Vanguard Roadster

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The Vanguard Roadster is a new low production volume motorcycle designed and built in New York, that’s due to go on sale in 2018 for $29,995 USD. At its heart, the Vanguard Roadster utilises a modified S&S X-Wedge Engine, which is used as a stressed member to both reduce kerb weight and improve rigidity. The…

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The Lance Reventlow Shelby Cobra

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Lance Reventlow is a name that will be immediately familiar to many of you, especially if you’re a fan of mid-20th Century racing. In short, Reventlow was the heir to the Woolworth fortune, as well as an entrepreneur, and an accomplished racing driver. He is probably most famous as the owner of Scarab, a company…

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Flying Tiger Motorcycles BMW R75/5

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The BMW R75/5 was the top of the line member of the /5 family, with the smaller-engined 50/5 and 60/5 sitting below it in the pecking order. The R75/5 could cheerfully manage 110mph, and its simple, reliable German engineering meant that it was both staggeringly reliable and very much in demand. With 50hp and 43…

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Secret Stash Nickel

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Each Secret Stash Nickel is manufactured from actual, circulated American nickels and they’re indistinguishable from normal coins to the casual observer. There isn’t a whole lot of room inside them, but it’s enough for a micro USB, or a microfilm. The nickels all come with their own custom ring device for opening them – just…

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Barn Find: Tucker 48

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The Tucker 48 is unquestionably one of the most beloved American cars of all time. The story of its development, production, and downfall are the thing of legend – and it’s a story known by many thanks to the Francis Ford Coppola film Tucker: The Man and His Dream starring Jeff Bridges. Preston Tucker named…

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Harley-Davidson Big Twins – The Evolution

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Thankfully 1984 was a great year for Harley-Davidson and not at all like the “1984” of British writer George Orwell’s novel. 1984 was the year Harley-Davidson introduced what many regard as their greatest engine, and for a true blue motorcycle enthusiast who wants to be able to strip his bike down to the last nut…

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1972 Training Film: Motorcycle Driving Tactics

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Motorcycle Driving Tactics is a 1972 training film for motorcyclists designed to help save lives and reduce injury rates. There’s an interesting section covering motorcycle vs car crash testing that includes slow motion footage – an interesting insight, although it it painful to watch pristine motorcycles being wrecked beyond any reasonable repair. At just 15…

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Oil & Leather Scented Candle

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The Oil & Leather Scented Candle is the brainchild of Flying Tiger Motorcycles – the same folks who developed the Two Stroke Smoke Scented Candle that we featured late last year. The idea of creating scented candles people with gasoline in their veins is very clever,  and it’s exactly the sort of fun gift that people like…

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Icon 1000 Axys Gloves

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The new Icon 1000 Axys Gloves have been designed for 3-4 season use (depending on your local climate) with a perforated back for breathability and high-quality French cowhide cowhide construction. The palms have quilted goatskin overlays for additional abrasion resistance, there are accordion flex zones on the sides, a hook and loop wrist closure, D3O…

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MotoStuka + Biltwell Exfil-0 Tool Roll

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The Exfil-0 Tool Roll is a collaborative project between MotoStuka and Biltwell, they made just 200 of them and once they sell out, they won’t be making any more. Each tool roll is made from waxed canvas and leather, and has space for 5 combination wrenches and 6 sockets, plus a zippered “junk drawer” pocket for…

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Harley-Davidson Big Twins – The Panhead

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The Harley-Davidson Panhead-powered bikes (along with the Knuckleheads) are the motorcycles of the ’60s custom culture phenomenon. The 1969 movie “Easy Rider” was arguably the film that brought the Chopper motorcycle from being an obscure cult bike to being a popular custom bike and both the “Captain America” and the “Billy Bike” of the movie were…

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Documentary: This Is Nigel Mansell

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This Is Nigel Mansell is a 40 minute documentary covering the Formula One World Champion’s foray into the American CART series in 1993. It was almost unheard of for a reigning F1 champ to move to another series so Mansell’s shift caused a media firestorm, and the fact that he took victory in his maiden…

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