Thursday

ENGLAND ON THE 10TH

1958 MGA

DECEMBER 2016
by Mathewsons
Roxby Garage
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United Kingdon


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Wednesday

GERMANY ON THE 8TH

1959 ALFA ROMEO

CLASSIC CARS & RACING BIKES
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ONLINE AUCTION

Berlin
Germany


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ENGLAND ON THE 8TH

2007 BENTLEY

 MODERN CLASSICS
by Brightwells
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Leominster
United Kingdom


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SATO, KANAAN, MONTOYA AND ED CARPENTER RACING FOR 2017

SATO

As the IndyCar season was winding down it looked like Takuma Sato was going to be bumped off of the A. J. Foyt Enterprises team. At the time nobody was stepping forward to pick him up and I thought he might be pushed off into the retirement zone. He will be 40 this next season and that is the age Indy drivers start looking at the end. The Andretti Autosport team stepped in and saved the day. I always liked Sato and thought that he was a good driver....over 50 Formula Three races, 91 Formula One and 118 IndyCar races. I would like to see him around a few more years.

KANAAN

Just because of his age I that Tony Kanaan might be on his way out. He is 41, but has the fire in the belly. Worked his way through the Indy Light series and was a champion in 1997. In IndyCar he was a champion in 2004 and won the 500 in 2013. He is the only driver to have led the 500 at point in every 500 he entered. A very popular driver and it will be a sad day when he goes. Happy to see that Chip Ganassi Racing picked him up again.

MONTOYA

No getting around it, Juan Pablo Montoya is a driver's driver. After racing throughout Central and South America he became a champion in Formula 3000 in 1998, champion in CART FedEx in 1999, won the Indy 500 twice, in 2000 and 2015. In his rookie year in each series he has been in he won in Formula One, CART, IRL, IndyCar, Grand Am and NASCAR. He has started in 22 races in Formula 3000, 40 in CART, 50 in IndyCar, 100 in Formula One, 212 in NASCAR, 7 in Daytona, 89 in Grand Am. Quite a load. He is currently 41 and has not been picked up for 2017. With the exception of a seat for the Indy 500 with Team Penske. Is he done? I hope not.

ED CARPENTER RACING

This has been my favorite team for a few years now. He now has two cars and one full time driver, J. R. Hildebrand, and currently one part-time driver, himself. He prefers to race the oval tracks and leaves all the rest to another part-timer. That seat is currently unfilled and it will be interesting to see who gets it this coming year.

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Monday

I MUST ADMIT, I AM STILL SPINNING

When I first read that the newly crowned champion of Formula One was going to retire I thought it was a joke. It has taken me two days to wrap my head around it. I was so happy to see him win and was looking forward to his being in the field for at least another seven years or so. He claims that he wanted to go out on top and spend more time with his new family. You can't knock him for that. The management at Mercedes was unhappy because he didn't give them any real notice. To be fair, if the shoe was on the other foot they wouldn't give him a notice either. It will be interesting to see what he does in the future and I wish him the best.

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CALIFORNIA ON THE 7TH

CLASSIC AND EXOTIC CAR AUCTION
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ENGLAND ON THE 7TH



THE CHATEAU IMPNEY AUCTION
by H & H
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United Kingdom


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