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Last week we featured the Bob Temple photos from Indy, 1950, along with a quiz in regards to a rare DOHC engine in one of Temple’s photos. It didn’t take long for readers to submit their guesses. [Read more…] about And How! Indy Quiz Winners
Story by Guy Anderson
Photos copyright Guy Anderson
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In 1980 I received a call from my good friend Jeff Glasserow, who worked in the film industry. Jeff worked for Ted Turner at the ‘Super Station WTBS and the all-new CNN center here in Atlanta.
Jeff called to inform me there was a new Burt Reynolds movie that was going to begin shooting in Atlanta in a few weeks. The subject of the movie was racing a Lamborghini in a coast to coast race called the “Cannonball Run.” The race invented by Brock Yates was officially called: “The Cannonball Baker Sea-to-Shining Sea Memorial Trophy Dash.” Brock Yates had written the script for the movie to be called The Cannonball Run and directed by famed stunt man and a participant in the original Cannonball run, Hal Needham.
[Readers: You do NOT want to miss this exclusive story! Editor] [Read more…] about Making of the Cannonball Run Part 1
From the Archives, June 11, 2008
Story and color photos by Roberto Motta
This Alfa Romeo T33/2 is powered by the two-liter Alfa Romeo V8, still with its original 240 horsepower and in its original 1967 European Mountain Championship configuration. [Read more…] about Alfa Romeo T33/2 Chassis 001
By Pete Vack
Ok, why review a book about Porsches? 1. The Editor has always been smitten by early pre-911 Porsches, and we have covered other Porsche books herein. 2. The author of this particular book is Roy Smith, who has long been a supporter and contributor to VeloceToday. 3. Roy is also responsible for the multiple books on Renault racing, Gordinis and Alpines, and this is his third book on Porsche. We don’t know how he does it but his latest book certainly deserves a good send up!
Powered by Porsche, the alternative race cars, is bit different than the normal (or Super) Porsche book, in that it covers competition cars powered by Porsche engines, using up 458 pages to do so. What kind of ‘specials’ Roy would dig up was the interesting question. Obviously there were a lot! [Read more…] about Powered by Porsche Reviewed
I became a subscriber to your site this week because of this offer and because I felt badly about not supporting sooner! The articles are some of the most interesting automotive reading available to the sports car enthusiasts. I would hope others who visit aslo consider supporting VeloceToday. –Jack Shea, November 14, 2017
Photos by Alessandro Gerelli
Last Friday Alessandro Gerelli had a chance to visit the yearly Milano AutoClassica, held at the Fiera Milano Rho over the weekend of 24-25-26 November.
The event is broken up into several sections: A huge exhibiton hall with room for 2000 vintage cars for sale, the traditional motorsport event in the parking lot, another space just for the sale of spare parts, another section devoted to display current exotics, this year featuring Bentley, Lotus and McLaren, and the only show to feature the Ferrari Classiche with its own workshop. It would probably take the entire weekend to see all of the show. [Read more…] about Milano AutoClassica by Alessandro Gerelli
Story by Pete Vack
Photos by Bob Temple courtesy Dale LaFollette (Vintage Motorphoto)
Reading and reviewing Aldo Zana’s book, “Monzanapolis,” (Review will be published soon) I was reminded that Dale La Follette had previously sent along some photos taken at Indy in 1950 by Bob Temple. It seems that now is a good time to present these photos, which are not only excellent as were all of Temple’s photos, but many were taken during practice or qualifying and are of cars that did not make the race including a one-off Auto-Union-like mid-engine car reportedly finance by Howard Hughes. Plus a few mysteries for our readers; the first to properly identify the engine in the lead photo above will win a copy of “Cuban Grand Prix 1957.”
Story by Andrew Coles
From the archives November 28, 2012
Collectors aside, how many real enthusiasts are able to walk out to their garage, lift the door and see their own genuine ex-works Lancia rally car sitting there?
This is a reality for Jeremy Browne, a man who has immersed himself in his passion for rallying and the Lancia marque for most of his life. Whilst his fascinating stories from competing all over the world offer remarkable distraction, it’s the journey that Jeremy has taken with his Lancia Fulvia 1.6 HF, a works car used by the factory to win the International Rally Championship (the forerunner to the WRC) in 1972, that brings us here today.
Photos by Jonathan Sharp
If we could say “Stop Presses” and mean it, we could have done so today. Jonathan Sharp got an unexpected chance to visit the Milano AutoClassica over the weekend and returned Monday just in time to send these additonal photos to accompany Alessandro’s report on Italy’s big show. [Read more…] about Milan Auto Classica as Seen by Jonathan Sharp
Story and photos by Jonathan Sharp
I suppose it is a sign of times that we are living but it does sadden me to read that to arouse the interest of the general public in an exhibition to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of Ferrari, the second paragraph of the press release has to state that the exhibition displays Ferraris with a value of around £140 million. To me, and probably to most of you reading this, a Ferrari has nothing to do with perceived market value. To me it’s art, design, passion, history, triumph and tragedy, La Dolce Vita. We hope that Value does not come into it.
Anyway, wherever your bank is, if you happen to find yourself in London between now and April, I suggest you take a trip to Kensington to the Design Museum to catch their exhibition “Ferrari under the Skin.” [Read more…] about Ferrari Exhibition London: Under the Skin
Story by Pete Vack
It was not unlikely that Henry W. Uhle II should have decided to own a Grand Prix Maserati. He was, after all, an engineer and a yacht designer whose career spanned 48 years. From 1945 until retiring in 1987, he was a project engineer for Sparkman & Stephens Inc., New York City and before that, from 1941 until 1945, he was a naval architect for various shipyards. Born in 1920, Henry was also one of the breed of postwar U. S. foreign car enthusiasts and had the kind of mentality that could appreciate what the Maserati brothers were doing in Italy.