Donald Campbell’s Bluebird Helmet

Donald Campbell's Bluebird Helmet

Over the course of his too-short life, Donald Campbell broke 8 world speed records on both land and water in the 1950s and 1960s – including the historic feat of setting both land and water speed records in the same year (1964). This helmet was used by Campbell in 1963 and 1964 whilst he was…

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Documentary: The Banger Boys

The Banger Boys Film

The Banger Boys is a 1976 documentary by New Decade Films, it covers the life and times of a group of “banger boys” – men who find still functional cars in junkyards and take them out for one last hurrah on one of Britain’s many dirt tracks. Banger racing is still a hugely popular sport…

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Graham Hill’s Griffin Clubman Helmet

Graham Hill's Griffin Clubman Helmet

Graham Hill is remembered as one of the most talented Formula One drivers of the 1960s and ’70s, he’s still the only driver to win the elusive Triple Crown of Motorsport – the Monaco Formula One Grand Prix, Le Mans and the Indy 500. This helmet was used by Hill in the 1974 season, just…

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Range Rover Classic Two-Door

Range Rover Classic

In 1970 the Rover Company rolled out a new two-door 4×4 called the Range Rover. It’s not known if they had any inkling how important this new model would be, or if they had any realistic idea just how popular a road-friendly luxury 4×4 would be both in Britain and around the world. It’s possible…

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Bell Bullitt Carbon Ace Cafe Black Jack Helmet

Bell Bullitt Carbon Ace Cafe Black Jack Helmets

The new-for-2016 Bell Bullitt Carbon Ace Cafe Black Jack Helmet is a collaborative effort between the iconic London cafe – after which the term “cafe racer” was likely coined, and Bell Helmets. It features a monochromatic Union Jack emblazoned over a low-profile carbon composite shell with a tinted visor. Internally the helmet has a multi-density…

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AC Aceca-Bristol Coupe

AC Aceca-Bristol

The AC Aceca-Bristol was built from 1956 as a more powerful variant of the AC Aceca, the addition of the Bristol suffix denoted the fitment of the 2 litre inline-6 engine from Bristol Cars – the eccentric English automobile manufacturer with close ties to BMW. Whereas the in-house developed AC engine produced 90 hp from its…

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Aston Martin Virage Cutaway

Aston Martin V8 Virage Cutaway

In 1988 at the Birmingham Motor Show Aston Martin introduced their new sports coupe – the Virage. At its heart was a 32-valve 5.3 litre V8 with Callaway-designed heads and Weber-Marelli fuel injection, it was capable of 330 hp and 364 lb ft of torque – putting it very close to supercar performance territory at the…

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MG Speed Trials at Bonneville Salt Flats – 1956

MG EX181

In its post-WWII heyday MG produced a series of world-beating land speed racers, more often than not piloted by the eccentric Captain George Eyston and his contemporaries. In 1956 the Captain partnered with Johnny Lockett and American driver Ken Miles in a bespoke MG EX179 Together they set a Class F record of 141.81 mph…

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Ford Escort Mk1 RS2000-R

Ford Escort Mk1 5

The Ford Escort Mk1 is perhaps Ford’s single largest success outside of the United States, over 2 million were built between 1968 and 1975, and the name still carries significant weight in the UK and much of Europe. The formula of the Mk1 was relatively simple, it had a stamped steel body, MacPherson strut independent…

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Aston Martin V8

Aston Martin V8

The Aston Martin V8 and the Aston Martin DBS represented a significant shift in styling for the British automaker, gone were the curves of the DB4, DB5, and DB6 – replaced by more modern lines that many have suggested were inspired by the Jensen Interceptor and the Ford Mustang. The new Aston Martin V8 was…

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