Race Cars

International Connections: 2018 Holden ZB Commodore Supercar

For decades, Australian motorsport has focused on sedan racing as its staple. Open-wheelers have never gained traction, except for the Australian Grand Prix and the Indycar round that used to run on Queensland’s Gold Coast. The premier category is… more»

Race Ready 1989 Ferrari F40

January kicks off the new year of car auctions in the United States. Among the largest and most well known is the Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, Arizona. Their auction has expanded to a full week and features the top… more»

NASCAR Impersonator: 1981 Buick Regal

Now, if you ever pictured yourself fixin’ to do some high bankin’, pulling a pass in the grass, or you just want to be Darrell Waltrip for a day, here’s your opportunity with this 1981 Buick Regal Winson Cup… more»

Big Willie’s 1969 Dodge Daytona

In automotive history, few are more recognizable than a Daytona. This particular one is a legitimate part of American drag-racing and Southern California history, and Rocco B. tells us that it is on the docket for this year’s first… more»

Historic Racer: 1975 Holden Monaro Sports Sedan

We see the occasional Australian classic at Barn Finds, but it is a rare opportunity when three legendary vehicles appear in the same auction. I’ve been privileged to cover the other two, but the 1975 Holden Monaro Sports Sedan… more»

Retired Racer: 1980 Chevrolet Camaro

It is a sad fact that most dirt track race cars end their days at the scrapyard. It is easy to understand why because they live a hard life involving physical contact with other vehicles and unyielding concrete walls…. more»

Legendary Survivor: 1980 Ford Falcon XD “Allan Moffat Racing”

For American readers, the name Allan Moffat may spark a vague memory in the depths of their minds. For Australians, he is a man of legendary status. He was the country’s first genuine professional racing driver, and his career… more»

Vintage Racer: 1940 Ford DeLuxe Coupe

The classic scene contains many niche sectors with devoted followers, and some of the most passionate become involved with vintage race cars. That is what is offered with this 1940 Ford DeLuxe Coupe. It is a solid and complete… more»

Runs on Jet Fuel! Turbine-Powered Batmobile

What warm-blooded American boy didn’t want to be Batman in the 1960s and drive the Batmobile like on the 1966-68 television show? I know I did. Then fast-forward 20 years and Batman and the Batmobile reappeared in what would… more»

200 Mph Restoration: 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona

The Charger Daytona was conceived to provide NASCAR teams with leverage at super-speedways like Daytona and Talladega. The lower nose clip and rear wing were all about giving the cars an aerodynamic advantage. In the process, about 500 street… more»

Former Race Car: 1953 Studebaker Commander

Studebaker introduced a new 2-door body style in 1953. Dubbed the “Loewy coupes” after designer Raymond Loewy, they would serve the company for the next 11 years in one form or another, perhaps the most beautiful cars that Studebaker… more»

Tiny Terror: 1960 Berkeley B95 Race Car

Berkeley Coachworks, run by Charles Panter, was diligently making fiberglass caravans (travel trailers) in Biggleswade, Bedfordshire but its bean counters were broadcasting that all was not well with its accounts. The business was too seasonal. Panter appealed to Lawrence… more»

Vintage Racer: 1964 MG Midget Racecar

A segment of the classic world harbors a passion for vintage racecars, focusing on the preservation of machinery to protect our racing history. Owners often dismantled these older cars to use as donors for their latest slice of racing… more»

Dirt Track Heroes: Two Vintage Sprint Cars For Sale

Seeing the photos of these vintage sprint cars brought memories flooding back for me. It has been a few years since I hung up my helmet after racing a wingless sprint car, and I still miss the thrill. My… more»

Enzo’s Last Race Car: 1987 Ferrari 288 GTO Evoluzione

In about twenty-four hours, the RM Sotheby’s auction for one of three privately-owned 1987 Ferrari 288 GTO Evoluzione cars will end. We may not know the price paid for this sublime example of suspended homologation, nor may we know… more»

Let’s Go Racing! 1959 Devin D Porsche

The Devin was born of a fortunate confluence of passion and science. Race car driver Bill Devin spent the late 1940s and early 1950s racing and hot-rodding cars, most notably, a Crosley Hotshot. During the same time frame,  advancements… more»