August 17, 2009


Autoblog had this great sequence by Drew Phillips of a Ferrari 250 Testarossa losing its brakes at the corkscrew turn.
Ouch, right? I could not resist adding the appropriate music...

From Autoblog:

While many events during the Monterey car week simply involve parking classics on a golf course, we can appreciate the fact that many vintage car owners are willing to put their priceless automobiles on a track. While the Monterey Historics do everything they can to promote the safety of both cars and drivers, there is never a guarantee that accidents won't happen. We were reminded of that fact this weekend when a 1958 Ferrari 250 TR completely lost its brakes before Laguna Sega's Corkscrew, caught air while going through the gravel trap, and came to a stop only after hitting a tire wall.

This particular TR, owned by David Love, has been a regular at the Monterey Historics and other vintage events for more than 15 years, so it was especially tough to see it get banged up. From what we've heard, Love was shaken up but is okay, and the car can be repaired.

We happened to be at the Corkscrew, camera in hand, when the 250 TR went off course, and were able to capture Love's off-track excursion.


  1. Thats an expensive ouch!


  2. Wipe tear from eye...

  3. Not the first time this chassis had been crashed:

  4. people who collect and restore classic cars secretly love this....they get to rebuild it again! :o)

  5. I saw the crash, but didn't know it was his own car. Just imagine you have to go back to the paddock and explain to the owner of a vintage that you wrecked it?!
    Also, another 250TR spun at the Corkscrew the lap prior forcing the #8 to go wide.


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