I absolutely love the Monaco Historic Grand Prix. The biennial event allows spectators trackside and at home to watch racing machinery up to 97 years old compete on a street circuit that has been in use for over 90 years. This also creates the opportunity for million-dollar vintage racing cars to crash into Armco barriers. Though, you would never expect to see the current Formula One points leader put a 1970s Ferrari F1 car’s rear wing into the barriers.
Long touted as one of America’s favorite cars and affectionately called Chevy Bel Air, the 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air is an American icon that most of us associate with the careless, cool days when Elvis Presley was the King and Rock 'n' Roll reigned supreme. Given the success of the Chevy, it is hardly surprising that the King of Rock 'n' Roll himself has showed up in this royal car during the 1957 annual Christmas parade in Austin. More recently, in a segment of “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee,” Jerry Seinfeld tried to impress his guest Steve Harvey by showing up in a 1957 Chevy Bel Air convertible. Foreseeably, even entertainment kings love this beautiful car.
The Jaguar E-Type, previously regarded as a star of the classic car market, is falling out of favour as collectors shun it and other traditional classics for younger vehicles from the 1990s.
Red Bull has so far appeared to favour a lower downforce approach to each track, maximising top speed at the expense of performance through corners. Ferrari, on the other hand, has until now opted for a higher downforce solution that means it loses out in the speed traps but is better in the turns and should deliver improved tyre degradation.
For those looking for a sports car with doors that don’t just pop out but also up but lack the cash for a Koenigsegg, today’s Nice Price or No Dice Alfa should be a godsend. The rest of us will have to get past those doors and focus on whether the price pops as well.