U-boat Blueprints

German UBoat Submarine Blueprint #1

In the post-WWII years Winston Churchill once famously said “The only thing that really frightened me during the war was the U-boat peril”, this was largely because of how reliant Britain was on supplies, manpower and equipment from Canada, the USA, Australia and further afield. If Hitler had successfully managed to close off the resupply…

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Targa Florio Wallpaper

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The Targa Florio is one of the oldest and most important motor races in the world, it was first run in 1906 when cars where little more than motorised carriages, and it encompassed the entire island of Sicily – with competitors battling it out to lap the island as quickly as the stony dirt roads…

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Easy Rider Wallpapers

Easy Rider Wallpapers

There are few films that capture the independent spirit of the Americans better than Easy Rider, a 1969 cult classic starring Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper and Jack Nicholson – with Phil Spector getting a look in too. I’ve had these images on file for a while and the 4th of July – American Independence Day…

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Iconic Automobile Wallpapers

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This series of minimalist wallpapers is the work of artist Nik Schulz, the owner and proprietor of L-Dopa – a design and illustration firm that produces art for people who prefer a Mustang to a Monet. Nik kindly creates high-resolution desktop wallpapers of his art and gives them away for free. If you’d like to…

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Ayrton Senna Wallpaper

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The story of Ayrton Senna and his rise to the highest echelons of motorsport reads like a slightly unrealistic Hollywood script – a young Brazilian boy who started life with such poor coordination that he needed medical tests goes on to learn how to drive a Jeep by the age of 7 (without use of…

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Bugatti Type 57SC Cutaway Wallpaper

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The Bugatti Type 57SC represented to the final evolution of the storied Type 57, a luxurious grand tourer fitted with a Bugatti Grand Prix engine capable of launching it to just a whisker under 100mph – an astonishing speed for 1934. As the model was developed by its creator Jean Bugatti (son of company founder…

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Flugplatz Flyer Wallpaper

Nurburgring Flugplatz Flyer Wallpaper

Flugplatz is an uphill, twin-apex corner on the south west section of the infamous Nürburgring. The name literally means “flying place” in German, though interestingly the name didn’t come from the flying automobiles frequently seen in the area – the Flugplatz was named because of its proximity to an abandoned glider airfield. The photograph you…

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Divina Galica Wallpaper

Divina-Galica

Divina Galica was only the third woman to ever race in Formula 1, interestingly it came about because she was a British Olympic skier and was invited to take part in a celebrity automobile race. She stunned the field with her talent and was quickly hired to race in the 1976 British Shellsport International Group…

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Nürburgring Wallpaper

Nürburgring Wallpaper

The Nordschleife (northern loop) of the Nürburgring is a circuit that any true racing enthusiast needs to attempt at least once – Jackie Stewart famously referred to it as the Green Hell due to the fact that it’s 20.8 kilometres (12.9 miles) long, covers over 300 meters (984 feet) of elevation changes and has minimal…

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Nissan Skyline Cutaway Wallpaper

Nissan Skyline Cutaway Wallpaper

The Nissan Skyline GT-R is without question one of the most important sports cars ever to come out of Japan, I know there are contrarians out there who’ll attempt to argue with me about that statement, but these people are simpletons and it’s best to ignore them. The Skyline started life as car built by…

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Mini Cooper S Cutaway Wallpaper

Mini Cooper Cutaway

This is a cutaway of the now legendary #52 Mini Cooper S driven to victory at the 1965 Monte Carlo Rallye by the Timo Mäkinen / Paul Easter team. The variety seen in the field of cars that entered in ’65 was extraordinary, the second and third place finishers were Eugen Böhringer / Rolf Wütherich…

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