Michelin, the tire manufacturer, released this past Thursday a 6 minutes video showing some of what happened in the back scenes at the 2020 24 Hours of Le Mans 🏁.
1996 Porsche TWR WSC-95 #7 Pilots: S. Johansson, M. Alboreto, T. Kristensen Team: Joest Porsche Racing Race: 1st overall (LMP) at Le Mans in 1997 Spark - 43LM97 (resin)
I’m not exactly the biggest fan of the cars from Maranello, but I have to say this looks pretty good. It’s a Monza SP1, customized by Novitec. Ferrari only produced 500 of them, between the SP1 (monoposto) and SP2 (two places). I talked about them in 2018 when they were first released, but now Novitec made some improvements. And the SP1 looks mighty fine.
Well, at least in my humble opinion. The Alpine, in my eyes, had it all – the looks and the performance. And Petrolicious just uploaded a charming video of a 1972 A110 1600S.
Recently, I got the Auto Union Typ C #4 and a couple of weeks later, the Typ D #4. I was overjoyed to get them, because it was a looooong while since I last got a Silver Arrow. However, that got me thinking and prompted some research.
Do I now have all the Golden Age Grand Prix Silberpfeile 🤔?
If so, the Silver Arrow wing of the Garage is complete. I think probably many would consider that as a good thing. On the other hand, that also means I don’t have any new Silberpfeil to look forward to 😕. And since I’m more a find-happiness-along-the-way type of person than a completist that is a bit sad…
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This is a short film of the Belgian Grand Prix, at Spa-Francorchamps on June 18th 1961. Frankly, the editing is a bit of a mess, not being sequential or chronologically set up. The GREAT part about it though is that it’s in 60 FPS. That being so, you can really appreciate the details, specially on the onboard parts. As a comparison, you can see here “regular footage” of that race.
According to legend, it was footage like this that inspired John Frankenheimer to make one of the most famous racing films of all times, “Grand Prix” of 1966 (you can watch the whole film from that link).