Back to CanAm racing and as detailed in our introduction to this championship, CanAm was raw and all about power and speed but not only. Some of the cars and development that happened and raced during the period the championship … Continue reading #CanAm – The 1969 Chaparral 2H.
Group 5 or the wildest ever production category ? Well, that what it stands for in terms of history. Defined as a ruleset by the FIA for Special Touring Cars, it in situ evolved in three generations of cars with … Continue reading #TouringCarMadness – The Zakspeed Capri Turbo.
2016 and 60 years ago, the Canadian-American Challenge Cup also known simply as the Can-Am started and rumbled around the North-American circuits during the Player’s event at Mont-Tremblant St Jovite in Québec, Canada. After 71 races, it died before the … Continue reading #CanAm – The Thrill of Speed.
The dodgy eighties were beautiful, motorsport was great, rallying at its peak and Group B sounded and looked fantastic… Then came France, Citroën and the BX 4TC… Oh dear, I don’t like being French when talking about that car… Group B … Continue reading #WorstOf – France, The Citroën BX 4TC.
What is so special about that 1971 Ferrari 512M ? The livery maybe or the fact that it sports a funny rear wing like no other one ? Well, it’s a lot more. Actually, this particular car is somehow special … Continue reading #TheUnfairAdvantage – The Penske Ferrari 512M.
“Jamais deux sans trois” is an old French saying, so here is the final and 3rd part of the Renault 5 Turbo story with a detailed look at chassis #D000020. In situ, the Bruno Saby works car from the 1981 … Continue reading #Rally – Part 3 – The Renault 5 Turbo Chassis #D000020.
Part 2 of the Renault 5 Turbo story and after the genesis of the whole project and how it got into production, let’s talk about the competition versions of this hot hatchback. Of course and as said previously, the Renault … Continue reading #Rally – Part 2 – The Renault 5 Turbo Competition Versions.
Renault and the Turbo, well, a big story as it’s a fact, the French manufacturer more or less revolutionized motor sport through the introduction of a Turbo engine in Formula One. The application of such technology was not reserved only to … Continue reading #Rally – Part 1 – The Renault 5 Turbo Genesis.
Recent holidays and visit to a sunny island called Ibiza visiting one of my best friend and of course, a petrolhead like me brought up some Nascar content. Yeah, well, I like Nascar ! People in Europe and certainly because … Continue reading #Stories – Racing to Win, Wood Brothers Style.
Motorsport is the sort of sport for which you require a certain budget, it’s not like football or running, you need more than a pair of shoes… And well, a recent visit to a south and sunny island made me … Continue reading #Stories – Drug Smuggling and Motorsport, the John Paul Sr and Jr Story.
Ground effect or the principle of using an entire car as a giant wing in order to increase downforce and minimize drag, basically that’s what it stands for. But in situ, how does it work ? That’s what we’re gonna … Continue reading #Focus – Ground Effect for Dummies.
What is the FIA Appendix K, and what are the basics to understanding it ? Well, yes, these are the basics to understanding historic motorsport..! First, the FIA Appendix K is nothing very new, it’s been around historic motorsport since … Continue reading #HistoricRacing – What about some basics ?!