1956 Inter 175A Berline Microcar

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Often referred to simply as the Inter Autoscooter, the Inter 175A Berline is a microcar in the spirit of other pint-sized cars like the Messerschmidt KR-175. Small, economical vehicles were popular in post-WWII Europe due to their low cost to buy and run, and the fact they fit down the narrow streets and laneways typical…

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The Wythe Motorcycle Jacket

Wythe Motorcycle Jacket

The new Wythe Motorcycle Jacket is the result of a collaboration between Jane Motorcycles and Cardinal Motors – two iconic New York motorcycle garages with global reputations. Each Wythe is made from a combination of soft Italian calf skin on the torso, American horsehide on the shoulders and elbows, and lambskin on the collars and…

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Original Porsche 901 Cabriolet Prototype

Porsche 911 901 Prototype

Officially, the Porsche 911 cabriolet (convertible) didn’t hit showroom floors until 1982. There were a few reasons for this, including German fears that Ralph Nader was going achieve a blanket ban on new convertible sales in the USA in the on safety concerns. Porsche engineers instead turned their attention to developing a Targa – a…

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A Brief History of Diesel Motorcycles

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If you are way out the back of nowhere, a long way from civilisation, there are few things so comforting as the sound of a diesel engine on tick-over; if you are in a car or truck that is. If you are on a motorcycle the probability that you will have the comfort of a…

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Deadliest Crash Documentary: 1955 Le Mans Disaster

Le Mans 1955 disaster

Editor’s Note: This documentary contains footage of dead bodies. This might be disturbing to some viewers, so discretion is advised. The 1955 Le Mans Disaster is the single most deadly crash in motor racing history. 83 spectators (and driver Pierre Levegh) were brutally killed, and 120 were injured – many severely. The accident and its repercussions…

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1930 Montgomery JAP 750

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Montgomery Motorcycles is an early British marque that should probably be considerably more famous than they actually are. Founder William Montgomery was a world-class engineer who invented the sidecar, raced in the 1923 Isle of Man Sidecar TT, and designed frames and forks that were used by a number of other manufacturers – including Brough…

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Harley-Davidson MT500

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The Harley-Davidson MT500 is a bit of an unusual motorcycle. It’s thought that just 500 were ever made, and it’s not known how many have survived in original condition. The MT500 is powered by a 500cc Rotax single-cylinder, air-cooled engine with 4 valves, 5 gears, and kickstart only. It’s a mechanically simple motorcycle designed explicitly…

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Nexx XG100 Carbon Helmet

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The Nexx XG100 Carbon Helmet is a new offering from the European company, as the name suggests it has a 100% carbon fibre shell with an EPS liner that meets or exceeds both the European ECE 22-05 safety certification and the American DOT. Much like the Model T Ford, the Nexx XG100 Carbon Helmet comes…

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Confederate Wraith B210

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Less than 100 examples of the Confederate Wraith B210 were built during its limited production run, and it was the first motorcycle to roll out of the company’s new premises in Birmingham, Alabama after their original location was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Confederate Motorcycles was founded in 1991 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana by…

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Uncle Duke’s Scotch Whisky

Uncle Duke's Scotch Whisky

Uncle Duke’s Scotch Whisky was a secret up until very recently. It started life back in 2010 as a personal project from the people behind the world-famous BrewDog Brewery in Glasgow. The plan was to create a bastardisation of scotch and bourbon to see what would happen. Uncle Duke’s is aged for 4 years in…

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Ton-Up Garage Triumph Hot Rod

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Ton-Up Garage is a Portuguese garage that has produced some of the most aesthetically well-designed customs you’ll find anywhere. Proprietors Daniel and Pedro are a friendly pair with a taste for adventure, and a deep love of classic Californian hot rod culture. This Triumph was built by the pair as a hat tip to the…

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Singi Fallkniv Arctic Knife

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Each Singi Fallkniv Arctic Knife is made by hand north of the Arctic Circle in Sweden using natural materials native to the region, including a handle made from locally occurring birchwood. It uses a stainless steel drop point blade, a Karesuando inlay shield, a stainless bolster, a braided leather lanyard with bone bead, and a brown…

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