Retro Silkscreen Racing Posters

silkscreen print

Silkscreening is an art-form that’s being rapidly rediscovered by a new generation of artists who find the process of digitally printing out their work to be a little too impersonal. Silkscreening was first invented in China during the Song Dynasty over a thousand years ago, it was then adapted and evolved throughout other Asian countries…

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Hasselblad Print

Hasselblad Print

For the uninitiated, Hasselblad is a Swedish manufacturer of medium-format cameras that have been in operation since the mid-1800s. The company started life as a trading company under the name F. W. Hasselblad and Co. but it wasn’t until the founder’s son Arvid Viktor Hasselblad became acutely fascinated with photography that the famous name first…

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Le Mans – 1971

le mans

As the start of Le Mans draws closer over the coming hours I’ve been researching to find something suitably Le Mansy to feature on Silodrome, after a little hunting I discovered that the entire 1971 Steve McQueen film “Le Mans” is available to watch on YouTube. I’ve added it above for your pre-Le Mans viewing…

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Carburettor Lamp by Futility Studios

carburettor lamp

The attention to detail on this lamp is so good it stopped me in my tracks – it’s been so well thought-out that it looks as though it came from the factory like this, though in reality it’s made from parts sourced from a wide array of different vintage vehicles. The carburettor was pulled out…

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Jenny + Heidi by Lanakila MacNaughton

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Jenny + Heidi is a series of photographs by Lanakila MacNaughton – the talent behind The Women’s Moto Exhibit. One of the standout features of Lanakila’s work is the lack of sexualisation of her subjects, she photographs women riding their own motorcycles as they usually dress and doesn’t tart them up in slinky outfits in…

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Iconic Images: Mercedes-Benz

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Mercedes-Benz have been searching through public archives and reaching out to current and former owners for interesting, historic or iconic photographs featuring their automobiles – It’s resulted in a huge array of fascinating images coming out of the woodwork, some of which I’ve included below. My favourite is the picture below of Karl Kling’s collision with…

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Handlebar Field Guide

motorcycle handlebar types

When it comes to motorcycle handlebars, I had no idea how much I didn’t know until I came across the below poster on Etsy. For just $15 USD the poster makes an excellent addition to the wall in any garage, it measures 11″ x 17″ and it’s printed on 100% recycled card stock. Grab yours…

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Supermarine Spitfire Blueprints

Supermarine Spitfire Blueprints

The beautiful Supermarine Spitfire blueprints you see here are made using the old fashioned method – ammonia activated paper on a traditional Diazit blueprint machine. Each measures 36″ x 24″ and includes a wealth of information about the iconic aircraft on either side of some nicely detailed illustrations, making it the perfect wall-piece for a garage, shed,…

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BMW 2002 Tee by Cars for a Cure

BMW 2002

The BMW 2002 is a car that came into being through a remarkable coincidence that occurred in a BMW workshop in 1967. Helmut Werner Bönsch (BMW’s director of product planning) and Alex von Falkenhausen (designer of the M10 engine) both had a 2 litre engine fitted to their stock BMW 1600-2 company cars, this gave…

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Ferrari Dino 156 F1 Sharknose

Ferrari Dino 156 F1 Sharknose Model Scale

The Sharknose Ferrari is without a doubt one of the most famous vintage Formula 1 cars to ever turn a wheel in anger. Officially called the Ferrari 156 F1, it was powered by a 65 degree 1.5 litre V6 that was switched out mid-season for a new and more powerful unit designed by Carlo Chiti…

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Climb Dance

Climb Dance short film

The film “Climb Dance” is an iconic piece of motorsport cinéma vérité filmmaking from 1988 by director Jean Louis Mourey. Using multiple cameras mounted to a four-wheel drive Peugeot 405 Turbo 16 GR, Mourey spliced together a stunning series of brutal sequences that capture the raw, golden era of rally far better than still images…

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Railroad Tracks Wallpaper

Railroad Tracks Wallpaper

This stunning wallpaper was sent in by a regular reader earlier this week, we don’t have a whole lot of information to go on regarding its origins so if you know who took it, please get in touch and let us know. The full-size version is below, it measures 2560 x 1440 pixels and can…

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