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Jim Russell's Racing Driver School

Learn to Skid at Jim Russell’s Racing School – 1959

Back in 1959, one pound a week would buy you a year’s worth of monthly racing instruction at Snetterton with cars, track and fuel included, thanks to Jim Russell’s budding racing driver school. Get the …

Bump Start a Maserati 250F

Video: How to Bump Start a Maserati 250F Mid Race

What to do if you’re stuck on your own mid-race with no go, no starter motor and you’re driving a Maserati 250F Grand Prix car that has no use for a battery? All you need is …

1959 Hagemann-Sutton Special

For Sale: 1959 Hagemann-Sutton Special

Images: Fantasy Junction
This one-off 1959 Hagemann-Sutton Special is both fast and beautiful, and tells an interesting story within the history of motorsport. It’s up for sale at Fantasy Junction.

A Brief History of Maserati

Video: A Brief History of Maserati by Clarkson

Find out what lies on page forty of the Ladybird Book of Motor Cars from 1963 – the highlight of Jeremy Clarkson’s childhood – in this brief history of Maserati from Top Gear.

73rd Goodwood Members Meeting

73rd Goodwood Members’ Meeting – Widescreen Gallery

Images: Peter Aylward
Soak in the atmosphere, bathe in the beautiful historic machinery and be thrilled by fearless historic motorsporting exploits in this 73rd Goodwood Members’ Meeting gallery by Peter Aylward.

1959 MG Speed Record

A Record-Breaking 254MPH in an MG in 1959

Phil Hill braves the Bonneville salt flats in this experimental, with the emphasis on mental, teardrop MG. In it, he beat the flying mile record for the time by spooling it up to a mighty 254 miles per …

1959 Lister-Chevrolet

A Car In Which To Win: 1959 Lister-Chevrolet

Images: RM Sotheby’s by Darin Schnabel
The particulars of this car’s provenance may be murky, but its potential for podiums is undisputed. This 1959 Lister-Chevrolet is considered one of the fastest ’50s racers available today, and it could …

1950 Ferrari 275S/340 America Barchetta by Scaglietti

For sale: A Works 1950 Ferrari 275S/340 America Barchetta by Scaglietti

Images: RM Sotheby’s by Darin Schnabel
Alberto Ascari drove this beautiful Works 1950 Ferrari 275S/340 America Barchetta by Scaglietti in the 1950 Mille Miglia. You could be driving it next, once it goes up for auction at RM Sotheby’s’ …