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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366 Lola T70 Mk.IIIB (1969)..

366 Lola T70 Mk.IIIB (1969)..

Lola T70 Mk.IIIB (1969) Engine 5000cc
LOLA SET
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The Lola T70 was developed by Lola Cars in 1965 in Great Britain for sports car racing. Lola built the chassis, which were typically powered by large American V8s. Over 100 T70s were built in three different guises, an open-roofed Mk II spyder, followed by an Mk III coupé, and finally a slightly updated Mk IIIB. The T70 was replaced in the Can-Am by the lighter Lola T160.
Early success for the Lola T70 came when Walt Hansgen won the Monterey Grand Prix, at Laguna Seca Raceway, on October 17, 1965, driving John Mecom’s Lola T70-Ford. In 1966 Chevrolet powered Lola T70s won five of the six races in the CanAm Series, with a Ford powered T70 taking the sixth race but by 1967 the McLaren M6 was the car to beat. When the FIA changed the rules for sports car … Read More

Veritas 2000 RS

Veritas 2000 RS

Chassis : BMW 315 Roadster – 1935

Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais
Bonhams
Estimated : € 300.000 – 400.000
Sold for € 264.500

Parijs – Paris
Frankrijk – France
February 2018

– Rare post-war German sports car
– Based on a BMW 315 Roadster
– Restored in the 2000s to current specifications
– FIA and FIVA papers (2015)
– Registered in Holland

An intriguing fusion of pre-war mechanical components and post-war style, the BMW-based Veritas dates from the late 1940s, a period when the scarcity of readily available competition cars led to the creation of numerous interesting ‘specials’. BMW’s 328 had been the outstanding sports car of the late 1930s, and its powerful 2.0-litre six-cylinder engine was the power plant of choice for many an independent constructor.

Veritas was founded in West Germany by Ernst Loof, Georg Meier and Lorenz Dietrich, who had met in Paris during … Read More

BMW M1 Procar Racer – BMW Art Car #4, Andy Warhol – 1979

BMW M1 Procar Racer - BMW Art Car #4, Andy Warhol - 1979

Sometimes the only way to high art is through deep pockets.

Perhaps this occurred to Andy Warhol when BMW asked him to paint its M1 Group 4 race car in 1977. Warhol, already a superstar, was constantly fascinated with the melding of the commercial and the artistic. BMW was happily molding America as its largest export market.

In the past 40 years, there have been just 17 BMW Art Cars, on average one every three years. Out of all of its Art Cars, this M1 — already nearly priceless as an automobile, let alone one breathed upon by the most recognizable name in modern art — is BMW’s most expensive and valuable. Recently, it was shown for just two days at Paris Photo LA at Paramount Studios, the prestigious art festival’s first foray outside France.

It was there that we spoke with Thomas Girst, whose official title is "Head of … Read More