Back in 1979 the Deutsche Rennsport Meisterchaft commonly known as the DRM was in full swing. Harald Ertl, originally a journalist and amateur driver who had rised up from Formula Vee to Formula One with little success for the later … Continue reading #TouringCarMadness – Europa or Brexit, you chose.
All pictures © Rémi Dargegen Photography Group 5 or “Special Production Cars” as the FIA defined it back in 1976 and up to 1982 is well known or remembered for the all mighty Porsche 935, BMW 320 and Ford Zakspeed … Continue reading #RemiDargegen – I like big butts and I cannot lie.
All pictures © Rémi Dargegen Photography It’s #TouringCarTuesday so let’s have a little bit of German #TouringCarMadness with the lovely 1990 Mercedes-Benz 190E Evolution II, a car which has been on my dream short-list of cars, although, people that know … Continue reading #TouringCarMadness – Das Evolution II.
All pictures © Rémi Dargegen Photography Flashback Friday let’s say and well, invited again to a special day at sunny Donington Park in the UK last week for a trackday like no other, here is a little selection of pictures … Continue reading #RemiDargegen – Not your average Tuesday.
Back in 1988, Mercedes’ board gave the go-ahead for a new challenger to the forthcoming 3.5L World Sports Car Championship era to start from 1st of January 1991 and this would become known as the Mercedes-Benz C291. Not only it … Continue reading #MotorsportFail – The 1991 Mercedes-Benz C291.
Not your usual Lotus here but a bike and the only real Lotus bike. Something which properly fits in the manufacturer history, a breakaway and cutting-edge concept which was instrumental in the 1992 British Olympic cycling triumph. Regarding the bike, the Lotus Type 108 … Continue reading #Focus – The Lotus Type 108.
All Pictures. © Robert Clayson Photographic © It’s a mayhem if you actually think of what Group 1 is in historic at the moment. But it always was, even in period so history is just repeating itself I guess. But what about those … Continue reading #HistoricRacing – BSCC Group 1, and actual ruling interpretation.
Just got back from this year 75th Goodwood Members’ Meeting and here are a few impressions of the high speed demonstrations that Goodwood Road & Racing put together for the joy of the historic or let’s say the younger part … Continue reading #RemiDargegen – The 75th Members Meeting High Speed Demonstrations.
The first time Mazda used a four rotor engine in one of their sports prototype racers at Le Mans was in 1988 and this was achieved through the introduction of the almighty Mazda 767 and introduction of the 13J-M2 Wankel … Continue reading #Focus – The Four Rotor Mazda 767B-003.
1996, the Deutsche Tourenwagen Meisterchaft was dead and Bernie, at the time Vice-President of the FIA, was in control of the now so-called FIA International Touring Car Championship – ITCC – through the governing body ruling and working out the Championship. … Continue reading #TouringCarMadness, 1996, Alfa Corse misses it for good…
From 1976, the FIA World Championship for Makes would be ruled by the Group 5 regulations as the top category. Essentially, the cars would have to be based on a homologated model from Group 1 to 4 with all modifications allowed … Continue reading #TouringCarMadness – Extreme or Aeroheck.
1995 or the turning point? That’s probably what Alfa Romeo and the Alfa Corse guys were thinking. It was to be a whole new season, regulations were changed and the Championship and calendar would go global. A turning point as … Continue reading #TouringCarMadness, 1995, Alfa Corse si scatena.