1989 Ferrari F1-89 Formula 1 Car

Ferrari Formula 1 Cars

Car guys all have their own vehicle preferences and aspirations. One of the few aspirations shared by almost all car guys is to own a balls-to-the-wall racing car that would (wife-permitting) be parked in the livingroom during the week, then trailered to the local race track for a little white-knuckle entertainment on weekends. When it…

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Audi Quattro – The Official Story

audi-quattro-s1-09

“Audi Quattro – The Official Story” is a look back at the history of Audi’s vitally important all-wheel drive system as documented by Audi themselves. As such it offers previously unseen footage from the very earliest days of Audi’s involvement in motorsports through to their dominant years in international rally competition. If you have even…

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1971 Indianapolis 500

1971 Indianapolis 500

The 1971 Indianapolis 500 had what is almost certainly the most unexpected and startling beginning of any race in American history. I won’t go into any detail here as many of you will never have seen this race, but I will encourage you to hit the play button if you have an interest in motorsport…

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The 1959 Alpine Rally

Alpine Rally

The Alpine Rally was run between 1932 and 1971 and occupied a hallowed place on the international motorsport calendar alongside races like the Targa Florio and Mille Miglia, the 1959 rally was close to the golden age for the race that dashed through treacherous mountain passes between Austria, Germany, Italy and Switzerland. The danger of racing…

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Alpine A110 Cutaway

Alpine A110

Personally, I think the Alpine A110 is one of the most beautiful automotive designs of all time. It’s not a particularly famous car and it doesn’t garner the same praise as the E-Type Jaguar or Porsche 911 models that were released in the same era, but those who are familiar with the quirky rear-engined French…

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Turbo Sportster by DP Customs

Turbo Sportster 5

It’s always a staff favourite when we get the chance to feature a turbocharged motorcycle here on Silodrome, motorcycles usually have a power to weight ratio so absurd that adding a compressor into the mix is usually considered an unnecessary complication. Fortunately though, the team at DP Customs love nothing more than a little in…

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1971 Lola T260 Can-Am Spyder

Lola T260

The 1971 Lola T260 Can-Am Spyder was a car conceived to take the challenge to the dominant McLarens of the era, Bruce’s bright orange Can-Am cars had convincingly won the 1970 season by taking the chequered flag in 9 of the 10 races – possibly the greatest tribute that could have been made to Bruce…

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The Armstrong 500 – 1965

The Armstrong 500

The 1965 Armstrong 500 was the sixth running of the event, an early precursor to the modern day Bathurst 1000. 1965 was the first year that non-Australian assembled cars were permitted to enter (so long as at least 250 of them had been road registered in the country), the race was separated into classes A,…

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Supercharged: Grand Prix Cars 1924-1939

Manfred von Brauchitsch is airborne in his Mercedes Benz at Melbourne Rise. Donington Grand Prix.

Warning: This film contains graphic racing accident footage including 2-3 probable fatalities, don’t click the play button if you’re likely to find that upsetting. Supercharged: Grand Prix Cars 1924-1939 is a vintage film that covers some of the formative years of Grand Prix racing, it’s a fascinating look at some of the most technologically advanced…

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