Fangio's Daily Driver Goes To Auction Without Reserve

This silver IKA Torino 380S sedan belonged to racing legend Juan Manuel Fangio and has been untouched by the family since his death in 1995. Now, Silverstone Auctions will put it under the hammer at the NEC Classic Motorshow without reserve. That's right, you should give it a go! » 10/08/13 2:40pm 10/08/13 2:40pm

This $30 Million Mercedes Is The Most Expensive Car Publicly Auctioned

The Mercedes-Benz W196 race car piloted by Juan Manuel Fangio in the 1950s obliterated the public auction record for automobiles when it went under the gavel in England today, selling for a staggering $29.6 million. » 7/12/13 12:53pm 7/12/13 12:53pm

Mercedes Race Car Worth $7.6 Million Found In Warehouse (Updated)

There are barn finds, and then there are barn finds. Okay, technically this was a warehouse find, but it falls under the same category. And it's remarkably awesome: the Mercedes-Benz race car piloted by racing legend Juan Manuel Fangio to victory in both the 1954 German and Swiss Grands Prix. It can be yours if you… » 3/22/13 12:27pm 3/22/13 12:27pm

This Racetrack Is In The Middle Of An Extinct Volcano

There is talk of a renewed Argentine Grand Prix in 2013 to be held in Mar del Plata, a resort town on the South Atlantic near the birthplace of Juan Manuel Fangio. It would be a seaside race at the end of the season, in December, allowing for an awesome Southern Hemisphere combination of racing, steak and sunshine. » 3/21/12 3:30pm 3/21/12 3:30pm

Amazing new photos from the 1957 German Grand Prix

Juan Manuel Fangio’s epic win at the Nürburgring in 1957 is perhaps the greatest race in the 62-year history of Formula One. After fifty years in a drawer, an American Private’s Kodachrome slides of the race have been published, and they are utterly breathtaking. » 12/02/11 12:30pm 12/02/11 12:30pm

When Argentina ruled the Nürburgring

There are two great moments in Argentine motoring history centered around the Nürburgring and then there’s a third, a fourth-place finish at a race you’ve never heard of. Of course it’s the latter that’s the pride and joy of Argentine car enthusiasts: the story of the Torinos at the 1969 Nürburgring 84 Hours. » 8/03/11 3:00pm 8/03/11 3:00pm

When Fangio met Senna and Schumacher

This is the podium ceremony after the 1993 Brazilian Grand Prix, Ayrton Senna’s second home victory. As he waves the Brazilian flag to the manic crowds, 82-year-old Juan Manuel Fangio walks onto the stage, hands the constructors’ trophy to McLaren team principal Ron Dennis, then drags Senna from the podium and gives… » 8/02/11 12:30pm 8/02/11 12:30pm

Another kind of Senna movie

We all know where we were when Ayrton Senna died. But do we really? Asif Kapadia’s documentary is only the latest chapter in the 17 years of collective remembrance which has turned Senna’s death into the epochal event it now is. A new piece of amateur footage from the grandstands of Imola shows a very different… » 7/18/11 10:00am 7/18/11 10:00am

The sexiest motor race that ever was

The seventh running of the 12 Hours of Sebring in 1957 has a lot going for it as the best-looking motor race ever. For starters, the car and the man above: World War II hero John Fitch driving Zora Arkus-Duntov’s Corvette SS. » 3/24/11 4:30pm 3/24/11 4:30pm

How Fidel Castro kidnapped the world's greatest racer

Fifty-three years ago this week, Cuban rebels led by Fidel Castro pulled one of the great political stunts of the modern era — kidnapping Juan Manuel Fangio. Joe Saward tells how it happened on his Grand Prix Blog. — Ed. » 2/25/11 1:00pm 2/25/11 1:00pm

The Maestro At Work

Yesterday's shot of the Auto Union Silver Arrows brought a request for this: the later Mercedes version, namely the 1955 W196 with Juan Manuel Fangio behind the wheel in Monaco. [Automovilismoblog] » 1/18/11 9:00am 1/18/11 9:00am

Ten Quirky Motoring Gifts For the Petrolhead You Love

Do you know car people? Are you a car person? There is a world of awesome holiday gift opportunities out there beyond Porsche watches and Nascar cufflinks. Here's our selection of the weird and wonderful. » 12/15/10 2:30pm 12/15/10 2:30pm

Juan Manuel Fangio Does Geneva

Fifty-six years after he won the last Formula One Grand Prix held in Switzerland, the Maestro is applying a dab of oppo yet again at the Geneva Motor Show. » 3/04/10 8:00am 3/04/10 8:00am

Does Schumacher Still Have the Right Stuff?

Ever since his retirement, Formula One’s most successful driver has been itching to return. Back for 2010, driving Ross Brawn’s world champion Mercedes, only one question remains: can a 41-year-old man kick ass in modern F1? » 12/23/09 1:30pm 12/23/09 1:30pm

SL73 AMG: The Pagani Zonda's Evil Sire

7.3-liter V12’s don’t grow in peach orchards. Before AMG gave Pagani the monster engine to propel the Zonda, they built it for one of their own cars: the ferocious SL73. » 12/10/09 1:30pm 12/10/09 1:30pm

Mercedes-Benz's Silver Arrows

With yesterday’s acquisition of Brawn GP, Mercedes-Benz will return to Formula One after a 55-year hiatus. Judging by their earlier attempts to build race cars, every team has reason to be very, very afraid. » 11/17/09 2:30pm 11/17/09 2:30pm

Senna, Fangio and Brabham: Three Drivers, Eleven World Titles

This photograph was taken at the 1990 Australian Grand Prix, which was the 500th Formula One race held. Ayrton Senna is all grins after taking the world title at the previous race at Suzuka. » 7/31/09 8:30am 7/31/09 8:30am

Will Michael Schumacher Come Back to Drive Felipe Massa’s Ferrari?

As Felipe Massa is still being tended to in a Hungarian hospital, the rumors have begun to fly: who will drive his car at the next race? An obvious choice has emerged in the sport’s greatest champion. » 7/28/09 5:15pm 7/28/09 5:15pm

The 12 Brits Who've Won Their Home Grand Prix

A dozen men have walked on the Moon—and twelve Brits have won the British GP since first held in 1950 at Silverstone. Meet the men whose shoulders Jenson Button is set to stand on this Sunday. » 6/20/09 1:30pm 6/20/09 1:30pm

The Grand Prix For British Philatelic Immortality

In 2007, Royal Mail issued a set of stamps commemorating Britain’s Formula One greats. With six slots for eight world champions and Sir Stirling Moss, the stage was set for a philatelic battle royale. » 6/03/09 4:00pm 6/03/09 4:00pm