This pristine Ferrari 250 LM was in attendance for the 2012 Radnor Hunt Concours d’ Elegance. It is owned by the Simone Foundation Museum in Philadelphia, PA. The 250 LM came about when Ferrari finally decided to give up on front-engined GT racing cars. The 250P was the first mid-engined Ferrari that saw major success, and was a contemporary of the legendary 250 GTO in the early 1960s. Seeing the success of their rivals with mid-engined racing cars, Ferrari decided to end the 250 GT cars, and carry on competition with a development of the 250P. And with that, the 250 LM was born.
The 250 LM was very similar to the 250P, except it had a roof and was built from a higher gauge of steel. The LM used an enlarged version of the 250 GTO’s 3.0L V12. At 3.3L the LM’s V12 produced 320hp, and it only had to propel a car which weighed under 1900lbs, lighter than the GTO. The result was a car that was very fast, and despite being denied homologation as a GT class, it still saw success in the Prototype class. 250LMs won 10 out of the 35 races they competed in, and in 1965 the NART team won the Le Mans 24 Hours. This would be the final outright Le Mans victory for Ferrari to this day, ending an era of Ferrari dominance in the late 50′s, early 60′s.
A total of 32 250 LMs were produced, making it on par in rarity with the GTO, and certainly worth a solid fortune in its own right. Seeing a car like this up close, with no barriers to keep people away is a rare treat indeed. I stuck around after most people had left the show, and had the privilege of some quality, un cluttered photo time with this epic car. Enjoy the gallery below.
This one is fresh from earlier today. I was out and about in the area, and upon coming into Newtown I saw this Demonic looking black Porsche. As it turns out, it just so happened to be the mightiest 911 of all, the GT2 RS. I saw this car fly by me once before a few months ago, so I was thrilled to be able to get some quality pics this time. It was kind of funny to see a car like this out on a day with such a marginal weather; overcast, intermittent drizzle, and around 48 degrees F. This is a truly awesome car, and it certainly made my day. Enjoy the pics, this GT2 RS turns the badass factor up to 11 for sure.
This is the 3rd year in a row we have attended the Radnor Hunt Concours, and it continues to blow us away each time. For me this year was especially interesting because Ferraris and pre-war Cadillacs were being featured. What you see above was the view as we entered the show, a row of Ferraris worth tens of millions of dollars alone. Most of these cars will be getting their own specific features later on so just let this be a nice preview of things to come. Enjoy. Read the rest of this entry »
Just going to get some breakfast in Newtown the other day. It was gorgeous weather so I figured I’d bring my camera with me in case I saw any cool cars. Sure enough, upon turning onto State Street, I see a sinister black SLS AMG parking on the side of the road. The owner was very nice and happily showed me the car.
Driving around Newtown and I found this rare beast sitting on the side of the road at a local shop. GLHS means “Goes Like Hell Some more”, over the normal Omni GLHS. I had never seen one of these before so this was a very cool surprise. More pics below. Read the rest of this entry »
I’ve gotten used to hybrids in the four years I’ve driven them. They aren’t glamorous, they aren’t designed to make you feel like Ayrton Senna in the mountains, and they’re certainly not designed to tow a boat. That is, of course, until General Motors decided otherwise. Meet the Cadillac Escalade. It’s the most expensive, most blinged-out, and most conspicuous SUV GM offers, and it now comes as a hybrid. I wonder what Greenpeace thinks? Well, in reality, I don’t give a damn what they think, so I decided to see what this V8-powered mild hybrid, full-size, full-frame truck was all about at the Radnor Hunt Concours last September. Read the rest of this entry »
Went out to Lambertville, NJ for Sunday brunch with my family. It was 50 degrees outside in January, so I figured I’d bring my camera to catch any cool cars running around. The Lambertville/New Hope area always has some solid cars around, here’s what I saw today. Read the rest of this entry »
Spotted in Newtown, PA by my parents when they were out shopping. Lots of nice cars in the Newtown area.
Spotted by- Bill and Nancy
We were in attendance for this year’s Radnor Hunt Concours d’ Elegance outside Philadelphia, PA. It was a great turnout and there were some very stunning cars there as always. Radnor Hunt is a beautiful setting to hold a Councours. It is set in the beautiful PA countryside and the elegance of nature shows off the beauty of the cars quite well. Read the rest of this entry »
I was only able to get this one picture because it was pouring rain, but the car carried its fake chrome accent theme throughout. I love how it was all pretty obviously glued on by someone too. The car also had a chrome shift knob in the shape of a beetle or something. It had sharp parts and looked like it could stab your hand during a hard power shift. Also, it is impossible to miss the huge “functional” spoiler that “helps horsepower by adding downforce yo”. Of course it is common knowledge that adding aerodynamic drag to a slow car will actually make it faster…..
Spotted by- Nick
At the New Hope Auto Show this rare beauty was mixed in with the cars in the for sale section. It was a nice opportunity to get some good pictures and admire this very special Porsche. This color combination also happens to be my favorite on this version. I had seen this car once before on the road but didn’t get any pictures, so its nice to have some now.
Mind Over Motor was in attendance for the 2011 New Hope Auto Show in New Hope, Pennsylvania. We only made it for the first day because it rained like crazy on Sunday but it was definitely a good one this year. Here’s some of the highlights. Read the rest of this entry »