Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta on Tour Auto Rally 2013
Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta on Tour Auto Rally 2013

Top 20 Most Popular Stories of 2013

We’re very happy to report that 2013 was a seriously busy year at Sports Car Digest. In addition to covering the world’s auctions, events, rallies and vintage races, we profiled and reviewed a wide range of both fascinating cars and full collections. All of this material added up to 548 stories on Sports Car Digest and another 253 on SCD Motors, an average of more than fifteen per week that swelled our archives to nearly 3,700, a number that will only get bigger.

We kept a tally of articles published, yes, but we also kept track of the stories and galleries that were getting the most views, and have compiled the most popular ones here for your viewing pleasure. Leading the way in page views for 2013 was the Goodwood Festival of Speed, followed by the photo galleries from the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and the Silverstone Classic. Just as in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012, nearly all of the top stories included extensive photo galleries, which accounted for a majority of the page views.

So without further ado, please enjoy the rear view look at Sports Car Digest with our Top 20 Most Popular Stories of 2013.

Top 20 Most Popular Stories on Sports Car Digest – 2013

Team Salzburg Porsche 917K that won the 1970 24 Hours of Le Mans
1. Goodwood Festival of Speed Report and Photo Gallery – Goodwood’s Festival of Speed is a perennial favorite. Senior Photographer Tim Scott’s 479-image gallery from the Lord March’s 20th annual Goodwood hill climb was tops in 2013.
Alfa Romeo 8C Class at Pebble Beach Concours
2. Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance Report and Photo Gallery – Another yearly favorite, Tim Scott’s 157-image gallery of photos from the 63rd annual Pebble Beach Concours focused on the display of nearly 30 Alfa Romeo 8C models and the Porsche 911 classes, among others.
Pair of Jaguar E-Types are neck and neck
3. Silverstone Classic Report and Photo Gallery – Tim Scott offered 444 pictures that captured the 23rd annual vintage car races at the 3.6-mile Silverstone Grand Prix circuit in Northamptonshire, England.
1951 Ferrari 340 America at 2013 Mille Miglia
4. Mille Miglia Results and Pictures – Julien Mahiels’ 150-image gallery from the 31st running of the Mille Miglia retrospective was followed up with a 130-picture gallery in a later story. Both artfully highlighted the strong field of entrants and the stunning Italian countryside.
1963 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport at 2013 Amelia Island Concours
5. Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance Picture Gallery – Dirk de Jager’s 100 images from the 18th annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, which celebrated the 50th anniversaries of the Ford GT40, Porsche 911, Corvette Sting Ray and Lamborghini.

Bonneville Speed Week 2013
6. Bonneville Speed Week Report and Photo Gallery – Rick Carey’s entertaining report and Tim Scott’s 224 wonderful pictures from the unique culture of speed found at the salt flats of Bonneville.
1965 Ferrari 250 LM Scaglietti Berlinetta
7. Pebble Beach Tour d’Elegance Photo Gallery – Tim Scott’s 349-image gallery from the Tour captured the otherworldly selection of cars and views from the companion rally to the Pebble Beach Concours.
1964 Shelby Daytona Cobra Coupe at 2013 Tour Auto Rally
8. Tour Auto Rally – Report and Photo Gallery – Julien Mahiels’ exceptional 200-image gallery from the 22nd Tour Auto Rally, a retrospective of the Tour de France Automobile race that takes place over the best landscapes France has to offer.
Pair of Ferrari 250 GTO models at 1963 Sebring 12 Hours race
9. 1963 Sebring 12 Hours Grand Prix Profile – Louis Galanos expertly profiled the 1963 Sebring 12 Hours Grand Prix of Endurance with more than 7,000 words and a gallery of 70 period images.
Maseratis in front of Lake Como at Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este
10. Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este Results and Picture Gallery – Tim Scott’s impressive 275-image gallery from Concorso Villa d’Este, held annually against the incomparable backdrop of Northern Italy’s Lake Como.