Barry Sheene’s Bell Helmet

Vintage Bell Helmet

Barry Sheene is a legendary British-born motorcycle racer with almost inhuman levels of talent and a larger-than-life personality that won him fans both on and off the track. He was close personal friends with Formula 1 world champion James Hunt, and the escapades of the two men would make for a Hollywood script only suitable…

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Buick Nailhead V8 Dragster

Vintage Dragster

Buick’s “Nailhead” V8 was released in 1953 as an option for the Roadmaster, Century, and Super road-going models, but it quickly found favour on the race tracks and drag strips of North America competing with the legendary Ford Flathead V8. The nickname “Nailhead” was initially meant as a bit of a dig, the valves used…

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Scott Sprint Special

Scott Vintage Motorcycle

The Scott Motorcycle Company is deservedly famous in vintage motorcycle circles, designs from the company were ahead of their time by quite some margin and their unique appearance never fails to garner significant interest. The company was started by Alfred Scott in 1908 to build motorcycles according to his own personal vision, the very concept…

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1960 Watson Indianapolis Roadster

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The 1960 Watson Indianapolis Roadster is just about the perfect example of the iconic American racer, Indy Roadsters were the dominant design between 1952 and 1965 on the race tracks of North America, and even all these years later they’re still the first thing many people think of when you mention the Indy 500. Indy…

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Lancia Stratos

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The Lancia Stratos, or more correctly, the Lancia Stratos HF (HF standing for High Fidelity) is a car developed by Italian design house Bertone for their fellow Italians over at Lancia. It was to be the first car developed from scratch for the World Rally Championship – specifically for the hotly contested Group 4 class, which…

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Ferrari 212 Export

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The Ferrari 212 Export was the successor to the hugely successful Ferrari 166, it went on to become an outright winner in many of the era’s great races and helped cement the legend of the still-new automaker. Ferrari offered the 212 in two major variants, the 212 Export which was specifically for racing, and the…

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Documentary: The Road To Monte Carlo

Monte Carlo Rally

The Road To Monte Carlo is a 1960 documentary film about the legendary Rallye Monte Carlo – a race only marginally less famous than its Formula 1 equivalent. In 1960 the race encompassed a huge assortment of motor cars from Europe and further afield, half a dozen Minis made their first major race outing at…

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AC Cobra 289

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Carroll Shelby’s AC Cobra is the car that put him on the map as a builder of custom racing machines, he was already a famous racing driver of course – but the Cobra is the car that launched his legacy. The story of how the AC Cobra came to be has been told more times…

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