Internationale Meisterschaft VII

Internationale Meisterschaft VII
The 7th edition of the Internationale Meisterschaft would see new models in Sportscars (SP & SP+) and CANAM. Several, including Phil Hill in separate Ferrari 290MMs the Jaguar XK120 of the late S. Diaz and Jim Oldershaw in a Brumos Porsche 917/10 would take to the track each for the first time. Others returned with larger displacement motors, including Hawthorne, Hill and Herrmann. And then there was the obstreperous SCCA entry... All in a...

Ringwood XXIV

Ringwood XXIV
Throngs attended the 24th edition of Ringwood... Some registered but inclement weather forcing road closures prevented their haulers from arriving. Twenty other entries made the trip successfully, including Hill who would debut his Embassy Hill DN1. Ringwood XXIV Final Entry List 1950’s Grand Prix (1950-1960) [50GP] #11 – J.M. Fangio – Ferrari D50 [56GP011-1AT] #8 – H. Schell – BRM P25 [59GP008-1AT] #12 – J.F. Gonzalez – Ferrari 375 [51GP

Targa Florio III (1970 & 1971)

Targa Florio III (1970 & 1971)
This third edition of the Targa Florio would see 13 entries register for the event but the team Pegaso entries of Scalera and Barba never did make the ferry to the island in time. The race would prove to be an unpredictable adventure, especially for Auto Delta pilots DeADAMICH and LENNEP along with the John Wyer entry of SIFFERT and REDMAN who both struggled early on in extremely slick and very unusual conditions. After several heats the course proved ...

Ringwood XXIII

Ringwood XXIII
The 23rd edition of Ringwood featured three new models presented to the grid along with a new number badge for a returning model: A lovely custom made 1952 Ferrari MKII Thin Wall Special raced by J.F. Gonzalez - albeit with a motor outside of the rules: A 1957 Maserati 250F using a modified scalextric body with custom chassis raced by J. Bonnier: And a questionable 1965 Lotus 20B piloted by Dave Charlton which failed to pre-qualify for the 1965 So...

Internationale Meisterschaft VI

Internationale Meisterschaft VI
November 6, 2017 - The Ring Internationale Meisterschaft im Ring VI The group descended down into the Green Hell once again. This time for the sixth edition of the Internationale Meisterschaft. A diverse field of returning scratch built entries emerged from their garages for shakedown, faster and race laps. Off track excursions were controlled. A few new models made their debut too - Scarfiotti in a successful charge in his 330 P4 sidewinder - a...

La Carrera Panamericana III

La Carrera Panamericana III
La Carrera Panamericana III October 23, 2017 @ 19:00 This third edition of La Carrera Panamericana featured the debut of several new entries: 1954 - S1.5 - #58 Porsche 550 Spyder - Distribuidora Volkswagen Central South America – Fernando Segura/Linge Result: 12th overall/4th in class... created by yours truly 1953 - TS - #226 - Ford 6 - Ellico/Ford - Mickey Thompson / Rodger Flores Result: DNF... created by JMSRacer 1952 – S – #10 P...

Ringwood XXII

Ringwood XXII
October 2, 2017 - The Ring Ringwood XXII Two 1.5L models would debut at Ringwood XXII: MiA would present his #2 BRM P61 as raced by Graham HILL while the prancing horse factory would debut the #7 Ferrari 158 as raced by John SURTEES. Both models were welcome additions to Ringwood XXII and the Scratch32 model database. 1.5L GP 1963 BRM P61 Driven by Graham Hill BRM’s first attempt at the monocoque design, the P61 was not a true monocoque as...

Internationale Meisterschaft V

Internationale Meisterschaft V
Back at the Ferrari factory final preparations were being made in anticipation of the fifth running of the Internationale Meisterschaft. Crowds arrived early but the traffic was a killer. Some had clever ideas with which to beat the traffic jam... like this Monogram salesperson who just needed a top up of that Sunoco Fuel... Nevertheless with practice over the grids were formed and although there were enough marshals the penalty imposed for eac...

Targa Florio II (1970 & 1971)

Targa Florio II (1970 & 1971)
  Registered but did not Start: #67 – BARBA/GAROFALO – Autobianchi Giliberti A112 (S1.3) #24 – FERLAINO/CASTRO – Chevron Ford B19 (S2) The Piccolo circuit, starting at Floriopoli just north of Cerda would prove enough of a challenge as it did back in the early 1970's. Crowds everywhere lined the roadside. Some were lucky to have a front row seat. Some other entries were registered but did not start the race...Joe Siffert readies hi...

La Carrera Panamericana II

La Carrera Panamericana II
Nine entries were registered & presented to the grid for the second edition of La Carrera Panamericana. The grid was set as follows: The field would set out three at a time at 5 minute intervals. For all pictures click on the gallery poster below:   Overall Race Order After 1/2 Distance (300 sec. x 3 x 1 = 15 min.): #12 – Bill von ESSER (Chevrolet Corvette C1) S+1.5; #3A – Hermann LANG (Mercedes-Benz 300SL) S; #55 – ...