1950 Ferrari 166 MM Berlinetta Le Mans
1950 Ferrari 166 MM Berlinetta Le Mans

Our Favorite Race Cars from the 2017 Amelia Island Concours

1965 Alfa Romeo GTA
1965 Alfa Romeo GTA – Developed by Alfa’s Autodelta race shop, this Alfa was purchased by Knauz Auto in Illinois and raced with great success by its employee Horst Kwech and co-driver Gaston Andrey. They were the Under 2-Liter Trans-Am Series Champions in 1966 and Kwech went on to race the GTA in SCCA where he won the B Sedan National Championship.
1966 Triumph TR4A IRS
1966 Triumph TR4A – This Triumph TR4A IRS (Independent Rear Suspension) was purchased new from a Triumph dealership in Daytona Beach, FL. by Dr. Carl Schwenker. It was prepared to race in the 1967 Daytona 24-Hour Continental. The car received FIA homologation and was entered in Group GP3-GT. The drivers were Ara Dube and Dana Kelder and they finished 1st in the over 2-liter GT Class. The car is powered by a 2138 cc 4-cylinder engine developing 150 horsepower. The current owner restored this car to its original racing configuration.
1969 Porsche 917K Amelia Island Concours 2017
1969 Porsche 917K – Featured in the Steve McQueen cult classic on endurance racing, “Le Mans”, this 1969 Porsche 917 was sponsored by the Gulf Wyer Team and led literally two lives during its World Manufacturer’s Championship run. Chassis 004 was originally numbered 017. Unfortunately, 004 was crashed at the ’70 Brands Hatch race and recoverable parts were transferred to 017 and its number was changed to 004. Thus it depends on one’s interpretation as to whether the history of this car begins with the first appearance of the original 004 or the original 017. It competed in a number of races in Europe and scored a win at the 1970 Spa-Francorchamps 1,000 Kms with Pedro Rodriquez and Leo Kinnunen at the wheel. It also achieved several top 10 finishes with such drivers as Brian Redman, Jo Siffert and David Piper.
1987 Nissan GTP ZX-Turbo
1987 Nissan GTP ZX-Turbo – Geoff Brabham drove chassis 8801 to the IMSA Drivers Championship in 1988 and ’89. Nicknamed “Elvis” because it was the king of the track in 1988, at one point the 850 horsepower race car won eight races in a row against Porsche, Toyota, Jaguar, Ford and GM’s best prototypes.
Brumos 1971 Porsche 914-6 GT
1971 Porsche 914-6 GT – One of eleven 914-6 GTs built by the Porsche factory, Peter Gregg and Hurley Haywood piloted the 914 to victory at its first race in 1971 at Virginia International Raceway. They went on to win two more overall races, five class victories and the IMSA GT Championship.