McLaren Ford DFV 919 Engine Block Coffee Table

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When the McLaren Racing Formula 1 Team blew this engine during a test session in the mid-70s there are few who would have believed it would be offered for sale in Paris over 40 years later as a €1,500+ coffee table and wine rack. Before its explosive demise, the Ford DFV 919 V8 F1 engine…

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Documentary: Derek Warwick – Raw Racing

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This hour long interview film by Mario Muth offers an insightful and frank look into the life and times of former Formula 1 driver Derek Warwick. Derek is a member of the increasingly rare breed of top tier drivers who earned their position purely through talent, with no financial backing. Interestingly, he’s also driver I’m…

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Ferrari 640 F1-89 Kid’s Car

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This kid’s car is based on a Ferrari 640 F1-89 – the car remembered for being the first to use now-dominant semi-automtic gearbox technology in Formula 1. Teething problems with the new transmission had hampered the car’s development, but by the time it lined up on the grid in 1989 it had progressed to the…

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1975 Shadow DN5 Formula 1 Car

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The Shadow DN5 is a Formula 1 car that was raced in the 1975 and 1976 seasons with some notable successes, including a pole position in its first ever race outing at the 1975 Argentine Grand Prix. Impressively, the car set a new lap record and beat out the likes of Ferrari, Lotus, McLaren, Williams,…

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Documentary: Challenge for the Championship

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Challenge for the Championship is a short documentary produced for British Leyland that covers the 1977 Formula One season. It’s largely commentated by Colin Chapman, and offers a unique look into the insight he had, it’s also interesting to note how much is the same within F1 even 40+ years later. There’s some excellent footage…

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James Hunt Poster Series

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This series of four James Hunt posters were created by the team at Automobilist to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the British driver’s World Championship victory, piloting the McLaren M23. The 1976 season was exceedingly volatile and the battles between Niki Lauda and James Hunt became legendary, eventually inspiring the 2013 blockbuster film “Rush” starring…

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Documentary: The Grid

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The Grid is a Horizon documentary showing the inner workings of the Williams Formula One team during the controversial 1981 season. Much of the film is spent discussing and explaining the ground effect systems being developed by the teams to optimize under-car aerodynamics. Some of the systems are startlingly clever and some are a little…

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1965 McLaren M1B Group 7 Can-Am Racer

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A Brief History of McLaren Can-Am Racing McLaren are famous for their long Formula 1 history and more recently for their road-going supercars like the P1, the 720S, and the 570S. Long before the road cars and slightly before their successes in Formula 1, McLaren were famous for their dominance of the Canadian-American Challenge Cup…

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Documentary: Clash Of The Titans – Lauda vs Hunt

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The extraordinary battle between James Hunt and Niki Lauda during the 1976 Formula 1 World Championship has become motorsport legend. It was even made into a blockbuster film in 2013 by Ron Howard with Chris Hemsworth as Hunt and Daniel Brühl as Lauda. This documentary is an earlier look into the season, including period interviews…

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Documentary: The 1988 Season with Williams F1

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This film, called “Toys For The Boys”, is a look at the 1988 Formula One season through the eyes of the Williams Team. It offers interesting insight into the lives and philosophy of the engineers and other team members, it also includes some excellent racing footage. Perhaps the most startling thing is just how little…

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Ex-Michael Schumacher 1991 Benetton F1 Car

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Michael Schumacher is a man who needs no introduction, even people who’ve never seen a Formula 1 race in their lives have heard of him, and know of his remarkable feats driving some of the fastest race cars ever developed. Over the course of his career Schumacher won 7 Formula 1 World Championships, with 68…

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