In June, CADILLAC V-SERIES HYPERCARS AT LE MANS will be going for the overall win in the Hypercar Class at the world’s premier endurance race. “We are thrilled to return to the Circuit de la Sarthe for the 24 Hours of Le Mans with the full Cadillac Racing team,” said Global Vice President of Cadillac Rory Harvey. “Over the last 20 years Cadillac Racing has built a legacy of winning on the track and we feel very privileged to return to Le Mans during this exciting new electrified era in...Read More
GT3 LE MANS MUSTANG
Ford is headed back to the Circuit de la Sarthe with an all-new GT3 LE MANS MUSTANG. The Ford Mustang, fresh off its seventh generation unveiling, will soon return to Le Mans. “Mustang is raced at all the great tracks around the world, but there is no race or track that means more to our history than Le Mans,” said Bill Ford, executive chair, at The Stampede, the debut of the all-new seventh-generation Ford Mustang. “It's where we took on Ferrari and won in the 1960s and where we returned 50...Read More
DAVID PORTER WINS MASTERS AT WATKINS GLEN
Driving his Le Mans LMP1 Peugeot 908, Sarasota Café Racer DAVID PORTER WINS MASTERS AT WATKINS GLEN, and remains a dominant force in Masters Endurance Legends USA competition. David Porter doubled up on his Saturday performance at the Glen by taking another dominant Masters Endurance Legends win in the Masters Historic Race Weekend action at the Finger Lakes Festival. In the 40-minute race, the Peugeot 908 driver created a 38-second margin over his nearest rival, the Whelen Coyote Corve...Read More
PERFECT MATCH: DAVID PORTER & PEUGEOT HPi FAP!
Consummate historic competitor and Sarasota Café Racer campaigns 2009 Le Mans winning, twin-turbo V12 LMP. It’s a PERFECT MATCH: DAVID PORTER & PEUGEOT HPi FAP! Vintage is a relative term, and among HSR’s Group 6 for Historic, Post Historic and Modern Era Prototypes are a slew of racecars that have only recently “retired” from professional competition to join the ranks of vintage racing. Among them is the Peugeot 908 HDi FAP, chassis number 10, now owned and driven by David Porter, ...Read More
BRABHAM BT62: THE ROAD TO LE MANS!
Brabham Automotive has confirmed that they will return to international sports car racing and the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The Adelaide-based automotive manufacturer, which last year launched the record-breaking BT62 track car, is announcing its return to Le Mans. It has committed to a factory racing team and a multi-year motorsport program with development work already under way. The team’s target is the 24 Hours of Le Mans and World Endurance Championship season in 2021/22, where it intends to en...Read More
PRECIOUS METAL: ’57 ASTON MARTIN DBR2!
Aston Martin built just two iconic DBR2 racecars; currently valued in excess of $5 million. This spot-on aluminum-bodied Tribute was handcrafted in the U.K. and, unlike the original, is only street-driven. Archie Urciuoli has owned and raced British sports cars since the 1950s, including XK-140 MC and E-Type Jaguars and a Lola T70 Spyder and D-Type Jaguar racecars, This is his first Aston Martin and he has no plans to race it. It’s one of his drivers. He retired from historic road racin...Read More
ROY LUNN: GODFATHER OF THE GT40 HONORED!
On July 21st, Roy Lunn will be inducted into the Automotive Hall Of Fame for his accomplishments that led to Ford’s winning at Le Mans for four straight years, and domination of International sports car racing in the mid-late-1960s. Roy Lunn, top, with 2006 Ford GTs in 2015, photo by Gary Jean; above with prototype 427 GT40 #106 at Ford Proving Ground, 1965. Photo: Roy Lunn Archive. Last weekend racing enthusiasts, automotive journalists and historians worldwide, and the Ford Motor Company...Read More
’17 FORD GT: AMERICA’S LATEST ROAD & TRACK STAR!
Alex Pepe talks with Jim Owens, Ford Performance Marketing Manager, about the new GT and racing. Top, Ford GT. Above, L to R: Jim Owens, Matt Sylvester, Focus RS, Assistant Marketing Manager, Alex Pepe and Tyler Weiland, TimePiece PR & Marketing, the person who made this interview possible. Recently, I had the opportunity to sit down with the marketing manager for Ford’s Performance vehicles. Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale was our rendezvous point largely due to the focus of Ford’s ...Read More
’17 STINGRAY GRAND SPORT: CORVETTE RACING HERITAGE!
A snapshot of the new Corvette Grand Sport, plus Corvette's international racing legacy on and off the track. Chevrolet is bringing back the Corvette Grand Sport, leveraging more than 50 years of technology transfer from the track, while incorporating the distinctive styling attributes and special-edition aura. It is also the first production model to incorporate the chassis and suspension elements of the high-performance supercharged model in addition to its wider tires and fenders. It was...Read More
LEE HOLMAN: 2016 HEMMINGS CONCOURS HEADLINER!
In 1966, a Holman & Moody GT40 Mark II was one of the three cars that finished 1-2-3 at Le Mans. John Holman’s son, Lee, is celebrating the 50th anniversary of Ford’s iconic win and will be the honorary chairman and keynote speaker at the 10th annual Hemmings Concours. Lee Holman grew up around NASCAR-winning Fords and the GT40s that rocked the sports car world by ending Ferrari’s rule over endurance racing. This year there will be many celebrations showcasing Fords four year – 1966-1...Read More