This photo from the 2009 ALMS race at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca makes me happy because it’s a Lola-Mazda, which is always a good thing, and the Dyson Racing/Mazda livery is loaded with beautiful colors. Sometimes happiness is just that…

Tyrrell 019

This photo not only makes me happy, it also brings me back to a time where small Formula 1 teams had the freedom to try something different to overcome their financial or staffing deficiencies. The 1990 Tyrrell 019 design,…

Porsche Indy car

This photo makes me happy. Porsche’s unique front-turbo packaging in the March 90P chassis was the first of its kind, and while the car wasn’t capable of giving Teo Fabi back-to-back wins at Mid-Ohio, it looked and sounded incredible….

Ford GT40

This photo makes me extremely happy. A pair of iconic Ford GT40s, seen on pit lane for the 1967 12 Hours of Sebring, with the updated No. 2 Mk IIB driven by A.J. Foyt and Lloyd Ruby in front…

Lloyd Ruby Lightning Offy 1977 Indy 500

This photo makes me happy. Lloyd Ruby’s No. 10 Lightning-Offy, 1977 Indy 500, and all of its slimline glory and mechanical complexity. Ruby started 19th and finished 27th.

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Marshall Pruett