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September 24, 2020

Racecar Blog

A Connoisseur’s Monterey Car Week – 2017

Wherein a motoring scribe describes four days in the motoring paradise that is Monterey Car Week. Thursday of Monterey Car Week is the day of the Tour d'Elegance where many of the cars scheduled to be on display at the Pebbie Beach Concours … [Read more...]

Raced By Bruce McLaren and Owned By Briggs Cunningham – A Fiat-Abarth 1000 GT

by Mike Gulett - The Fiat-Abarth 1000 GT is powered by a 982 cc engine with an Abarth-designed twin-cam (Bialbero) cylinder head, dual Weber twin-choke carburetors, and other modifications resulting in 99 bhp at 7,100 rpm. Sports Car Graphic … [Read more...]

Briggs Cunningham – A Great American Sportsman

Road Racer Briggs Cunningham: Horsepower, Endurance, Sportsmanship... by Mike Gulett -  Many years before Carroll Shelby entered the racing world there was Briggs Swift Cunningham II who was making his own cars and racing them against the … [Read more...]

Fiction: Rosso Corsa

by Wallace Wyss - Yeah they were astonauts. Whoopee-do. Nowadays, after 2025 anyhow, after what 1500 people minimum had been to Mars and back, being an astronaut was no big deal. It was Harry decided, like being a long range trucker. … [Read more...]

The Death of a Champion – Sir Stirling Moss, Age 90

by Wallace Wyss - It's possible to be the world's greatest driver for a time yet never have won the Formula One world title. That's the story of Sir Stirling Moss who died Sunday April 12, 2020 at his London home after a long illness. “It was … [Read more...]

The First Elvis Presley 507 (1957 BMW 507)

by Wallace Wyss -  Now here is a story that attempts to separate fact from fiction. Elvis Presley bought a BMW 507. True. His co-star on a film, Swiss star Ursula Andress, was given a BMW 507 by Elvis. Also true. But the source of endless … [Read more...]