Speed and Strength True Grit Armored Motorcycle Vest

The new True Grit Armored Motorcycle Vest by Speed and Strength is designed to be worn either under a jacket or on its own, and provide the wearer with significant additional accident protection. The vest has a removable Vault CE-Approved spine protector, high-density padding front and back, a Lockdown waist adjuster, a YKK zipper, reflective…

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1963 Shelby 289 Cobra “Dragonsnake”

The Shelby Cobra is one of those larger than life cars that we’ve all owned at one time or another, typically at 1:18th scale. The Dragonsnake is an extremely rare variant of the Cobra, it was a dominant force on the 1/4 mile strips of the USA in the mid-to-late 1960s, taking victories from coast…

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Planetary Gears: How They Work

Planetary Gears – Principles of Operation is a 1953 US Army Training Film, likely created to teach the mechanics who would be working on tanks and other vehicles that used planetary gear systems. Planetary gears are one of those things that many people think they understand already, but it’s a great help to see working…

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1968 Jeep Wagoneer

The Jeep Wagoneer is credited by many with being the first luxury SUV, long before the term SUV was created, and decades before the genre became one of the most popular in the automotive world. It stayed in production from 1962 till 1991 – an astonishing 28 years, and the third longest production run in…

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Bell Moto-3 RSD Malibu Helmet

The Bell Moto-3 RSD Malibu Helmet is a new version of the Bell Moto-3, a helmet based on the original off-road Bell helmet from the golden age of motocross. Bell were encouraged to re-engineer the Moto-3 after the runaway success enjoyed by the Bell Bullitt – a retro full face helmet that’s proven hugely popular…

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Alta Motors Redshift ST Tracker

Alta Motors is a relatively new electric motorcycle manufacturer based in California. Their current product line includes two motorcycles – an on-road supermoto and an off-road motocross bike called the Redshift SM and the Redshift MX respectively. The Electric Motor, Battery Technology, and Range Electric motors are better than internal combustion engines in almost every…

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Bullitt-Spec 1968 Ford Mustang Fastback

Steve McQueen and Bullitt There are few movie cars more famous than Steve McQueen’s Highland Green Mustang Fastback from the 1968 film Bullitt. The 10 minute chase scene though the streets of San Francisco is regarded by many as the best in cinema history – Bullitt was a box office smash hit, and the film…

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Can-Am Porsche 917/10 & 917/30 Team Penske Print

This print has the unique distinction of being created by the same man who designed the liveries on the cars – Terry Smith. Terry designed the original L&M and Sunoco liveries for Team Penske Can-Am Porsches, both of which are now legendary in racing circles and remembered along with other iconic liveries – like those…

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1966 Pontiac GTO

The Pontiac GTO was released in 1964 and is now credited by many as being the car that launched the muscle car revolution that’s still going strong over 50 years later. Of course the American love affair with V8s was nothing new – Ford had released the first affordable V8 road car in 1932. The…

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Intermeccanica Italia Spyder

The Intermeccanica Italia Spyder is an Italian/Canadian/American sports car with a fascinating albeit complex history. Just 400 or so were built between 1966 and 1972, and surviving examples have been skyrocketing in price due to their rarity, good looks, and inexpensive maintenance costs (thanks to their American drivetrains). The Story of Intermeccanica Intermeccanica was founded by…

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The First Ford Mustang Hardtop

The Ford Mustang has now been in production non-stop since early 1964 – 53 consecutive model years with over 9 million units rolling off various Ford factory production lines. There aren’t many cars that can match the numbers achieved by the Mustang, or its cultural impact in the USA and around the world – including the founding of the…

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