Former Formula 1 racer Karun Chandhok has been named as an official driver for Williams's Heritage division, with his debut at this week's Goodwood Festival of Speed. Chandhok will carry out testing and public demonstrations of Williams's historic racing cars, which date back to its first F1 season in 1977. He has sampled several of the cars at other events and his first official appearance in his new role will involve taking a 1983 FW08C and 1990 FW13B up the Goodwood hill. He will also act as a driver coach to customers of Williams Heritage, who have bought a running car and use the division to run and maintain it.
Ford is back atop the podium at Le Mans after a fierce battle June 19 with archrival Ferrari.
Celebrating 50 years since its historic Ford GT40 victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans sports car race in 1966, the Blue Oval beat Ferrari by over a minute to the checkered flag in the GTE-Pro class.
The 24 Hours of Le Mans holds a special place in our hearts. More than any other race, it's a crucible in which new technology is forged, technology that's directly relevant to the cars you or I drive on the road. And for 23 hours and 57 minutes, this year's race belonged to Toyota Gazoo Racing, which put on a fine show with its pair of TS050 hybrid race cars. But racing can be a cruel, cruel sport and this year was crueler than most.
We may be nearing the close of the age of the motor car as we know it. What started in 1886 when a Benz first traveled through the streets of Germany may be coming to an end. Soon we may have the first true "auto" mobiles on our roads — driverless cars. In the first part of this article
, we looked back on this history of the automobile and car collecting. Here in the second part, we'll look at the international values for cars by era as well as the future of car collecting.
The famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indiana hosted the third annual Brickyard Vintage Racing Invitational June 16-19. Over 300 entries showed up for the vintage car races sanctioned by Sportscar Vintage Racing Association.
The Brickyard Invitational is one of the most unique events in the vintage racing world. Races are run in the 2.43-mile, 14-turn road course, yet there are also sessions run on the classic 2.5-mile oval where the 100th running of the Indy 500 took place only three weeks ago. This requires configuring the track from a clockwise to a counter clockwise rotation, which takes about 30 minutes. Though the oval runs are not competitive, it’s a real thrill for the drivers (and spectators) to experience.