Once Upon A Wheel – Paul Newman’s Racing Documentary

Paul Newman Race Car

Once Upon A Wheel is Paul Newman’s iconic 1971 racing documentary, it’s a fascinating window into the period and it includes appearances by the likes of James Garner, Kirk Douglas, Mario Andretti, Stirling Moss, John Surtees, Richard Petty, Jackie Stewart, Hugh Downs, Dick Smothers, Dean Martin, Denny Hulme, Cesar Romero, Al Unser, Jackie Oliver, Pedro Rodriguez,…

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1 of 2 Ever Made – A Rare Original Honda S800 Racing

Honda S800 Racing Car Wheel 450x330 - 1 of 2 Ever Made - A Rare Original Honda S800 Racing

The Honda S800 Racing was a special and very limited edition model developed by Honda France as a turnkey high-performance model for aspiring amateur racing drivers. The Honda S800 The Honda S800 was directly based on the Honda S600, which itself was based on the Honda S500 – the latter being Honda’s second-ever production car…

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This Was Paul Newman’s* Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 3.0

Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 3.0 Paul Newman

In motor racing circles there are a few things that are invariably spoken of with only with deep reverence. Two of those things are Paul Newman, and the Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 3.0. Paul Newman – Race Car Driver (And Part-Time Actor) Although it isn’t commonly known outside motoring circles, Paul Newman had a career…

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A Brief History of the Ford Escort Mk 1

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Introduction: Exit the Anglia, Enter the Ford Escort Mk 1 The Ford Escort Mk 1 is one of the most beloved British cars of its generation with styling that quickly embedded itself into the British and European pantheon of humble commuter cars that made good on the race tracks of the Continent, not to mention…

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Untelevised Race: 1980 Showroom Stock C National Championship Race

1980 Showroom Stock C National Championship

Showroom Stock racing is exactly what it says on the box, cars are strictly limited to factory fresh condition with no performance modifications allowed. Only safety mods are permitted, typically limited to a roll bar, fire extinguisher, and multi-point driver restraints. This particular race was never televised and you can hear the commentators slipping between…

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Cannonball! World’s Greatest Outlaw Road Race – A True Story

Cannonball! Book Cover

The fact that Cannonball! is a true story is almost impossible to fathom looking back on it from 40+ years since it was last run. The Cannonball Baker Sea-To-Shining-Sea Memorial Trophy Dash The actual race was named the Cannonball Baker Sea-To-Shining-Sea Memorial Trophy Dash with the first running of the event taking place in 1971, though…

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