Bocar XP-5

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The Bocar XP-5 was the fifth experimental prototype design developed by aeronautical engineer Bob Carnes of Denver, Colorado. Bob was an engineer first and foremost, and as is the case with most engineers he was a decidedly logical man. The name of his new racing car company was derived directly from his own name for…

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Small Batch Supply Co. 2 Pocket Wallet

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The 2 Pocket Wallet by Small Batch Supply Co. is designed as a minimalist wallet that’s just a little bit larger than the average wallet in the genre. The card pocket can hold up to 5 full-sized bank cards and the billfold pocket can hold more than enough cash to get you into trouble on…

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Sherlock Holmes Hollow Security Book

Hollow Security Book Safe

Hollow books can be a great way to hide things in plain sight, and they work anywhere you store books – be it in the livingroom, shed, garage or bedroom. The most common use for hollow books is using them as a stash for emergency cash, but they also find use hiding hip flasks from…

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Documentary: The Hot Rod Story

The Hot Rod Story

The Hot Rod Story is a film from the late 1950s that was produced as an introduction to the world of hot rod racing including drag racing, land speed racing, and other forms of motorsport that were transitioning from illegal or unregulated, to a standardized format. At just under 48 minutes in length, the documentary…

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The Bill Thomas Cheetah GT

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The Cheetah GT is a car built by Bill Thomas and his team with a very specific target in mind – Carroll Shelby and his then new Shelby Cobra. As a race car builder, Bill Thomas had worked with Chevrolet on a number of projects including performance work on the Chevrolet Corsair, Biscaynes and Bel-Airs…

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Continental MkII

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The Continental MkII was released in 1955 as the pinnacle of the Ford model family and a return to the heady pre-WWII days of glamorous American luxury car making. Although the cars used Lincoln drivetrains and were sold through Lincoln dealerships, they weren’t named Lincolns. They were build under the Continental name as a reference…

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1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302 Trans Am

Ford Mustang Boss 302 Trans Am

The Ford Mustang Boss 302 Trans Am was built with a very specific task in mind – Ford wanted to trounce the Chevrolet Camaros in the SCCA Trans-Am Series and reclaim their crown as the fastest pony car manufacturer in the United States. Chevrolet has joined the pony car bandwagon in 1967 with the Camaro,…

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Council Jersey Classic Axe

Council Jersey Classic Axe

The Jersey Classic Axe by Council Tool has a 36″ hickory handle and a 3.5 lb head with a Rockwell hardness of 48-55. It’s been designed as a large axe suitable for all general axe chores, including felling trees, chopping firewood, and stripping branches from logs. John Pickett Council started the family business in 1886 and…

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Oru Folding Kayak

Oru Kayak

The Oru Kayak has an origami-inspired design that allows it to be folded down into a box that measures in at 33 inches x 12 inches x 29 inches, from its original length of 12 feet. Each Oru is made with a custom polypropylene shell that’s rated for a minimum of 20,000 folds, it has…

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Documentary: The Lockheed YF-12

Lockheed YF-12

The Lockheed YF-12 Interceptor was the aircraft that would go on to become the SR-71 Blackbird – one of the most famous of all the Skunk Works projects. The YF-12 was capable of Mach 3 and above, it set 9 world records for speed and altitude in a single afternoon (later surpassed by the SR-71),…

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1957 Ford Courier Sedan Delivery

Ford Courier Sedan Delivery

The Ford Courier Sedan Delivery was built between 1952 and 1960 as a solution for those who needed cargo space but didn’t want or didn’t need a truck. Ford developed the the Sedan Delivery on the 1956 sedan platform – which itself was an updated version of the iconic 1955 Ford. Ford built just 6,178…

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