Belstaff Jubilee Brooklands Jacket

Belstaff Jubilee Brooklands Jacket

The Belstaff Jubilee Brooklands Jacket was designed as a modern tribute to the iconic motorcycle jackets Belstaff have been producing in England since 1924. Brooklands was of course the world’s first purpose-built motor racing circuit, and the location of many major car and motorcycle races in the years before WWII. Each Jubilee Brooklands Jacket is…

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1973 Documentary – Hells Angels London

London Hells Angels Documentary

This 1973 BBC documentary might be one of the most unintentionally comedic short films I’ve ever seen – to the point where I’m not sure if it’s legitimate or if it’s a very clever parody. Since the year it was filmed the Hells Angels have spread globally – they now have an estimated 425 charters…

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Jaguar XK120 Fixed Head Coupe

Jaguar XK 120 Fixed Head Coupe

The Jaguar XK120 was first shown to the public in 1948, it was just 3 years since the end of the Second World War and this new, sleek Jaguar was exactly what the British public needed. Even though the price tag was far beyond reach for most working class Brits, the fact that it was…

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Lotus Esprit Turbo

Lotus Esprit Turbo

The Lotus Esprit Turbo was the quickest iteration of the iconic Giorgetto Giugiaro designed Esprit – remembered as one of his first wedge-shaped creations alongside the Porsche Tapiro, Bizzarrini Manta, Maserati Boomerang, and the BMW M1. The most famous Esprit, and arguably the car that put the model on the map, was the one used…

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Land Rover Series III Adventure Rig

Land Rover

The Land Rover is easily one of the most important and iconic vehicles of the 20th century. It’s believed that the first vehicle seen by approximately 60% of the people living in developing nations was a Land Rover of some description, usually covered with mud and being driven by pipe-smoking moustachioed men in pith helmets….

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1987 Aston Martin V8 Vantage ‘X-Pack’

Aston Martin V8 Vantage

Introduced in 1977, the Aston Martin V8 Vantage was one of the fastest street legal cars in the world – and it was almost certainly the fastest 4-seater. All this speed was thanks to the new V8 that Aston Martin had developed in-house, it was an advanced engine for the age and it would stay…

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Steve McQueen’s Triumph Desert Sled

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There is probably no motorcycle more closely associated with Steve McQueen than the Triumph Desert Sled, in fact the iconic images of him roaring across the Southern Californian landscape on a modified British bike will probably outlive the internal combustion engine. At the time of his death in 1980 McQueen had acquired over 100 motorcycles, and…

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Halcyon MK49 Goggles

Halcyon MK49 Goggles

The Halcyon MK49 Goggles are made in England using the same techniques and materials as the goggles used by pilots, and daredevil racers of the early years of the 20th century. The frames are chrome-coated brass and the facemask is soft, hand-stitched leather. The only nod to modernity is the use of shatter-proof polycarbonate for…

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Brough Superior Austin Four

Brough Superior Austin Four 7

The Brough Superior Austin Four is a motorcycle so rare that very few have ever actually seen one in the flesh. There’s quite a bit of disagreement over how many of the original 10 examples have survived to the modern day, and this was made all the more confusing by the fact that some lucky…

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