Jaguar XJ13 – A Series of Unfortunate Events

1966 Jaguar XJ13

It’s the 21st of January 1971. On that overcast, rainy Thursday Jaguar’s chief test driver, Norman Dewis took an experimental Jaguar up the banking of MIRA’s high speed bowl; it would be the last drive of the prototype Jaguar XJ13. […]

Lancia ECV

After the tragic events of 1986 at Corsica, it was clear Group B had little legs left in it, but its scheduled replacement, Group S, didn’t even manage to get off the ground. Despite so, a couple manufacturers managed to […]

Maserati Tipo 61 ‘Birdcage’

Designed and engineered by the father of the Maserati 250F, one of the most successful race cars ever made, Maserati’s Tipo 61 was far from your bog standard race car. Built around a labyrinth of 200 steel bars making up […]

Nardi 750 Bisiluro

Asymmetry is a trait overlooked in automotive design. A principle often discarded by engineers due to its awkward shape and lack of symmetrical beauty, the unorthodox form can often lead to success, as the Nardi 750 Bisiluro shows. A car […]

Alfa Romeo 6C Aerodynamica Spider

Few cars can trace their lineage down to such illustrious cars as the McLaren F1 and the Lamborghini Miura, but without the Alfa Romeo 6C Aerodynamica Spider, these landmark cars may have never existed. An incredibly important piece of motoring […]

Lancia D50

The home of engineering innovation within Italy has always been Lancia. A company with more mechanical claims to it name than any other, one of the company’s quirkier ideas was their 1954 Grand Prix entry, the D50. Unsurprisingly, the most […]

Alfa Romeo 16C Bimotore

One engine not giving you enough grunt? Just add another. That must have been the essence of the conversation between Enzo Ferrari and the Alfa Romeo racing team when construction began on the Alfa Romeo 16C Bimotore, only with more […]

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 […]