Historic Racecars

Vintage racing pre war Alfa Romeo

Vintage racing pre war Alfa Romeo

Ever wanted one of those too expensive pre war Alfa Romeo’s? 1930’s wind in the hair fun but for most of us, ruination if you bend it? This man decided to build an exact replica using EBay, Alfa web sites and Prewarcar.com. Four years later, it’s nearing completion and according to…
1927 Miller 91 “Boyle Valve” Special

1927 Miller 91 “Boyle Valve” Special

155–250 bhp, 90.2 cu. in. DOHC 16-valve inline eight-cylinder engine with a supercharger and one updraft carburetor, three-speed Miller manual transmission, front-beam axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, and four-wheel drum brakes. Wheelbase: 100 in. Extremely rare original Miller 91 engine Original Miller 91…
1988 Jaguar XJR-9

1988 Jaguar XJR-9

Est. 670 bhp, 5,996 cc SOHC 24-valve, water-cooled, naturally aspirated, aluminum, 60-degree V-12 engine with Bosch fuel injection and Motec engine management, five-speed straight-cut TWR transmission, front independent double-wishbone, pushrod-actuated suspension with horizontally mounted Koni shock absorbers with coil springs, rear independent double-wishbone suspension with Bilstein shock absorbers and coil…
1969 Porsche 911 S Ex-Works

1969 Porsche 911 S Ex-Works

Est. 275 bhp, 2,492 cc SOHC air-cooled horizontally opposed six-cylinder engine with Bosch mechanical fuel injection, sliding throttle bodies, and a twin-plug ignition, five-speed manual transmission, independent front and rear suspension with anti-roll bars, and front and rear disc brakes. Wheelbase: 2,268 mm. One of six factory-built 1969 911 S…
1978 Ferrari 308 GTB Group B

1978 Ferrari 308 GTB Group B

280 bhp, 2,927 cc DOHC 16-valve transversely mounted V-8 engine with Weber carburettors, five-speed close-ratio manual transmission, double wishbone independent front and rear suspension with adjustable dampers, and four-wheel AP Lockheed ventilated disc brakes. Wheelbase: 2,340 mm. Converted to Group B specifications Raced by 1980 European Rally Champion and nine-time…
1967 Ford GT40 Mk IV

1967 Ford GT40 Mk IV

500 bhp, 427 cu. in. V-8 engine with dual four-barrel Holley carburetors, model T-44 four-speed manual transaxle, front and rear independent suspension with coil springs and shock absorbers, and four-wheel ventilated disc brakes. Wheelbase: 95 in. The fourth of only seven continuation Mk IV GT40s A faithful recreation of one…
2000 Ferrari F1-2000

2000 Ferrari F1-2000

At the start of the 2000 Formula One season, Technical Director Ross Brawn said, “I think we’ve probably had the best car we have ever had at the beginning of the season since the present group has been working together here at Ferrari.” With team principal Jean Todt at the…
1997 Ferrari F310 B

1997 Ferrari F310 B

Nineteen ninety-seven was a landmark year for the Scuderia, as it marked the company’s 50th anniversary, and it had quite a lot to celebrate. Motorsport, especially Formula One, had always been near and dear to the company’s heart. It was through its success in Formula One that Ferrari was catapulted…
1972 AAR Eagle 7200 Indianapolis

1972 AAR Eagle 7200 Indianapolis

Dan Gurney’s All American Racing hired brilliant engineer Roman Slobodynskij away from Rockwell Aerospace in 1969, and a brand-new car was begun in May 1971, with wind-tunnel testing of its models. USAC rules had changed, and the new Eagle 7200 took advantage of them, moving the wheels out to the…
1986 Porsche 962 IMSA GTP

1986 Porsche 962 IMSA GTP

Porsche’s amazing 962 endurance prototype coupe, which was introduced in 1984, must certainly be ranked as one of the most successful and dominant racing designs in history. It was derived from the earlier-type 956 Coupe that was created for Europe’s World Sportscar Championship Group C, and as it was much-improved…
1981 AAR Eagle Indianapolis

1981 AAR Eagle Indianapolis

By 1981, Dan Gurney’s All American Racers had cemented their reputation at the fabled Brickyard in Indianapolis. Following Bobby Unser’s first win in an Eagle in 1968, Gordon Johncock finished 1st at the Indianapolis 500 in 1973, and Bobby Unser and AAR returned to the top of the podium in…
1959 OSCA Tipo J Formula Junior

1959 OSCA Tipo J Formula Junior

In 1958, Count Giovanni “Johnny” Lurani, one of the Italian aristocrats who had established the Mille Miglia in 1927, was concerned at the lack of young Italians coming through as potential Formula One drivers. He initially established the Lurani Championship for Formula Junior racing cars in Italy, but it was…
1984 Peugeot 205 Turbo 16

1984 Peugeot 205 Turbo 16

The Turbo 16 appeared at first glance as merely a hopped-up version of Peugeot’s then-ubiquitous 205 small car, but it was actually one of the most technologically advanced performance cars available at the time of its introduction in late 1983. Although it did share some of its body panels with…
Race Car Cutaways

Race Car Cutaways

Many automotive illustrators have a deep passion for the history of auto racing and their passion shows through in these beautiful color cutaway renderings of current and historic race cars from the Formula 1, Indy, LeMans, IMSA, Grand Prix, and NASCAR racing circuits.          
PORSCHE AT LE MANS: PART 2, 1972 TO 2014

PORSCHE AT LE MANS: PART 2, 1972 TO 2014

With the banning of the awesome 917s at the end of 1971, Porsche sought new challenges across the Atlantic in the spectacular CanAm series for 1972; and proceeded to decimate the opposition with the 1,000 hp+ turbocharged 917/10. At Le Mans, the 911 ST had reached the limit of its…
PORSCHE AT LE MANS: PART 1, 1951 TO 1971

PORSCHE AT LE MANS: PART 1, 1951 TO 1971

The names of Auguste Veuillet and Edmond Mouche may not feature prominently in Porsche history at Le Mans, but they hold a special significance. In 1951 Porsche received the great honour of an invitation to participate in the Le Mans 24 hours. The question of whether to go or not…
1989 Ferrari F1-89 Formula One

1989 Ferrari F1-89 Formula One

British designer John Barnard was given virtual carte blanche to restore Ferrari’s Formula One fortunes to the top rank when he agreed, in 1987, to an enormous salary and the opportunity to establish a new Ferrari Technical Centre in England.  Ferrari had not won a Formula One race since the…
1964 Shelby 289 Competition Cobra

1964 Shelby 289 Competition Cobra

The history of Anglo-American hybrid sports cars dates back to the launch of Ford’s original “flathead” V-8 of 1932, which provided an infusion of relatively inexpensive and readily upgraded power to the elegant British sportsters of the era. Famous marques with this configuration being built between the wars included Jensen,…