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$16.39 million: 1957 Ferrari Testa Rossa sets new world record at Gooding & Company

Applause filled the room as the 1957 Ferrari Testa Rossa set a new world record price of $16,390,000 (hammer price: $14,900,000) at Gooding’s Pebble Beach auction.
Bidding started at $10m and quickly surged past the $13m …


Art: 24 Karat Ferrari 250 GTO to be unveiled at Pebble Beach

Award winning artist Dante will reveal his newest sculpture, a Ferrari 250 GTO at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in California. The US debut of the sculpture will coincide with a special display of rare …


Motorclassica announces stunning Concours for 2011

RACV Motorclassica event organisers have received an overwhelming number of applications to be part of this years’ Australian International Concours d’Elegance, with more than 200 received from around Australia.
With a 40-per cent increase in applications from last years’ …

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Dix Mille Tours du Castellet Lines Up 7 Classic Grids for October

The classic car meeting of the South of France returns for 2011 – the Dix Mille Tours du Castellet will be back with 600 cars lining up on seven grids over the 7th, 8th and …

Yamamuchi at speed

278 Photo Gallery and Report:The Silverstone Classic 2011

Let me start with some facts and figures, over 80000 people visited the Silverstone classic over the weekend. 120 car clubs exhibited over 7000 cars. In excess of 1000 Jaguar E Types were gathered ‘under …


Motorclassica set for October 2011

Motorclassica, the Australian International Concours d’Elegance and Classic Motor Show, will return to Melbourne’s Royal Exhibition Building from October 21 to 23, 2011.
Organisers expect an even bigger showing of classic vehicles for the second …

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Video Documentary: The Deadliest Crash – The 1955 Le Mans Disaster

It was the most horrific, and deadliest crash in the history of motor racing. On June 11, 1955, at the Le Mans 24-hour race, at least 83 spectators were killed and hundreds more …


For Sale: 1955 Jaguar D-Type Toolroom Replica

The Jaguar D type is possibly the greatest 1950’s sports racer ever built.It dominated the Le Mans 24 Heures race for three consecutive years 1955/56/57. The construction was years ahead of any other manufacture …


Video: Jack Brabham Documentary

When We Were Racers is about a legend of motor sport, Jack Brabham. Originally broadcast on the ABC in 2009 , Jack tells his stirring story with the help of other motor racing icons …


Perfect Technique, Heart, Resistance, Intelligence – Targa Florio Returns

“You need to have a perfect technique, heart, resistance, intelligence”
Piero Taruffi
Six minutes and eleven seconds for the Nordschleife by Stefan Bellof in a 956. Thirty three minutes and thirty six seconds, or a 79.890 …


Video: Schumacher and Rosberg drive the Mercedes W196 at the ‘ring

57 years ago Juan Manuel Fangio drove the legendary W196 Silver Arrow to victory in the Eifel mountains. Last week, Nico Rosberg and Michael Schumacher got the chance to drive the old Nurburgring in …


Best of The Cahier Archive: John Surtees

John Surtees, massive legend, winner of six motorcycle World Championships and the 1964 Formula 1 World Drivers Championship. The only person to have won World Championships on both two and four wheels.
Surtees drove for Lotus, …