The Biltwell Gringo

In 2013 Biltwell turned the vintage and classic motorcycle world on its head by releasing a retro-styled helmet built using modern materials to modern DOT-safety standards. People had been wanting a helmet like this for years, and some had gone so far as to buy vintage helmets and have them refurbished – although obviously this…

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Unit P2 Skateboard Table

The Unit P2 Skateboard Table has a top made from a 49″ bamboo longboard deck, and hardwood legs with floor-safe pivoting feet. It’s designed to fit in hallways or rooms where space is at a premium, and standard office or dining chairs fit under it easily – making it an ideal micro office. Unit P2 is…

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1936 Hemi Head Crocker Motorcycle

The story of the Crocker Motorcycle Company is one of remarkable survival and tenacity. The company was founded in 1932 in the midst of The Great Depression, they initially focussed on building motorcycles for speedway racing, then switched to bikes for private road use. The only two major American motorcycle manufacturers that survived the difficult period…

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Flint and Tinder 10 Year Hoodie

The Flint and Tinder 10 Year Hoodie is entirely made in the USA, starting with cotton from the Mississippi Delta, with unshrinkable 23 oz extra soft fleece from South Carolina, twill-reinforced seams made in Philadelphia, heavy-duty zippers machined in Georgia, and it’s all cut, sewn, and finished in Los Angeles. Each 10 Year Hoodie passes…

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1969 Chevrolet El Camino L89 SS

The Chevrolet El Camino was built in 5 generations, beginning in 1959 and ending in 1987. Since the model left production it’s retained a strong position in the hearts and minds of enthusiasts – and regular rumours circulate that Chevrolet are going to bring the El Camino back in some form, most likely as an…

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US Army Vietnam Training Film: Shotgun Rider

Shotgun Rider is a 1967 training film created by The Army Pictorial Center for new recruits in training for deployment to Vietnam as helicopter door gunners – nicknamed “shotgun riders”. Despite the name, door gunners actually used M60 machine guns, which they trained to use both on a mount and freehand. The film features a…

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Captain America Lamp by The Modern Weld

The Modern Weld is a company in Columbus, Ohio that builds lamps from classic motorcycle headlights and vintage photography tripods. They modernize the intervals and wiring, they fit LED bulbs with new cloth covered cords, and they use the original key or ignition switch as the on/off switch for the lamp. This lamp was inspired…

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Moto 76 Engine Tee

Moto 76 is a small company that makes all of their gear by hand in the USA, their tees are all hand-drawn and screen printed with waterbase/discharge inks to give them the feel of a well worn favourite shirt. They are printed in their small shop in Des Moines, Iowa, and when the team aren’t…

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Maddox Pulsejet Motorcycle

Robert “Rocketman” Maddox has been building pulsejet-powered vehicles since the 1990s, and is now considered one of the world’s foremost experts on pulsejet design and construction. Robert first became interested in pulsejets after taking up skydiving, and becoming curious about the mysterious engines that powered the German V-1 buzz bombs during the Second World War….

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1934 Chevrolet Film: Facts on Friction

Facts on Friction is a 1934 Chevrolet film about brakes – and although that might not sound quite as exciting as films about engines and transmissions, it’s actually a good watch. Drum brakes were standard issue for much of the 20th century life of the automobile, and they’re still mass produced now for high-volume, low-cost…

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