Shortly after I published the Typ C Stromlinienwagen (record car) review, I was reading a bit more on Silberpfeile LSR cars. By chance I watched again the footage of Rosemeyer’s 1937 record attempt, and something caught my eye. I missed this when I first wrote the review, but you can clearly see that for the record run his Typ C carried a swastika.
To make it more historically accurate, I had to address that. So, decal time! If you want to see how it looks now, just go to the Stromlinienwagen’s page.
Rod Emory, founder and owner of Emory Motorsports, has a new car to show. Though his “restomods” are not always universally approved (specially by the Porsche purists), I find some of his cars really cool. The 356 RSR is quite unique – you can easily see the 356 part and at the same time the Carrera RSR part. Okay, maybe not for everyone, but interesting nonetheless. And as always, a very nice car video from Petrolicious.
Plus, you can also see part of Emory’s model car collection – looks like he collects 1:18 and 1:43 alike.
You HAVE TO stop at the Museo Ferrari, at Maranello. From the web site:
The Ferrari Museum in Maranello invites visitors to live the Prancing Horse dream first-hand. It offers a unique and enthralling voyage of discovery, a story told through cars that have made automotive history on streets and circuits the world over.
The coolest part, of course, is to see the cars. Right now the current exhibition is called “90 Years”, celebrating Ferrari’s 90th anniversary in 2019. With that, you can see from the Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Spider of 1932 to the Laferrari. So without a doubt there will be LOTS to see for the petrolheads. And to drool for.
Earlier this year Aston Martin announced that they would produce the new DBS GT Zagato. This week they showed the car. Ice cool³ and all, but you would have to also buy the DB4 Zagato Continuation with it. Aston will build 19 sets of the cars, and you can’t have one without the other. Not counting the garage space, you will also have to come up with £6 million.
No mention about colors yet. So do I have to have them both in the same color?
I had the CMR version of the Hippie Porsche, and specially after getting the missing Martini decals, I was happy with it. Well, the decal job was NOT stellar, but I was happy with the model. Last month I came upon the Minichamps version of the car, and a Minichamps is always better than a CMR… Right?
The new Corvette C8.R. It will substitute the current C7.R both in IMSA’s GTLM class and ACO’s LMGTE Pro. At least from here I see a lot of Ferrari in that car (almost can’t see Corvette in there), but the car looks fantastic. And now being a mid-engined beast it will sure spice up the competition.
So as I said in an earlier post, the 2020 WEC season, if nothing else, will look great.