BMW 503 – The Car That Nearly Bankrupted BMW

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The BMW 503 and its stablemate, the BMW 507, very nearly sunk the German automaker in the 1950s due to the runaway costs associated with their production. Despite the troubles the cars caused BMW, they’re remembered today as amongst the most beautiful designs produced by the marque in the 20th century. The BMW 503 –…

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1954 Kurtis 500KK SR-100 – A Rare American Road-Legal Racer

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The Kurtis 500KK was a road-going sports car developed by Frank Kurtis using much the same architecture under its bodywork as his Indianapolis 500 winning race cars. Kurtis was a tour-de-force in the American racing scene in the mid-20th century, he also developed the Kurtis-Omohundro in 1947 – considered by some to be the first…

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The Automotive Art of Revolicius

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Revolicius is a new automotive art company established by Stamatis Tsirdimos and operating out of Marathon in Greece. As with many of us Stamatis first became enamoured with motor racing and Formula 1 as a child, watching the icons of the age battling it out around Monza, Silverstone, Monaco, and the Nurburgring. This series of…

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The Glasspar G2 – The First Fibreglass-Bodied Production Car

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The Glasspar G2 is considered by many automotive historians to be the first production car with a fibreglass body, it was a major contributing factor behind the surge in popularity of fibreglass-bodied vehicles in the United States in the 1950s and beyond – resulting in iconic cars like the Chevrolet Corvette, the Meyers Manx, and the…

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1961 Bedford CA Dormobile – The Iconic British Camper

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The Bedford CA Dormobile camper provided thousands of middle class British families with their own mobile holiday homes in the 1950s and ’60s. Campers and caravans would flood the British motorways during the summer holidays, much to the chagrin of regular motorists. Holidaymakers would head north, east, south, and west – some to the coast…

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Randy Grubb’s Latest Creation – The Magic Bus

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Randy Grubb is a custom car and motorcycle builder perhaps best known for being the man who built Jay Leno’s Tank Car. Grubb’s garage has turned out a remarkable body of work including the B-702, Piss’d Off Pete, the Falconer Dodici, the DecoPods, and the DecoLiner. Randy Grubb’s Magic Bus The Magic Bus is Randy…

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