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   TOP NEWS $15 million baby: 1936 Delahaye 135 with coachwork by Figoni et
This may be the most expensive car ever advertised on a 1936 Delahaye 135 Competition convertible with an asking price of $15 million. Or best offer. With extravagant body styling by French coachbuilder Figoni et Falaschi, this is the kind of très magnifique motorcar that the lucky owner would take to the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and compete for top prizes.

   RACING & CLASSIC CAR NEWS The rarest GT1 racing car of them allClassic Driver
Xavier Micheron of the Ascott Collection has been keeping his Rétromobile cards very close to his chest, and understandable so. When this outstanding Nissan R390 GT1 is displayed on the competition car specialist’s stand this week, it will be the first time the car has been publicly seen on French soil since it finished fifth at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1998. Along with the seven other R390 racers built by Nissan in a surefooted bid to win the world’s greatest endurance race in 1997 and ’98, this specific chassis — codenamed R8 and bearing the racing number 30 — has resided in the Nissan Heritage Collection in Yokohama for the last 22 years, away from prying eyes. But not anymore.  READ MORE
 British icons to star at the Goodwood Members MeetingSports Car Digest
Goodwood will fly the flag for two heroes of British motorsport with its high-speed demonstrations at the 2020 Goodwood Members Meeting, scheduled for March 28-29 at the Goodwood Motor Circuit in West Sussex. The double Formula 1 title-winning Lotus 72 and its competitors will take centre stage for one of the weekend’s celebrated features, while the 1980s endurance racing Jaguars of Tom Walkinshaw Racing will also claim the spotlight to salute their Le Mans and touring car successes. When the Lotus 72 appeared in 1970, it rewrote Formula 1’s rule book and ended the era of cigar-shaped racers that had ruled the roost for more than a decade. Designed by Maurice Philippe and Colin Chapman, the 72 was the first F1 car to use sidepods; the key to creating much more efficient aerodynamics that remain the basis of single-seat design to this day.  READ MORE
   MISSED AN ISSUE OF THE VRL NEWSBRIEF? VISIT AND SEARCH THE ARCHIVE TODAY. With these 4 iconic rally cars coming up for sale, you can’t go wrongHagerty
Silverstone Auctions’ Race Retro Classic & Competition Car Sale 2020 starts on Feb. 21 in Kenilworth, U.K., and there will be several sensational rally cars in attendance. Out of a pristine Ford RS200, Solberg’s 2007 Subaru Impreza WRC, a well-sorted Lotus Cortina driven by Colin McRae, and an ex-Schnitzer BMW E30 M3, I suppose it’s my role to tell you which one is the best buy. Yet deep down, with such unbelievably cool options to choose from, we all know there’s no correct answer. Nonetheless, I’ve done what I can.  READ MORE
 The final C7 Corvette Grand Sport built could be yours for just $150Robb Report
With deliveries of Chevrolet’s all-new C8 Corvette set to begin this quarter, its predecessor, the C7, has reached the end of the road. Predictably, collectors are scrambling to get their hands on the sports car while they can. But now, thanks to the National Corvette Museum, you might be able to get one of the most exclusive examples remaining — the final C7 Grand Sport — for just $150.  READ MORE
 Honda vetoes Alonso/Andretti Indy 500 dealRacer
If two-time Formula 1 world champion Fernando Alonso is going to take another run at completing motor racing’s Triple Crown by winning the Indianapolis 500, it will be with a Chevy-powered team. Racer has learned that the Spaniard, whose name has been heavily linked to a return with the Honda-powered Andretti Autosport team, had the supply deal vetoed at the 11th hour.  READ MOREClick the images below to join the various VRL owners’ groups in the VRL community
 Cavallino Classic 2020: Report and photosSports Car Digest
The Cavallino Classic 2020 was held Jan. 22-26 at the Breakers Resort Hotel in Palm Beach, Florida. Celebrating its 29th anniversary, the five-day gathering for Ferrari owners and enthusiasts saw participants and their 400 exotic and classic cars attending from the United States and Europe. The first event of the extravaganza was the Cavallino Classic Competition, a two-day track meet at Palm Beach International Raceway. A select field of competition Ferraris, Maseratis, Alfa Romeos and Bugattis tackled the 11-turn, 2.043-mile race track.
 Meet the man behind the ‘Ford v. Ferrari’ movie
Ford v. Ferrari lit up movie screens around the world with raving motorsports fans and the uninitiated alike loving the action-packed racing scenes and the dramatized relationship of Carroll Shelby and his star shoe, Ken Miles. Beyond the storyline of the movie nominated for a Best Picture Oscar were the car stars. Cobras, GT40s, Daytona Coupes, Ferrari 330 P3s and Porsche 906 Carerras were on-screen heroes. Director James Mangold was able to reach less than 60 miles from the 20th Century Fox studios to Irvine, California, and Hillbank, distributer of Superformance, the South African manufacturer of the most popular, Shelby-licensed Cobra replicas on the planet.  READ MORE
 Bergspyder vs. Bergspyder: Porsche’s classic hill-climber meets its modern ancestorAutomobile magazine
Gravity is a tyrant. Its incessant tug on physical matter is a force so inescapable, it seemed only natural Ferdinand Piëch would challenge nature by escalating Porsche’s efforts in hill-climb competition. Ravenous for race wins and armed with engineering savvy, the imperious motorsport engineer helped the manufacturer win 20 of 24 trophy-eligible European Hill Climb Championship races during the decade leading up to 1968. But a new challenger loomed in the form of the Ferrari 212E Montagna, a flat-12-powered screamer that threatened to undermine the Zuffenhausen firm’s success.  READ MORE
 New members join Monterey Reunion Selection CommitteeRacer
The experience level of the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion Selection Committee has grown to an unprecedented level with the event’s announcement of five new members. The 12-person committee is charged with researching and evaluating all RMMR entry requests to ensure that every car meets the highest level of provenance, authenticity and period correctness in order to be accepted for the Reunion’s Aug. 13-16 races.  READ MORE


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