Bloody Heroes: Stirling Moss Part 2

Moss and Jenkinson, dirty but victorious.

It was a victory Stirling Moss himself described as his “greatest win”, and is a record that still stands to this day; over 1000 miles on unfamiliar public roads, with spectators spilling onto the course and the possibility of death looming over every twist and bend, Moss managed to complete the Mille Miglia in just…

Goodwood Revival 2018 Recap

Photo by Mikey Snelgar, @mikeysnelgar on Instagram.

Last weekend saw one of the greatest classic car events in the world unfold at Goodwood. Spanning three days, the Goodwood Revival is a celebration of automotive infatuation like no other; owners of some of the rarest and most expensive historic metal risk their prized possessions and their lives racing (and sometimes crashing) a plethora…

Porsches in the Rain at Luftgekühlt

Photo by Mikey Snelgar, @mikeysnelgar on Instagram

On Sunday morning I met up with Head Mechanist in Charge, Hedi Sersoub, to head to this year’s British Luftgekühlt, which is arguably the coolest and most confusingly named Porsche meet in the world. However, unfortunately, our chariot for the day was not the coolest thing in the world; a black Fiat 500. No, it…

5 Reasons to Get Excited for the 24 Hours of Le Mans

With this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans nearly upon us, we thought it might be a good idea to remind you why it’s the biggest race of them all, and why you should definitely be watching come June 16th. The Heritage The 24 Hours of Le Mans is the oldest active endurance race in…

Forward thinking at Prodrive

Making your way through the revolving door and into the laboratory-clean reception area to be greeted by Colin McRae’s 1995 Championship winning Impreza, and an Aston Martin Racing Vantage GT3, you can only be in one place; Prodrive’s headquarters in Banbury, Oxfordshire. This team of geniuses, founded by former Aston Martin chairman David Richards CBE,…

Monday Money – 90’s Bad Boy

She had quite big shoes to fill coming in to replace the legendary M3 e30… It wasn’t an easy task, but many BMW fanboys (myself included) would agree that the e36 managed it rather well. Though in all honesty, the e36 is probably my least favourite 3 series generation but I have to admit that…

The reign of the “Killer B’s”

Ah the good old days… When rally cars were actual cars modified to compete in different championships rather than being manufacturer prototypes developed as a technological window for the world to witness. I am not saying that current rally cars are not impressive or interesting, but they surely lost the appeal that made them so…

The “Knobbly” before the Storm

Lister was founded in 1954 in Cambridge by Brian Lister. ​​He started off building his first sports cars using tubular chassis and MG engine which was inspired by John Cooper. The race car in question started at the British Empire Trophy in Oulton Park the same year, but because of a few outdated bits, Brian…

Cool me down with some fresh air

​ For many Porsche enthusiasts, a “real” Porsche has to be air-cooled and it is not negotiable. ​The air-cooled units have been favoured for multiple reasons, but mainly for their hairy and involving character that you cannot find with the newer water-cooled designs. For vintage motorbike riders, or car drivers familiar with this type of…

The sound of metal

If you are a BMW fan, surely you are no stranger to inline 6 engine configurations. Of course, BMW does not have a monopoly on the L6 use, and for some of you the quintessential L6 might have originated from Jaguar, Triumph, Aston Martin, Mercedes or Nissan among many of the manufacturers that used that…

“Why must art be static?” – AC

The BMW Art Car project started from the simplest and most elegant idea of using a race car as an artist canvas for their creation. Art aficionados appreciated the novelty and ambition of the project and critics received it rather positively worldwide. In 1975, French auctioneer and racing driver Hervé Poulain started the project by…