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Sep 17

Stirling Moss, Happy Birthday To A Legend

Stirling Moss, Happy Birthday To A Legend

Sir Stirling Moss takes part in the Goodwood Festival of Speed on July 14, 2013 in Chichester, England. (Photo by Andrew Hone/Getty Images)

We at the SPEED Motors on FOX Blog want to take a moment and wish Sir Stirling Moss a very happy 84th birthday!

As provided by Stirlingmoss.com:

Sir Stirling Moss OBE is arguably the greatest all-round racing driver of all time and a true icon of the motor racing world. Known during his career as ‘Mr Motor Racing’ he became a professional driver in 1948, at the age of 18, racing a Cooper 500.

Sep 17

On-Again, Off-Again New Jersey Race Back On Again

On-Again, Off-Again New Jersey Race Back On Again

Former Red Bull Racing Formula One driver David Coulthard drives the Red Bull running show car through the Lincoln Tunnel between Manhattan and New Jersey. (Photo: Getty Images)

F1′s on-again, off-again New Jersey race appears back on again.

Bernie Ecclestone said in August a 2014 street race amid the Manhattan skyline is “not on the cards,” and indeed the event was not listed on the draft calendar that recently appeared in the paddock.

Sep 17

Le Mans Podium Confirmed For Nissan’s GT Academy Winners

Le Mans Podium Confirmed For Nissan’s GT Academy Winners

Le Mans Podium Confirmed For Nissan’s GT Academy Winners. (Photo: Courtesy of NISSAN)

News from the FIA International Court of Appeal yesterday proved bittersweet for Nissan.  After taking third place at the Le Mans 24 Hours in June, Nissan Partner Team, G-Drive Racing, was disqualified from the results for a breach of article 6.5.1 of the Technical Regulations. The team appealed against this decision but it was rejected and the team’s exclusion stands.

Sep 17

Barrett-Jackson CEO Previews Flawless Million-Dollar Car

Be part of the World’s Greatest Collector Car Events™ as Barrett-Jackson brings their renowned auction and lifestyle experience to Las Vegas this month.

Barrett-Jackson CEO Previews Flawless Million-Dollar Car

Barrett-Jackson CEO Craig Jackson Previews Flawless Million-Dollar Car (Photo: FOX Business)

Barrett-Jackson Auction CEO Craig Jackson displays part of the company’s dream car collection.

A 1925 Rolls-Royce Phantom Sports Tourer complete with a double-barreled, high-caliber Howdah pistol, mountable Lantaka swivel cannon and a trailer-mounted .450-caliber, hand-cranked machine gun, is set to cross the block at the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction in Las Vegas on Sept. 28 … if it gets through security.

The custom-built, one-off “Tiger Car” was built for Umed Singh II, Maharaja of Kotah, to carry heads of state and aristocratic hunting parties across his property in search of Bengal tigers, elephants and other big game.

“The Maharaja is a magnificent example of a one-off custom machine built for royalty,” said Craig Jackson, Chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “It’s an exciting car with an even more incredible history, and we can’t wait to see the magic it inspires when crossing the block at our sixth-annual Las Vegas Auction.”

The car, last offered but not sold at auction in 2011 by an American collector, combines signature Rolls-Royce comfort and styling with the extravagance one would expect from royalty – alligator-skin seats and a nickel-plated snake horn, along with the stopping power of a small military unit. In addition to the big guns, the car also carries a heavy rack filled with shotguns, big-game rifles and bird guns.

Live Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction coverage from Las Vegas is available Sept. 26-28 across the FOX family of networks, including newly launched FOX Sports 1 & FOX Sports 2, as well as the National Geographic Channel.

Don’t miss the auction marathon. FOX Sports is your exclusive home for LIVE coverage and highlights of the 2013 Barrett-Jackson classic car auctions from Las Vegas.

Hagerty Fantasy Bid returns again for Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas! Check out prizes and pre-register here.

View the full Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas car list here.

No other auction company offers as many high-quality and one-of-a-kind vehicles, provides superior entertainment or contributes as much to charities as Barrett-Jackson.