1984 Honda CB1100R

The Honda CB1100R was the first homologation special built by the Japanese marque, and it was only sold in markets where it was to be raced – Europe, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand. Honda based the 1100R on the popular CB900F, it’s total capacity was increased to 1062cc and it maintained the same DOHC,…

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The First Baja 1000 – 27 Hours to La Paz

27 Hours to La Paz is the story of the the First Baja 1000, a desert race that seems almost as though it was specifically designed to destroy man and machine. It started in Tijuana, Baja California, on October 31, 1967, the course length that year was 849 miles (1,366kms) and it ended in La…

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Documentary: Pluspy

Pluspy is a low budget 1987 film that many credit with launching the popular drifting scene in Japan, from there it caught on in the USA and further afield, and today it’s one of the fastest growing forms of motorsport in the world. The concept of power-sliding a car through corners was far from new…

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Ferrari F1/87 Cutaway Wallpaper

The Ferrari F1/87 gave the storied Italian marque its first back-to-back victories since 1981 – 6 years earlier. The car was so good towards the end of the 1987 season that Ferrari became favourites to win the championship the following year. This cutaway shows the all-new for 1987 90° 1.5 litre turbocharged V6 engine called the…

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1967 Can-Am at Road America

The original Can-Am series, otherwise known as the Canadian-American Challenge Cup, ran between 1966 and 1974. Despite its relatively short life, it’s looked at today as one of the greatest racing series that ever existed, and you’ll be hard-pressed to find a motorsport fan anywhere in the world who doesn’t consider it a high-water mark…

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Alpine A110

The story of Alpine and their 110 is one of the great David vs Goliath tales of 20th century motor racing. In 1973 the small French company Alpine took a 1-2-3 finish at the Monte Carlo Rally, and claimed outright victory in the World Rally Championship – made all the more special because it was…

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Pikes Peak Wallpaper

Pikes Peak, Walter Röhrl, and Audi Sport Quattro S1 are three names that’ll send chills up the spine of any racing enthusiast. Combine them and you get one of the most important moments in the history of Pikes Peak and perhaps even motorsport in general – Walter Röhrl’s 600hp jaunt to the top in his…

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1966 Fiat-Abarth 1000 TC Corsa

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

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

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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