1970s F1 - Champions Forever - Part 2 of 2

Part 2 of the incredible F1 documentary “Champions Forever” (also known as “The Quick and the Dead”). Few films have captured the drama, the speed and the danger  of racing like this one. WARNING: graphic footage of accidents during this portion…

BOOK REVIEW | “Marathon in the Dust”

“Marathon in the Dust” is as much a story about blind naivete as it is about racing. Three friends, all racing drivers, enter a Mercedes 280SE in the ’68 London-Sydney Marathon. 11,000 torturous miles through mountains, forests, deserts and the bush. Through searing hot days and freezing cold nights.  Obviously, a 280SE straight off the showroom floor would not do. [..]


Image credits:  Classic Driver

Fans of the 1980s TV show Hardcastle and McCormick  will recognize this specimen as the Cody Coyote.  Actually, this is the car that the Coyote and its kit car brethren were based upon — the fabulously rare McLaren M6 GT. [..]

Source:  Best Shot Stock Footage


Image credits:  Classic Driver

I’m over halfway through “Marathon in the Dust” by Innes Ireland;  a spirited account of three men racing a Mercedes 280SE from London to Sydney — which explains why this gem caught my eye.  True, it’s not a 280SE, but it is a close relative.  One that would prefer chauffeuring heads of state to taking part in a rally… [..]

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