Documentary: Spitfire!

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Spitfire! is a wonderful documentary that actually talks to some of the men and women directly involved with the iconic fighter aircraft’s design and construction – including a lady who accidentally ended up clinging to the tail of a Spitfire as it took off and had to circle back around to the airdrome. The film was…

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Brough Superior SS100

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The Brough Superior SS100 was the finest, and fastest, production motorcycle of its day. The company probably couldn’t have survived at any other point in history – it enjoyed a brief and extraordinary existence between the two World Wars, selling motorcycles that each cost as much as a house in a decent neighbourhood. Known as…

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Daimler SP250

Daimler SP250 Roadster

The Daimler SP250 is a car that can’t be written about without first addressing the elephant in the room – its appearance. Although some do love the way it looks, it seems that most really don’t – some even question exactly what the designers were thinking, and how it got approved for production. Under the…

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How British Motorsport Was Born

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How British Motorsport Was Born is a short film (under 8 minutes) that takes a look at the modern day Brighton Speed Trials, whilst taking a look back at the history of British motorsport. While the team at MotorPunk were at it, they tried their hand at breaking a 90 year old speed record in a proper…

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Morgan Plus 8

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The Morgan Plus 8 is the V8-powered version of the classic roadster that very likely saved the company from a dire fate – a dire fate that many British companies succumbed to throughout the 1970s. The secret to the success of the Plus 8 was its then-new aluminium V8 engine, supplied by Rover after they…

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Mini Cooper Cafe Racer

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The Mini was originally developed in the shadow of the 1956 Suez Crisis to meet demand for an economical car that could seat 5 and still have room for luggage. As the story goes, Leonard Lord (the head of BMC) utterly despised German bubble cars, and the fact that they were seeing a popularity surge…

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ODFU Throttles for Life Tee

ODFU Motorcycle T-Shirt Throttle

ODFU (which stands for One Down Five Up) is a British clothing brand by designer and shadetree motorcycle wrencher Kevin Wilson. Each design is produced in-house on 100% Fine Jersey cotton, and each design is limited to a set number of units – after which it will never be made again. The Throttles for Life…

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Bremont ALT1-C/PB

Bremont ALT1-C:PB

Bremont is a watchmaker based in Henley on Thames, England that was started in 2002 by brothers Nick and Giles English. They’ve quickly earned a place amongst the world’s pre-eminent watchmakers, and all the chronographs in their core range are COSC-certified. The Bremont ALT1-C/PB was launched this year – it’s powered by the Calibre 13…

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Documentary: The Real James Hunt

The Real James Hunt

The Real James Hunt is a documentary about the life of James Hunt, a racing driver and Formula One World Champion who today is remembered as one of the great characters from the golden era of grand prix racing. Oftentimes people focus on James’ iconic playboy lifestyle but behind all of that he was one…

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Land Rover Series 3

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It’s said that almost three quarters of all the Land Rovers ever built are still operational, and anyone who’s ever spent time with one will know why – they’re essentially four-wheel drive Meccano sets, and their aluminium bodies don’t rust. Although to be fair, the same can’t be said for their bulkheads or chassis. The Series…

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No Ordinary Passenger

No Ordinary Passenger

No Ordinary Passenger is a short film directed by Cabel Hopkins that takes a look into the life and times of iconic sidecar racer Stan Dibben. In 1953 Dibben made up half of the two man team that won the World Sidecar Championship, a feat that he remembers in detail during the film. It won the Best Short Documentary…

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1965 Jaguar E-Type Roadster

Jaguar E-Type Roadster

The Jaguar E-Type was released in 1961 to unanimous praise from both the motoring media and the general public. At the time most sports cars have live rear axles, body-on-frame construction, drum brakes, and 0-60 mph times that could be bested by an appropriately motivated horse. The E-Type, or XK-E as it was known in the…

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