Petrolicious is one of my favourite classic car websites, and I've long been a fan of their clean aesthetic and cinematic look to their beautifully directed films. So to make it on to their pages via the talented lens of Amy Shore and the wise words of Stephen Archer is a treat indeed, especially alongside my good friend and star coaching pupil, Chris Wilson, whose outstanding Revival performance is quite rightly celebrated. You can read the full article here. It seems you do get more attention in a Ferrari after all!
At the Rockingham Motor Speedway today, famous for being one of the few American style banked speedways in Europe and certainly the only one in the UK used for contemporary racing. There to test a 1981 Ferrari 512 BBLM in preparation for Le Mans Classic next month, I was eager to see if the boys at Tim Samways' excellent preparations co. had managed to solve some fuel pressure issues that had been bugging us recently in Spa. I'm happy to report that they had, and we had a successful day's testing. The car was pretty wild up there on the banked Turn 1, the huge weight of that V12 really making itself apparent - got a little loose at times! But then quite fun hustling the car through the infield, which is probably a little too tight and bumpy for this kind of machine. Some further set-up work should improve it further but otherwise it's good to go for Le Mans!
Loving this very cool bespoke luggage set by correct Ferrari supplier, Schedoni, who have been creating fitted pieces for the prancing horse since the mid-seventies. This set caught my eye because of its ideal condition, built for eighties' icon, the Testarossa, it is naturally aged but otherwise unused and therefore beautifully preserved. Coming up at Bonhams' Zoute sale on October 9th - full details here.