We’ve been going through a bit of a vintage drag phase over here at Silodrome for the past few weeks, I think it’s because few other motorsports provide so many captivating photographs in such a small space of time.
The Clubmaster by Ray-Ban is one of the most iconic sunglass designs of the 20th century, the retro look has now entered “timeless” status – meaning they’re in the same league as the Wayfarer and the Aviator as sunglasses that you can wear no matter what the current trends are, and still look good.
For those of you who didn’t know, a “Silodrome” is actually a Wall of Death, a huge silo shaped chamber in which stuntmen (and women) ride around the walls at speeds high enough to create G-forces higher than gravity. This allows them to ride at a 90 degree angle to the ground whilst generally goofing around almost never dying.
Mercedes-Benz produced 1,400 300 SL Gullwings between 1954 and 1963, of this number just 29 were aluminium alloy bodied like the car you see here. The allow body saved 80 kilograms of weight over the more common steel bodied variant, but its cost was prohibitive for all but the wealthiest of motorists. Under its skin,…