January 2012 Blog Posts (21)

Donnington Park

Track day at Donnington Park, visited the F.1. Tom Wheatcroft collection, had photos taken in front of the Senna & Fangio bronze memorial at the circuit entrance. My motoring jackets, Senna double CD, Morgan memorabilia etc.

Added by Geoffrey George Weiner on January 30, 2012 at 8:56am — No Comments

RM Auction Corvette #005 sells for $445,500



Photo courtesy RM Auctions

Illustrating the depth of the top-end sales at the recent RM Auctions event at the glamorous Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix,…

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Added by Stephen Page on January 27, 2012 at 10:24am — No Comments

Results for the 2012 Barrett-Jackson Auction in Scottsdale, AZ

DSC 0935 Version 2 295x196 Barrett Jackson Scottsdale 2012 Auction Results

Barrett-Jackson held its 41st annual Arizona auction at WestWorld of Scottsdale on January 15-22, 2012, resulting in more than $92 million in sales.

Top sale at the 2012 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction went a 1948 Tucker Torpedo from the Ron Pratte…

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Added by Stephen Page on January 24, 2012 at 5:04pm — No Comments

Tucker - Top sale at Barrett-Jackson at $2.915 million



Photo courtesy Barrett-Jackson

When noted collector Ron Pratte consigned his Tucker #1043 at this past weekend’s Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, there was speculation that it could achieve a new world record for the famed make. Tucked within the auction company’s 5000 Series, or best-of-the-best, the…

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Added by Stephen Page on January 24, 2012 at 4:57pm — No Comments

Vic Elford And The Vacuum Cleaner

© Andrew S. Hartwell

By Andrew S. Hartwell  Reprinted from www.ashautomobilia.com

Among the many legends of motor racing there stands two men, working on opposite sides of the Atlantic ocean, who brought innovation to the race track time and again.  In Europe, that man was Colin Chapman.  His work with the Lotus Grand…

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Added by Stephen Page on January 24, 2012 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

RM Auctions - Arizona 2012 – Auction Results

1957 Ferrari 410 Superamerica1 295x196 RM Auctions Arizona 2012 Auction Results

RM Auctions held its 2012 Automobiles of Arizona sale on January 19-20 at the Arizona Biltmore Resort in Phoenix, resulting in $25.5 million in sales and an 89% sell-through rate.

The 13th annual RM Auctions Arizona sale saw 140 automobiles cross…

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Added by Stephen Page on January 23, 2012 at 5:43pm — No Comments

Gooding & Company - Scottsdale Auction Results

Gooding & Company Achieves Great Success at its Scottsdale Auctions with an

Outstanding 98% Sold and $39.8 Million in Sales

For the fifth consecutive year, Gooding & Company Sells the Most Valuable Car of Arizona Auction Week –

the $4.62 million 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Alloy Gullwing

13 World Records Established

Two Cars Sold…

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Added by Stephen Page on January 23, 2012 at 5:03pm — No Comments

Lola T210 T212

I am Writting the history on every chassis # for the Lola T210 and T212.

I start from the Factory delivery log book.

the first car arrive in the US was the serie T212 in 1971. it is east to trace the history for the first 2-4 years until the cars was not competitive any more on the international race and turn to the SCCA regional championship.

A lot of seconf hanbd car T210 and T212 was imported in the 75-85 for that purpose , until the historic race started to reopen…

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Added by Pierre Dutoya on January 21, 2012 at 9:51am — No Comments

Registration Open for MAZDASPEED Pro Challenge Class

Skip Barber Racing School is proud to announce registration is now open for the Skip Barber Racing School MAZDASPEED Pro Challenge class in the 2012 SCCA Pro Racing Playboy Mazda MX-5 Cup Series. Only eleven spots are available for application for racers who have completed five or more Skip Barber MAZDASPEED Challenge race weekends. With eleven races split up over eight race weekends at legendary…

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Added by Stephen Page on January 20, 2012 at 1:58pm — No Comments

Headliners at RM Auctions Amelia Island 2012

1934 Packard Twelve Convertible Victoria 295x196 Headline Offerings at RM Auctions Amelia Island 2012

1934 Packard Twelve Convertible Victoria

RM Auctions returns to the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Amelia Island, Florida on March 10, 2012 for its annual Amelia Island…

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Added by Stephen Page on January 19, 2012 at 11:39am — No Comments

Five special cars from Ron Pratte’s collection set to cross the block at Barrett-Jackson



Tucker #1043. Photos courtesy Barrett-Jackson

The big Scottsdale auction week is finally here, now with six companies set to to drop the hammer on literally thousands of collector cars in a mere handful of days. In typical fashion, Barrett-Jackson was the first to usher cars through the stage lights, and it’s here where we’ve been alerted to the probable sale of this…

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Added by Stephen Page on January 19, 2012 at 11:15am — No Comments

Monza Four Hours - The Coppa Intereuropa Revival - June 2, 2012

Innovative organiser of the Coppa Intereuropa Jason Wright will shake up the Monza meeting this year with a four-hour race echoing the famous Monza 1000kms of the ‘60s and ‘70s. The Monza 1000 km race was for many years the highlight of the Italian season, often eclipsing in popularity the Italian GP. The same cars will be eligible now that were eligible then.

Essentially an extension of the 1000km series for pre-1972 prototypes, this will be one of the rounds counting towards the…

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Added by Stephen Page on January 18, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

First Saab automobile among the 123 cars being sold from Saab’s museum



Photo courtesy Saab

It’s a wrap. India’s Tata, ostensibly the savior of Jaguar, has been sniffing around Saab a little, but that’s a faint hope at best for the brand. By Friday, it’ll be too late by far for their physical heritage, as Swedish bankruptcy administrator…

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Added by Stephen Page on January 18, 2012 at 9:52am — 1 Comment

GRAND-AM Sports Car Series for the first time at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

On Friday, July 27, 2012, Indianapolis 500 fans will see the GRAND-AM Sports Car Series for the first time at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.  



The Rolex Sports Car Series is the top circuit sanctioned by GRAND-AM, whose drivers and teams will practice, qualify and race all on the same day on the 2.534-mile IMS road course. Many of the teams and drivers of the famed Indianapolis 500 compete in this series during their offseason, or at other stages in their careers. Those drivers…

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Added by Stephen Page on January 17, 2012 at 2:49pm — No Comments

Living Fast and Dying Young - Motor racing's golden age

[LIMIT1] Klemantaski Collection/Getty Images

Stirling Moss takes a hairpin in the 1961 Monte Carlo Grand Prix.

When two-time…

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Added by Bill Tudor on January 16, 2012 at 6:23pm — No Comments

The VW Story - What a Long Strange Trip

At the Berlin Auto Show in February 1939, Adolph Hitler delivered a speech decrying the increasing number of car accidents on the streets of Germany. For a man planning annihilation and world-wide domination, traffic safety would seem an odd preoccupation, but such was the Führer's…

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Added by Bill Tudor on January 16, 2012 at 6:04pm — 1 Comment

Mercedes 300 SL - Great Restoration Story

When Mercedes-Benz rolled out its new-for-2013 SL at the North American International Auto Show on Monday, it would’ve been really cool to show off the very first SL ever produced, in order to…

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Added by Stephen Page on January 12, 2012 at 9:41am — No Comments

La Peugeot 908 HDi FAP - de Monza 2007 à Road Atlanta 2011

Je viens de publier un livre électronique concernant la Peugeot 908 HDi FAP intitulé "La Peugeot 908 HDi FAP - de Monza 2007 à Road Altanta 2011".

Cet e-book est disponible sur la plateforme de téléchargement Smashwords.com et en plusieurs formats (pour iPad - iPhone - iPad, en format pdf ou encore pour la liseuse Kindle d'Amazon).



Je vous propose…

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Added by Damien Jacquier on January 5, 2012 at 11:34am — No Comments

Six Lola F5000 Tubs Discovered in Michigan

lola pic 1 285x160 Six Lola F5000 Tubs Discovered in Michigan It’s not everyday that one comes across a vintage race car in the back of a garage or shop, but veteran F5000 driver Eric Haga has managed just that by finding and procuring six vintage Lola F5000 tubs, as well as several other key parts to go along with the monocoques. 

Eric is no stranger to…

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Added by Stephen Page on January 4, 2012 at 4:06pm — No Comments

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