All in the design

April 25th, 2012

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Wind tunnel testing originated in the 18th century and with man’s endeavour to fly, it played a critical role in the design of flying machines. The automotive industry also found it necessary to use wind tunnels to test the drag and aerodynamics on the cars they were designing. Porsche did some extensive testing with the

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Drilled for speed

April 11th, 2012


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Rarely will you find a 550 Spyder that has been in the same ownership since it left the factory or dealer’s showroom. In 1955, these cars were bought to race, not to be kept as the family car to be handed down from generation to generation. Some have only changed hands a few time while

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Rare photos of 550-0040

April 4th, 2012


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Ernst Vogel had a very successful motor racing career between 1954 and 1959 piloting Porsche 550s, 356s and 718 RSKs. He originally started motorcycle racing in the late 1940s, but due to an accident, he was forced to switch over to car racing. His skills developed on two wheels were a strong asset when he

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Preparation for the Mille Miglia

March 29th, 2012


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I never really had an interest in classic car events, more the modern F1 races, but the older I get, the more I feel like a child getting excited for Santa to come. The Mille Miglia is probably my favourite event each year. It is like le Tour de France of car rallies where around

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State of Art shines at Technoclassica

March 24th, 2012


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From initial reports, the Technoclassica is an exhibition which definitely get better with age. Obviously one day is no where near long enough to go through the maze of halls and appreciate the menagerie of collectable cars, parts and everything automotive. Once again, State of Art with their Millie Miglia adorned stand stood out as

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Technoclassica 2012

March 19th, 2012

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It is that time of year again when the largest classic show in the world is on from 21 to 25 March, the Technoclassica in Essen, Germany. With over 2500 collectors’ cars on show plus 1200 exhibitors across 20 exhibition halls, there is always something for everyone. The Technoclassica has always been a prelude to

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