This week I got to check off one of the cars that has always been on the “must see” list. The Ferrari F40. Ever since the F40's introduction in 1987, I have been fascinated by its complex simplicity.
The car is truly a work of art. A masterpiece best experienced with all the senses.
This was truly a monumental moment that car guys and gals would understand.
The low point of my week was hearing of the passing of a racing hero, John Surtees. I was never privileged enough to have met him, but I know those who have. My understanding is that has was a very personable man, very humble about his role and accomplishments in the world of motorsports. He still is the only man to win world championships on both two and four wheels. Winning the 500cc motorcycle world championship in 1956, 58, 59, and 60, winning the Formula One world championship in 1964 in a Ferrari 158, and winning the Can-Am championship in 1966 in a Lola T70. He was a gentleman and a legend from an incredible era of motorsport and will be sorely missed.
Race in peace Mr. Surtees.