In what looks like a scene from a classic crime caper, dashcam footage captured the moment a stolen 1967 Morris Minor outfoxed the police car that was chasing it through a British town on Nov. 10. The red coupe can be seen speeding down a two-lane street — with its hazard lights on for some reason — then running a red light into an intersection.
We get our fair share of great cars here in the U.S., but there always seem to be a few desirable models just outside of our grasp in Asia or Europe. Import laws make it difficult in most cases to buy the car you want from overseas and bring it stateside — especially true for the Japanese auto market, home to prominent automakers with vehicles over the years that enthusiasts in America could only salivate over.
Gary Cerveny, a noted car collector and enthusiast with a shop in Malibu, California — highlighted in a Hot Rod article from a few years ago — reportedly lost his entire 30-plus car collection in the latest California wildfires. That’s according to friends from the Old Crow Speed Shop on Instagram. Of particular interest is the destruction of the one-of-a-kind Norman Timbs Special streamlined custom.
The Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving closed its doors Nov. 12, slightly more than a month after the school filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
The news was confirmed by a spokesman for the school. A call to the school’s president and CEO, Patricia Bondurant, was not immediately returned.
There was no immediate word on why the decision was made to close the school. The spokesman said more details would likely be released in the coming days.
The 2019 Goodwood Members Meeting will feature an all-new race for pre-1930 vintage racing cars, titled the John Duff Trophy.
An inductee of the Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame, and one of the first “Bentley Boys,” John Duff was not only the first Canadian to compete in the Le Mans 24 Hours, but the only Canadian to take overall victory there, winning the 1924 race for Bentley alongside Frank Clement. As well as his Le Mans triumph, he held over 50 World Records in both speed and endurance.