Mecum Auctions has a long history with sales in Las Vegas. It’s motorcycle division — formerly MidAmerica Motorcycles — staged its first Vegas vintage bike sale in 1991. In 2015, some 3,000 people attended Mecum’s auction of the Jim Rogers Classic Car Museum collection in Las Vegas.
From Nov. 16-18, Mecum Auctions will be back in Las Vegas for the first of what figures to be annual collector car sales.
Since 1981, the Sportscar Vintage Racing Association has toured America with a damn cool selection of classic racers for fans to enjoy. One big advantage of this series, aside from the stack of vintage race cars bumping and rubbing over the weekend, is the fact that the entry is as cheap as $10 per day, complete with an open paddock for fans to see the cars up close. For the fifth year, SVRA visited Austin’s Circuit of The Americas this past weekend, bringing fans hundreds of race cars spread over a dozen classes, with something for everyone.
"What sound does daddy's car make?" Michael Bream asked his son, Eli. The two-year-old paused for a moment. "Vroom," he said.
"No, that's not it," Bream said. Something clicked inside Eli and he made another, softer noise. "Woosh." Bream nodded. Bream's car and the classic hot rods his shop modifies don't sound like normal vehicles when you race them on the highway. That's because they run completely electric — no gas required.
The Dix Mille Tours du Castellet 2017 was held Oct. 20-22 at Circuit Paul Ricard in Le Castellet, France. Spectators shared their common passion at the 8th annual historic car racing event that featured seven grids on the 25-turn, 3.64-mile track near Marseille.
The Dix Mille Tours has been on the Peter Auto calendar of events since 2010. The entrants eagerly await this rendezvous due to the quality of the infrastructure at the Paul Ricard circuit, as well as the technical challenge posed by its layout. The wide run-off areas that border the track give the drivers, whether experienced or not, the opportunity to go pedal to the metal at the wheel of cars that are of great historic value.
For the better part of a century, Porsche has been the world's most successful manufacturer of race cars. From the top step of Le Mans to countless local tracks, Porsche wins races and championships — and will continue to for years to come. With Porsche entering Formula E and rumors flying about Porsche engines coming to Formula 1 for the 2021 season, now is an interesting and apt time to look back at Porsche's history in top-level single-seaters.