An Italian-American Supercar – The De Tomaso Pantera GT5

De Tomaso Pantera GT5 Back

The De Tomaso Pantera GT5 was, in some respects, the blue-collar version of the Lamborghini Countach. Both cars featured a sweeping wedge-shaped profile, big wings, flared wheel aches, roaring engines and more horsepower than half a dozen family sedans. When new, the Countach cost over $100,000 (in 1980s money) and required a king’s ransom in…

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The First Mid-Engined BMW Supercar – The BMW M1

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The BMW M1 was built almost entirely thanks to retired racing driver and head of BMW M-division Jochen Neerpasch, who wanted to challenge Porsche in Group 5 racing, but needed a new purpose-built car to do it. The BMW M1 The project to design and build the car was contracted to Lamborghini – as BMW…

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1955 Moretti 750 Gran Sport Barchetta

Moretti 750 Gran Sport Barchetta Overhead

The Moretti 750 Gran Sport Barchetta is an exceptionally rare sports car, just three were made with this body style, and it’s believed that this is the only one with a lightweight tubular steel chassis. Motorsport historians have pondered that the example you see here may very well be the same Moretti 750 that wore…

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A Drivable 1:2 Scale 1977 Ferrari 312T2 Formula 1 Car

Italy Car Ferrari 312T2 Formula 1 Childs Car

The Original Ferrari 312T2 In 1976 Niki Lauda drove the Ferrari 312T2 Formula 1 car to a Constructor’s Championship alongside teammate Clay Regazzoni, Lauda missed out on winning the Driver’s Championship by a single point as a result of his horrific crash at the German Grand Prix at the Nürburgring. After very nearly dying in the…

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The Art of Adam Ambro

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Adam Ambro is an architect based in Golden, Colorado, with a passion for both art and cars. His day job keeps him busy, and in 2013 he won the AIA Denver Young Architect of the Year Award, followed in 2014 with him being named an Engineering News Record Mountain States Top 20 Under 40 Professional….

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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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