1934 MG Magnette Racing Special

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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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1955 Belgian Grand Prix

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1955 Belgian Grand Prix is a Shell film from the same year, covering the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa in surprising detail. It’s fascinating to see behind the scenes and watch men like Fangio and Moss belting their Mercedes up Eau Rouge in the wet, with no roll over protection not even a hint of…

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Alpine-Renault A110

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The Alpine-Renault A110 is remembered for two things, it’s beauty and its extraordinary rally abilities. The model had quite a long life for a sports car, it was introduced by the small French marque Alpine in 1961 and continued production until 1977 – it even saw parallel production lines running in both Mexico and Bulgaria…

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Pikes Peak with Per Eklund

Saab Pikes Peak with Per Eklund

Per Eklund is a racing driver that has enjoyed an extraordinary career racing in both WRC Rally and European Rallycross, he’s still racing today after having started his professional career in 1971 – which I’m sure must be recorded somewhere as the longest professional career for a racing driver. This film covers Eklund’s record attempt…

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Driving with the Devil

Driving with the Devil Southern Moonshine, Detroit Wheels, and the Birth of NASCAR

Driving with the Devil: Southern Moonshine, Detroit Wheels, and the Birth of NASCAR is the fantastic, true story of the origins of America’s most popular form of automobile racing. The author is Neal Thompson, a well-known and highly respected non-fiction author whose work is characterised by enthralling, fast paced stories, vivid characters and fastidious attention to…

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1979 Castrol International Rally

1979 Castrol Rally

It’s likely that you’ve never heard of The Castrol International Rally, it was a local Australian rally held in the wilderness around Australia’s capital city of Canberra between ’74 and ’81. This film covers the 1979 event and it offers a fantastic look back at rally racing in the simpler, less technical era of the…

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1970 Brabham-Cosworth Formula 1 Car

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The 1970 Brabham-Cosworth BT33 was a Formula 1 car that had originally been intended for Jochen Rindt, however at the last minute Rindt changed his mind and decided to stay with Lotus. This meant that Jack Brabham’s plan to retire at the end of the 1969 season was shelved, instead he suited up and climbed…

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