1932 Ford ‘Hi-Boy’ Roadster

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The 1932 Ford is a car that defied its humble beginnings to become one of the most iconic and important cars ever produced in America. Hot rod history buffs will tell you that the term “hot rod” was coined in the 1930s or ’40s as a reference to the hot camshafts typically fitted to the…

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Brabham Repco BT23A-1

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This interview has been provided by Luke Ray as part of a new collaborative alliance between Fuel Magazine and Silodrome. Peter Simms, like most of the people we talk to for Fuel Magazine stories, is a car nut and always has been. His first project was an 850 Mini back when he was seventeen years old…

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Ford Model T/A Dirt Track Roadster

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Dirt track racing is an American institution, the simple set up of the race track means that it’s a style of racing that could be enjoyed in both country towns and larger cities – and as a spectator you can get close to the action, often separated by just a flimsy wire fence. The cars…

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1935 Avions Voisin C28 Aérosport

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Gabriel Voisin was undoubtably one of the most daring automobile designers the world has ever seen. There can be little question that he stands tall amongst his contemporaries of the twenties and thirties. Gabriel and his brother Charles most likely learned their creative “go getter” attitude to life under the tutelage of their maternal grandfather…

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Daimler SP250

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The Daimler SP250 is a car that can’t be written about without first addressing the elephant in the room – its appearance. Although some do love the way it looks, it seems that most really don’t – some even question exactly what the designers were thinking, and how it got approved for production. Under the…

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How British Motorsport Was Born

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How British Motorsport Was Born is a short film (under 8 minutes) that takes a look at the modern day Brighton Speed Trials, whilst taking a look back at the history of British motorsport. While the team at MotorPunk were at it, they tried their hand at breaking a 90 year old speed record in a proper…

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Morgan Plus 8

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The Morgan Plus 8 is the V8-powered version of the classic roadster that very likely saved the company from a dire fate – a dire fate that many British companies succumbed to throughout the 1970s. The secret to the success of the Plus 8 was its then-new aluminium V8 engine, supplied by Rover after they…

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Bocar XP-5

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The Bocar XP-5 was the fifth experimental prototype design developed by aeronautical engineer Bob Carnes of Denver, Colorado. Bob was an engineer first and foremost, and as is the case with most engineers he was a decidedly logical man. The name of his new racing car company was derived directly from his own name for…

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1962 Ferrari 268 SP

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In the early 1960s Ferrari was in the midst of a giant leap forward in automotive development. The SP series of cars numbered just 6 in total but they were the first of the mid-engined Ferraris, and both their styling and engineering would set trends that would help define the Italian marque for decades to come….

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1978 Porsche 930

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Porsche initially undertook development of the 911 Turbo as a homologation model so they could take part in Group 4 racing – the rules required 400 units to be built within 24 months, and they had to be available for sale through the automaker’s regular dealership network. This original 911 Turbo had the internal designation 930 within the…

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Mini Cooper Cafe Racer

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The Mini was originally developed in the shadow of the 1956 Suez Crisis to meet demand for an economical car that could seat 5 and still have room for luggage. As the story goes, Leonard Lord (the head of BMC) utterly despised German bubble cars, and the fact that they were seeing a popularity surge…

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The Bill Thomas Cheetah GT

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The Cheetah GT is a car built by Bill Thomas and his team with a very specific target in mind – Carroll Shelby and his then new Shelby Cobra. As a race car builder, Bill Thomas had worked with Chevrolet on a number of projects including performance work on the Chevrolet Corsair, Biscaynes and Bel-Airs…

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