VeloceToday for August 25, 2105

by pete on August 25, 2015

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werwer 2 Million USD for a Lancia Aurelia at Quail’s Bonhams…a record?

The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering, 2015 edition

By Brandes Elitch
Photos by Hugues Vanhoolandt CLick to ENLARGE

Because many VeloceToday readers don’t live in California, let’s start with a brief overview of why the Carmel-Monterey area attracts so many people – about 7 million leisure visitors annually. Recently, Travel&Leisure magazine rated Carmel as the number three city in the world for romance, just behind Paris and Venice. [click to continue…]

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Ferrari and Maserati at Oldtimers 2015

by pete on August 25, 2015

asdfdsf Maserati 4 CLT, 1948.

Photos by Alessandro Gerelli

Alessandro Gerelli goes garage-hopping at the Nurburgring Oldtimers and features detail images of a host of rare Maseratis:
Maserati 8C3000
Maserati 6C/34
Maserati 4CLT/48
Maserati 6CM
Maserati 250F and CMs
Maserati based TecMec

Plus a few significant Ferraris. Scroll down for 35 images and CLICK TO ENLARGE!

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Oldtimers at the Nurburgring, 2015

by pete on August 25, 2015

fdgdfgdfg 1907 Renault Rennsport.

Photos by Alessandro Gerelli

Alessandro Gerelli has been wandering off to the Oldtimer’s event at the Nurburgring since 1997, often in the rain, but always coming back with plenty of photos of vintage racing, the German way. Gerelli has covered the Nurburgring Oldtimers for VeloceToday in 2002, 2004 and then every year since 2006! This year is no exception and as usual, it is a remarkable contrast to Monterey Car week. Not better or worse, but certainly different. Gerelli also noted that “At the 43rd edition of the Oldtimer Grand Prix, as many others events of this type, the title ‘oldtimer’ is becoming more and more ‘youngtimer’. But thankfully, at the Ring among the many recent cars, it is still easy to find also few jewels of the now-distant past.” Onward, Olditmers.

He covers the Ferraris and Maseratis in a separate article.
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At the Quail with Hugues Vanhoolandt

by pete on August 25, 2015


sadfsdf One of eight known to exist Cisitalia 303 DF berlinettas of 1953, still in original condition.

Photos by Hugues Vanhoolandt
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Some of Hugues Vanhoolandt’s favorites from The Quail, 2015. [click to continue…]

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Brooklands Reunion, 2015

by pete on August 25, 2015

Merlin power at Brooklands. Merlin powered Hadlye at Brooklands.

Story and photos by Jonathan Sharp

To most people in the world of old cars, mid-August means one thing, Monterey Car Week. But there are other things going on. Take for example Sunday the 16th.

This was the day for a nice leisurely run up to the Brooklands Racing Circuit in Surrey. [click to continue…]

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VeloceToday for August 18, 2015

by pete on August 18, 2015

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This week, a few from our archives; Monterey coverage will begin next week.

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Shelby Drives an OSCA

by pete on August 18, 2015

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A Shelby portrait taken in about 1956 by racing photographer Alix Lafontant. It is inscribed “The very best to my good friend Alix. – Carroll Shelby.”

By Carl Goodwin

Photos by Alix Lafontant copyright Carl Goodwin.

1956 was a great year for Carroll Shelby driving the Italian cars he loved. Up until a late-season off-course excursion in the sand at Thompson Raceway, he had notched 19 wins at road courses from coast to coast, driving a Ferrari 4.4, Ferrari Monza, Maserati 300S, and a Maserati 450S.

We were accustomed to seeing Shelby toss around the big Ferraris and Maseratis owned by John Edgar and Tony Parravano, but he was also a great driver in under two liter Italian cars such as the OSCA. One such race was at Road America. [click to continue…]

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Borrani Wheels: Overview and History

August 18, 2015

In 2010, Borrani Americas partnered with Ruote Borrani Milano to be the exclusive importer and restorer of Borrani rims in North, Central and South America, thus bringing to the forefront a very relevant new story with a significant historical aspect that is rarely told. Our thanks to Ruote Borrani Milano, Borrani Americas, Roberto Motta, and […]

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Belgian Race Drivers and Teams

August 18, 2015

Above: Ferrari 500 TRC s/n 0682 MD TR was entered by Ecurie Nationale Belge at Le Mans in 1957, and placed 7th overall with the team of Bianchi/Harris. Photos and text by Hugues Vanhoolandt When one thinks of Belgian race drivers, the name of Olivier Gendebien, Paul Frere and Jacky Ickx (whose daughter, Vanina, is […]

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Raid dell’Etna

August 18, 2015

By Dino Brunori 1000 km event to be held from September 27 to October 3, 2015 Sicily, the great Italian island known for its stunning landscape featuring volcanoes, islands, mountains, deserts, the Mediterranean, medieval towns; the friendship and warmth of the inhabitants and, last but not least, some great Italian roads, circuits and hillclimb races.

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VeloceToday for August 11, 2015

August 11, 2015
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