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Wayne Gardner

Greg Pretty Tribute: The Little Master 1955-2010

Greg Pretty was one of the most versatile riders of his generation, and hugely respected by his peers.
Aussie race legend Greg Pretty lost his life in a terrible head-on accident on January 16, 2010 aboard …

Colin Chapman

The Secret Life of Colin Chapman

In 1948 Colin Chapman was finishing up his education, racing cars he designed and gearing up to turn motor racing on its head.

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Daytona 500 1979 – fight to the finish

The blue-riband 500 has been the most important event in what is unequivocally America’s biggest motorsport series since it first joined the calendar in 1959. A win at Daytona ranks pretty close to the top …

Pit Babes on Vic Elfords machine

Documentary: Trans Am 1970

Here are some video snippets from a documentary called Trans Am 1970.
The 1970 Trans Am series is regarded by most racing enthusiasts as the high water mark of American road racing.
Six full factory teams prepared …

Yamaha Hospitality

Buenos Aires 500cc Grand Prix: 1982

Here is a full length video of the season opening Argentine 500cc Motorcycle Grand Prix from 1982.
The opening parts of the video are arguably the best bits with some good interviews with Sheene, Croz and …

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Book Review: Hitler’s Motor Racing Battles -The Silver Arrows under the Swastika

This is a fascinating and very well written account of the politics behind the extraordinary Auto Union and Mercedes ” Silver Arrows ” grand prix cars of the 1930s.
Eberhard Reuss is a German motor sport …

with John Surtees

Lorenzo Bandini: Monaco 1967

The first video is a touching account of Lorenzo Bandinis fatal race at Monaco in 1967. The clip, which is in Italian with subtitles, features moving interviews with Bandini, his wife and Mother.
Bandini was hired …

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The ups and downs of ‘Lucky’ Lucchinelli

As a hard-nosed newspaper reporter would probably note, Marco Lucchinelli was ‘one of the more colourful characters’ to win a world 500cc championship. A blindingly quick rider of the 70s and 80s with a particular …

XB GT

FPV appoints Allan Moffat as brand Ambassador

Good to see a brand waking up to the value of its past…..
“Ford Performance Vehicles yesterday announced the appointment of racing legend Allan Moffat as its official Ambassador.
Moffat will represent FPV at major events and …

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Tasman Series: Longford 1964

1964 was the first season of the famous Tasman Series for 2.5 litre Formula One Cars.
The trip to the super fast 4.5 mile Longford circuit in Tasmania hosted an impressive entry list of cars and …

Yamaha mounted for 1977

Heikki Mikkola – The original flying Finn

Make no mistake, Finland has produced more motorsport world champions per capita than any nation on earth. When you think rallying, names of champions easily come to mind, guys like Ari Vatanen, Hannu Mikkola, Timo …

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Pentti Airikkala- First year in the Chevette

Check out this delightful Vauxhall film, recording Pentti Airikkala’s first year in the Vauxhall Chevette HS. The film serves as a great reminder why this driver was so popular with fans, particularly in Britain. The …