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Top Five of 2012: Retro Motorsport Gear

Submitted by on January 11, 2013


The Magic Racing Car Models of Alistair Brookman

“My name is Alistair Brookman and I make 1:12 scale fully hand-built model Grand Prix Ferraris.”



Gear: 2013 Motorsport Retro / Cahier Archive Classic Formula 1 Calendar

The 2013 Classic Formula 1 Calendar features World Champions from the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s. Mario Andretti, Alberto Ascari, Alain Prost, Jack Brabham, Nelson Piquet, Ayrton Senna, Jim Clark, Phil Hill, James Hunt, Juan Manuel Fangio, Niki Lauda, Emerson Fittipaldi and Jackie Stewart are all featured. Each page also records the drivers key statistics, such as their active years, pole positions, race wins and championship winning seasons.


Life-Sized Aston Martin DBR1 Model to Star at Bonhams Goodwood Auction

It’s often the little details which make up the difference between something good, and something truly inspired. And this life-sized ‘Airfix’ model of the Aston Martin DBR1 which won the 1959 24 Hours of Le Mans has them all nailed.


Retro: Derringer Cycles

A modern interpretation of the board tracking racing motorcycles of the 1920s, Derringer cycles capture the simple, pared-down, aggressiveness of early motorsport while delivering an intricate level of personalized customization. Like their owners, no two Derringer cycles are the same.


Miniature Mayhem: 1932 Ford Salt Flat Racer Pedal Car

All of the work on the pedal car was done in-house by the Rad Rides by Troy team. One-off suspension components were created to get the car closer to the ground, which, combined with the roll cage and Moon disc-style wheels, gives the car an unmistakable Bonneville look!


Gear: The Tipo 250

A winning combination of tremendous speed and timeless beauty, the Maserati 250F was the drive of choice for the likes of Juan Manuel Fangio and Stirling Moss in the mid-1950s. These days it is remembered as one of the sport’s greatest machines.

Estimating a 250F’s current market value is difficult, but buying one now would almost certainly require a number of millions.

The Tipo 250, on the other hand, is a little more attainable..

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