… a new video from Stereoscreen showcasing BMW’s touring car racing history.
Here’s a car – a race car – that rips through the air. There are few cars today that produce such a sound as this Ferrari 312PB. The screams are produced by a Ferrari developed flat-12 boxer engine. Yup, a boxer engine. This car was developed specifically for FIA prototype racing, especially after losing to Porsche 917 race car in the early 1970’s. This car was unfortunate in claiming victory over the competition but it won over our ears and sensations. Let’s turn it over to Petrolicious who had the opportunity to capture this historic banshee.
Here’s to the New Year and an increase in motor sports activity. As most teams are preparing for the 2012 season, it’s important that we reflect on what happened in 2011. In case you missed the 2011 Spa Six Hours Historics Endurance race please enjoy these recap videos of this iconic race. The race took place on September 23 – 25 at the world famous 4.352 mile, 21-turn Circuit de Spa-Francorchamp in Belgium. If you know anything about this track then you’ll know the racing will be nothing short of exciting! In case you find yourself with time and money here’s how you can be part of the Six Hours of Spa 2012.
In case you are not familiar with the track, here is a very detailed video showing you around the Spa circuit (click link): One Lap. And for 102 photos covering the Six Hours of Spa jump over to Sports Car Digest.
Here is a web special that will take you back through time to an endurance race through the mountains of Sicily. We wish this form of racing would come back. Pure, unedited racing that takes place on tight mountain passes through small towns near Palermo. Allow me to introduce you to Targa Florio.