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.
From the 24th to the 26th of July, the Silverstone Circuit played host to one of the year’s best events in vintage motorsports. It’s known as the “the world’s biggest classic motor racing festival,” and for good reason: the Silverstone Classic was one of the world’s first events to cater specifically to racing cars of decades passed. With 25 years under its belt, it has grown to earn and keep its title against an emerging field of events around the globe.
The econobox has been around for decades now. Volkswagen built the Rabbit. Honda gave us the Civic. Chevy lauded the Chevette. We even got things like a Dodge Omni and Shadow. All were purpose built to get great gas mileage and to haul as much random urban items (milk crates full of records, coolers full of beer, tents, surf boards) and people (read: clown car) as possible in the smallest chassis size that would be acceptable to the buyers.