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Porsche 917  Ferrari 330 GTO The world of vintage cars is always exclusive. Because everything that you can re-live is something unique that in one way or another brings back memories and emotions in our souls. But there are some cars that, in addition to having marked our hearts, have established a very precise era…

2020 Defender: A masterclass of homage design

Land Rover has had the ginormous task of modernising a car that has grown its own cultural identity. We investigate how they went about it… Ever since car brands figured out that petrol heads are very nostalgic, we’ve seen a slew of new cars and concepts made in homage to the iconic vehicles of the…

Mini but mighty: The Monte Carlo Winning Mini

Whether you associate it with The Italian Job, Mr Bean or the Swingin’ 60s – the Mini is undoubtedly a British icon. It’s a car that has stayed mostly unchanged for 40 years (much like the Land Rover Defender and its predecessors). For fans of Motorsport the Mini, namely the 33EJB, holds a special place…

The true heir: Jaguar F-Type or Eagle E-Type?

Photography by Tom Hains You wait 44 years for an E-Type successor and two come along at the same time! We live in nostalgic times and this is made no more apparent than the recent revival of legacy model designations, exquisite restomods and EV conversions (Lunaz Design). But what lovers of classic Jaguars have been…

A cheat so brilliant it was applauded by rule makers

Introduction The Toyota Celica derives its name from the Spanish word for heavenly which would sound like a misnomer if you’ve ever seen this monster tear up the dirt track. Its success in WRC earned it the nickname “The King of Africa” until Toyota Team Europe team was caught cheating in a way so genius…

Perfectly Ridiculous: The Lagonda

Retrofuturism is defined as ‘the use of a style or aesthetic considered futuristic in an earlier era’. The wedge-shaped Lagonda, festooned with touch-sensitive buttons and CRT screens instead of speedometers, perfectly fits this description. The two tonne, 5.2-metre long behemoth was, in many ways, ridiculous when it was released in 1976, but in others, it…

The OG WRC Champ: Alpine’s A110

Photo by Filip Blank, @filipblank on insta, of @alpinekatowice 's lovely A110s.

Launched in 1961, the rear-engined, air-cooled, rear-wheel drive Alpine A110 shared many similarities with the iconic Porsche 911, which would be unveiled two years later. However, the A110 is by no means “just a French 911”, as this sexy little coupe would go on to become a legend in its own right. The A110 was…

It ain’t La Dolce Vita at Targa Florio

The 2017 edition of the Targa Florio Classic took place last week and is the pinnacle of historical Motorsport races and one of the most challenging competitions in Europe. This year’s edition is sponsored by Alfa Romeo for the Classic, and Abarth for the Rally. Participants included a 1968 Lancia Fulvia Zagato Competizione, a 1939…

The Lancer King!

Tommi Mäkinen marked the history of the WRC with his raw talent and 4 consecutive titles at the wheel of 4 different Evo generations. There are definitely some affinities between the Finn and the Japanese Manufacturer for which he won 22 of its 24 total victories between 1994 and 2002. Mäkinen’s started to get noticed…