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December 3, 2020

Racecar Blog

The 1964 Ford GT40: The Auspicious Beginning of a Champion

Frequent contributor Wallace Wyss wrote to me "Ford has generously posted some pictures on the net of clay models of GT40s so I wanted to write about the trials and tribulations of the first year of the GT40. They show how laughably naive Ford was … [Read more...]

Shelby Mustang: We Go Back In Time (Last Saturday) and Visit the Shelby GT350 Shop

A visit to the Original Venice Crew's 1965 Shelby GT350 shop. by Wallace Wyss - If we're old enough, we all like to think we'd like to go back 50 years or so to a job we liked. Well, I kind of know what they are talking about at this car … [Read more...]

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...]