Jamiroquai’s lead singer Jay Kay has never made any bones about his love for exotic cars. Hell, many of his songs are either about his favourite cars or feature them in the videos — Black Devil Car, anyone? Now, the exuberant pop star has decided to part ways with three cars from his current stable, entrusting Bonhams with finding them happy new homes. Kay is a true automotive connoisseur, having owned over 100 cars including Ferrari 275s, Lamborghini Miuras and myriad Porsche 911s. (Image: Classic Driver)
Hollywood’s “hero” cars are often desirable vehicles in their own right, but some receive an undeniable boost from their time on the silver screen. These five icons will be familiar to any car or film buff, and they certainly got a little help from their time in the spotlight.
According to British insurance marketplace Compare the Market, these cars have enjoyed a bigger bump in value than any other collectibles after appearing in film. (Image: Motor Authority)
Following a dispute with the FIA about the homologation of his 250 LM sports car in late 1964, Enzo Ferrari audaciously handed in his team’s competition license and vowed that his cars would never race in Italian red again. His frenzy was short lived but nonetheless, his cars contested the last two races of the Formula 1 season under the banner of Luigi Chinetti’s North American Racing Team and were painted white and blue. In finishing second at the Mexican Grand Prix, John Surtees became the first man to win a World Championship on two and four wheels and the only Ferrari driver to clinch a Formula 1 title in a car not painted red. (Image: Classic Driver)
American sports-car racing fans woke up to surprising news this morning — the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) is headed to Circuit of the Americas next February. The WEC was supposed to race at Interlagos for the Six Hours of São Paolo on Feb. 1, but the series said in a statement that issues with the local promoter forced it to look for a new race venue.
This marks the return of the Lone Star Le Mans to the WEC calendar for the first time since 2017.
The six-hour race will be held on Feb. 23, which was chosen so as not to clash with the Super Bowl (Feb. 2) and the Formula E weekend in Mexico (Feb. 14-15).
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