To have all these things in one place and for them to be the original trophies is very rare and unique.“My dad had it built into every contract he signed that he always wanted to keep his trophies; it is lucky that he had foresight to really do that, as when you’re young rushing round the world racing it’s not always at the front of your mind.
We may earn a commission through links on our site. They have been married for 38.5 years. He did, however, win the 1955 Mille Miglia as well as set several speed records, including being one of the first to average over 100 mph for 24 hours in a production car in 1957.
His father sold Austins and Jaguars in Glasgow, Scotland.
Rhys, on the other hand, found early success in the Formula D drift series, where he took home the second championship in the series. Sir Stirling finally retired from racing in 2011, at the Le Mans Legends race, at the age of 81.The elder Rahal won two IndyCar World Series Championships by the time his son Graham was born, an achievement that would intimidate most sons—but not Graham. From the Andrettis to the Unsers, there's a rich history of children following their successful fathers into race car cockpits, whether those dads wanted them to, or not. Road & Track participates in various affiliate marketing programs, which means we may get paid commissions on editorially chosen products purchased through our links to retailer sites. Drivers then grab what food and rest they can before returning to drive another stintWhen asked about his experience in the Le Mans Series, Leo said:“Le Mans was an amazing experience and I’m just so thankful for having been able to have competed in it.“There are so many people who try dozens of times to finish the race for even the first time and don’t manage it.
Though not yet a world champ like his dad, 29-year-old Nico—who drives for Mercedes F1—finished second in the 2014 standings and has 10 Grand Prix wins on his resume.Jack Brabham helped usher in the modern mid-engine era of Formula 1, and he is the first and only driver to win an F1 Championship driving his own car.
Now, however, he's followed his Dad back onto dirt, competing in the mixed-surface Global RallyCross Championship.Lee Petty is a member of the NASCAR Hall of Fame, International Motorsports Hall of Fame, and Motorsports Hall of Fame of America—among others—for his incredible contributions to NASCAR, which include a win at the first-ever Daytona 500 in 1959. The boardroom can seat up to 18 people and includes wide screen TV connectivity, conference telephone and wifi.When complete in March The Story will be open Monday to Saturday 2pm-6pm, admission for adults is £10 and for children age 6-12 it is £5, children under 6 get in free along with OAP’s.Born in Upton-upon-Severn, Worcestershire in 1953, Nigel Mansell is a British racing driver who won both the Formula One World Championship in 1992 and the CART Indy Car World Series in 1993. John, Ashley, Brittany, and Courtney Force
Maurice raced as a kid, and occasionally as an adult, but he really made his legend by building engines for his brother Richard, the winningest driver in NASCAR history, with 200 race wins, including a record 7 at the Daytona 500. Whilst above the car showroom the final touches are now being made on the ‘The Story’.When open in March, the upstairs space will showcase the numerous trophies, cars and memorabilia that have been accumulated throughout Nigel’s illustrious career.Visitors will be treated to an up-close viewing of some of the most powerful machines ever made, from the S6 40 from Ferrari driven in 1989 to the F114 Williams car, driven in 1992 when Nigel won the World Championship.
His brother Bobby won the Indy 500 three times.
I’m glad I had the opportunity to do it and it’s always an achievement to finish unscathed and to get a result, it really was a phenomenal experience.“Hopefully I haven’t competed in it for the last time, I would 100% consider competing in the series again.
With the experience we have and with the enthusiasm that the Mansell team have, and our history in motorsport and the car industry, we are looking at doing things a little bit differently.Nigel’s son Leo may be managing the collection, but Nigel himself will be overseeing the operation and will be dropping into the showroom as regularly as possible – so be prepared to buy your car from a racing giant!In addition to being the Managing Director at The Mansell Collection, Leo is also an experienced racing driver himself, having competed several times in the Le Mans Series and the gruelling 24 hour Le Mans race.The race has been held annually since 1923 near the town of Le Mans, France and is the world’s oldest active sports car race in endurance racing. Here, we take a look back at the greatest father-son (and father-daughter) family legacies in racing history, just in time for upcoming Father's Day.There's good reason why we started our list with the Andrettis. To have the collection upstairs is the cherry on the top which gives us the opportunity to be a unique place and to hopefully sell a product which people will be very happy with.“The feedback from the local community has been great so far, our neighbours have been really pleased that such a historical building has been restored. Paul also took to racing like his dad, but quickly switched to team management, where his team won 8 team titles in Formula 3.The Finnish-born Keke didn't begin his F1 career until the ripe old age of 29, in 1978. The Mansell Collection is a two-part business based in Jersey; on the one hand it is a car sales business, on the other a museum detailing the record breaking career of Nigel.Based in a stunning 1920’s art deco building, visitors can expect to see cars for sale ranging from a £5000 Suzuki swift or Mini, through to an Audio R8 or a Ferrari California. Floor 2, 1 Livsey Street, Rochdale, Greater Manchester, OL16 1SS, United KingdomThe Premier Information Tool for the Construction, Hospitality, Rail and Retail Industries!