Film: C’était un Rendez-vous – 1970s Street Racing in Paris

C'était un Rendez-vous

When describing C’était un Rendez-vous Jeremy Clarkson claimed that “it makes Bullitt look like a cartoon” and Carroll Shelby simply said “Outstanding”. Filming took place on public streets through Paris, there were no closed roads, safety supervisors, or medical personnel on standby. Obviously this is inadvisable and you or I shouldn’t try it, but thanks…

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1955 Moretti 750 Gran Sport Barchetta

Moretti 750 Gran Sport Barchetta Overhead

The Moretti 750 Gran Sport Barchetta is an exceptionally rare sports car, just three were made with this body style, and it’s believed that this is the only one with a lightweight tubular steel chassis. Motorsport historians have pondered that the example you see here may very well be the same Moretti 750 that wore…

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A Drivable 1:2 Scale 1977 Ferrari 312T2 Formula 1 Car

Italy Car Ferrari 312T2 Formula 1 Childs Car

The Original Ferrari 312T2 In 1976 Niki Lauda drove the Ferrari 312T2 Formula 1 car to a Constructor’s Championship alongside teammate Clay Regazzoni, Lauda missed out on winning the Driver’s Championship by a single point as a result of his horrific crash at the German Grand Prix at the Nürburgring. After very nearly dying in the…

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Documentary: Victory For Suzuki – The 1970 Grand Prix Motocross Season

Documentary - Victory For Suzuki - The 1970 Grand Prix Motocross Season

This documentary covers the complete 1970 motocross season, it was created for Suzuki to celebrate their dominance of the 250cc World Championship, with an outright win in the constructor’s championship, and both 1st and 2nd place in the rider’s championship. The 1970 season of the 250cc championship was fought largely between Suzuki and Husqvarna, with…

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Matchless G50 Racing Motorcycle

Matchless G50 Motorcycle

The Matchless G50 is a competition motorcycle first introduced in 1958, to compete with the Norton Manx and the other top notch racing single-cylinder motorcycles of the day. The Matchless G50 Matchless, then owned by Associated Motorcycles (AMC), developed the G50 from the AJS 7R – a 350cc single-cylinder racing motorcycle commonly referred to as…

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Autodromo Stringback Driving Gloves

Autodromo Stringback Driving Gloves 3

Professional and gentleman racing drivers have been wearing driving gloves since the early days of motorsport. The reason that gloves are so important is that being a racing driver is an altogether more vigorous activity than casually driving yourself to work in the morning, hands get blisters after an hour or two (or more) behind…

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