The 1958 Alpine Rally

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The Alpine Rally was characterised by its stunning views, tight mountain roads and cliffside driving that would make even the bravest of modern racing drivers reconsider their profession. The route of the rally made its way through some of the most famous mountain passes in Austria, Germany, Italy and Switzerland – covering hundreds of miles…

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The Porsche 911 RSR In The Lobby

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In 2013 at the Grand Prix of Baltimore the 911 RSR belonging to Team Falken Tire was wrecked beyond repair coming off the start line. It was a disaster for the team and left them without a chassis to compete with at the Petit Le Mans – which was due to be held just 5…

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Targa Florio Wallpaper

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The Targa Florio is one of the oldest and most important motor races in the world, it was first run in 1906 when cars where little more than motorised carriages, and it encompassed the entire island of Sicily – with competitors battling it out to lap the island as quickly as the stony dirt roads…

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1980 Indianapolis 500

1980 Indianapolis 500

The 1980 Indianapolis 500 was a remarkable race for a few reasons, perhaps most notably for the extraordinary performance of Tom Sneva, who started the race dead last in 33rd place – before slowly working his way through the whole pack to 1st position. The race in commentated by Jackie Stewart, Chris Schenkel and Jim…

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BMW M1

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The BMW M1 is a car that’s remarkable for a few reasons, it was to be BMW’s first mid-engined car and quickly became one of the most iconic supercars of the late 1970s. Originally co-developed as a joint BMW-Lamborghini automobile, BMW quickly took over the project and applied strict German precision to all elements of…

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Ferrari 250 LM

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The Ferrari 250 LM was one of Enzo Ferrari’s first dalliances with mid-engine configured cars – he had stubbornly persisted with front mounted V12 for years despite the staggering successes of men like John Cooper and their lightweight, mid-engined, race winning Grand Prix cars. The new 250 LM would be fitted with a rear-mid mounted…

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Top 5 Vintage Motorcycles On eBay This Week

Yamaha RD350

This week we focussed on vintage and retro motorcycles with race track ready fairings, any one of these bikes would be potentially ideal for using as your entry into the world of vintage motorcycle racing. First up is my own personal favourite – the Honda Interceptor. This V4-engined superbike was introduced by Honda in 1984…

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Alfa Romeo 2000 GTAm

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In 1967 Alfa Romeo unveiled the 2000 GTAm – a race version of the ever popular Giulia Sprint GT with an enlarged engine, a lightweight body and styling that could only have been the work of Giugaro. The fundamental body shape used by the 2000 GTAm is shared right across the model series, though the…

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Top 5 Vintage Motorcycles On eBay This Week

Harley CR250

This week our Top 5 has a decidedly track-focussed bent, making it ideal for those of you who like to race your vintage motorcycle investments. Choosing a personal favourite this week is almost impossible, the two Nortons are highly tempting, but then the Rickman would be the perfect weekend trail bike. The Harley CR250 is…

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1964 Chevrolet Corvette Racer

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The Chevrolet Corvette has been America’s homegrown challenger to the refined racing coupes from Europe since 1953, the model has now become one of the longest running production sports cars in history – pre-dating the Porsche 911 by over a decade. In true American style, power is provided by a thundering V8 and the suspension…

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Top 5 Vintage Motorcycles On eBay This Week

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It’s a rare thing for us to come across an original board track racer here on eBay, it’s uncommon for surviving bikes to change hands because of their high valuations, so you can imagine my surprise at finding 4 of them for sale this week.

Each of the board trackers is immaculately presented, with two Harleys and two Indians on offer – as well as one very rare 1912 Harley-Davidson “street” motorcycle.

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