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The Best of 2014: Gear

Submitted by on December 31, 2014

Video: Project CARS might be the best representation of retro F1 the gaming world has ever seen.

Project CARS

Project CARS has grabbed the attention of many with its community driven funding, and extremely promising game play. Of course the reason we’re interested in it is because it looks like it’s going to give us the opportunity to use the latest and greatest digital gaming technology to enjoy the same old race cars we’ve loved for decades.

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The Spectacular Silver Arrows Project

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 images and sounds captured on near-century old mediums.

The Silver Arrows Project aims to change that, and tell the Silver Arrows’ story with the technology and mediums of the future.

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As Good as it Gets: Tool Room 1969 Le Mans GT40 Gallery

Tool Room 1969 Le Mans GT40

Images: James Gibson

In 1969 David Hobbs and Mike Hailwood drove a GT40 to third place in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, just behind Hans Herrmann and Gérard Larrousse, and winners Jacky Ickx and Jackie Oliver.

It’d take an extremely well trained eye to know it, but this isn’t that car. It’s a gorgeous, unflinchingly accurate and brutally fast tool room recreation, and it’s awesome. Check out the gallery.

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Build Ayrton Senna’s McLaren MP4/4!

Senna McLaren MP4/4

…and here you were thinking you’d probably never own a McLaren.

Whether it’s as something do in your down time, or something to do with the kids – this accurate 1:8 scale replica of Ayrton Senna’s McLaren Honda MP4/4 is an awesome piece of Formula 1 gear you can have the enjoyment of building yourself.

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Formula 1 World Champion Helmet themed wallpapers!

Formula 1 World Champion Helmet Wallpapers

Image: PJ Tierney

Everybody loves free stuff – especially when it’s no string attached.

They say a wallpaper change is as good as a new phone – well, maybe not, but it certainly doesn’t hurt to keep things fresh! Take a look at these cool designs available for free through PJ Tierney, celebrating the iconic helmet designs of ten Formula 1 champions.

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