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Porsche by Mailander : Book Review

Porsche by Mailander : Book Review

PORSCHE BY MAILANDER Porsche By Mailander is a 380 page photo-journal of Porsche cars’ fragile infancy. Photographer Rodolfo Mailander traveled Europe from 1950-1955 documenting everything-automotive he possibly could. Driven by passion, Mailander would often travel between races by night to cover the next event. Porsche expert, automobile historian and author Karl Ludvigsen describes the close […] [...more]

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And So The Story Goes…

And So The Story Goes…

You meet a lot of interesting people when dealing with old cars. Every time I gear up for a new project I seem to find myself buying and selling odds and ends to come up with the right combination of free space, time and a little extra bread to fund said “project.” In the case […] [...more]

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Ferrari 1962 250GT Comp 64

Ferrari 1962 250GT Comp 64

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Lance Reventlow and The Scarab Racecar

Lance Reventlow and The Scarab Racecar

Author: Mike Gulett (MyCarQuest.com) I am surprised that the story of Lance Reventlow has not been made into a Hollywood movie. It as all of the elements of a blockbuster. Rich mother, one race car driving stepfather, and another stepfather, movie star named Cary Grant. Grant remained friends with Lance after the divorce from Lance’s […] [...more]

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Etceterini at Giants Despair- Unseen Video

Etceterini at Giants Despair- Unseen Video

One could say the Reuter family name has become synonymous with vintage Italian cars. In the 1950’s St Louis, MO native, Jack Reuter began collecting and racing small and exotic looking sports cars. With names like Bandini and Volpini these cars,  compared with other small European sports cars of the same era, were almost Microcars […] [...more]

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Profiles:1968 BMW 1600GT

Profiles:1968 BMW 1600GT

The BMW 1600 GT began life as the Glas GT, introduced in 1964. The bodies were designed and built by Pietro Frua at his carrozzeria in Turin, Italy. When BMW acquired Hand Glas GmbH in 1966, production of rhte Glas GT continued, but the engine, transmission and mechanicals were updated. During 1967 and 1968, 1259 […] [...more]

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The Motoring Journal: 1958 Ferrari 250GT LWB “Tour De France”

The Motoring Journal: 1958 Ferrari 250GT LWB “Tour De France”

This 1958 Ferrari 250GT Long Wheel Base car was named after the famous “Tour De France” ten day race. Built from 1956-1959, very few “TDF” cars remain. Even more rare are the 3 louver quarter windows. This particular car was shown at Wheels of Italy 2011 in Minneapolis, MN. If you haven’t attended the event, […] [...more]

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The History of British Racing Green

The History of British Racing Green

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1969 24 Hours Le Mans  (Part 1)

1969 24 Hours Le Mans (Part 1)

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