Classic Race Cars

BMW 700 Coupe in motorsport
By April 15, 2010 Read More →

BMW 700 Coupe in motorsport

The sporting qualities of the BMW 700 Coupé came out quite clearly from the start, shortly after the beginning of the car’s production in July 1959. The first Coupés were to be admired on the track before the end of the year, for example in the Sahara-Lappland Rally. In 1960 BMW’s fast Coupés brought home both gold medals and titles, Hans Stuck clinching the German Hill-Climbing Championship once again at the wheel of a BMW 700 at the age of 60.

Alpine A110 rally car
By April 7, 2010 Read More →

Alpine A110 rally car

The Alpine A110 was unveiled at the Paris Motor Show in 1962. The new vehicle featured the steel backbone frame, glass-fiber polyester bodywork and offset rear-mounted engine. It also used parts from Renault production models, particularly the R8. It was thus a powerful and efficient model, featuring all the improvements made to Alpine models over the years. The Alpine A110 did, however, feature one innovation: the 4-cylinder Renault engine with five bearings. To make room for it, the rear end of the vehicle had to be made bigger. This gave the A110 an “aggressive” style that remained its hallmark.