Boss 429 Wallpaper

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The Boss 429 Mustang was produced in 1969 and 1970 due to the homologation requirements of NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series. Ford needed something extraordinary to challenge the 426 Hemi from Chrysler – so the 429 was shoehorned into the Mustang by the engineers at Kar Kraft, using existing 428 Cobra Jet and Super Cobra Jet…

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End of an Era – Bathurst 1979

Peter Brock

End of an Era is a film presented by Australian racing legend Peter Brock, it covers a little of the history of the infamous Bathurst race held at Mount Panorama but its main focus is on the extraordinary performance of Brock and co-driver Jim Richards at the 1979 race – the two men won the…

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When Playboys Ruled The World

When Playboys Ruled The World

When Playboys Ruled The World is a documentary about Barry Sheene and James Hunt – two of the most iconic racers of the ’70s and ’80s. Hunt was a Formula 1 driver and Barry Sheene was a grand prix motorcycle racer, both men became famous for their antics both on and off the asphalt with James…

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Pink Floyd’s La Carrera Panamericana

La Carrera Panamericana

La Carrera Panamericana is a documentary directed by Ian McArthur that follows Pink Floyd bandmates David Gilmour (guitarist), Nick Mason (drummer) and Steve O’Rourke (manager) as they race in the revived Carrera Panamerica in 1991. The film was released in 1992 and it includes a number of instrumental tracks that the band wrote specifically for…

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HRG 1500 WS Roadster

HRG Car

This 1953 HRG 1500 WS Roadster was the very first of the HRG cars to be fitted with the newer and more powerful Singer 4-cylinder engines – The HRG Engineering Company wasn’t large enough to afford its own engine-development department but this gave them the freedom to pick and choose from the best engines being…

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The Red Pig Print

The Red Pig AMG Mercedes

The story of the Red Pig is one of those automotive legends that deserves its own feature film, for those unfamiliar with the story it goes something like this: In 1969 a small local automotive tuning company in Germany called “AMG” got their hands on a Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 6.3 – a large sedan popular with non-benevolent…

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Relentless – Documentary

Relentless The Global Formula Racing Pursuit of Perfection

Relentless: The Global Formula Racing Pursuit of Perfection is a film from the Oregon State University covering their Formula SAE racing team, you may not have heard of Formula SAE before, I hadn’t either until recently, it’s a special low-cost series developed by SAE International (formerly Society of Automotive Engineers) as a a student design competition. As you…

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1982 Ferrari BB 512i

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The Ferrari BB 512i was to be the last of the popular BB 512 (Berlinetta Boxer) models, the little “i” added to the name was to indicate that it was now fuel injected – with a Bosch K-Jetronic CIS fuel injection unit that both improved throttle response and helped tidy up emissions. As with its…

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Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA Coupé

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The Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA Coupé is the lightweight version of the more common Giulia Sprint GT. The additional “A” in the name stands for “Alleggerita” – Italian for lightweight. The body panels were all shaped from aluminium instead of the steel used on the GT model, the body was then riveted to the…

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1934 MG Magnette Racing Special

1934 MG Magnette ND:NE Racing Special 7

This 1934 MG Magnette ND/NE Racing Special has a fascinating history – it was built and sold to W E C Watkinson, a recognised MG ‘works’ factory driver who had the factory install an NE-specification racing engine. Watkinson raced this car at Brooklands and elsewhere in the United Kingdom before the start of WWII in…

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1969 Ford Cortina Lotus Mk 2

Ford Cortina Lotus

The Ford Cortina Lotus Mk 2 was the successor to the highly acclaimed Lotus Cortina Mk 1 – a small British car that had enjoyed significant successes on the race tracks of Europe, largely due to the special treatment showered on the cars by the engineers at Lotus. The new Mk 2 was fitted with…

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