1963 Porsche T6B 356 Carrera 2 GT

The Porsche 356 Carrera 2 GT was to be one of the final and most powerful racing iterations of the venerable model that had been largely responsible for taking Porsche from an unknown marque to a household name. Porsche had released the 356 in 1948 and although the company had made a limited number of…

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SdKfz 2 Kettenkrad

Designated “SdKfz 2” by the German military but more commonly known as the “Kettenkrad”, the tracked motorcycle was used extensively on both the Eastern Front and the North African desert, and it retains the historical distinction of being the fastest tracked vehicle of the Second World War. The Story of the SdKfz 2 Kettenkrad The top speed…

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1974 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 3.0

The 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 3.0 is an exceedingly rare car, just 55 were made and today they’re considered amongst the finest naturally aspirated 911s money can buy. The “RS” designator in the model name comes from the German word “Rennsport”, which roughly translates to “race sport” – Porsche developed the model based on…

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Porsche 917/10 Prototype

The Porsche 917 is one of the most successful racing cars of all time, in fact some automotive historians go so far as to call it the greatest racing car of the 20th century. Porsche began development of the model in 1968 with a very clear goal in mind – they wanted outright victory at the…

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1990 Mercedes-Benz 190 E 2.5-16 Evolution II

The story of the Mercedes-Benz 190 E 2.5-16 Evolution II can’t be told without also telling a little about its arch rival – the BMW E30 M3, and its older sibling, the Mercedes-Benz 190 E 2.3-16. For many racing fans from Europe, the mid ’80s are a time characterised by watching the E30 M3 and…

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Gas Monkey Garage VW Shorty Bus

This VW Shorty Bus was restored by the famous Gas Monkey Garage team during an episode of their show Fast N’ Loud back in 2014. The concept of the shortened VW has been a big part of California custom car culture for decades, and examples like this one that were chopped back in the ’80s…

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ACP Customs Suzuki Katana

When the Suzuki Katana was introduced in late 1980, it was billed as the fastest production motorcycle in the world thanks to its 1100cc inline-4 – an engine borrowed from the mighty Suzuki GS1100. Interestingly, the Katana started life in Germany, Suzuki Deutschland requested a motorcycle that would appeal directly to their local market –…

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1957 BMW Racing Kneeler Motorcycle

Editor’s Note: We’ve since been informed that this motorcycle would be classified as a Squatter, not a Kneeler. Sidecar motorcycle racing is one of the few forms of motorsport that uses an asymmetrical vehicle, or that requires the actions of two people to control. Whereas car and motorcycle racing have both enjoyed signifiant mainstream success, sidecar…

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1978 Porsche 930

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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Espiat BMW R80 RT Monolever

The R80 Monolever was built from 1982 to 1995 and enjoyed solid sales numbers, it was powered by a more-reliable-than-taxes 797.5cc boxer twin producing 49hp and 59Nm of torque. BMW built over 22,000 Monolevers during the life of the model, this means that they’re relatively easy to come by in many parts of the world and…

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BMW 2002 Tii Racer

The BMW 2002 is a car that only came into existence thanks to a happy coincidence and some pressure from Max Hoffman – the pre-eminent automobile importer in the USA at the time. At some point in the mid 1960s, Helmut Werner Bönsch (BMW’s director of product planning) and Alex von Falkenhausen (the designer of…

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