Once upon a time, long before the Penske fleet …


One of the very first Big Race Car Transporters on the racing scene, parked here at the Palm Springs Airport in November 1956. The hot-rodded GMC tractor hauled this Fruehauf trailer designed to carry three race cars and fitted with stove, refrigerator, sink, well-stocked liquor and Champagne bar, and four pull-down sleep bunks. The two John Edgar-owned Ferraris are (left) the former factory 1954 Le Mans-winning 375 Plus s/n 0396AM (rebodied by Scaglietti) and the 1955 Carroll Shelby-driven Palm Springs-race winning 410 Sport s/n 0598CM. An Edgar 550 Porsche Spyder rests snugly inside the famous, gleaming rig topped with observation deck from which Gary Cooper, among others, watched the Palm Springs sports car road races. Edgar Motorsport Archive Photo by Lester Nehamkin.

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Nobody does IndyCar team racing quite like Roger …


The other day we were at Sonoma Raceway (Sears Points for those who remember it as such) while doing a photo shoot on a vintage BMW racing car when Roger Penske’s TEAM PENSKE multi-wheeled armada of six transporters rolled in from the east coast for this weekend’s GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma. Stopping everything to grab this shot was irresistible. Photo by William Edgar

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October 2016 Issues Trifecta: 3 feature articles coming out in July.

Ex-Busby 320 Turbo - Photo courtesy owner Cory Muensterman

BIMMER magazine: “SHOWTIME!”  If ever a BMW race car lit up the motorsport stage in the U.S., it was the 320 Turbo. Freshly restored by Jim Busby for a star turn at the Monterey Motorsports Reunion this August, the ex-Jim Busby Racing IMSA 320 Turbo chassis #005 takes a bow. Story by William Edgar, Photography by Nate Hassler. (This photo: Courtesy of the car owner, Cory Muensterman)

Busby Moretti Porsche 935 - Photo Courtesy Jim Busby Racing

EXCELLENCE magazine: “BUZZ BUSBY”  Porsche wasn’t the only marque in Jim Busby’s competition career, but it’s arguably the make that awarded him the most of what he wanted from racing, along with his greatest number of podium finishes as both driver and entrant. Story by William Edgar, Photography by Porsche and Jim Busby Racing. (This photo: Courtesy of Jim Busby Racing)

Moeller 312 T5 - Photo William Edgar

FORZA magazine: “SECOND LIFE”  Retired by the factory after the 1980 F1 season, this Ferrari 312 T5 chassis #046 has found a new career in over 20 years of vintage racing under owner Bud Moeller, who will drive the car at Elkhart Lake in July, and at the Monterey Motorsports Reunion in August. Story and Photography by William Edgar. 

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Jim Busby’s Ferrari 400i GTC is alive, mean, and loud of song!

Jim Busby Ferrari 400i GTC - Photo courtesy of Jim Busby Racing

See the 20th Anniversary June 2016 Issue of FORZA magazine for William Edgar’s 6-page feature article “Competition Conversion: Jim Busby builds the 400i race car that Ferrari never did”, with article photography by Nate Hassler. The one-off Ferrari Special was trophied at Bruce Meyer’s June 19, 2016 Rodeo Drive Concours in Beverly Hills, and will be seen again in Gordon McCall’s Motorworks Revival at the Monterey Jet Center on August 17th and at The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering in Carmel Valley on August 19th. The Ferrari’s Jim Busby Racing transforming restoration story, from 1982 tired road car to vibrant “GTC” version that Enzo Ferrari might have built in period, is the narrative of Busby’s dream to create this car and feed his passion. (This photo: Courtesy of Jim Busby Racing.)

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Peter Revson in March/April 2016 issue of Vintage Motorsport

Revson McLaren M8F - William Edgar photo

Days of Glory is William Edgar’s 6-page feature article that profiles Peter Revson in the coming March/April 2016 issue of Vintage Motorsport magazine. After taking pole at the Indianapolis 500, but failing to win the race, Revson scored big in the Canadian-American Challenge Cup series then moved to F1 Grand Prix, where death cut short a stunning racing career. The author recalls those times firsthand. Revson is seen here in the factory Can-Am McLaren M8F at Road Atlanta on the day of his first Can-Am victory in July 1971. William Edgar Photo

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TV Host Spike Feresten’s cars in 2 recent print magazine articles

Photo Esquire Network

Spike Feresten, TV Series Car Matchmaker producer-host, with his 1968 Porsche 911L Lightweight former Trans-Am race car. William Edgar’s 11-page “Poster Car” feature article on this classic Porsche and Feresten’s ownership appeared in the February 2015 issue of Porsche Club of America’s Porsche Panorama magazine. The third season of Car Matchmaker begins on June 22, 2016. Photo Courtesy Esquire Network


Photo by William Edgar

Spike Feresten in West Los Angeles at the wheel of his 1972 Ferrari 365 GTC/4, the subject of William Edgar’s “Fab Four” 5-page article about how Feresten splits the Ferrari’s road time between work/errand runner and fun recreational ride with his wife and their two young sons, featured in the November 2015 issue of Forza magazine. Forza magazine photo by William Edgar

Photo by William Edgar

Spike Feresten with his 1972 Ferrari 365 GTC/4 and production crew members during a studio film shoot for a segment in his popular Car Matchmaker Esquire Network TV series. Forza magazine photo by William Edgar

Photo by Nate Hassler

Spike Feresten “carving canyons” at the wheel of his Porsche 911L Lightweight in the coastal mountains above Malibu California. Unpublished Photo Courtesy of the Porsche Panorama article’s photographer Nate Hassler

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Two New Porsche Articles in time for 2015 Rennsport Reunion V

Bridgehampton Trans Am - June 23, 1968

Above: EXCELLENCE magazine (current November 2015 issue) has William Edgar’s 5-page feature article “Heavyweight Lightweight” about Bob Bailey’s Porsche 911L Under-2-Liter SCCA Trans-Am race car that first owner Bailey raced in 1968-69 and today, after assorted homes and restorations, owns for a second time and road rallies with his son Cannon Bailey. Photo Courtesy Bob Bailey Collection: Bob Bailey standing with his 911L on grid at the Bridgehampton Trans-Am race of June 23, 1968.

Below: VINTAGE MOTORSPORT magazine (current Sep/Oct 2015 issue) has Edgar’s 6-page feature article “The General Kilpatrick Speedster Lives On” about Ernie Nagamatsu’s “Number Seven” 1958 Kilpatrick Porsche Speedster that survived 55,000 miles of road racing while owned and driven by California Air National Guard Brigadier General James R. Kilpatrick.  Purchased in 1997 by Nagamatsu and restored to period racing specs and livery, the Speedster has returned to competition in today’s historic road racing. Photo Courtesy Ernie Nagamatsu Collection: Elaine Nagamatsu and her husband Ernie pose with the Kilpatrick Speedster and two more of their iconic FIA-certified race cars, Old Yeller II and a Shelby Cobra.  

[Update: Both of these Porsches were at Rennsport Reunion V, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Monterey, the last weekend in September 2015. The 911L was displayed in the Heritage Tent. The Kilpatrick Speedster was raced on track by owner Ernie Nagamatsu.]

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