Gone is the classically American engine note, and in its place is something Ferrari-esque. What's under the hood of the C8. Over the years, auto manufacturers have offered up a bunch of different track specials.
Anything before or after is just waiting. All the stresses of a day job, outstanding bills, hardships of life, are easily remedied by the smell of race fuel, symphony of exhaust notes, and haze of burning rubber. While the race weekend up to this point had been a challenging one for me, I could only hope for two successful days.
Owners and drivers were pleased to share information about their vintage race cars, often popping the hood for onlookers. The Galloping Goose Historical Museum provided refreshments for drivers, who were on their way to Durango from Telluride as part of a 1, mile Western Colorado tour. But once its straight six gets going, the 6, pound classic lightens up.
Conner Golden September 30, The event included the most expensive Lambo ever sold at auction. Rory Jurnecka September 30, About as close as you can get to a brand-new Honda sports car.
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The race would end up being one of his toughest, and proudest, victories. Parnelli Jones is pictured in his garage in front of a photo of that race. And as I went underneath him, he was looking in his mirror at another car because he was defending himself.
One of the factors that made racing a Datsun in the 70s so attractive was the fact that the cars were affordable, obtainable, and reliable. While Datsun backed many race cars throughout their production lineup, like the Z,roadsters,SX, and ZX, official team sponsorship was limited. However, factory backed teams often saw racing budgets in excess of a quarter of a million dollars, while privateer teams could only hope for less than a quarter of that.
Famed racing driver Stirling Moss, much in the news lately because of his many appearances at concours and other events, has consigned a vintage competition Porsche from his own collection to the Bonhams Auction at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK. He bought it less than a week after he fell down an elevator shaft at his home, breaking both ankles. He later competed with the Porsche in vintage racing at such venues as the Le Mans Classic in France and the Monterey Motorsports Reunion in California, his final track event before retiring from motorsports.
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