Le Mans

Zagato’s Grand Plan

The FIA, auto racing’s governing body, introduced a new gran turismo class in 1956 largely in response to the horrific accident at the previous year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans—as many as 84 spectators were killed when an extremely light and powerful Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR crashed into the stands. Emphasizing greater safety, the new category […]

Holiday Wishes 2013: Dignified and Dashing

If Tim McGrane, the director of the Blackhawk Automotive Museum in Danville, Calif., could have anything this holiday season, it would be a sizable acquisition fund—something that would allow the museum to aggressively pursue the best cars as they come up for sale and, as the 54-year-old says, “be the last man standing.” With that […]