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Porsche And Penske Team Up For IMSA And WEC Effort

Photo: Michelin Racing USA Team Penske has been kicking butt in racing for decades, and for a lot of that time the team has been powered by Porsche. Way back in the 1960s Roger Penske himself was racing various four-cam Porsche prototype sports racing roadsters. By the 1970s, Penske and hired driver Mark Donohue were a global force, and their Porsche 917/30 became known as an all-conquering machine in the Can Am series. More recently, from 2006 to 2008, the bright yellow DHL-sponsored Penske Po...
Tags: Porsche, Autos, DHL, Audi, Le Mans, Acura, Daytona, Team Penske, Penske, WEC, IMSA, Roger Penske, FIA World Endurance Championship, Porsche Motorsports, FIA WEC, Mark Donohue

Monstrous 917-30 Spits Flames

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Tags: Autos, Penske, Mark Donohue, Can Am, Porsche 917, 917, 917-30

Keselowski talks first win with new rules package, Ford Mustang

Brad Keselowski discusses passing Mark Donohue on the Team Penske all-time wins list, earning the first victory with the new rules package and the Ford Mustang.
Tags: News, Sports, Ford Mustang, Brad Keselowski, Keselowski, Mark Donohue

New book tells the story of Lime Rock Park’s six decades

Photos courtesy Lime Rock Park, unless otherwise noted. Opened in Lakeville, Connecticut, in 1957, Lime Rock Park has played host to driving greats, unforgettable races, and memorable moments too numerous to count. A new book, Lime Rock Park: Six Decades of Speed, Beauty and Tradition honors the storied track’s 60-plus years of history, and it’s being released in time for an autograph session with notable contributors. Written as a compilation of stories and edited by motorsport journalist Go...
Tags: Books, Literature, Autos, Nascar, Barber, Motorsports, Locations, Mario Andretti, IMSA, Paul Newman, Parnelli Jones, Lime Rock Park, Skip Barber, J Jones, Hemmings Daily, Personalities

Part of Ford’s 1966 Le Mans podium sweep, this GT40 Mk II could set an auction record

1966 Ford GT40 Mk II, chassis P/1016. Photos copyright and courtesy of RM Sotheby’s, unless otherwise noted. In a soft rain, just past 4:00 p.m. on June 19, 1966, a trio of Ford GT40 Mk IIs rounded the White House corner on the Circuit de la Sarthe, running in a carefully orchestrated pack. In the most controversial finish the 24 Hours of Le Mans has ever seen, Ford didn’t just beat rival Ferrari, it humiliated the legendary brand in its own backyard, taking first-, second-, and third-place. Th...
Tags: Europe, California, France, White House, Shows, United States, Auctions, Ford, Autos, Csx, Steve McQueen, Mclaren, Monterey, Le Mans, Reno, Motorsports

The Unfair Advantage, at Indy – Mark Donohue’s 1970 Lola T-153

1970 Lola T-153 Penske Sunoco Special. Photos by Patrick Ernzen, courtesy RM Sotheby’s. In 1969, his rookie year at the Indy 500, Mark Donohue put his Team Penske Offy-powered Lola fourth on the grid, finishing the day in seventh and capturing Rookie of the Year honors in the process. That set the bar high for his return in 1970, where Donohue would drive an all-new Lola chassis with turbocharged Ford power. Starting fifth, Donohue finished second in the 1970 Indy 500, and this August, his Team...
Tags: California, Indianapolis, Shows, Auctions, Ford, Autos, Ferguson, Chevy, Monterey, Motorsports, Lola, Phoenix, Martin, Trenton, John Martin, Team Penske

A Porsche 917 for the street

The newest road-legal Porsche 917. Photo courtesy Porsche AG. The story of how Porsche’s 917 came to dominate the highest levels of sports car racing in both North America and Europe has been well told, from the car’s genesis at Porsche’s Zuffenhausen facilities to its ultimate vanquishing of all comers at both Le Mans and in Can-Am to its insanely high speeds, both in races and on closed-course top-speed runs. Porsche’s original run was 25 cars, to meet homologation for the 1969 sports car sea...
Tags: Europe, Germany, Alabama, Porsche, Italy, Autos, Monaco, North America, Motorsports, Thompson, Daytona, ROSSI, Team Penske, Kurtz, Porsche AG, Talladega

2018 Indy 500 Notebook: Part 1: Prologue

Tony Borroz opens up what has been dubbed “The 2018 Indy 500 Notebook” for an unedited look at The Greatest Spectacle In Racing. This new series will span the days leading up to and after the 102nd Indianapolis 500, set for Sunday, May 27th. The 2018 Indy 500 Notebook is not exactly live coverage, more like raw coverage. It’s an unfiltered look and what makes the Indy 500 so alluring in the first place.  Part Two: “Hey Hinchcliffe, Wanna Race? Then Go Faster!” is forthcoming as the action in Ind...
Tags: Feature, Abc, Indianapolis, Autos, John, Jackie, Johnny, Pocono Raceway, Donohue, Jackie Stewart, Mark Donohue, Parnelli, Ted Van Pelt, Johncock, Tony Borroz, 2018 Indy 500 Notebook

Real-World Upgrades Turn 1970 AMC Mark Donohue Edition Javelin Into Dependable Daily Driver

Love it or hate it, technology moves us forward. That’s what it’s there for. We rely on tech in most instances to make our lives better. But for whatever reason, there are people who resist change and spurn the use of many forms of advanced technology. Some of these people have shunned modern cars. The reasons vary. Some dislike the bland, cookie-cutter designs put out by many of today’s manufacturers, while others don’t like the high-tech, computerized systems that oversee our modern daily driv...
Tags: Florida, Amc, Ford, Gm, York, Hurst, ATC, Goodwin, St Petersburg Florida, Mark Donohue, AMC Javelin, David Goodwin, Additional How To, AMC Concord, Sanden, Lincoln Versailles

Jerry Titus and the Road-Racing Shelby Mustangs

When the Ford Mustang was introduced, there was no shortage of exuberance from every racing discipline. While it showed up at nearly every racing event from dragstrips to salt flats, it was the road courses that would really pushed the brand. Jerry Titus, editor of Car Craft’s sister publication, Sport Car Graphic, was a hands-on guy and no stranger to the road-racing winner’s circle. Though he piloted Cheetahs, Elvas, and Porsches for years, his winning streak really picked up behind the wheel ...
Tags: Featured, Ford, Jones, Cougars, Shelby, Mustangs, Donohue, Terlingua Racing Team, Shelby Mustangs, Titus, Parnelli Jones, Carroll Shelby, Mark Donohue, Dick Guldstrand, Jerry Titus, Dan Gurney Titus

The First IROC Chevrolet Camaros Built by Roger Penske and Mark Donohue in 1974

“There were no regulations for us to follow—we made up our own rules.” That was Jay Signori, Roger Penske’s project foreman, talking to Car Craft magazine’s Rick Voegelin about the birth of the original IROC Camaro in 1974. A full 10 years before Chevrolet introduced a production version, Penske’s shop, with assistance from Mark Donohue, was tasked with building race Camaros for the second International Race of Champions season. In its first year, the IROC series used a fleet of identically pr...
Tags: Featured, Pennsylvania, Ford, Chevy, Lincoln, Nascar, Penske, Simpson, Roger Penske, Donohue, HOLLEY, Carrillo, Delrin, IROC, Mark Donohue, Traco Engineering

Bonneville Record-Setting 1929 Ford Model A Roadster and Olds-Powered Streamliner Remain Frozen in Time

Timeless. Standing on the cracked, hard-packed surface of El Mirage, it’s easy to get the vibe. The spirits of past racers seem like they’re right there, if only you could relax your gaze enough to see them, shimmering through the decades like heat rising off the hardpan. Turn your head fast enough and you just might catch a glimpse of the dust trail left in a lakester’s wake. That weird time vortex is only heightened when these two icons of speed are parked on the lakebed. It could be 1954 all...
Tags: Featured, Colorado, General Motors, Herb, Williams, Ford, Nebraska, Dodge, Ventura County, Dorothy, Denver, Santa Barbara, Bell, Thompson, Ventura, McIntyre

After More Than Two Decades, He’s Reunited With Same 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 He Owned in 1970s

Calling Steve Shauger just a car guy would be like calling George Patton just a general. In a nutshell, Steve’s a card-carrying, multiply certified, full-blown car nut to the nth degree. If there was an accreditation test to receive a degree in autophilia, Steve would ace it and score an advanced doctorate in muscle car virtuosity while he was at it. Yeah, he’s definitely into the hobby big time. While Steve can say he feels an “umbrella of love” for the entire universe of the muscle car genre, ...
Tags: Texas, Featured, Pennsylvania, DMV, Gm, Philadelphia, Bill, Long Island, Steve, Camaro, Mark, Bill Scott, PAUL, Diane, Muncie, Larry

Petty, Shelby, Smokey, Garlits, Granatelli, and Parnelli Set The Pace For 1967

1967. The minds of future automotive archeologists will surely be blown by all that occurred this year, on and off the track. We’d advise them that the hundreds of race cars frozen in black-and-white in the Petersen archive only begin to tell this season’s big stories. Investigating their builders, drivers, successes, and struggles for this final installment of Power Struggles led us down many rabbit holes, into some dead ends, and to the conclusion that American auto racing in 1967 was better ...
Tags: England, Featured, Dart, California, Cc, Washington, Atlanta, Ppc, Ford, Marvin, Gm, Chrysler, Chevy, Dodge, Firestone, Kent

2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Goes NASCAR

( = || []).push({}); Wearing #8, Louis Chevrolet’s old racing number, the new, 2018 Camaro ZL1 race car debuted in its Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series guise. Sadly, at least in my opinion, these are not as stock as they should be. Long gone are the days when NASCAR stock car racing was truly stock. We will never see the likes of Chevy Chevelles and Dodge Coronets with the doors welded shut, running on the high banks, let alone watching “The Fabulous Huds...
Tags: Feature, Autos, Chevy, Johnson, Chevrolet, Detroit, Nascar, Motorsport, Lowe, Daytona, Jimmie Johnson, Mark Reuss, Chevrolet Camaro, Valhalla, Dodges, Daytona Speedweeks

Aortic Arc: a Digitally Fabricated Tensile Canopy

OverviewA new canopy for a student lounge at the California College of the Arts (CCA) hangs within a double-height space and functions as a light scope, spatial definer, and viewing portal. The minimum surface structure is made up of 546 unique HDPE panels linked to one another by over 4000 pop-rive...By: mark donohueContinue Reading » [Author: mark donohue]
Tags: Lifehacks, Mark Donohue, California College of the Arts CCA

Will this Supernova dazzle in Auburn?

The Supernova 1964 Chevrolet Corvette convertible. Photos by Matthew Little, courtesy Auctions America. Bill Jobe’s day job was selling computers for Data General, but on weekends he vented stress by competing in his 1964 Corvette, first in autocross and later in Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) B-Production racing. Adopting the Supernova name for his team after the line of computers he represented, Jobe went on to amass the kind of record that might have led to a career as a professional rac...
Tags: Atlanta, Shows, Auctions, Autos, Motorsports, Corvette, Convertibles, Jim, Dallas Texas, Muncie, Eastern United States, SCCA, Auctions America, Jobe, Bill Morrison, Hemmings Muscle Machines

Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion Showcases Decades of Racing History

( = || []).push({}); Like I should have to tell any real gearhead this, but it’s almost time for the Monterey Historics, also known as the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion. For those that don’t know (and I pity their barren and bereft life), every year around mid-August there is easily the best gathering of old cool rides, sports cars, and vintage racers on the planet. It takes place at Laguna Seca, Pebble Beach, The Quail Lodge, and as a rolling displa...
Tags: Feature, Events, Porsche, Ford, Autos, Bmw, Ralph Lauren, North America, Pebble Beach, Motorsport, Yamaha, Don, Amelia Island Concours, IMSA, Roger Penske, Trans Am

Mark Donohue Foundation formed to support RRDC’s SAFEisFAST driver training programs

Mark Donohue at Indianapolis in 1972; he’d capture his sole Indy 500 that year. Photo courtesy IMS. Mark Donohue was as passionate about safety as he was about driving and chassis development. During his time with the Road Racing Drivers Club (RRDC), Mark created driver education seminars to coach those coming up through the ranks, and the spirit of this effort lives on today in SAFEisFAST, an online video resource for racers of all skill levels. Fittingly, the RRDC has recently created the Ma...
Tags: Videos, Indianapolis, David, Porsche, Autos, Honda, Motorsports, Foundation, Mark, FIA, Roger Penske, Donohue, Rahal, Bobby Rahal, Hemmings Muscle Machines, Hemmings Sports & Exotic Car

Bricks And Bones: Chapter 3: The Quiet Racer

Tony Borroz is attending the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500, scheduled for Sunday, May 28th, 2017. This series, Bricks And Bones, explores the cultural significance, endearing legacy, and the nitty-gritty phenomenon of The Greatest Spectacle in Racing. The prologue of this series here. Chapter 1: Real Wrong here. Chapter 2: St. Elmo’s Fire here. ( = || []).push({}); It’s Thursday, cold and threatening with rain. The immense track is largely quiet,...
Tags: Feature, Indianapolis, Autos, Chevy, Carpenter, Healey, Pippa Mann, Ed Carpenter, Mark Donohue, Indy 500, J R Hildebrand, Penske Chevrolet, Gasoline Alley, Tony Borroz, Hullman

10 of the Best Camaros in the World Gather at 2017 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance to Celebrate Camaro’s 50th Anniversary

The Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, held every March at a posh Ritz-Carlton resort just North of Jacksonville, Florida, presented 10 vintage Camaros this year, along with Bumblebee from the Transformers movies and a new Camaro Nürburgring test car, to celebrate the model’s 50th anniversary. Bill Warner, Amelia Island Founder and former Camaro Firehawk racer, said, “We could have filled the whole field with Camaros for this show. The Camaro was so versatile. They were a great high-performance ...
Tags: New York, Texas, News, Indianapolis, Ford, Gm, Chevy, Warner, Chevrolet, Memphis, Camaro, Jacksonville Florida, Amelia Island Concours D'elegance, Amelia Island Concours, Baldwin, Ritz Carlton

Can-Am racing returns to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca for the Spring Classic

The track from the air. Image courtesy Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. The Sports Car Club of America’s Canadian-American Challenge Cup, generally shortened to Can-Am, began as a way of bringing the FIA’s Group 7 sports racers to tracks and audiences in the United States and Canada. Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, then just Laguna Seca, hosted a round of the Can-Am Series from its debut in 1966 through 1973, the series’ penultimate year. Considered by many to be the pinnacle of motorsport, thanks to its...
Tags: United States, Porsche, Autos, Chevy, Las Vegas, Mclaren, Hill, Denny, Mazda Raceway, Trans Am, Porsche AG, Laguna Seca, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Bruce McLaren, Phil Hill, Jim Hall

First Drive: 2017 Dodge Challenger T/A 392

Chrysler really hit its stride during the height of the muscle car era. During a time when “Win on Sunday, sell on Monday” was a wholly viable marketing tactic, homologation specials were an important element in any performance brand’s automotive roster. Hot on the heels of the wild looking ’69 Charger Daytona, which had been put into limited production for the specific purpose of making the Charger more aerodynamic (and thus more competitive) on the high-speed NASCAR circuits, the 1970 model ye...
Tags: Featured, Amc, America, Chrysler, Dodge, Nascar, Bentley Continental, Pirelli, Daytona, Brembo, Trans Am, Dodge Challenger, SEMA, Uconnect, Alfa Romeo Giulia, SCCA

Team Penske’s 1972 International transporter, the “Blue Hilton,” lives again

The restored 1972 International Fleetstar Blue Hilton transporter. Photos courtesy Team Penske. In 1972, Team Penske debuted an enclosed race car transporter that served as storage, garage and even living space at a time when most teams still relied upon open trucks or trailers to ship cars and spares from race to race. Sold in 1983, the Blue Hilton (named for its forward bunk space) was recently rediscovered by the Penske organization and restored to as-new condition in time for Roger Penske’...
Tags: Indianapolis, Autos, Illinois, Motorsports, Morgan, Team Penske, Penske, Boyd, Roger Penske, Donohue, Mooresville North Carolina, George Boyd, Penske Racing, Hemmings Daily, Hemmings Motor News, Restorations And Preservations

Celebrity Drive: Mike Joy, Fox Sports NASCAR Announcer

Quick Stats: Mike Joy Fox NASCAR Race Announcer Daily Driver: 2016 BMW i8 (Mike’s rating: 8 on a scale of 1 to 10) Other cars: see below Favorite road trip: western New England Car he learned to drive in: 1966 Rambler Marlin First car bought: 1971 Chevy Z28 Camaro For racing enthusiasts, it must seem like Mike Joy has their dream job. Joy has attended 42 Daytona 500s, and next Sunday will be the 38 th one where he’s been part of a live TV or radio broadcast. Joy is the first to admit he’...
Tags: New York, California, Massachusetts, Amc, Fox, United States, Porsche, Alaska, Ferrari, Ford, Connecticut, Gm, Chevy, Espn, Bmw, CBS Sports

Birth of a juggernaut – Porsche’s 917/10 prototype

1970 Porsche 917/10-001. Photos courtesy RM Sotheby’s. In 1970 and ’71, Porsche’s 917 dominated the sport of endurance racing, but engine displacement reductions (from 5.0-liters to 3.0-liters) mandated by the Commission Sportive Internationale (CSI) for the 1972 season meant its time in the spotlight was over. In response, Porsche focused its efforts on the North American Can-Am series, creating the 917/10 spyder to unseat rival McLaren from its throne. On February 8, the very first 917/10 co...
Tags: Europe, Prototypes, Shows, United States, Porsche, Auctions, Paris, Brazil, Autos, Chevy, Motorsports, Bosch, Gulf, Paris France, Fittipaldi, FIA

Jack Griffith, the man who dared take on Shelby’s Cobra, dead at age 90

Jack Griffith at Amelia Island, circa 2010. Photo by Jim Cowen, courtesy Automodello. If fortune favors the bold, Andrew “Jack” Griffith must have been among the luckiest men in America. After serving his country in World War II, Griffith returned home to New York’s Long Island to resume a life forever linked to automobiles, ultimately giving the world the Shelby Cobra-challenging Griffith 200 (followed by the Griffith 400 and Griffith 600), the Toyota Sunchaser, and the AMC Sundancer. With Bi...
Tags: New York, New York City, America, United States, Ford, New Jersey, Rip, Autos, Chrysler, Jaguar, Michigan, Buffalo, Bill, North America, Plymouth, Jack

26 miles. 26 stillborn babies honored by N.Y. firefighter

“This is for my Janey.” Mile 26 of the NYC Marathon meant something special for FDNY Lt. Mark Donohue. This mile, like the 25 miles before, ...           
Tags: News, NYC Marathon, Mark Donohue

Gallery: On the ground at SEMA 2016

The car that won the first Indianapolis 500, the 1911 Marmon Wasp, on display in Shell’s SEMA booth. Photos by Steve Berry. Every year, the automotive aftermarket flocks to Las Vegas in early November to attend what can best be described as “Mecca for gearheads,” the SEMA Show. No matter what your passion, from street rods to pro touring cars to trucks to historic racing cars, the show offers something for everyone, but there’s a catch: To gain entry, you must work for a company in the automot...
Tags: Indianapolis, Shows, Autos, Las Vegas, Mecca, Shell, Motorsports, James Garner, Replicas, Las Vegas Convention Center, SEMA, Chevrolet Chevelle, Steve Berry, Hemmings Muscle Machines, Hemmings Classic Car, Hemmings Daily

Celebrating AMC’s Racing & Muscle Heritage at the 2016 American Motors Owners Association International Convention

This summer’s American Motors Owners Association (AMO) International Convention at Rockford, Illinois, was a perfect balance of passion and car-guy camaraderie. The event oozed authentic excitement for AMC, which produced some very exciting automobiles from the mid 1960s to the mid 1970s. AMC owners are intent on capturing and preserving these cars, as one owner explained to us. Questions about their cars and their provenance are largely welcomed, and the slightest flicker of enthusiasm is fanne...
Tags: News, Minneapolis, California, Virginia, Amc, Chicago, Davis, John, Jordan, Detroit, Nascar, Speedway, Kenosha, St Paul, George, Slater