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First Land Rover Overland

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"No doubt many of us wish we had the time, money and TV good looks to do a Ewan McGregor (and his mate) and embark on a motorised mega trip to lands far away and adventures extreme. In 1955, when an "

James Coburn

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"Of all the tough guys that Hollywood as ever produced, James Coburn was one of the toughest. And he of course had an incredible taste in cars. It’s common knowledge that soon-to-be-anointed supremo of mainstream UK car culture Chris "

The Land Rover: Brothers in Arms

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"They were both to be found in the top ranks of Rover from the 1930s through to the 1960s, successfully steering the company through the depression, the Second World War and postwar austerity. Between them, brothers Spencer and Maurice Wilks "

Evel Knievel London 1975

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"On Bank holiday Monday at the end of May 1975, Evel Knievel appeared in London's Wembley Stadium. 40 years have passed since this totemic point in London pop culture – and looking at the home-made cine film footage we found, it's a window "

American Metal: Detroit Dinosaurs

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"All classic machinery immediately offers two things; a glimpse into yesteryear and the chance to submerge yourself into escapism. As a non-American, the allure of American metal stems from growing up watching US hit TV shows and movies. It didn’"

J.G. Ballard: The Shepperton Shaman

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"It was six years ago this April we lost that great writer, thinker and mythologist of the near future, J.G. Ballard. Ballard had a complex relationship with the automobile. You can see this most famously in his 1973 novel Crash, "

Tazio Nuvolari: the man who knew no fear

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"Nuvolari's racing record speaks for itself. Highlights: 26 Grands Prix. 2 Targo Florio. 2 Mille Miglia. 2 Le Mans 24 Hours. But this tip of a very large iceberg, though, doesn't really get across how important this maestro of European motorsport was to Italy during "

Six Questions: Hannu Mikkola

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"Finnish rally maestro Hannu Mikkola was one of the legendary flying Finns who powered their way into motorsport lore during the Group B era at the wheel of the monstrous Audi Quattro S1 Sport. But as World Champion in 1983 and "

Mike Hawthorn: style champ

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"Mike Hawthorn knew how to dress.  But as well as being a sartorial stylist, the golden boy from the West Riding of Yorkshire who died tragically early in a crash in his hopped up MK2 Jaguar, was one of the "