Flugplatz Flyer Wallpaper

Nurburgring Flugplatz Flyer Wallpaper

Flugplatz is an uphill, twin-apex corner on the south west section of the infamous Nürburgring. The name literally means “flying place” in German, though interestingly the name didn’t come from the flying automobiles frequently seen in the area – the Flugplatz was named because of its proximity to an abandoned glider airfield. The photograph you…

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Porsche 959

Porsche 959

The Porsche 959 is the car remembered for integrating the still relatively new world of technology into the automotive drivetrain – making it an elegant alternative to the Lamborghini Countach and Ferrari F40 which both relied on traditional thundering engines and hairy-chested drivers to set competitive lap times. Porsche began the development of the 959…

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Full Documentary: Truth In 24

Truth In 24 Film Poster

Truth In 24 is a free-to-air documentary about the extraordinary efforts of the Audi Le Mans team in the lead up to the storied race at the French circuit in 2008, I know many of you have difficultly following racing series that largely take place away from American soil due to television coverage issues so…

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1959 Porsche 356A 1600 GT

Porsche-356A-2

In 1959 Porsche only built 3 right hand drive 356A 1600GTs, today it’s thought that only 2 of those still survive and this car is one of them. It was ordered by the South African Porsche factory-backed driver, Ian Fraser-Jones who is thought to have fitted it with the Type 547/3 Carrera 4-cam race engine,…

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BMW R75/5 by Ton-Up Garage

BMW-R755-Motorcycle-2

This BMW R75/5 by the team at Ton-Up Garage is a good illustration of the new movement towards restomodding motorcycles without necessarily customising them into cafe racers, scramblers, bobbers, flat trackers or any other sub-genre popular with custom motorcycle builders. The idea of restomodding cars isn’t a new one, nor is it without its own…

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Seil Marschall Canoe Pack

Canvas Backpack

The Seil Marschall Canoe Pack had been made by the same German family-owned company, to the same specifications, since 1896. Each bag is made from 100% cotton canvas with saddle leather straps, copper rivets, brass hardware, a hemp drawstring and a buffalo horn stopper. The Seil Marschall motto is “Our best machines are our hands”…

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Porsche 928 Cutaway

Porsche 928 Cutaway

The Porsche 928 was originally developed as a replacement to the 911, and while many of us are exceedingly glad that this never eventuated, the 928 is still an excellent and quintessentially German motor car. The styling of the car was groundbreaking and it caused quite a stir at the 1977 Geneva Motor Show where…

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Nürburgring Wallpaper

Nürburgring Wallpaper

The Nordschleife (northern loop) of the Nürburgring is a circuit that any true racing enthusiast needs to attempt at least once – Jackie Stewart famously referred to it as the Green Hell due to the fact that it’s 20.8 kilometres (12.9 miles) long, covers over 300 meters (984 feet) of elevation changes and has minimal…

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1977 Porsche 911S

Vintage_Porsche_911_4

This Guards Red 1977 Porsche 911S is a thing we aren’t seeing that often anymore – an affordable 911. Although a smidge over $25K might not be affordable for everyone, it certainly isn’t expensive for a vintage Porsche, especially the 911 – a model that’s been seeing an extraordinary sales boom since the mid-2000s. I know…

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The Red Pig Print

The Red Pig AMG Mercedes

The story of the Red Pig is one of those automotive legends that deserves its own feature film, for those unfamiliar with the story it goes something like this: In 1969 a small local automotive tuning company in Germany called “AMG” got their hands on a Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 6.3 – a large sedan popular with non-benevolent…

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BMW R100RS Flat Tracker

BMW R100 RS Flat Tracker

The BMW R100RS is a motorcycle that was never really intended to be anything other than a grand tourer, the bike was fitted with a Hans Muth designed, wind-tunnel developed fairing that allowed it to travel at 100mph all day long on the Autobahn – in fact the R100RS is still considered one of the…

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