One of the really cool things about Le Mans is that you can see some really wacky cars . Like this Chevron B36 from 1987. Piloted by José Thibault and Alain Heinrich, it had to abandon after only 18 laps.
Porsche’s GT2 RS record of September last year was broken today by the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ by about 2.3 seconds. The new record for the Nordschleife is now in 6:44.97. According to AutoBlog a full video is expected to be presented soon. And it better be a good one, WITHOUT edition like the one Lamborghini made for the Huracán Performante’s supposed record .
So that means I’ll need one more Lambo for the collection…
The Maserati Tipo 61 Birdcage. A sui geniris car, and very possibly one of the three coolest cars ever to come from Maserati. From a time when it was still possible to make good race cars on a budget. This is one I’ll have to get for the W143 garage.
A very cool 9’42” video from Petrolicious. In fact, if you’re a gearhead (or more properly in this case, a petrolhead) you sure will find some cool and interesting stuff to see there.
After seeing this you just can’t avoid feeling bad for Ken Miles and a bit miffed at Ford for causing the Mk. II #2 to take the podium . Still, the best Le Mans documentary I’ve seen this year, bar none.
Emanuelle Pirro, waiting for the clock to hit the 4:00 pm mark at La Sarthe, on June 13th, 1981. He shared a Lancia Beta Montecarlo with fellow Italian Beppe Gabbiani. They crashed on the 47th lap and had to abandon.