Grand Prix Bordino
I should spend more time in little Italian towns.
Vintage Race Cars Come In All Shapes and Sizes
This Class 11 Beetle is gorgeous and I’d love to see more people racing their Bugs. I still wholeheartedly believe that the VW Type 1 engine is the best engine ever made. There are very few engines that you could tear down and rebuild on the side of the road with hand tools. It’ll run on anything—You could probably pour a bottle of Whiskey in the tank if you were desperate. Just a perfect embodiment of my appreciation for simplicity.
Driving the Remainders of the Sudschleife
I guess it just never occurred to me that a good deal of the Nürburgring’s Sudschleife survived after it fell into disuse in the early 70s and was (largely) demolished to make way for the GP circuit. How about a pleasantly leisurely drive around what remains?
Magnificent 1957 Italian Motorcycle Racing Movie Trailer – I FiDanzati Della Morte
I’m betting that understanding Italian wouldn’t make this any more amazing than it already is in my ignorance.
Ride Along with a 1962 MGB in the 2012 Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix
The battles from the perspective of this MGB in the 2012 Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix are fun and worth a watch on their own (man, this driver works through the traffic!). More importantly though, take a moment to look at the setting: Look at those low brick walls, bridges, and the brief glimpses of the glass structure of the conservatory. Now appreciate that this event is not happening in Sicily in 1962, or Brescia in 1951, or Pebble Beach in 1955. This is a race you can go and watch next year. I still can’t believe that they pulled it off. I still hope that more municipalities will find the will and the passion to do the same. I look forward to attending the Central Park Vintage Grand Prix, the Detroit Belle Isle Vintage Road Races, the Hyde Park Historics, and the Lincoln Park GP Classic.
Onboard a Porsche 935 at Laguna Seca
Turn up those speakers. Damn.
Relive the 2016 Goodwood Revival
In case you missed it, the wonderful and attractive people on the Goodwood media team have uploaded the full-day replays of the 2016 Goodwood Revival. Put on your tweed jacket and kick your feet up.
Goodwood Revival 2016 Saturday Livestream
♪It’s the mooooossstt wonderful time… of the year.♫
Relive the Monterey Reunion Livestream
I’m glad someone else has followed The Goodwood Revival’s marvelous example of livestreaming and archiving contemporary vintage races. I can think of no better example of an event to do so than the 2016 Monterey Motorsports Reunion. I didn’t learn that the event was being streamed until the Monday after. Thankfully the archive is already up and running and ready for you to start your week. Throw on your headphones and be ready to quickly switch to a spreadsheet when your boss walks by.