Did you catch the Le Mans 24 hours Rebellion Race

LE MANS 24 HOURS

Sports Car racing has become a very popular sport all over the world now, it can be difficult to attend them all….

The official Test Day for the 84th edition of the Le Mans 24 Hours was a productive one as the Swiss team’s Rebellion R-One AER cars set the fastest LMP1 Privateer times, and secured 7th and 8th fastest lap times overall.

<https://sportscarracingnews.com/2016/06/06/positive-le-mans-24-hours-test-day-for-rebellion-racing/

The Salon Prive – Woodstock, England – September 2016

salon prive

This will be a 3-day event, well catered to the very wealthy (I believe), plus about 80 supercars and 5,000 guest….

Salon Prive’s three-day format returns in 2016, commencing with the Chubb Insurance Concours d’Elegance Judging Day on Thursday 1st September. The celebrations continue with the Boodles Ladies’ Day on Friday 2nd September along with the Salon Prive Sale, before the Salon Prive Supercar Show finale on Saturday 3rd September.

<http://www.sportscardigest.com/salon-prive-2016-returns-blenheim-palace/

Blancpain GT Sprint Series at Misano/Italy

Blancpain GT Sprint Series

Looks like a lot of Sports Car racing going on this Saturday, probably much of it on TV…

The start of the Blancpain GT Sprint Serie at Misano/Italy did not really go according to the plans and wishes of Grasser Racing Team.

Already in the qualifying race on Saturday Mirko Bortolotti had to retire at the second lap of his stint due to technical problems.

<https://sportscarracingnews.com/2016/04/12/from-misano-to-oschersleben-new-race-new-chance-for-grasser-racing/

Sports Car racing in the 1960’s – some history

Racing in the early 60s

Some would say the 1960’s were the good old days, for me they were….

In 1962 I was a junior in high school and living in Nanticoke, Pennsylvania, a small anthracite coal mining town, on the Susquehanna River in north east Pennsylvania.

During the previous three summers my father would take my brothers and me to the Giants’ Despair Hillclimb just outside Wilkes-Barre where motorsports legends like Carroll Shelby, Roger Penske and Oscar Koveleski raced their Ferraris and Porsches. It was then I fell in love with sports car racing.

<http://www.sportscardigest.com/sebring-12-hour-h-bombs-planned-invasion-cuba/

Be sure to gear up for the 2016 Monaco Sotheby’s auction in May

1951-Ferrari-340

Monaco, land of beautiful people, sports car racing and an opportunity to buy the car of your dreams, collect your bags….

A headline offering at RM’s 2016 Monaco auction will be a 1951 Ferrari 340 America Touring Barchetta, chassis 0116/A. One of eight Touring-bodied 340 Americas, 0116/A retains its original engine and is recognised as one of the first big block V-12 racing Ferraris. This 340 America was sold new in 1951 to World War II hero and businessman Pierre Louis-Dreyfus, who immediately entered it in the Le Mans 24 Hours, where it was run by Ferrari’s North American Racing Team founder, Luigi Chinetti.

<http://www.sportscardigest.com/headline-entries-2016-rm-sothebys-monaco/

1000 miles over the Italian roads – racingMay 19 – 22

vintage sports car race

May 19 – 22, the 2016 Mille Miglia will be run with many vintage sports cars….

The 2016 Mille Miglia will be held 19-22 May on the secondary roads of Italy, running from Brescia to Rome and then back again. The 34th retrospective edition will see a field of 440 automobiles cover approximately 1,000 miles over the Italian roads.

<http://www.sportscardigest.com/field-set-2016-mille-miglia/

Ferrari on display in Geneva

Ferrari-california-t-tailor

This event opened n the first of March, there are many good pictures on display….

Also at Geneva: the Ferrari California T HS

Geneva, 1 March – Since the Geneva Show first opened its doors early this morning, it has been one of the most photographed cars at the entire event. Even when still draped in the traditional red wraps, the Ferrari GTC4Lusso attracted more curiosity than any other car at the show.

http://auto.ferrari.com/en_EN/news-events/news/also-geneva-california-t-hs/

Vintage Sports Cars Auction scheduled – Amelia Island

1937-Bugatti-auction

This auction is getting closer and closer – on March 10th, 2016….

The Bonhams Amelia Island 2016 Auction will be held Thursday, March 10 at the Fernandina Beach Golf Club on Amelia Island, Florida. More than 80 automobiles will be offered at Bonhams’ 2nd annual sale held during the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance Week, in addition to selected automobilia.

<http://www.sportscardigest.com/bonhams-amelia-island-2016-auction-preview/

Porsche vs Porsche

porsche 718 boxter

If you love the Porsche Boxsters, here is a comparison of the new vs the old…..

The Boxster has always been powered by naturally aspirated flat-six engines, that is until this new generation. In many ways all that the engine powering the 718 shares with the 986 is the 2.5-liter size that you find in the 718 S model.

http://thesportscarguys.com/2016/02/29/comparing-the-porsche-718-boxster-to-the-first-generation-986-boxtser/

Like the Bizzarrini 5300 SI Spyders – check them out in March 2016

spiders three

After glancing through this article, these are pretty rare and nicely designed….

A trio of Bizzarrini 5300 SI Spiders will be featured at the 2016 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, scheduled for March 11-13 in Amelia Island, Florida. A special class of Italian Bizzarrinis will honor and commemorate the marque’s 50th anniversary.

<http://www.sportscardigest.com/bizzarrini-spider-display-2016-amelia-island-concours/