Beese Wendt’s Vincent Hillclimber

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Between them, Glen Kyle and Beese Wendt won won 5 National Hillclimbing Championships aboard the heavily customised Vincent Rapide Series B Hillclimber you see pictured above and below. The Glen Kyle Era The bike started out as a stock 1948 Vincent Rapide Series B, but it was acquired by Glen Kyle in the late 1950s and…

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1926 Chandler Six Racing Car

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In 1926 Ralph Mulford, one of the greatest of the early American racing drivers, drove a Chandler Six to an overall win in the annual Pikes Peak Hill Climb. Sometimes referred to as “The Race to the Clouds”, the Pikes Peak Hill Climb is a 12.42 mile track that winds up the side of Pikes Peak, with over 156 turns climbing 4,720 ft to a total elevation of 14,110 ft.

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Documentary: Jaguar At Le Mans In 1953

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The 24 hour endurance race in 1953 at the Circuit de la Sarthe in Le Mans, France was a comeback year for Jaguar, after a disastrous performance the year before. The early overheating issues that had plagued the still-new Jaguar C-Type had largely been rectified, and 1953 would see the addition of disc brakes to…

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1954 Jaguar XK120 Competition

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The Jaguar XK120 was first shown to the public in 1948, it was just 3 years since the end of the Second World War and this new, sleek Jaguar was exactly what the British public needed. Even though the price tag was far beyond reach for most working class Brits, the fact that it was the fastest production car in the world was a source of great pride – Jaguar further capitalised on this by setting multiple world speed and endurance records with the XK120 over the course of its 1948 to 1954 production run.

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1920 Hudson Super Six Racing Car

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This 1920 Hudson Super Six is a two-man racing car likely built to compete in the iconic American “Junk Formula” races of the early 20th century. The interestingly named racing series was named for the cars that raced in it, oftentimes older two-person vehicles with modified passenger car engines fitted to modified road car chassis.

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Steve McQueen’s Race Suit From “Le Mans”

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This is the original Steve McQueen race suit and helmet from his now legendary 1971 film Le Mans. The last time it came up for sale it went for almost $1 million USD ($984,000 USD), and it’s likely to surpass that figure handsomely this time around. Le Mans is a movie that any self-respecting car…

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1956 Cooper-Climax T39 Bobtail Racer

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The mid-engined Cooper-Climax Bobtail was an early part of a major global motorsport revolution. Its mid-engined layout combined with a space frame chassis and lightweight alloy body would form a template that would be copied far and wide – eventually becoming the de facto structure for almost all sports racing cars.

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1977 Speedway World Championship Final Winning Jawa Racer

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The Jawa 500 DOHC is one of the most successful speedway motorcycles of its time, largely thanks to its incredibly solid and simple construction. Jawa was founded in Prague, Czechoslovakia in 1929 by industrialist František Janeček who had bought the remnants of motorcycle manufacturer Wanderer. The name “Jawa” was created by combining the first two…

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1975 Shadow DN5 Formula 1 Car

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The Shadow DN5 is a Formula 1 car that was raced in the 1975 and 1976 seasons with some notable successes, including a pole position in its first ever race outing at the 1975 Argentine Grand Prix. Impressively, the car set a new lap record and beat out the likes of Ferrari, Lotus, McLaren, Williams,…

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Rally Fighter

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The Rally Fighter was first released in 2010 by American company Local Motors. Each is built by hand in the USA, and somewhat unusually, customers are required to go into the factory to help build their own car alongside the engineers, technicians, and mechanics who work there.

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1967 Austin “Big John” Mazmanian Football Gasser

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Standing at 6′ 5″, “Big John” Mazmanian was a larger than life character in the world of American drag racing known for his speed and his now legendary red Austin. He started out as many did, racing a ’30s era Ford he’d bought while still in high school and made it go as quick as possible…

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1935 Willys Gasser

Willys Gasser

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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