Archive for the ‘Random wallpapers’ Category

Alfa Romeo 2000 Sportiva

Alfa Romeo is the gold sponsor for the 2014 Mille Miglia regularity race, which takes place later this week. Under current regulations cars that compete in the modern Mille Miglia must have competed in the original era of the event (1927–1957). Thankfully for our eyes this 1954 Alfa Romeo 2000 Sportiva did just that. The […]

Random wallpaper: 1966 Jaguar XJ13

It’s been a long while since we brought you a random wallpaper, an image we offer up for no other reason than the car in question must be shared with you. So when this image of a 1966 Jaguar XJ13 prototype came our way we knew exactly what we had to do. Those of you […]

Sauber F1.08 cutaway wallpapers

Back in May we saw the awesome video from the Sauber F1 Team showing their F1.08 cut in half. Chief designer, Matt Morris, was on hand to guide us through the maze and at the time we declared it the “coolest behind the scenes F1 video you will see all year.” Nothing we’ve seen since […]

Even an E64 BMW M6 looks better on nice rims

The E64 BMW M6, in our eyes it’s one of BMW’s greatest cock-ups. A glorious V10 engine wrapped up in styling you wouldn’t wish on your worst enemy. But, as these pics show, there’s nothing a lowered ride and choice rims can’t fix. D2FORGED are responsible for the wheels, they’re 21″ CV11 Deep Concave running […]

Ken Block Gymkhana FIVE wallpapers

Can you believe that Ken Block’s Gymkhana FIVE video has surpassed 20 million views in just one week! To celebrate we’ve taken advantage of Ford UK making these wallpapers of Ken tearing around San Francisco available for download. Simply click on each pic to load a 2000px super image.

Vintage automotive typography

For us, the beauty and style of vintage vehicle logotypes is as worthy of admiration as the cars themselves. So we thank AUSmotive reader Michael for sending in this link to a collection of 1950s automotive typography captured from a car fair in Minnesota, USA. There’s over 80 images in all, so if this is […]

BMW 750Li rolling on 22″ three-piece wheels

The friendly folk from D2FORGED have been in touch to share with us some wallpapers of a BMW 750Li rolling on some pretty damn nice 22″ FMS-09 wheels. The wheels are three-piece and feature brushed aluminium centres with polished chrome lips. There’s nine more pics after the break and all you need to do to […]

Top Gear Supercar Showdown wallpapers

Top Gear has been in touch with AUSmotive to spread the word about their recent Supercar Showdown. To do that they’ve been kind enough to let us share three 1920x1200px wallpapers from the photo shoot. The showdown is the stuff of fantasy, really, with 10 cars in all, ranging from a relatively humble Volkswagen Golf […]

Random wallpaper: Audi Quattro

It’s been a while since we posted up a Random wallpaper, but we thought this shot of an Audi Quattro rally car was too good to pass up. Note the hint of flame from the car’s exhaust. The pic came to us via a press release promoting the UK tour of Top Gear Live, which […]

Maserati Tipo 61 Birdcage achieves auction record

Not content with letting Ferrari have all the headlines at the recent RM Auctions sale in Monaco, this absolutely stunning Maserati Tipo 61 Birdcage sold for over €2.4m (AU$3.5m). That’s the highest price achieved for a ‘Birdcage’. And isn’t it just one of the most beautiful machines you have ever seen. The car’s ‘Birdcage’ nickname […]

Ferrari Superamerica sold to the highest bidder

This gorgeous 1962 Ferrari 400 Superamerica Cabriolet Pininfarina recently sold at auction for a cool €2.8 million. That’s around four million bucks in Australian money. We’re being told the result is well beyond the pre-auction estimate of AU$3.4m, even though in January we were told it could sell for AU$5m. The sale took place at […]

Travis Pastrana: “Hey I think that’ll buff out”

You will remember Travis Pastrana leaped into the new year by smashing the car jumping record at Pine Street Pier, Long Beach, California. Travis raised the bar to an extraorindary 269 feet (82 metres). However, as you can see from the screen grab above, that wasn’t the only smashing he did in the build up […]

Random wallpapers: MINI 50 Camden

MINI is a company not short on PR prowess, so when a major milestone like a 50th anniversary comes along they’re not going to think twice about exploiting a marketing opportunity. One such opportunity is the MINI 50 Camden special edition. Full details of the car can be viewed at MotoringFile. Suffice to say the […]

Random wallpapers: Lamborghini Miura SV

They say a picture says a thousand words. The Lamborghini Miura is beautiful. Nothing more need be said. Best to let the images do the talking (click on each image to load the wallpaper sized 2000x1320px versions). You can see a Miura for yourself on the Historic Tribute display at the Melbourne International Motor Show […]

Random wallpaper: Aston Martin DBR1

Here at AUSmotive we’re pretty chuffed with the news that Aston Martin Racing is chasing outright success at this year’s Le Mans 24 hour race. Not so much because we like Astons, of course we do, but we also appreciate beautifully crafted machines. The inspiration for Aston Martin’s 2009 assault, the DBR1, certainly fits that […]