Hudson-Powered American Racer

Vintage Racing Car

Pre-WWII motor racing is a passion of mine, and it’s a passion shared by many. There’s something approachable about the engineering that went into the cars of the pre-1939 era – many of them can be repaired with little more than a large hammer and an empty Brylcreem tin. This particular car is a custom racer…

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1:12 Scale Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder

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Amalgam is a British model maker renowned for their work creating everything from realistic Formula 1 cars to models of super yachts and exceptionally rare cars that take pride of place on the desks of many of the world’s millionaires and billionaires. The model you see here is a 1-of-1 1:12 Scale Ferrari 250 GT…

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Costin Jaguar Sports Racer

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The history of this Costin Jaguar is quite remarkable, it’s the only one that was ever made and it essentially started life as two separate cars. The body was designed by British aerodynamicist Frank Costin, and created by coachbuilders Williams & Pritchard for the princely sum of £1,250 – almost ten times the price of…

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1989 BMW M3

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The BMW E30 was the first car to be adorned with the tri-colour M3 badge, it first appeared in 1985 and quickly found its way to the top of the leaderboard in many international racing series, as well as the top of the want-list for many young men – including me. One of the most…

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Chevrolet CERV I

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It’s difficult to adequately explain how important the CERV was to the development of the Corvette, and to the American automotive industry as a whole. The CERV acronym stands for Chevrolet Engineering Research Vehicle, and it was essentially a test bed for Zora Arkus-Duntov to experiment with new technologies that would eventually make their way…

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Allard K3

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Sydney Allard produced 7 cars over the short 13 year lifespan of the company, and it’s entirely possible that you’ve never heard of the Allard Motor Company Limited, but its influence has been hugely significant to the world of 20th and 21st century sports cars. Sydney’s most important decision was to take a large American…

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Adler Trumpf Rennlimousine

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The Adler Trumpf Rennlimousine is an automobile that was decade or more ahead of its time, its design influenced the creation of the Porsche 356 and the engineering under its skin was revolutionary for the 1930s. The design of the Trumpf Rennlimousine was largely the result of work completed by German aerodynamicist Paul Jaray. He…

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Bizzarrini P538

Bizzarrini P538

The Bizzarrini P538 is an exceptionally rare Italian motor car that deserves a spot amongst the most beautiful designs to come out of Europe in the mid-1960s. It isn’t known exactly how many were built, it is known with some level of certainty that there were at least two 327 cubic inch Chevrolet Corvette V8…

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The Porsche 911 RSR In The Lobby

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In 2013 at the Grand Prix of Baltimore the 911 RSR belonging to Team Falken Tire was wrecked beyond repair coming off the start line. It was a disaster for the team and left them without a chassis to compete with at the Petit Le Mans – which was due to be held just 5…

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Targa Florio Wallpaper

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The Targa Florio is one of the oldest and most important motor races in the world, it was first run in 1906 when cars where little more than motorised carriages, and it encompassed the entire island of Sicily – with competitors battling it out to lap the island as quickly as the stony dirt roads…

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Porsche 959 Komfort

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The Porsche 959 is famous for many things, but in the United States it’s probably most famous for the fact that it was illegal to import until 1999. During the model’s development Porsche refused to provide the United States Department of Transportation with the four complete 959s they needed for crash testing – and so…

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