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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James Hunt Wallpaper

Many of you have been asking where you can get a high-resolution download of that James Hunt picture we added on Facebook yesterday, I’ve added it above in a 1200 pixel wide desktop wallpaper ready format, all you need to do is drag and drop it to your computer’s desktop – If you’d like the…

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1986 British Grand Prix

When it comes to my all time favourite Formula 1 races, the 1986 British Grand Prix is right up near the top of list. It was to be the last time a Formula 1 race would be held at Brands Hatch, it was the first time Sir Frank Williams returned to the pit lane after…

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Hesketh Racing T-Shirt

By now many of you will have seen the film “Rush” and those of you who hadn’t encountered the story of the Hesketh Racing Team will now be familiar with the story, although in truth, the story of the Hesketh Racing Team deserves its own film. For the 1974 season, Lord Hesketh adopted a helmet-wearing…

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