The Mercedes 300SL is a long time Silodrome favourite, it’s one of the most spectacular cars of all time and so we like to feature it whenever we can. Sophia Loren had one, which means that at some point in history, a guy pulled up at a stop light, looked left and saw a Mercedes 300SL with a smiling Sophia Loren behind the wheel. I’d need a lie down after an experience like that.
The ute is an Australian icon, it’s almost compulsory for every Aussie male to have owned a ute at some point in their lives and most will be more than happy to regale you with tales of loading sandbags onto the lowered rear door to provide weight over the rear wheels in order to improve traction during drag racing.
Pikes Peak represents the ragged edge of motorsport, guys slide their cars around gravel corners at 100+mph with nothing but a cliff on one side and a wall on the other.