Archive for the ‘Random wallpapers’ Category

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 […]

Random wallpaper: BMW 330d

This image was taken from the 330d press material. It’s a pretty cool shot. Click on the image above to load a 2000x1320px version. I hope you like it.

Random wallpaper: Mercedes-Benz 300 SLS

Isn’t she beautful! This is a rare Mercedes-Benz 300 SLS which was in Australia last year competing in the Classic Adelaide rally. Based on the 300 SL, the car all AUSmotive staff agree is the most beautiful car in the world, the SLS was brought to Australia from the Mercedes-Benz Classic Centre in Stuttgart to […]

Random wallpaper: Spa-Francorchamps

To celebrate the Belgian Grand Prix here is a 1920×1200 pixel aerial photo of the awesome Spa-Francorchamps Grand Prix circuit. The current track is a fraction over 7km, but the original layout was over 14km in length. The Belgian Grand Prix was first held here in 1924 and the Eau Rouge–Radillon corners—part of the original […]