Tim Suddard
Tim Suddard Publisher
11/2/20 4:59 a.m.

This thread contains accepted Concours d'Cancelation entries in the Race Cars (1963-1972) Class - Presented by Sunoco 

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Tim Suddard
Tim Suddard Publisher
11/3/20 6:48 a.m.

CAR:  1972 BMW 3.0  FIA Grp. 2  Chassis # 2275997

OWNER: Scott Hughes

LOCATION: Sunset, SC or a Famous Race Track Near You!

PROPOSED CLASS: Race cars

DETAILS:
One of the original 19 factory CSL race cars, known as "Batmobiles". 
Team car in the 1973 German Touring Car Championship.
Finished 11th Overall and  1st in Touring Class in the 1973 LeMans 24H.  Campaigned by John Buffum's Libre Racing in Trans Am in 1974.

Eventually restored by noted CSL expert Richard Conway and acquired by me in 2008.

Raced actively in US historic racing including the Daytona Classic and the 2015 LeMans Classic 24hours. We have continued to maintain the car in its as raced condition, while racing and showing it; garnering awards at the Amelia Island Concours and others.

 

 

 

 

Tim Suddard
Tim Suddard Publisher
11/3/20 6:49 a.m.

1967 Bizzarrini V-12 P538
Owner: Van Horneff
Location: Saddle River, NJ
Proposed Class: Race Cars 1963 – 1972

Cincinnati Concours d'Elegance Foundation

Glotto Bizzarrini’s “Mona Lisa”

“When you see it, it’s so impossibly low and slinky you can’t help but grin; its history is shrouded in more controversy than the Kennedy assassination, its looks are otherworldly! Little children run out of their Italian country side homes to watch it pass, and grown men fall to the ground in supplication to their metal god. It’s a rolling four-alarm fire, a hazard to pedestrians, a testament to stubbornness, perseverance and one man’s singular vision. The Bizzarrini P538 is the distilled essence of the sports car, one of the most remarkable creations that ever came from man’s hands.”

Hemmings Sports & Exotic Car – July 2008

Glotto Bizzarrini started his career as a test driver for Alfa Romeo as did his friend Enzo Ferrari whom he would work for in the 1950’s. At Ferrari as test driver, then into development, working on the Testa Rossa and eventually leading a team of brilliant engineers that created the phenomenal 250 GTO. He later led the incident known as the “palace uprising” and “night of the long knifes” against Enzo Ferrari.

Opening his own consulting firm in Livorno, he engineered the Iso Grifo and the Iso Rivolta and others autos with a young designer Giorgetto Giugiaro. His next big commission was about just 10 miles from Ferrari, in a town called Saunt’Agata Bolognese a startup called Lamborghini. While working for them his crowning achievement was in designing the 3.5 –liter V12 that launched Lamborgini’s first car...the rest is history.

From 366 1963 – 1970 Scuderia Bizzarrini built perhaps 100 cars with his Badge on “production” A3/C and 5300GT road cars that were powered by a stock Corvette 327-cu.in V8. Under the Bizzarrini Badge there are eight (8) purposed-built P538’s for racing, mostly powered with the Corvette 327’s and only three (3) are powered with the Lamborghini V-12’s, 3.5 cc, 366 bhp, 6 Weber 40 DCOE 21 38mm 2-bbl carburetors, dual Bendix pumps and 5-spd. Transaxle. The P538 is undoubtedly the Mona Lisa of Italian automotive industry, whose creator was a mechanical engineer with an automotive pedigree, brilliance and vision like that of Picasso, Rembrandt, Michelangelo and other artists.

Owner: Van Horneff
Saddle River, New Jersey

Tim Suddard
Tim Suddard Publisher
11/3/20 6:49 a.m.

1965 Lotus Ford 38
Owner: Brad Jaeger
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Proposed Class: Race Cars 1963 – 1972
Cincinnati Concours d’Elegance Foundation

Built 1965 (fifth chassis built) from spares with symmetrical suspension and using some parts from the original 38/2. Used by Jim Clark at St Ursanne and Ollon-Villars 1965. For Jim Clark at the 1966 Indy 500 (#19 qualified 2nd, finished second). Sold to AJ Foyt and wrecked in practice at Milwaukee a week later when the suspension on the straight and the car hit the wall and burst into flames. Returned to the UK and rebuilt; returned to Foyt August 1966 but no further results known in 1966. Likely to have been the #84 Lotus 38 used by Foyt in the opening races of 1967, then by Gary Congdon at the Indy 500 when he was bumped. With the other Foyt 38s wrecked, this last survivor would be the car Foyt raced at Langhorne in July. Several years later, a ‘Coyote’ was raced in F5000 by Crockey Peterson, but photographs show that it was a Lotus 38, and it has been identified as 38/4. Later sold to Chuck Haines (St Louis, MO) and then to collector James L. Jaeger (Cincinnati, OH). Run at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in 1997, 1998 and 2000. On display in the Speedway Museum March 2009. Ran again at Goodwood 2011. On display again at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum in May 2015, where the history board said it was still owned by Jaeger. Appeared at the Historic Indycar Exhibition in May 2016, when the owner was shown as Brad Jaeger.

Driven by: Jim Clark, AJ Foyt, Bob Wente, Gary Congdon and Crockey Peterson. First race: St Ursanne-Les Rangiers, 22 Aug 1965. Total of 16 recorded races.

Photo Credit: Gary Kessler

Tim Suddard
Tim Suddard Publisher
11/3/20 6:51 a.m.
  • Car: 1968 Lotus 51-C
  • Owner(s): Stewart Bartley 
  • Location: Alexandria, VA
  • Proposed Class(es): Race Cars (1963-1972)
  • Details: The Lotus 51 started the Formula Ford series, a training ground for the higher open wheel racer programs
  • Representing: The Old Town Festival of Speed & Style
Tim Suddard
Tim Suddard Publisher
11/3/20 6:53 a.m.

1971 BMW CSL.

Peter Gleeson 

The car sits with its Motorsport brothers and sisters in Seattle WA. 

Class = Classic BMWs 

Many know the story on BMWs Motorsport department and how it started in 1972.  The 3.0CSL was definitely its first foray into its claimed intentions, namely Motorsport. But just before the start of Motorsport BMW themselves in conjunction with Alpina took a 3.0CS and created a lightweight CS, this car became what is known as the 3.0 CSL today.  Upon BMW taking Alpina’s ideas for a lightweight CS, production started in 1971 with BMW making the first 169 carbureted CSL’s, these were the Ultra-lightwieghts as they have since become known.  The weight saving was dramatic some 440lbs shaved from a 3000lb car, not all CSL's are this light, but the first 169 were. 

Loved by race teams of the day, the initial production was quickly snapped up, understanding of course there was still no official Motorsport cars in 1971.  This car was amongst the first handful made by BMW and was delivered new to the Dutch National Racing Team (DNRT)  who had Alpina work their magic on it, in fact when this car raced Alpina Mechanics served as the race team mechanics for the DNRT in all its racing years.

This car was the first car to appear at a race track (Zandvoort) as a CSL on April 3rd 1972, the DNRT believed BMW was going to achieve homologation on April 1st 1972, this hadn’t happened, so this car was turned away by the scrutineers. It did in fact race 3 weeks later as a CS and in fact because this car was turned away on the 3rd April, every CSL raced as a CS though-out the 72 season until homologation was achieved for CSL's Jan 1st 1973.  

I have added a picture with its racing history to shorten this note, but for the judges information, the car raced in its delivered Colorado Orange in 1972, Canon Copiers in 1973, Marlboro in 1974 and Levi as you see today in 1975 where it won the Dutch Championship.  

When it finished racing at the end of 1975, it was acquired by Ben Huisman himself a famous Dutch racer and team owner, from Ben Huisman it went to Frits Van Eerd and his race car collection.  Frits today runs the Dutch racing team that competes at Le Mans etc with the Jumbo livery.  As this was an extremely important Dutch race car Frits had it restored to its 1975 winning livery, with extreme attention to detail, including meticulously measuring the paint apllication, as can bee seen with original fender extensions (too badly damged to use) on back wall behind car .  I acquired this for my own collection directly from Frits about nine years ago . 

This car is such an important Dutch racing car that upon its most famous driver (Huub Vermuelen) being knighted just a few years ago by the Dutch Royals, Huub was also presented with an oil pianting of this very car - in a 50 year career racing it says a lot for both Huub and his connection to this one car. 

First picture is from its championship year 1975 in Levi livery

As it is today

 

 

 

Chassis stampings 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yes they used a Volvo cap :-) 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Race History 

 

That first day entered as a CSL in 1972 and truned away by scrutineeers 

1973 Canon Livery

 

1974 In Marlboro livery 

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