Aston Martin Virage Cutaway

Aston Martin V8 Virage Cutaway

In 1988 at the Birmingham Motor Show Aston Martin introduced their new sports coupe – the Virage. At its heart was a 32-valve 5.3 litre V8 with Callaway-designed heads and Weber-Marelli fuel injection, it was capable of 330 hp and 364 lb ft of torque – putting it very close to supercar performance territory at the…

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Henry Ford Wallpaper

Henry Ford Wallpaper

Henry Ford is almost certainly one of the most influential men of the 20th century, his creation of an automobile that was affordable for the masses triggered a global democratisation of motorised transportation, it created a new phenomenon called suburbs, and it one of the key factors driving global exploration for oil. As a man, those…

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Bluebird Wallpaper

Donald Campbell's Bluebird Hero

On the 17th of July 1964, Donald Campbell shattered the world land speed record with an average speed of 403.10 mph (648.73 kph) across the salt flats of Lake Eyre in South Australia. Lake Eyre is one of the few places in the world suitable for land speed record attempts, with its far more famous…

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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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