Formula One Sports Car racing – you should know

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How Formula One Racing Started

Formula One racing establishes the requirements for automobile racing. It has a lengthy history and continues to expand and transform as the sport progresses.

Often referred to as Grand Prix racing, Formula One racing is the top class of motor sports in the world. The title Formula One racing refers to the rules, or “formula” that all cars and participants in this Grand Prix racing feature must follow.

Over the years the Grand Prix racing venues have expanded around the globe. The Grand Prix racing season lasts from March through October each year.

Grand Prix racing developed out of the early 1900s European Grand Prix racing events. The first Formula One World Championship race was held in England in 1950. Formula One World Championships are now awarded in two divisions, one for the driver and one for the constructor, or builder, of the race car.

Typically Grand Prix racing circuits consist of at least one straight stretch of road. Currently, Grand Prix races are held on circuits specifically designed for Formula One racing. This Grand Prix racing continues to be held on street circuits including Circuit de Monaco and in Montreal, Melbourne.

The cars used for Grand Prix racing are a cross between modern automotive design and the aerodynamic feature of a jet plane. Despite the advanced design, Grand Prix racing relies on fuel nearly identical to regular automotive gas.

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Grand Prix auto racing attracts followers from all over the world. Television broadcasting of Formula One racing connects with over 200 nations and millions of audiences. This rise in race enthusiasts has helped make Grand Prix auto racing well-liked with sponsors who see their financial investment with the racing crews as a marketing/merchandising plus.

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A preview of the upcoming Spring Classic auto auction in Indiana

1967-Shelby-427-Cobra

This Mecum auction company appears to be doing a number of auto auctions on a yearly basis…..

The Mecum Original Spring Classic 2016 auction will be held May 17-21 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis. Dana Mecum’s 29th annual Spring Classic sale will be headlined by muscle cars, Corvettes and individual collections among an estimated 2,000 vehicles at the five-day Indy event.

<http://www.sportscardigest.com/mecum-original-spring-classic-2016-auction-preview/

An Art Car to be given away for charity

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There are some more art cars featured in this article – quite unusual….but artsy.

Bentley will donate a special Continental GT art car designed by Sir Peter Blake to an auction at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this summer, in the hope of raising thousands of pounds for charity.

http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/sir-peter-blake%E2%80%99s-bentley-continental-gt-your-favourite-art-car

The stunning Ferrari in the desert

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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/

A beautifully restored vintage Ferrari 225E

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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/

A 1971 Lamborghini Miura SV restoration

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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/

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

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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/

The latest Fiskens Rotromobile sports car show

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Probably a very good collection of rare, vintage sports cars dating back in history….

The 41st edition of Retromobile in Paris, Europe’s largest classic car show, featured a great selection of displays at the Porte de Versailles Exhibition Centre. Among the 450 vendors, the exhibit from Fiskens stood out for the depth of quality cars.

<http://www.sportscardigest.com/significant-cars-at-2016-retromobile/

The Cavallino classics show – report

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There are some rally nice pictures of these beautiful class sports cars, ahhh, red, one of my favorite colors….

The Cavallino Classic Sports Sunday 2016 was held January 25th at Mar-a-Lago, the Marjorie Merriweather Post mansion in Palm Beach, Florida. The last event of the larger Palm Beach Cavallino Classic, the one-day event featured American, Italian, French, British and German classics on the show field at Mar-a-Lago.

<http://www.sportscardigest.com/cavallino-classic-sports-sunday-2016-report-and-photos/

Thinking about a new Corvette – looking for a test drive

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You must be dreaming about owning a beautiful, fast sports car – check this 2016 Corvette review….

As a man in his late 40’s that was born and raised in the U.S.A. and whose favorite music includes Bruce Springsteen and The Eagles, I’m pretty sure I fall into the primary market segment for a Corvette Convertible. Paying attention to the type of men actually driving Corvette’s bears this out, as I can’t remember the last time I saw someone driving a Corvette who wasn’t a middle-aged white guy.

http://www.sportscarinsider.com/the-edge/2016/1/18/test-drive-2016-corvette-convertible.html