Creative homologation at its best.
The BMW engineers solution to the marketing departments requirements was to develop a limited production run ‘homologation special’ to meet the constrictive framework of the group 2 racing class regulations.
By removing the trim, using thinner steel for the main body-shell, aluminium alloy for the doors, bonnet and boot . . .[ Read More ]
In 1962, the successor of the very popular Giulietta series was introduced. This car was the Alfa Romeo Giulia, internally called the “Series 105”. The coupé of the 105 series, used the shortened floorpan from the Giulia Berlina and was designed by Bertone. The name of the car evolved from Giulia Sprint GT to Giulia . . .[ Read More ]
Since its inception, Alfa Romeo has built up a back catalogue with more beautiful cars than perhaps any other car company in history. Stunners like the T33/2 Stradale Prototipo, Duetto Spider, and Disco Volante immediately spring to mind. However, there are a few cars that, visually at least, don’t line up with the . . .[ Read More ]
If you have even the faintest interest in cars or motorsport you will have heard of Stirling Moss; of the 529 races he entered during his racing career, he won almost half, with 212 victories between 1948 and 1962. Often described as “the greatest driver never to win the World Championship”, he won 16 Formula . . .[ Read More ]
For many Porsche enthusiasts, a “real” Porsche has to be air-cooled and it is not negotiable. The air-cooled units have been favoured for multiple reasons, but mainly for their hairy and involving character that you cannot find with the newer water-cooled designs.
For vintage motorbike riders, or car drivers familiar with this . . .[ Read More ]
For any automotive enthusiast, the name Pininfarina is no stranger and generally correlates with quality work. He can be considered the godfather of car design because of the brand’s massive worldwide presence and that the name even rings a bell to non-car people.
Battista “Pinin” Farina started working in his brother’s body . . .[ Read More ]
Last weekend saw one of the greatest classic car events in the world unfold at Goodwood. Spanning three days, the Goodwood Revival is a celebration of automotive infatuation like no other; owners of some of the rarest and most expensive historic metal risk their prized possessions and their lives racing (and sometimes crashing) a plethora . . .[ Read More ]