Castrol racing livery ranks in my top favorite racing liveries of all time. The old Gulf blue and orange is my number 1 with the others shuffling up and down as the mood hits me. The Marlboro Ferraris, the John Player Specials, The Ramchargers, The Blue Max, the Hot Wheels Snake and Mongoose…OK I’ll shuffle off and be old now….
BP-Castrol’s return to Formula 1 as a partner to McLaren-Honda has been announced. This news has got the F1 community rather excited – let’s face it, any new sponsor announcement is a novelty in F1 these days – but it’s perfectly simple and logical step to have taken.Castrol is arguably the most prolific partner to motor manufacturers in competition, attached to Ford in GT racing, V8 Supercars and the World Rally Championship; Volkswagen Group in the World Endurance Championship, World Rally Championship*, World Rallycross Championship, German Touring Car Championship and European Rally Championship; Volvo in the World and Swedish Touring Car Championships and Kia in Global Rallycross.
More here: Heads-up for hydrocarbon heritage
Picking out Hot Wheels for your Grandson is as exciting as picking them out for yourself was when you were his age.
The unorthodox Savoia-Marchetti S.65 was intended to win the 1929 Schneider Trophy Race for Italy. Unfortunately, the aircraft crashed and took the life of Tommaso Dal Molin.
By William Pearce
After the Italian team was defeated on its home turf at Venice, Italy in the 1927 Schneider Trophy Race, the Italian Ministero dell’Aeronautica (Air Ministry) sought to ensure victory for the 1929 race. The Ministero dell’Aeronautica instituted programs to enhance aircraft, engines, and pilot training leading up to the 1929 Schneider race. Early in 1929, the Ministero dell’Aeronautica requested racing aircraft designs from major manufacturers and encouraged unorthodox configurations.
Read the rest here: Savoia-Marchetti S.65 Schneider Racer
1964 factory B/FX 427 Fairlane
Leaning forward makes you go faster
500+ horsepower cars with a wheelbase not much longer than my desk. Yes please…
If someone told me I was going to be blessed with the ability to dominate any form of racing I chose, I’d be hard pressed to choose between WRC and endurance road racing like Le Mans, Sebring, etc.
Just taking a nice, relaxing drive through the Sicilian countryside in a Porsche 718 GTR (or RS 60 I’ve seen both models referenced) with Graham Hill and Edgard Barth during the 1960 Targa Florio