The 1967 Le Mans-winning GT 40 Mk IV on display at The Henry Ford in 2011. Photos courtesy Ford Motor Company. Ask most race fans to name the first time an American team won Le Mans with an American car, and most will point to Ford’s 1-2-3 sweep of the podium in 1966. While many […]
Per Formula One correspondent Nick Daman on Radio Le Mans' Midweek Motorsport show, the date to watch for Fernando Alonso's team decision is December 1. That announcement is likely to be a move to the McLaren Honda team. Read more.....
Actor Patrick Dempsey will race in the 24 Hours of Le Mans for the third consecutive year in 2015, Porsche North America said Wednesday.
Le Mans icon Tom Kristensen is retiring. The Danish driver, who was an integral part of Audi's absolute dominance at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, captured a record-breaking nine wins at the legendary endurance race, along with six overall...Show More Summary
Following Audi Sport Team Joest teammate Allan McNish's strategy of "quit when you're ahead," record-holding nine-time Le Mans winner Tom Kristensen announced his retirement from sportscar racing today. Read more...
We're all familiar with the succession of numbers that follow the letters GT on a hard-core Porsche 911: the GT1 that was Stuttgart's Le Mans contender in the late 90s, the GT2 that packs turbochargers but without the Turbo's all-wheel drive and excess weight, and the naturally aspirated GT3 that's the enthusiast's choice. Show More Summary
Steve McQueen may have worn a Tag Heuer Monaco wristwatch in the film Le Mans, but in real life he wore a Rolex Explorer II, model 1655. The Explorer II is still today among the most popular models in collectors … The post Blaken Rolex Explorer II “Steve McQueen” appeared first on Highsnobiety.
The fourth-generation Toyota Prius will feature technology currently being honed in the brand’s endurance racecars. Toyota Motorsport GmbH president Yoshiaki Kinoshita told Automotive News the new Prius – due next year – will be equipped with technology from its TS040 Hybrid Le Mans racer. “Our components already have parts from the next-generation Prius,” Kinoshita revealed. [...]
Toyota takes lessons learned from its Le Mans racer to the street.
The Radical SR8 RSX is inspired by LMP2 cars that compete in the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
1966 Ferrari 275 GTB Competizione, chassis 09079. Photos by Pawel Litwinski, courtesy Bonhams. Following the success of three 275 GTB Competizione Speciales built by Ferrari for the 1965 season (which saw one place first in class and third overall at Le Mans), Ferrari elected to further develop the program for 1966. The result was the […]
Radical has made a name for itself building Le Mans Prototype-style sports cars you can actually buy and, in theory at least, drive on the road, but the resulting cars are so extreme that we doubt many of their owners actually do. Nominally street-legal (in some places) though they may be, these are track machines. Show More Summary
Telecommunications solutions provider Keymile has received a contract from France-based EIFFAGE Group to develop the mission-critical communications network for the French high-speed LGV BPL railway line from Le Mans to Rennes.
KEYMILE has been awarded the project to create the mission-critical communications network for the French high-speed railway line LGV BPL from Le Mans to Rennes.
Bonhams announced the consignment of a very special and historic competition Ferrari to its auction in Scottsdale, Arizona next January. From the most famous and respected name in sports and racing is the 1966 Ferrari 275 Gran Turismo...Show More Summary
If reports prove to be true, Audi will rejoin the Formula One grand prix circuit in 2016 and, in the process, retire its endurance racing and DTM touring car teams. Unnamed insiders at both Audi and Volkswagen have told AutoExpress that the German luxury marque will re-enter the Formula One fray in 2016. With only [...]
1949 MG TC, the first car road raced by Carroll Shelby. Photos courtesy Barrett-Jackson. Before Texan Carroll Shelby built the Shelby Cobra or helped Ford to defeat Ferrari at Le Mans (and Sebring and Daytona, for those keeping score), he was a racer who competed at the highest levels of motorsport. A heart condition ended […]
If you've been scratching your head wondering how - between Audi and Porsche - the Volkswagen Group could possibly support two rival top-tier LMP1 programs at Le Mans and the FIA World Endurance Championship, but stay out of Formula One entirely, you're not alone. Show More Summary
Dan Gurney (foreground) with A.J. Foyt at Le Mans in 1967. Photos courtesy Ford Motor Company unless otherwise noted. He’s raced in Formula One, IndyCar, NASCAR, and various sports car series across multiple decades, and even tasted victory with co-driver Brock Yates in the 1971 Cannonball Baker Sea-to-Shining-Sea Memorial Trophy Dash. As a driver alone, […]