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Best of 2014: Touring Car Racing

Submitted by on January 4, 2015

Video: Jim Clark sideways in a Lotus Cortina (1964)

Jim Clark Cortina

This is the way a Lotus Cortina should be driven!

This quick clip from the British Saloon Car Championship (BSCC) race at Crystal Palace in 1964 showcases the awesome driving style of the one and only Jim Clark. The period commentary makes this little gem even more enjoyable, we hope you like it as much as we do!

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Why ‘Class 1′ DTM was too good to be true

Class 1 DTM

Image: DTM.de

In 1995 and 1996 the DTM and ITC had it all: great racing, hi-tech cars, superstar drivers and three willing manufacturers hell-bent on making it the best racing series in the world. These were the halcyon days of state-of-the-art, over-the-top touring car racing.

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Bathurst, Brock and an Audi – Video

Bathurst, Brock and an Audi

Remember the time Brock hot-lapped around Bathurst with Brad Jones and an Audi A4 Quattro Super Tourer?

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Cologne Capri RS onboard – That Cosworth Howl

Cologne Capri RS

Just listen to that Cosworth GAA V6 scream! The Cologne Capri RS is responsible for one of the greatest mechanical sounds of all time.

This stunning Ford Capri won the Belgian Touring Car Championship on debut in 1973 after being built by Ralph Broad of Broadspeed, before being sent back to England and updated to full Cologne specification. For the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed, JD Classics prepared and presented the machine, which drew crowds every time it fired up thanks to the intoxicating howl of the Cosworth GAA V6 engine.

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The eight most iconic JGTC racing machines ever

Iconic JGTC

Eight incredible racing machines from the glory days of Japanese touring cars. These are the meanest machines the legend of JGTC had to offer.

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Rare Footage: Brock, Bond, The Beast and a Torana XU1

Brock Torana XU1

Brilliant and rare racing footage, perfect soundtrack and all the character you could hope for – take ten minutes and enjoy this piece of classic motorsport gold with Peter Brock, Colin Bond and their early ’70s beasts.

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