The Holman & Moody Ford Honker II is part of the forgotten CanAm cars and funny is that everyone actually remembers its sister, the Ford F3L or P68 that was seen racing on the other side of the globe, in … Continue reading #Focus – The Forgotten 1967 Holman & Moody Ford Honker II.
It all started in 1962 as three Maserati Tipo 151 were built for the Le Mans 24 Hours as the FIA introduced a nex “Experimental GT” class that year. One was for Johnny Simone’s Maserati France team and two for … Continue reading #Focus – The Maserati Tipo 151.
The World Rally Championship, known as the WRC today saw the rise of fantastic machinery through the introduction of the Group B category by the FIA in 1982. Created to fill the slot of the previous Group 4 and Group … Continue reading #EightiesMadness – Inside the mighty Ford RS200.
AMG is nowadays known as the performance tuning division of Mercedes but it all started around two guys, Hans Werner Aulfrecht and Erhard Melcher. Both ex-Mercedes engineers they had everything in hand to put together some fantastic of high-performance German metal. The … Continue reading #TouringCarMadness – The 1971 Spa 24 Hours and the AMG 300SEL 6.3
The Formula Student, a unique competition mixing studies with practical knowledge. A proper platform for students and helping them in developing their engineering and management skills. A well subscribed idea with events in various countries with UK of course, Germany and … Continue reading #Tech – The Formula Student Delft DU15.
Back in the Sixties’, Dutch Manufacturer DAF used motorsport and particularly, rallyes and trials to promote its own design and revolutionary “Variomatic” transmission. The DAF Variomatic transmission or more commonly known as the Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) was developed by … Continue reading #KingOfTheMountain – The DAF Variomatic Huron 4A Cosworth.
Kawasaki and motorsport, that sounds strange but it did happen… Well, not really but they tried getting into motorsport, and here’s the story of that factory backed effort. Known for their power sports products, ATVs, engines and of course their … Continue reading #MotorsportFail – Kawasaki Factory Auto Racing.
Volvo and the 240T Grp. A car, a brilliant story in the Touring Car history. Not only did the Volvo or should we say, the “Flying Brick” take the 1985 European Touring Car Championship and Deutsche Produktionswagen Meisterchaft (The pre-DTM) but … Continue reading #TouringCarMadness – The Volvo 240T Grp. A Story.
Audi first came to the North American circuit racing through the Trans-Am Championship in 1988 with their 200 Quattro model taking eight wins as well as the championship in their first year with what could have been called the “unfair … Continue reading #Focus – The Audi 90 IMSA GTO.
Was ist das ? Yeah, that’s what comes to mind when seeing an Apfelbeck cylinder head. A very unusual design seen in the sixties in motor sport and particularly with BMW and their early Formula 2 as well as in … Continue reading #Tech – The BMW Apfelbeck Cylinder Head.
1993 would see a big change in vehicle regulations for the so-called Group C cars. Turbochargers were to be definitely banned and an all new era of car was to take on the World Sports Car championship. The P35 was … Continue reading #Focus – Nissan’s World Sports Car failed attempt, the P35.
A regular entrant in the Spanish hill climb championship, Pietro’s car sported the usual top class BMW M12/7 engine which he decided to change for an engine sourced from the Powerboat Fonda Series in the early eighties, a EFI-Mercury 2000cc 2-stroke … Continue reading #KingOfTheMountain – The EFI Mercury V6 powered Lola T294.