VeloceToday for September 1, 2105

by pete on September 1, 2015

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Concorso Italiano 2015

by pete on September 1, 2015

Lamborghini Aventador Lamborghini Aventador lineup at Concorso.

Story by Brandes Elitch
Photos by Hugues Vanhoolandt unless otherwise noted

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Arriving at the Bayonet and Blackhorse golf course in Seaside-Monterey on a beautiful Saturday morning in August, I wondered:
– How did they get a thousand cars so perfectly in positon that early in the morning?
-How did a country the size of Arizona come to make so many desirable cars?
-Just why are Italian cars so desirable? [click to continue…]

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Chasing a Bentley down the Stelvio. Chasing a Bentley down the Stelvio with the Porsche Spyder..

By Peter Collins
Photos by Peter Collins unless otherwise noted. Click to ENLARGE

A little late but a wonderful journey up the Stelvio with a top notch reporter and photographer, Peter Collins.

June 18-21, 2015. I last joined up with this event as long ago as 2003. At that time it was showing signs of a healthy future with many features not normally found in fixtures of this type.

I have just been lucky enough to cover it again and can report only good things. Under the organization of the Circolo Veneto Automoto and headed by the excellent Stefano Chiminelli, Le Mitiche can now offer three days of superb driving, with an entry limited to approximately 100 cars, with good hotels, superb organization and almost hassle-free motoring. The Circolo’s greatest asset is that it consists of a passionate group of club members who just want to organize the best event of this sort that they possibly can. In addition they are non-profit making and this is reflected in the cost, so there are no horrendous entry fees. [click to continue…]

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Vanhoolandt at Pebble Beach, 2015

by pete on September 1, 2015

Built in 1937 as a Grand Prix race car, this Delahaye remained hidden in the French countryside during WWII.  In 1946, it received this spectacular body by Franay and was shown at the 1946 Paris Motor Show.  It was one of the favorite for the Best of Show award. Built in 1937 as a Grand Prix race car, this Delahaye remained hidden in the French countryside during WWII. In 1946, it received this spectacular body by Franay and was shown at the 1946 Paris Motor Show. It was one of the favorite for the Best of Show award.

Story and Photos by Hugues Vanhoolandt

2015 Pebble Beach Tour & Concours d’Elegance: Click to ENLARGE

The Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance had its 65th edition this year. It marks the end of the Monterey week and is for many people the most awaited event. For photographers, it is also the most exhausting day of the week because one must be at 6 am on the fairway to have a chance to take some clean shots before the crowd invades the golf course. [click to continue…]

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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

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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

August 25, 2015

Photos by Hugues Vanhoolandt Click photos to ENLARGE Some of Hugues Vanhoolandt’s favorites from The Quail, 2015.

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Brooklands Reunion, 2015

August 25, 2015

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.

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VeloceToday for August 18, 2015

August 18, 2015

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

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Shelby Drives an OSCA

August 18, 2015

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 […]

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