1937 Vincent-HRD Comet

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The Vincent-HRD Comet was developed as an advanced half-litre sporting motorcycle by Vincent-HRD, and sold alongside its similarly-engined siblings the Comet Special, the TT replica, and the Meteor. Of course, the most famous Vincents are the V-twin models, particularly the Black Shadow and Black Lightning. But as any Vincent historian will tell you, the legend…

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1935 Avions Voisin C28 Aérosport

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Gabriel Voisin was undoubtably one of the most daring automobile designers the world has ever seen. There can be little question that he stands tall amongst his contemporaries of the twenties and thirties. Gabriel and his brother Charles most likely learned their creative “go getter” attitude to life under the tutelage of their maternal grandfather…

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Brough Superior SS100

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The Brough Superior SS100 was the finest, and fastest, production motorcycle of its day. The company probably couldn’t have survived at any other point in history – it enjoyed a brief and extraordinary existence between the two World Wars, selling motorcycles that each cost as much as a house in a decent neighbourhood. Known as…

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Daimler SP250

Daimler SP250 Roadster

The Daimler SP250 is a car that can’t be written about without first addressing the elephant in the room – its appearance. Although some do love the way it looks, it seems that most really don’t – some even question exactly what the designers were thinking, and how it got approved for production. Under the…

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Bocar XP-5

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The Bocar XP-5 was the fifth experimental prototype design developed by aeronautical engineer Bob Carnes of Denver, Colorado. Bob was an engineer first and foremost, and as is the case with most engineers he was a decidedly logical man. The name of his new racing car company was derived directly from his own name for…

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The Bill Thomas Cheetah GT

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The Cheetah GT is a car built by Bill Thomas and his team with a very specific target in mind – Carroll Shelby and his then new Shelby Cobra. As a race car builder, Bill Thomas had worked with Chevrolet on a number of projects including performance work on the Chevrolet Corsair, Biscaynes and Bel-Airs…

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1957 Sputnik-1 Prototype Test Model

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The Soviet Union launched Sputnik-1 on October the 5th, 1957 and in so doing kicked the Space Race into high gear – where it would remain for over a decade until the Americans landed Buzz and Neil on the Moon in 1969 and took the crown. This Sputnik-1 model was built in 1957 as a…

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1957 Ford Courier Sedan Delivery

Ford Courier Sedan Delivery

The Ford Courier Sedan Delivery was built between 1952 and 1960 as a solution for those who needed cargo space but didn’t want or didn’t need a truck. Ford developed the the Sedan Delivery on the 1956 sedan platform – which itself was an updated version of the iconic 1955 Ford. Ford built just 6,178…

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Bugatti Type 73C Grand Prix Monoposto

Bugatti Type 73C Grand Prix Monoposto

The Bugatti Type 73C was to be one of the last great achievements of the iconic French automaker – development of the new Grand Prix racer began in 1944 towards the end of WWII, and the first car began assembly in 1947. The Type 73C was fitted with a 1.5 litre DOHC all-alloy engine with…

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Porsche 356B Roadster

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The Porsche 356B was the third generation of the iconic 356 model – Porsche’s first production car and the vehicle that would set their styling, layout, and performance expectations for the decades that followed. 356 production began in 1948, just 3 years after the end of WWII. The car was developed by Ferdinand “Ferry” Porsche…

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1969 Boss 429 Ford Mustang

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The Boss 429 Ford Mustang was built specifically to allow Ford to race in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series – the homologation requirement was that 500 road cars had to be built each season and offered for sale to the general public. The engine developed for the project was a member of the Ford 385…

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Juan Manuel Fangio’s Steering Wheel

Juan Manuel Fangio's Steering Wheel

Juan Manuel Fangio is broadly remembered as the greatest racing driver of all time, his remarkable feat of winning the World Championship of Drivers five times whilst driving for four different teams (Alfa Romeo, Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz, and Maserati) has never been repeated. This 1956 Championship winning Lancia-Ferrari D50 steering wheel was gifted from Fangio to…

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