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Williams Bill France Sr. (1909-1992)

William ‘Bill’ France Sr. – a man who created NASCAR

September 26, 2018 • Featured, MemoriesMarijan Malcevic

William Henry Getty France (1909 – 1992), also known as Bill France Sr. or Big Bill, was an American racing driver and the man who founded NASCAR (National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing) in 1948, converting it into the sanctioning and operating company which still today is running major North American stock car competitions. [...] ...

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Rally Poland, Rajd Polski

Rally Poland or Rajd Polski – the second oldest rally event in the world

September 22, 2018 • Featured, MemoriesMarijan Malcevic

The Rally Poland, or Rajd Polski on Polish, is the second oldest rally event in the world, established in 1921. The only older event is the Rallye Monte-Carlo. Rally Poland was one of thirteen rounds of the inaugural FIA World Rally Championship in 1973 but...

1933 Monza Grand Prix crash, Campari, Borzacchini, Czaykowski

Three drivers lost lives on black Sunday of the 1933 Monza Grand Prix

September 10, 2018 • Featured, MemoriesMarijan Malcevic

There were many racing events in the history of motorsport that are marked with bad memories and sadness because of fatal casualties. The 1933 Monza Grand Prix is definitely one of them. The worst motorsport accident is, of course, the 1955 Le Mans disaster...

Suzuka 1000 Km 1966 - 2017

Suzuka 1000 Km – the oldest Japanese endurance race

August 21, 2018 • Featured, Memories, SpotlightMarijan Malcevic

The Suzuka 1000 Km race, also known as the Summer Endurance Race and currently scheduled as the Suzuka 10 Hours, is the oldest endurance race in Japan which took place for the first time at Suzuka Circuit in 1966. Over the years, the race had a status of the...

Alfred Neubauer (29 March 1891 - 22 August 1980)

Alfred Neubauer – the godfather of Silver Arrows

March 29, 2018 • Featured, MemoriesMarijan Malcevic

Alfred Neubauer (1891-1980), also known as Friedl, was the racing manager of the Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix team for almost thirty years, between 1926 and 1955, leaving a trail in motorsport which is still visible today in every single race all over the world....

McLaren M23 formula

McLaren M23 – A car that won maiden F1 title for the Woking-based team

August 1, 2017 • Featured, MemoriesAlexander S

Used in six Formula 1 World Championship seasons, from 1973 to 1978, the McLaren M23 earned the status of a legend. The Formula 1 title became a priority for McLaren Designed by Gordon Coppuck, a British racing car designer and motorsport engineer, the...

Maserati MC12 GT1, Vitaphone Racing

Maserati MC12 – an absolute master of the FIA GT1 class

July 27, 2017 • Featured, MemoriesMarijan Malcevic

Maserati MC12 is a race car which was in use in different sports car competitions all over the world between 2004 and 2010. The car left the greatest trail in the FIA GT Championship, in which Vitaphone Racing Team captured five consecutive teams’...

Ford Sierra RS500

Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth – victorious all over the world

July 26, 2017 • Featured, MemoriesMarijan Malcevic

Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth is a race car that was introduced in 1987 as an evolution of the Ford Sierra RS Cosworth to compete in different touring car championships worldwide, including British Touring Car Championship (BTCC), Deutsche Tourenwagen...

Ferrari 312T formula 1975

Ferrari 312T – A car that has returned Scuderia to the top

July 18, 2017 • Featured, MemoriesAlexander S

The Ferrari 312T and its modified versions is a legendary Formula 1 car which won four Constructors’ Championship and the Drivers’ Championship titles from 1975 to 1979. Ferrari desperately needed proper car After being clearly outpaced by the cars of...

Williams FW07 1979 contact formula cars 2017 wheeled drivers speed race grand prix season

Williams FW07D – A project that did not get a chance

July 14, 2017 • Featured, MemoriesAlexander S

The Williams FW07D is a 6-wheeled prototype car which never turned a single lap in the Formula 1 World Championship. Unlike Tyrrell P34 which had four small front wheels, the FW07D had four driven rear wheels of the same size as the front wheels. Old chassis...