BMW M1

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The BMW M1 is a car that’s remarkable for a few reasons, it was to be BMW’s first mid-engined car and quickly became one of the most iconic supercars of the late 1970s. Originally co-developed as a joint BMW-Lamborghini automobile, BMW quickly took over the project and applied strict German precision to all elements of…

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Škoda Popular Sport “Monte Carlo” Wallpaper

Skoda Popular Sport Monte Carlo

Škoda is an automobile manufacturer that we don’t generally associate with ground-breaking design, but over the 120 year history of the Czech automobile manufacturer’s history they have produced a surprising number of beautiful motor cars. The model you see above is the special “Monte Carlo” version of the Škoda Popular Sport, the company had tasked…

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Supercharged: The Grand Prix Car – Documentary

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Supercharged: The Grand Prix Car is a slightly older documentary about some of the greatest years in Grand Prix racing – the 1924 to 1939 period. I don’t think any other era of motor racing has ever matched the sheer pace of innovation see in the pre-WWII years, and it’s unlikely that we’ll see anything…

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Porsche 944 Turbo

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The Porsche 944 Turbo was the pinnacle of 944 development, which itself had started with an ill-fated agreement between Porsche, VW and Audi to co-develop a car that would share a common platform. VW eventually pulled out of the arrangement so Porsche bought the rights to the project and carried on – eventually releasing the…

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Ferrari 250 LM

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The Ferrari 250 LM was one of Enzo Ferrari’s first dalliances with mid-engine configured cars – he had stubbornly persisted with front mounted V12 for years despite the staggering successes of men like John Cooper and their lightweight, mid-engined, race winning Grand Prix cars. The new 250 LM would be fitted with a rear-mid mounted…

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Alfa Romeo 2000 GTAm

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In 1967 Alfa Romeo unveiled the 2000 GTAm – a race version of the ever popular Giulia Sprint GT with an enlarged engine, a lightweight body and styling that could only have been the work of Giugaro. The fundamental body shape used by the 2000 GTAm is shared right across the model series, though the…

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Porsche 356 Emory Outlaw

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The Emory family have been a major influence on the American custom scene since just after WWII, when Grandpa Neil Emory co-founded the Valley Custom Shop in 1948. Neil had a major impact on the rapidly evolving DNA of the American hot rod through the ’50s and into the ’60s. In 1962 was brought in…

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1967 Shelby Mustang GT500

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The Shelby Mustang GT500 is considered by many to be one of the peaks of early muscle car development – from the golden age of the American V8. It was developed as the even-more-insane version of the already fast GT350 – using Ford’s 428 cubic inch (7.0 litre) Cobra Jet V8 in place of the…

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Aston Martin at Le Mans – 1959

Aston Martin at Le Mans

Aston Martin at Le Mans is a 30 minute film covering the entry of the British marque at the 1959 Le Mans, lead by driver Stirling Moss. The racing effort in ’59 was entrusted to the beautiful Aston Martin DBR1, a car that had been introduced in 1956 and evolved in iterations until the end of…

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For Sale: James May’s Porsche 911

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This is James May’s 1984 Porsche 911 Carrera and it’s a significant motor car for two reasons. Firstly, it belongs to James May. And secondly, it’s a 1984 model. Well-read Porschephiles will tell you that the 1984 model year is very significant for the 911 as it saw the introduction of the new 3.2 litre…

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Jaguar XK120 Supersonic by Ghia

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In 1953 the Italian designer Giovanni Savonuzzi created a one-off Alfa Romeo that was destined to race in the Mille Miglia of the same year – the design of this ill-fated Alfa would cause a shockwave that was felt around the world, and is now widely remembered as one of the most significant “jet age”…

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