Ferrari vs Porsche at Le Mans in 1970
The good old days.
Alfonso Irene Jiménez
February 24, 2020
1965 FORD GT 40 MARK II Prototipo
Gary F. Smith
Not just a rare shot of a GT40 variant. It’s also a rare shot of Carroll during his “Hollywood” period. Check out his Gucci loafers and Jay Sebring haircut.
Is the guy in the tie, Leo ?
Roy Lunn, Chief Engineer, Kar Kraft
Contrary to the movie, Miles/McLaren drove one of these in 1965!!
While I do enjoy the movie on many levels, and I’m glad the story is being told, this is perhaps the most disappointing part of the historical inaccuracies. They also gloss over the fact that Miles won at Daytona w/ Lloyd Ruby and took first in class at Sebring (behind the Chapparral 2A) w/ Bruce McLaren, both in 1965.
This magnificent BMW CSL Group A was produced by BMW between 1983 and 1986. Adorned in its famous rainbow livery, it competed in the European Touring Car Championship (ETCC) under the banner of the Eggenberger team. However, in the 1985 season, Eggenberger switched to the new Volvo 245 and BMW Italia set up its own team to keep on competing in the ETCC. Back then, Italy was BMW’s second most important market after Germany, and the BMW Italia team (which later became ‘Cibiemme) proved itself to be a strong contender on the touring stage in the 1980s and 1990s.
I was very into BMW for a long, long time.
Bergamo – Gp delle Mura Storico 2014 – Arturo Merzario – Alfa Romeo – Photo Oreste Morzenti
GP Tripoli 1938 – Eugenio Siena sur Alfa Romeo 312
Raymond Sommer on his Alfa Romeo Tipo 308 GP on the way to win 1938 La Turbie hillclimb
1964 BRM in Mexico spec.
Cougars are cool. Always loved them, right from the start. The styling just does something to me as it does with so many beloved classics.
My cousin Rick had one when I was a kid and they were new. I loved it, not least because it had the 390 in it, Cougar Eliminator, eh, but, sadly, I never got a ride in it, or even sat in it. Too busy, I guess. Sigh.
They didn’t do much on the circuit, if I remember correctly, but it was cool seeing them out there dicing it up.
Racing Inside…Jaguar E Type. – source Canossa Events.
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･ 24 Hours of Le Mans, 19 June 1965. The two AC Cobra Daytona Coupé with Ford 4.7L V8 engines of the Shelby-American Inc. before the start of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The car n°9 was driven by Dan Gurney and Jerry Grant, while the car n°10 was driven by Bob Johnson and Tom Payne. Unfortunately the two cars were unable to finish the race due to mechanical failures. #ClassicSteeringWheels #accobra #lemans #lemanslegend #shelbycobra #cobradaytona #shelbyclub #24hoursoflemans #24hlemans #motorsport #racing #classicdriver #automotive #vintage #vintagecars #retrocars #classiccar #carvintage #oldcar #carculture #instantclassic #petrolhead #classiccarlover #classiccaroftheday #classiccardaily #drivevintage #drivetastefully #carpassion #cargram #instacars
Lovely. Such raw power.
Matra MS 650 Chassis 02 (1970-1971) – Chantilly Arts & Elegance 2019
Follow the link to RS65 Photos see the photo gallery: rs65photos.com/…/chantilly-arts-elegance…/
So very beautiful.
The J-car at the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans … in the afternoon on test day.
Shelby American Inc. (USA)
FORD GT J
Bruce McLaren (NZ)
‘Chris’ Amon (NZ)
Chris Amon (NZ)
Yes, those were the days…
© Nick Rico
I’m drawing a blank here. And I don’t like that. Anyone know? Please comment 🙂
The engines are clueless; and typically only list no info Pinterest results, usually, which is nearly as useless as tits on a bull for getting image file info.
Besides, I’ve been kicked off Pinterest now, anyway. LOL
No great loss.
This 320 is a Hell of a lot faster than my 320.
5 was an excellent Group.
/// 1960 Monaco Grand Prix.Monte Carlo, Monaco. 29 May 1960. John Surtees makes his GP debut in a Lotus 18-Climax. ///
/// 1960 Dutch Grand Prix. Zandvoort, Holland. 6 June 1960. The Ferrari transporter arrives with the Dino 246 cars of Phil Hill, Wolfgang von Trips and Richie Ginther. ////
//// 1960 Portuguese Grand Prix. Porto, Portugal. 12-14 August 1960. Dan Gurney (BRM P48). ////
/// Riverside, California, USA. 18-20 November 1960. Jim Clark (Lotus 18 Climax) retired, action. ////
/// 1960 United States Grand Prix. Riverside, California, USA. 18-20 November 1960. Innes Ireland (Lotus 18 Climax) 2nd position. ////
Karl Kling leading Pierre Levegh at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Both are utilizing the innovative hydraulic air brakes of the Mercedes-Benz 300SLR. (photo credit: Daimler-Benz archive)
High tech rennwagen from the year of my birth.
What a difference 55 years makes juxtaposition of Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA, 1965 and Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA, 2020. Alfa Romeo have revealed a new track-focused version of the new generation Giulia based on the Quadrifoglio and fitted with a more powerful version of the Alfa Romeo 2.9 litre V6 Bi-Turbo engine, now with 540hp. Use of lightweight materials gives a reduction of 100kg compared to the Quadrifoglio. The new Giulia will be available as a limited edition in two versions (500 of each), the GTA and GTAm which features racing seats, roll-bar and six-point seat belts.
The ‘A’ in GTA stands for “Alleggerita,” Italian for lightweight. The original GTA featured a 1.6 litre TOHC 4 cylinder engine that produced 113hp for the stradale (road) version and 170hp for the race car.
I am thrilled to see one of my most lusted after monikers reborn by one one my favorite companies… the beautiful and mighty GTAm !!! Oh, yes, Virginia, I am smiling BIGLY!
Even though I can no longer drive, not that I could afford either of them, it is wonderful to know that the GTAm is still out there vanquishing lesser conveyeances left and right.
Alfa Romeo da tutto il mondo, baby!
Sonnet 73 for Sir Stirling Moss. ASonnetADay
Goodwood Revival 2009. Leading a parade of 80 cars he had raced:
Rest in Peace, Sir Stirling. And Thank You.
A young Jody Scheckter who co drove with Ed Swart in his B19 and won at Lorenco Marques in 1971.
Many of the Dutch related Drivers used Orange on their Helmets. which was originally Holland’s National Historic Colour. Later Jody S just reversed his Helmet Colour to white with an Orange Band !
photo c/o Race Historie NL
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.
The good old days…
Happy 56th birthday, Škoda 1000 MB.
Full article here: ranwhenparked.net/…/50-years-ago-skoda-launches-100…/
Love ‘em all!
1969 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA 1600 Corsa
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.
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.
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…
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.