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 Le Mans 1999

Joachim Winkelhock in the pilot’s seat of the works BMW V12 LMR at Le Mans in 1999.

From Wikiped ia:

The BMW V12 LMR is a Le Mans Prototype built for sports car racing from 1999 to 2000.

The car was built through an alliance between BMW Motorsport and WilliamsF1 and was the successor to the failed BMW V12 LM of 1998.

It is famous for earning BMW its only overall victory to date at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

 

 

65-66 GT350 Full Race Kit

maier 65-66 GT350 Full Race Kit
$3,999.00

65-66 GT350 Full Race Kit includes the following:

  • MF65RAM: 65-66 Front Racing Apron with Molded Spoiler
  • MF65HGL: 65-66 Shelby Style Hood – Lightweight
  • MF65FF5: 65-66 Front Flares – 5″ Mold On
  • MF65RF5: 65-66 Rear Flares – 5″ Mold On
  • MF65SS: 65-66 Lower Side Scoops – Shelby Style
  • MF65TA: 65-66 Trunk Lid with Quarter Extensions – Fastback – Lightweight
  • MF65BRC: 65-66 Rear Bumper – Stock – Carbon Fiber
  • MF65RV: 65-55 Lower Rear Valance
  • MF65LS: 65-66 Headlight Surrounds
  • MF65LB: 65-66 Headlight Buckets

OMG this thing is GORGEOUS!

If it worked, I’d definitely be sporting a tremendous woody!

 

 

arti-lorry

Mike Yeo 杨启铭
@TheBaseLeg

Japan Ground Self Defense Force’s new 8×8 wheeled self-propelled 155mm howitzer (or as a friend calls it, an arti-lorry) mounted on a MAN HX chassis that’s set to replace the towed FH70 in JGSDF service

Kewl

 

 

Old School Ford GT40 DESTROYS a Hellcat…Hell Yeah!

1320video
Jun 21, 2017

The Ford GT-40 is a TIMELESS piece of automotive excellence that you really don’t get to see all that often, especially ripping down an airstrip! This BEAUTIFUL display of aero and design really caught our attention as soon as it rolled off the trailer. We we’re glad to see it pull out to the starting line to stretch its legs down the airstrip of Rantoul Aviation Center for Omega Motorsport’s NoFlyZone Midwest!

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Well of course it did! The GT40 is the best car ever made by anyone, anywhere, any time!

 

 

The goreous Nissan R390 GT1 was made for racing and homologated street presence, but the project fell through and it was never sold. Which is sad because it looks so deliciously good!

 

 

classics

Cragar wheels with Goodyear shoes, ready to motivate an extra-hot Shelby G.T. 350. With track pipes.

It gets no better.

The Best of The Best.

 

rudge canoe cycle

ca. 1840-1930, probably Ireland — Two women travel in a rowboat balanced on a sidecar. — Image by ©Sean Sexton Collection/CORBIS

“In 1925 through 1927, the Rudge-Whitworth company introduced a line of touring accessories which have never been equaled by any other motorcycle manufacturer…

Specifically, Rudge introduced a full touring caravan, complete with dining table and beds, which could be towed behind one of their ‘4-valve, 4-speed’ models. Added to this, one could order a sidecar chassis carrying a quick-detachable canoe! This was no ‘miniature’ boat, as some manufacturers produced in the 1950s for sidecar haulage; the Rudge canoe was fully 14 feet long. Yet, the company advertised that the “Canoe sidecar can be turned round in a circle of 20 feet diameter, which very few motor cars are capable of doing. To river lovers it gives great mobility and makes it possible to become acquainted with half the rivers in the country.””

Source

I think this is beautiful and perfectly illustrates a time when America really was great and an attitude and practical, empowering philosophy that was so prevalent then.

I doubt that I or anyone else will ever see its like again.

 

 

Bluebird

Speed ace died as his windscreen decapitated him

Published: Saturday 26 October 2002

THE final chapter in the life and death of Donald Campbell was written yesterday to reveal that the legendary speed ace was decapitated by Bluebird’s windscreen exploding at 300mph.

Campbell’s craft crashed on Coniston Water in 1967 as he attempted to better his own world record of 297mph.

Ironically, he succeeded, but only for the seconds before his apparent impatience to become the fastest man alive caused him to make a fatal error, an inquest into his death heard.

The inquest was set up following the recovery last year of Bluebird and Campbell’s remains from the Cumbrian lake.

It was held in a school classroom within sight of where Campbell died.

Details of Campbell’s “second” and fatal race for the record were described to the coroner, Ian Smith.

He heard that Campbell planned to make two attempts on the record hoping to achieve a speed of 328 mph on at least one of the “runs.”

The first run on the “mirror-like” surface went well.

But Campbell, a hero to Fifties schoolboys, who had eclipsed his father’s record-breaking exploits on land and water, turned too quickly into the second and encountered his own wake.

The disturbance caused the nose of Bluebird to rise.

The boat’s plastic windshield shattered and severed Campbell’s head, the coroner was told.

Mr Smith heard the most likely cause of the crash was a sudden “throttling back” at a critical time.

Wow!

Neat looking thing, is it not?

Bummer, it ending as it did.

 

 

Chinese Armored Car from the Second Sino-Japanese War (1937-1945)

A not often seen Chinese Armored Car from the Second Sino-Japanese War, which occurred from 1937 to 1945.

Those Japs fought everybody. And they did some freakishly unspeakable and profoundly evil things to people.

Megacreeps!

 

 

Abarth 1000 TC

Two spectacular Fiat Abarth 1000 TCs after the two 1959 600 donor cars got a serious rebuilding by Werner Vogel in 2009.

 

 

Carlos Reutemann

Temporada 1978
Carlos Reutemann
Ferrari 312 T3
Gran Premio de Inglaterra

via Carlos Reutemann

Those were the days… Carlos and colleagues were the best of the best… right up to today.

 

 

Wynn’s ‘Start You Bastard’ Engine Additive Advert

vk2amv
Sep 21, 2008

This is a pisstake advert done by the funny guys from Full Frontal in the mid 90s. There was a whole bunch of Wynn’s Oil and fuel Additives on TV at the time, so they did one of their own.

Oh, man, this is so, so very good!

 

 

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Dual engine Mini Cooper tear your face off fast spotted in Italy

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“The Snow Cruiser”—Antarctica’s Abandoned Behemoth

Calum
Mar 20, 2019

What happened to the Antarctic Snow Cruser? In 1939 a fifty-five feet long, twenty feet wide monster, weighing 37 tonnes and designed to have a range of over 8000 miles arrived on Antarctica. Built in the late 1930s for Richard E. Byrd’s Third Antarctic Expedition, it was one of the most incredible ventures in engineering history, not just in its size and scale but also her failure as an exploratory vehicle and subsequent disappearance.

In this video, I look at the background, design and disappearance of the Snow Cruser and ask what happened to this incredible vehicle (I’m afraid it’s not good news).

More photos, video and sources on my website: calumraasay.wordpress.com/por…
Source & Reading:
The best website for archives and information on the cruiser: www.joeld.net/snowcruiser/snow…
Best overview and details on the design and history of the cruiser: www.autoclassics.com/posts/re…
An Atlantic article with great photos of the cruiser: www.theatlantic.com/photo/2016…
Interview with someone who saw it in person: web.archive.org/web/200701291…
Colour footage of the cruiser: www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUXq8…
“With Byrd at the South Pole”- a documentary Byrd made (where I got most of the stock footage) that went on to be the first documentary to win an Oscar. – www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nyv0S…
Books on the subject: Antarctica: A Biography by David Day www.amazon.co.uk/Antarctica-B… All the information you could ever need on the attached plane: www.joeld.net/snowcruiser/wing…
For Shackeltons/Scott Shackelton: By Endurance We Conquer by Michael Smith An Unsung Hero- Tom Crean by Michael Smith
Corrections: The Ferguson tractors show at roughly 4:00 are not the tractors Byrd used during his second expedition. This is placeholder footage of Fergressons used in the 1950s as I couldn’t find any photos or videos of the tractors used in the previous ‘little America’ expedition. Upon Reviewing my footage I found there was actually a clip of the tractors in Byrd’s ‘Discovery’ film made about the second expedition, linked to 26:24 in this video- youtu.be/fnmxsj-prhM?t=1577 Twitter………………….►twitter.com/calumraasay Instagram…………….►instagram.com/calumraasay Website………………..►calumgillies.com Facebook……………..►facebook.com/calumgilliesart Questions or queries to: litzippo@gmail.com

Fascinating info and imagery on this strange vehicle all packed into a nice, thorough piece. So many links it took a while to get it post ready, yeah, but all good stuff, eh.

 

 

reo and curtiss

 

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Here’s a 1938 Reo Tractor and a Curtiss Aerocar, which was in use until the 1990s.

Wow, this is fab. I am totally smitten with the Reo Tractor… it is just so wonderfully shaped.

 

 

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The iconic and fantastic Ford Mustang Boss 302 driven by Parnelli Jones in the 1969 Trans-Am season.

Gorgeous.

 

 

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Viva Terlingua !

Now, this is a Shelby’s Shelby.

An iconic and powerful conveyance that changed the American car scene forever.

 

 

Launch Control: New England Forest Rally 2018 – Episode 6.06

Subaru
Aug 29, 2018

Launch Control: New England Forest Rally 2018 – Season 6, Episode 6 For the first time since winning the championship, Travis Pastrana returns to rallying for another matchup against teammate, David Higgins, at the New England Forest Rally. This event hasn’t been kind to Higgins in the past, but he’s carrying a healthy championship lead in 2018, and plans to defend his turf against a strong entry list, including Pastrana, Ken Block, and Barry McKenna. Subaru Rally Team USA is managed by Vermont SportsCar and proudly supported by Subaru of America, Inc., Idemitsu, DirtFish, Method Race Wheels, Kühl, DMACK Tires, and Disc Brakes Australia. Find the team online at www.subaru.com/rally

[WRC] Subaru Impreza Wrc 1998′ compilation Mcrae / Burns Pure Sound HD

CarHunters
Oct 7, 2013

New WRC Video : Subaru Impreza WRC 99 Real Sound motors Drivers: Colin Mcrae / Richard Burns Facebook Page : www.facebook.com/TheRealCarHu…

Launch Control: Chasing the Legacy of Colin McRae – Episode 3.14

Subaru
Dec 23, 2015

Launch Control – Season 3, Episode 14 – “Chasing the Legacy” Twenty years after their first WRC title with Colin McRae, Subaru returns to the Welsh forests with David Higgins and Craig Drew in a Group N WRX STI wrapped in a throwback tribute livery. Subaru’s rally spirit has remained alive in different corners of the World since that first big win with Colin in 1995. It was the spark that made rally so popular not only for Subaru but across the world for the sport. Watch all episodes of Launch Control here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGdK9… Produced by Formula Photographic Inc.with Bowes Media Inc. About Subaru Rally Team USA Subaru Rally Team USA is managed by Vermont SportsCar and proudly supported by Subaru of America, Inc., Subaru Tecnica International (STI), Method Race Wheels, Royal Purple, DMack Tires, RECARO, PIAA and Race Proven. Find the team online at www.subaru.com/rally

I love Subarus, Subaru Rally cars and Subaru drivers!

And Rally is my favorite sport!