The amazing story of ATS, aka Automobili Turismo e Sport. Who?! Back in 1961 top engineers like the legendary Bizzarini and Chiti were fired from Ferrari and soon formed a company of their own. That company was ATS who went on to build the stunning 2500GT road car and a highly questionable F1 car. It's David vs Goliath, but who wins?
Was the Porsche 917/30 really the "Can-Am Killer"? Did it really make 1500hp? Ficarra takes a deep dive on Porsche and Penske's participation in the greatest race series of all time, from the development of the mighty 917/10 to the dominance of the 917/30 Turbo Panzer.
The first of John's histories on his own channel, Ficarra Classic! What do you do when your cars are being accused of killing people? You go racing! The amazing origin story of Audi's first road race car since the 1930's, the unstoppable 1988 Audi 200 Quattro Trans-Am.
John tells the behind the scenes story of the 1965 24 Hours of Le Mans winning Ferrari 250LM, the last Ferrari to win Le Mans overall.
Over 1.5 million views on VINwiki Car Stories!
John tells the tale of the infamous Whittington Brothers and their 1979 24 Hours of Le Mans overall winning Porsche Kremer 935 K3.
Almost 800,000 views on VINwiki Car Stories!
Show concept sizzler for a TV series based on John Ficarra's research into the amazing, and almost unbelievable 1970-80's auto racing era that involved drug smuggling, murder, and mayhem.
Having fun talking about some of the greatest "creative interpreters of the rules" in auto racing, including Smokey Yunick and Team Penske.
Almost 2,000,000 views on VINwiki Car Stories!
VINwiki did John the honor of putting together his top ten viewed videos into one compilation. It you have a couple of hours to burn sit down and have a listen!
John hosts the story of the discovery and purchase of the Brumos Collection's 1968 Porsche 911 known as the "Bahama Mama", now owned by noted automotive artist, Kelly Telfer.
A film by Sean Fannin.
Continuing his mission to keep car history alive, John tells the story of the most out-of-the-box F1 race car in history, the Tyrrell P34.
Over 400,000 views on VINwiki Car Stories!
John tells the story of one of his racing heroes, Tazio Nuvolari, who won the 1935 German Grand Prix at the Nürburgring against all odds in an outdated, outpowered Alfa Romeo P3 Tipo B.
The story of the forgotten Indy speed demon, Leon Duray, and his 300hp, front wheel drive Miller 91 Indy car. This is back in day when most racetracks in the US were made of wood and Indy was made of 3.2 million bricks. No seatbelts, no rollcages, just magnificent mustaches and machines!