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Top Five of 2012: Documentaries

Video Documentary: Carroll Shelby – The Golden Age of Motorsport

Here is the first of many video and photo tributes that Motorsport Retro will be running to celebrate the life of the legendary racer, designer and …

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Top Five of 2012: Videos

Video: Rally Heaven – Shotgun in a Lancia Stratos and Delta S4

“But then when the turbo comes together.. pshwt!”
When it came time for Pirelli to launch their new tyre for historic racing and rally cars, the P7 …

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Top Five of 2012: Interviews

Interview Part One: Rubens Barrichello – Still a Rookie

Thanks to Tony Di Zinno
Ten minutes will always turn into 40 with Rubens Barrichello. It’s tough in this business to not have favourites, but Rubens is one …

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Video: Tiff Test Drives the Gulf McLaren F1

It must’ve been hard to improve on the McLaren F1, but the Gulf McLaren F1 GTR did just that, pushing the street car to an out-and-out GT racer.

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For Sale: 2006 Chevron B16 Continuation

Historic motorsport, to me, is about getting out to a racetrack with your mates, talkin’ life, racing cars and everything, tinkering with beautiful old machines and racing.
A continuation, then, is absolutely perfect! They’re made to original …

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Video: A Profile of Derek Bell by Murray Walker

At the peak of their sportscar racing domination, Porsche’s works Rothmans team’s boycotted the 1984 24 Hours of Le Mans, due to a disagreement over changes in fuel regulations. A Porsche would go on to …

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Photo Gallery: 2012 Tasman Revival by Seth Reinhardt

The 2012 Tasman Revival brought a huge collection of historic racers to Sydney Motorsport Park last weekend for New South Wales’ biggest historic motorsport event.

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The Awesome Automotive Art of Alex Wakefield

Motorsport is a very visual, evokative thing. All bright colours, beautiful shapes and kinetic energy.
And the most compelling motorsport art gets this. It aims to capture much more than a representative image of what happened …

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Video: Porsche Museum Soundnacht 2012

In this video Porsche brings together a collection of their rare and significant historic race cars; from the 1962 804 Formula One to the 356B 2000 GS-Gt, 917/30 Spyder, 2008 RS Spyder and everything in between.

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For Sale: 1954 Lancia D24

Reconstructed in the 1980s with the support of Lancia and Pininfarina and built by Luciano Basso, the Lancia Museum’s official restorer, and Guido Rosani, this Lancia D24 is one of just four and is up for sale over …

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Photo Gallery: Trophées Historiques de Bourgogne 2012

 

This gallery from Felix Page captures the atmosphere of the Trophées Historiques de Bourgogne, held a few weeks ago over the 6th and 7th of October at Circuit Dijon-Prenois, wonderfully.

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Video: Historic Motorsport is Dangerous

Duncan Pittaway gets sideways in his 8.2 Litre GN Vitesse and it brutally spits him out onto the Oulton Park tarmac. Duncan thankfully only ended up with a sore head and a broken collarbone,  but …