This race was the brainchild of the wealthy race driver and automobile enthusiast, Vincenzo Florio, who in 1906 created the first race run over 3 laps equaling 277 miles, over the most treacherous mountain roads on Sicily, Italy. Alessandro Cagno won the inaugural race in 9 hours and with an average speed of 30 mph. Over the years, the race length was repeatedly altered, the track had many hundreds of curves and bends over the unclosed public roads with sheer cliffs and very little means to prevent cars and driver disappearing over the edge. Neither were there any safeguard provisions for the…
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Photo Gallery from the March 1, 2020, Good Vibrations March Meet Nostalgia Drags at Famoso Raceway, Bakersfield, California.
Photo Gallery from SVRA’s Feb. 27–29, 2020, Sebring Vintage Classic, at Sebring, Florida. Not a subscriber, but want FREE access to the rest of this Photo Gallery? Click here to sign up for a FREE, no obligation 30-day trial subscription.
After some 50 years of automobile racing, the Grand Prix Formula, or Formula One, was created by the FIA (Federation Internationale de L’Automobile) in 1950, with its first race the British Grand Prix at Silverstone. This was to be the first World Drivers Championship, in the world’s most technically advanced single-seater racing cars. In 1958...
Photo Gallery from SVRA’s Feb. 27–29, 2020, Vintage Trans-Am event at Sebring, Florida.
Photo Gallery from the Mar. 8, 2020, Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance.
July 3, 1938; French Grand Prix; Reims-Gueux Hermann Lang, in the Mercedes-Benz W154, at full speed across the fields of Eastern France. Photo courtesy of: THE KLEMANTASKI COLLECTION PO Box 8204, Stamford, CT 06905 USA., Tel: (203) 461-9804 • Fax: (203) 968-2970 E-mail: email@example.com • Web site: www.klemcoll.com