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SCCA Runoffs Moves To Indy For 2017

SCCA Runoffs Moves To Indy For 2017

The SCCA Runoffs are moving to Indy and the press release makes it sounds like they might use the banking! Technically it only says that “The road course, of course, utilizes part of the famed oval that hosts the Indianapolis 500.” So that could mean just the main straight. Either…
SCCA Returns to Rally!

SCCA Returns to Rally!

The Team O’Neil SCCA RallySprint on May 9, 2015 will be the first SCCA RallySprint in the country. The SCCA recognized that there is a large gap in competition opportunities between RallyCross and stage rally. To fill that gap, the SCCA has embarked on a pilot program called RallySprint to…
Counterfeit Head And Neck Restraints

Counterfeit Head And Neck Restraints

Simpson recently found counterfeit head and neck restraints so its a good idea to take a closer look at yours if you own this style. If you have a non-carbon head and neck restraint labeled Hutchens Hybrid Pro with a 2013 SFI 38.1 label, the device may not be genuine.…
1953 Ferrari 375 MM Spider by Pinin Farina

1953 Ferrari 375 MM Spider by Pinin Farina

During the 1953 season, Kimberly’s 4.1 Vignale Spider was quite competitive, even finishing 3rd in championship points, but the car’s brakes sometimes faded from overheating, which prevented the driver from truly taking advantage of the 340’s raw power and torque. As a preferred Ferrari customer, Kimberly had an open dialog…
1960 Maserati Tipo 61 ‘Birdcage’

1960 Maserati Tipo 61 ‘Birdcage’

Few sports racers of the 1960s have garnered a more legendary status than the Maserati Birdcage. Originally a 2 litre, and designated the Tipo 60, the famous tubular-trellis Birdcage burst onto the scene with Stirling Moss’ victory in chassis number 2451 at the Coupe Delamare Debauteville on 12 July 1959.…
1958 Lister-Jaguar ‘Knobbly’ Prototype

1958 Lister-Jaguar ‘Knobbly’ Prototype

Englishman Brian Lister used the facilities of his father’s Cambridge wrought iron shop, George Lister & Sons, as the basis for a career in race car engineering, which then blossomed into one in sports cars during the early 1950s. Starting with an MG platform in 1954, Lister soon graduated to…
1960 OSCA 750 S

1960 OSCA 750 S

While OSCA might not be a household name to those not intimately familiar with racing, the last name of the men behind its founding certainly is. Ernesto, Ettoro, and Bindo Maserati departed the company that bore their name after the termination of a 10-year contract with Adolfo Orsi, following the…
1967 Fiat-Abarth 1000TC Berlina Corsa

1967 Fiat-Abarth 1000TC Berlina Corsa

The humble Fiat 600D people’s car hardly seems like a racing machine, but in Italy, anything with an engine was a race car, and the light, tunable Fiat made a perfect platform for Abarth’s magic touch.Abarth started building 600D-based performance cars in 1960 with the 850 Turismo Competizione, or TC.…
1930 BNC Type 527 Voiturette

1930 BNC Type 527 Voiturette

Apart from Bugatti, Amilcar, and Salmson, the best-known small French sports car of the 1920s is surely the Bollack, Netter et Cie., or BNC.When Jacques Muller sold out his car company to Lucien Bollack and René Netter in 1922, the two men continued production of Muller’s four-cylinder car, adding to…
1965 Shelby Mustang GT350 R

1965 Shelby Mustang GT350 R

The factory competition variant of the iconic Shelby GT350, the GT350 R, was purpose-built for racing, and Shelby American extracted a hefty premium for the ultra-performance it commands. As a result, there were few produced (only 33 according to most sources), and they remain rare today. Chassis 5R538 was built…
1966 Lola T70 Mk II Can-Am Spyder

1966 Lola T70 Mk II Can-Am Spyder

Lola Cars was founded in 1958 by former Quantity Surveyor Eric Broadley, who was located in Huntingdon, England. His first “production car,” the Lola Mark I, was so superior that it immediately obsoleted Colin Chapman’s previously unbeatable Lotus 11s, as well as all Elvas and Coopers. One of Broadley’s most…
1973 Porsche 917/30 Can-Am Spyder

1973 Porsche 917/30 Can-Am Spyder

Perhaps no other race car claims the outright success that is boasted by Porsche’s 917/30, a purpose-built spyder that dominated its only season of competition and went on to set a still respectable closed-course speed record. Rooted in roughly four years of development of similar racing spyders, the 917/30’s beginnings…