On Sunday May 30 1939, the Maserati 8CTF, driven by 27-year-old Warren Wilbur Shaw, crossed the line first after the Indianapolis 500 race lasting 4 hours and 20 minutes at an average speed of over 115 miles (equivalent to 185 km) per hour. Even today, Indiana-born Wilbur Shaw is still one of the 5 most […]
The Lancia Rally 037 was the outcome of a joint project involving Lancia, Abarth and Pininfarina, which joined forces to create a new, unbeatable weapon for rally racing, a car destined to emulate the successes of the Fiat 131. Having decided to use the core of a car already in production to speed up development […]
BMW 328 Mille Miglia Roadster was a racing car, that was designed to be raced at the 1st Gran Premio Brescia delle Mille Miglia in 1940. As with the BMW 328 Coupe, this aerodynamically highly advanced and extremely lightweight body consisted of a spaceframe with aluminium outer skin. The car weighted 700kg and with the […]
The BMW M3 was not an attempt to produce a sporting flagship for a volume produced model range; instead it originated from the idea of developing a racing car for motor sport that would also be available in a road-going version. The selected category of racing was Group A production touring cars – as seen […]
BMW 328 Berlin-Rome Touring Roadster had a 1971cc, six-cylinder in-line engine. The engine produced 120 horsepower at 5500rpm. The car had four-speed manual gearbox and Alfin drum brakes. The weight of the car was 700kg and it could reach a top speed of 200km/h.
In addition of being a comfortable road car, Citroen DS also made a successful career in racing. Just three months after the car was revealed at the Paris Motor Show in 1955, the Citroen DS 19 made its debut in the prestigious Monte-Carlo Rally in January 1956.