1963 APAL-Porsche 1600GT

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The APAL-Porsche 1600GT is a rare Belgian-built sports car from the 1960s that used a VW Beetle floorpan, a Porsche 356 engine (Type 616/7), with a Porsche gearbox, wheels, brakes, seats, and dashboard instruments. The design of the APAL coupe was influenced strongly by the 1959 Porsche Carrera Abarth, and with the APALs light kerb…

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Piloti Competizione Driving Boots

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The Competizione Driving Boots by Piloti are designed to be a slightly more casual-looking take on the boots worn by professional racing drivers. That said, they don’t skimp on any of the protective features, and each pair is FIA certified and SFI rated, with a fireproof Dupont® Nomex® lining. Piloti suggest sizing up between half…

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Icon 1000 Elsinore HP Boots

1932 Lincoln Model KB Boattail Speedster

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The Lincoln Model KB Boattail Speedster was never a production model for the Ford-owned luxury marque, in fact the Speedster wasn’t made in a Lincoln factory, and it wasn’t made in the 1930s. It came about after a friendly conversation between friends Greg Bilpuch and David Holls, the latter being the famous retired Vice President…

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Rebel Yell Single Barrel Bourbon

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Rebel Yell Single Barrel Bourbon is the cornerstone whiskey of the distillery that’s been making America’s own spirit since 1849. During Prohibition, the distillery switched to making “medicinal whiskey” – which was quite a turn of good fortune because the number of hardworking Americans suddenly diagnosed with health disorders that required medicinal whiskey went through…

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Land Rover Series IIA

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Many Land Rover historians consider the Series IIA to be the best of the Series models, it exists in a Goldilocks zone between refinement and simplicity – before the crack-prone plastic dashboards of the Series III but after some engine and transmission improvements over the Series II. Land Rover used the Series IIA as a transitional model…

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Schott Perfecto Irving Jacket

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The original Schott Perfecto Jacket was introduced in the 1940s, it was initially known as the One Star, and it shot to fame when Marlon Brando wore it in the 1951 film “The Wild One”. It became so synonymous with counterculture in the ’50s that some high schools in the USA banned students from wearing…

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5 Minute Histories: Ducati Monster

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Miguel Galluzzi, the creator of the Monster, once said “In the mind of a motorcyclist you need a gas tank, a seat and a motor.” Galluzzi was working for Honda back when the seed of the idea that would become the Ducati Monster appeared in his mind. He was looking at a picture of a…

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Rokker Revolution Waterproof Motorcycle Jeans

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The new Rokker Revolution Waterproof Jeans offer the protection of your typical motorcycle jeans with the added benefit of a waterproof layer of c_change membrane that reacts independently to changing temperatures – opening when you’re warm to let out heat and closing when the temperature drops to keep out rain. Rokker designed the Revolution Waterproof…

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Firestone Film: Crucible of Speed – 1946 Indy 500

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Crucible of Speed is a film commissioned by Firestone in 1946 to highlight the relationship between the technology used on race cars and the trickle down process that sees many of these advancements ending up on regular road cars. The film is important for a few reasons, it includes an appearance by the first Indianapolis…

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Dutch Police 1989 Porsche 911 Targa

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The Rijkspolitie was the Netherlands’ state police from 1945 until 1996, unusually they favoured Porsches for their patrol and response vehicles, although they did order a smattering of Alfa Romeo Spyders and Citroën H vans. Initially, the Rijkspolitie used Porsche 356 convertibles but once the 911 Targa was introduced they began placing their orders for…

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TTRNO Ducati Scrambler

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The new Ducati Scrambler is rapidly becoming one of the most popular modern platforms for custom motorcycle builders, as a result of its relatively affordable sticker price and its simple construction. It’s now joined the ranks of the Harley-Davidson Sportster, the Triumph Bonneville, and the Honda CB750 as a foundational model for the modern custom…

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l’Usinarium Celsius Lamp

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l’Usinarium is a French creative studio that recycles antique furniture, lighting, and electrical equipment into modern homewares that retain their original patina and style. The Celsius Lamp is one of their newest creations, it’s made from a vintage Swedish oil lamp using full brass construction and is fitted with an Edison bulb, and a cord…

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