Wacky Races – Part 2

By / November 16, 2018

Super Truck Racing Perhaps driving down the motorway and having to suffer the bane of one truck trying to take over another at annoyingly low speeds could put you off the idea of seeing them on the race course but stay with me here. In order to haul around their cargo these trucks are equipped… Read more

Wacky Races – Part 1

By / November 6, 2018

Throughout the history of motorsports, we’ve seen all sorts of vehicles used to compete in order to answer that timeless question, who is the fastest? We’ve seen cars, bikes, boats and even planes compete in one way or another. But surely that can’t be it? Surely there are more bizarre and interesting competitions to be… Read more

Peking to Paris

By / October 26, 2018

When it came to early motor competitions there was no better way to test the chops of your vehicles like a good city-to-city race. These kinds of races were taking place all over Europe and America from 1894 onwards; however, by 1907 it was time to crank it up a notch. No race would test… Read more

The Chicago Times-Herald Race

By / October 10, 2018

Almost a year after the world saw its first ever motoring contest, the Paris-Rouen, the Chicago Times-Herald newspaper decided to emulate the competitions success and organise what would be the first automobile race in the United States. The paper announced the race on July 10th 1895 with prizes totalling at $5000, which in today’s money… Read more

The Bentley Boys

By / September 21, 2018

It was the roaring twenties, the gap between the upper and lower classes was as strong as ever and for the upper classes there was no hobby more exhilarating than the thrill of motor racing. Europe was crazy about the sport and Britain were doing everything they could to be a part of it. The… Read more

Gordon Bennett! Part 2

By / August 31, 2018

Supposedly one of these auto races actually gave birth to the now widely known ‘British racing green’ colour. It was decided, after a suggestion made by Count Elliot Zborowski, that each country competing in the Gordon Bennett Cup auto race would adopt a specific colour. Great Britain made its first entry into the competition in… Read more

The Vanderbilt Cup

By / August 21, 2018

In 1904 William Kissam Vanderbilt II introduced the world to the Vanderbilt Cup. It was an international racing event with an eye to motivate American car manufacturers into taking part in race culture. A large cash price was offered to the winners of the race and it drew in competitors from both America and Europe,… Read more

The Beginning of the Isle of Man TT

By / August 2, 2018

The International Isle of Man Tourist Trophy, better known as the Isle of Man TT, is a motorcycle race that has taken place on the island for over one hundred years. It’s often labelled one of the most dangerous races in the world and attracts thrill seekers from all over to spectate and take part…. Read more

Brooklands Race Track

By / July 28, 2018

Brooklands was the world’s first purpose built motor circuit, opened in 1907 near Weybridge in Surrey, England. The idea was conceived and followed through by an entrepreneur named Hugh F. Locke King. After the Motor Car Act 1903 Britain installed a 20mph speed limit across all of its public roads. In a time where over… Read more

Gordon Bennett! Part 1

By / July 28, 2018

When talking about the beginnings of competitive motor racing, one name stands out above many, Gordon Bennett. The Gordon Bennett Cup was a trophy that was used for several different types of race, from yachts to airplanes, the trophy became the revered prize for any go getting racer. The cups for each sport hold their… Read more

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