Race

1966 Porsche 906

If the new owner knew that 906.016 was a weird but very real chassis number, and that it had both factory development and extensive race history, then he had the unfair advantage When introduced in 1966 the Porsche 906-marketed generally as the “Carrera 6”-combined a multi-tubular space-frame chassis with strikingly […]

1966 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe

Its recent vintage-racing provenance has completely eclipsed whatever original period history the car might have had {vsig}2004-4_1245{/vsig} By the mid-1960s, Corvettes powered by the immortal 327-c.i. Chevrolet V8 were regular national winners in the Sports Car Club of America’s B-Production class. This storied 1966 coupe had just such an early […]

1980 Ferrari 512 BB/LM

The only concern of the Porsche drivers was that they stay well clear of the 512s. The handling of the three overweight Ferraris was as diabolical as anything that had ever emerged from Maranello Ferrari’s opposed 12-cylinder Formula One technology worked its way into the production lineup in 1971 with […]

1981 Lola T600

This sucker is one big, low car with ground clearance that would scare a cockroach Lola constructed just 12 examples of the T600. Chassis T600-HU3 was completed on March 28, 1981, the only example built with a four-cam Cosworth/Ford engine, and the only one retained by Lola Cars, Ltd., as […]

1952 Nash-Healey Le Mans Sports Racer

If the Cobra is a vaguely tamed raging bull, the Nash-Healey is more of a friendly mutt, concocted while under the influence of cocktails out on the bounding seas The Nash-Healey marque came about from a chance meeting on an ocean liner in 1949. English sports car designer and builder […]

1980 Alfa Romeo 179C Formula One

Alfa Romeo’s F1 program was classically Italian, i.e. lots of people, huge egos and ambitions, chaotic organization and neither enough money nor development {vsig}2003-12_1275{/vsig} Alfa Romeo had dipped a toe into the waters of Formula One in 1971 when it supplied a V8 engine for Andrea de Adamich’s works March. […]

1956 Ferrari 860 Monza

It gives ferocious yank, particularly through rock-hard vintage rubber {vsig}2003-11_1284{/vsig} The 860 Monza is one of the baddest, loudest, prettiest Ferraris ever built. While it keeps company with other legendary Ferraris including cars like the Testa Rossas, Monzas and 625 LMs, the 860 Monza really stands apart. It was big, […]

1965 Brabham BT 8 Sports Racer

With big engines, they will introduce you to religion at the top end of fifth gear The Brabham BT 8 is one of the most desirable of the Coventry Climax-engined sports cars of the 1960s. Jack Brabham and Ron Tauranac laid down nine chassis for the 1964 season, just two […]

1968 McLaren M10B Formula 5000

Reasonably big names, race wins on two continents, and what looked to be an excellent restoration {vsig}2003-9_1301{/vsig} One of the most formidable F5000 cars of its era, the McLaren M10 raced successfully in Europe, America and Australasia. This McLaren M10B Repco is a milestone car in Australian motor racing. Driven […]