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The Henry Ford on conserving the 1967 Le Mans-winning Ford GT 40 Mk IV

17 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Hemmings.com

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 […]

Fernando Alonso Will Probably Be Confirmed At McLaren On December 1

yesterdayVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

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 to again race in 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2015

Actor Patrick Dempsey will race in the 24 Hours of Le Mans for the third consecutive year in 2015, Porsche North America said Wednesday.

Motorsports: Nine-time Le Mans winner Tom Kristensen to retire

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

Nine-Time Le Mans Winner Tom Kristensen Announces Retirement

2 days agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

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...

Spy Shots: Porsche Cayman GT4 speeds back into view

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

Blaken Rolex Explorer II “Steve McQueen”

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.

2016 Toyota Prius to inherit hybrid technology from Le Mans racecars – report

last weekVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

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 hybrid racer tech trickles down to next-gen Prius

last weekVehicles / Cars : Leftlane

Toyota takes lessons learned from its Le Mans racer to the street.

England's Radical reveals Le Mans-inspired track car

last weekVehicles / Cars : Leftlane

The Radical SR8 RSX is inspired by LMP2 cars that compete in the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Next-to-last-built Ferrari 275 GTB Competizione, with Le Mans class win, heads to auction

2 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Hemmings.com

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 […]

Official: Radical launches new 440-hp SR8 RSX track car

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

Keymile to create mission-critical communications network for French LGV BPL line

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 Creates Communications Network for French High-Speed Railway Project

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.

Le Mans winning Scuderia Filipinetti Ferrari 275 GTB Competizione joins Bonhams Scottsdale Auction

3 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

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

Audi to join F1 in 2016, will quit DTM, Le Mans – report

3 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

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 [...]

Carroll Shelby’s first race car, a 1949 MG TC, heads back to auction

3 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Hemmings.com

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 […]

Motorsports: Audi rumored to ditch Le Mans, DTM for F1

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 chosen to receive Edison-Ford Medal

4 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Hemmings.com

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, […]

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