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On May 6, the Piazza Vittoria in Brescia turned into a Mekka for classic car enthusiasts again when the scrutineering for the Mille Miglia took place. The 375 participating teams  and the thousands of spectators had a lot of fun despite the crazy weather that ranged from enduring cold rain via thunderstorms to a blue sunny sky and temperatures in the 22°C range. Unfortunately the event was overshadowed on Saturday by the fatal accident of 77 years old American Harlan Schwartz.

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The town of Maranello is Mecca for Ferrari enthusiasts world-wide, you may not easily gain access to the Ferrari factory, but there is a wide variety of choice for the aficionado to appreciate during a visit. You can see and hear F1 cars testing at the Fiorano track, visit the factory run Galleria Ferrari, enjoy a meal at the Cavallino restaurant, shop for memorabilia and

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Maserati Corse Competizione

January 12th the Maserati "MCC" had it's track debut at Fiorano. The MCC will take part in the FIA GT championships. The car, which at the moment goes by the codename of the MCC project, will be unveiled at the forthcoming Geneva Motor Show, along with the Trident marque’s latest road-going

Maserati MCS/MCC

Ferrari 312 P s/n 0870

Barchetta proudly presents you a selection of very rare shots from the famous Rainer W. Schlegelmilch archive, some of them never published before. His slide archive consists of more than 650.000 photographs covering the Formula One scene and sports cars & prototypes races since 1962. Due to the genius of Rainer W. Schlegelmilch, almost every picture is a piece of art as well as the fastest time machine to put you back to times when racing really deserved this name.

European Sports Car Races by Rainer W. Schlegelmilch

Porsche Carrera GT

Automakers will be spotlighting a number of entirely new vehicles at the Los Angeles Auto Show, January 2-11, 2004. The first major auto show of the year will feature additional production and concept vehicles making their World or North American debut

Los Angeles Auto Show

Ferraris at St. Armand's Circle

Ferraris at St. Armand's Circle, this Forida event opens the Ferrari Concours and Meeting season, followed by the Cavallino Classic, for all addicted galleries from Fritz Kloepfel

Ferraris at St. Armand's Circle

Ferrari 275 GTB/4S N.A.R.T. Spyder s/n 11057

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the launch of the 275 GTB and GTS, Ferrari is organising an official meeting, the 275 Tour, which will be held

275 40th anniversary Tour

Pebble Beach lifestyle

The events on the Monterey Peninsula, California, between August 13 and 19 promise to become a ”once-in-a-lifetime-occasion” for Ferraristi: The established events of Concorso Italiano, Monterey Historics and Pebble Beach Concours d’Elégance will ALL feature the marque Ferrari

Monterey - ”once-in-a-lifetime-occasion”

Ferrari 250 TR59/60 Fantuzzi Spyder s/n 0770TR 1959

Ferraris at St. Armand's Circle, this Forida event opens the Ferrari Concours and Meeting season, followed by the Cavallino Classic, for all addicted galleries from Fritz Kloepfel

Cavallino Classic

Ferrari Formula 1 F2004

The Scuderia Ferrari will present its new Formula 1 car for the upcoming 2004 season on Monday, January 26 in Maranello. This event will take place in the Vecchia Meccanica building inside the factory complex. Hundreds of journalists are expected to attend this annual ceremony that usually brings together Ferrari’s entire board of directors, headed by CEO Luca di Montezemolo, plus all the key persons of the Scuderia, headed by Jean Todt. Technical director Ross Brawn will probably show up as well as

Ferrari’s 2004 Formula 1

Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona s/n 13395

52 cars will be auctioned in at the Palais de Congres de Paris at February 15th

Artcurial Auction February 15

Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 with a replica body

Retromobile the Paris Classic Car Show is Europeans season opener, next will be the Geneva Motor Show in March during which the cars are announced which made cut for the Mille Miglia

Retromobile

The Great Challenge - Senna

We are very proud to announce that our affiliate Schlegelmilch received an honourable award for his latest publication: The Jury of the XIXth International

Award for Schlegelmilch

Brescia Scrutineering

If you don't know your Mille Miglia start number you may find it here

"Classic Endurance Racing"Mille Miglia Entries

Ferrari 550 GT s/n 107633 - Allan Simonsen (VIC) - Mark Coffey Racing - 2nd

Former Veloqx / Ferrari UK 360N-GT squad member, and Club Fiorano Instructor, Allan Simonsen took the newly acquired ex-Rafanelli ALMS Ferrari 550 GT to a victory in the opening round of the Australian Nations Cup GT Championship at the Adelaide GP circuit on Sunday 21st March.

Another Ferrari win in Australia

Zagato Milano - Aston Martin

The MCC and the MCS are both based on the Enzo Ferrari, and visually they don’t really try to hide their common origin. Rumour has it that the MCS comes with a removable hardtop…Lamborghini will present the Murciélago Barchetta

74th Geneva Motor Show

Danny Sullivan steers the #25 Barron Connor Ferrari 575  GTC s/n 2212 on  Monday at Sebring

Testing begins Monday as one of the great traditions of both Florida and Americana, the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring sports car endurance race, is set to roll off for the 52nd time at historic Sebring International Raceway.

12h Sebring - Audi wins 1-2-3

Ferrari 250 GT LWB Berlinetta Scaglietti "TdF", s/n 0677GT

Like to know if it is worthwhile to visit Paris and see some of your favorite cars at the start of the Tour Auto

Tour Auto Entries

512 M s/n 1028

The new racing series "Classic Endurance Racing" will be the curtain raiser for the four 1000km races of Le Mans Endurance Series. The races will take place at the the circuits of Monza, the Nuerburgring, Silverstone and Spa. These one hour races are by invitation. Eligible are

"Classic Endurance Racing"

Ermanno Cozza & Maserati Tipo 63

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Collezione Panini

GPC Giesse Ferrari 575  GTC Naspetti/Hezemans s/n 2218

The BMS Scuderia Italia Ferrari 550 cars took their second consecutive one-two victory today in Valencia, with Gollin and Cappellari finishing once again ahead of their teammates Bobbi and Gardel. Reiter Engineering's Lamborghini Murcielago R-GT came in third, scoring a podium in their first race of the season. The G.P.C. Giesse Porsche 996 of Sascha Maasen and Lucas Luhr won in the N-GT class, ahead of De Simone and Pescatori, with Ortelli and Collard third.

FIA-GT Round 2 - Valenecia

JMB Ferrari 575 GTC s/n 2206 driven by Wendlinger/Wolff/Lechner

Fabrizio Gollin celebrated his 29th birthday with victory in Monza, after the BMS Scuderia Italia Ferrari 550 cars dominated the first round of the 2004 Championship. Gollin and Cappellari finished ahead of Bobbi and Gardel, with the new GPC Giesse Squadra Corse Ferrari 575 M Maranello car of Babini and Peter third. In N-GT, Ortelli and Collard were victorious, ahead of the Ferrari 360 Modena of De Simone and Pescatori, with the Proton Competition Porsche third.

FIA-GT Round 1 - Monza

Patrice Goueslard & Olivier Dupard - Ferrari 550 Maranello Larbre Compétition #1 - s/n 108612

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FFSA - Nogaro

Stanguellini

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Museo Stanguellini

Techno Classica 2004.001

Between April 1 and 4, 2004, the exhibition area of Essen/Germany turned once again into a Mekka for classic car lovers: The Techno Classica, the world's most important fair for the classic car trade, attracted thousands of visitors from all over Europe and even from the U.S. Ferrari automobiles were scarce this time - some highlights were brought to Essen by some of the "usual suspects", Lukas Hüni, Paul Koot and Klaus Werner.

Techno Classica

Ferrari 500 Mondial Spider Scaglietti s/n 0560MD

Andreas Birner visited the latest Bonhams Auction for you - several chassis "came under the hammer"
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Bonhams Auction Hendon - R.A.F. Museum

Left: Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 GS Spider Brianza 1932, Axel Marx (CH). Right: Ballot RH3 Brandone Coupé Aerosport 1932, André Plasch (B)

The 75th Concorso d´Eleganza Villa d´Este (24./25. April 2004) was cram-full with highlights. Amongst them a special feature dedicated to the 85th company anniversary of Carrozzeria Zagato, the Ex-Agnelli Ferrari 375 America Pinin Farina Coupé and the freshly restored Maserati 5000 GT Frua Coupé which was the fastest and most expensivest car in the world at its presentation in Geneva in 1962.

75 Years Concorso d´Eleganza Villa d´Este

Maserati Display

Let barchetta take you on a tour and visit the stands with the most exciting cars

AMI Leipzig

MC12 - Sexy in the City

50 Years Ferrari in the USA, cellbrated with an Exhibition at The New York Rockefeller Center hosted by Ferrari of North America brought to you by Marco Valenza

50 Years Ferrari in the USA

Tour Auto Poster

We followed the Tour Auto from Paris through Tours, Bordeaux, Carcassonne and Montpellier to show you the over 45 Ferrari entrants and the occasional other sports cars of particular interest. Imagine spending a week in France with your digital camera, surrounded by some 200 classic cars, or be one of the lucky once and participate with your own Ferrari

Tour Auto

Ferrari 250 GT LWB Berlinetta "TdF" s/n 0747GT

On May 6, the Piazza Vittoria in Brescia turned into a Mekka for classic car enthusiasts again when the scrutineering for the Mille Miglia took place. The 375 participating teams  and the thousands of spectators had a lot of fun despite the crazy weather that ranged from enduring cold rain via thunderstorms to a blue sunny sky and temperatures in the 22°C range. Unfortunately the event was overshadowed on Saturday by the fatal accident of 77 years old American Harlan Schwartz.

Mille Miglia

Ferrari 166 MM Vignale Berlinetta s/n 0062M

What a couple of Ferrari collectors started, was soon picked up by Ferrari and run as the Ferrari Historic Challenge, is today the largest museum on the move. Seeing the entire rang of cars build as participants, from the famous 166 Mille Miglia to the very powerful 512 S/M, to more modern cars

Ferrari Maserati Days @ Lime Rock Park

Line-up

Le Mitiche Sport a Bassano the event reserved exclusively for open sports cars, the images from Daniele Salatin bring the beauty of both ... northern Italy and historic barchette right on your screen and the best you don't get wet like many of the participants, but that has also a down side, we have never done events which we enjoyed more, then the once in Bella Italia, with the friendly people, a fascinating landscape, historic buildings and last not least a well know non matched cuisine

Open sports cars taken to the top

[Philippe Lancksweert] Ferrari 250 GT SWB Competizione, s/n 1811GT

In the past years, many enthusiastic owners of rare (and usually very expensive) competition Ferrari, brought their pieces of Ferrari Heritage to compete in the Shell sponsored Historic Challenge. The perfect chance for the public to re-live all the great moments of Ferrari's rich history. But the present seems to catch up with history.

Spa Ferrari Maserati Days 2004 ... Winning races, loosing hearts ...

275 tour

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the launch of the 275 GTB and GTS, Ferrari is organising an official meeting, the 275 Tour, which will be held in Maranello and in Tuscany from the 15th to the 20th of June. This is the first of a number of exclusive events that will be dedicated to Ferrari’s most important models.

40 years 275 - The 275 Tour

[Massimo Sordi] Ferrari 512 BB/LM, s/n 38739

Classic cars and nothing but classic cars on track of the "grüne Hölle". The 32nd edition of the Oldtimer Grand Prix at the Nürburgring

Oldtimer Grand Prix

[Dudley]  Ferrari 250 GT LWB Berlinetta "TdF", s/n 1139GT

It took a staff close to 1.500 people to exceed the success of the first edition of Le Mans Classic. Patrick Peter and the ACO did the job and Le Mans Classic 2004 won't be easy forgotten by anyone who was there. Close to 350 cars, built between 1923 and 1978 were seen during the 24 hour revival

Le Mans Classic

F430  World Premier (red) s/n 139119

Ferrari’s new F430 will be displayed for the first time to public at the upcoming Paris Motor Show from the 25th of September to the 10th of October. The F430 is the first of a new line of V8-engined cars and is a concentration of all Ferrari’s latest developments in the world of Formula 1.

Ferrari F430 - Paris Auto Show

Pebble Beach impressions

A much-anticipated highlight of the Monterey Peninsula's annual August Vintage Car Week, The Quail - A Motorsports Gathering, will provide an intimate and glamorous historic sports and racing car showcase at Carmel Valley’s Quail Lodge on Friday, August 13, 2004.  The full-day event, which debuted in 2003, is not only for connoisseurs of extraordinary classic cars, but also of excellent food, wine and luxury auction collectibles.

Monterey & more

[Bouvy / Defourny / Naspetti / Morbidelli] Ferrari 575 GTC, s/n 2218

After 558 laps of non-stop combat, the BMS Scuderia Italia Ferrari 550 Maranello finished a lap ahead of its race-long rival, the GPC Giesse Squadra Corse Ferrari 575M Maranello; the first time a female driver has taken overall victory in the 24-hour race.

24h Spa

Salo / Bertolini - Maserart MC12

Victory for Maserati, Bertolini and Salo - The #33 AF Corse Maserati MC 12, driven by Andrea Bertolini and Mika Salo, was victorious in its second-ever race, at the Oschersleben circuit today. Starting off cautiously in damp conditions, the car came to the fore and built up a good lead

FIA-GT Oschersleben

[d'Ansembourg (B) / Regout (B)]  1968 - Ford F3L P68

The spectacular Spa 1000km was without doubt the best race of the inaugural year for the Spectators have seen sunshine and rain during the six-hour race and no less than five safety car procedures. One thousand race kilometers later, 28 of the 41 starters had made it to the chequered flag.

LMES - 1000km Spa

GT1 Again?

A hot race round the challenging  Imola circuit saw the Vitaphone Racing Team -Saleen S7 take a win, crossing the line ahead of the two Maserati MC 12

FIA - GT Imola

Maserati Line-up

To celebrate its 90th anniversary, Maserati organized a wonderful "classic tour" for Maserati GT's and historic race cars starting from Modena on September 17th. Before reaching its final destination - Rome - the Maserati caravan stopped at Mugello for a regularity race.

90 anni Maserati

Line-up

 Even mixed weather conditions could not prevent the team Viaro/Mair in their very nice Alfa 1750 Super Sport of winning the Gran Prix Nuvolari in 2004. Viaro, the genius behind the famous Digitech stop watches, now tries for years together with Jack Croul to succeed in the GP Nuvolari's big sister - the Mille Miglia. Maybe this win iwill be a good omen for winning this race next year at last.

Gran Premio Novulari

Ferrari Line-up

As always, this year's Goodwood Revival Meeting again pleased both - the spectators and participants - with packing race action and the special atmosphere, only Goodwood can generate. But unfortunately it seems that it becomes more and more a trend to let some nasty replicas start at Goodwood. Wake up !

Goodwood Revival

That is all	 Ye know on earth and all ye need to know

Grand Touring is the future of endurance racing, and no doubt remains. At Sebring next March we will see the debut of the Aston Martin DBR9, the new Chevrolet Corvette C6-R, the truncated Maserati MC12 chopped at the front, back and sides to fit the ACO’s ‘box’ (5 metres long and two metres wide),

5th November, was that another old banger?

Champion Audi driver Marco Werner stands proud after winning the Chevy presents Petit Le Mans with co-driver JJ Lehto

For a fifth consecutive time, an Audi R8 has won the "Petit Le Mans” event at Road Atlanta (USA), one of the highlights of the American Le Mans Series (ALMS). On the demanding track near Atlanta, JJ Lehto/Marco Werner and Johnny Herbert & Pierre Kaffer secured a 1-2 victory for Team ADT Champion Racing, and in doing so clinched the Manufacturers’ and Teams’ titles early in the LMP1 category. JJ Lehto and Marco Werner had already wrapped up the Drivers’ title.

Audi win "Petit Le Mans” and ALMS title

Coopers Racing Ferrari 550 Maranello

Organized by Stéphane RATEL and SRO (promoter of the FIA GT Championship and the French and the British GT Championship) and the Bahrain International Circuit, the Nov 25-Nov 26 exhibition race ends the 2004 GT season magnificently, wich saw competing the leading representatives of the various national GT championships.

Baharin GT Festival

Gstaad Ferrari Auction 2004

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The Ferrari Sale - Gstaad

Alfa Romeo Tipo 256 Corsa - Giorgio Marzolla

Until October the Museo Luigi Bonfanti featured the "I gioielli della Touring" exhibition dedicated to all cars with Touring "carrozzeria". Besides 14 Alfa Romeos the display included the recently rebodied Ferrari 166 MM barchetta s/n 0036M. This car got a Vignale Coupe bodywork in 1953 which it had since 2003.

Romano d'Ezzelino

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Ferrari Maserati World Finals - Monza

Motore Ferrari 035 - F1 1989

Ferrari F1 engines from 2 decades were on display

Galleria Ferrari - Ferrari F1 Engines