Join The World's Best Iconic & Vintage Car Community >>

Karl Ludvigsen turns 90!

SCD salutes a valued contributor

90 and counting

On behalf of everyone at Sports Car Digest, Happy Birthday Karl!  As most of you know, Karl Ludvigsen is a prominent figure in the world of automotive journalism and history, and we are very fortunate to have him as one of our treasured contributors. With a career spanning over five decades, Ludvigsen has made significant contributions to the understanding and documentation of automotive history, particularly focusing on the engineering aspects of automobiles.

Karl Ludvigsen’s SCD Features

Karl has contributed over 25 features to Sports Car Digest. If you enjoy in-depth stories combining historical motorsport racing and the people behind the cars, you’ll want to check out some of the following features including:

Ludvigsen’s work is characterized by its depth and meticulous research. He has authored numerous books on automotive subjects, covering a wide range of topics from the histories of specific manufacturers to the technical innovations that have shaped the industry. His writing often delves into the intricacies of automotive engineering, offering insights into the design, development, and performance of various vehicles.

Photo © Jens Torner

One of Ludvigsen’s notable contributions is his comprehensive biographies of key figures in automotive history, such as Ferdinand Porsche and Enzo Ferrari. Through these biographies, he provides readers with a nuanced understanding of the individuals behind some of the most iconic automotive brands.

In addition to his books, Ludvigsen has contributed articles to various automotive publications and has served as an editor for industry journals. He is also recognized for his expertise as a consultant, advising companies and organizations on automotive-related matters.

Photo © Jens Torner

Overall, Karl Ludvigsen’s body of work has had a significant impact on automotive scholarship, providing enthusiasts, historians, and industry professionals alike with valuable insights into the evolution of the automobile. His dedication to accuracy and his passion for the subject shine through in his writing, making him a respected authority in the field. From everyone here at SCD, keep up the great work Karl!

Karl’s Porsche masterpiece “Excellence was Expected”