1980 Indianapolis 500

1980 Indianapolis 500

The 1980 Indianapolis 500 was a remarkable race for a few reasons, perhaps most notably for the extraordinary performance of Tom Sneva, who started the race dead last in 33rd place – before slowly working his way through the whole pack to 1st position. The race in commentated by Jackie Stewart, Chris Schenkel and Jim…

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Duesenberg Model SJ

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The Duesenberg Model SJ was to be one of the finest and fastest cars ever produced by the storied American luxury automobile manufacturer. Each of the J and SJ models were fitted with the straight-8 engine that had been designed by the Duesenberg brothers in the 1920s for motor racing. This engine was decades ahead…

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BMW M1

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The BMW M1 is a car that’s remarkable for a few reasons, it was to be BMW’s first mid-engined car and quickly became one of the most iconic supercars of the late 1970s. Originally co-developed as a joint BMW-Lamborghini automobile, BMW quickly took over the project and applied strict German precision to all elements of…

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Škoda Popular Sport “Monte Carlo” Wallpaper

Skoda Popular Sport Monte Carlo

Škoda is an automobile manufacturer that we don’t generally associate with ground-breaking design, but over the 120 year history of the Czech automobile manufacturer’s history they have produced a surprising number of beautiful motor cars. The model you see above is the special “Monte Carlo” version of the Škoda Popular Sport, the company had tasked…

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Top 5 Vintage Motorcycles On eBay This Week

Yamaha RD350

This week we focussed on vintage and retro motorcycles with race track ready fairings, any one of these bikes would be potentially ideal for using as your entry into the world of vintage motorcycle racing. First up is my own personal favourite – the Honda Interceptor. This V4-engined superbike was introduced by Honda in 1984…

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Alfa Romeo 2000 GTAm

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In 1967 Alfa Romeo unveiled the 2000 GTAm – a race version of the ever popular Giulia Sprint GT with an enlarged engine, a lightweight body and styling that could only have been the work of Giugaro. The fundamental body shape used by the 2000 GTAm is shared right across the model series, though the…

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Top 5 Vintage Motorcycles On eBay This Week

Harley CR250

This week our Top 5 has a decidedly track-focussed bent, making it ideal for those of you who like to race your vintage motorcycle investments. Choosing a personal favourite this week is almost impossible, the two Nortons are highly tempting, but then the Rickman would be the perfect weekend trail bike. The Harley CR250 is…

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For Sale: James May’s Porsche 911

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This is James May’s 1984 Porsche 911 Carrera and it’s a significant motor car for two reasons. Firstly, it belongs to James May. And secondly, it’s a 1984 model. Well-read Porschephiles will tell you that the 1984 model year is very significant for the 911 as it saw the introduction of the new 3.2 litre…

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Range Rover Classic

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The two-door Range Rover Classic has long been the number one 4×4 on my personal vehicular bucketlist, some consider it an usual choice but the rapidly growing trend of vintage off-roading is a strong indication that I’m not alone in my Range Rover sentiment. Some will try to tell you that old British 4x4s are…

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