Top 10 Most Popular Stories of 2009

Sports Car Digest published 510 stories in 2009, ranging from auction results, car profiles, event and vintage racing coverage, yet several resonated more than others with our readers. Based upon visitors to each story, the Mario Righini Collection Photo Gallery was our most popular story in 2009, followed by the Porsche 917 Photo Gallery by Louis Galanos and coverage of the Goodwood Revival.

Interestingly, the stories ranked 9th and 10th were breaking news items about high-profile auction consignments, Mecum’s 1964 Shelby Daytona Cobra Coupe and RM’s 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa. The Shelby finished ahead of the Ferrari in terms of site visitors, although the Ferrari prevailed on the auction block, selling for a record $12,402,500 versus a mere $7,685,000 for the Shelby.

Top 10 Most Popular Stories on Sports Car Digest – 2009 (click photo for story)

1. Mario Righini Collection - Photo Gallery - Profile of one of the most amazing private car collections in Italy, if not the world.
2. Happy 40th Anniversary Porsche 917 - Photo Gallery - Lou Galanos' profile of the epic Porsche 917.
3. Goodwood Revival Race Results and Photos - Extensive coverage, including photos/results from 10 races and Sir Stirling Moss tribute.
4. Goodwood Festival of Speed Results and Photos - More than 90 photos from Goodwood's famed Festival of Speed.
5. Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Photo Gallery - One of many stories from the Pebble Beach Concours.
6. 1967 24 Hours of Daytona Photo Gallery - Part one (of two) from Al Wolford's 1967 24 Hours of Daytona photo retrospective.
7. Amelia Island Concours - Cars of David Hobbs - Amelia highlighted the career and cars of racing driver and SPEED TV racing analyst David Hobbs.
8. Monterey Historic Automobile Races - Saturday Results and Photos - Dennis Gray photo gallery from Monterey Historics.
9. Shelby Daytona Cobra Coupe Could Break Auction Record
10. Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa Could Break Auction Record