Mille Miglia 2015

May 21st, 2015

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Once again, in the blink of an eye, the Mille Miglia is over for another year. Those three and a half high-octane days which brings Italy to a standstill to experience 438 of the most beautiful cars built between the 1927 to 1957 race the town streets, country roads and mountain passes, from Brescia to Rome

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The DNA of original photos

May 20th, 2015

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I am slowly building up a collection of original race photos and slides from the 50s and 60s that show spyders as they were in racing livery. Today they are restored back to a standard of when they left the factory as opposed to the unique body changes that each driver had made to make

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Painting by numbers

May 19th, 2015

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For most of my life I have tried to find time to paint as a form of relaxation. Using a variety of mediums, I have been fortunate that some of my works have been hung in both private and corporate collections. Recently I have been inspired to create an acrylic canvas with a Porsche 550

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Carlisle – a weekend to remember

May 18th, 2015

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Over the other side of the globe, on the same weekend as the Mille Miglia, is an annual event held in Carlisle, Pennsylvania USA – the Carlisle Import and Kit Nationals. With a mix of classic and current models from around the world, it has grown significantly over the years to become a serious concourse

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The polka-dot queen

May 17th, 2015

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It was sad to hear the passing of legendary racer Denise McCluggage on 5th May 2015 at the age of 88. She had made racing a life career from an early age as a sportswriter for the New York Herald Tribune. By 1955, she was a regular at local events on the East Coast driving

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How many Spyder shirts are too many?

May 16th, 2015

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  I was sent a link for yet another spyder tee shirt – and I asked myself, how many Spyder shirts can one own? Last count I was around the 18 mark, but they are all very special, each worn on special occasions – car events, drives, work, around the house and bed.   Some

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