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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 …


Lotus-Cortina Mk I: The Extraordinary Came at a Cost

Fitting snuggly in between Lotus’ Type 27 – a Formula Junior version of the Formula 1 Type 25 – and the Indy 500-destined Type 29, the Lotus-Cortina arrived during a golden age of Chapman-designed motorsport …

Motorclassica 2013

Motoring Marques Celebrate Past, Present and Future at 2013 RACV Motorclassica

RACV Motorclassica will add to its celebrations of unique, collectible and significant cars and bikes in 2013, when it’s joined by motoring icons Mercedes-Benz, Jaguar, Morgan and Caterham to showcase brand-new 2014 models.

Nissan HR31 GTS-R

Nissan Skyline HR31 GTS-R: The Unsung Hero of Nissan’s First ATCC Victory

Images thanks to www.autopics.com.au
As much as it pains me to say, racing’s not really about building the absolute fastest, most manic car on the grid. It’s about building the car that’s going to be leading the …


Lookin’ Good with Live2Race’s Retro Racing Designs

The guys and girls from Live2Race are back with new ranges for men and women, featuring colours, styles and, of course, classic racing designs to suit the new season.


BMW E24 633/635CSi: Bavaria’s Supersized XU-1

With ex-Mercedes-Benz designer Paul Bracq at the helm, and some significant racing success in the ‘80s fueling BMW’s legend, BMW’s E24 6-series opened a new chapter in the company’s design philosophy, as well as enjoying great popularity …


Holden LH Torana SL/R 5000: The Accidental Race Car

Image thanks to AutoPics.com.au
Although Holden never intended to take the LH Torana SL/R 5000 racing, it certainly made a splash when it did.

LH Torana

LH SL/R 5000: Torana the Not So Great

“Bags, you must be a bloody genius to sell that sh**. And we’re going to do something about it.”  Alex Cunningham
Thought at the time to be the last all-Australian Holden, the LH SL/R 5000 Torana …


Studebakers and The Great Race: Potential Unfulfilled

Conrod Straight. Even today it stretches the longest legs in Australian V8s, providing ample room and even a little downhill push to reach top speed.

Mercedes Benz 220SE Fintail In Competition

Mercedes Benz 220SE Fintail In Competition

Three-car 220SE works team at the 1963 Acropolis Rally, which it dominated in the early 1960s. Image: Mercedes-Benz Classic
In this edition of our series of stories from the Shannons Club, we take a look at a …

Norm Beechey's '64 Mustang

Beechey, Geoghegan & Jane: The Racing Mustangs of 1965

Norm Beechey’s ’64 Mustang in typical pose at Warwick Farm. 
In this first edition of our series of stories from the Shannons Club we head back to 1965 when Beechey, Geoghegan & Jane were kicking off a …

Le Bleu Shirt

Racing Legends: Groovy Historic Motorsport Gear

Racing Legends is a business built by people for whom motorsport is a way of life, and they’ve made it their mission to source and stock clothing and accessories for people who are passionate about …