Metaphors in Motion



    With the annual trek to Daytona upon me I did a little research and found this wonderful article from Sports Car Graphic August 1959 about the track that was worth recreating in honor of this auspicious race and the prophetic words of the author in the closing line of the article "Daytona is a great course, a tremendous contribution to racing which may not be appreciated fully for several more years". The Rolex 24 at Daytona is the kick off race for the American motorsports racing season and always an exciting time. Last year I was able to document Hypersport Racing (now Dempsey Racing) and their team of great guys including Patrick Dempsey (s. earlier post). This year I hope shoot for another team which my friend Romeo Kapudija will be driving for.( TBA). In any case it will be GREAT to get out of this horrible winter weather and get down to the BEACH.


    What a great magazine Sports Car Graphic was. The issues I have found and read abound with the greatest sports car coverage in the late 50's through the 60's into the 70's. The Shelby fan that I am I stumbled across yet another article to recreate this one on Pete Brock who was instrumental in the design of the Daytona Coupe. His genius also helped Superformance recreate the Daytona Coupe a few years back. He is an American legend visit his website

  • ROAD TEST/21-62 SHELBY AC COBRA Road Test and Technical Report

    The follow up article to the May look at the prototype again John Christy highly praises on the pages of Sports Car Graphic August 1962 and gives us a road test and technical report on the production model of the Shelby AC Cobra. You have to LOVE the opening quote from the article "GO AHEAD, put your boot in it," said Carrol Shelby, your not going to hurt it that way!"

  • Carroll Shelby's 260 cubic inch AC Cobra

    Here it is the original article a "Driver's Report" from Sports Car Graphic May 1962 by John Christy recreated. Christy good friend and reputed drinking buddy of Shelby's got first shot on the reporting about his new prototype. In a prior post "Double Test: 427 Cobras for Street and Competition" SCG November 1965 Shelby lets Christy have first access to the new 427 version of the Cobra well worth reading for Cobra enthusiasts.

  • O.S.C.A. spells Maserati

    The Fratelli Maserati sold their name but kept their talent. Stepping back into the 50's this recreated article from Sports Cars Illustrated, February 1959 shows the sports car racing legend Maserati as they strode toward modernizing their race cars and stepping into the future of road racing through design and technical changes. The OSCA 1100 featured is the forerunner of many of the most well known Maserati sports racing cars of the 1960's both sculptural, nimbal, and very fast for it's 4 cylinder engine.