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As vintage and classic cars rolled out on city roads on Sunday, it made a spectacular statement on the rich cultural legacy.

The event wore a celebratory look and was sheer fun for the participants. Each time a machine of the past passed by, it generated awe and admiration from curious on-lookers. The forever rushing traffic slowed down to get a closer look and children lined waving and cheering with a glint in their eyes.

Bina Kak, minister, tourism, after going around the display with keen interest and before flagging off the rally said, “It’s an amazing heritage that the state possesses and this needs to be documented for tourism promotion along with the owner details and a history of the car,” …  More info

Sebastien Bourdais will dovetail his second season of Formula 1 with a bid to win the Le Mans 24 Hours sportscar classic.

A Toro Rosso spokeswoman confirmed to itv.com/f1 that a report in French newspaper L’Equipe suggesting Bourdais would be part of Peugeot’s 2009 Le Mans line-up was correct.

Peugeot will make an official announcement at its headquarters in France on Monday afternoon.

Although grand prix drivers used regularly to make time in their schedules for the famous endurance race…  More info

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After 40 years, an authentic recreation of the iconic GT40 racing car that beat Ferrari and won the Le Mans 24 Hours Race in 1966, 1967, 1968, and 1969 is being rebuilt and sold in the US. Named the GT40-R, this racecar will be eligible for vintage racing in the Historic Sportscar Racing association (HSR) and other venues. The GT40R is an authentic reproduction of the original, and is licensed as a continuation model qualifying for the Shelby American Automobile Club (SAAC) and Safir GT40 registries…

…Superformance LLC, in partnership with Pathfinder Motorsports LLC, announced today the availability of an authentic competition version of the iconic GT40 racing car that beat Ferrari and won the Le Mans 24 Hours Race in 1966, 1967, 1968, and 1969. Named the GT40-R, this exceptional racecar will be eligible for competition in several race series, and has already been approved for vintage racing in the Historic Sportscar Racing association (HSR)…  More info