AC Ace

AC-Ace-Car-1

The AC Ace is a car that you may never have heard of, but might recognise nonetheless. It’s the car that would form the basis for Carroll Shelby’s AC Cobra, and for a time in the ’60s it was the fastest production car in the world. Years before it was discovered by Shelby, the humble…

Read More

1968 De Tomaso Mangusta

DeTomaso-Mangusta-Car-1

Alejandro de Tomaso was a popular Argentinian racing driver who moved to Italy as a young man, allegedly to escape prosecution in his home country for his part in a political conspiracy that, if successful, would have fundamentally changed the modern face of the country. In the 1950s, shortly after his arrival in Italy, de…

Read More

Range Rover Classic Wallpaper

Vintage Range Rover Wallpaper

The original Range Rover arrived on the scene in 1970 and quickly established the then-new genre of the luxury SUV. The design of the Range Rover was largely developed by the Rover engineers, initially as an aluminium skin to cover the steel body – to make it legal for road testing. The designer loved the…

Read More

Sir Stirling Moss’ Porsche 718

Porsche-RS61-1

The Porsche 718 was a competition focussed evolution of the Porsche 550 Spyder, which had been a very successful car for the still relatively young German marque. The 550 had begun production in 1953 and continued through till 1956, with the final iteration being the 550A. Porsche had established themselves an exceedingly solid platform with…

Read More

Fiat-Abarth Formula Libre Car

Formula-Libre-Car-1

With an estimated value of between €12,000 and €20,000 (roughly $13,500 USD to $22,500 USD), this one of a kind Fiat-Abarth Formula Libre racer is one of the least expensive and most entertaining entries into hill climb racing, Formule Libra racing, or just Ariel Atom spanking track day fun that we’ve seen in recent memory….

Read More

Jaguar E-Type Series 1

Jaguar-E-Type-Series-1-7

The first Jaguar E-Type has since become known as the Series 1, to distinguish it from the latter Series 2 and Series 3. Of course, as is almost always the case, the purists prefer the earlier iterations of the model – so E-Types like the 1964 example you see here are always in high demand….

Read More

Cars From Coffee

Cars and Coffee

This series of paintings was created by Adrian Mitu, an artist and aspiring automotive designer who began painting cars with watercolours, before beginning to experiment with his morning coffee. The series of cars painted with coffee has gone on to become a bit of a sensation, and Adrian’s work has been displayed in galleries and…

Read More

Bond Bug

Bond-Bug-10

The Bond Bug is a British microcar that would have necessitated the invention of the word “quirky”, if it hadn’t already existed. All of us have seen the Bond Bug before, even if we didn’t realise it at the time – in 1977 the designer of the Bug was working for a new sci-fi film…

Read More

Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona

Ferrari-Daytona-Car-1

The Ferrari 365 GTB/4, was released in 1968 at the Paris Salon and quickly had its name unofficially changed by the press to “Ferrari Daytona“, due to the dominant 1/2/3 position finish of the Ferrari branded cars at the 1967 24 Hours of Daytona. The name stuck and although Ferrari never officially adopted it, it’s…

Read More

1953 Cunningham Continental C3

Cunningham-C3-Car-1

The Cunningham Continental C3 is an American car that was built in exceedingly limited numbers in 1952 and ’53 for Briggs Cunningham – the racing driver, team owner, and America’s Cup champion. Briggs already had a long history of taking cars and modifying them for racing, he modified cars built by companies from Buick to…

Read More

Porsche 911 RS Lightweight

Porsche 911 Carrera

Porschephiles around the world will often point to the Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 RS Lightweight as the perfect iteration of the model – its profile, ducktail, wheels and high power-to-weight ratio have been design touchstones for the 911 ever since it was released. 1973 was the first year for the 911 RS, it was offered…

Read More