The RM Sothebys Ferrari 70th Auction at the home of Ferrari in Modena promises to be a spectacular and glamorous event. Yet in amongst the auction listings of immaculate supercars and collectable memorabilia is a car we never knew existed and for me, is probably the most intriguing of the immensely varied lots for sale.
We’re fans of front engined Ferraris here at Historic Racer. Some of our most memorable drives across the years have been in the Ferrari 456GT and the big 599GTB. And blue also meets with approval, TDF being our favourite. I love the 458 Italia, but there’s something about the idea of sliding into a front
This is a guest contribution from Lisa Smith. Lisa was in the room in August 2014, when the Ferrari 250GTO was sold at the Bonham’s Quail auction. Here’s her story. Every year thousands of automotive enthusiasts swarm to the Monterey Peninsula in Coastal (not always sunny) California for the Pebble Beach Concours d’ Elegance and
It’s back in 2004, the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Rain is falling in those annoying short showers that just stop the track from drying completely. Tricky conditions, the sort of thing that sends cars into the wall of bales if they drop a wheel onto the wet grass. A day for the lesser talented to
Just how do you place a value on this car? The Ferrari 275GTB/4 delivered new to Steve McQueen in 1967. Never before offered for sale on the open market, RM Auctions have pulled off a coup of securing the King of Cool’s personal car to be offered for sale at the Monterey Auction this August.
This TV ad was made back in 2007, but it’s still one of our favourites. A superb cross section of racing cars through the ages, shot in location across the world and presented in chronological order throughout the advert. Spot how many you recognise and also how mny of the locations are familiar too. And
Probably the best video created by the Petrolicious guys to date. Derek Hill, son of the great Phil Hill, takes the 1964 Ferrari 250GTO driven by his father back in the day, up into the hills for a lovely hard drive. Nothing else to say really, Turn up the volume, he’s not shy…
I’ve never been to Laguna Seca, it’s one of those wonderful circuits in North America I’d love to drive at some point. Like many people, I’ve seen many videos of GT cars, historic racing cars and so forth lapping the track. But this video of Bud Moeller driving Rubens Barichello’s V10 F2003-GA Ferrari to a
I’ve got a bit of a thing for blue Ferraris. TDF Blue, Blue Chiaro, those mid blue, metallic coloured Ferraris hit the spot for me at an early age, with a big V12 Daytona a childhood memory. And yes, I like my Ferraris with the engine in the front. Two of my most memorable Ferrari