November 6, 2017 - The Ring
Internationale Meisterschaft im Ring
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
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...
October 2, 2017 - The Ring
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...
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...
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...
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 – ...
Ringwood XXI (July 31, 2017) - A hot summer evening welcomed five teams arriving from across the metropolitan area to pay tribute to several Grand Prix legends, including Fangio, Brabham, Gurney & Hunt. Team P.R. Reilly arrived in style.
1970's Grand Prix
To everyone's surprise, including race director Fritz Stroebl, a last minute entry from McLaren - a #11 M23 would be raced by James Hunt.
Another new entry - this one from Team P.R. Reilly ...
July 10, 2017 - The Ring
Internationale Meisterschaft im Ring
The Internationale Meisterschaft im Ring again featured Scratch32 Sportscars, Classic Era Prototypes and Sportscars, CANAM & the crowd favourite - Hot Rods.
Several European teams arrived for the first of four challenges.
Scuderia Marzotto featuring the Ferrari 166MM UOVO piloted by Giannino Marzotto was a sleek entrant and also a crowd favourite.
The Wheel of Misfortune was unveiled at Ringwood XX. Every crash forced a spin...
Teams from Ferrari, Maserati & BRM arrived at the Ring for the first of four Ringwood XX races.
Great pilots such as Hawthorne arrived in style.
Ferrari were the hands on favourites with three of the six grid positions.
Team Scuderia Centro-Sud with pilot Carroll Shelby would do his best to scuttle Enzo's plans.
1950's Grand Prix Starting Grid
April 12, 2017 - The Ring
Targa Florio I
Practice was underway but off to a rough start for some:
Repairs would be made in time for the event. Others practiced. No locals nor goats were hit.
Practiced but did not start:
#003T – HERRMANN/ELFORD - Porsche 908/3 (P3)
#60 – CALASCIBETTA/MONTI - Opel GT 1900 (GT 2.0)
Classes/Entries: P3 (3), P2 (1), S2 (3), GT2 (2), GT1.6 (1)
Starting Grid (In Order):