Jackie’s Shirt

Jackie Stewart's Shirt

We’re giving another go at crowdfunding a new t-shirt. This time it’s a recreation of a Tyrrell shirt that Jackie Stewart was photographed in. I’ve never seen another example and for all I know the team might have just made them for Jackie. We need to correct this problem.

By now, you probably know how these crowdfunding campaigns work. Essentially you can reserve your shirt, but you will only be charged for the shirt if we sell 15 of them. Otherwise, the print run never happens and your card is never charged. We only have 10 days for this one, so if you’re interested in supporting Team Tyrrell as they were in the early 70’s, now is your chance.

Head on over to the catalog page and order yours today.

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To Build, or Not to Build…

Unassembled period Porsche 356 model

I’m glad this isn’t mine. I would agonize for months over whether I should build this or not. Intellectually, coldly, logically I know that this should never be assembled. I know that tearing these pieces out of the bag and glueing them up would never result in something as beautiful as it is now. But then I would wake in the night, dreaming of it, and have to fight hard to not reach for the Testors.

via Gmund 356

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Jaguar’s Continuation E-Type Lightweight Prototype is Glorious

New Jaguar E-Type Lightweight

A few months back Jaguar raised all of our spirits with the news that they would fulfill the original build order of 18 E-Type lightweights (only 12 were build in period) to the original specification, from aluminum bodywork to D-type heads. Recently the team has released these photos of the first complete example of the new run and it is absolutely beautiful.

New Jaguar E-Type Lightweight

More photos at Classic and Sports Car.

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1954 Andrews Air Force Base Races Film

Excellent footage here from the Andrews Air Force Base Sports Car Races. The segment from the (almost) all-MG race—including the LeMans start—at the 8 minutes, 30 seconds mark is particularly great. What a thrill to see such an evenly matched grid competing at full clip.

That looks like Fred Wacker’s Allard at 10:24, two years after his crash at Watkins Glen that killed a 7-year-old spectator, virtually putting an end to American road racing overnight. I thought that Fred gave up the sport after the incident, but this clip and the racing program seem to indicate otherwise.

Once the main event gets underway there are some magnificent shots of the pits, and the gorgeous Scuderia Kimberly transporter even makes an appearance. Perhaps even more than the races themselves, it’s wonderful to see some footage of the environment trackside. While the cars and the race action documentation are rare, the imagery of the press box or the judges and timekeepers booth are even less frequently seen. It looks like we can even see the handoff of the purse at the end of the film. Amazing.

Great to see more film from the East Coast popping up on YouTube. The California road racing scene was so well documented that it’s easy to forget that there were vibrant, passionate communities of road racers from coast to coast.

Hat tip to Etceterini for pointing this one our way. Cliff also has the race results.

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Race-Bred From a Line of International Successes

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The David Brown Aston Martin DB3S Competition Car.

Race-bred from a line of international successes.

The David Brown Corporation (Sales) Limited

Aston Martin Division • Feltham • Middlesex • London Showrooms: 103 New Bond Street W.1

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Highlights of the 1969 British Grand Prix

Great battle between Jackie Stewart and Jochen Rindt here!

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1971’s Tracks

1971-Tracks

Shame how few of these remain active on the F1 calendar..

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Goodwood Revival 2014 Greatest Hits

Here’s a smattering of videos that the (remarkable) media team at Goodwood have put together to mark the close of this year’s Revival event. I still don’t know how all those cars that spun in the TT race managed to avoid each other.

RAC TT Race:

Barry Sheene Memorial Trophy:

St Mary’s Trophy:

Whitsun Trophy:

Fordwater Trophy:

Richmond Trophy:

Goodwood Trophy:

It’s not quite being there, but I give huge accolades to Goodwood for allowing us to watch the action remotely.

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Goodwood Revival Day 3 Livestream is Here

Enjoy!

Edit: Updated with the archived video, rather than the livestream. Thanks Goodwood!

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Goodwood Revival Day 2 is Live.

For these live events, even if you join well into the day you can usually drag the YouTube playhead back to the beginning of the stream to see the day’s running in its entirety. So really there’s no reason to do a single other thing today but watch this fantastic feed.

Edit: Updated with the archived video, rather than the livestream. Thanks Goodwood!

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