The Rallye Monte-Carlo and the Mini Cooper have been almost inseparable since the little car vanquished all comers in 1964, 1965, 1966 and 1967.
The background of this photograph has been the source of much debate between us here at Silodrome, I think it’s Pikes Peak but I’m being told there’s no way that’s the case.
The Hell On Wheels Moto Rally is exactly the sort of thing that I (and you too if you’re a regular Silodrome reader) would absolutely love to take part in. It’s essentially a “run what ya brung” motocross event with BBQ, country music, beer and bikes.
This brilliant 25 minute film covers the classic 1987 WRC Rally Portugal including interviews with the drivers and some fantastic racing footage.
The Porsche 911 is a hell of a car, I kind of think that ever man should own one at some point. Unless you’re Jerry Seinfeld, in which case you just buy them all.
Gilles Villeneuve is one of the more compelling Formula 1 drivers that the sport has seen, he started out as a snowmobile racer in Quebec and using nothing but raw talent..
I don’t know if you had any plans this fine Sunday but with heat records being broken willy nilly right around the globe, I though it might be nice to spend the day indoors near the fridge with 7 hours and 21 minutes of 2012 Dakar footage.
In my heart of hearts I don’t think that Datsun should have changed their name to Nissan, the name Datsun evokes so much racing heritage it seems a shame to have lost it all.
The Lancia Stratos Stradale is quite easily one of the most famous cars of the last century. The first Lancia Stratos HF prototype was shown at the 1971 Turin Motor Show with the design being clearly based on the captivating Stratos Zero concept car from the previous year’s show.
The Jaguar XK120 was a revelation when it was first shown in 1948, the “120” in the name refers to it’s top speed of 120 mph which was the fastest top speed of any production car in the world at the time.
I love Saabs, I was devastated when the company went under although I do secretly suspect that someday, we’ll see Saab rise again. Until then, here’s picture to cheer us all up.
The Lancia #037, often referred to as the Lancia Abarth #037, was quite possibly the single most insane 2 wheel drive rally car ever made.