Monthly Archives: September 2013

Great Photo Of Clemente Biondetti At The 1947 Mille Miglia

Brian Harper, the Deputy Editor of Canada’s National Post newspaper, is a big fan of the legendary Mille Miglia race.  Brian was reading the post that I made on this website on September 3, 2013 entitled “Some Very Good Mille Miglia Books” and … Continue reading

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I Added A Timewise 798A Rally Computer To My Rally Tool Box

I recently acquired a Timewise 798A rally computer for use in time-speed-distance rallies.  The Timewise 798A is one of the most sophisticated and capable rally computers available anywhere in the world.  Basically the Timewise 798A continually calculates the perfect time of arrival all along the … Continue reading

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Identity of 1955 Triumph TR2 Le Mans Works Car Confirmed

The Triumph factory entered three cars, all Triumph TR2s, in the 1955 Le Mans 24 hour race.  I posted a story on this website on August 4, 2011 about one of those cars that ignited a rather heated discussion about the current … Continue reading

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Steve Levesque and I To Compete In The 2013 Car Store Rally

The 2013 Car Store Rally and Fall Foliage Tour is set for October 5, 2013 in Norwich, Vermont.  At this time Steve Levesque and I are planning on competing in this rally, if we can get a car ready in time.  … Continue reading

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Ferrari Dino: A Late Bloomer

Enzo Ferrari’s son, Alfred “Dino” Ferrari, was born on  January 19, 1932.  Like many young men of that time, he was interested  in cars, and was no doubt influenced by his father.  He got into Engineering School at University of Bologne … Continue reading

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Our Motorcycle Tour Of The Saguenay River Fjord Was A Great Adventure!

My recent motorcycle tour of the Saguenay River fjord was a great adventure.  It was  not always fun, but when it wasn’t fun then it was challenging, full of highs and lows, but always interesting. My tour started early on Thursday … Continue reading

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The Daimler SP250 Had An Impressive V8 Engine

The Daimler SP250 was introduced at the New York Auto Show in the spring of 1959.  That selection of the location for its introduction, plus some of the styling themes indicated that Daimler had built a sports car that it thought … Continue reading

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Rallying Article In SCCA’s SportsCar October 2013 Magazine

The official magazine of the Sports Car Club of America, “SportsCar”, has an “On Rallying” column written by Rick Beattie, an excellent rally competitor and regular columnist in the magazine.  This month, Rick’s column is about rallying in Canada and Europe.  … Continue reading

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Toyota 2000GT – An Unexpected Sports Car

I remember when the Toyota 2000GT was unveiled in 1966.  It was quite a shock to me.  I remember thinking that can’t be a Toyota!  In North America Toyota had a short history and that history was made up of econo-boxes.  … Continue reading

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Some Very Good Mille Miglia Books

One of the most legendary motor races of all is the Mille Miglia.  This Italian event was first held in 1927 and the final true road race was last held in 1957.  In general, the race was held over a … Continue reading

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