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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2006 Ford GT Heritage Edition

The Ford GT was developed as a hat tip to its iconic forebear, the Ford GT40, a vehicle developed by Ford and Lola to take on Ferrari at Le Mans – which it did very successfully, winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans 4 consecutive times from 1966 to 1969. The modern Ford GT began…

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The Bell Moto-3 Revival

When Bell Helmets announced they’d be bringing back their Moto-3 Helmet made famous during the ‘70s, the classic motorcycle world sat up and took notice. There’s been a measurable shift back towards the simpler, less edgy gear worn by our motorcycling forebears in recent years – with the added benefit of modern construction techniques and…

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Union Garage Robinson Jacket

The Union Garage Robinson Jacket is a joint project between the talented teams at both Vanson Leathers and Union Garage in New York City. The 100% American-made jacket features a full gamut of back, elbow, and shoulder D3O armor – all inside hidden leather panels. The outer shell of the Robinson is made from long-lasting…

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Northland Traditional Tri-Wood Skis

The Northland Ski Manufacturing Company got its start in 1912 – making it the oldest ski company in the USA and a name recognised by many across the US and around the world. Everyone from first time skiers to Olympians have used skis with the Deer Head trademark, and today their workshop (at 6,732 feet)…

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The RSD Carson Motorcycle Jacket

The RSD Carson Motorcycle Jacket is a new design made entirely from hard-wearing 1.0 to 1.2mm thick buffalo leather. The team at Roland Sands have kept the design of the Carson clean and simple, taking influence from the early days of Motordrome racing in the United States. With rotated, pre-curved sleeves, a dropped back length,…

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Vanguard Roadster

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

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

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

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

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

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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