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  • Competition Ferrari
    December 21, 2020 Porter Press

    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 Porter Press

    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 Porter Press

    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 Porter Press

    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 Porter Press

    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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  • Alan Mann's factory Fords
    June 25, 2020 Porter Press

    The Richard Hesetine Column - Interview with Alan Mann

    He stretched self-deprecation beyond its elastic limits. Either that, or he was simply disinterested in what had happened decades ago. With Alan Mann, it was hard to tell. This sometime racer, team principal, and tycoon wasn’t the easiest of men...

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