Lamborghini Miura P400 S

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The story of the founding of Lamborghini is almost as famous as the cars produced by the exotic Italian automaker. A significantly condensed version would go something like this: Ferruccio Lamborghini was an extraordinarily wealthy Italian businessman who had made his fortune building tractors from surplus military parts in the years after WWII. He had a…

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Ferrari Duostop Rally Timer

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Rally timers were (and still are) absolutely essential for competitors in events like the Mille Miglia, this pair of timers was built by Hanhart for Ferrari and it was used actively in competition throughout the ’50s and ’60s. Hanhart designed this timer to be either mounted on the dashboard or worn around the neck with…

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Crystal Palace Jacket by Belstaff

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The Crystal Palace jacket by Belstaff is a relatively recent addition to their expanding line of armoured motorcycle gear. The brand is more famous for their waxed cotton apparel but they’ve been hard at work behind the scenes developing jackets that offer modern levels of protection for motorcyclists. Each Crystal Palace jacket is made from…

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KRGT-1 by Arch Motorcycles

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The KRGT-1 by Arch Motorcycles is the latest offering in the rapidly expanding sport cruiser motorcycle genre – currently dominated by the likes of the Ducati Diavel and the Harley-Davidson V-Rod. Each KRGT-1 is built to order and tailored to suit each individual owner, and all of the bikes are fitted with the monumental S&S Cycle…

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Mid-Engined 1963 Chevrolet Corvette

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The Chevrolet Corvette is a car that’s about 40 years overdue for a mid-engine layout. I’m sure the purists will wail and fling their faeces at me for saying that, but a Corvette with the engine in the back would be a Ferrari-killer with an almost blue collar friendly price tag. If that doesn’t spike…

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Ferrari 400 Superamerica

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The Ferrari 400 Superamerica was the luxurious follow-on model from the 410 Superamerica, as is often the case with Ferrari the 400 and 410 designations referenced swept capacity – the 410 used the 5 litre (~410cc per cylinder) “long-block” Lampredi-designed V12 and the 400 used the newer and more advanced Colombo-designed SOHC 4.0 litre V12. Interestingly,…

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Ferrari BB 512

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Ferrari produced the Berlinetta Boxer series between 1973 and 1984, they were all powered by mid-mounted flat-12 engines and many of the styling cues introduced on the BB series can still be seen in Ferrari’s current model range. The Ferrari BB 512 was the middle child in the series, it was also the most powerful…

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Jaguar D-Type

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The D-Type Jaguar is an excellent example of what happens when you take an aeronautical engineer and have him design you a racing car. Post-WWII Britain was brimming with engineers used to the fast-paced design and engineering required during times of war, and this mindset helped launch the country to the forefront of both automobile…

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Bugatti Type 57SC Cutaway Wallpaper

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The Bugatti Type 57SC represented to the final evolution of the storied Type 57, a luxurious grand tourer fitted with a Bugatti Grand Prix engine capable of launching it to just a whisker under 100mph – an astonishing speed for 1934. As the model was developed by its creator Jean Bugatti (son of company founder…

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Austin-Healey 100S

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The Austin-Healey 100S was created by Donald Healey as a purpose built racer to show the potential of his relatively new 100/4, only 50 chassis would be built in the 100S series for homologation purposes and the first one was raced in anger at the 12 Hours of Sebring in 1954 (the “S” in 100S…

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Ferrari 250 GT Lusso

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I was on my way to a car show last weekend when a bright red Ferrari 250 GT Lusso went past travelling in the opposite direction, I very nearly ploughed into the central divider whilst shouting something incoherent to my Mrs in the passenger seat that must have sounded something a little like 250gtlusso250gtlusso250gtlusso250gtlusso. Her…

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