Live And Drive The Indy 500

Indy 500

Live And Drive The Indy 500 is a delightfully retro look back at the Indy 500 through the lens of the late-1980s. I have to warn you now, the introduction is uber cheesy, but stick with it and you’ll see some of the major highlights from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway from 1965 to the then…

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Hudson-Powered American Racer

Vintage Racing Car

Pre-WWII motor racing is a passion of mine, and it’s a passion shared by many. There’s something approachable about the engineering that went into the cars of the pre-1939 era – many of them can be repaired with little more than a large hammer and an empty Brylcreem tin. This particular car is a custom racer…

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1917 Henderson Factory Racer

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The Henderson Motorcycle Company was founded in 1911 by American brothers William G. Henderson and Tom W. Henderson, over the course of their careers the two men would have a hand in the development of all the American 4-cylinder motorcycle engines of the period, and many consider their designs to be significantly ahead of their…

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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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1964 Road America 500

Ferrari 250 LM

The Road America 500 was first held in 1950, and in 1951 it was added to the SCCA National Sports Car Championship. After the tragic spectator death at the 1952 Watkins Glen Grand Prix, racing on open roads became far less commonplace and the Road America race went into hiatus until 1955, when organisers opened…

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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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The 1958 Alpine Rally

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The Alpine Rally was characterised by its stunning views, tight mountain roads and cliffside driving that would make even the bravest of modern racing drivers reconsider their profession. The route of the rally made its way through some of the most famous mountain passes in Austria, Germany, Italy and Switzerland – covering hundreds of miles…

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The Porsche 911 RSR In The Lobby

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In 2013 at the Grand Prix of Baltimore the 911 RSR belonging to Team Falken Tire was wrecked beyond repair coming off the start line. It was a disaster for the team and left them without a chassis to compete with at the Petit Le Mans – which was due to be held just 5…

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Targa Florio Wallpaper

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The Targa Florio is one of the oldest and most important motor races in the world, it was first run in 1906 when cars where little more than motorised carriages, and it encompassed the entire island of Sicily – with competitors battling it out to lap the island as quickly as the stony dirt roads…

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1980 Indianapolis 500

1980 Indianapolis 500

The 1980 Indianapolis 500 was a remarkable race for a few reasons, perhaps most notably for the extraordinary performance of Tom Sneva, who started the race dead last in 33rd place – before slowly working his way through the whole pack to 1st position. The race in commentated by Jackie Stewart, Chris Schenkel and Jim…

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