Tag Archives: Historic Racing

Crosthwaite and Gardiner – Recreating The Past

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Research has shown that smell is the sense most linked to our emotional recollection and there’s nothing like the smell of a well-oiled machine shop.  The aroma of cutting fluid has a certain attraction to gear heads the world over. … Continue reading

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Race Retro: Green Flag To The Historic Racing Season

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Starting off the historic and classic racing season each year,  is the Race Retro show held in February near Coventry, England. The show is famous for featuring the latest components to keep your classic race car on the track as … Continue reading

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Paul Matty Sports Cars : The Lotus Specialists

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I’ve known of Paul Matty Sports Cars for years through their advertisements in various UK magazines and publications.  Sadly,  I never had the privilege of visiting the shop even though I have traveled to the UK on numerous occasions. I … Continue reading

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Autosport International 2013: Part 3- The cars

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Autosport International or “The Racing Car” show as it is known to the regulars always has an interesting collection of cars to please the eye. The variety ranges from Karts to modified street cars and everything up to the latest … Continue reading

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Autosport International 2013: Part 2-Parts and components.

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In part 1 of Autosport International coverage we looked at some of the interesting engines on display at the show. In this installment we’ll cover some of the parts and components on display. It would be impossible to show everything, … Continue reading

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Classica Cafe Yokohama クラシカ横濱: An oasis for the mechanical mind.

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The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines “oasis” as something that provides refuge, relief, or pleasant contrast. For many, such an oasis exists in the Fujimicho neighborhood of Yokohama, Japan. Tucked away, down a side street near the Isezaki Chojamachi subway station is … Continue reading

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Jim Stokes Workshops Limited: Historical Precision

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About an hour south of London lays the Jim Stokes Workshops Ltd. (JSWL) and as you guessed it, Jim Stokes oversees the operation.  And what a special group of workshops he has built up over some 40 odd years in … Continue reading

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Japan Lotus Day 2012 ジャパン・ロータスデー2012: Part 4

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In this installment from Japan Lotus Day 2012, we’ll take a final look at the some of the more unique cars at the event. The Lotus VI parked next to the 211s in the pit garage at Fuji Speedway reflects the … Continue reading

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Performance Racing Industry Show 2012: Racing industry roundup

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The PRI (Performance Racing Industry) trade show is the annual meeting place for just about everyone involved in racing. The show attracts visitors from around the globe looking for the latest products to support their motorsport efforts. The show is … Continue reading

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Japan Lotus Day 2012 ジャパン・ロータスデー2012: Part 3 Monoposto Cars

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Monoposto: a term designating the body of a single-seat racing car. The term monoposto was introduced in 1931, when international rules were revised to delete the requirement to use only two-seat bodies for racing cars. A monoposto is an open body without doors, designed to … Continue reading

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1958 Road America: Sprint Race Action

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This is a great time capsule film of a sprint race at Road America in 1958. It’s not often we get to see period cars in action during the golden age of sports car racing. This film features  Porsche Spiders, … Continue reading

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Ian Walker Racing : The Man and His Cars – A book review.

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There were numerous Sports and Saloon Car teams that raced in the UK during the 50’s and 60’s. Aside from the principal works teams such as Lotus and Ford, there were the de facto works teams like Chequered Flag, Alan … Continue reading

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Shelsley Walsh – Tradition of speed, uphill battle against time

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I don’t really need much convincing to travel to the UK for a race. I am ready to go anytime. When it comes to motor sports it’s very difficult to top England. The Brits just plain understand it.  There seems to … Continue reading

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Lotus Originals – History, Style and Fashion

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Lotus means many different things to many different people. For some, it’s all about Colin Chapman or the golden years with Clark and Hill. For others it’s Kimi Raikkonen in the latest Lotus Formula One car.  Regardless of your interpretation … Continue reading

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Goodwood Festival of Speed 2012- Lotus

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There are endless stories about the Goodwood Festival speed already in print so I won’t go into too much detail here. I can say the British know how to put on an event that is unequaled anyplace else in the … Continue reading

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Race Retro 2012

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The 2012 Race Retro was held this weekend at Stoneleigh Park near Warwick in England. As to be expected the show did not disappoint and featured everything from brakes to BRM F1 Cars all centered around historic and vintage auto … Continue reading

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