In July 2015, my wife and I moved from our hometown in Brazil to Winnipeg, Canada and one of the first things we noticed was the number of classic cars on the streets on any given day. Perhaps because the cars are kept in storage for the whole winter, which here is extremely harsh andContinue reading “Collector’s Day”
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Le Mans, 1952; besides all the financial hardship of the “post-war” era in Europe, a good gathering of the most significant sports-car brands were there: Ferrari, Jaguar, Lancia, Aston-Martin, Talbot, Cunningham and perhaps the most coveted presence that year was the return of the Mercedes-Benz to Le Mans after 22 years of absence. The GermansContinue reading “Renault Alpine”
Colours of Racing. Part Four – The British Moss Green: Aston Martin.
In this chapter, I will talk about another British brand that wore the traditional Green on their cars: Aston Martin. Aston Martin The company was founded in 1913 by Lionel Martin and Robert Bamford, and their very first car was produced in 1915 in the newly acquired facility in Kensington District, London. Aston Martin debuted inContinue reading “Colours of Racing. Part Four – The British Moss Green: Aston Martin.”
Colors of Racing. Part Four – The British Moss Green.
When the UK joined the Gordon Bennett Cup, all the most popular colors were already taken, even yellow was unavailable since it was given to Belgium. The only option on the table was green and the color actually fit perfectly since the UK was one of the leaders of the industrial revolution in the lateContinue reading “Colors of Racing. Part Four – The British Moss Green.”
Colours of Racing. Part Three – Bleu de France.
Perhaps no other color in the history of motorsport was more embraced than the French Blue, most of the automakers from the country proudly adopted it for their race cars. On this chapter, I will talk about a few of them that in one way or another made History Bugatti The company was created byContinue reading “Colours of Racing. Part Three – Bleu de France.”
Colours of Racing. Part Two – The Germans
As you can see in the previous post, some of the national racing colors actually changed hands before becoming traditional, but Germany is the only one to have two choices. The Silver Arrow or the Simple White? The color given to German racing teams was white, pure and simple. The traditional powerhouse brands, Mercedes-Benz andContinue reading “Colours of Racing. Part Two – The Germans”