March 2011 Blog Posts (9)

Porsche 500 and 550A

   The Porsche 550 and 550A 

By Dom Miliano

 

            When it came out, many automotive writers were falling over themselves trying to be the first to show pictures and write stories about Porsche's new Boxster. But I always like to look back to see where inspiration comes from so let me put things into historic perspective by taking a look at the 1950's Porsche Spyders that serve as its…

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Added by Dom Miliano on March 29, 2011 at 9:58am — No Comments

One on One with Derek Bell

Interview With One Of Racing's Greats: Derek Bell

by

Dom Miliano

                Derek Bell is one of the most successful sports car drivers in history.  His career spans three decades and is highlighted by 5 wins at one of the most difficult races in the sport of motorcar racing - Le Mans.  To the casual fan, his name is probably most closely associated with Porsche or with his occasional duties as…

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Added by Dom Miliano on March 25, 2011 at 6:38am — No Comments

Concorso Italiano - Friday August 19, 2011

Concorso Italiano ~ A Celebration of Italian Style
Laguna Seca Golf Ranch - Monterey, CA

August 19th, 2011 •…
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Added by Stephen Page on March 23, 2011 at 7:39pm — No Comments

Mid-Life Crisis Racing - Especially for you Porsche Guys and Gals

Mid-Life Crisis Racing

by

Dom Miliano

     I'm a sucker for old race cars, especially old Porsche race cars.  Unlike today's automotive designs, where aerodynamics dictates the look of a racer, thirty years ago a car's shape was more a reflection of the builder's instincts than anything else.  Back then, fast cars had swoopy metal fenders, ignitions with points, Italian carburetors and treaded tires that were closer in…

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Added by Dom Miliano on March 23, 2011 at 11:01am — No Comments

Drivers Say The Silliest Things



Silly Things Race Car Drivers Say

by

Dom Miliano

Some say the silly season starts after the last checkered flag has…

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Added by Dom Miliano on March 23, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance - Book Tickets Now :-))

Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

Once each year, on the third Sunday in August, about 200 of the most prized collector cars and motorcycles in the world roll onto what is often called the best finishing h*** in golf — the famed eighteenth fairway at Pebble Beach. Tire meets…

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Added by Stephen Page on March 15, 2011 at 11:08am — No Comments

Kurtis 500



Just wanted to see if anyone knows the whereabouts of my father's ( Robert Domito) Kurtis he raced in 1953-54 at southern cal events.

This one was distinguished by the beautiful flowing fenders done by a shop in San Francisco that replaced the bicycle fenders. I believe it also had a Chrysler V8 at the time.

 

Any clues or hints would be appreciated.

 

Mark

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Added by Mark Domiteaux on March 9, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Found: Front-drive Fifties mystery

Found: Front-drive Fifties mystery

So what does everybody make of this? We recently heard from George Albright of Ocala, Florida, who has sent us photos of some of the unusual cars he’s bought in the past, and who just recently bought this, well, vehicle, with only the vaguest idea of…

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Added by Stephen Page on March 9, 2011 at 3:03pm — No Comments

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