Monthly Archives: August 2012

Books About The 1997 Peking to Paris Rally

This week I was pleased to add another book to my automotive library.  The new book is yet another book about the 1997 Peking to Paris Rally.  The book is entitled “Border Crossing” written by Rosie Thomas after she competed … Continue reading

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Images From the 2012 Baden Classic Rally

This spring Harald von Langsdorff of Caledon, Ontario competed in the 2012 Baden Classic rally which was held in the vicinity of Baden, Germany.  This is a rally that is part of the 17-rally series that makes up the ADAC FIVA Historic Trophy … Continue reading

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The 2012 United States Road Rally Championship Weekend

This year the 2012 United States Road Rally Championship weekend will be held on October 19-21, 2012.  The rally weekend will be at Whitmore Lake, Michigan and hosted by the Detroit Region of the Sport Car Club of America (SCCA). … Continue reading

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Stories Abound that the Nurburgring Might Close

There have been many stories recently about the future of the Nurburgring race track. The Nurburgring is one of the world’s most famous race tracks. The 25-kilometer long course first opened in 1927. In 1984, a new track was built to accommodate … Continue reading

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Canadian Winter Rally: Gone But Will It Be Forgotten?

Recently I got a message from Al Isselhard of Wolcott, New York about the Canadian Winter Rally.  Al competed in this very challenging rally on two occasions, finishing the 1966 running.  In that year, Al was the navigator for Bob Henderson in … Continue reading

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BMW M1 – A Very Interesting Car

In 1972 the BMW Motorsport GmbH was founded to promote BMW in the performance arena.  In addition to promoting BMW’s standard vehicles, BMW Motorsport GmbH also wanted to develop their own vehicle.  Their chance came in 1977 with the announcement of the … Continue reading

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John Fitch’s 95th Birthday Party

John Fitch’s 95th birthday was celebrated on August 5, 2012 at his home in Connecticut.  Bob Melhado attended the party and has allowed me to use a couple of his pictures. Many of the most notable people in racing in … Continue reading

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The First Generation of the Jaguar XKR

The Jaguar XKR was first introduced in 2000.  What a wonderful car!  The Jaguar XKR had the looks that were clearly reminiscent of the older XKE and the power to get down the road quite quickly. The First Generation of the Jaguar XKR … Continue reading

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Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 – The Later Dual Headlight Version

Ferrari introduced the Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 in 1964.  This was one of the first four-seat Ferrari cars.  The Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 was available from 1964 to 1967.  This was a somewhat controversial car.  The early Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 cars had quad headlights, … Continue reading

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