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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Oldsmobile Golden Rocket

Very few cars manage to preserve the sensory smack in the mouth when first unveiled, but the Oldsmobile Golden Rocket sure does; a car still as breathtaking today as it was at the 1956 General Motors Motorama. Built purely to […]

Holden Hurricane

When thinking of Holden, probably the last thing that comes to mind is a late 60’s wedge. Despite this, the Aussie commercial vehicle manufacturer stunned the world, showing European manufacturers they were a force to be reckoned with at the […]

Ferrari 288 GTO

The successor to Ferrari’s near perfect 250 GTO, the 288 GTO has quite a tortured history. Designed to race in Group B, the FIA disbanded the race series after the crash of a Lancia Delta S4 in 1986, resulting in […]

Ford GT40 MK I

Whilst the Ford GT40 is today remembered as one of the greatest racing cars ever built, its greatest achievement being four consecutive Le Mans victories, the same cannot be said for the MK I’s reputation in the US in 1966. […]


#DeTomaso #RacePrepared #1970s #Italian #V8 Model history: With Alejandro De Tomaso’s deeply ingrained love for racing, it was no surprise when a competizione Pantera was unveiled in late 1971. Built to contest the FIA’s now legendary Group 4 category, it […]