As you enjoy your Sunday, here is this week’s Last Lap to put a smile on your face. From the automobile as art to the newest Ferrari, Porsche gatherings to a lap with the Tyrell 6-wheeler, there is something here for everyone. Auction news and great footage from Goodwood complete another look at motorsport fun on the Last Lap.
Motion: Autos, Art, Architecture
Norman Foster has curated a stunning exhibition of car design at the Guggenheim Bilbao in Spain. “Motion: Autos, Art, Architecture” explores the fascinating intersection of industrial design, art, and architecture and features features 38 cars from the 20th and 21st century, as well as architecture objects and artworks connected to speed and movement. The exhibition is on view through September 18 and you can get more information here.
The New Ferrari 296 GTS Has Been Revealed
The Dupont Registry has all the details on the stunning new Ferrari 296 GTS. “Ferrari has announced the 296 GTS, a Spider version of the 296 that combines the amazing driving experience and lets the sky in, all while refusing to compromise the incredible spirit of the car. It features the same incredible hybrid powertrain as the GTB counterpart, with its 120-degree V6 that allows for turbochargers to be installed inside the vee. To accommodate for the retractable hard-top roof of the car, Ferrari’s engineers redesigned much of the car so that it, while being an open-top supercar, remains just as rigid, fast, and dynamic as its coupe counterpart.”
The Tyrell Six-Wheeler in Full Flight
Check out this video which is about one of the most iconic F1 racer ever built: the Tyrrell P34. This particular one is chassis P34/5, the first of three new Tyrrell built for the 1977 season and heavily modified compared to the 1976 version (1977 version is also called P34B), and it’s owned and driven by the ex-F1 driver and Le Mans winner Pierluigi Martini. The P34 is moved by a Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 engine. Watch it in action around Imola Circuit during two different editions (2018 and 2019) of the Minardi Historic Day! Video and description courtesy of 19Bozzy92.
Porsche Rennsport Reunion Set for Seventh Edition in 2023
Porsche Cars North America has announced that the Porsche Rennsport Reunion meeting will return in 2023, five years after the most recent edition took place. The date and location for the seventh edition are yet to be announced. “We’re all excited to be able to announce the return of the Rennsport Reunion, which is always a highlight of Porsche motorsports enthusiasm and heritage,” commented Kjell Gruner, President and CEO of Porsche Cars North America Inc.
The Porsche Sports Car Together Fest Returns to IMS
More Porsche fun as Autoweek reports that the Porsche Sports Car Together Fest will be returning to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway during the Labor Day weekend. “Who is invited? Anyone who can snag a ticket. Though, Porsche is targeting its high-performance GT-badged cars and expects this will be the world’s single largest gathering of these Porsche variants. There’s no word on how much tickets will cost for the Porsche Sports Car Together Fest, but tickets started at about $40 last year, and that’s probably close to the number for this event.”
A Celebration of Cars, Craft and Community
McCall’s Motorworks Revival, the evening celebration that traditionally kicks off Monterey Car Week, is now “Motorlux.” Hagerty, which recently acquired the event, announced the new name and more details about this year’s affair, which will remain at the Monterey Jet Center. Learn more about the anticipated changes here.
79th Goodwood Members’ Meeting Sunday Full Highlights
A V10 F1 demo, Group C cars, a back-to-front victory for a Camaro, a final lap Can-Am overtake and stunning GT racing were just a few of the highlights of the second day of the 79th Goodwood Members’ Meeting presented by Audrain Motorsport.
These are full highlights of the day including every race and demonstration. You can watch every race in full at https://www.goodwood.com/grr/archive
More Than 20 Drool-Worthy Ferraris Are Heading to Auction
The late Southern Californian collector Donald L. Weber amassed an extraordinary fleet of Ferraris throughout his lifetime. Now, the red rarities are being offered up to a new set of discerning collectors. More than 20 of Weber’s most prized rides will go under the gavel at Gooding & Company’s upcoming Pebble Beach auction, taking place August 13 and 14.
Audrain Newport Concours & Motor Week
Bonhams will host the Audrain Concours Auction in Newport, RI, for three more years, through 2024. This year’s sale will be held on Sunday, September 30. For a full schedule of events at the Audrain Newport Concours & Motor Week, click here.
Turin to Host Autolook Week Before Grand Prix
Vintage Racecar reports that a new 5 day event (September 7–11) that focuses on and celebrates the ‘look’ of race and rally cars is set to take place in the northern Italian city of Turin this September. “Consisting of F1, Endurance and Rally, 100 cars will be displayed throughout the city center giving visitors the opportunity stroll along Turin’s boulevards to view motorsport’s most stylish history. Exhibits are being drawn from around the world using private collections and museums as the source. During the day and evenings, piazzas will stage dynamic displays letting some of the exhibits ‘stretch their legs’. Accompanying the displays will be photographic panels and cutaway drawings of all the cars. Autolook has been timed to coincide with the Italian Grand Prix and help celebrate the Centenary of Monza circuit, as well as being an auto festival in the heart of Italy’s capital for car design.”
Evernham’s Race Cars and 3,000 More Headed to Mecum’s 35th Indy Spring Classic Auction
Headlining this year’s Spring Classic May 13-21 in Mecum’s flagship event at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis will be The Ray Evernham Collection of 32 race cars (plus one engine) from the NASCAR Hall of Fame crew chief and team owner’s Big Iron Garage, all of which will be offered at no reserve.For more information on the Mecum Spring Classic and all other scheduled 2022 auctions, click HERE.
Halo Car Collection An Early Feature Consignment to the Monterey Jet Center Auction
Broad Arrow Auctions has announced the spectacular Halo Car Collection as an early feature consignment to the Monterey Jet Center Auction. “The Halo Car Collection represents an exemplary group of modern sports cars that have benefitted from exacting care and maintenance since their initial purchase. Owned by a motoring enthusiast with a personal passion for spirited driving, each car in the collection was collected with specific intent including the Ferrari 812 Superfast, which was used extensively as a “daily driver” accumulating over 3,500 miles from routine use. We are honored to have been chosen to offer the collection at our Jet Center auction in partnership with Hagerty, and we are confident that they will not only impress all potential bidders and interested collectors but win them over with their excellence and perfection.” – Barney Ruprecht, Senior Car Specialist You can view the lots here.
This 1969 Alfa Romeo Racer Starred in Steve McQueen’s ‘Le Mans’—and You Can Own It
According to The Robb Report, the sixth biennial RM Sotheby’s Monaco auction brings together a number of Formula 1 and Le Mans race cars at the Grimaldi Forum on May 14, including a stunning Alfa Romeo Tipo 33/3. The Tipo 33/3 is the most beautiful of them all—apart from the Stradale 33. It debuted in 1969 at Sebring, making an impressive 400 hp but placing only seventh in the 1969 International Championship for Makes. Undaunted, Alfa pressed on and, in 1971, achieved numerous class wins. Meanwhile, its race car became a movie star, adding another shade of red to the racing grid for Steve McQueen’s 1971 film Le Mans.