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AUSTRO-DAIMLER BERGMEISTER

AUSTRO-DAIMLER BERGMEISTER

AUSTRO-DAIMLER was an Austrian automaker that began in 1899 as the Austrian Daimler Engine Society producing engines for many modes of transport. It began making cars in 1900 and soon became an established manufacturer of quality vehicles, receiving royal patronage from Prince Heinrich of Prussia. However, after World War One the company started to collapse…

BUGATTI TYPE 46

BUGATTI TYPE 46

One of the most romantic names in motoring history is BUGATTI, a company founded by Ettore Bugatti – Le Patron – who was born into a notably artistic Italian family but became a naturalised Frenchman. An engineering perfectionist, Ettore’s designs were always noted for their innovation and style. Introduced at the 1929 Paris Motor Show,…

CHEVRON B25/3

CHEVRON B25/3

The run of successful CHEVRON racing cars began in England in 1965 with a maiden victory for company founder Derek Bennett’s B1 Formula Junior single-seater. Cars designed for various other formulae followed including the B25, which was built in the late 1960s to international Formula Two specification. This car is fitted with Ford’s Cortina-based, Cosworth-developed…

FORD TYRELL 007/1

FORD TYRELL 007/1

The Tyrell racing team was founded by Ken Tyrrell in 1958 and began building its own cars in 1970, achieving quick success with Jackie Stewart winning the Drivers’ World Championship in 1971 and 1973. Stewart then retired and was replaced by South African Jody Scheckter who débuted the team’s new Derek Gardner-designed 007 chassis No.1…

LDS-CLIMAX/REPCO FORMULA ONE

LDS-CLIMAX/REPCO FORMULA ONE

LDS was a South African-built Formula One car manufactured by local racing hero Louis Douglas Serrurier, whose initials make up the car’s name. This car was commissioned by Sam Tingle, and was essentially an authorised copy of the Brabham BT11 with a Cooper F1 suspension. Fitted with a 2,5-litre Coventry-Climax four-cylinder engine, it made its…

LORRAINE DIETRICH

LORRAINE DIETRICH

LORRAINE-DIETRICH was one of the motoring history’s pioneering brands, and ranked amongst the top half-dozen makes in the early 1900s. Its origins began in 1897 when railway carriage manufacturers De Dietrich started building cars at its plant in Lunéville, a subdivision of the Lorraine region of France. But in 1904 an autonomous division of the…

MARCH 78 B

MARCH 78 B

British constructor March Engineering was founded in 1969 to provide chassis for customers competing in all racing categories and was very successful through the Seventies and Eighties. The name MARCH was chosen by using initials from the first or last names of its four founder members – Max Mosley, Alan Rees, Graham Coaker and Robin…

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