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Falcon XP Durability Run

XP Falcon: The crazy 70,000-mile gamble that saved Ford Australia

Image thanks to the Shannons Club
With durability concerns causing sales to tank and GM-H on song and hitting hard, Ford Australia was in trouble in 1965.
So they gathered together a fleet of brand new, showroom …

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.

1962 Marcos GT Xylon

It’s Not a Shoe: 1962 Marcos GT Xylon For Sale

Image: Silverstone Auctions
This unusual machine features a chassis made out of plywood, gull wing doors and a high cockpit designed for tall drivers. It seems a bit wacky, but it was plenty competitive and was the …

Silver Arrows Project

The Spectacular Silver Arrows Project

Image: The Silver Arrows Project
The story of the Silver Arrows is one of triumph and progress, earned through blood sweat and tears. What we know of it we’ve pulled from history books, wise men and women, and …

1940 Alvis Competition

Heading to Auction: 1940 Alvis 12/70 Competition

Image: Silverstone Auctions
In the days before global marques dominated the racing landscape, brave and creative racers took cars with promise and turned them into the fierce race cars which created the motorsport history we celebrate today.
This …

Tracks Racing the Sun

Make Tracks and Race the Sun

Image: Tracks: Racing the Sun
In this epic novel about the motor-racing heroes of Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany, legendary characters battle to win incredible races on switchback roads along the edges of ravines.
We’re sold! …

1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 DaytonaTransformation Groupe 4

A Transformation with a History: 1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Group 4

Images thanks to Artcurial
The only 365GTB/4 with period racing history in Asia, this car has a unique history and is immaculately well prepared. It’ll head to auction at Artcurial’s upcoming 2014 Le Mans Classic Sale.

Lotus Exige S

Lotus Exige S – On Track with a Chassis from the Gods

Professional driver of cars and talker of words Chris Harris thinks the new Exige S may be the best Lotus ever, and we think he may be right!

1971 BMW 2002 Rallye

For Sale: 1971 BMW 2002 Rallye

Image: Coys
We see a lot of historic racecars which are significant, storied and incredibly valuable up for sale, and they’re nice to look at and think about, but sometimes I feel that we may be …

Commodore VH SS

VH Commodore SS: The Cop Car that won Bathurst

Image thanks to the Shannons Club, via www.autopics.com.au
“It’s a police car without a siren!” – Peter Brock
Thanks to its big power and low weight, the VH Commodore SS was the perfect production platform for Holden’s …

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.

1966 AC Shelby 427 Cobra

A Classic Competition Cobra: 1966 AC Shelby 427 Cobra For Sale

Image: Fantasy Junction
This gorgeous ’66 427 Cobra has been stomping historic races for the past quarter century with its owner of 35 years, and is now up for sale at Fantasy Junction, ready to head to a …