Sep 17

Stirling Moss, Happy Birthday To A Legend

Stirling Moss, Happy Birthday To A Legend

Sir 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.

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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 and lifestyle experience to Las Vegas this month.

Barrett-Jackson CEO Previews Flawless Million-Dollar Car

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 & , as well as the 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.

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Sep 13

What To Watch: Weekend Television Schedule

Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli

Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli (Photo: FOX Sports)

If you want the full experience, make sure to visit MotoGP.com and sign-up for the 2013 MultiScreen VideoPass. Do not miss a moment of the excitement!

Friday, September 13

10 am – Camping World Truck Series | Chicago Practice ()

12 pm – NASCAR Camping World Truck Series | Chicago Practice (FOX Sports 1)

1 pm – NASCAR Sprintcup Series | Chicago Practice (FOX Sports 1)

2:30 pm – NASCAR Nationwide Series | Chicago Practice (FOX Sports 1)

4 pm – NASCAR Camping World Truck Series | Qualifying (FOX Sports 1)

6:30 pm – NASCAR Sprintcup Series | Chicago Practice ()

8 pm – NASCAR Camping World Truck Series | Race (FOX Sports 1)

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Sep 12

Losing Kimi, Lotus F1 Wins The Internet

In what has already been an active week of commentary for motorsports, the announcement of ’s departure from Team Lotus to re-partner with has certainly taken the marquee spot in the world of .

However, the collective at Team Lotus have managed to maintain a sense of humor throughout while still speaking to the loss of Raikkonen to their program. Over the past 24 hours, the progression of tweets coming from Lotus are simply brilliant. Read more to see how Team Lotus won the internet with a sense of humor.  

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Sep 11

The Motorsports Community Pays Tribute

Today, those throughout the motorsports community are paying tribute and remembrance to all affected by the events of Sept. 11, 2001.

In a moving tribute first released two years ago for the 10-year anniversary, Sam Posey chronicles how the tragedy changed racing.

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