As you settle down to the MotoGP Qatar Grand Prix today, spend a few moments with the Motorsport Prospects Last Lap. I have all kinds of cool motorsport-related fun things for you today including some great stuff for fans of motorsport icon Carroll Shelby, a wonderful vacation idea, and a few cars that you may be interested in purchasing for your garage. Enjoy!
Carroll Shelby is a motorsport legend and that legend endures. Here are some interesting Shelby-related posts to make you smile on a Sunday.
- To start our Sunday, listen to the sweet roar of the Shelby Mustang GT350 hitting 172 MPH on the Autobahn.
- Shelby American announced Wednesday it plans to build a limited run of extra-special Cobra continuation race cars for the company’s 60th anniversary. Limited to just 10 examples, these Cobras will have up to 800 horsepower and use a uniquely designed carbon fiber body that weighs just 88 pounds. Yes, you read that correctly. 88 pounds.
- Finally, check out this video of a tour of the Shelby American Museum. The Petersen Automotive Museum recently produced a number of videos showcasing the Boulder museum for their YouTube channel as part of their ongoing Global Garages series. The videos include a 13-minute tour of the entire vehicle collection.
Now that we can start traveling again, how about embarking on an an epic eight-day tour of Northern Italy and its most iconic motor car makers? From Road & Track:
Passion, speed, artistry, and ingenuity are synonymous with Italian car culture. In 2022, Road & Track embarks on an intimate exploration of the northern Italian cities—from Maranello to Monza—where it all started. Trace the history of legendary innovators Zagato, Pagani, Ferrari, Maserati and Lamborghini as you go behind the scenes at their studios and meet with contemporary designers. Visit renowned factories, from the small but extraordinary automobile manufacturer of Pagani’s exclusive Zonda line to the sleek modern production process for Maserati. Explore Maranello, home to Ferrari, and view some of the world’s most elegant and powerful road and racing machines. The grand finale will be a visit to the Italian Grand Prix to watch F1 cars racing around the world-famous track at Monza. Che fico! Full details can be found here.
Interesting Cars Available
Looking for an interesting addition to your garage? Here are some possibilities to ponder on this Sunday.
- Michael Schumacher’s epic 1998 Hungarian Grand Prix-winning Ferrari F300 is for sale. The Ferrari with which Michael Schumacher lost the 1998 F1 World Championship in the Suzuka showdown to McLaren’s Mika Hakkinen is up for private sale with an asking price of USD 4.9 million.
- Jerry Seinfeld’s former 2004 Porsche Carrera GT is up for auction right now. According to The Robb Report: There aren’t many cars throughout Porsche’s rich history that can compete with the Carrera GT, which, with just 1,270 examples in existence, might be the automaker’s most collectible 21st-century vehicle. Produced between 2004 and 2007, the two-seat targa roadster, like the 959 before it, was a genuine attempt to push the sports car forward. More than a decade and a half after the automaker stopped making the vehicle, it’s still a showstopper. And the main reason why sits in its engine bay: a 5.7-liter naturally aspirated V-10. Mated to an eight-speed manual gear box that sends power to the rear axle, it generated a very hearty 603 horses, 435 ft lbs of twist and has a purr that’s led some to call it one of the “best-sounding production cars ever made.”
- Daily Sports Car is working with BBM Sport to showcase this Creation AIM-07 Chassis #2 that is for sale. Perfect for historic sportscar racing.
- Finally, here is a unique sale opportunity, Check out the Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Concorde Edition G-BOAC. The Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Concorde Edition is a unique collaboration between Aston Martin Bristol and two of Britain’s best-known brands, British Airways and Aston Martin Lagonda. The Concorde Edition was announced in 2019 to mark the 50-year anniversary of the British-built Concorde’s first flight and BA’s 100th birthday. More details can be found at James Bond Lifestyle.