KEEPING THE SPIRIT ALIVE SINCE 1999

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25-Jun-20 /historicracing.com
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Boxer moved into the Cooper factory in the mid 1950s and apparently was fascinated by welding to the point that the mechanics made him his own pair of welding goggles!

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30-Jun-20 /historicracing.com
Achille Varzi

Achille Varzi died on this day in 1948, 72 years ago, he was 44.

Achille Varzi was one of the greatest drivers of all and master of a smooth driving style that was fast and effective. Always elegant and immaculate in his personal style his racing career was virtually error free. He only had two on track incidents caused by driver error, and the second one cost him his life.

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SPEED AND STYLE RETURNS TO SALON PRIVÉ

29-Jun-20 /SALON PRIVÉ

From the globally renowned Concours d’Elégance to the presentation of the Club Trophy, this year’s Salon Privé is set to be another unforgettable celebration of the very best that the motoring world has to offer.

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  • Niche Italian Car Manufacturer, Manifattura Automobili Torino To Launch New Stratos At Salon Privé

    Designed, engineered and built by Turin-based Manifattura Automobili Torino, the spectacular New Stratos will be one of a number of stunning new cars debuting at this year’s Salon Privé and with just 25 being built, it will be a very rare sight

    11-Jun-20/ Salon Privé
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    • 1899
      The first woman took part in a motor race. Mme. Labrousse came in fifth in the three seater class in the Paris to Spa race.
    • 1937
      Bernd Rosemeyer wins the 1937 Vanderbilt Cup race held in Long Island, New York in a supercharged Auto Union machine. It would be the last Champ Car win for a German car until 1988.
    • 1973
      The day the legend that was Ayrton Senna began. He entered and won his first ever kart race on this day in 1973.
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