Kamaz T4 Dakar Truck Chases a Volkswagen Polo R WRC
Published on Aug 17, 2016
Watch a Kamaz Dakar truck and Volkswagen Polo R WRC battle it out on Rally Finland’s iconic Ouninpohja stage.
On one side of the ring there’s the 318-horsepower Volkswagen Polo R WRC: a car that has won WRC RAlly Finland three times. Then on the other side, more unusually, the there’s the iconic Kamaz 4326 truck that is the undisputed King of the Dakar, with close to 1000-horsepower…and still capable of hitting the jumps! Would you handle the pressure of the truck behind you?
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This is absolutely spectacular!! WooHoo!!
Gérard Larousse and Willi Kauhsen pilot a lovely Porsche 917LH at Le Mans in 1970.
The other LH was entered by Martini Racing, qualified by Willy Kauhsen and Gérard Larrousse on 12th position. The spectacular livery of this car was elaborate whirls and swoops of light green on a dark blue background. The car with the 4.5L engine gained the nickname of the Hippie Car or the Psychedelic Porsche from the team and media.
They finished in 2nd place!
Those were the days, my friend.
Up Close And Personal With A Most Dramatic Alfa Romeo
Story and Photography by Davide Cironi
This is probably the most dramatic design Alfa Romeo has ever had; only Zagato could imagine such lines. Project ES-30 (Experimental Sportscar 3.0-liter) was based on the very fast and mean 75 IMSA. Developed (mainly its suspension) by the recently deceased Giorgio Pianta, the man behind Abarth Racing and Alfa Corse, the SZ, Delta S4, 155 DTM, and others were built under his wing. He was the one yelling in the box when Alessandro Nannini was about to kill Roland Asch for his deliberate contact at Singen 1994—go find my interview to the Italian driver.
So: a pure, terrific, disputable design matched perfectly with mechanical components set up by racers. That means Turbo Evoluzione brakes, bigger wheels, thermoplastic body, and a bit of “encouragement” to bring the 3.0-liter Busso engine up to 210 horsepower.
My eyes must take their time to accept this eccentric monster every time I’m lucky to meet one. I feel like being in front of some abstract art: the SZ is something you’re unable to understand immediately. After a minute, or ten, I start seeing its pureness. Hate or love it, the SZ is maybe the best-driving car Alfa Romeo built, from the very first up to the Giulia GTA and even the new 4C. With its looks as they are, it’s not a design exercise for museums, at all—but one for driving!
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It’s True: Guys Raced Muscle Cars At The Baja 1000, And Jim Garner Was Among ‘Em. Ride Along In His Recently Restored Olds 442.
James Garner—then known mostly for Maverick, as this was before The Rockford Files—was an avid racer in the late ’60s, and he even had his own fab shop, American International Racers, building cars for Daytona, Sebring, and the like. He was also an off-road racer from the start and even fabbed the famous fleet of AMC Ramblers that ran in the ’69 Baja 500. In the ’69 Mexican 1000, Garner piloted the ’70 Grabber 442, which was one of three preproduction cars built by off-road guru Vic Hickey, who had also created the Hurst Baja Boot, among many others. The Olds seems an unusual choice once you realize the project was not factory backed, but it has been assumed that it may have been influenced by Hickey’s alliance with George Hurst, who was tight with Olds.
Read the rest at Hot Rod magazine!
This is so cool… I mean really, it is! Look at that thing fly!
An interesting little tanklette from WWI. This pic has a title of “my grandpa 1917,” which I think is so nice.
Love the wheels!
I wonder about grandpa’s head stickin’ out like that, though. Seems rather dodgy.
I would just love to see a film of this thing in action. I am trying to imagine how it would move and how quick it might be, as it looks rather tippy.
Nissan R91CK – 24 Hours of Daytona, 1992
Another close up of the 27 Nissan – I couldn’t choose between the shots, so I put them both in.
Photo by Dan Morgan
Nissan certainly makes some mighty fine rennwagen, there’s no doubt about that!
Stunning 1958 250 GT TDF Berlinetta at Gooding Monterey
July 14, 2019
The Ferrari 250 GT Tour de France Berlinetta has long been seen as one of the most sought-after GT racing cars of the 1950s, with just 78 examples produced. Chassis 0903 GT is the fourth of only 36 single-louver Tour de France Berlinettas built.
Delivered new to Sweden, this Tour de France was initially owned by two Swedish race car drivers; first by noted driving ace Sture Nottorp and later Kjell Lundberg. After remaining in Sweden for decades, the TdF eventually made its way to the United States. Its current owner undertook a complete, concours-quality restoration in 2012 by award-winning Ferrari specialist Motion Products Inc. This TdF is finished in a period grey and red livery, complemented by a beautiful light grey leather interior highlighted by special Heuer stopwatches mounted in a unique rally binnacle in the wrinkle-finish dashboard.
Read the rest, plus there are more photos
Bergrennen WOLSFELD 2019 – BEST OF [Pure Sound]
Published on Jun 23, 2019
Best of Bergrennen WOLSFELD 2019 (Germany) Berg-Cup. Best action & pure sound of this “berg-rennen.”
Exciting rallye cars climbing a hill… ah, yes, mountain racing… a thrill a minute! Fantastic cars all going much quicker than there tame counterparts could even dream
There’s even a wicked quick 2kilo2 with a big wing.
F12 TDF in black
Photo by Pierfederico Perazzini
Rather sweet, no?
The Sáragga Collection
©2019 Courtesy of RM Sotheby’s.
And what a nice collection it is.
1988 Southwick Honda Fourtrax 250R – Puttley:Dirt Wheels Pic
Looks like fun…