Daytona 1970: the 917’s finest hour?

As most have surmised by now, I’m a Le Mans nut (duh). Yes, the 24 Heures du Mans is THE greatest car race of this mud ball we call Earth. No questions asked. PERIOD. However, some times, very rarely in fact, some races come very close to that title. And one such race was the 1970 24 Hours of Daytona. John Ficarra of VINwiki tells the story of how the Porsche 917 came to fame at Daytona in 1970. The video is about 16 minutes of pure joy. Watch. Now.

PS: I absolutely need to get that 917 #2 winner ๐Ÿง.

Look ma, no wing!

As promised, Peugeot’s new 9X8 does not have a rear wing. Powered by a 697-hp 2.6-liters twinturbo V6 and a 268 hp electric motor, the car will debut this July at the 6 Hours of Monza.

Sexy or what? ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

T80: another video

Last week, Scarf And Goggles published a very nice video on the Mercedes’ Blackbird. It has a different perspective than B Sport’s video (I showed it on April 3rd), and with different footage. So if you have an interest in LSR cars and/or the Silver Arrows, be sure to watch this one too.

By the way, Scarf And Goggles has some VERY interesting on vintage LSR cars.

T80: Mercedes’ LSR monster

A couple of days ago, totally by accident, I stumbled upon this video. Well, it was in my YouTube suggested videos, however under the “Classic cars” label. Since it wasn’t on the front page, I almost missed it. Fortunately, that night I clicked on the “Classic cars” tab and to my surprise I saw a new video on the T80. Since the car never actually raced (when WWII started Mercedes had to halt the project) there’s not much information about it. Info is scarce and footage is even rarer. Even so, B Sport managed to unearth a lot of details and even some images that I’ve never had seen before. With that, if you have an interest in vintage LSR cars or motorsports engineering, this is a very interesting video.

24h Le Mans Virtual

Though I REALLY enjoy racing games, I have to admit that watching virtual racing is kind of weird…๐Ÿคจ Well, I also don’t have much fun watching others playing if I’m not playing also, so maybe it’s just that. Nonetheless, with nothing better to do and nothing else race-related to watch at the moment, maybe this will be nice. Moreover, the graphics are as gorgeous as what I see with Forza 7 on my X Box System S, and it will be interesting to see Montoya against Verstappen…

It’s live now, so yes, I’ll take a peak ๐Ÿ˜„