WORLD’S FASTEST TAXI DRIVER: SABINE SCHMITZ!

Schmitz will race a Porsche 962 in the super-competitive Group C race at the Silverstone Classic. Well-known to viewers of BBC’s Top Gear, Sabine Schmitz is preparing to make her Silverstone Classic debut, July 26-28, behind the wheel of a 220-mph Porsche 962 in one of the event’s thrilling races for Group C prototypes. The 44-year-old German, right, first came to fame as the ‘fastest taxi driver in the world’, a title she gained for driving passengers around the full 12.9-mile Nürburgring ...
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FORD GT40 MK II: LE MANS REDUX!

Superformance, Pathfinder Motorsports and Holman & Moody, recreate the  1966 Le Mans winning GT40. In 1966, Bruce Mclaren and Chris Amon led a trio of Ford GT40s across the finish line at Le Mans, kicking off Ford’s domination, with help from Shelby American and Holman & Moody, of the iconic endurance race. Working with Holman & Moody and Superformamce, Pathfinder Motorsports has just completed an incredible recreation, right, of that history-making (P1046) MK II, the...
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PORSCHE 910: PODIUM AT VERNASCA!

Ottokar Jacobs, Vienna, Austria & Sarasota, Florida, wins Two-Liter Prototype class in his 910 at the 18th Annual Vernasca Silver Flag hillclimb, Piacenza, Italy. At the Ollon-Villars hillclimb, which counted towards the World Sportscar Championship (WSC) in 1967, Ottokar Jacobs’ iconic Porsche 910 was driven to First Place honors by Gerhard Mitter. Rolf Stommelen drove his 910 to a Second; beating out Herbert Muller driving his V12 Ferrari P. Mitter had been the European hillclimb c...
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JAGUAR PROJECT 7: ‘F’ IS FOR FAST!

Ian Callum’s one-off design study could be Jaguar’s next Supercar. Based on the ‘14 Jaguar F-TYPE sports car - winner of the 2013 World Car Design of the Year award - the Project 7 concept will make its debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this week. “Project 7 is a single-seat sports car based on the F-TYPE, with the kind of racing-inspired form that designers dream about. It has one purpose: to be driven fast and enjoyed. Jaguar sports cars are known for exceptional performance and c...
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BRIAN JOHNSON: AC/DC ROCKER & RACER!

Consummate car guy and Sarasota Café Racer is spending the summer honing his skills on racetracks in the UK and Europe.   World-renowned front man of one of history’s most successful rock bands and accomplished author, Brian Johnson, left, is also a passionate road racer. In fact, he is every bit as passionate about his music as he is about cars, especially his 600-horsepower ’65 Lola T70 Spyder and vintage Bentleys and modern Rolls-Royces. While his home base is Sarasota, FL, where ...
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RANGE ROVER SPORT VS. SPITFIRE: LEGENDS DUEL!

Two British legends of land and sky engage for the first time in a unique off-road race at the Goodwood Aerodrome. The all-new Range Rover Sport, Land Rover’s fastest SUV to date, goes head-to-head today with an heroic Vickers Supermarine Spitfire in a challenge organized by FortyOneSix.com, Goodwood’s online magazine and social media website. It’s the first off-road challenge of its kind over the grass airstrip at Goodwood Aerodrome, putting speed, agility and handling  of both car an...
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MUSTANG RENT-A-RACER: HERTZ PENSKE GT!

Modified Penske-inspired Mustang GT  joins other American muscle cars in the  Hertz Adrenaline Collection. The Hertz Penske GT joins the Ford Mustang GT Premium, Chevrolet Camaro SS (hardtop and convertible), Corvette Convertible and Dodge Challenger R/T in Hertz’s specialty car fleet. Its relationship with high-performance rental vehicles started with Carroll Shelby in 1966 with the Shelby GT350H in the Hertz Rent-A-Racer program. From there, Hertz developed a 40th anniversary S...
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INDYCAR: DR. JACK MILLER, RACING DENTIST!

Stephen Cox blogs about a dentist who really wanted to be a racecar driver. Twelve years ago, Dr. Jack Miller, right, and I sat down for lunch at a crowded restaurant on the west side of Indianapolis, just minutes from the world famous 2½ mile oval. Although we had spoken several times at the Speedway, we were really just passing acquaintances. I had suggested we have lunch so I could ask about his business deals and get a fresh perspective on how an ordinary guy gets to the Indy 500. There...
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