1966 Shelby 427 Cobra


This 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 is a great example of the magic that typically happens when the Brits and the Americans stop arguing about warm beer and what constitutes ‘football’ for long enough to work on a joint project. At its core, the Shelby Cobra is a lightweight British roadster with an absurdly large American…

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1963 Lola Mk6 GT


The Lola Mk6 GT is a car that may look vaguely familiar – it was the result of a collaboration between Ford and Lola, and it would eventually become the basis of the iconic and hugely successful Ford GT40. Similar to the GT40, the Lola Mk6 GT had a mid-mounted Ford V8, a space-frame chassis,…

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American Stock: The Golden Era Of NASCAR

American Stock The Golden Era Of NASCAR

American Stock: The Golden Era Of NASCAR is a 3 part series that covers the early years of NASCAR – that all-American racing series that formed from the beach racers of Daytona and the whiskey-runners of the prohibition. Each episode is ~45 minutes long, and I’ll be featuring all 3 over the coming 3 weeks….

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1000 Lakes Rally

1000 lakes rally

The 1000 Lakes Rally was an event held in Finland that was so difficult it became known at the “Grand Prix” of the world rally circuit – It was so difficult that it was only ever won by non-Scandinavians on 5 occasions, the course was hilly, wide and usually dirt or gravel. Spectators would turn…

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Le Mans – 1971

le mans

As the start of Le Mans draws closer over the coming hours I’ve been researching to find something suitably Le Mansy to feature on Silodrome, after a little hunting I discovered that the entire 1971 Steve McQueen film “Le Mans” is available to watch on YouTube. I’ve added it above for your pre-Le Mans viewing…

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Sparco Top+ SH-5 Racing Boots

Sparco Racing Boots

The Sparco Top+ SH-5 Racing Boot is a fully FIA certified, Nomex lined shoe designed for use by both professional and amateur racing car drivers. Each pair has an anatomic pre-shaped latex insole with memory foam for comfort during longer drives, the outer sole is anti-static, oil/fuel resistant and utilizes anti-slip technology for increased pedal…

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The First Canadian Grand Prix – 1967


This film is a look at the events surrounding the first Canadian Grand Prix, held in 1967 after Canada’s successful bid to host a Formula 1 race. The drivers taking part in this race would go down in history as icons of the sport, the starting grid included Bruce McLaren, Dan Gurney, Jack Brabham, Denny…

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1959 Fiat-Abarth 750 Zagato

FIAT-Abarth 750 Zagato 2

The story of Abarth and the history that the company shares with Fiat is an essential chapter in the history of top tier motorsport. Originally founded by Carlo Abarth in 1949, he chose to use his astrological sign (Scorpio) as the official company logo and despite the company’s later association with Fiat, they started out…

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