The Fast Times of Albert Champion

The Fast Times Of Albert Champion

The Fast Times of Albert Champion: From Record-Setting Racer to Dashing Tycoon, An Untold Story of Speed, Success, and Betrayal covers the largely untold story of one of the most iconic and important characters in the early history of both cycling and motor racing. His name still graces two of the companies he founded –…

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1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS Touring

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The 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS is considered by many in the hardcore section of the Porschephile community to be the single best 911 of all time. This is high praise when you consider the staggering number of special edition 911s that have been built over the 50+ years since the model’s introduction. As Porsche…

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The Unfair Advantage

The Unfair Advantage Book

The Unfair Advantage is a book steeped in motor racing legend, it was first published in 1975 to critical acclaim but a few years later it was out of print and largely unavailable unless you could track down a secondhand copy. In 2000 a second print run of the book was approved and it suddenly…

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Austin-Healey 100S

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The Austin-Healey 100S was created by Donald Healey as a purpose built racer to show the potential of his relatively new 100/4, only 50 chassis would be built in the 100S series for homologation purposes and the first one was raced in anger at the 12 Hours of Sebring in 1954 (the “S” in 100S…

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1987 Pikes Peak Tee

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1987 was a special year at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, it was the first time a competitor beat the 11 minute mark in the race to the summit – a mad dash up grades averaging 7% over the 12.42 mile (20 kilometre) course, there are 156 turns and by the time you reach…

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Borgward 1500 Rennsport

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The Borgward 1500 Rennsport was a small, advanced coupe designed to compete with the likes of Porsche, Jaguar, Ferrari and Alfa Romeo. It was powered by an advanced 1500cc 4-cylinder Hansa engine designed by Karl-Ludwig Brandt, with a high-performnce cylinder head developed by the Borgward factory’s experimental department – this new head gave the engine…

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Triumph At Le Mans

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Triumph At Le Mans is a 1961 film produced by Triumph as a showreel for the company and their efforts at the famous French endurance racing circuit. The Triumph team were racing modified versions of the TR4S and they’d cross the finish line in 4th, 5th and 6th place for their class (11th, 12th and 13th overall),…

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Lancia D50 Cutaway Wallpaper

Lancia D50

The Lancia D50 was a revolutionary Formula 1 car first introduced in 1954, it was a design far ahead of its time and when it was running on form, it was almost unbeatable. It was designed by Vittorio Jano for Lancia in 1954 and it incorporated a series of unusual and highly effective features –…

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Ayrton Senna’s Last Kart

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This is Ayrton Senna’s last go kart, upon completing his final race he moved into Formula Ford 1600 racing full-time and never returned to the kart track other than for charity events. The kart is a 1981 DAP from Italy, Angelo Parrilla (the founder of DAP) recalled meeting the young Senna in the late 1970s:…

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Automobile Shippers Special Indy Roadster

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The Automobile Shippers Special was built in 1948 on a Russ Snowberger chassis with a V16 engine that had been built from components acquired from Harry Miller – the complexities of the V16 proved too unreliable so the new racing team switched it out for an advanced 270 cubic inch DOHC inline 4-cylinder Offenhauser engine…

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