The absolutely delicious Lola GT MK6, designed by Eric Broadley.
For reasons unknown it never got much ink, despite it’s actual awesomeness.
Said awesomeness was such that this car became the basis for the legendary and iconic Ford GT40. Just so you know how good this car is…
I always loved it from the bottom of my heart and I still do.
How ’bout them Cortina taillights, eh what?! Heehee!
This may well be the neatest lookin’ Z I’ve ever seen…
Those haunches, yo…
DeTomaso Mustela — designed by Tom Tjaarda (RIP) in 1969 while he was working at Ghia.
image via vintageclassiccars
Definitely nice. But, they did not make this one as a production car. Bummer!
1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Group 4
images via itsbrucemclaren
Sweet! One sees so few racing Daytonas.
This is the first ever Ford Sierra Cosworth RS500 built, chassis number one and is the only RS500 to be built by Ford rather than Aston Martin Tickford. This car has the potential to achieve a record breaking sale price when it is sold by Silverstone Auctions this May.Price estimate is between £90,000 and £120,000 for what is considered to be the RS500 ‘Holy Grail’.
Years ago I had the fantastic opportunity to ride in the front passenger seat of an Americanized Merkur XR4TI as it was being driven by the inimitable Bob Bondurant … and I was duly impressed.
The Sierra Cosworth RS500, however, is an entirely different beast and would eat that thing for breakfast. This is a rally car.
Ahh, dreams, eh.
The ultimate in 4×4 capability and technology. Bar none.
From when it was introduced… right up to today.
The invincible Mercedes-Benz Unimog.
This sweet lookin’ thing is the Mazda Furai, a model I am not familiar with. I really like it.
The photo was taken at the recent Goodwood Festival of Speed.
photo via via reddit, via topvehicles
62 Chevrolet Corvair Monza SS.
Pegaso Z-102 – 0163 – lovely.
So rare and yes, very pretty.
The 1963 Ford Cougar – designed by Vignale.
Nice looking Italian take on the ’Stang, eh?
Too bad they didn’t build it. Well, except this one Italian-made unit.
Pontiac Banshee XP-833, 1964
Pontiac Banshee ll 1968
1966 Pontiac Banshee Concept.
I thought these were fab when I was a kid… still do. it Is unfortunate that the corporate mind of GM didn’t see what could have happened and they remained show cars … and we the people wound up with a restyled Camaro with a screaming chicken sticker on the hood. Sigh.
Aren’t these just fabulous?
The 430bhp 4.7 Litre V8 Aston Martin Cygnet.. 1 of 1, Q commissioned exclusively for a customer via http://autofan.xyz
Can you imagine having enough money to be able to commission a unique custom car from Aston Martin?
This is the wonderfully exciting Michelle Mouton.
Bruce MacInnes said I was really good… however… I swear I wish I could drive even a tenth as well as this lady.
A Hero and a Goddess all rolled into one.
Don’t get no better.
1964 Lotus Type 34
*The ex-AJ Foyt, Parnelli Jones, Dan Gurney and Jim Clark Indy 500 Pole and 8-time USAC Pole Winner
jwclapton reblogged itsbrucemclaren
Good company , it kept.
This vehicle appears unable to negotiate a speed bump.
BlackFly – Flight
Published on Jul 12, 2018
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BlackFly – the newest flying car
BlackFly is latest attempt at flying car
Well now … maybe this one will become a viable vehicle. Time will tell, of course, but, oh man I can see myself in one of these. It would be exhilerating and maybe the thing that would stop me wanting to die so badly.
I am assuming, being that this is Western Greedland, that only the ludicrously wealthy will be able to afford one, but one never knows, do one?
Two Porsche 917s lead a lovely Ferrari into a turn at the 1000km of Spa in the dear old 1970s.
Beautiful, aren’t they?
Now that’s what I’m talkin’ about!
Get some AIR!
A suitable successor… it makes me smile.
The Lotus 49 Formula 1 car.
Fantastic engineering prowess… as expected, as always.
Aston Martin Vulcan
Aston Martin Vantage GTE Pro
By Steven Vinson
Aston Martin’s never fail to get my Soul perked up.
Works of beautiful, powerful hand crafted art, that’s what they are.
The legendary Porsche 917. In the classic movie Le Mans, which starred the legendary Steve McQueen.
My friend Jean Louis appeared in this movie! How cool is that?
The gorgeous De Tomaso Mangusta, designed by the brilliant Giorgetto Giugiaro at Carrozzeria Ghia. A classic that will always be tops in my heart.
And I am lucky enough to know a couple. Amazingly lucky. This because I have not led a particularly good life. I have done such awful things.
And yet, the angels watch over me and help me get through the agony that is my life. That is because I can not stop the constant flow of memories, bad memories, of all those things I did. And it is quite literally constant, even while talking or working or typing this very sentence. It never, ever, stops.
Here’s something different. For these parts. Well, maybe not that different.
Toyota Supra race car
They go pretty well, it seems.
Anyway, started this hours ago… distractions…
1968 Shelby GT500 KR
KR for King of the Road.
7 liters of massive power. This tricked-out version of the GT500 was not for the faint of heart.
1962 Jaguar E-Type SI.
© Joe Macari Performance Cars
The gorgeousness… it knows no bounds.
All time record: Volkswagen has made history with the I.D. R Pikes Peak completing the climb in 7m 57.148s minutes to create a new record. Romain Dumas has bettered Sébastien Loeb’s time by 16 seconds (set in 2013). In doing so, he not only broke the previous record for electric vehicles, but defeated a field including cars with conventional drivetrains.
Sixteen seconds! Holy Moly!
Adi would be so proud… Bravo, lads!
1954 Escher VW-Porsche Kleinbahn Prototype
Now this is an odd bird. Those windows look like theyre about as tall as the headlights are … which is seven inches.
Talk about a chop top… Nice tow ring up front. I dont think this went over too well, although Id have to research it. But, Germans are a practical lot… and this thing… looks far from practical.
This should get you there.
No matter where.
A most wonderful (and heretofore unknown to me) 1936 Schlörwagen Pillbug.
I have not researched this most fabulous little wagen yet, but I will!
I want one.
It’s freakin’ awesome.
Elegant and quite rare these days.
Sweet. Nice, sporty color, too.
There is something that just feels right about getting even a little airborne. It’s a visceral thrill, let me assure you.
This 956 is doin’ it up nicely, especially considering it’s going uphill…
So powerful and dominant these were… a tradition carried on by the evolved 962 as well.
Power! Precision! A tough combination.
Awesome to watch.
American Motors AMX/3. I wish this could have succeeded but the company was already tanking. Truly sad.
Datsun 510. A serious contender back in the day.
Land Rover Lightweight. For serious offroading like none of the new owners ever dreamed.
Morris Minor 1300
Just way, way too cool.
So glad the Corvette is nowadays a totally world-class ride.
Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa “Red Head”
‘Stang. Not Arnold!
This is a 1967 Trident Clipper.
Of which I had never heard. I think thats very odd considering the year and my immersion, but, hey, there it is.
Ford 289 V8. Design and build by Carrozzeria Fissore. It’s the poor mans Aston Martin.
via vintageclassiccars, along with the basis for the copy.
Jean Louis Lebreton
First Ferrari Boxer convertible by Coco Chinetti.
photo August 1993 Cos Cob CT.
An old pic from my dear friend Jean Louis taken at his shop down the road.
Jean was on the Chinetti roster from the year dot and was a member of N.A.R.T. for it’s entirety. He was at Le Mans working in pit and paddock when they won it all in 1965.
He is responsible for some fabulous memories…
Wild Alfas wake up at sundown…
And then they…
The ever awesome Ferrari 250 GT SWB “Breadvan”
Mario Andretti gets some air in the Parnelli-Ford at the Grand Prix d’Allemagne at the Nürburgring in 1975 – source F1 History & Legends
Mario, a hero for as long as I can remember.
Maybach’s back … from the looks of this iteration, methinks Mercedes may have finally “gotten it” for this go ‘round.
Which is good… it was an ultra luxury marque back in the day and an official supplier of high end veicoli to the upper echelons of the Reich.
So yay, this is nice. It certainly does look like it will get the job done!
Lawd. Dat ass. This… is an automotive Goddess.
Ferrari GTC4 Lusso
Volvo TP-21 Hogster
Track ready as standard.
F50. Lovely fluidity.
Bruce would be very proud.
FIAT Abarth 1000 OTR (1965-68)
Very rare and peculiar model, sum of products were 35 pcs.
They used to sell these FIATs around these parts and I assure you this model is pretty af from any angle. But never have I seen Carlo’s weaponization of same… nor likely will I ever, but hey, here it is!
Abarth 695 Ferrari Edition Fiat 500
Photographed in Sydney, Australia by apex35mm
One way to get, well, sort of in the club, eh?
Motorsport division hood emblem…
Proper SEV Marchal lighting. Nobody does lights better. And it’s owned by a Club member!
Sweet bodywork and 3-piece BBS.
Gorgeous and thrilling.
Wunderbar und ausgeseichnet. Ja, ja.
Any fellow Clubbies know the owner?
In response to this morning’s post…
One of my favorite cars even in stock form… well, Carlo got to work on it to make it simply awesome.
Also a favorite of the one who caused the vision. And therefore…
Fiat Abarth X1/9 Prototipo, 1973. A racing version of Fiat’s mid-engined sports car.
But wait, Carlo would never leave us in the lurch…
Here’s a live one on the streets of Texas!
Fiat Abarth Prototipo (1973)
The Fiat subsidiary Abarth, in 1973, developed the Abarth X1/9 Prototipo to replace the 124 Spider Abarth as Fiat’s main rally car, but another model was chosen. ‘Prototipo’ is a nice way of putting that nobody knows how many where produced. Parts where constantly swapped and changed during development process. It’s believed that a total of 5 where produced.
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