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The BMW Seattle Classic Motorcar Rally is pleased to announce the feature car for the 1999 event. It is the 1955 Nardi Blue Ray I. The Nardi Blue Ray (Raggio Azzura) I, designed for the 1955 auto shows at Turin, Paris and New York, is owned by Jim Simpson, who also owns the Blue Ray II. Jim is a resident of Whidbey Island, through which the 1999 Rally will pass. It was built on a Lancia Panamerican road-racing tubular chassis from the Lancia B20 Coupe. This one-off show car design offers 190 bhp at 5500 rpm and is capable of 140 mph.

To see the Blue Ray I and have a fantastic weekend of vintage rallying, join us June 10-13th, 1999.

The Nardi Blue Ray I features a large, central headlight.

Clearly a show car, bumper protection is minimal.

The following sponsors provided support for the BMW Seattle Classic Motorcar Rally:

BMW Seattle

Manresa Castle

Chateau Veuve Clicquot

Phil Smart, Inc. Mercedes-Benz

The Mayflower Park Hotel

Grand Prix Motors Limited

Sports Car Market Magazine

Sudden Promosource


Autoworks - Steve Tucker

Cosmopolitan Motors

Joseph Euro - The Wine Cellar

Craig Burlingame Photography

Through the support of our sponsors and participants, over $10,000 was raised to help deserving students plan for college through services from College Planning Network. Thank you.

The central vents and scoops are functional and the double-bubble top allows for a low roofline.