Ferrari is back in the Rolex Grand Am Series, and just in time for the 50th running of the 24 Hours of Daytona! Ferrari has competed in 47 of the 49 day long classics, and has 15 class victories, 5 of which were overall victories around the 3.56 mile course that runs through part of the NASCAR super speedway and then down in the infield for the road course section of circuit.
This gorgeous French sports car of the prewar era, a black 1938 Delage D8-120S Aerosport Coupe took home the top International honors of Best in Show and People’s Choice at the 2011 Greenwich Concours d’Elegance, held last month. During the Depression, Delage was bought by Delahaye, and by 1953, it had ceased to be after a tumultuous time in the early Fifties, when less than 100 were made during three years. More pictures after the jump.
When I look at the Grand Am GT class manufacturers, and I think about which of these would more than likely spit flames out it’s exhaust pipe like a dragon, Mazda and their RX8R is not what comes to mind. I think of Chevy and their big V8 engines in their Corvettes and Camaros. I also think of BMW and their V8 in the M3. Porsche, not so much, I think of them as too refined to have fire. Mazda, hah, no way!! They use a 3 rotary engine (2 in the street going RX8) and they scream like a crotch rocket on steroids. Certainly not what comes to mind when you think of a fire breathing dragon!! A dragon roars, not screams, but nonetheless, the Mazda is the one car in the entire field that puts on a fireworks show.
It’s a shame that pole positions and laps led do not count for championship then maybe the #10 Suntrust Dallara driven by Max Angelilli and Ricky Taylor would be closer in the points race for the Daytona Prototypes with the #01 Telmex BMW – Riley of Memo Rojas and Scott Pruett. As it stands now, such is not the case; and with nearly a .500 winning percentage, Pruett and Rojas have a considerable lead in the champions points standings over the second place Suntrust car. On Sunday, July 24th, the history seemed to repeat itself. Ricky Taylor put the Chevy powered Suntrust Dallara on the pole and somehow Pruett managed to put his Telmex BMW Riley on the top step of the podium. Continue reading American Red Cross 250 – Grand Am Racing at New Jersey Motorsports Park→
Ok, so the last article was all about the Lamborghinis at Le Belle Macchine d’Italia, well I am back, and with Ferraris this time! There are a couple more photos than last time, and the only real organization this time is that I will be separating them from the ones that were taken at the track, and ones that were taken at the Concorso Continue reading Ferrari Fantasy→
Given the title of this post, I hope you guys are expecting to see some shots of beautiful specimens of the Raging Bulls. All these pictures that you are about to see were taken by me at Le Belle Macchine d’Italia. Le Belle Macchine took place in the Pocono Mountains from the 24th of June to the 27th. It is considered to be the largest Italian car show in the US and this year got a bump from 3 days to 4 days. Friday and Saturday was the Concorso d’Eleganza held at Mt. Airy Resort and Casino, and Sunday and Monday were the 2 days that cars were able to show off their power at Pocono International Raceway, where they were kinda enough to open up the road circuit part in the infield. For more information, here is their website. If you are interested in attending one, they have 2012’s scheduled for the Poconos, and they also have one in the fall in Daytona! http://www.italiancarevents.com/
Evo Magazine’s Harry Metcalfe rides along in the Pagani Huayra with Horacio Pagani himself. Notice how Mr. Pagani happens to be an absolute savage behind the wheel of his creation, doing unimaginable speeds down little single lane italian back roads. Also check out how the Huayra’s key is actually a small sculpture of the car itself. This is just incredible, everything about the Huayra is just awesome, and listen to that twin turbo V12!!! This shows exactly what I was talking about in my recent article on Pagani, everything is a masterpiece.