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  • Competition Ferrari
    December 21, 2020

    Prancing Horse or a lame duck?

    We recall a historics star who developed his own strain of competition Ferrari Fabrizio Violati is perhaps best remembered for his famous – some might say notorious - Maranello Rosso collection of historically-important sports and racing cars. His name features...

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  • Bertone Testudo
    December 5, 2020

    Il Maestro and ‘The Turtle’, by Richard Heseltine

    By Richard Heseltine Giorgetto Giugiaro is nothing if not an overachiever: a man with a gilded resume that includes umpteen landmark post-war design icons. Nonetheless, ask him to comment on his past efforts and he will invariably dismiss them out...

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  • Ghia Cobra
    November 26, 2020

    Ghia Shelby Cobra GT

    By Richard Heseltine It is a car that appeared out of nowhere and vanished from sight almost as quickly. Who, precisely, commissioned the construction of this one-off Shelby Cobra remains open to conjecture, as does the identity of the man...

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  • IndyCar designs
    October 14, 2020

    The turbine-powered IndyCar you’ve never heard of

    The 1960s witnessed a seismic shift in how IndyCars were designed. The front-engined Roadsters were on borrowed time the moment Jack Brabham and the Cooper Car Company rocked up for the 1961 running of the Indianapolis 500. ‘Black Jack’ prompted...

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  • A Bevo Boat
    October 1, 2020

    The Bevo Boats

    By Richard Heseltine Coachbuilding is an artform, and one I find fascinating. I was recently asked to write a feature on the most creative metal-wielding firms of yesteryear and, remarkably enough, the makers of the ‘car’ pictured here didn’t feature...

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  • funny car names
    May 14, 2020

    The Richard Heseltine Column - What's In A Name?

    By Richard Heseltine What’s in a name? Rather a lot as it happens. Automobile manufacturers blow millions on think tanks brimmed with chin-stroking thesaurus-wielders but to what end? All they do is raid the cliché cupboard or invent some spellcheck-bothering,...

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