Full Race: 1981 Daytona 500

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The 1981 Daytona 500 was a unique race for a number of reasons, it also featured a remarkably tight finish, with just 3.5 seconds between 1st and 2nd place. If you haven’t seen the race, or you can’t remember who won, stop reading now and hit play above (I’m going to post spoilers below). The…

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Cobra Caravan Survivor: 1965 Shelby GT350 R

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Carroll Shelby In 1965, the Shelby American Company was far less famous than they are now. Carroll Shelby was a retired race car driver with a win a Le Mans under his belt, and a congenital heart condition that meant he often need to pop nitroglycerin tablets under his tongue while driving to manage his…

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1990 US-Spec Ferrari F40

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As far as supercars go, the F40 is king. It’s not the only king of course, but it’s one of the major ones. It’s kind of like the King Henry the VIII of supercars in that it’ll take as many wives as it damn well pleases, and it’d have no crisis of conscious if it needed…

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1971 TVR Vixen 2500

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TVR is a British low-volume car maker famous for two things – 1: It’s name is a contraction of “Trevor” because that’s the company founder’s name, and 2: Its cars are so raw and visceral they’re famous for showing up any shortcomings in a driver’s abilities. Often by flying sideways through a hedge.

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1963 Ford Galaxie 500 Lightweight

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The 1963 Ford Galaxie 500 Lightweight (or more correctly 1963½), is a factory-built racing special that’s revered for being exceptionally quick down the quarter mile, and so rare that most have never actually seen one in person.

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Documentary: The 1956 Joie Chitwood Hell Drivers

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The Joie Chitwood’s Hell Drivers show started just after the Second World War in the USA as a traveling spectacle seen by hundreds of thousands of Americans each year. Joie (that’s the correct spelling) had started out as a dirt track driver before moving up to NASCAR. After WWII he bought the ramps and cars…

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Preston Tucker’s Own Personal Tucker 48

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The Tucker 48 is unquestionably one of the most beloved American cars of all time. The story of its development, production, and downfall are the thing of legend – and it’s a story known by many thanks to the Francis Ford Coppola film Tucker: The Man and His Dream starring Jeff Bridges.

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The Last Shelby Cobra 289

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This is the last Shelby 289 Cobra that would ever be sold, capping off a remarkably successful run that gave the humble AC Ace Roadster a whole new lease on life, not to mention global fame and notoriety. Although the latter Cobras with their mighty 427 cubic inch engines tend to dominate the bedroom-wall-poster-world, the…

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Rêve de Gosse by Raoul.W

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Rêve de Gosse is a sculpture by Raoul.W, a French artist with a far better understanding of automobile mechanics and design than most, as he spent decades restoring vintage cars before creating a name for himself as an artist. This piece is titled Rêve de Gosse (Dream Kid), he created it in 2015 by painstakingly…

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1986 Ford RS200 Evolution Group B

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The Ford RS200 rose from the ashes of the ill-fated Escort RS 1700T project – after a successful rally programme based around the earlier Escorts, Ford knew it needed a revolutionary new car to compete with the likes of Audi, Peugeot and Renault.

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Period Promotional Film: 1962 Ford Mustang I Concept

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The 1962 Ford Mustang I is a concept car that shared almost nothing with the car that would go on to wear the Mustang badge. It’s a bit of an open question as to what might have happened if the Mustang that was offered to the American public was similar to the early concept car…

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Paul McCartney’s Aston Martin DB5

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Although he’s obviously best known for his music, Paul McCartney is also an inveterate car guy, with a list of formerly-owned classics as long as your arm. One of his first “big” automotive purchases was the car you see here, a brand new Aston Martin DB5 in 1964 – possibly influenced by the fact that the…

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