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A Jeep, packed with mortar shells, a mortar tube between the seats and the mortar plate on the floor, New Caledonia, 1942.

And with the name of that girl I love writ large on her flank!

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sebring

Louis Galanos‎ > Historic Racing Cars

The legendary Corvette racer John Greenwood, in his 7-liter Vette, leads the legendary Porsche 917K racer Pedro Rodriguez under the MG Bridge and into the Esses at Sebring fifty years ago (1970) this weekend. Following them is the Jacky Ickx – Peter Schetty works Ferrari 512 S Spyder and the Jerry Thompson – John Mahler Corvette. Greenwood and co-driver Allan Barker would fail to finish due to a busted clutch. Rodriguez and co-driver Leo Kinnunen and later Jo Siffert would finish 4th overall but were leading late in the race when a faulty part sidelined them. The Ferrari would blow a head gasket and the Thompson/Mahler Vette would finish 20th.

BTW, that historic MG Bridge was in sad shape in 1970 and anyone who crossed the track via that bridge held their breath as the metal span undulated as people walked across the track. It would collapse in a storm in 1973 just days before the running of the 1973 race.

LAT photo.

The good old days…

 

 
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Happy 56th birthday, Škoda 1000 MB.

Full article here: ranwhenparked.net/…/50-years-ago-skoda-launches-100…/

Love ‘em all!

 

 

Visor Cam: Graham Rahal at Barber Motorsports Park

NTT INDYCAR SERIES

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 8:07 PM

VISOR CAM: Graham Rahal takes us on a few laps around the Barber Motorsports Park circuit!

Shot with GoPro!

 

 
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2Credit: Sterling RX interior material 2 By Davest1 Own work CC BY SA 3.0 httpscommons.wikimedia.orgwindex.phpcurid15523777

 

3Credit: By Davest1 Own work CC BY SA 3.0 httpscommons.wikimedia.orgwindex.phpcurid15523759

 

4Credit: By Davest1 at English Wikipedia CC BY 2.5 httpscommons.wikimedia.orgwindex.phpcurid2731878

The Sterling was a very cool kit car that was streets ahead of most of the others that were around during the kit car era. Such pretty things…

 

 

Peckfitz Vatertag 2019 Best of: Männer haben Spaß am Schlammloch

Holger Schneckenberg
Jun 10, 2019

Vatertag 2019 Peckfitz: die besten Aufnahmen vom Vatertag 2019. Panzer, UNIMOG, AT-T, Jeep und andere schwere Offroad Monster in Aktion.

Ooo big, big fun!

 

 
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Clean 1968 BMW 1600 for sale on Hemmings.com.

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Nice, hot Bimmers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The fantastic and fabulous 2002 GT4 by Frua. They only made two.

Here’s Why Frua May Have Designed The Prettiest BMW 2002

By Jayson Fong
October 3, 2016

Photography by Jayson Fong & BMW Group Classic

During an eleven year production lifetime, the iconic BMW 2002 Series introduced some of the marque’s most memorable cars. From sporty coupes, convertibles, tourers, and turbo-powered rally monsters, the 2002 series provided what was truly a lineup that had something for everyone. However, on this year’s Hamburg to Berlin Klassik, I got a closer look at the 2002 GT4 Frua: the very car that could have changed the face of the 2002 series from the one we remember.

Designed by Pietro Frua in 1969 as a potential 2002 model, the GT4 was a fastback 2+2 coupe built on the underpinnings of a 2002ti. Although based on the 2002, it also brought together styling from multiple BMW products including an interior largely lifted from the 2500 sedan, with its instrument cluster dominated by two large dials, and both indicators and door handles from the 2800CS.

Two examples of the GT4 with slight variations were produced and unveiled by BMW at the Paris Motor Shows of 1969 and 1970. Unfortunately the GT4 would not make it to series production, BMW opting to proceed with a touring design which would enter the market in 1971. Today, the 1970 Paris Motor Show concept remains in original condition and under the care of BMW Group Classic. However, on the back roads from Hamburg to Berlin, we were given the opportunity to see the GT4 on the road where it can be truly appreciated.

Read the rest at Petrolicious.

This would have sold like hotcakes… it is stunning. Oh well.

 

 
Ferrari 312PB

Mario Andretti on his way to his third and final overall win at Sebring in 1972. He is driving a factory Ferrari 312PB and his co-driver was Jacky Ickx.

Ferrari 312PB

Mario Andretti in a Ferrari 312PB at the BOAC 1000km Race at Brands Hatch on April 16, 1972.

Photo by the Klemantaski Collection at Getty Images, via Carlos Reutemann.

 

 
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1926 Bentley Thunderbolt Merlin 12 engine

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1932 Auburn V12 Boattail Speedster

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1933 Packard 12 Sport Coupé by Dietrich

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1937 Horch 853 Sport Cabriolet by Voll & Ruhrbeck

The Golden Age.

We’ll not be seeing quality like this ever again.

 

 
1930 KJ Henderson Streamline

 

1930 KJ Henderson Streamline     • 1930 KJ Henderson Streamline. Collection of Frank Westfall. Photograph © 2013 Peter Harholdt

1930 Henderson KJ Streamline
Collection of Frank Westfall, Syracuse, NY

With its 1,200-cc, 40-brake horsepower, in-line four-cylinder engine, the 1930 Henderson Model KJ Streamline could exceed 100 mph. In an era when streamlining was used sparingly in motorcycle design, American Orley Ray Courtney’s enclosed bodywork was virtually unknown on production two-wheelers (except for a few racing machines), making the KJ an unusual and beautiful example of Art Deco design.

Courtney believed that the motorcycle industry failed to provide weather protection and luxury for its riders. His radically streamlined KJ body shell was unlike anything ever done on two wheels. The sleek vehicle had a curved, vertical-bar grille, reminiscent of the Chrysler Airflow, and the rear resembled an Auburn boat-tail speedster. The panels were hand-formed of steel with a power hammer.

Stunningly beautiful but impractical and hard to ride, the Streamline’s complex curved body was heavy and was difficult to make. In 1941, Courtney filed for a patent for a second motorcycle design with fully enclosed fenders. Perhaps he was influenced by the fact that the Indian Motocycle Company had introduced its partially skirted fenders in 1940, and that motorcyclists were becoming more accepting of this trend.*

* In 1923, Indian Motorcycle Company became Indian Motocycle Company and retained that name until the company closed in 1953.

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Really neat-looking.

 

 
daytona 12 65

DAYTONA BEACH, FLFEBRUARY 28, 1965

The No. 73 Ford GT40 on the outside was the winning Shelby works entry of Ken Miles and Lloyd Ruby in the 12 Hour Continental at Daytona.

Photo by ISC Archives CQ-Roll Call Group via Getty Images.

The No. 99 Ferrari was an entry by Luigi Chinetti’s North American Racing Team, an independent with intimate factory ties, based here in my hometown of Greenwich, Connecticut. They won Le Mans that year.

So, swoons all ‘round, eh…

 

Lola Mk 6 GT Ford

 

Lola Mk 6 GT Ford

 

Lola Mk 6 GT Ford

 

Lola Mk 6 GT Ford

Eric Broadley, Lola Mk 6 GT Ford, 24 Hours of Le Mans, Le Mans, 16 June 1963.

The Eric Broadley designed Lola Mk 6 GT Ford, which would give birth to the famous Ford GT40.

Photos by Bernard Cahier/Getty Images

Fantastic car! Sadly, I have never clapped eyes on one, but, there is always a chance. Especially around these parts.

 

 
Chaparral 2D

Phil Hill drives the Chaparral 2D to victory in the 1966 ADAC 1000 km race at Nürburgring.

Jo Bonnier was Hill’s co-winning co-driver.

Eric della Faille photo.

Heroes all.

 

Alfa Romeo Montreal Vision GT ConceptLuca Serafini

Alfa Romeo Montreal Vision GT Concept

Whoa, Nellie, it’s gorgeous!

Montreal Vision GTLuca Serafini
 

Montreal Vision GTLuca Serafini

This Stunning Alfa Romeo Concept Design Has Taken the Internet By Storm

Luca Serafini says the original 1970s Montreal helped grow his love of cars. Here’s everything you need to know about his modern update.

BY BRYAN HOOD ON OCTOBER 23, 2019

It’s the concept stage where automakers really let themselves have fun. Still, even the most daring brands could stand to take more chances. And if Alfa Romeo wants to add a supercar to its lineup, they might want to bring in Luca Serafini for some help

The Italian designer recently posted a striking set of futuristic renderings of one of the cars he’s most nostalgic about—the 1970s Alfa Romeo Montreal—online. Dubbed the Montreal Vision GT, the concept takes everything about the car that so deeply affected Serafini as a boy and turns it up to 11.

MontrealLuca Serafini and his father in the elder’s Alfa Romeo Montreal
Luca Serafini

“Back in 1986 my father bought a shiny orange Alfa Romeo Montreal. … I remember the night he came home with quite irregular V8. He was parking in rear in the garage. The smoke was surrounding and the first things I saw were red taillights and chromed mufflers,” he wrote on his website. “As a young boy I can call it as the beginning for my growing love towards the whole automotive world.“

The first thing you’ll notice about the design is how sleek it is. While the car features Alfa Romeo’s trademark triangle grille and badge and the general shape of the original 2+2 sports coupe, that’s where the similarities end. The designer’s updated concept features swooping, wave-like curves from front to back, headlights subtly worked into the grillework and large vents in the hood and side paneling to make things even more aerodynamic. While there’s no technical info given—presumably Serafini would upgrade the original’s 200 hp V8—it’s impossible to deny that this is one eye-catching ride.

“I tried to create subjectively something able to bring me back as a child. Something on 4 wheels that’s making you say WOW!” Serafini wrote.

Unfortunately, Serafini’s design, as beautiful as it may be, faces little chance of actually being made a reality. Still, Alfa Romeo need do little more than look at the response to it online to see that there’s an audience for such a sultry speedster.

Link to the article.

My Lust-o-Meter broke the glass!