McLaren M1B Can-Am

McLaren M1B Can-Am

The McLaren M1B was an evolution of the M1A – the new version delivered a 20% stiffer chassis with no weight gain thanks to the work of engineer Robin Herd. The body design was also developed to take advantage of advances in aerodynamic theory, the new nose was more rounded and the tail was chopped…

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Purple People Eater Corvette

Purple People Eater Chevrolet Corvette

The Purple People Eaters were possibly the most famous Corvettes in the world in the late 1950s, they belonged to Nickey Chevrolet of Chicago and in a stroke of marketing genius, they were painted metallic purple and named after the hit novelty song “The Purple People Eater” by Sheb Wooley. The Purple People Eater you…

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1985 Paris–Dakar Rally Documentary

1985 Paris Dakar Rally

This documentary covers the running of the 1985 Paris–Dakar Rally, an iconic event that’s become synonymous with endurance and the flinging of Sahara Desert sand. With a total running time of 1 hour 48 minutes, it’s a comprehensive look at the running of the 1985 race – and it’s presented in all the ’80s era…

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1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Touring

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The Porsche 911 Carrera RS is considered by many in the motoring fraternity to be the pinnacle of the 911. Porsche have built many extraordinary cars since 1973 of course, but so far as the 911 goes, the Carrera RS set the bar in both looks and performance. 500 cars were required for Porsche to…

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Dirt Diggers Tee

Dirt Diggers Tee

The Dirt Diggers t-shirt by Moto 76 is an homage to the desert racers who went by the same name in the years after WWII. They were originally made up of former military scout and despatch riders who had developed uncanny abilities to ride their bikes flat out across uneven terrain – probably because they were…

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Jaguar E-Type Competition Coupé

Jaguar E-Type Car

The Jaguar E-Type was never really intended for racing, despite the fact that it shared many design queues with the D-Type – its elder sibling and a car renowned for its racing prowess. Jaguar did build 12 lightweight aluminium race cars with bespoke bodies and highly tuned engines, but racing technology had moved on significantly…

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1957 Chevrolet “Black Widow” Racer

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The 1957 Chevrolet “Black Widow” is a car that was developed in the shadows of a looming ban on auto racing in the United States, after the horrific Le Mans disaster in 1955 that claimed the lives of over 80 spectators, and injured 120. Many of the largest automakers had led the way in calling for…

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1986 Ford RS200

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The Ford RS200 rose from the ashes of the ill-fated Escort RS 1700T project – after a successful rally programme based around the earlier Escorts, Ford knew it needed a revolutionary new car to compete with the likes of Audi, Peugeot and Renault. By the early 1980s it had become clearly evident that the only…

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1981 BMW M1

BMW M1

The BMW M1 was a radical departure from business as usual for BMW, famous at the time for building more practical cars the M1 was a dynamic Giugiaro-designed supercar that could rub shoulders with the best of them. The M1 began production in 1978 after a period of turmoil surrounding a partnership between BMW and…

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