1953 Cunningham Continental C3

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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…

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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…

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1965 Shelby GT350 R

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The Shelby GT350 R is the slightly more blood-thirsty version of the already fast Shelby GT350, all of the cars started life as stock Mustangs before being sent off to Carroll Shelby’s workshop for some performance oriented modifications. The first order of business when building a GT350 was an axle replacement, the stock unit was…

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All Tore Up: Texas Hot Rod Portraits

All Tore Up Book

All Tore Up: Texas Hot Rod Portraits is the work of photographer George Brainard, he’s been the official photographer of the Day of the Drags and the Lonestar Round Up events in Texas since the early 2000s. After years of covering the cars first and people second he began to slowly realise that the people…

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Lamborghini Miura P400 S

Lamborghini-Miura-

The story of the founding of Lamborghini is almost as famous as the cars produced by the exotic Italian automaker. A significantly condensed version would go something like this: Ferruccio Lamborghini was an extraordinarily wealthy Italian businessman who had made his fortune building tractors from surplus military parts in the years after WWII. He had a…

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Buick Nailhead V8 Dragster

Vintage Dragster

Buick’s “Nailhead” V8 was released in 1953 as an option for the Roadmaster, Century, and Super road-going models, but it quickly found favour on the race tracks and drag strips of North America competing with the legendary Ford Flathead V8. The nickname “Nailhead” was initially meant as a bit of a dig, the valves used…

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1960 Watson Indianapolis Roadster

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The 1960 Watson Indianapolis Roadster is just about the perfect example of the iconic American racer, Indy Roadsters were the dominant design between 1952 and 1965 on the race tracks of North America, and even all these years later they’re still the first thing many people think of when you mention the Indy 500. Indy…

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Lancia Stratos

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The Lancia Stratos, or more correctly, the Lancia Stratos HF (HF standing for High Fidelity) is a car developed by Italian design house Bertone for their fellow Italians over at Lancia. It was to be the first car developed from scratch for the World Rally Championship – specifically for the hotly contested Group 4 class, which…

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Mercedes-Benz Unimog 406

Unimog

The Mercedes-Benz Unimog is known for many things, but perhaps its most extraordinary achievement is that it’s won the brutal Paris-Dakar Rally by accident – on more than one occasion. Many teams competing in the event use the Unimog as their support vehicle, meaning that even though it qualifies in the truck class it has…

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Ferrari 212 Export

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The Ferrari 212 Export was the successor to the hugely successful Ferrari 166, it went on to become an outright winner in many of the era’s great races and helped cement the legend of the still-new automaker. Ferrari offered the 212 in two major variants, the 212 Export which was specifically for racing, and the…

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