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Category Archives: Classic Bits

FERRARI F2002—A HIGHPOINT IN F1 HISTORY PART 1

FERRARI AND MICHAEL SCHUMACHER absolutely dominated Formula 1 in 2002. In one sense, such dominance might have translated into boredom. But there are plenty of tidbits gleaned from recounts of … Continue reading

February 16, 2020 · Leave a comment

CONTRASTING SPORTS CARS SIXTY YEARS AGO

IT’S DIFFICULT to define “What is a Sports Car?,” and all the more so when considering the Alfa Romeo Giulietta Super Sprint Speciale and Lotus Seven America, both tested in … Continue reading

February 1, 2020 · 1 Comment

FERRARI 156 F1—SNARLING BEAUTY

TODAY’S FORMULA ONE cars are technically fascinating, but not especially esthetic. No. Make that downright ungainly. By contrast, the first Ferrari mid-engine GP cars of the early 1960s were things … Continue reading

January 30, 2020 · 1 Comment

HONDA S-600: TIDY, LIVELY, ENDEARING

IT WAS 1965 and an American serviceman returned from two years in Japan with Honda’s latest sports car, the S-600. What’s more, he offered his car to R&T for a … Continue reading

January 17, 2020 · 3 Comments

AUTO UNION TYPE C

THERE WAS A TIME when Grand Prix cars had front engines. Ah, but the exception was exceptional indeed: the Auto Union. What’s more, these cars were documented by two giants … Continue reading

December 16, 2019 · 2 Comments

MOMA’S FIRST CELEBRATION OF THE AUTOMOBILE PART 2

IN 1951, NEW YORK CITY’s Museum of Modern Art celebrated automotive esthetics with its 8 Automobiles exhibit. Yesterday in Part 1, we shared MOMA views on its first four examples. … Continue reading

December 7, 2019 · 1 Comment

MOMA’S FIRST CELEBRATION OF THE AUTOMOBILE PART 1

“I GO SOMEWHERE… I take a cab.” This apocryphal New Yorker’s view of travel was countered by that city’s Museum of Modern Art and its first exhibit on automotive design. … Continue reading

December 6, 2019 · 1 Comment