Lola F1R – Road-Legal Formula 1 Car

The Lola F1R is the result of a bet between Lola engineers about whether it was possible to build something close to a Formula 1 car, that would be UK road registrable. The UK has notoriously finicky road restrictions, despite (or perhaps because of) the fact that southern England has more motorsport engineering companies than…

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1969 Chevrolet Camaro

The Chevrolet Camaro thundered onto American roads in late 1966, as 1967-badged models sitting on the new GM F-body platform. The Camaro was a direct response to the Ford Mustang, and like the Mustang it was offered with both mild-mannered inline-6s and thundering V8s. The most budget-friendly of the new Camaros was the 230 cubic inch…

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2017 Jaguar XKSS

In early 2016, Jaguar announced that they would be restarting the production of the XKSS to complete the 9 cars that were destroyed in a mysterious factory fire in 1957. Jaguar had originally set aside 25 D-Type racing chassis to be made road-legal and sold to American enthusiasts like Steve McQueen. The British marque had ceased…

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Group B 30th Anniversary Art Box

The Group B 30th Anniversary Box is the work of Ricardo Santos, a Portuguese artist and art director whose work has been featured in Top Gear Magazine, on Motorsport Retro, RACER Magazine, and a host of other top tier publications. As a former rally co-driver himself, Ricardo is fascinated with racing – particularly from the ’80s…

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1968 Pontiac Firebird Ram Air II

The Pontiac Firebird Ram Air II was the highest-performing Firebird you could buy in 1968, its thunderous L67 400 cubic inch V8 was capable of 340 bhp, and it could cheerfully wipe the floor with almost any other pony car being mass-produced in the USA. John DeLorean had initially planned for the Banshee I to…

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Dodge 330 Lightweight Max Wedge

The Dodge 330 Lightweight was developed by the iconic American automaker with a view to increasing their “competitive visibility”. The performance program was the brainchild of new company president Lynn Townsend, a man who had been working accounting books since early childhood in his father’s auto garage. He had become concerned by the lack of Dodge…

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Documentary: One Leap Ahead

One Leap Ahead is a documentary about Jaguar filmed in 1961 – a year that was significant, as it’s when the production of the E-Type began (known as the XKE in some markets). The film starts out with some wonderful footage of a pristine Mark II – nicknamed the “Gentleman’s Express” and popular with bank robbers…

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1946 Oldsmobile ICON Derelict Coupe

The ICON Derelict series of cars are built by Jonathan Ward and his team in Los Angeles, California. Each Derelict has a patinated original body, with entirely modern underpinnings and a drivetrain that can out run the vast majority of modern motor cars. The donor car for this build was an original 1946 Oldsmobile that…

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1953 Chevrolet Corvette

In 1953 Chevrolet introduced the EX-122 Corvette show car at the GM Motorama, at the Waldorf-Astoria hotel in New York. They were using the concept as a gauge to measure interest in a new Chevrolet sports car – the interest from the press and the general public was overwhelming. Production was approved and the model…

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1956 Ford F100 Panel Truck

The Ford F100 series of pickup trucks are loved in the United States and around the world for their simple, approachable design, and reliable load-carrying ability. Over the past few years classic car collectors have been turning their attention to classic trucks and 4x4s, and unusual factory-built vehicles like this 1956 Ford F100 Panel Truck…

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1971 Steyr-Puch Haflinger

The Steyr-Puch Haflinger was developed in the late 1950s as a replacement for the ageing American-built Jeeps that were still being used by the Austrian military. The engineering that went into the unusual looking Haflinger was outstanding, and despite its unconventional appearance its capabilities as an off-roader are exceptional. The head engineer was Erich Ledwinka,…

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