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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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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Dario CART – Team Kool Green Racing Reynard

Dario CART – Team Kool Green Racing Reynard

Along with NASCAR, Indycar is the most American of motorsport. Comparable to Formula 1, but with many races taking place on high speed ovals, it has still attracted several European drivers over it’s many years. The most successful of these has been Scottish race ace Dario Franchitti. Starting his career in Britain in single seater…

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I Got 5 On It – The Renault 5 Maxi Turbo

I Got 5 On It – The Renault 5 Maxi Turbo

Like the Mighty Metro 6R4 that it competed alongside, the Renault 5 Maxi Turbo is a small family hatch back designed for running to the shops that has been converted in to a fire spitting rally monster. Taking the standard cars engine out of the bonnet and putting it in the middle of the car…

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Track or Treat – Audi R8 LMS

Track or Treat – Audi R8 LMS

Watching cars racing side by side can really get your heart rate up, and few drivers would argue that they haven’t been scared at least a couple of times whilst competing. Some racing teams take things a step further and customise their cars with cool gothic graphics and logos. Several NASCAR teams have painted and…

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Running In The Family – Toyota GT86

Running In The Family – Toyota GT86

Some sports cars have huge engines, giant turbos and spent their entire lives flying sideways down the road trying to hit every tree in on the way. And some sports cars are built to be light, nimble and do exactly what the driver wants them to do. Toyota’s GT86 is one such car. Built as…

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  • In The Hunt – James Hunt’s McLaren M23 Formula 1 Car
  • In The Hunt – James Hunt’s McLaren M23 Formula 1 Car
  • In The Hunt – James Hunt’s McLaren M23 Formula 1 Car
  • In The Hunt – James Hunt’s McLaren M23 Formula 1 Car

In The Hunt – James Hunt’s McLaren M23 Formula 1 Car

There have been many successful British F1 drivers – Nigel Mansell, David Coulthard, Damon Hill, Jenson Button, Lewis Hamilton, Jackie Stewart, Sir Stirling Moss… the list goes on.  However, very few drivers have has many great stories attached to them as 1976 Formula 1 World Champion James Hunt. Known for his party life style off…

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