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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Paton S1 Strada

Paton moto motorcycle

The new S1 Strada by Paton is a motorcycle that exudes classic ’60s retro-charm, belying it’s advanced engineering and soon to be tested Isle of Man TT capabilities. Paton was originally founded in 1957 by Giuseppe Pattoni who was the chief mechanic at FB Mondial GP until the team folded, Pattoni set out on his…

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1974 Porsche 3.0 Carrera RSR

1974 Porsche 3.0 Carrera RSR 3

  The Porsche 3.0 Carrera RSR is a car that dominated international GT racing in 1974 and 1975, it blew the competition out of the water in the Trans Am, IMSA, and the FIA World Championship racing series – cementing its place in Porsche history as one of the most important factory race cars ever…

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Shelby Daytona Wallpaper

Shelby Daytona Wallpaper

  Personally, I think the Shelby Daytona is one of the most beautiful cars of all time. Its incredible history and rarity add to its appeal but from a purely aesthetic perspective, this is an automobile that belongs in an art museum. The Shelby Daytona, sometimes referred to as the Shelby Daytona Cobra Coupe, was Carroll Shelby’s…

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Niki Lauda Explains Formula 1 – 1985

Niki-Lauda-Alain-Prost-McLaren

  This film, titled Niki Lauda Explains Formula 1, is a 1985 documentary that explains the F1 cars and technologies of the era. It’s a remarkable opportunity to see Lauda in the post-Rush days and listen to him explaining car balance, transmissions and engines from the midst of the original turbo era. It’s just under 20…

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One Car to Do It All

Porsche 911 RSR

  Fiction writer Jack Olsen is a Porschephile in the spirit of fellow 911 luminaries Magnus Walker and Rob Dickinson, he isn’t a purist or an anorak, he loves all 911s and so when it came time to build his own, he took parts from 911s spanning 3 decades. This short film by our friends over…

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