Here’s a very funny video from Mobil 1™ lubricants. Mobil 1 is giving you and a friend the chance to get closer to motorsports by winning a money-can’t-buy experience at the 24 Hours of Le Mans with the Porsche team. Watch the video then enter, it’s a no-brainer.
Rallying with Group B and the Historic Rally Car Register (HRCR) will be burning considerable amounts of rubber with spectacular demonstrations out on the Melbourne Loop at the Donington Historic Festival (May 3rd, 4th and 5th 2014). And when the rally cars are taking a rest, over 80 historic karts will give a hugely entertaining reminder of how so many of the biggest names in motor racing got started, as the British Historic Kart Club presents demonstrations that are due to include Ayrton Senna’s 1979 DAP and several unique machines such as the 1960 Mayler suspension kart.
Back in the 1980s, Donington Park was an RAC Rally stage and, in a short but significant era from rallying history, Group B cars dominated the world of international rallying. Introduced in 1982, Group B regulations resulted in outrageously fast performances from cars such as the Audi quattro, MG Metro 6R4, Ford RS200, Lancia 037, Porsche 911 RSR and Peugeot 205 T16. Lightweight composite panels, four-wheel drive systems, complex turbo and supercharging combined to produce cars which, with in excess of 600bhp at their command, could out-accelerate Formula One cars of the period on gravel. Read more »
David Brown loves classic cars – the look, style and speed appeals. The reliability does not. So he’s decided to make a car that looks like it was penned in the 60′s, but has modern mechanicals. Essentially, the Speedback, David Brown Automotive’s (DBA) debut car, is the best of both worlds. Here is a XCar video which shows the history of this car in the making. We think it looks great. What do you think?
The McLaren 650S, the McLaren MP4-12C replacement. Here is a very informative video by Drive, where Chris Harris does some track driving, sliding & a technical interview with Jamie Corstorphine, Head of Product at McLaren Automotive Ltd. Hope you enjoy as much as we did. What do you think of this car?
With such a packed and entertaining timetable featuring a superb line-up of races each day, the 2014 Donington Historic Festival is definitely the event to be at over the first Bank Holiday weekend in May (3rd, 4th, 5th). Hugely enjoyable and highly competitive world-class historic motorsport is guaranteed and, with the wide diversity of grids and attractions, one day simply isn’t enough to enjoy all that’s on offer.
The Saturday includes not one but two Touring Car races, covering four decades of this ever-popular genre, with Motor Racing Legends’ Historic Touring Car Challenge for 1966-85 Touring Cars kicking off the weekend’s race action, and the HRDC ‘Celebration of the BTCC’ for Touring Cars 1958-1965 providing the finale for that day. In between, the Pre-63 GT will showcase one of the most beautiful and valuable grids of the whole Festival, while the HSCC Historic Formula 3 promises fast and furious single-seater action, with evocative ‘screamers’ from 1964 to 1970 and the HSCC Martini Trophy with Supersports featuring two-litre sports cars of the type that competed for the late ’60s and ’70s FIA European Sports Car Championship. Read more »
This summer’s award-winning Silverstone Classic is all set to be another record-breaking blockbuster.
Highlighting the massive event’s ever-increasing popularity, advanced ticket sales for what’s already the World’s Biggest Classic Motor Racing Festival are at unprecedented levels, with record numbers taking full advantage of the special ‘Early Bird’ discounts currently on offer.
If you’ve yet to book your tickets, then you’ll be delighted to hear that the MyCarHeaven team have secured several pairs of complimentary tickets to give away. Simply tell us here (in the comments below) why you’d love to go, or a Silverstone or Motor sport related story and we’ll select winners mid June. Read more »
Better late than never, here are the cars that stood out to us at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show.
The Lamborghini Huracan is not outrageous enough for us, but no doubt will be a success. Other cars include the new Ferrari California, Koenigsegg One:1, Bugatti Veyron, Chevrolet Corvette Z06, Porsche 911, Porsche 919, BMW i8, McLaren 650S and Pagani Revolution.
John Surtees OBE, the only man ever to have won World Championships on two and four wheels, is to be the Guest of Honour at this year’s Donington Historic Festival (May 3rd, 4th, 5th 2014). The motorsport legend will be at Donington Park on the Sunday and Monday of the event to celebrate the 50th anniversary of his famous F1 World Championship win in 1964 driving for Ferrari. John will be holding autograph sessions for spectators, giving them the chance to meet the holder of a motorsport record that has never been equalled.
Donington Historic Festival founder Duncan Wiltshire said, “John Surtees is the latest motor racing ‘great’ to be celebrated at the Festival. With over 400 historic racing cars spanning seven decades, the race action at the Donington Historic Festival is itself a celebration of the golden days of the sport, and to have John Surtees at the event allows us to pay tribute to a unique record holder and a truly outstanding driver and rider.”
John Surtees steered his way into the record books by winning seven World Championships on 350cc and 500cc motorcycles with MV Agusta between 1956 and 1960 and then moving on to four wheels, taking the Formula One World Championship with Ferrari in 1964. He also drove for the BRM, Cooper, Honda and Lotus works teams and won the Nürburgring and Monza 1000km races with Ferrari and the 1966 CanAm Championship in the Lola T70 he helped develop. During a spectacular racing career which saw Surtees take victory in 290 of his 621 races, and a further 103 podium finishes, he also designed, built and raced his own Team Surtees single-seaters in F1, F2 and F5000.
Ferrari is delighted to announce that it’s prestigious Ferrari Racing Days event will return to the Silverstone Grand Prix Circuit on the 13th – 14th September 2014.
Ferrari Racing Days 2014 will be another fantastic weekend to remember, with all the exciting racing and Ferrari displays of the 2012 event, plus much, much more!
It looks like this will be a must attend event for any Ferrari Enthusiasts as we celebrate the magnificent achievement of 2012 when Ferrari North Europe and the FOC set a new Guiness World Record for the “Largest Parade of Ferrari Cars”, a record that still stands at an amazing 964 cars.