Goodwood Revival 2014: Day 1

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I often meet people who’ve never heard of the Goodwood Revival – which seems borderline sacrilegious, but I think a lot of it has to do with the relatively limited coverage the event receives outside of the United Kingdom. So for those of you who have never heard of the Goodwood Revival, and those of…

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HRG 1500 WS Roadster

HRG Car

This 1953 HRG 1500 WS Roadster was the very first of the HRG cars to be fitted with the newer and more powerful Singer 4-cylinder engines – The HRG Engineering Company wasn’t large enough to afford its own engine-development department but this gave them the freedom to pick and choose from the best engines being…

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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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Relentless – Documentary

Relentless The Global Formula Racing Pursuit of Perfection

Relentless: The Global Formula Racing Pursuit of Perfection is a film from the Oregon State University covering their Formula SAE racing team, you may not have heard of Formula SAE before, I hadn’t either until recently, it’s a special low-cost series developed by SAE International (formerly Society of Automotive Engineers) as a a student design competition. As you…

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1982 Ferrari BB 512i

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The Ferrari BB 512i was to be the last of the popular BB 512 (Berlinetta Boxer) models, the little “i” added to the name was to indicate that it was now fuel injected – with a Bosch K-Jetronic CIS fuel injection unit that both improved throttle response and helped tidy up emissions. As with its…

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Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA Coupé

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The Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA Coupé is the lightweight version of the more common Giulia Sprint GT. The additional “A” in the name stands for “Alleggerita” – Italian for lightweight. The body panels were all shaped from aluminium instead of the steel used on the GT model, the body was then riveted to the…

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1934 MG Magnette Racing Special

1934 MG Magnette ND:NE Racing Special 7

This 1934 MG Magnette ND/NE Racing Special has a fascinating history – it was built and sold to W E C Watkinson, a recognised MG ‘works’ factory driver who had the factory install an NE-specification racing engine. Watkinson raced this car at Brooklands and elsewhere in the United Kingdom before the start of WWII in…

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1969 Ford Cortina Lotus Mk 2

Ford Cortina Lotus

The Ford Cortina Lotus Mk 2 was the successor to the highly acclaimed Lotus Cortina Mk 1 – a small British car that had enjoyed significant successes on the race tracks of Europe, largely due to the special treatment showered on the cars by the engineers at Lotus. The new Mk 2 was fitted with…

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1955 Belgian Grand Prix

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1955 Belgian Grand Prix is a Shell film from the same year, covering the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa in surprising detail. It’s fascinating to see behind the scenes and watch men like Fangio and Moss belting their Mercedes up Eau Rouge in the wet, with no roll over protection not even a hint of…

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Alpine-Renault A110

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The Alpine-Renault A110 is remembered for two things, it’s beauty and its extraordinary rally abilities. The model had quite a long life for a sports car, it was introduced by the small French marque Alpine in 1961 and continued production until 1977 – it even saw parallel production lines running in both Mexico and Bulgaria…

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Pikes Peak with Per Eklund

Saab Pikes Peak with Per Eklund

Per Eklund is a racing driver that has enjoyed an extraordinary career racing in both WRC Rally and European Rallycross, he’s still racing today after having started his professional career in 1971 – which I’m sure must be recorded somewhere as the longest professional career for a racing driver. This film covers Eklund’s record attempt…

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