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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Skyline GT-R Hakosuka Tee

Skyline GT-R Hakosuka

Cars for a Cure is a clothing company that donates 20% of its revenue to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation®. It was founded by Mason Watson, a young car designer who tragically lost his mother to the disease in 2008. This t-shirt is the latest design from Cars for a Cure, it features the iconic…

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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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Tesla Model M

Tesla Model M

The Tesla Model M is a new motorcycle concept being shown here on Silodrome exclusively thanks to well-known designer Jans Slapins, the man who created the very popular Lamborghini Rat Rod and BMW Urban Racer concepts. Jans specialises in creating vehicles that are right on the edge of what is possible, and while it’s unlikely…

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Escape Traveller

Escape Traveller Tiny House

The Escape Traveller is the answer to the daydreams many of us share, it’s a self contained home on wheels that can be towed from campsite to campsite on a country-wide tour, or it can be towed to a country property and parked more permanently – as a minimalist home away from the rat race….

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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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Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider

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The Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider was the first car that the storied Italian company ever produced specifically for the American market, at its heart it was essentially a drop-top version of the 250 GT Berlinetta – with an aluminium hood, doors and boot lid to save weight. Enzo Ferrari had been convinced by…

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Duesenberg Model SJ

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The Duesenberg Model SJ was to be one of the finest and fastest cars ever produced by the storied American luxury automobile manufacturer. Each of the J and SJ models were fitted with the straight-8 engine that had been designed by the Duesenberg brothers in the 1920s for motor racing. This engine was decades ahead…

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Škoda Popular Sport “Monte Carlo” Wallpaper

Skoda Popular Sport Monte Carlo

Škoda is an automobile manufacturer that we don’t generally associate with ground-breaking design, but over the 120 year history of the Czech automobile manufacturer’s history they have produced a surprising number of beautiful motor cars. The model you see above is the special “Monte Carlo” version of the Škoda Popular Sport, the company had tasked…

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The Amazing Brennan Helicopter

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The Brennan Helicopter was the brainchild of British inventor Louis Philip Brennan, a man who had been fascinated with the concept of the helicopter and had been developing his own designs since 1884. Perhaps his greatest innovation was the development of a flight-capable rotating wing aircraft that used twin propellers attached to the helicopter blades…

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