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.
1994, and the Germans were not happy after the Italians and Alfa Corse took all the laurels during the 1993 season. However, there was no time for them to rest..! Yeah, 1993 had been a transition, the Germans had only … Continue reading #TouringCarMadness, 1994, Alfa Corse facing the German Blitzkrieg.
Not the usual bit of touring car here, not the usual motorsport sedan either even if might just look like an Alfa Romeo on steroids. No, the Alfa Romeo 155 V6 Ti is something quite exceptional in terms of development, technology … Continue reading #TouringCarMadness, The Alfa Romeo 155 V6 Ti, Fase Iniziale.
The Selangor Grand Prix which was actually known as a race held at the end of the year at the Shah Alam Circuit in Malaysia. Something rather special but something to be known as it was quite an unusual place … Continue reading #TouringCarMadness – The Selangor GP Mystery.
#TurbineTuesday today with a look at the turbine powered STP-Paxton Turbocar, the car that almost won the Indy 500 back in 1967 with Parnelli Jones at the wheel but which suffered a torque-converter failure with 3 laps to go… It … Continue reading #TurbineTuesday – The 1967 STP-Paxton Turbocar.