1965 Peel Trident

A Short History of the Peel Trident The Peel Engineering Company retains the unique distinction of being the only automobile manufacturer to ever set up on the Isle of Man. The company started out making GRP boats and motorcycle fairings in the small town of Peel on the island’s west coast, before branching out into microcar…

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Walt Whitman’s Guide to Manly Health and Training

Walt Whitman’s Guide to Manly Health and Training is a collection of quotes by the poet, essayist, and journalist who became famous shortly after when he published Leaves of Grass. This book includes highlights from Whitman’s original essays with period-style illustrations making it an ideal gift, you can also buy the complete collected articles in book…

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The Crosslé 90F Open Wheeled Racer

A Brief Introduction to the Crosslé 90F The Crosslé 90F is an open wheeled racing car developed specifically for the Classic Racing School based at the legendary Circuit de Charade in Clermont-Ferrand, Auvergne, Central France. The fact that the Crosslé 90F looks like a 1960s era Formula car is no mistake – its basic design…

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ICON 1000 Fairlady Jacket

The ICON 1000 Fairlady Jacket has been designed with a women’s sport fit, a low-slung belt line, and pre-curved sleeves to keep you comfortable on longer rides. Each Fairlady is made from 1.1mm to 1.3mm select grain leather, with D3O® impact protectors in the elbows, shoulders, and back. There’s a removable insulated SatinCore™ vest liner…

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1937 Zündapp K800

A Short History of the Zündapp K800 Decades before the Honda Goldwing appeared on the scene there was already a horizontally-opposed 4-cylinder engine installed in a motorcycle, by a German marque called Zündapp. Zündapp had started out as a machine tool and armaments manufacturer in 1917, after the war in 1921 the company diversified into motorcycles –…

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Piloti Campione Driving Boots

Each pair of Piloti Campione driving boots are handmade in Italy from full-grain calfskin leather, with a rubber sole designed to allow a high level of feel on automobile pedals. The rear part of the heel also curves up the back of the boot to grip the carpet in the footwell of your car, to avoid…

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Land Rover Defender Td5

A Short History of the Land Rover Defender The Land Rover Defender first appeared in 1983, as the Land Rover One Ten, followed a year later by the Land Rover Ninety. The Defender badge didn’t make its first appearance in 1991 to differentiate the more classically styled Land Rover from the relatively new Discovery model. The…

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Land Speed Racing Documentary: The World’s Fastest

The World’s Fastest is a documentary currently in production by director/photographer Alexandra Lier and producer Laia Gonzalez. If the name Alexandra Lier sounds familiar to you, that’s because she’s one of the world’s foremost land speed record photographers, and the creator of the books Speedseekers and The World’s Fastest Place. Alexandra has been travelling to…

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1969 Ferrari Dino 206 GT

A Short History of the Dino Purists are always quick to point out that this car didn’t actually wear a Ferrari badge – it wore Dino badging front and back at the direction of Enzo Ferrari himself, who didn’t want to dilute his already legendary brand with a smaller-engined, less expensive model. The Dino had…

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The Official Buying Guide: MGB Roadster

Introduction The MGB Roadster is the quintessential British sports car that never attempted to be the quickest thing on four wheels, rather it focussed on being enjoyable to drive, to tinker with, and to own. The humble MG is a good example of what made the British car industry a dominant force in the world of sports…

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Short Films: The Iso Rivolta Chronicles

The Iso Rivolta Chronicles is a series of short films about the cars of Iso Autoveicoli S.p.A, and the modern collectors who keep them alive. For the uninitiated, Iso was a refrigeration company until after WWII when they branched out into cars and motorcycles, one of their most famous early creations was the Iso Isetta…

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