Leica M Monochrom

Black and white photography is, in some respects, a lost art form. The move away from film to digital and the requisite fixed colour sensor has meant that true black and white photographs are a thing of the past, well perhaps they were till now.

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300SL Daydream

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.

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Gilles Villeneuve

It isn’t widely known that Gilles Villeneuve started his motorsport career racing snowmobiles in his native Quebec. It’s hard to imagine a racing series further removed from Formula 1 than this but somehow he took his talent from these humble beginnings to win the US and Canadian Formula Atlantic championships in 1976.

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Lady Grease Monkey

So an old friend of mine had a Mrs who treated him like her personal mechanic, this was more work than you might expect as she was the kind of lady who only changed up a gear when the engine was revving so high it was on the verge of creating a tear in space/time, she also liked to smush the brake pedal at the last possible moment, often creating so many forward-Gs that items in the back seat would end up embedded in the glove compartment.

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