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1961 Elder-Crawford Indy Roadster
Front-engined roadsters were a feature of the Indianapolis 500 from 1921 to 1963. Especially constructed for the 150-plus mph oval track, they attracted the best racing engineers that America had to offer, including Harry Miller, Fred Offenhause... [read more]
from the July2011 Issue
Thor Thorson
1968 Lola T70 Mk III GT Coupe
There are a lot more T70 coupes out there than ever left the Lola workshop in Slough Eric Broadley’s Lola project, the legendary T70, debuted in 1965 and quickly demonstrated its prowess in the hands of John Surtees, who won the inaugural... [read more]
from the June2011 Issue
Thor Thorson
1933 Bugatti Type 51 Grand Prix
The late Fitzroy John Somerset, 5th Baron Raglan, is remembered with tremendous affection within the vintage racing world. Following a successful Chairmanship, Lord Raglan was only the third person to become Patron of the U.K.’s Bugatti Ow... [read more]
from the May2011 Issue
Thor Thorson
1964 Porsche 904 Carrera
This was the last Porsche racer you could collect at the factory and drive home This Porsche, 904017, was one of 31 examples destined for American shores. Originally finished in silver with a blue velour interior, the 904 was sold to local Po... [read more]
from the April2011 Issue
Simon Kidston
1966 Ford Lotus Cortina
The gulf between an assemblage of parts and a functioning, front-rank racer is immense and can be very expensive to cross Ford was looking to race the Mk I Cortina in the Group 2 category, for which 1,000 “homologation specials” would be ... [read more]
from the March2011 Issue
Thor Thorson
1934 MG PA/B Le Mans Works Racer
This car is the sole original survivor of a three-car team put together by MG to publicize the new P-Series, which had been introduced in 1934. The idea was that three identical works cars would be entered in the 1935 Le Mans race, driven by thr... [read more]
from the February2011 Issue
Thor Thorson
1960 Faccioli Tipo BF Formula Racer
Bologna-based engineer Aldo Faccioli started out in 1947 when his OSFA workshop (Officina Specializza Faccioli Aldo) designed, developed, and built 750-cc specials based on the Fiat 500 chassis fitted with the Lancia Ardea engine. The subsequent... [read more]
from the January2011 Issue
Thor Thorson
1933 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Monza
I know a number of extremely knowledgeable individuals who simply state that if they could own only one collector car, it would be an 8C 2300In the early 1930s, Italian road racing, and motor sport in general, relied on various tiers of competit... [read more]
from the December2010 Issue
Thor Thorson
1956 Maserati 200SI
Unlike most high-value sports cars seen on the track, at concours or auction, this car doesn’t boast a better-than-new respray. It has no paint at allChassis 2401 occupies a place of distinction in the evolution of Maserati sports racing cars,... [read more]
from the November2010 Issue
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1962 Panhard CD Le Mans coupe
This is a very collectible automobile, albeit for an enthusiast with a specific set of passions, with Le Mans, French, and weird being essential to the mix From 1950-64, Panhard & Levassor rekindled a sporting tradition dating back to 1895 a... [read more]
from the October2010 Issue
Thor Thorson
1959 Elva Mk V
Frank Nichols’ first sports-racer was built in 1954, designed by Mike Chapman, competing immediately and successfully against the similar small-displacement Lotus sports-racers of Colin Chapman. Its success encouraged Nichols to emulate its de... [read more]
from the September2010 Issue
Thor Thorson
1960 Maserati Tipo 61 "Birdcage"
They're simply too basic, too brutal. The 2.9 liter four will rattle your fillings out and this car is far too fragile to use anywhere but the trackAlthough Maserati had enjoyed competition success with its championship-winning 250F Grand Prix c... [read more]
from the July2010 Issue
Thor Thorson
1979 Williams FW07 Formula One
In the history of F1, every once in a while a car has come along thatcompletely changes the game. This was one of themWilliams F1, one of the world's leading Formula One motor racing teams, was founded in 1977 by Frank Williams and Patrick Head.... [read more]
from the June2010 Issue
Thor Thorson
1961 Austin-Healey Sebring Sprite
A well-driven lightweight Sebring Sprite is quite capable of worrying a Lotus Elite on the race track. Who'd have thought it?In 1958, following the Austin-Healey 100, Donald Healey and BMC (British Motor Corporation) teamed up to introduce the l... [read more]
from the May2010 Issue
Thor Thorson
1969 Chevrolet Camaro Trans Am Race Car
In spite of its great history, the car was restored as an "East Coaster" with a high-tech small-block and other modern go-fast partsThis Camaro is the car that Vince Gimondo drove to a 2nd in class at the 12 Hours of Sebring, 9th overall at Watk... [read more]
from the April2010 Issue
Colin Comer
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