1927 Isotta Fraschini 8A S Roadster

Isotta Fraschini

Isotta Fraschini is an automaker that’s largely unknown today, but back in their pre-Depression heyday they were globally recognised as a leader in the production of luxury automobiles – second only to Rolls-Royce in fame and reputation. The company started life in 1900 as a small Italian outfit that assembled and sold early Renault automobiles,…

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1982 Ferrari BB 512i

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The Ferrari BB 512i was to be the last of the popular BB 512 (Berlinetta Boxer) models, the little “i” added to the name was to indicate that it was now fuel injected – with a Bosch K-Jetronic CIS fuel injection unit that both improved throttle response and helped tidy up emissions. As with its…

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Top 5 Cafe Racers On eBay This Week

Top 5 Cafe Racers

The Cafe Racer has been a major fixture of the custom motorcycle world since they first started rolling out of small British sheds in the late 1950s. They’re now a global phenomenon and we regularly see them being built in garages and workshops from Java to Jersey – the fundamentals are usually defined as a Manx-style fuel…

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Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA Coupé

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The Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA Coupé is the lightweight version of the more common Giulia Sprint GT. The additional “A” in the name stands for “Alleggerita” – Italian for lightweight. The body panels were all shaped from aluminium instead of the steel used on the GT model, the body was then riveted to the…

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1934 MG Magnette Racing Special

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This 1934 MG Magnette ND/NE Racing Special has a fascinating history – it was built and sold to W E C Watkinson, a recognised MG ‘works’ factory driver who had the factory install an NE-specification racing engine. Watkinson raced this car at Brooklands and elsewhere in the United Kingdom before the start of WWII in…

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WWII in Colour – The Air War

WWII in Colour - The Air War

WWII in Colour – The Air War is a one and a half hour documentary covering the use of aircraft throughout the Second World War, as a bonus the footage is all in colour – which seems to bring it home in a way that black and white never really does. Recently I’ve been working my…

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Magnus Walker 911 Wallpaper

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Magnus Walker is a leading light in the modern world of vintage Porsche 911 collecting, between Walker and Jerry Seinfeld you’ll find every historically significant 911 ever made – with Seinfeld being more of a purist and Walker being a student of the Outlaw school of thought. The 911 you see here is Walker’s most…

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21-Window Deluxe Volkswagen Type 2

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The Volkswagen Type 2 is better known by the nicknames it received in the various countries where it was sold, the Americans usually call it the the Bus or Hippie Van, the Brits call it the Camper and every Australian I talked to knows the Type 2 only as the Kombi Van. Following on from…

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1955 Belgian Grand Prix

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1955 Belgian Grand Prix is a Shell film from the same year, covering the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa in surprising detail. It’s fascinating to see behind the scenes and watch men like Fangio and Moss belting their Mercedes up Eau Rouge in the wet, with no roll over protection not even a hint of…

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Alpine-Renault A110

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The Alpine-Renault A110 is remembered for two things, it’s beauty and its extraordinary rally abilities. The model had quite a long life for a sports car, it was introduced by the small French marque Alpine in 1961 and continued production until 1977 – it even saw parallel production lines running in both Mexico and Bulgaria…

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20 Essential Motorcycle Films

Top Motorcycle Movies

This list of 20 motorcycle films is a collection of my personal favourites, it includes both feature films and documentaries from the 1950s right the way through to 2014, you’ll have seen some of them and not seen others (probably) so take a scroll through and see what you like. Not all of these films…

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