1973 Iso Grifo Series II

A Brief History of the Iso Grifo The Iso Grifo was developed by a dream team of Italians in the 1960s, the body design was penned by Giorgetto Giugiaro, the engineering was done by Giotto Bizzarrini, and the whole thing was overseen by Iso chief executive Renzo Rivolta. Bizzarrini is famous for his development work on…

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Pur Sang Type 35

A Brief History of the Pur Sang Type 35 The Pur Sang Type 35 has the unique distinction of being the first replica car ever to appear on the pages of Silodrome. Although if the Pur Sang faithful ever hear you refer to the car as a replica, they’ll be out for your blood. Automotive historians…

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Icon 1000 Elsinore HP Boots

James Hunt Poster Series

This series of four James Hunt posters were created by the team at Automobilist to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the British driver’s World Championship victory, piloting the McLaren M23. The 1976 season was exceedingly volatile and the battles between Niki Lauda and James Hunt became legendary, eventually inspiring the 2013 blockbuster film “Rush” starring…

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Legacy Overland Toyota Land Cruiser BJ40

Legacy Overland are headquartered in Greenwich, Connecticut, and they specialise in restoring classic 4x4s to better-than-new quality. This Land Cruiser is one of their latest builds, it’s a great example of their work and it clearly shows why restored vintage 4x4s are seeing such an uptick in interest from collectors and enthusiasts. A SHORT HISTORY OF THE…

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Lee Munro’s Indian Scout

Lee Munro is the great nephew of motorcycle land speed legend Burt Munro, and in August this year he’s going to return to the Bonneville Salt Flats – 50 years after his great uncle was last there piloting his own Indian Streamliner. Burt Munro is a man who needs no introduction, he was made even more…

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Haynes Owner’s Workshop Manual: Marriage

Haynes Owner’s Workshop Manuals are an absolute staple in many people’s garages – typically the first thing many people do when they buy a vintage British car is buy the corresponding Haynes book. This manual is written in the classic Hayne’s style, but rather than helping you maintain your MG, it helps you maintain your…

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DownShift Studio Honda CX500

Meet Jeremy and Joel DownShift Studio is run by Jeremy Lacy, an industrial designer based in Denver who specializes in illustrations and sketches of custom bikes, often helping fabricators and builders from around the world visualize their ideas and projects before the metal is cut and the tools come out. The Honda CX500 you see…

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Malle London Expedition Jacket

The Malle London Expedition Jacket has been in continuous development for over 2 years now, including a 10,000 mile attrition test riding across the USA using early prototypes of the jacket. The team at Malle London wanted to develop a new jacket that had all thew classic looks of a British waxed cotton design, with…

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Film: Building the Chrysler Proving Grounds – Circa 1954

This film was produced for Chrysler to show off their new proving grounds in the mid-1950s. The film was made by Wilding Picture Productions, and it shows an exceedingly elaborate testing facility including an expansive enclosed space capable of housing dozens of cars at a time. The testing regimen was surprisingly complex, and it’s safe to…

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Slipstream Creations Honda CB200

The Honda CB200 was released in 1973 as a replacement for the CB175, both bikes were popular with young men, particularly teenagers, who couldn’t afford a CB750 but wanted the closet thing they could get. A Brief History of the Honda CB200 Honda sold the CB200 between 1973 and 1976, depending on which country you’re…

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BAAK Motorcycles Triumph Bonneville T120

BAAK Motorcycles started out in founder Rémi Réguin’s basement workshop back in 2012 and has since grown into a 5 person company with a dedicated 3200 square foot workshop in Lyon, France. BAAK build custom motorcycles, but they also make a range of parts for Triumphs, Moto Guzzis, and Royal Enfields, and interestingly they also…

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