1956 Jaguar XKSS sports front right

1956 Jaguar XKSS sports front right

Jaguar Cars Ltd., better known simply as Jaguar is a British luxury car manufacturer, headquartered in Coventry, England.
Jaguar was founded as the Swallow Sidecar Company by Sir William Lyons in 1922, originally making motorcycle sidecars before switching to passenger cars. The name was changed to Jaguar after World War II due to the unfavourable connotations of the SS initials.
The Jaguar D-Type, like its predecessor the C-Type, was a factory-built race car. Although it shared the basic straight-6 XK engine design (initially 3.4L and eventually uprated to 3.8 litres in the late fifties) with the C-Type, the majority of the car was radically different. Perhaps its most ground-breaking innovation was the introduction of a monocoque chassis, which not only introduced aircraft-style engineering to competition car design, but also an aeronautical understanding of aerodynamic efficiency. The D-Type was introduced purely for competition, but after Jaguar withdrew from racing, the company … Read More

Lorenzo Bandini won the 1967 Daytona in another Ferrari 330P4

Lorenzo Bandini won the 1967 Daytona in another Ferrari 330P4

Lorenzo Bandini and Chris Amon drove a 4-liter Ferrari 330P4 Spyder to first place at the ’67 Daytona 24 beating a large contingent of 7-liter Ford Mk IIs and GT40s. In this photo he is trying out the third place P4 that was entered by NART. Most of the Fords failed to finish due to faulty transmissions. Because they beat the much favored Fords this win is considered by some the racing comeback of 1967. Ferrari didn’t take the cars to Sebring in 1967 because they feared that their cars would be impounded by the courts because of a lawsuit over the death of four spectators at Sebring in 1966. John Gauerke photo.

Posted by Nigel Smuckatelli on 2012-07-19 01:02:27

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2006 Koenigsegg CCX 17

2006 Koenigsegg CCX  17

Koenigsegg Automotive AB is a Swedish manufacturer of high-performance sports cars based in Ängelholm.
The company was founded in 1994 in Sweden by Christian von Koenigsegg, with the intention of producing a world-class supercar. Many years of development and prototyping led to the company’s first street-legal production car delivery in 2002.
Norwegian designer and entrepreneur Bård Eker bought a 45 percent share in the company in late 2005, and is currently the largest owner with 49 percent. Christian von Koenigsegg owns 18 percent, and the balance of the stock is held by some 90 small investors.
The Koenigsegg CCX is a mid-engined roadster from Swedish car manufacturer Koenigsegg. The CCX has been engineered to comply with the U.S. regulation and market demands[2] and is a newer design that replaced the Koenigsegg CCR.
CCX is an abbreviation for Competition Coupé X; the X commemorating the 10th anniversary, (being the Roman numeral … Read More

1947 MG TC Midget Sports Car front

1947 MG TC Midget Sports Car front

MG Cars is a former British sports car manufacturer, which was founded in 1924, the creator of the MG brand.
MG Cars is best known for its two-seat open sports cars, but MG also produced saloons and coupés. More recently, the MG marque has also been used on sportier versions of other models belonging to the parent company.
The MG marque was in continuous use (barring the years of the Second World War) for 56 years after its inception. Production of predominantly two-seater sports cars was concentrated at a factory in Abingdon, some 10 miles (16 km) south of Oxford. The British Motor Corporation (BMC) competition department was also based at the Abingdon plant and produced many winning rally and race cars. In the autumn of 1980, however, the Abingdon factory closed and MGB production ceased.
The MG TA replaced the PB in 1936. It was an evolution of the … Read More