1966 Ford GT40 Mark I

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The Ford GT40 is almost certainly the most famous, and most successful, result of Britain and America’s special cross-Atlantic automotive relationship. Many cars have been built as collaborative efforts between both countries of course, but the GT40 is the king. The development and racing years of the GT40 include some of the most important and…

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Documentary: Break The Record

Break The Record Blue Flame Land Speed

Break The Record is a documentary covering the successful world land speed record run by Blue Flame in 1970 – it was to be the last time the Americans would hold the record, and it was also the last time the outright land speed record would be set at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah….

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Automotive Art: After The Race

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After The Race is a Belgian project that takes iconic car parts, like Porsche 911 hoods, and turns them into canvases displaying the racing livery and battle scars from a hard life on fast circuits. The project is run by Jean-Denis Claessens and artist Edmond “Pogo” Thornnard, the former of which is a gentleman racer…

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Brabham Repco BT23A-1

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This interview has been provided by Luke Ray as part of a new collaborative alliance between Fuel Magazine and Silodrome. Peter Simms, like most of the people we talk to for Fuel Magazine stories, is a car nut and always has been. His first project was an 850 Mini back when he was seventeen years old…

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Ford Model T/A Dirt Track Roadster

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Dirt track racing is an American institution, the simple set up of the race track means that it’s a style of racing that could be enjoyed in both country towns and larger cities – and as a spectator you can get close to the action, often separated by just a flimsy wire fence. The cars…

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Bocar XP-5

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The Bocar XP-5 was the fifth experimental prototype design developed by aeronautical engineer Bob Carnes of Denver, Colorado. Bob was an engineer first and foremost, and as is the case with most engineers he was a decidedly logical man. The name of his new racing car company was derived directly from his own name for…

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Documentary: The Hot Rod Story

The Hot Rod Story

The Hot Rod Story is a film from the late 1950s that was produced as an introduction to the world of hot rod racing including drag racing, land speed racing, and other forms of motorsport that were transitioning from illegal or unregulated, to a standardized format. At just under 48 minutes in length, the documentary…

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1962 Ferrari 268 SP

Ferrari 268 SP

In the early 1960s Ferrari was in the midst of a giant leap forward in automotive development. The SP series of cars numbered just 6 in total but they were the first of the mid-engined Ferraris, and both their styling and engineering would set trends that would help define the Italian marque for decades to come….

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The Bill Thomas Cheetah GT

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The Cheetah GT is a car built by Bill Thomas and his team with a very specific target in mind – Carroll Shelby and his then new Shelby Cobra. As a race car builder, Bill Thomas had worked with Chevrolet on a number of projects including performance work on the Chevrolet Corsair, Biscaynes and Bel-Airs…

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No Ordinary Passenger

No Ordinary Passenger

No Ordinary Passenger is a short film directed by Cabel Hopkins that takes a look into the life and times of iconic sidecar racer Stan Dibben. In 1953 Dibben made up half of the two man team that won the World Sidecar Championship, a feat that he remembers in detail during the film. It won the Best Short Documentary…

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The Breakfast Club Series

The Breakfast Club Blackbird

The Breakfast Club is a new series by Blackbird Automotive, a Hong Kong based company that features both the Blackbird Heritage Motorworks garage and the Blackbird Automotive Journal. The Breakfast Club is a four part series covering some of the most iconic purpose-built racing cars of the late 20th century, each episode runs approximately 3…

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