Retro-Classics show in its 16th year

priceless memories

This show was held on March 17 – 20,2016 in the 125,000+ square foot Messe Stuttgart hall…

http://www.classicandsportscar.com/news/classic-car-events/priceless-rarities-meet-modern-classics-in-stuttgart

Race photos Goodwood Members Meeting March 2016

Ford GT40 Mk1 race

Held in West Sussex, England, March 19-20, 2016 – trophy named in honour of a former British owner….

Similar to 2014 and 2015, Sports Car Digest also documented the 2016 Goodwood Members Meeting, with Senior Photographer Tim Scott offering images from the Alan Mann Trophy race for pre-1966 Ford GT40 Mk1 models. We split up Tim’s pictures into two galleries. The first gallery starting below features our favorite images, all displayed in the full-width view of Sports Car Digest, while the second gallery and race results can be found on the last page of the article and gives a comprehensive view of all the photographs.

<http://www.sportscardigest.com/goodwood-members-meeting-2016-ford-gt40-race-photos/

Is age a factor in sports car racing – guess again

formula 5000

These gents have some interesting bragging rights, they could write some interesting books….

Both drivers boast glittering racing careers. Smith, now in his 58th consecutive year of motorsport, is a three-times winner both of the New Zealand Grand Prix and Lady Wigram Trophy, as well as being a two-times winner of the New Zealand Motor Cup.

http://www.classicandsportscar.com/news/historic-motor-sport/lifelong-racing-rivals-to-clash-at-phillip-island

Japan’s Custom Sports Cars

sports car Kyushu Danji NSX

I suppose a auto smart person could take a basic car and rebuild it to his satisfaction from parts manufactured by car makers….

Take the Kyushu Danji NSX for example – a machine that only shows up at Tsukuba Circuit a couple of times a year as its owner lives at the opposite end of the country. The first time I came across the Honda was back in February 2011 when it largely still resembled a street-tuned car. It already had widened bodywork, but not anywhere as extreme as the GT500-inspired aero outfit it wears these days. Of course, everything you see around the car and underneath it too is brutally functional.

http://www.speedhunters.com/2016/03/boost-evolution-kyushu-danji-nsx/

A 1971 Lamborghini Miura SV restoration

1971 lamborghini

Buying vintage cars and restoring them is becoming very popular, so much so that manufactures are jumping on the bandwagon…

Lamborghini is fitting in at the annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, trotting out a fully restored 1971 Miura SV. This is not just any Miura, though. It’s been the subject of a complete restoration courtesy of Sant’Agata’s young restoration arm, PoloStorico.

http://www.autoblog.com/2016/03/11/1971-lamborghini-miura-sv-polostoricos-restoration/