The 1959 Alpine Rally

The Alpine Rally was run between 1932 and 1971 and occupied a hallowed place on the international motorsport calendar alongside races like the Targa Florio and Mille Miglia, the 1959 rally was close to the golden age for the race that dashed through treacherous mountain passes between Austria, Germany, Italy and Switzerland. The danger of racing…

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Alpine A110 Cutaway

Personally, I think the Alpine A110 is one of the most beautiful automotive designs of all time. It’s not a particularly famous car and it doesn’t garner the same praise as the E-Type Jaguar or Porsche 911 models that were released in the same era, but those who are familiar with the quirky rear-engined French…

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Porsche 911 L Rally

  In 1968 Porsche relented to customer demand and produced a limited run of the 911 L with the full 9552 Rally Kit fitted, factory records indicate that 28 were made in total however less than 9 of these original cars are thought to remain. These factory prepared cars saw significant successes in rally competitions…

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Camel Trophy 1987 – Madagascar

This hour long documentary covers the 1987 Camel Trophy held on the island of Madagascar, most of the competitors were driving Range Rover Classics as it was before the 1989 release of the Land Rover Discovery, the model that would go onto be used exclusively until the competition closed down in 1998 (click here to…

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1985 Audi Quattro Sport SWB Coupé

The Audi Quattro Sport SWB Coupé was a car originally introduced in 1984 by Audi for homologation purposes, all in all they produced 214 of them but only an estimated 164 were ever delivered to customers. The all-alloy, 5 cylinder turbo-charged engine was capable of producing 302hp in road trim and well over 450hp when…

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Lancia Stratos HF

This stunning shot of the Lancia Stratos HF shows Sandro Munari in the 46ème Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo circa 1978. Sadly, Munari didn’t make it to the end of the course as the Lancia’s engine let itself go shortly after this photograph was taken, Munari did manage to win in 1975, 1976 and 1977 however…

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Audi Quattro S1 Wallpaper

Ernest Hemingway once said “auto racing, bull fighting, and mountain climbing are the only real sports, all the others are games.” – I suspect that if he’d ever had the chance to see the Audi Quattro S1 in action his belief in that sentiment would be reinforced ten fold. This Audi Quattro S1 Wallpaper is…

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Ford RS200 Coupé

The Ford RS200 is one of the most famous of the non-USA developed Fords ever made. In fact I can’t think of another that even comes close, with the possible exception of the Ford GT40 – but my American friends get angry with me when I remind them that the GT40 was designed and built in England.

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Dust to Glory – Rally Baja 1000

This film, Dust to Glory – Rally Baja 1000, is a fantastic look at the world famous Baja 1000 desert race. It’s an event that officially start in 1967 and was originally called the “NORRA Mexican 1000 Rally”, the first event was held on the 31st of October and the start line was set up in Tijuana, Baja California. The winning team were driving a Meyers Manx VW Beetle based buggy and they completed the course in 27 hours 38 minutes.

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