Ferrari 312T3 Formula One Car

The Ferrari 312T is remembered as the car that brought Ferrari back to its winning ways after a championship drought of over 10 years. Between its introduction in 1975 and its retirement from competition in 1980, the Ferrari 312T won 27 races, took 61 podiums, 19 poles, 25 fastest laps, 4 Constructors Championships, and 3…

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Icon 1000 Elsinore HP Boots

1935 Chevrolet Film: What Stops Them

What Stops Them is a 1935 Chevrolet film that explains drum braking systems, and extolls the virtues of cable-operated brakes. Although that may sound humorous now, the film dates back to a few years before WWII, and hydraulic braking systems were relatively rare. Although drums brakes are now far less common, after decades of being usurped…

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Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing

When the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing was released in 1954, it was the fastest production car money could buy. The name was derived from the engine capacity of 3 litres (2996cc) and the German words Sport Leicht (Sport Light) – as a reference to its spaceframe chassis, and the aluminium doors, hood, and trunk. An…

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Colorado Norton Works 1975 Commando

The Beginning of the Commando In 1967 the British Norton-Villiers company revealed the Norton Commando to the world, it wasn’t the most modern bike even by late-60s standards but it did have an iconic engine, race-bred suspension, and a frame developed by a former Rolls-Royce engineer. Between the years of 1968 and 1972, the Norton…

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Biltwell Gringo Tri-Stripe

The Biltwell Gringo was one of the first of the retro full-face motorcycle helmets to hit the store shelves, and they’ve proven to be a hugely popular with those who want modern safety standards in a classically-styled package. Each Gringo is built to match or exceed current DOT standards, with a seamless injection-molded ABS outer…

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Paintball Gun Equipped Daimler Ferret

Taking an original 1958 Daimler Ferret Scout Car and fitting it with a paintball gun is the kind of thing many of us like would do, given the appropriate financial resources and free time. Fortunately, an eccentric Brit found the time and money, and this is the result. History of the Daimler Ferret Scout Car The Daimler Ferret…

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Micro Wind Turbine

Generating power whilst camping is becoming increasingly important, many people use battery powered devices while out on the trail, including digital cameras, GPS units, radios, and phones. We’ve seen personal generators that use the heat from a fire, or solar cells, and even hand-cranked emergency radios, but until recently we hadn’t seen much in the…

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Aero Leather Northeaster Jacket

The Northeaster Jacket is made by Aero Leather, a Scottish company renowned for their classically-styled gear that’s been worn in countless Hollywood films over the years. Each jacket is made by one highly skilled leatherworker from start to finish. There’s no production line and no machinery other than traditional sewing machines. Aero Leather designed the…

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Fuel Motorcycles BMW R100R Silverback

The BMW R100R was released in 1991 as a retro-styled model that harked back to the golden age of the BMW boxer twin, commonly known as the “Airheads” because the engine’s heads are out in the air for optimal cooling. In some respects the R100R represented all of the development time that BMW had invested…

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Sparco Cross RB-7 Driving Shoe

The Sparco Cross RB-7 Driving Shoe has been designed for competition drivers who want full FIA safety certification, in a shoe that looks almost like regular street wear, with only the curved heel offering a hint to its true intentions. Sparco developed the Cross RB-7 with an ultra-soft leather upper with both laces and a…

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