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60 Years of Ferrari in the US

Two Things Drove Ferrari from Sports Car Racing

Two Things Drove Ferrari from Sports Car Racing

By Benjamin Shahrabani / 23 Jul 2014 / 11 Comments Read More

Montezemolo says these and other restrictions detract from the Grand Prix experience, stating “No one wants to watch a driver save gas or tires. They want to see them push from here to there. It's sport, yes, but also a show.” With driver Fernando Alonso dropping the flag at this year’s recent 24 Hours of Le Mans, Ferrari may be eyeing a return to sports-car racing, but why did it quit in the first place?

The Ferrari 330 P4 Is One Sexy Beast

The Ferrari 330 P4 Is One Sexy Beast

By Petrolicious Productions / 15 Jul 2014 / 28 Comments Read More

As much as any other car, the Ferrari 330 P4 is the embodiment and culmination of an entire era of racing. With its low-slung stance and voluptuous lines, it is also among the most visually stunning cars ever produced. Combine these factors and the word “icon” slips to the tip of one’s tongue.

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The Era of Gentleman Racers

The Era of Gentleman Racers

By Johni Parker / 22 May 2014 / 3 Comments Read More

Motorsport has always attracted a level of gentry, due to the wealth needed to participate, coupled with the zest for living life to the full, the thrill of danger, and the glory of victory. In the classic motoring world, no other era is met with more prestige than the ‘Gentleman Racer’ era, cemented by privateer race cars carossing the auction block for record sums.

The Unconfirmed True Story of Ferrari's Last Le Mans Win

The Unconfirmed True Story of Ferrari's Last Le Mans Win

By Yoav Gilad / 21 May 2014
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According to historical records, what you’re about to read never happened. In June 1965, the 24 Hours of Le Mans, was held, as usual, and was ultimately won by the North American Racing Team’s #21 Ferrari 250LM. Despite being an underdog, Mr. Masten Gregory and Mr. Jochen Rindt drove the NART Ferrari to victory. But some reports indicate that a third, unregistered driver did a stint behind the wheel.

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Luigi Chinetti's Life Was Dedicated to Motorsport

Luigi Chinetti's Life Was Dedicated to Motorsport

By Johni Parker / 19 May 2014 / 1 Comment Read More

In 1956, Luigi formed the N.A.R.T. (North American Racing Team). His close relationship with Ferrari ensured a consistent string of competitive cars. It became the team that established Ferrari’s high ranking on American racing circuits. In addition to the racing cars, the team commissioned many limited-run special variants of Ferrari road cars, most notably, the spyder version of the Ferrari 275GTB/4.

Driving This Ferrari GTO Is a Certain Kind of Ecstasy

Driving This Ferrari GTO Is a Certain Kind of Ecstasy

By Petrolicious Productions / 29 Apr 2014 / 54 Comments Read More

Using hyperbole to describe the 1964 Ferrari 250 GTO is unnecessary. The car speaks for itself. It is one of the last (of thirty-six) Ferrari GTOs ever built. This particular one, chassis #5571, was the first of the Series II bodies. It is equipped with a 3.0L V-12 producing about 300 horsepower and it completed multiple endurance races, winning its class in the 1964 Daytona Continental 2000km, Sebring 12 hour, and Nassau TT.

Ferrari Penalized by FIA for Building Amazing Racecar

Ferrari Penalized by FIA for Building Amazing Racecar

By Yoav Gilad / 28 Apr 2014 / 5 Comments Read More

Ferrari, seeking to build upon the success of the 250GT Short Wheelbase berlinetta, claimed that they were going to build over one hundred GTOs and that they were evolutions of the 250GT SWB. They didn't and the FIA wouldn’t be fooled twice, prohibiting Ferrari from homologating the new 250LM. Had the cars been more similar there may have been grounds for dispute, but of course they weren’t.