A Long Hard Day – The 1980 Bathurst 1000

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The 1980 Bathurst 1000 was officially titled the “Hardie Ferodo 1000”, it took place on the 5th of October at the world renowned Mount Panorama Circuit in the town of Bathurst in south eastern Australia. This would be the first year that the Holden Commodore and Ford Falcon would meet at Bathurst, and it was…

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1927 Indian Scout “Wall of Death” Racer

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The Wall of Death was originally called the Silodrome, but carnival attendees are a fickle bunch and they were easily distracted by the competition over in the freak show attractions – so the name was changed to the far more dramatic sounding “Wall of Death” and attendance rates shot through the roof. For the uninitiated,…

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1963 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray

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The second generation Corvette was introduced in 1963, it was a substantial update over the original 10 year old design and for the first time a hardtop version was offered. From an engineering perspective the most important update in the C2 Corvette was the introduction of independent rear suspension, the C1 had a solid rear…

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1937 Morgan Three-Wheeler

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H.F.S. Morgan debuted his first three-wheeled cyclecar design at the 1911 Olympia Motor Exhibition, he had previously built a little single seat three-wheeler for his own personal use and it had proved so popular with everyone who saw it that he developed a commercial version. The initial design for the three-wheeler only had space for a…

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Prospector BoomCase

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BoomCase have been building custom boomboxes since 2009, the company specialises in taking old suitcases and converting them into portable stereos with their own lithium ion battery systems, bluetooth and headphone jack connectivity, and a built-in amplifier. The Prospector BoomCase you see here has been built using a former carpenter’s box, it has 2 full…

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James May’s Honda PS50

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James May of Top Gear fame has been streamlining his personal collection over the past few months with former and future co-host Richard Hammond following his lead. May has already sold his Yamaha FS1-E and his 1984 Porsche 911 Carrera, and Hammond sold off his Triton and a number of other motorcycles in April this…

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1969 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396 L78

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The Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396 L78 was a 375 horsepower version of the 396 cubic inch V8, it was the second highest spec that you could order a Chevelle in in 1969 – with the highest being the L89 offering identical power but including aluminium heads. The smart money was always on the L78, it…

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1934 Ford Hot Rod Hill Climber

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There aren’t many vehicles more thoroughly American than the ’34 Ford Hot Rod. This one is perhaps slightly more iconic than most, it was built in 1957 specifically for hill climb racing by none other than heir to the du Pont family fortune Alexis ‘Lex’ du Pont – an avid racing driver who saw significant…

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American Look: A Populuxe Film

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American Look is a film produced by Chevrolet Motors in 1958 as a look into the industrial design of the decade. It’s a surprisingly expansive film that covers far more than just automotive design, the glimpse it offers into the design and style of the 1950s is amongst the best I’ve seen. Those of you…

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Porsche 911S Barn Find

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In 1967 the Porsche 911S was released to the general public, it received an exceptionally warm welcome from both automotive journalists and those who enjoy spirited driving with a dash of opposite lock. The 911S was different to the standard 911 in several important ways, it came with 158 hp at the rear wheels thanks…

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Bentley 6½ Litre Bob Tail

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The Bentley 6½ Litre was very nearly released as the Bentley 4¼ Litre, but through a twist of fate W. O. Bentley and a Rolls-Royce test driver both encountered one another on their way back from the 1924 French Grand Prix in Lyon. The two men were each piloting the latest prototypes from their respective…

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1967 Ferrari 330 GTC

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The Ferrari 330 GTC was introduced in March 1966 at the Geneva Motor Show, it quickly won favour with the Ferrari cognoscenti for its exceptionally refined nature and its top speed of 150+mph. In the years that have passed since it was first introduced some have looked back at the 330 GTC as the first…

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