The 1957 Daytona Beach Race was one of the truly classic early NASCAR events, the cars had to be showroom stock with only some minor safety additions. I think this sort of racing series would be incredible to see nowadays, totally stock sedans racing on circuits around the world would draw a lot of attention. Hell, I’d watch it.
It’s great to see an image that’s sepia because it’s actually really old, rather than the result of some 14 year old girl’s fascination with Instagram.
This is Eddie Lawson getting it a little sideways in 1988 aboard his 500cc 2 stroke Yamaha YZR, it’s mildly horrifying to me to learn that this era is now considered “retro” as ’88 still feels like it was about 14 or so years ago.
The VW Beetle is an astonishing motor car, the sheer production volume is mind blowing as is the number of ways the cars have been used.
The Porsche 356C Carrera GT was a special model built by Porsche in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s, it was designed to be a race specification version of the road going 356…
There’s a lot to be said for classic Formula 1, before the billions of dollars, super model wives and corporate overlords…
The Wood-Rotax SJ676 Grand Prix Racer is easily one of the most beautiful racers I’ve seen in some time. It almost looks like an incredibly detailed model however I’ve been assured by MidAmerica Auctions that it’s…
This photograph was taken on August 25th, 1923 in Montgomery County, Maryland at the Rockville Auto Races. It’s a beautifully composed image and the photographer’s use of depth of field here is perfect, giving the picture an almost tilt-shift feel.
It’s great to stumble across old movies like this, the title of the film is “Mountain Legend” and it’s an old Castol film covering the 1965 Targa Florio.
There’s something about this photo that just makes me smile. The blasé body language of the guy on the right just does it for me.
This breathtaking 10 minute film shows Joey Dunlop completing a high-speed lap of the Isle of Man circuit in 1983 onboard his Honda V4 RS850R.
We featured the Nortorious by Goldammer Cycle Works earlier this week and it caused all of our regular reader’s eyes to explode out of their faces, bounce off their monitors and land on their keyboards….