Words and Photography by Riley Stair
“How do we become the people we are today?” This is a question I ask myself often.
Bill Kincaid is no stranger to racing. He’s been a life-long fan of automobiles, and years of experience behind the wheel of formula cars has left him with both the skill and talent to navigate racetrack traffic with precision and speed. He’s learned the ins-and-outs of open wheel racing… enough to put his privateer efforts into the realm of the competitive. Touring cars – especially vintage ones – on the other hand, are a bit foreign to Bill.
2015 marked the first year in some time that the sun joined us on the green for the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in Monterey, California. A morning that is typically draped in cloud cover was, for once, pierced by the citrus colors of the morning light. At the far end of the 18th fairway, the M-2 class gathered: Ferrari Competizione. One car in particular stood out above the rest – a 1964 250 LM Scaglietti Berlinetta race car.
For several years in a row now, we’ve taken a Saturday out of August to join our friends, Carl Taylor and Jay McToldridge of Players in the UK, as they host one of the best local shows of the year: Played Out. Our friends at Rotiform join in to play host of the show, which takes place in the small beachfront parking lot of Don the Beachcomber, one of Sunset Beach’s best places for food and drinks.
Sportscar racing is fraught with rivalries: they stand as the ultimate motivation in a sport where bragging rights reign supreme. Ranging from the likes of Ayrton Senna vs. Alain Prost, and Jeff Gordon vs. Dale Earnhardt, or even Big Foot vs. Grave Digger, it’s these iconic rivalries that bring new fans to the sport and fuel the flames of competition.