On the Last Lap at Motorsport Prospects this week I look at two iconic race cars for sale, bring you news on what is happening from Goodwood for 2022, take a lap of Daytona and highlight actor Paul Newman’s impact on Lime Rock Park. Happy Sunday!
This week on the Motorsport Prospects Last Lap we start with two extraordinary race cars that are currently for sale.
- First up is Jacky Ickx’s ultra-rare Brabham BT26A F1 car. The Belgian raced this chassis, #3 to victory in Canada in 1969 and ultimately endrd the season as runner-up to Jackie Stewart. Ickx would also claim Oulton Park’s non-championship Gold Cup race that season in the same car. Described by its seller, Speedmaster’s James Hanson, as a real “collector’s item”, it now could be yours, as they say, for £1.5m.
- Next up for sale is Mario Andretti’s Indy 500 podium-finishing 1985 Lola T900. Fantasy Junction is selling this particular car that finished second to Danny Sullivan in the infamous “spin and win” 1985 Indianapolis 500.
- Secure your tickets now for the 2022 Goodwood Revival and indulge in the romance and glamour of motor racing as it used to be. And if you are looking for more from the same organizers, they have announced the theme for this year’s other iconic event. This year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed will celebrate the thing that ties together the likes of Chapman and Ferrari, BRM and Rimac: innovation. Details of both can be found in the links provided.
- Last weekend’s Rolex 24 was extraordinary and now you can get a taste of what it is like to race at the world famous Daytona International Speedway. Take a lap of Daytona with John Edwards below.
- The 2022 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion will feature classic racing cars cars from the 24 Hours of Le Mans. It will have four classes of Le Mans racers, dividing nearly a century’s worth of cars that have participated in the iconic endurance race at Circuit de la Sarthe. Sounds like yet another reason to attend this amazing event.
- There have been a lot of “celebrities” bitten by the racing bug over the years. For some, it was just a lark, a way to spend their millions and be visible doing so. For others it was a genuine passion and they took it as seriously as their non-racing career. Paul Newman was one celebrity that was legitimately passionate about motorsport and Racer.com looks at the legendary mark he left on Lime Rock Park.
That is it for this week’s Motorsport Prospects Last Lap. Enjoy your Sunday!