Jaguar F1 Keyring

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

“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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Supercharged: Grand Prix Cars 1924-1939

Warning: This film contains graphic racing accident footage including 2-3 probable fatalities, don’t click the play button if you’re likely to find that upsetting. Supercharged: Grand Prix Cars 1924-1939 is a vintage film that covers some of the formative years of Grand Prix racing, it’s a fascinating look at some of the most technologically advanced…

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Niki Lauda Explains Formula 1 – 1985

  This film, titled Niki Lauda Explains Formula 1, is a 1985 documentary that explains the F1 cars and technologies of the era. It’s a remarkable opportunity to see Lauda in the post-Rush days and listen to him explaining car balance, transmissions and engines from the midst of the original turbo era. It’s just under 20…

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