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This is the Winningest Ferrari Ever

Would you care to guess what the most winning Ferrari chassis (in period) in history is? It’s not an ex-Formula One car and it isn’t an Indy racer. It is chassis number #0672, this 625/250 TRC. Ordered new from Ferrari in 1957 by Mr. John von Neumann, an accomplished racer in his own right, along with another 625 TRC both fitted with 2.5L ex-Le Mans four-cylinders. John’s assistant was Mr. Richie Ginther, who ran John’s stable of race cars and also competed along with John, effectively creating a very winning race team.

After a few races, John ordered the first 250TR engine (#0750TR) and had Richie shoehorn the big V-12 into the diminutive TRC (and this is the only TRC with a factory V-12). So how successful was it? Well, it won the Grand Prix of Mexico and races in Laguna Seca, Salt Lake City, Riverside, Nassau, Santa Barbara, Palm Springs, Pomona, Sacramento, and the list continues. It took on all challengers and frequently beat them. The car was so successful in fact, that even after the car was sold in 1961 to Mr. Otto Zipper it continued winning into the 1962 season with Ken Miles at the helm! Imagine a top tier, five-year old race car winning today! It was simply a state of the art combination of the gorgeous, light TRC body and a strong, reliable three-liter engine.

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Rolf Sigrist
Rolf Sigrist
2 years 5 months ago

It will not get better than this. Congratulations to Bruce for owning/cartaking this design and engineering masterpiece…and many thanks to him for sharing it in the way we all love it ! Excellent presentation by Petrolicious as well !!

David Lord
David Lord
2 years 6 months ago

Every feature on this website is an equal in ART to the Automobile featured….beautiful in terms of the visual execution of it, the craftsmanship of the vehicle selected and the joy of owners who speak of their affection.

Petrolicious is one of the best sites setting itself apart; first by word and image …and then confirming it often with the word “caretaker”; which is what it is all about…..

Beautifully and professionally done…thanks

Redvers Arnold
Redvers Arnold
2 years 6 months ago

Stunning photography and what a fantastic car

Mike Himber
Mike Himber
2 years 6 months ago

My God! It doesn’t get any better than that!

Rasto Mahdal
Rasto Mahdal
2 years 6 months ago

Wáú…,cavallino rampante !!! 🙂

Bradley Price
Bradley Price
2 years 6 months ago

Tremendous video!

Rob
Rob
2 years 6 months ago

WOW! WOW! WOW!
One of the most beautiful sounding engines I’ve ever heard.
And yes, also one of the most beautiful Ferrari’s ever made as well.
Just loved listening him rowing through the gears.
This truly is a special car with it’s history.
Awesome video (once again) Petrolicious.

Craig Maggio
Craig Maggio
2 years 6 months ago

Epic, this is by far one of the best videos you’ve ever produced, the picture and the sound were overwhelming. The sound of the Ferrari V12 going through the gears brought tears, Thanks for Bruce Meyer sharing this joy.

Beck
Beck
2 years 6 months ago

Bruce is certainly right about this car checking every box there is; the breath-taking body lines, the immense sounds from the V12, and all that motorsport history behind it. I had some nice ear-buds jammed in (as I always do with Petrolicious videos), and maaaan did that piece of fine machinery give me goosebumps. I have to say, the sequence of dawn/dusk shots starting at 2:58 were simply brilliant! This feature has got to be one of my favorites from you guys. Cheers!

Harry Thompson
Harry Thompson
2 years 6 months ago

Excellent as always. It may sound crazy, but the well placed Mobil Pegasus logo always looks good on cars and bikes from this period. You guys may be tired of this, but where was this filmed? My guess is Hwy 33 N of Ojai.

Matthew Lange
Matthew Lange
2 years 6 months ago

Gorgeous video as always. The other 625TRC chassis 680 also featured a (non period fitted) 250 V12 when it was sold by RM a couple of years ago. http://rmauctions.com/lots/lot.cfm?lot_id=1049442 as the sale included its original 4 cylinder engine it might be back in its original configuration now?

Jim Valcarcel
Jim Valcarcel
2 years 6 months ago

In my earlier comment I mentioned seeing Bruce on the freeway in LA. Here is a photo of him doing just that. Driving on the Freeway in LA. I did not take this photo and do not know who it was that took it. But a friend of mine emailed it to me and I had in on my computer.

Jim Valcarcel
Jim Valcarcel
2 years 6 months ago

Sorry I will try to attach the photo again.

ElGato
ElGato
2 years 6 months ago

You guys nailed the sound, once again, thanks for doing it up right where it counts.

BiTurbo228
BiTurbo228
2 years 6 months ago

I must admit I am absolutely loving the focus on engine noise in the last few videos. It’s definitely one of my favourite things about cars in general, and classics in particular.

Dustin Rittle
Dustin Rittle
2 years 6 months ago

This car sounds like what a orgasm feels like. I hate to be so blunt about it but i had the speakers way up on this computer to listen to that beast. This car won at all most all of the big name tracks back in that day that is no easy task. Add to the fact that 5 years later its still winning! I think the Ferrari 250 GTO might have a challenger for best Ferrari but i guess it takes a Ferrari to beat one haha:D

Andreas Lavesson
Andreas Lavesson
2 years 6 months ago

Another fantastic production. Fantastic guy, fantastic car, fantastic sound and let’s not forget, fantastic filming. The Ferrari V12’s of old have a certain effect on me. I can’t seem to hear one without getting goose bumps and chills.

Brompty
Brompty
2 years 6 months ago

Wow. What a fantastic film/car/owner/story; I do not know where to stop. Can this be made into a film, similar to Urban Outlaw as there is so much to the story of the owner and the car that four mins is way too short?
BTW the piece is missing a title when played (not that this changed my enjoyment).

Afshin Behnia
Afshin Behnia
2 years 6 months ago

We had a wrong version of film embedded before. It’s been corrected now. Thanks for pointing it out.

Dennis White
Dennis White
2 years 6 months ago

Bruce is a driver and has an amazing car collection, but more importantly is just a really good guy. He heads the Checkered Flag 200 support group for LA’s Petersen Museum which is a great organization with a lot of terrific events.

Fantuzzi
Fantuzzi
2 years 6 months ago

Stunning, amazing video, amazing car, and I’m a Maserati man 😉

More 50s racers Petrolicious!

Jim Valcarcel
Jim Valcarcel
2 years 6 months ago

Sorry, indeed his name is spelled Myers. Thanks for the catch;)

Achille
Achille
2 years 6 months ago

Impeccable work, as always. Thank you!
BTW: 0:58 – Bruce Meyer?

Jim Valcarcel
Jim Valcarcel
2 years 6 months ago

If ever there was a car guy Bruce Myer is a car guy. I have seen him drive this very car on the freeways of Los Angeles to car events. Thanks for sharing it here. This is Driving Tastefully at it’s fullest!

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