De Tomaso Vallelunga

De Tomaso Vallelunga

The De Tomaso Vallelunga was the first production car made by De Tomaso – a company that up until 1962 had only produced racing cars for Formula Junior, Formula 3, Formula 2, and Formula 1. The decision to do a production run of the Vallelunga was never the original plan – the model had been…

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Alpine-Renault A110 Print

Alpine-Renault A110

The Alpine-Renault A110 is remembered by rally historians as one of the greats, it was built by Alpine in France using a range of Renault components including various Renault engines. Aside from its good-looks, the A110 was a handy performer, perhaps most famously it won the first World Rally Championship and a rare 1-2-3 in…

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Iron & Glory Hip Flask

hip flask stainless steel

The hip flask is an essential item for any gentleperson’s top drawer. They come in handy at weddings, funerals, christenings, bar mitzvahs, and Monday afternoons. This stainless steel flask by Iron & Glory has a capacity of 6 ounces, a height/width of 4 inches, and they can be ordered with a range of engravings, including…

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Ferrari 275 GTS/4 NART Spider

Ferrari-275-Car-1

Ferrari built just 10 examples of the NART Spider, 25 had initially been ordered but sales were slow due to the eye-watering price tag – even through the car had been featured in The Thomas Crown Affair as Faye Dunaway’s daily driver. After its appearance in the film, Steve McQueen went right out and bought…

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Biltwell Gringo S Helmet

Biltwell Gringo S Helmet

The Biltwell Gringo S is a full face retro motorcycle helmet that complies with modern DOT safety specifications. It has a hand-painted, injection-molded ABS outer shell, an expanded polystyrene inner shell with hand-stitched padding, cheek pads, and a BioFoam chin bar cushion for comfort on longer rides. Each Gringo S has a flip up shield…

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Lamachine Honda Bol d’Or CB900F

Honda Bol d'Or CB900F

The Honda Bol d’Or was a version of the CB900F that was named after the famous French Bol d’Or motorcycle endurance race, Honda had won the race in 1969, 1972, 1973, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, and 1981 – helping to put the Japanese marque on the map for performance motorcyclists in Europe and around the…

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The Clampersand

Clampersand

The Clampersand is a fully functioning clamp that doubles as a visual pun, making it a perfect addition to the garage, livingroom, or personal library if you’re a man of means. Designer Tony Ruth (aka Lunchbreath) first developed the Clampersand in an original Core77 comic, they’ve since gone on to become a favourite addition to…

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Top 5 Vintage Motorcycles On eBay This Week

Norton Commando

This week saw a further increase in the listings in the vintage motorcycle section of eBay Motors, as we mentioned last week we think it’s because more and more people are rolling out their classics and offering them for sale – likely so they can buy more themselves. Each week I pick out a personal…

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Saint Bromley Armoured Flight Jacket

Saint Bromley Armoured Flight Jacket

The Bromley Armoured Flight Jacket is a new release from Australian company Saint – and it’s aimed directly at motorcyclists who need gear they can wear both on and off their bike. Saint modelled the jacket on an original 1947 US military flight deck jacket, with some changes made to the cut to suit more…

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Documentary: Porsche – Made By Hand

Porsche Factory

Made By Hand is a documentary commissioned by Porsche in the 1950s to showcase their 356 model, the film follows the production of the 356 from sheet metal to finished product, including panel assembly, painting, engine machining, gearbox assembly, and even the final wheel alignment and road testing. It’s a fascinating look back at the…

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1977 Chevron B36

Chevron Racing Car

Chevron Cars Ltd is a small British automaker that should really be a whole lot more famous than it is (outside of the motor racing community). The company was founded by Derek Bennett in 1965 as a way to sell his own unique and successful racing car designs to other privateer racers in the United…

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