Compass360 adds CTF “Art Car” to PWC

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The Compass360 Racing team will make its first 2014 start in the Pirelli World Challenge Championships this weekend at Barber Motorsports Park with a two-class attack and for a great cause.

C360R works with Children’s Tumor Foundation (CTF) Racing4Research to promote awareness, research and seek to find a cure for neurofibromosis (NF). It’s a common yet under-recognized genetic disorder that can cause tumors to grow on nerves throughout the body. NF affects one in every 3,000 people, more than cystic fibrosis, Duchenne muscular dystrophy, and Huntington’s disease combined.

CTF “Art Cars” will appear in both the PWC GTS and Touring Car (TC) classes this weekend, with the livery design inspired by a signature piece of artwork from highly-acclaimed artist and NF Hero Jeffrey Owen Hanson.

Team pro driver Ryan Eversley, a two-time race winner in PWC TC, will be in the team’s No. 70 Subaru WRX-STi this weekend in GTS while team principal Karl Thomson will drive the similar liveried No. 72 Honda Civic Si in TC.

A third car, the No. 71 Honda Civic Si, is entered for Michael DiMeo in TC. The GTS field has 28 cars and entered and TC 6 this weekend.

More information is available via the team website. In the meantime, the cars look good.

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Have a decent tax refund coming? Buy Ayrton Senna’s 1993 Monaco-winning car

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Are you expecting a better than normal tax refund? Did you get a very nice bonus from your company due to the new tax cut?

Well, if you have a good chunk of change hanging around and potentially can be in Monaco on May 11, you can have a chance to bid on the 1993 McLaren-Ford MP4/8A that the late Ayrton Senna drove in — and won — that year’s Monaco Grand Prix.

We’re not just talking about any race winner. It’s also the same car Senna won his sixth Monaco Grand Prix, and the chassis bears the number six.

It’s also the same car Senna piloted to that season’s F1 championship (his third and final title before sadly being killed the next year) and is the first McLaren driven by Senna that’s ever been sold or put up for auction.

The famed Bonhams auction house is overseeing the sale of the car.

“Any Grand Prix-winning car is important, but to have the golden combination of both Senna and Monaco is a seriously rare privilege indeed,” Bonhams global head of motorsport, Mark Osborne, told The Robb Report.

“Senna and Monaco are historically intertwined, and this car represents the culmination of his achievements at the Monegasque track. This is one of the most significant Grand Prix cars ever to appear at auction, and is certainly the most significant Grand Prix car to be offered since the Fangio Mercedes-Benz W196R, which sold for a world record at auction.”

How much might you need? You might want to get a couple of friends to throw in a few bucks as well.

“We expect the car to achieve a considerable seven-figure sum,” Osborne said.

The London newspaper “The Telegraph” predicts the car will sell in the $6.1 million range.”

“This car will set the world record for a Senna car at auction,” Osborne said. “We are as certain as you can be in the auction world.”

While you won’t be able to take the car for a test drive before the auction, it’ll be ready to roar once you pay the price.

“In theory, the buyer could be racing immediately upon receipt of the cleared funds after the auction,” Osborne said. “All systems are primed and ready.”