The No. 56 Team RLL BMW
(GTLM) passes the No.
36 NGT Porsche (GTD) in
Photo: Camden Thrasher.
14 HOW WE ARRIVED: A journey through sports car history from the first
races in Watkins Glen in 1948 to present day.
36 THE FIRST TUDOR CHAMPIONSHIP RACE: A brief look back at the first
race of a new era.
44 THE ESSENCE OF SPORTS CAR RACING: Sports car racing runs at
different speeds thanks to four distinct classes. Add in driver changes
and races up to 24 hours in length and you can begin to understand the
52 LUST & DESIRE: Why do we find sports cars and the like so darn
54 THE WORLD OF TUDOR: TUDOR don’t just sponsor sports car racing,
they live it. Learn more about the brand that has done everything from
supply the U.S. Navy to collaborate with Ducati.
60 MECHANICAL BEAUTY: Racing has become the land of composite
materials and digital bits. Even so, machined parts still have their place.
66 THE BOLD. THE BRILLIANT. THE BEAUTIFUL: 24 cars that fit the bill.
76 RACECAR IN YOUR GARAGE: There are a lot of great forms of
motorsport, but sports car racing has the closest bloodline to cars we
drive and desire.
84 THE CRAFTSMEN: Without them, racecars don’t live and breathe.
92 LIFESTYLE - SCOTT PRUETT: When he’s not racing, he’s cultivating fine
wine and helping children learn their 123s and ABCs.
96 LIFESTYLE - BILL AUBERLEN: The longtime BMW driver has a serious
penchant for speed and making things that go fast.
100 LIFESTYLE - TRISTAN NUNEZ: What do most 18-years olds do? Play
some sports, music and video games. Nunez does all that… when he’s
not driving a Prototype Mazda.
104 ECCENTRICS & OUTLIERS: Sports car drivers can come from all walks of
life. You might have heard of a few of them.
110 IF THIS CONCRETE COULD TALK: From Fangio to Elford to Holbert to
Kristensen to Pruett and others, this concrete has been their field of play
for 64 years.
116 ABOUT THE SERIES: The TUDOR United SportsCar Championship visits
some iconic American racetracks. Max Angelelli, Bill Auberlen and
Patrick Long talk about four of them.
118 IN CLOSING
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