Metaphors in Motion


  • LOLA 70 (Lola T70)

    It's one of Britain's new breed of American-engined Tigers! Another of history's most beautiful sports racing cars featured in a technical report found in Sports Car Graphic August 1965 written by John Blunsden in incredible detail and technical insight and recreated here. Eric Broadley founded Lola Racing Cars in 1961. He was involved with Ford in developing the GT40 and many other memorable race cars especially in the the Formula classes. Lola is still an ever present force in many racing series today.

  • Jim Hall's New Chaparral 2-C

    The 'old' Chaparrals were just about Jim Hall has built a new, improved model! One of history's most beautiful sports racing cars ever featured in a technical report found in Sports Car Graphic January 1966 and recreated here. Jim Hall designed some of the most amazing cars and was far ahead of his time. His place in motor sports history came as the owner and driving force of Chaparral Cars of Midland, Texas.


    If the Bahamas Speed Week proved anything it was that the team of Reventlow and Daigh was ready for bigger things. But where did all the pros go? More historic sports car racing led me to recreate this article from Rod Builder & Customizer May 1959 which featured Bahama Speed Week the cars, the personalities, and the controversies of the day.........and you have to check out the photos of the LeMans start - this was seat of our pants racing at it's best, the golden age of sports car racing and the transition from amateur to professional status and organizations.

  • 1956 Mercedes 300 SLS (Porter Special)

    "The Screamers' KISSIN' COUSIN" So the story goes a brand new 1956 Mercedes SL on it's way to delivery to it's new owner never made it and ended up a wreck on the side of the road - carrier truck and all. Along comes Chuck Porter a true "hot-rodder" who bought the remains from the insurance company with the idea to create an "American SLR". This article is recreated from Sports Car Illustrated November 1956 by Jim Mourning & Russ Kelly - photos: by Bob Rolofson.

  • Ford Fairlane Lola GT

    "Here's the full story on the most sensational Grand Touring car of 1963"! Is this the forerunner of the GT40? There are similar design cues and information on the Ford Fairlane Lola GT (later known as the Lola Mk6 GT) is hard to find - it seems to have slipped away into history - only to be found on the pages of out-of-print sports car magazines and the corners of the internet. Very technical article - well worth the read if you are a GT fan. 1963 was a turning point for road racing as cars shifted from front engines to mid-engines and there chassis also evolved to meet new challenges. This article is recreated from Sports Car Graphic, May 1963 by John Blunsden - photos: John Blunsden & Geoffrey Goddard