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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

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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 …

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Top Five of 2013: Gear

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

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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.

Chapman and Andretti 1978

Photo of the day: Chapman and Andretti

A moment of peace between Colin Chapman and Mario Andretti at the 1978 Spanish Grand Prix, in the year that he would become World Champion. Andretti won the race by a shade under 20 seconds, …

Rindt - 1969

Rindt to Chapman: “I can only drive a car in which I have some confidence”

The eerie scan below is a letter written by Jochen Rindt in 1969, the first year in which he drove for Team Lotus. At the time of writing Rindt was still recovering from his terrible …

Lotus-Cortina

Made in Australia: Jim McKeown and the world’s fastest Lotus-Cortina

“We had some pretty hectic races I can tell you. I particularly remember the fight we had for the 1966 South Australian Touring Car Championship at Mallala (single race format). There wasn’t much left of …

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F1 racer Adrian Sutil powers up Goodwood hill in 1200HP Porsche 917/30

F1 ace Adrian Sutil takes on the beastly Porsche 917/30 at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

David-Coulthard lotus

Pure Joy: Coulthard buzzes after drive in Clark’s Lotus 25

Ex F1 racer and 13 time Grand Prix winner, Scotsman David Coulthard, tries fellow countryman Jim Clark’s stunning Lotus 25 at Silverstone.  LOVES it.