Lotus’ 56B
Category: History

Lotus’ 56B radical F1 jet car

Chapman’s turbine racer. Simon Taylor is the only journalist to have driven Lotus’ radical F1 jet car.  ‘Maurice Philippe consulted his Sliderule and read off my speed: 164mph’ The only turbine Formula One car had a short racing life, but Team Lotus let Simon Taylor drive it at Silverstone. Photography LAT.

Strange history of Ferrari’s Cavallino Rampante Logo

Strange history of Ferrari’s Cavallino Rampante Logo
Category: History

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

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Brooklands Revival the Great restoration nears fruition

Brooklands Revival the Great restoration nears fruition
Category: History

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

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

Mini 1 ½-litre saloon BMC XC9001
Category: History

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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Steve Harper 40 years in automotive styling

Steve Harper 40 years in automotive styling
Category: History

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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