Goodwood Estate home of fine classic car races

Goodwood Estate home of fine classic car races

Goodwood glory years for motor racing (1948-1966)

Goodwood estate has a very long history. You can read a lot about them on their website. In there, it is mentioned it was Frederick, 9th Duke of Richmond, Lennox, Gordon and Aubigny (1904 - 1989) who created the racing track. He was a good fan of cars and planes, he served in World War II in the Royal Air Force and when he was back, he turned the wartime Westhampnett airfield into the Goodwood Motor Circuit in 1948.

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When Ford tried to buy Ferrari and ended up creating the Ford GT40

When Ford tried to buy Ferrari and ended up creating the Ford GT40

The story of how Ford GT40 was created

In the 60s, Ferrari Spa was a pretty successful builder of racing cars. It was the brand to be beaten (it still is in some areas these days), the place to be, the good-looking girl everybody wants to flirt with. It was the time of the mighty and exclusive Ferrari 250 GTO or the amazingly hot Ferrari 330 (pictured below) as examples. During 1963, Ferrari employed 450 people and was able to build around 600 cars a year (that’s not even 2 per day). 

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Who won the first Carrera Panamericana in 1950

Who won the first Carrera Panamericana in 1950

The first car to win Carrera Panamericana was an Oldsmobile 88

Oldsmobile 88 (1949-1999) was the best selling car of the brand from 1950-1974. It is popularly known as 88 too and this "boring" machine made one of the most epic moves in Americas Racing: She won the first Carrera Panamericana in 1950. Even though the model is one of the candidates to be the first muscle car in history (as it is not clear which car is and seems there are discussions about it), not all the olds 88 can be considered one of them. Here we have an example of another car as the winner of the race.

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Marcello Gandini, italian classic car design at its best

Marcello Gandini, italian classic car design at its best

Marcello Gandini designed some of the best sport classic cars ever produced

There are 3 Italian gentlemen born in 1938 who have shaped car design for decades and they are considered some of the most influential car designers in history. Mr Gandini is one of them, Giorgetto Giugiaro is another one and Leonardo Fiovaranti is the third one. Everyone of them has worked on different things, but Mr Gandini is the expert in sports cars. 

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Classic Fords usually for sale

Classic Fords usually for sale

Ford Motor Co origin

Henry Ford founded Ford Motor Company in June 1903 and since then the company produced cars. In my humble opinion, Henry Ford was the Steve Jobs of his time. Someone who changed the way things were getting done forever by giving access to a relatively cheap set up. As we claim on the footnote in our homepage he said: “ If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses ”. He certainly was a visionary.

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Classic Aston Martin

Classic Aston Martin

From Bamford & Martin to Aston Martin Ltd

To understand better about Aston Martin we have to start not only talking about what happened before the brand name was created or even the visible products they made but also their founders and the tough times the brand suffered during the first two decades.

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Mercedes-Benz and AMG sporty combination

Mercedes-Benz and AMG sporty combination

The story of how Mercedes-Benz and AMG are doing so many great things together

It was in 1967 when two former engineers from Mercedes (Hans Werner Aufrecht and Erhard Melcher) decide to launch a new venture called: AMG Motorenbau und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH (translated into English is something like AMG Engine Production and Development, Ltd). For those interested, AMG stand for Aufrecht, Melcher and Großaspach (Aufrecht's birth town), simple as.

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Coventry, the European Detroit

Coventry, the European Detroit

Coventry, the epicentre of car making in Europe for decades

From London Euston to Coventry it can take you at least 1 hour on a train.  You can also take your corker and drive for a bit more than 2 hours on the M40 (or the M1) to get there and as well a 35 minutes helicopter ride from Central London will lead you to the Private Jet specialised Coventry Airport. All the roads lead to Rome !!

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Lamborghini move from tractors to sport cars

Lamborghini move from tractors to sport cars

Lamborghini built sport cars for a reason

Ferruccio Lamborghini became a millionaire thanks to vehicles. He made his fortune building tractors quite successfully after World War II. He also started manufacturing oil burners and air conditioning systems after his tractor plant started making lots of money. It turned out his second business also made big money so Ferruccio Lamborghini became one the wealthiest men in Italy.

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First speeding ticket in history

First speeding ticket in history

First speeding ticket quadrupling the legal speed limit and more

This romantic story took place in January, 28th 1896 when Mr Walter Arnold, one of the first dealers of Benz cars in the UK, crossed the street of Paddock Wood in Kent at four times the legal speed limit (2 mph). He even dared to forget getting a person ahead of his vehicle waving a red flag in order to warn any pedestrian of any possible hazardous situation it might happen (as the law claimed).

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