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2014 Le Mans Classic

The 2014 Le Mans Classic Mega Gallery

Images: Jayson Fong, Form & Function
Every second year, once the latest-and-greatest from the likes of Audi, Toyota and, this year, Porsche, are packed away, Circuit de la Sarthe kicks into top gear for something truly special – …

Ex-Surtees Lotus 18

This Ex-Surtees Lotus 18 Could Be Your Current Classic Racer

Image: Silverstone Auctions
In 1960 John Surtees decided that two wheels was two too few, hopped into this lovely Lotus 18 and made hay on making history.

The Classic Motorsport Art of Tom Havlasek

The Return of the Retro Art of Tom Havlasek

Image: Tom Havalsak
We first encountered Tom Havalsak’s ravishing retro art back in the wild old days of 2013, and we loved the way he captured the bombastic character of the golden age of motorsport. He recently …

1963 LOTUS 23B

Adding Lightness to Sportscar Racing: 1963 Lotus 23B For Sale

Image: Grand Prix Classics
This little racer, up for sale at Grand Prix Classics, is a great example from Lotus’ sportscar racing history and would make an awesome historic racer.

Graham Hill Lotus 49

For Sale: Ex-Graham Hill Lotus 49B to Auction at Goodwood

Images thanks to Bonhams
Colin Chapman’s Lotus 49 was one of his finest and most influential Formula 1 designs. This one was raced successfully by Graham Hill, Richard Attwood and Dave Charlton, making it particularly special.
And you can …

Classic Motorsport Art of Arthur Schening

Keeping It Clean (And Classy): The Classic Motorsport Art of Arthur Schening

Images: Arthur Schening
Drawing inspiration from the racing cars of the 1950s, ‘60s and ‘70s, Arthur Schening’s motorsport art is stunning, classy, and well worth your time.

Sydney Retro Speedfest

Get Pumped for the Inaugural Sydney Retro Speedfest

Image: Sydney Retro Speedfest
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

Image: Bonhams
“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 …

sandys-can-racers-1

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 …

Lotus 1986 Senna Brazil

Photo of the Day: Senna and Lotus 1986

A fireball spits rearward from Ayrton Senna’s Lotus at the 1986 Brazilian GP. Senna would place second in the race behind Nelson Piquet. Senna would go on to win the following round in Spain, and …

KRB Audi Quattro Time Attack

Retro cars invade the newest of motorsports

Retro cars invade the newest of motorsports, and why they’re closer to the golden racing days of old than you might think.