Race

1940 Maserati 8CL Indy Car

The car was like a snappy retort delivered after the party was over-clever, but presented to an empty room {vsig}2005-10_1888{/vsig} Following on the success of Wilbur Shaw’s win in his Maserati Tipo 8CTF at the Indianapolis 500 in May 1939, the Maserati factory was confident it could repeat this victory […]

1967 Alfa Romeo 1600 GTA Corsa

I couldn’t keep away from the white GTA on the showroom floor, admiring it like it was a Playboy centerfold {vsig}2005-9_1876{/vsig} This striking Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA is documented as the car in which future Ferrari and Alfa Romeo T33 sports-prototype star Andrea de Adamich won the 1967 European Touring […]

1960 Cooper T52 Formula Junior

The over-the-top factory team cars like the Lotus 27 and Lola Mk 5 were the reason Formula Junior died off Powered by JAP and Manx Norton motorcycle engines, Cooper’s innovative mid-engined racing cars dominated the 500-cc Formula 3 scene in the 1950s. These cars provided many future stars, most notably […]

1987 March 87C “Kraco” Indy Race Car

The CART series has long been America’s premier open wheel racing series, and with multiple championships, the Andretti racing family has been its most favored winners. Father and son Mario and Michael had overlapping careers, giving fans splendid battles for first place, with neither family member giving an inch. The […]

1964 Lancia Flavia Sport

Alternate terms for these quirky cars are “full of personality,” “individualistic,” and various other ways you’d go about describing a blind date {vsig}2005-5_1841{/vsig} When the Lancia Flavia was first presented to the public at the Turin Motor Show of 1960, most people were amazed at its unconventional layout. Developed by […]

1961 Chaparral 1

There’s something romantic about cars that signify the end of an era, the last and greatest of their kind, yet doomed by the coming revolution {vsig}2005-4_1835{/vsig} The year was 1961. Jim Hall was an ambitious young man from Midland, TX, who had done well in oil and was determined to […]

1998 Dodge Viper Race Car

Your 16-year-old son would probably be happy lighting incense in front of it and inviting his friends over to worship {vsig}2005-3_1828{/vsig} Few cars in the history of the American automobile have captured the imagination of car enthusiasts like the Dodge Viper. What started as an outrageous concept car at the […]

1966 Shelby 427 Competition Cobra

In the late ’60s there just wasn’t anything badder than a 427 Cobra, and the fact that they were rumored to kill an abnormally high percentage of people who dared to drive them only increased the reputation Although the 289 Cobra was well proven in competition by the mid-1960s, it […]

1968 McLaren M6B Can-Am Race Car

If you can hustle one of these babies around the track, nobody will ever question your manhood {vsig}2005-1_1810{/vsig} The Can-Am Series for unlimited sports cars began in 1966, and a year later Bruce McLaren won his first championship, driving a car bearing his own name. Teammate Denny Hulme was second, […]

1962 MGB Sebring

The U.S. MG distributors were hoping to put a gleam in the eye of the dentist from Columbus, who might imagine his car out there running with the Ferraris and Porsches {vsig}2004-12_1541{/vsig} Sebring in 1964 was one of the world’s top-tier endurance races, part of the FIA’s Challenge Mondiale and […]