Harley-Davidson XRTT

Harley-Davidson XRTT 1

The Harley-Davidson XRTT is almost certainly the most beautiful motorcycle ever to roll out of the Milwaukee factory of the venerable American motorcycle marque. It was fitted with the legendary XR750 engine well-known to the flat track circuits of the United States and the intent was to fly to the United Kingdom and challenge the…

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Turbo: Made To Measure

Beatrice Haas Lola Formula 1 Car

Turbo: Made To Measure is a film covering the development of the turbocharged Ford TEC V6 engine that was used in the mid-80s Haas Lola Formula 1 car. It’s an interesting look into the development of the engine that starts with the catastrophic failure of the originally intended 4-cylinder turbo and subsequent post-mortem. It’s hard…

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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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Harley-Davidson RR350

Harley-Davidson RR350

The Harley-Davidson RR350 is the enlarged version of the RR250, a motorcycle built from the ground up by the Italians that was essentially a Harley-Davidson in name only (Harley took a majority stake in the Italian manufacturer in 1974). The men from Milwaukee were facing increased competition from light, fast Japanese bikes and the first investment into Aermacchi in…

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Shelby Dragonsnake Wallpaper

Shelby Dragonsnake Car Wallpaper

The Shelby Dragonsnake started life in 1962 as a press car used for reviews and public relations activities around California, in 1963 Shelby loaned the car to MGM where it was used during the filming of “Viva Las Vegas” (starring Elvis Presley and Ann Margret) and “The Killers” (starring Lee Marvin, Angie Dickinson, and Ronald Reagan)….

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Austin-Healey 100S

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The Austin-Healey 100S was a sports model personally developed by Donald Healey with an aluminium body, no soft top, a perspex windscreen, no overdrive and an aluminium cylinder head – all designed to reduce weight as much as possible without impinging on the reliability required by endurance racing. This fastidious attention to reducing weight resulted…

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1985 St. Petersburg Can-Am Race

St. Petersburg Can Am Race

The 1985 St. Petersburg Can Am race was the first and only Can-Am event held at the street circuit, the staggering amount of noise generated by the cars led to a barrage of noise complaints by the local residents, effectively sealing the fate of the track. The Can-Am Challenge Cup started life in 1966 as…

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Ex-Schumacher Benetton Formula 1 Car

Benetton-Ford Formula 1 Car

It sometimes surprises me how inexpensive it can be to buy a fully functioning Formula 1 car, although I know £240,000 to £300,000 isn’t exactly cheap it also isn’t stupid money for a car that was Nelson Piquet’s last Formula 1 car before it was assigned to a young Martin Brundle and an up and…

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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

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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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Ducati Supermono

Ducati Supermono

The Ducati Supermono is one of the most successful dedicated racing motorcycles ever built by the Italian motorcycle marque, it was originally released in 1993 but to look back at its design from 2014 the bike still seems strangely modern, despite the fact that it’s now 21 years old. One of the reasons for this…

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