Classic
Jul 8

Le Mans cars from 1923-79 race out onto circuit again

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Since 2002, the Le Mans has been held every other year on the Circuit de la Sarthe. (Photo courtesy Ultimatecarpage.com)

Introduction:

First held in 1923, the is one the greatest annual sports events. However, unlike most other events, Le Mans’ rich heritage can actually be celebrated by bringing the protagonists, the , back to the track.

Since 2002, this is done biennially with the Le Mans Classic. This twice-around-the-clock event features cars from the 1920s all the way through the early 1980s, spread over six grids.

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May 5

Pinehurst Concours d’Elegance: 1931 Cadillac Takes Best In Show

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Charles Gillet’s 1931 Cadillac took best in show at the 2014 Pinehurst Concours d’Elegance despite strong competition. (Photo courtesy: PinehurstConcours.com)

A striking midnight blue 1931 Cadillac 452A owned by 90-year-old Charles Gillet of Lutherville, Md., was awarded the Best in Show at the 2014 Pinehurst Concours d’Elegance at Pinehurst Resort on Sunday.

The car, equipped with a V-16 engine and purchased in 1986 by Gillet and then restored by Pruiett Automotive Restoration, emerged from 119 vintage and a strong Class 4 Grand Classics (1925-1948) field to capture the top prize at the second annual showcase. 

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Oct 21

Cars: Packard, Maserati Honored Marques at Arizona Concours d’Elegance

1956 Maserati 150S

1956 Maserati 150S sports racer, Bill and Linda Pope. (Photo: Michael Tobian)

The inaugural , a premium automotive event that starts up Arizona collector-car auction week, has chosen Packard and Maserati as its honored marques for the Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, concours held at the historic Arizona Biltmore Resort and Hotel.  

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Oct 9

Cars: 2013 Annual Dix Mille Tours, Showcase Of Classic Racers

Cars: 2013 Annual Dix Mille Tours, Showcase Of Classic Racers

The annual meeting is the traditional season finale for the Peter Auto Racing events. (Photo: Wouter/Pieter Melissen for Ultimatecarpage.com)

Introduction
Now in its fourth year, the annual Dix Mille Tours (Ten Thousand Laps) meeting at the Paul Ricard High Tech Test Track has quickly become the traditional season finale for the Peter Auto Racing events. All of the major race classes organised by event host Patrick Peter were on track again this year, including the Sixties’ Endurance, Trofeo Nastro Rosso and two Classis Endurance Racing groups.

They were complemented in 2013 by the Mini & Cup, Group C and a revival of the BPR Championship organised by Peter along with Stephane Ratel and Jurgen Barth between 1994 and 1996. As a result, the 2013 Dix Mille Tours saw sports racing from the early 1950s through to the 1990s take to the high speed track on the French Mediterranean coast. In addition to the races, the track was also opened to clubs during the lunch-breaks, while in the paddock various specialist vendors welcomed competitors and spectators alike.

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