The British M.O.D. Survival Knife

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The British M.O.D. Survival Knife is endorsed by the British Ministry of Defence and made in England with two primary design criteria – efficiency and simplicity. The hefty blade is made of high-carbon steel so it’ll retain an edge even under heavy use, and it’s treated with a corrosion-resistant phosphate coating. Designed for military use, the…

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Ashley Watson Eversholt Motorcycle Jacket

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The new Ashley Watson Eversholt motorcycle jacket has been designed from the ground up as a modern protective jacket, with thoroughly classic styling, that’d likely appeal to everyone from T.E. Lawrence to Freddie Frith. Each Eversholt is made in England with an outer shell constructed from 8oz waxed canvas, under that there’s a seam sealed…

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1959 AJS 7R

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Phil Walker designed the 7R with a single cylinder, single overhead camshaft engine – based on the lessons learned with the pre-WWII “cammy” engines. The chain driven overhead camshaft gives the 7Rs engine a distinctive look on the timing side, with an oftentimes gold-painted timing and cam cover sitting below the AJS fuel tank with its large knee indents on either side.

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1956 Aston Martin DBR1

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The Aston Martin DBR1 is likely to become the single most expensive British car of all time when it rolls across the auction block with RM Sotheby’s next month in Monterey. Estimates are in the $20+ million USD range at the moment, and some say that might be a little on the conservative side, after…

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Documentary: The Wonder Jet

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The Wonder Jet is a 1950 documentary about the development and early days of the jet engine. It includes both period footage and dramatic re-enactments, showing the early development of the first jet engines (and gas turbines) and the aircraft they were fitted too. Of course in the decades since this film left the editing…

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Dunlop Vintage Racing Tires

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Tire technology has come an extraordinarily long way over the past few decades, hundreds of millions have been spent developing better tire compounds and improving tire structure, resulting in much improved safety and significantly increased speeds. While this new technology is excellent, there is still a huge market for vintage-styled rubber to fit classic and…

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1964 Shelby AC Cobra 289

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With 306 bhp and a kerb weight just a smidge over 1000 kilograms, the 1964 Shelby Cobra with its 289 cubic inch Ford V8 had performance figures that set the world alight in the mid-1960s. The impact the Cobra had on the automotive world was so significant that it’s now (surely) the most copied and…

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Dickie Stoop’s 1939 Frazer Nash-BMW 328

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The 1939 Frazer Nash-BMW 328 you see here wasn’t actually completed until 1946 – it had been ordered as a rolling chassis by the British Frazer Nash company in 1939 but the outbreak of WWII had seen all 4 chassis impounded by British Customs and Excise until a year after the war ended. A Brief…

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1964 Lotus Type 34

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The Lotus Type 34 would go on to become the winningest Lotus Indy car ever built, an impressive feat given that it was only the second Lotus model built to compete at the Indy 500. The early 1960s were a transitional time for the iconic American race, which was still overwhelmingly contested by somewhat antiquated…

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