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Top 10: The best of Motorsport Retro

Submitted by on August 8, 2013

Video: The ghost of Ayrton Senna, Suzuka 1989

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Honda has created this incredible a video tribute to Ayrton Senna. They took the actual data from Senna’s 1989 McLaren-Honda to create an audio/visual lap of Suzuka. Wow.

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Martin Donnelly: The luckiest man alive

Martin Donnelly

“For Martin Donnelly to have survived that accident was an act of God,” said Warwick who best summed it up the awful Spanish GP at Jerez the day after his Lotus teammate Martin Donnelly’s sickening qualifying crash in 1990.

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Retro Art: Ricardo Santos

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These brilliant artworks come from Ricardo Santos; Portuguese art director and graphic designer who demonstratese his love of 80s Rally and Formula One liveries.

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David Purley: Fearless – F1’s Greatest Hero

David Purley

Where do we start? Purley is mostly remembered for his futile attempts at rescuing Roger Williamson from his burning car at Zandvoort in 1973, but just take a quick look at his life, and it will take you less than two minutes to realise this guy was like no other.

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Video + Photo: Nigel Corner crash Goodwood Revival 1998

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Nigel Corner was rather lucky to survive this horror crash at the Goodwood Revival in 1998.

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Girls of Formula 1

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15 fabulous photos of Formula 1’s glamour girls

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Video: James Hunt punches marshall

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They don’t make them like they used to!

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Video: Is this the greatest Moto GP save ever?

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How did crowd favourite Randy Mamola, save this near certain crash on is 500cc Honda GP bike?

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Awesome Retro Motorsport Livery Planes


Liveries from Gulf and Rothmans to BAR Honda and Benetton are represented on classic planes like the Hawker Typhoon, Polikarpov I-15 and the English Electric Lightning. It’s an awesome idea, executed spectacularly well!

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Miss Hurst Golden Shifter

Miss Hurst

Miss Hurst Golden Shifter, Linda Vaughn.

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