A Brief History of the Harley-Davidson XR-750

Prior to 1969 the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) rules for the AMA Grand National Championship were deliberately structured to favor side-valve engines rather than overhead-valve engines. The result of this was to favor American made bikes such as those from Harley-Davidson with their side-valve engines, and to disadvantage the overseas competition which was mainly from…

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The Bocar XP-5

The Bocar XP-5 is an American designed and built racing car designed to take the fight to cars like the D-Type Jaguar, Austin Healey 3000, and Porsche 356. The name XP-5 stands for “eXperimental Prototype 5”, and the company name “Bocar” is a combination of the founder’s first and last names “BOb CARnes”. Meet Bob…

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Bill Shaw Racing 1968 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28

In 1971 there was a race the Crystal Palace circuit as part of the British Saloon Car Championship. Today it’s remembered as one of the toughest and most significant touring car races of the era – even being immortalised in the BBC’s “100 Greatest Sporting Moments”, and featured in the Top Gear “50th Anniversary of…

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1935 Chevrolet Film: What Stops Them

What Stops Them is a 1935 Chevrolet film that explains drum braking systems, and extolls the virtues of cable-operated brakes. Although that may sound humorous now, the film dates back to a few years before WWII, and hydraulic braking systems were relatively rare. Although drums brakes are now far less common, after decades of being usurped…

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Biltwell Gringo Tri-Stripe

The Biltwell Gringo was one of the first of the retro full-face motorcycle helmets to hit the store shelves, and they’ve proven to be a hugely popular with those who want modern safety standards in a classically-styled package. Each Gringo is built to match or exceed current DOT standards, with a seamless injection-molded ABS outer…

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Short Film: What A Ride

Official Film Description: It’s a sunny Sunday in November. Riding shotgun in an old Alfa roadster we pull into a service station with a pack of vintage sports cars in tow, up to our elbows in smiles and road grime. My phone vibrates, my pilot’s phone vibrates, I look up to see the other drivers…

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Mercedes-Benz Blue Wonder + Dirty Hero 300 SLR

The Mercedes-Benz Blue Wonder + Dirty Hero 300 SLR is a highly detailed scale model sold by Racing Heroes, a small family run business based out of Santa Barbara, California. Each model is intricately detailed with a strong focus on accuracy and authenticity by Classic Model Cars, a German/Chinese company that are known for staggering…

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IR x RM Outback Motorcycle Riding Shoes

Iron and Resin have teamed up with Ridgemont to create a fresh take on a very popular moto gear genre – protective riding shoes. We’re seeing more and more offerings in this space, as gear manufacturers realised that the most lucrative market niche would be protective boots that look and feel like regular street wear….

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1959 Troy Custom Roadster

The Troy Custom Roadster was built in 1959 by Wally Troy and his team in Illinois. Up until this point, Wally had been better known as the first Jaguar dealer in his state, at a time when Jaguar was building some of their most iconic vehicles including the Mark 2, the D-Type, the and the…

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The 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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Harley-Davidson MT500

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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Confederate Wraith B210

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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