1935 Willys Gasser

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To cut a long story short, a Gasser is style of American drag racing car designed to run on regular pump gasoline, rather than race fuel or ethanol. They run on gas, so they called them gassers. Despite the sensible name, there’s nothing at all sensible about the cars themselves. In fact they almost seem…

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1980 Renault 5 Turbo

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The French have their own unique approach to building cars. If you don’t know what I mean just take a look at the Citroën 2CV, the Renault Twizy, anything built by Voisin, the Helicon, or the Citroen DS. Whereas the Brits, Germans, and Italians all generally chose similar paths for their four-wheeled horseless carriages the…

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1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Lightweight

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The car you’re looking at here is widely considered to be the most successful Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 of all time. This is a remarkable feat considering the broad successes of the Carrera RS 2.7 in competition, both on the asphalt and in the world of rally. The Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 The Porsche 911 Carrera…

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1966 Shelby GT350 – Period SCCA Race Car

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The original Shelby Mustangs of 1965 and 1966 are known as the lightest and most uncompromising examples of the Carroll Shelby tuned pony car. Later year models would get heavier and more road oriented, but for those who wanted to race hard and stretch their sidewalls, the GT350 has always been a favorite. A Brief…

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When Sex Was Safe

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Sir Jackie Stewart once famously said “When I was in Formula One, sex was safe and motor racing was dangerous” – funnily enough it was Stewart himself who was largely responsible for many of the safety advances made in motor racing during his time as a driver and later as a team owner. The new…

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1955 Ferrari 121 LM

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This car was one of the Scuderia Ferrari Works entries in the 1955 Mille Miglia – a challenging 1,000 mile race across Italy held on public roads. It was originally a 3.7 litre vehicle with 280 hp and a kerb weight of 850 kilograms, Paolo Marzotto was the driver but he didn’t get far – the…

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1985 Mazda RX-7 Evo Group B Works Racer

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Original, unused Group B rally cars come up for pubic auction exceedingly rarely. In fact I can’t think of even one in recent memory. So you’ll appreciate the amount of interest this 1985 Mazda RX-7 Evo Group B Works car is likely to attract when it rolls onto the auction block in London this September. The Mazda…

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1968 Chevrolet Corvette L88 Sunray-DX Race Car

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The L88 Corvette is a vehicle spoken about among the Chevrolet cognoscenti with the kind of hushed reverence usually reserved for matters of state diplomacy or religion. With 560+hp on tap right off the showroom floor there weren’t many American cars that could realistically compete with the L88 – as is evidenced by the long…

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1959 AJS 7R

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Phil Walker designed the 7R with a single cylinder, single overhead camshaft engine – based on the lessons learned with the pre-WWII “cammy” engines. The chain driven overhead camshaft gives the 7Rs engine a distinctive look on the timing side, with an oftentimes gold-painted timing and cam cover sitting below the AJS fuel tank with its large knee indents on either side.

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1956 Aston Martin DBR1

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The Aston Martin DBR1 is likely to become the single most expensive British car of all time when it rolls across the auction block with RM Sotheby’s next month in Monterey. Estimates are in the $20+ million USD range at the moment, and some say that might be a little on the conservative side, after…

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Dunlop Vintage Racing Tires

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Tire technology has come an extraordinarily long way over the past few decades, hundreds of millions have been spent developing better tire compounds and improving tire structure, resulting in much improved safety and significantly increased speeds. While this new technology is excellent, there is still a huge market for vintage-styled rubber to fit classic and…

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