Friday, October 11
1 a.m. – Formula 1 | Japan GP P2
2:05 a.m. – MotoGP | Malaysia GP P2
9:55 p.m. – MotoGP | Malaysia GP P3
10 p.m. – Formula 1 | Japan GP P3
Now in its fourth year, the annual Dix Mille Tours (Ten Thousand Laps) meeting at the Paul Ricard High Tech Test Track has quickly become the traditional season finale for the Peter Auto Racing events. All of the major race classes organised by event host Patrick Peter were on track again this year, including the Sixties’ Endurance, Trofeo Nastro Rosso and two Classis Endurance Racing groups.
They were complemented in 2013 by the Mini Classic & Touring Cup, Group C and a revival of the BPR Championship organised by Peter along with Stephane Ratel and Jurgen Barth between 1994 and 1996. As a result, the 2013 Dix Mille Tours saw sports racing cars from the early 1950s through to the 1990s take to the high speed track on the French Mediterranean coast. In addition to the races, the track was also opened to clubs during the lunch-breaks, while in the paddock various specialist vendors welcomed competitors and spectators alike.
According to multiple published reports, a 1963 Ferrari 250 GTO has sold for $52 million, making it the most expensive sale of any car in history.
Bloomberg.com reported the seller to be Paul Pappalardo of Greenwich, Conn., who acquired the car in 1974 and drove it in a number of vintage events since then. The buyer’s identity was not disclosed.
Since resurrecting the venerable Camaro after a sever-year absence, Chevrolet has enjoyed considerable success with its traditional front-engine, rear-wheel-drive muscle car.
Reintroduced as a 2010 model, the fifth-generation Camaro has been a hit with buyers and generally well received among critics as well.
Rick Hendrick is a familiar face at Barrett-Jackson auctions and with good reason: Not only is Hendrick the founder and owner of the Hendrick Motorsports NASCAR Sprint Cup team, but he’s also the nation’s largest Chevrolet dealer.
And in recent years, Hendrick has become an avid collector, too, specializing in Corvettes and General Motors muscle cars. Recall that earlier this year at two other Barrett-Jackson auctions, Hendrick paid $1 million each for the right to purchase the first production 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray C7 coupe and convertible.