Racing Documentary: The Seven Second Love Affair

Rick Stewart Drag Racing Seven Second

The Seven Second Love Affair is a documentary that follows the trials and tribulations of one of the most likable (and successful) men from the golden era of American drag racing – Rick “The Iceman” Stewart. If you’ve seen the iconic Bruce Brown documentary On Any Sunday you’ll probably see a parallel between the two…

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Award-Winning Restoration – 1970 Plymouth Hemi Cuda

Plymouth Hemi Cuda

The Plymouth Hemi Cuda is now recognised as one of the most collectible of the original generation of muscle cars, it was first offered in 1970, but due to its significant cost increase over the other Cudas it sold in relatively limited numbers. Plymouth charged a $871 premium for the Hemi 426 V8 option –…

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Original Survivor – 1983 Toyota Hilux Pickup Truck

Toyota Hilux Pickup Truck

The Toyota Pickup Truck (known also as the Hilux in many world markets) is respected as one of the toughest 4x4s of its era – they’ve been to the Arctic and Antarctic, and survived all manner of abuse at the hands of Jeremy Clarkson. Although we now associate the Hilux with Toyota, the model has…

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1 of 404: An Original 1968 Shelby GT350 Mustang Convertible

Shelby GT350 Convertible Front

The 1968 iteration of the Shelby GT350 Mustang benefitted from a relocation of the production line from the California-based Shelby factory to the larger and more modern Ford plant in Ionia, Michigan. The advantage of this move was that 1968 and onward Shelby Mustangs tended to have overall better build quality, though purists do often…

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The Ferrari Testarossa – 1980s Supercar Royalty

Ferrari Testarossa

The Ferrari Testarossa is a supercar that can almost single-handedly define the 1980s – an decade of excess, Synthwave, fluorescent colors, Back to the Future, fast cars, and big hair. Unlike many of the well-known supercars from the ’80s like the Lamborghini Countach, the Porsche 911 Turbo, the De Tomaso Pantera, and the BMW M1 which…

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A French Retro-Futuristic Icon: The Renault Alpine GTA V6

Renault Alpine GTA V6 Headlight

The Renault Alpine GTA V6 was the successor to the Alpine A310, both cars share similar retro-futuristic 1980s styling, with lightweight fiberglass bodies mounted on a tubular steel backbone chassis. A Brief History of the Renault Alpine GTA V6 Alpine was established in 1955 by Jean Rédélé who ran a Dieppe garage, and had proven…

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MGB V8 GT and Roadster – The Essential Buying Guide

MGB GT Car 2

The MGB V8 has earned a reputation for being almost a blue-collar version of the Shelby Cobra, both cars share features including a stylish British body, an American-derived V8 engine mounted up front, rear wheel drive, and a power-to-weight ratio that was world-beating by 1960s standards. Of course, the MGB V8 wasn’t developed by Carroll…

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Little Dutch Sleeper: A Restomod 1380cc 1980 Classic Mini

Classic Mini Cooper Main

The Mini Cooper is probably the most famous giant killer in motorsport history, it was the performance version of the classic Mini, a car that had originally been designed in 1957 by Jack Daniels and Chris Kingham, with head designer Alec Issigonis doing the lion’s share. A Short History of the Classic Mini The design brief…

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