Lap Around the Web – Aug. 7th

Never before has a finer collection of beautiful British Racing Green cars crossed an auction block together. RM Sotheby’s is auctioning off an insane collection of hugely valuable and insanely gorgeous vintage Aston Martin race cars in Monterey, CA later this week. With a mix of cars ranging from the most-raced Aston Martin in the world (with over 650 races during the past 80+ years), to a gorgeous DB4 GT Prototype, to what very well might be the biggest auction of the whole weekend: the first DBR1 ever built, and the car that was driven to a number of victories by the likes of Sir Stirling Moss, Carroll Shelby, Jim Clark, and Bruce McLaren. Best yet, there are so many more beautiful Astons for sale and Petrolicious did a wonderful breakdown of all of them and why they’re important.

Speaking of all sorts of cool race cars, my hero Chris Harris took a trio of the most hardcore street-legal track toys out to play with and see which one is best. Although no lap times were collected due to the damp conditions, sliding three of the most desirable sports cars out there around a wet air strip is exactly the kind of hooliganism I can get down with. I don’t want to spoil the surprise of which one wins the comparison test, because ultimately if you get to drive or own any of these cars, they’re all so good that it doesn’t matter which one is the fastest or most rewarding or has the most features. They’re all just designed for maximum speed but also maximum driver enjoyment.

I don’t know what it is about August but this is the time of year where I always start to get a streak of adventure in me. Maybe it’s because it feels like summer is winding down and I realize that I squandered the majority of my time binge watching Netflix and researching winter projects I’ll probably never work on. And that’s why I’ll just have to continue to live vicariously through people like Mark Cupido, who packed up his awesome Z3 M Coupe and hit the Klondike and Dempster Highways into Yukon Territory to the northwestern tip of Canada. Now, I don’t know about you, but I’m not sure a 315-hp, 2-door BMW sports coupe/hatchback would be my first choice for a trip like this, but hey, why not, right? Head on over to Expedition Portal to read more about his adventure.

Now, I’ll be the first to say that I don’t know much about motorcycles. I leave that up to Adam. But even he would probably tell me that this BMW R80 built by Hutchbilt and called the “Skyway” is pretty dang cool. I love the retro 80’s BMX bike vibe and it looks… safe-ish. At least safe enough for me to want to drive it. But really, this thing isn’t just about style. Digging into the detailed photos of the bike and you’ll realize that no detail was left untouched. This is just a cool bike, no matter how you slice it.

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