The Hawaiian Tropic 1979 Porsche 935 hammers at $4.4 million at Pebble Beach. Photo by Mike Maez, courtesy Gooding & Company. It’s delivered class wins in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, plus overall wins in the 24 Hours of Daytona and the 12 Hours of Sebring. Its famous drivers include Brian Redman, Bobby Rahal […]
Didier Deschamps picks French squad By Benjamin Newman Thursday, August 25th, 2016 13:26 Premier League stars in France’s squad Didier Deschamps has named his first French squad on Thursday since Les Bleus lost the Euro 2016 final on home soil to Portugal. The squad is filled with Premier League based players, who have swelled in […]
The record-setting Jaguar D-Type and Shelby Cobra. Jaguar photos by Patrick Ernzen, Cobra photos by Darin Schnabel, both courtesy RM Sotheby’s. One was raced to a victory at Le Mans in 1956, while the other laid the groundwork for a car that would become the stuff of legend, both on track and on the street. […]
Experience the epic action of Le Mans from the pits. The adrenaline, the heartbreak and a full day and night of teamwork.
A Jaguar D-Type that won overall at the 1956 24 Hours of Le Mans was sold at auction Friday at the RM Sotheby’s event in Monterey, California for a record price. The final bid was a staggering $19.8 million, which together with auction fees brings the car’s selling price to $21.78 million. That’s short of the $25 million estimate...
It's painted in the traditional Scottish blue with a white cross of team Ecurie Ecosse, and it's still in original, race-winning condition. Continue reading 1955 Jaguar D-Type that won Le Mans sets $21.78 million record price at auction 1955...Show More Summary
Two vintage race cars set sales records Friday night as the Monterey Car Week automobile auctions got up to full speed. A 1955 Jaguar D-Type car, a winner at the 1956 24 Hours of Le Mans international competition, was sold at an RM Sotheby’s event for $19.8 million ($21.7 million, with auction...
Peyton Manning, Clay Matthews, Julius Peppers, James Harrison and Mike Neal were not the only athletes named in an Al Jazeera report on performance-enhancing drugs. And two of the other players named have just been cleared. Major League Baseball has announced that it investigated two players, Ryan Howard and Ryan Zimmerman, who were named in…
These days, your average Le Mans prototype race car doesn’t so much resemble a car you can buy as it does a 90-million-Euro single-seater multirole fighter jet with twin turbofan engines, capable of 20,000 afterburner-propelled pounds...Show More Summary
Less than 24 hours after the news broke, the government of Alberta has spoken out against the Ohio man, Josh Bowmar, who killed a bear with a homemade spear at a bait site in this western province of Canada. Photo by iStockphoto Less...Show More Summary
Keiichi Tsuchiya is a 60-year-old man from Japan who is faster than you behind the wheel of a car. He's finished second overall at Le Mans, won a number of national championship events, and doesn't have that wealthy race-car driver background you'd expect. He started out racing in the streets and eventually transitioned to the real deal. On top of...
Mazda 767B. Photo courtesy of Mazda North American Operations. For Mazda, the path to a rotary-powered prototype-class victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans was a long one, stretching from 1983 (and the 717C) to 1991, when the 787B delivered a decisive victory for the Japanese brand. Along the development path, one unsung hero […]
In 1951, the celebrated British racing driver, Roy Salvadori, debuted his glorious new Frazer-Nash Le Mans Replica at Silverstone for the BRDC International Trophy Meeting. It was the race that would forever haunt himdue to a crash that very nearly ended his fledgling racing career. Show More Summary
It’s been a long and rocky road for the radical, arrow-shaped DeltaWing project. The project was born as a proposal for a new type of chassis for IndyCar and later morphed into a race car for the American Le Mans Series, the series founded by key DeltaWing backer Don Panoz. The benefits of the design are less weight and drag compared to...
It’s a mistake that anyone could make, if they’d just watched The Ladies Man In a recent promo video for Keeping Up With The Kardashians (still a show), Kardashian matriarch Kris Jenner tells one of her daughters (we believe) that she...Show More Summary
We spent the weekend with Ford Performance and Chip Ganassi Racing to get an up close look at their spectacular Ford GT Le Mans race cars, as they were prepped and raced at Road America. We did our best to capture what we saw and heard, sans music or voiceover, in 4K.
A Mag-Racer for Le Mans 2030 The GAMMA concept explores the jump to magnetic levitation racing in the form of a wicked fast hybrid that relies on gasoline to supplement a magnetic...
Over the past ten years, Jaguar has clawed its way out of an ugly slumber. The revival has come on the back of a set of sharply designed, sharp handling saloons which hark back to an era where the Big Cat was all about wrapping sledgehammer performance in a velvet glove. Show More Summary
Sir Chris Hoy talks about the transition from a highly-successful cycling career to endurance racing.
Quebec – When a Canadian man, Simon-Pierre Canuel, 34, went out to dinner with his partner in May, a bite of salmon put him in a coma, and his waiter was arrested. Canuel and his partner were at Le Tapageur restaurant and were very careful to report his allergy to their waiter. Show More Summary