The Wing Man – Robin Herd

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The Wing Man is a short film from McLaren that was created to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Robin Herd joining Bruce McLaren’s racing team. Herd was hired directly from the Concorde project despite his lack of formal training in race car engineering. The influence that Robin had on McLaren in its formative years was…

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The Phil Hill Story

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The Phil Hill Story is a slightly older documentary about America’s only native born Formula 1 World Champion. Hill was a famously quiet and reserved man who once said “I’m in the wrong business. I don’t want to beat anybody, I don’t want to be the big hero. I’m a peace-loving man, basically.” Despite his…

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Supercharged: The Grand Prix Car – Documentary

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Supercharged: The Grand Prix Car is a slightly older documentary about some of the greatest years in Grand Prix racing – the 1924 to 1939 period. I don’t think any other era of motor racing has ever matched the sheer pace of innovation see in the pre-WWII years, and it’s unlikely that we’ll see anything…

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Graham Hill Describes A Lap Of Monaco

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At the time of writing we’re a few hours away from the start of the 2015 Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix – a race considered by many to be the best of the year, which is oftentimes backed up by viewership figures which tend to be significantly higher than any other race. This clip was…

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Vintage Monaco F1 Poster

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Michael Turner has been creating automotive art and racing posters since the early 1960s, he was born in 1934 and somewhat amazingly – you can still order original art from him today via his website Studio 88. The poster you see here was created in-period for the 1970 Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix, it’s being…

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Ayrton Senna Wallpaper

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The story of Ayrton Senna and his rise to the highest echelons of motorsport reads like a slightly unrealistic Hollywood script – a young Brazilian boy who started life with such poor coordination that he needed medical tests goes on to learn how to drive a Jeep by the age of 7 (without use of…

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Stuart Lewis-Evans Wallpaper

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Stuart Lewis-Evans was an up and coming racing driver and good friend of the young Stirling Moss, this image was taken in September 1953 when Stuart was just 23 years old and it shows him unloading his Cooper 500 Formula 3 racing car at the Crystal Palace race circuit in South London – from the…

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9 Days In Summer

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9 Days In Summer is a documentary created by Ford in 1967-68, the film covered the development and subsequent successes of the Ford Cosworth DFV V8 and the Lotus 49 – a pairing that would go on to win the world championship in 1968 and 1970. The 3 litre Ford Cosworth DFV V8 would become…

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Lancia D50 Cutaway Wallpaper

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The Lancia D50 was a revolutionary Formula 1 car first introduced in 1954, it was a design far ahead of its time and when it was running on form, it was almost unbeatable. It was designed by Vittorio Jano for Lancia in 1954 and it incorporated a series of unusual and highly effective features –…

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Flugplatz Flyer Wallpaper

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Flugplatz is an uphill, twin-apex corner on the south west section of the infamous Nürburgring. The name literally means “flying place” in German, though interestingly the name didn’t come from the flying automobiles frequently seen in the area – the Flugplatz was named because of its proximity to an abandoned glider airfield. The photograph you…

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Turbo: Made To Measure

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Turbo: Made To Measure is a film covering the development of the turbocharged Ford TEC V6 engine that was used in the mid-80s Haas Lola Formula 1 car. It’s an interesting look into the development of the engine that starts with the catastrophic failure of the originally intended 4-cylinder turbo and subsequent post-mortem. It’s hard…

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