Vauxhall of Fame – Vauxhall Vectra Super Tourer

Vauxhall of Fame – Vauxhall Vectra Super Tourer

During the 1990s, there was a particular type of car know as the ‘rep-mobile’. They were family cars which were often driven by businessmen and sales representatives – four doors, five seats and a mid sized engine. Every major manufacturer, from Ford to Volvo had one in their range and they could be seen pounding…

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The Fantastic Four  – The BMW Z4 GT3

The Fantastic Four – The BMW Z4 GT3

Some race series exist to pit drivers in similar or identical cars up against each other. And some exist to allow drivers to race a wide variety of machinery. GT3 is one such class – bumper grids of high performance sports cars from manufacturers such as Audi, Porsche, Ferrari, Lamborghini and BMW as well as…

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Clever Trevor – The TVR Tuscan T400R

Clever Trevor – The TVR Tuscan T400R

It’s not uncommon for a car to be named after the founder of the company – Porsche, Ferrari, Rolls Royce, Lamborghini…. the list goes on and on. But what do you do if you’re setting up a small sports car company and your name less, ahem, glamorous? Well in the case of Trevor Wilkinson you…

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Heat Ray – Opel Manta Rally Car

Heat Ray – Opel Manta Rally Car

Rallying is a world where the modest road car can be elevated to the status of fire spitting icon – the Peugeot 205, Audi Quattro and Renault 5 are 3 such legendary machines. In the UK, Vauxhall (or Opel as it’s known in the rest of Europe) doesn’t have a particularly high profile racing pedigree…

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One Vision – The Toyota GT-One TS020

One Vision – The Toyota GT-One TS020

In this year’s World Endurance Championship, the top level of sports car racing, there will be 3 giant car manufacturers battling it out at the front of the field – Porsche, Audi and Toyota. All 3 have a long history with the sport, with Audi dominating the series in recent years with multiple Le Mans…

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Civic Hauling – 2013 BTCC Honda Civic

Civic Hauling – 2013 BTCC Honda Civic

Unless you are very lucky, the car sat outside your house is not likely to be a 500bhp, fire spitting, wheels spinning monster. Very few people get the chance to sit behind the wheel of a Ferrari, Porsche or McLaren. And great though it is to watch those incredible machines stomping across race tracks around…

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Red 5 – The Williams FW14B

Red 5 – The Williams FW14B

Formula 1 and Indycar might appear very similar on the surface, but in reality, the cars are very different. It takes a special driver to be able to compete at the top level in both. Once such driver was British legend, Nigel Mansell. Mansell is the most successful British driver of all time, with 31…

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Tokyo Skyline – The Nissan GT-R GT1

Tokyo Skyline – The Nissan GT-R GT1

The Japanese have built some pretty legendary cars – the Subaru Impreza, Honda NSX, Mitsubishi Evo, Datsun 270z and the Toyota AE86. However, if there was one car that has become associated with high speed Japanese metal, it’s the Nissan Skyline GT-R. Pick up the controller for any racing video game and you’ll find some…

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