Strange history of Ferrari’s Cavallino Rampante Logo
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Strange history of Ferrari’s Cavallino Rampante Logo

Delwyn Mallett delves into the strange history of Ferrari’s Cavallino Rampante logo. Exactly what’s behind Ferrari’s

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1925 50-mile championship race with Colliver’s Chrysler, Poole’s Bugatti, Cranston’s Ford and Smith’s Buick; Ron West in his Brax Dodge at the 2014 Centenary; Wizard Smith’s team; motorcycle ace Sprouts Elder drifts in style, 1928.
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Racing in the Outback Australia’s amazing prewar circuit

Red Dust Racers. Racing in the Outback Australia’s amazing prewar Circuit. Brooklands, Indianapolis… Lake Perkolilli? Author Graeme Cocks takes

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Hans-Joachim Stuck
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Return to Shelsley Hans-Joachim Stuck emulates his dad

He must have been crazy to drive this thing up the hill that fast.  Hans-Joachim Stuck followed in his father’s wheeltracks at this year’s

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Porsche crest
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The story of the Porsche crest

As Germany underwent a revolution in 1918, the Kingdom of Württemberg was transformed from a monarchy to a democratic republic and called Free People's State of Württemberg. Its capital

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Mini 1 ½-litre saloon BMC XC9001
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DS-inspired prototype that spawned the Mini 1 ½-litre saloon BMC XC9001

The DS-inspired prototype that spawned the Mini. BMC’s abandoned future Issigonis’ forgotten XC9001 project. After the stillborn V8 he had

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Max Hoffman
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Max Hoffman gone but not forgotten

Introducing the cream of European cars to post-war America, and chopping off their roofs, took a supreme salesman. Max Hoffman, car salesman extraordinaire.

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When Fangio met Ferrari
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When Fangio met Ferrari

What happened when the Prancing Horse teamed up with El Maestro. Fangio’s troubled year Full story of his spell at Maranello. It should have been

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 A concise history of the Porsche 911
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A concise history of the Porsche 911

Any Porschephile worth his salt could immediately differentiate a Porsche 911 of one generation from another despite its constant tear drop shape. For 52

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Brooklands Revival the Great restoration nears fruition
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Brooklands Revival the Great restoration nears fruition

A Concrete Proposal Brooklands Revival. The great restoration nears fruition. The historic surface of the Brooklands Finishing Straight is revealed.

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Jack Sears
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Jack Sears 1930 - 2016

‘Gentleman Jack’ Sears. Paying tribute to a true racing great. Goodbye to Gentleman Jack. Everyone loved Jack Sears, who has died aged 86. But

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Tour de France Auto remembered
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Tour de France Auto remembered

It’s not about the bikes Tour de France Auto remembered. A Great Gallic Adventure. The week-long Tour de France Auto tested the best cars and drivers

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Irish rally driver Rosemary Smith Hillman Imp
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Irish rally driver Rosemary Smith Hillman Imp

Rallying with Rosemary Smith it’s déja vu all over again. Revisiting the Circuit of Ireland in a Hillman Imp. Irish rally driver Rosemary Smith was one of many rallying superstars

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Steve Harper 40 years in automotive styling
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Steve Harper 40 years in automotive styling

From Allegro to Cosworth Steve Harper’s varied portfolio. Pen for hire: Steve Harper looks back on a career in car design.  So says the pragmatic Steve Harper, the man behind the

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Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing
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Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing evolved from a purebred racer

Soaring Away. The 300SL Gullwing evolved from a purebred racer – but the road car was very successful in competition, too. Words Delwyn Mallett.

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Colin Crabbe
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From Formula One to adventures in Cuba – Colin Crabbe

A life extraordinary From Formula One to adventures in Cuba – Colin Crabbe tells all. “The deal for the Mercedes involved me handing over

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History re-made Jensen-Healey Tony Marshall
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History re-made Jensen-Healey Tony Marshall

Jensen-Healey restored. Plus an insider’s view on the firm. History re-made. Fresh out of a lengthy restoration, this Jensen-Healey is a significant car in the latter-day saga of its maker.

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