YouTube #7

I was at Brands Hatch on Sunday when this race took place, and was in the pits when it actually happened, and was therefore quite close to see the aftermath that included the doors being cut off, Rod Birley extracted on stretcher and what was left of the car being collected up. I was quite surprised so see so many people trying to photograph him at a point that no one even knew if he was conscious or how seriously injured he was. I was also surprised to see people letting their young children watch what was quite an unpleasant scene, though perhaps they were just shocked to see it so up close. Rod is something of a legend at Brands, with hundreds of race wins to his name in that Escort Cosworth, and hopefully we’ll see him back on track soon.


Auction Spot #20

Another beauty in this weekend’s Porsche sale is this RSR replica, which has been built from a 1973 Porsche 911T and homologated as a Historic FIA Race Car with a current FIA Technical Passport. Continue reading “Auction Spot #20”

Internet Find #27

Older Ferraris are really starting to attract more and more of my attention, and though it is good that their prices are going up so well it also means I’m less and less likely to be able to buy one. This 308 GTSi is a bit unusual and modified too, making it look like a matchbox car (which I love). Continue reading “Internet Find #27”

Cool eBay Find #88

This is another find for those people who have a lot of time and money on their hands that they don’t know what to do with, because this isn’t really a road car. I actually saw this Capri at the last Historics at Brooklands auction with a much higher guide that it obviously didn’t reach. If you listen really carefully you can hear Ford fans screaming in anguish at the fact that another Capri has been modified and at the price of it – though at just shy of £19k it’s a couple of grand cheaper than the Zakspeed Capri replica that’s also for sale. Continue reading “Cool eBay Find #88”

Cool eBay Find #82

#82 is another track prepared car – or it was once. This car apparently has a glamorous history as a Group 2 race car that was built by Hendricks Motorsport in the 1970s. It is one of three such cars that has recently surfaced after the passing of Wolfgang Rische. Continue reading “Cool eBay Find #82”

Cool eBay Find #70

If you’re a bored millionaire who loves Fords then this car could definitely be for you, other than that I’m not sure who’ll be buying it. I remember seeing this Zakspeed Capri replica a few months ago on eBay and apparently it didn’t sell. Continue reading “Cool eBay Find #70”