AC Ace

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The AC Ace is a car that you may never have heard of, but might recognise nonetheless. It’s the car that would form the basis for Carroll Shelby’s AC Cobra, and for a time in the ’60s it was the fastest production car in the world. Years before it was discovered by Shelby, the humble…

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Matchless-Vickers Military Motorcycle

Military Motorcycle

The idea of taking a motorcycle and attaching a machine gun to it seems to have occurred to someone very shortly after the motorcycle was first invented. The benefits of a mobile machine gun are fairly obvious, especially when you throw in the additional capabilities of a motorcycle. The First World War was the first…

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The Photography Of Amy Shore

Amy Shore

Amy Shore is a photographer who appeared relatively recently on the automotive scene and has quickly become one of its new leading lights. She’s based in the United Kingdom and it’s almost a certainty that you’ve seen her work before, as she’s been published with Classic Driver, Goodwood, Octane, Evo, Drive, Ramp, Iron & Air…

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Range Rover Classic Wallpaper

Vintage Range Rover Wallpaper

The original Range Rover arrived on the scene in 1970 and quickly established the then-new genre of the luxury SUV. The design of the Range Rover was largely developed by the Rover engineers, initially as an aluminium skin to cover the steel body – to make it legal for road testing. The designer loved the…

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Racing Legends: John Surtees

John Surtees

I’ve come across a disconcertingly significant number of motorcyclists in recent weeks who don’t know who John Surtees is, so I spent this afternoon hunting around for a suitable documentary that will help bring people who don’t know of him up to speed. Just to pique your interest, Surtees is the only man to ever…

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Jaguar E-Type Series 1

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The first Jaguar E-Type has since become known as the Series 1, to distinguish it from the latter Series 2 and Series 3. Of course, as is almost always the case, the purists prefer the earlier iterations of the model – so E-Types like the 1964 example you see here are always in high demand….

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So They All Hover Now

Hovercraft

So They All Hover Now is a film from the early years of the hovercraft, when the sky was the limit and many thought that much of the future of human and cargo transportation would take place a few inches above the ground, on a cushion of air. Recorded in 1962, the film has an…

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Bond Bug

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The Bond Bug is a British microcar that would have necessitated the invention of the word “quirky”, if it hadn’t already existed. All of us have seen the Bond Bug before, even if we didn’t realise it at the time – in 1977 the designer of the Bug was working for a new sci-fi film…

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Triumph Waxed Cotton Jacket

Triumph Waxed Cotton Motorcycle Jacket

The new Triumph Waxed Cotton Jacket is made in England to a design ethos that’s been in use since the 1800s, it’s lined with 100% cotton twill and has an outer shell made from British Millerain waxed cotton. The front closure has a brass zipper on the inside and brass studs on the outside flap,…

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