Where are you? The N14 outside of Molsheim? 1930?
Late summer near Rheims, France? Or….
This Bugatti was left alone after it broke the magneto on the “Reenactment of the Historic Elkhart Lake Road Circuit” last Saturday.
“500 Mondial at Monterey 2008” See VT Store for More, click here.
By Pete Vack
According to Wally Wyss (rhymes with reese) only a handful of automotive writers earn a living writing. Recently, after having authored over ten books so far and hundreds of articles, Wyss figured that in order to really succeed he would instead become an automotive illustrator.
But he also admits that the successful automotive artist is even a rarer breed than the well paid automotive writer. So we all wondered, what is Wyss thinking, using the duh word and circling our temples with an index finger.
[Read more…] about From Starving Author to Starving Artist
The Lee T150C SS Talbot
An unrestored classic among the finest restored classics on one of the world’s most prestigious golf courses.
Story and Photos By Brandes Elitch
For the sixth year, Quail Lodge, a prestigious hotel and golf course in Carmel Valley, California, served as host for one of the most elegant shows on the concours circuit. [Read more…] about “Stinky”: Quail’s Most Interesting Car
This year’s Coppa D’Oro delle Dolomiti as seen by the camera of Alessandro Gerelli.
The only French car in the entry list: it is a Citroen Sport of 1961 with a 4 cylinder engine?? and a capacity of 750cc and 62 bhp.
Hugues Vanhoolandt gives us the Best of Monterey.
The best of show, 1938 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B, Jon & Mary Shirley. Wheel discs by Lmarr Disk LTD.
1930 Tracta E Henri Lemoine coupe, Alain Cerf, Tampa Bay
Automobile Museum. Traditionally, Pebble Beach brings out the best these rare and fantastic cars. Wheel discs are from Lmarr Disk LTD.
by Brandes Elitch
Photos of the 2008 events by Hugues Vanhoolandt
The week of cars at Monterey, a huge and still growing conglomeration of automobile events, has been around now for fifty eight years. [Read more…] about The Evolution of a Tradition
Italian Grand Prix
by Erik Nielsen
Photos courtesy and copyright Ferrari Media
The Italians win, but not the usual Italians
September 14 2008
It is always great when the home team wins in formula one and most of the locals that were in attendance this weekend at Monza were wearing that particular shade of red that identified them as supporters of the Scuderia Ferrari.
[Read more…] about Italian Grand Prix
Tazio Nuvolari, Peter Greenfield
and two Tipo C Alfa Romeo 8C35s
Color photos by www.rprincephoto.com
By Pete Vack
Greenfield at Mt Tremblant with Tipo C 8C35 chassis #50015C, the last â€œCâ€ standing for clone.
At Monterey, Greenfield brought out the real thing; the ex-Nuvolari, ex-Ruesch, ex-Poore 8C35, chassis #50013.
Peter Greenfield is in the enviable position of owning and racing not one but two pre-war Alfa Romeo Grand Prix cars. Furthermore, chassis 50013 which he acquired from Peter Giddings in 2005, is the only complete, original Tipo 8C35 in the world.
[Read more…] about Alfa’s Pre War Titans, Part II
Hamilton Wins a Nailbitter, No Wait, He Doesn’t!
Grand Prix of Belgium
By Erik Nielsen
Photos courtesy of Ferrari Media
September 7th 2008
Most drivers have said over the years that Spa is usually their favorite track during the F1 season. There is a tremendous amount of history at this circuit with great battles over the years and the annual discussion on whether or not Eau Rouge could be taken flat out. This years installment had some last minute drama when it started to rain with just a handful of laps to go, and then even more drama after the fact.
[Read more…] about Belgian Grand Prix
Oldtimers Nuburgring in Color by Alessandro Gerelli
August 9-10 2008
Cars with Signs
Below, we give our readers a chance to hear a rare 33 1/3 rpm recording, sent to us on a plasticized square piece of cardboard which measures seven by seven inches. For the record, it is simplistic, it is advertising, and it is not particularly well executed, even for the late 1950s. But it offers us a unique insight into what was then a new world for Americans, that of sports car racing and strange foreign cars with even stranger names. Despite being scripted, it says something about Phil Hill we may not have been able to ascertain elsewhere. Most telling, even though it is obviously a bought and paid for commercial, it is honest, as honest as Phil Hill always was.
This rare audio record came our way via Serge Dermanian, a retired Ferrari restorer living in Nice, France. Shortly after publishing an excellent article by Philippe H. Defechereux, which used an ad in which Phil Hill was photographed with a Peugeot 403, we received an email from Dermanian who mentioned that he had a record to go along with the ad. He added that he would be glad to send it along. We hooked up our stereo phonograph, carefully played the ancient audio device for pickup to a digital recorder, and finally converted it to the digitized format for use on a computer.
In addition, on this old, scratchy record, we hear Road & Track Editor John R. Bond, almost a lone voice in the wilderness, who used the magazineâ€™s power and platform to beg Detroit to build cars with good handling, quality, common sense and good gas mileage. There is a message here, then, and now.
Our thanks to Serge Dermanian for finding and sending along this rare recording of the late Phil Hill. Note that there is a 20 second pause before the actual voices are heard, so have patience.
We lost one of our finest when World Champion Phil Hill left us on August 28. He was enjoying cars and his many friends and admirers right up until the end. Phil won three races at the old Pebble Beach road course and also won the Pebble Beach Concours twice with cars he restored personally. Here, he poses at The Quail with former Ferrari President, Jean Todt, who managed Ferrari’s racing team during the Schumacher era. Credit: Marcel Massini
Michael T. Lynch reports on this year’s Quail Logde happenings.
The Quail â€“ A Motorsports Gathering has now established itself as the hottest ticket of Monterey Peninsula automobile festival week. The tickets sold out back near the beginning of 2008 in a matter of hours. [Read more…] about Lynch at the Quail 2008