1982 South African Grand Prix

1982 South African GP

The 1982 South African Grand Prix was a highly contentious race and it very nearly didn’t take place, the entire field of drivers commandeered a bus and left the circuit in the days leading up to the race, protesting the plans by FISA (The Fédération Internationale du Sport Automobile) to change the terms of the…

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1989 Ferrari F1-89 Formula 1 Car

Ferrari Formula 1 Cars

Car guys all have their own vehicle preferences and aspirations. One of the few aspirations shared by almost all car guys is to own a balls-to-the-wall racing car that would (wife-permitting) be parked in the livingroom during the week, then trailered to the local race track for a little white-knuckle entertainment on weekends. When it…

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Formula One Speaker Dock

Formula One iPhone Speaker Dock

The Formula One Speaker Dock you see above is made from an actual retired right manifold pulled off one of the previous generation V8 F1 cars, customers are given a choice between a Cosworth DFV, a 2006 Renault RS26 or a 2007 Ferrari 056. I’m not particularly well-versed in the trickery and magic of high-end hifi…

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Stirling Moss and a Cup of Tea

Tea For Moss

The image above is undoubtably one of the most English things I’ve ever seen, it was taken in 1959 and shows British Formula 1 driver and racing legend Sir Stirling Moss enjoying a hot cup of tea in the cockpit of his Vanwall grand prix racing car. A couple of years earlier in 1957 Vanwall…

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Supercharged: Grand Prix Cars 1924-1939

Manfred von Brauchitsch is airborne in his Mercedes Benz at Melbourne Rise. Donington Grand Prix.

Warning: This film contains graphic racing accident footage including 2-3 probable fatalities, don’t click the play button if you’re likely to find that upsetting. Supercharged: Grand Prix Cars 1924-1939 is a vintage film that covers some of the formative years of Grand Prix racing, it’s a fascinating look at some of the most technologically advanced…

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Niki Lauda Explains Formula 1 – 1985

Niki-Lauda-Alain-Prost-McLaren

  This film, titled Niki Lauda Explains Formula 1, is a 1985 documentary that explains the F1 cars and technologies of the era. It’s a remarkable opportunity to see Lauda in the post-Rush days and listen to him explaining car balance, transmissions and engines from the midst of the original turbo era. It’s just under 20…

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James Hunt Wallpaper

James_Hunt

Many of you have been asking where you can get a high-resolution download of that James Hunt picture we added on Facebook yesterday, I’ve added it above in a 1200 pixel wide desktop wallpaper ready format, all you need to do is drag and drop it to your computer’s desktop. In the meantime, if you’d…

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The Quick and the Dead

François Cevert

“The Quick and the Dead” is a documentary film that was later released under the title “Champions Forever: The Formula One Drivers”. It was originally released in 1978 and it provides an interesting look into the lives of Formula 1 drivers of the era like Jackie Stewart and François Cevert. Perhaps the most memorable part…

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1986 British Grand Prix

1986 British Grand Prix

When it comes to my all time favourite Formula 1 races, the 1986 British Grand Prix is right up near the top of list. It was to be the last time a Formula 1 race would be held at Brands Hatch, it was the first time Sir Frank Williams returned to the pit lane after…

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