Charity-driven GP has donated in excess of $4.35 million since 1983 to support Autism and educational organizations. This year’s Grand Marshall was Anatoly “Toly” Arutunoff, racer, author and consummate car guy. Don’t let his ‘55 Thunderbird fool you, it’s a veteran of the European historic rally circuit and he raced it over the weekend. The Royale Formula Ford Challenge marked a return of open-wheel, single-seat, purpose-built racecars to the PVGP. They did not disappoint, as Christian M...Read More
Jaguar Lightweight E-Type
JD CLASSICS: EX-FANGIO C-TYPE WINS AT LE MANS LEGEND!
Originally raced by Juan Manuel Fangio and brought to the U.S. by Sarasota Café Racer Bill Tracy in the 1970s, C-Type wins its class in the Legend marking its 22nd award in 25 races. The unstoppable ex-Fangio C-Type took home a class win at the Le Mans Legend this year, followed by the team’s Jaguar T33 in second place. Taking its 22nd award in 25 races, the team’s C-Type is unrivalled in historic racing events today. Currently owned and raced by JD Classics, the bronze C-Type Jagua...Read More
FORD GT40s: LEGENDS OF LE MANS!
Seven GT40s are amongst legendary racecars lining up for this year’s Le Mans Legend event. The extended age range for this year’s Le Mans Legend race on Saturday June 13th has allowed seven Ford GT40s to join the spectacular historic grid that will race on the full Le Mans circuit. It all happens just a few hours before the start of the modern 24-Hour endurance race. 61 iconic cars, dating from 1949 to 1968 and representing 26 different marques, will take to the track in an outstanding...Read More
OPEN HOUSE: TREASURED MOTORCAR SERVICES LTD!
Mike & Maureen Matune take us on a tour of a shop that does it all. This Rat-Rod checked all the boxes with Ford “Y-Block” power with three deuces, “Z’d” frame and a well thought out combination of seemingly unrelated parts with the right fit & finishes. Rod has a removable roof panel and side windows held in by Dzus fasteners. Amelia Island friends Barb & Allison Griffiths invited us to attend the Spring Open House at their shop, Treasured Motorcar Services LTD (TMS) in Reis...Read More
JAGUAR LIGHTWEIGHT E-TYPE: DIET DELIGHT!
Jaguar is building six brand new 1963 Lightweight E-Types – the missing six Lightweights that were never built from the intended original 18-car series. The new Lightweights are the missing six vehicles from Jaguar’s Lightweight E-Type project, which originally started in February 1963 with the objective of building 18 ‘Special GT E-Type Cars.’ Only 12 of the aluminum-bodied Lightweight E-Types were eventually built, the last in 1964; the remaining six designated chassis numbers having rema...Read More