Steve McQueen’s Porsche – $1.95m!

We reported a few weeks ago that Steve McQueen’s amazing 930-series Porsche 911 Turbo was up for auction.  Well it has sold at the Pebble Beach Auction for 10 times the value it would have achieved if the great man had not owned it.  $1.95m!!!

The car has great provenance, possibly the best imaginable.  It was specifically modified by Mr McQueen to enable him to give law enforcement a run for their money in the dark.

Other notable sales at the auction included:

  • 2015 McLaren P1
  • 1982 Porsche 956
  • 1959 Ferrari 250GT Competizione
  • 1985 Ferrari 288 GTO
  • 1957 Ferrari 410 Superamerica
  • 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/6C
  • 1969 Lamborghini Miura P400 S
  • 1956 Ferrari 250 GT Tour de France by Scaglietti
  • 1960 Porsche RS60

What a great sale.

Road Atlanta Announces 2015 Spectator Schedule

Sept. 30 – Oct. 3. 2015.

Vintage racing. Drifting. Sportscar racing. And now, after a short hiatus, Road Atlanta welcomes top-tier two-wheeled racing back to the 2015 schedule! MotoAmerica, the new premiere North American motorcycle championship, joins the lineup of spectator events at Road Atlanta this season and begins a new chapter in their rich motorcycle racing history. MotoAmerica is seeking to reinvigorate professional motorcycle racing in North America by assembling a season-long roster of the best competitors in the world at some of the most challenging and scenic race tracks across the country.

You can register for more information here.

Geneva Motor Show 2015

 

The 85th International Motor Show opened this week.  Running from 5th to 15th March 2015, it provides the world premiere for some of the best launches from the car industry this year.

Highlights include:

For those of us not lucky enough to be able to attend, we can see the cars at the official website.

Or watch a great walk-through of the show by Chris Harris here.

2015 Porsche GT3 RS – The low down

Today Porsche unveiled the much awaited 911 (991) GT3 RS.  With a 4 litre, 500 BHP engine, magnesium roof and some carbon fibre panels, it is 10kg lighter than the GT3 and capable of a 7:20 ring time.  That is fast!!!

Unfortunately if you want one you are too late.  They have already all been sold.

Read more here.