Motorsport Prospects Last Lap for February 20, 2022-Dream Cars, Cool Rallies and More

Happy Sunday! As you get ready for the Daytona 500, Asian Le Mans Series, Formula 4 UAE and Formula Regional Asian Championship, here is some motorsport-related fun to take make you smile on the Motorsport Prospects Last Lap.

Motorsport Prospects Last Lap for February 19, 2022
Ferrari 250 GTO Photo by Larry Chen
  • If you are looking for a tour that combines incredible examples of glorious cars and motorcycles then this tour is for you. The Petersen Automotive Museum and Michelin hold a private tour every August that will allow you to get close to cars like the Ferrari 250 GTO. It is what gearhead dreams are made of.
Motorsport Prospects Last Lap for February 19, 2022
  • Curbstone has confirmed the GT1 Sports Club and Clubsport Challenge dates for 2022 and plans a final round in Yas Marina and Dubai. “Destined to be the meeting point of an incredible collection of hyper-sports cars from the world’s leading manufacturers, the GT1 Sports Club has proved to be the best track format to experience hyper and super track cars of the GT1 elite in their natural environment.” The 2022 calendar includes three rounds. The first two meetings will take place at the Circuit Paul Ricard (France) and the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya (Spain), and will run over two days following a Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe Powered by AWS weekend. The final round will be at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi (UAE) in December.
Motorsport Prospects Last Lap for February 19, 2022
Photo by Will Broadhead
  • Looking for some classic rallying fun? These 4 Rallies Will Give You a World-Class Driving Adventure. Just check out the names! The 12th Flying Scotsman Vintage Rally, The Pyrenees 1000, Arctic Circle 2022 and the East Himalaya 2022. Driving adventure indeed!
  • The SRO is set to celebrate their 30th Anniversary with an historic GT support race at the 24 Hours of Spa. The event will be open to GT cars having participated in the following events:
    • 12 Hours of Sebring (1994-2010)
    • 24 Hours of Daytona (1994-2010)
    • 24 Hours of Le Mans (1994-2010)
    • American Le Mans Series (1999-2010)
    • BPR Global GT Series (1994-1996)
    • FIA GT (1997-2009)
    • FIA GT3 European Championship (2006-2010)
    • Le Mans Series (2006-2010)
    • LMES (2001, 2003-2005)
  • For this week’s on board footage, please enjoy Michael Schumacher pushing his V-10 Ferrari to the limit at Monza.
Motorsport Prospects Last Lap for February 20, 2022-Dream Cars, Cool Rallies and More
  • This should make my Australian readers happy as a Ford vs Holden film is set for a cinema release later this year.
Motorsport Prospects Last Lap for February 19, 2022
1955 Porsche 356 A 1600 Speedster (Photo: Courtesy of Porsche AG.)
  • The Robb Report reviews what it is like driving a 1955 Porsche 356 A 1600 Speedster, an experience that they conclude is like a “continuous shot of adrenaline.”

Auction News

Motorsport Prospects Last Lap for February 19, 2022-Dream Cars, Cool Rallies and More
  • A race-prepped classic Toyota is set for the Gooding & Co.’s Amelia Auction on March 4th. The first, a 1967 Toyota-Shelby 2000 GT, is the very first serial-numbered example built, and the first of just three cars that Carroll Shelby prepared for the SCCA’s C Production class — Toyota’s first foray into American motorsports. Originally finished in Solar Red and configured in right-hand drive, MF10-10001 is one of the original show cars used by Toyota Motor Sales USA to introduce and promote the 2000 GT publicly. After its promotional duties, Shelby worked with Toyota engineers on both mechanical and aesthetic modifications preparing it for the ’68 SCCA club racing season.
  • The Racing Edge Auction Network has a gorgeous example of a 488 Gran Turismo Berlinetta (GTB) currently on live auction. The car was just recently serviced and comes with Ferrari’s 7-year maintenance plan. This stunner boasts a slew of installed options as outlined below additionally supported by the car’s window sticker featured in the Documents section of images. For more details and to bid please proceed here. Bidding ends soon.

Mark Boudreau
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Mark is the publisher of Motorsport Prospects. As a former lawyer, he applies his legal background and research skills to assist race drivers by showcasing the resources they need to make their motorsport careers happen.