Tank Moto Magazine is a new quarterly publication by the talented editorial team behind the car-centric Fuel Magazine – Tank Moto is dedicated purely to motorcycles and the culture that surrounds them in Australia and around the world. I just got my hands on the first edition of Tank Moto and it’s a strangely compelling…
This Ducati 1098S custom by shedX represents an entirely new take on the 1098S – a bike hitherto considered to be a faired sportbike largely designed for the track. The owner of the original 1098S had contacted the talented team at Syndey’s shedX after seeing one of their previous creations – the Bastardo. His original…
Something strange and a little magical happens when Americans get their hands on a Porsche 356, unrestrained by the conventions of concours and with a healthy measure of American individualism they set about creating what has become known as an “Outlaw” – a Porsche 356 Hot Rod. These cars make the purists gnash their teeth,…
Sometimes it’s fantastic to drop the commentary, lose the onscreen graphics, forget about the advertising and get back to basics. So with that in mind, we thought it’d be good to bring you a full Formula One grand prix from the driver’s perspective. The race in question is the Portuguese Estoril 1989 Grand Prix and the camera is mounted just to the right of the head of Gerhard Berger, on his staggeringly unreliable 3.5 litre Ferrari 640.
The Harley-Davidson Sportster is a bike that’s been torn down and rebuilt into just about every conceivable genre of the custom motorcycle spectrum that I can think of, some of them are designed to look good, some are designed to go faster and some are designed to do both of these things. Like this one.
The Sydney Forensic Photography Archive is an incredible resource of early 20th century photographs, the best section of the archive has to be the mugshots – as you can see below they were all taken with “wet plate” cameras, a type of photography that’s actually beginning to catch on again due to the stunning depth and clarity of the images that are produced.
The humble trucker hat is a summertime wardrobe essential, they keep your face shaded and the mesh rear helps to keep your head cool on all but the hottest days.
These motorcycle boots by Deus Ex Machina are amongst the toughest boots we’ve come across recently. They’re made from 2.00 – 2.20mm rough-out Buffalo hide, they have a handmade Goodyear-welted sole with double-row stitchdown and a USA-made steel toe up front.
The Piranha Buggy is an offroad racing buggy built by Edge and designed to be built by regular people, in the garages. The buggy comes in the form of both kit and plans, with the plans option giving you the chance to buy separate pieces from the kit, that you don’t have the time to build yourself.
The Series 2 Land Rover is a beautiful vehicle, not everyone can see its good-looks, but those who can will swear to you that it’s just as beautiful as a Jaguar XKSS.
The humble Honda CB250N isn’t the sort of motorbike you’d usually see being customised, especially not to this degree. That said, the team at Ellaspede have been making quite a name for themselves working with slightly unusual motorcycles. In fact, they’re currently giving one of them away here.
Love The Beast is a documentary film directed by Australian actor Eric Bana, it’s the story of his first car, a Ford Falcon XB Coupe. Bana managed to convince his parents to let him buy an XB when he was 15, he spent the next few years with his mates in the garage working on the car, turning it into the vehicle he’d wanted ever since seeing the XB coupes take a 1-2 win at Bathurst.