1990 Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix

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The 1990 Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix was a tempestuous event, it included one of the most significant first lap incidents in the history of the small European principality’s race. The drivers include Ayrton Senna, Gerhard Berger, Alain Prost, Jean Alesi, Riccardo Patrese, Nigel Mansell, Nelson Piquet and 23 others – the full field was…

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Ayrton Senna’s Lotus 97T

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Ayrton Senna’s first win was a borderline cinematic effort on a rainy Sunday afternoon at the 1985 Portuguese Grand Prix, he was driving the Lotus 97T and the win would be Lotus’s first since the untimely death of Colin Chapman in 1982. Senna’s long list of wins began with the car you see pictured here,…

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Jaguar F1 Keyring

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This is a brass valve guide from a 2004 Jaguar Formula 1 car, it’s been modified into a keyring by Ledon Gifts – a specialist British company that creates highly-collectible souvenirs from retired part sets. The Jaguar Racing F1 Team was created by Ford after they bought Jackie Stewart’s team, in 2004 the Jaguar team…

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Jim Clark – The Quiet Champion

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“Jim Clark – The Quiet Champion” is a BBC documentary about one of Formula 1’s truly great drivers. Born in Fife, Scotland the quite and unassuming Brit would go on to win 2 back to back Formula 1 World Championships before flying across pond and winning the Indianapolis 500 in 1965. In 1968 he was…

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Ferrari Dino 156 F1 Sharknose

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The Sharknose Ferrari is without a doubt one of the most famous vintage Formula 1 cars to ever turn a wheel in anger. Officially called the Ferrari 156 F1, it was powered by a 65 degree 1.5 litre V6 that was switched out mid-season for a new and more powerful unit designed by Carlo Chiti…

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1982 South African Grand Prix

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The 1982 South African Grand Prix was a highly contentious race and it very nearly didn’t take place, the entire field of drivers commandeered a bus and left the circuit in the days leading up to the race, protesting the plans by FISA (The Fédération Internationale du Sport Automobile) to change the terms of the…

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1966 Brabham-Repco BT20 Formula 1 Car

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The 1966 Brabham-Repco BT20 Formula 1 car is a testament to old fashioned Aussie ingenuity, the Australians (and New Zealanders) have always been so far away from the large manufacturing industries of Europe and North America that they’ve had to learn to adapt, repurpose and invent things rather than just walk down the road and…

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1974 Hesketh 308 Formula 1 Car

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Few Formula 1 cars from the ’70s are remembered as fondly as the 1974 Hesketh 308, it was the first car built by the Hesketh Formula 1 Team – a team that could only have thrived in the decade of big sideburns, big tires and big disco. After having used a March 731 chassis throughout the…

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1989 Ferrari F1-89 Formula 1 Car

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Car guys all have their own vehicle preferences and aspirations. One of the few aspirations shared by almost all car guys is to own a balls-to-the-wall racing car that would (wife-permitting) be parked in the livingroom during the week, then trailered to the local race track for a little white-knuckle entertainment on weekends. When it…

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Formula One Speaker Dock

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The Formula One Speaker Dock you see above is made from an actual retired right manifold pulled off one of the previous generation V8 F1 cars, customers are given a choice between a Cosworth DFV, a 2006 Renault RS26 or a 2007 Ferrari 056. I’m not particularly well-versed in the trickery and magic of high-end hifi…

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Stirling Moss and a Cup of Tea

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The image above is undoubtably one of the most English things I’ve ever seen, it was taken in 1959 and shows British Formula 1 driver and racing legend Sir Stirling Moss enjoying a hot cup of tea in the cockpit of his Vanwall grand prix racing car. A couple of years earlier in 1957 Vanwall…

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