On a foggy morning at the Porsche Rennsport Reunion, a pair of Porsches sat outside the pit garages coated in a light dew. Former teammates on the Max Moritz Porsche Racing team, the two were back together at the race track to stretch their legs. Clad in a bright orange that burned through the haze was the Jagermeister Porsche 934 and next to it sat a Carrera RSR that glowed nearly as bright with its neon green Foto Quelle colors.
In 1975, BMW began the Art Car Project, which paired the world’s greatest living artists with the world’s greatest marque, yielding one of the most unique and eclectic collections of art and cars ever. It was Alexander Calder and the E9 CSL that initiated the series, and after completion, the car was raced in the 1975 24 Hours of Le Mans. After the race, the car was retired, and has since served as a display for one of Calder’s final pieces before his death in 1976.
While it’s not a brand that dominated the racing world, Coca-Cola is arguably one of the most world renowned brands in our history. It seems fitting that such a brand would grace the body panels of one of the last Porsche 935s built for competition. Fabcar, in Tucker, Georgia, assembled the car from the most successful parts in its predecessors.
Perhaps synonymous with the Mclaren namesake itself is their iconic, burning and glowing Papaya Orange colorway. As one of the first cars uncovered on the fairways at Amelia Island, this particular 1969 Mclaren M6B/GT lit up the field. Despite having its cover pulled back, a blanket of dew and moisture still clung to the to the bodywork and lexan windows. Still, its lines danced and its color popped, lighting the way as the surrounding cars slowly but surely came out to play.
I fall in love with the little details. Each car has its own moments and marks that make it unique and tie it to the story that trails behind through the years, and these little aspects are what draw me in every time. While walking through the rows of Pebble Beach’s Councours d’Elegance, the Abarth Simca 2000 GT was the first to catch my eye.