Daybreak

Nightshift Sports: Embed from Getty Images The Latest Word: The Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona is currently in progress. The race started yesterday afternoon and will finish this afternoon.  The teams who have come through the night unscathed (and many did not) now face the daunting prospect that a third of the race is yet […]

The Fastest Lap Ever at Le Mans.

Nightshift Sports: Records are made to broken, and this year at Le Mans, a Toyota Hybrid driven by Kamui Kobayashi broke the lap record at the famed Le Mans track. Even better, there’s terrific  footage, great graphics, and very informed commentary. The video is just the thing to get you ready for the 24 Hours […]

Original Tastes

Editor’s Note: this post was originally produced in 2015 but the story line is still accurate..perhaps even more so..and the link is still good. It’s repeated here as we move into the major season(s) for Concours shows.  Paying Attention:  Not so long ago, I was at the Pebble Beach concours, primarily to see a client’s […]

The Zen of Street Racing

Editors Note: This post originally ran on the Risi Competizione website in April of 2009. It describes a race meeting at the Long Beach Grand Prix, among other topics. The Long Beach Grand Prix(now known as the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach and also as the Bubba Burger Sports Car Grand Prix) is a […]

String Theory and Lime Rock Race Park

  Yesterday, Risi Competizione, the top North America Ferrari GT racing team, ran at Lime Rock in Connecticut. Lime Rock is and always has been a tough track for the Ferrari; it’s traditionally been much better suited to the Corvettes and Porsches and BMWs that also race in the GTLM class. Risi Comp finished the […]

The 24 Hours of Le Mans: An Entire Race Covered in Just 4 Press Releases

Paying Attention: For over a decade, I have worked at/with/for Risi Competizione, the top American Ferrari racing team. This year, they went, again, to race in France, at the famous 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race, a race they have won three times (1998, 2007, 2008) in two different models of Ferrari race cars […]

The Annotated History of Sebring, Part 3

(Note: the 2016 running of The 12 is over, now, but the series on Sebring’s incredible history continues. Here’s Part 3). The Plastic Fantastic: How Chaparral Changed Sportscar Racing. Continuing our look into the cars, companies, drivers, and personalities who have made the 12 Hours of Sebring a legendary race.   [table] Year, Car, Entrant, […]

The Sebring Film Festival: The Seventies

Press Clippings: Sebring Film Festival Part 3. The final video in a three-part series produced by ALMS covers Sebring through the Seventies.  During this era, Ferrari won 2 of the first three races (1970 and 1972) but Porsche eventually ended up dominating the decade as Ferrari re-focused its racing resources to F1, winning four titles […]

The Sebring Film Festival: 1967

Fast Films: Nice period piece on the 1967 running of The 12. The Battle was Ford vs. Ferrari and it became increasingly serious and very personal. Ford never quite got over it (neither did Ferrari). The Fine Print: This video by “old SCCA Guy yah” . Embed  via YouTube. All rights belong to respective owners. Thanks for […]

The Sebring Film Festival: 1965, Part 5

Fast Films: The final installment of Louis Galanos series on the 1965 Sebring race. Thanks again to Louis for sharing. The Fine Print: Originally posted on YouTube by Louis Galanos, who we we thank for his efforts in both print and film. Mr. Galanos posted this video as well as the other four featured videos […]