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The Importance of being Shelby

Cars People

"Words: Charles Bamber Looking at publicity shots of Carroll Shelby from the 1950s, with Stetson and crooked smile in place, you could be forgiven for thinking him the lead man in a classic John Ford Western. In fact Shelby’s "

Killer Cobra: Shelby and the snake

Cars People

"Words: Charles Bamber If you had been an American MG owner in the early to mid sixties, you would have been pretty smug and self satisfied with your exotic, excitingly nippy little English runabout. But imagine the day you first "

Five Shelby Rarities

Cars People

"The Shelby badge isn't all about the Mustang and the Cobra. Here are five lesser known cars from the stable of the cowboy himself. [gallery link="file" ids="37733,37734,37735"] 1968 Shelby EXP500 CSS 'Black Hornet' Mustang Known for his penchant for the "

Bertone’s masterpiece: Lamborghini Miura

Cars

"Wanted: Expert in metal couture to clothe what will probably become the greatest supercar the world will ever see. Well, such an ad never made it to the classified section of La Stampa in 1966 but Ferruccio Lamborghini achieved much the "

The Good, The Bad and the Bertone

Cars People

"These are some of our favourite works from the noble House of Bertone, the designs are as prolific and eclectic as the talents of their creator. Abarth 131 Rally. Of the four marques that dominated Rally in the mid 1970s Bertone "

The Importance of Being Nuccio Bertone

Cars People

"We’ve mentioned the House Bertone before, latterly lamenting the sad demise of one of car building's great collaborators. It’s instructive that the Noble house never had any financial problems while its long time patriarch Nuccio was alive and "

Golf: Simplicity in Design

Cars People

" It’s 1973, you’ve just turned 30 and you’ve been tasked with saving one of the world’s biggest motor manufacturers from ruin.  To pull this off your new design company, built on sports car success, is being asked to "

Golf R: Café Racer?

Cars

"images: Postfuel/Influx I’m seriously tempted to slip into motoring hack clichés about wolves and sheep when I get my first look at, and drive in, the new Golf R. We suppose the 'R' is meant to refer "

VW Golf: GTi love

Cars

"When I, the Golf GTi, first hit the scene in Frankfurt in ’75 I was pretty radical and, let me tell you, an instant hit.  I mean, a four-cylinder engine with fuel injection, 0-60 in 9 seconds, all packed into a small "

Ferrari Berlinetta Boxer

Cars

"I can trace my obsession with the Ferrari Berlinetta Boxer back to one beautiful summer’s day in June 1976.  I know the date because I was 11 years old and this was my last year at primary school and I saw "

Ferrari x Pininfarina

Cars People

"They go together like pasta and sunshine. Over the last six decades virtually all of the Prancing Horse’s marques have been styled by the house of Pininfarina. In an interview in 2002 to mark 50 years of collaboration Sergio Pininfarina (the "

Rebuilding a Dream

Cars

"He got to the spray booth in time to see the body of the 1974 Ferrari 365 GT4 BB roll out onto the shop floor. They were right, its beauty was timeless and garbed in the new red cloak it had a "

TVR: The Return of The King

Cars

"It was created in 1947 by a bloke called Trevor off the back of a Blackpool pram company. In the 1990’s it became Britain’s biggest sports car manufacturer. It was shut down in 2006 by a Russian millionaire. But put away "