1966 Fiat-Abarth 1000 TC Corsa

Fiat-Abarth 1000

The racing exploits of the Abarth versions of the little Fiat 600 became legendary throughout the 1960s, the Austrian born Carlo Abarth seemed capable of extracting almost impossible levels of performance from the tiny Italian engine. Carlo Abarth had been born Karl Albert Abarth in Vienna in 1908, he moved to Italy as a young man…

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Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA Stradale

Alfa-Romeo-Guilia-GTA-0

In 1965 Autodelta, the motorsport division of Alfa Romeo, developed a high-performance version of the regular road-going Alfa Romeo Giulia GT. They called it the Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA – with that additional “A” standing for “Alleggerita”, the Italian world for light weight. Rather than just bolting on better brakes and some new springs, they…

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1984 Ferrari 288 GTO

Ferrari 288 GTO 6

The Ferrari 288 GTO was destined to compete in the borderline-insane world of Group B rallying. The FIA introduced the regulations that would define Group B in 1982, and it triggered an arms race amongst automakers that is often referred to today as the golden age of rally. The only downside was the number of…

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1983 Rose Bowl Supercross

1983 Rose Bowl Supercross

The 1983 Rose Bowl Supercross is a fantastic example of what MX was like back in the early to mid 1980s. Although it’s now a multi-billion dollar global industry with sponsors like Red Bull and Monster Energy pouring impossible amounts of money into its coffers, it used to be a far more modest affair. This is…

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Gilera Saturno

Gilera-Saturno-Motorcycle

The Gilera Saturno was designed in the late 1930s and first shown to the public in 1940, just as the dark clouds of WWII descended over the continent. Due to the war effort the first real production models were introduced in 1946 but by then the ability of the Saturno as a race bike was…

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BMW 2002 Turbo

BMW 2002 Turbo 6

The BMW 2002 Turbo was the fastest version of the iconic 2002 model – which was arguably the car that launched BMW to the front of the pack for those who wanted a sports car that would fit a spouse and three kids plus luggage when needed. Those of you who are unfamiliar with the…

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OMP Le Mans Race Suit

OMP Le Mans Race Suit

The OMP Le Mans Race Suit was developed to look very similar to the suits worn by the big names in Formula One and Le Mans in the 1960s, whilst incorporating all the safety advancements that have been made in the intervening decades. OMP have built the Le Mans as a 3 layer suit with…

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Ronnie Peterson: 1975 Documentary

Ronnie Peterson Formula 1

Ronnie Peterson was a Swedish Formula One driver whose career was cut short in a first corner incident with James Hunt in 1978. He’s remembered as a staggeringly talented driver who was nicknamed the SuperSwede by his fans and fellow drivers, and it’s thought that he would have added at least one driver’s world championship…

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1965 Shelby 427 Competition Cobra

Shelby 427 Competition Cobra

In the mid-60s the Corvettes were rapidly catching the Cobras, Carroll Shelby and Ken Miles knew they had to add significant horsepower to the chassis if they were to keep winning everything in sight, and their partnership with Ford limited their engine choices to blue oval only. The Shelby Cobra had originally been introduced with…

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Paris-Dakar Veteran: 2007 KTM 660 Rallye

KTM 660 Rallye

KTM have won the motorcycle class of the Paris-Dakar every year since 2001, one of the most significant winning streaks in the history of the event. The first Paris-Dakar was run in 1978, it was organised by Thierry Sabine who realised that the desert would be a fantastic place for an endurance race – when…

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