Metaphors in Motion


  • Kohler International Challenge with Brian Redman 2009

    A weekend at Road America for vintage races featuring the GT 40


    Continuing on the Ferrari theme I came across this Sports Car Illustrated magazine of car and driver October 1960 article. Today the 250 GT Berlinetta is probably one of the rarest, most sought after, and expensive of all collectable Ferraris not to mention one of the most beautiful GT cars ever produced. From the tips of its thrusting headlights to the end of its tucked-in tail, Ferrari's newest Berlininette exudes the essence of speed and power. For once the externals don't mislead. This is a fast car, potent almost to the point of being brutal. Its physical size is deceptive, though. A dozen yards away it looks compact, almost small. As you move closer and actually climb aboard it gets bigger, when you fire it up and get under way it becomes quite a healthy-sized machine! If this Ferrari seems bigger-than-life at rest, it's definitely so when on the go.


    While recreating the prior post on Ferrari from the November 1968 Sports Car Graphic a subsequent article "How To Build A Ferrari Engine" was so interesting I could not pass up posting it for fellow freaks - the photos are alone worth a look. I also posted a couple of great shorts on Ferrari Factory tours that are very interesting.


    FROM FRANCESCO BARACCA, TO DIRT ROADS, TO AUTODROMI, TO AUTOSTRADE - THE STORY OF THE PRANCING HORSE. Ferrari is for sure one of the worlds most recognizable brands and they deserve all the praise and accolades they receive for the incredible cars they design and build. So when I came across this article in Sports Car Graphic November 1968 I thought it would be worthy of recreation here and sharing with those of you who are also interested in sports car racing of the past - looking at the man who made his cars so famous and all of us yearning for one.

  • Grand Am Rolex 24 hrs at Daytona 2009

    End of January every year the Daytona International Speedway hosts the kick off race for the american road racing season the Grand Am Rolex 24 hrs at Daytona followed by the first American LeMans Series race the 12 hrs at Sebring a month or so later.