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Sydney Retro Speedfest

Get Pumped for the Inaugural Sydney Retro Speedfest

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Sydney is about to add a new feather to its historic racing cap, with the launch of Sydney Retro Speedfest – a brand new historic racing event for 2014.
The inaugural Sydney Retro Speedfest …

Graham Hill Lotus

One of Graham Hill’s Greatest to be Auctioned

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“By every standard, Colin Chapman’s Lotus 49 concept is an absolute landmark in Formula 1 design. It simply raised the bar for every rival manufacturer, and its Cosworth-Ford V8 engine went on to win …

1981 Lotus 87

For Sale: Nigel Mansell’s 1981 Lotus 87

Image: Hall & Hall
We have a little Formula 1 fever going on here at Motorsport Retro, as we celebrate the red lights going out on the first Formula 1 race for 2014. This magnificent 1981 Lotus …

Triumph 2000/2.5PI

Triumph 2000/2.5PI: From Mount Panorama to Mexico City

Image: Shannons Club, via www.autopics.com.au
As at home tackling the gruelling London-Mexico World Cup Rally as it was braving the bumps and bends of Bathurst, Triumph’s 2000/2.5PI sedan was an endurance racing rocket.

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The Awesome Classic Racing Photography of TJ Grewal

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“Cars, and especially race cars, represent the perfect mix of art and function in my mind. The exterior design. The mechanicals. The sounds and smell. The sensation of speed. All of it draws me …

Top Five Historic Racers from RM Auctions Paris

Gallery: Top Five Historic Race Cars from RM Auctions Paris

Image:  RM Auctions
RM Auctions wrapped up their inaugural Paris auction on the 6th of February, setting new world records for a stunning 1955 Jaguar D-Type and ex-works 1982 Porsche 956. The event was packed with glorious …

Steve McQueen 1961 Cooper T56 Mark II Formula Junior

A Seat in the King of Cool’s 1961 Cooper T56 Mark II Formula Junior

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Not only did this machine win the Formula Junior European Championship and three SCCA Championships, it was also owned and raced by the King of Cool himself – Steve McQueen. It’s up for sale over …

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Top Five of 2013: Buying Classic Racers

For Sale: Porsche 935 Moby Dick

Image: Freisinger Motorsport
Built in Weissach for the 1979 season, this Porsche 935 is, according to Freisinger Motorsport, the last factory 935er and one of just two cars in this illustrious Martini Livery; the other being …

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Top Five of 2013: Gear

Cheers! Sandy’s Can Cars are Unbe(er)lievable

 Image: Sandy’s CanCars
It’s Saturday night. You’re surrounded by mates, good barbeque and beers. Great ideas flow like the golden liquid that’s rapidly making its way to your head.
And then all too …

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Top Five of 2013: Rally

Video: How to treat a Mk2 Ford Escort

See a Mk 2 Ford Escort being driven at full noise in the Irish Hillclimb championship by Simon McKinley. McKinley;s approach is simple, just paint it white and drive …

Lister Chevrolet

For Sale: A Lister to Lust Over – Chevrolet ‘Knobbly’

Images: DK Engineering
Born in the wake of the legendary Lister Jaguars, which dominated late-’50s sportscar racing, this beautiful Lister is eligible for historic racing events around the world and up for sale at DK Engineering.

Motor Sport Retro

Austin 1800: The Land Crab in a Sea of Barges

Given its name by an Australian journalist after watching them corner sideways in rally racing, the Austin 1800, or Land Crab as it’s colloquially known, was plugged as the ‘Car of the Century’, and very …