Tyrrell P34

One of the most recognisable silhouettes in motor racing, the Tyrrell P34 triggered somewhat of a fad in Formula 1 of adding extra wheels. Despite dividing opinions of drivers and fans alike, the P34 proved quite competitive during the 1976 […]

Howmet TX

The internal combustion engine is without doubt the most important device of the first half of the 20th century. Despite so, many ambitious engineers have attempted to do better in attempts to revolutionise the racing car. Whilst Chrysler had refined […]

Chaparral 2J

Nicknamed ‘The Vacuum Cleaner’, Chaparral’s 2J did just that, literally suck to the ground. Fitted with two fans driven by a secondary engine nicked from a snowmobile, the combination of a skirt running from behind the front wheels around the […]

Lamborghini Miura Roadster – The Story of the Mythical Bull

Occasionally, a car comes along and completely revolutionises the way things are done; a true contemporary. It’s fair to say the Lamborghini Miura was one of these. The most important example of mid 60’s motoring, the Lamborghini Miura captured the […]

Alfa Romeo Carabo

Whilst many designers approached the idea of the wedge car, Marcello Gandini turned it into an art form, penning such illustrious wedge cars as the Lamborghini Countach, Lancia Stratos and most daringly, the 1968 Alfa Romeo Carabo. Built on the […]

General Motors Firebird XP-21

The first of General Motor’s four Firebird concepts, the 1953 Firebird XP-21 is probably the most impractical concept car ever devised. Built purely as a research and development exercise, GM’s Firebird XP-21 featured a radical wind tunnel tested fibreglass body […]

Phantom Corsair

Over the years many concepts have claimed to be the car of the future, exhibiting outlandish designs and space age features destined never to see the light of day. Within this rather depressing graveyard of vehicles stands a car of […]

Mercedes-Benz C111

After the immense success of the Mercedes 300SL, especially in the United States market, anticipation for a successor to what many consider the first supercar was rife, resulting in the unveiling of the Mercedes C111-II at the 1970 Geneva Motor […]

Lancia Stratos Zero

Many would argue Marcello Gandini is the greatest automotive designer of the modern day. Need proof? Just look at the Lancia Stratos Zero. Debuted at the 1969 Turin Motor Show a year before the production Stratos, the two cars shared […]

Ford Nucleon

Occasionally concept cars pioneer fantastic new technology later implemented into production cars. It’s probably better the Ford Nucleon didn’t catch on. Envisioned in 1958 at the pinnacle of the atomic age, the Nucleon concept was to be powered, as the […]