Triumph Board Tracker


This Triumph Board Tracker is a motorcycle that was built far more recently that you might guess, utilising parts and engineering practices that were common back in the heyday of the board track racing revolution – from the 1910s till the late 1920s. It uses a vintage Triumph bicycle frame that was sourced by New Zealander…

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Norton MM


The Norton MM is a limited edition production motorcycle developed by 72 Motorcycles out of the UK, with the full blessing of Norton Motorcycles. Some of you will have immediately pegged that its design ethos is based on the iconic Ron Wood “Big Tube” Norton flat track racer from the 1970s, which has the distinction…

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Malle London Vincent Duffel


The new Malle London Vincent Duffel is a bag developed for motorcyclists, it has roll down sides at each end allowing access from both the left and the right, and it’s waterproof for those unexpected downpours. Interestingly, the Vincent Duffel is either the largest or smallest piece of luggage made by Malle, depending on your…

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Tamarit Motorcycles Triumph Scrambler #216


The Triumph Scrambler was introduced in 2006 as a modified version of the already-popular Triumph Bonneville. The design closely followed that of the Bonneville, however chief designer John Mockett drew additional inspiration from the iconic TR6C Trophy Special, favoured by the likes of Steve McQueen and Bud Ekins. The drivetrain engineers at Triumph took the…

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Croft-Cameron Super Eight


The Croft-Cameron Super Eight was the top-of-the-line model from the little-known British motorcycle manufacturer during their relatively short 1923 to 1926 lifespan. Croft-Cameron was a competitor with the likes of Brough Superior and Coventry-Eagle, and their motorcycles all look relatively similar from 20 paces – though this has more to do with the engineering best-practices…

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Documentary: The Ford Escort Story


The Ford Escort Story is a film that takes a look back at the history of what is almost certainly the most important car ever made by Ford’s UK operations. The original Escort was introduced in 1968 and built in various generations until 2004 – there are rumours circulating that Ford will bring back the nameplate…

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Land Rover Series IIA


Many Land Rover historians consider the Series IIA to be the best of the Series models, it exists in a Goldilocks zone between refinement and simplicity – before the crack-prone plastic dashboards of the Series III but after some engine and transmission improvements over the Series II. Land Rover used the Series IIA as a transitional model…

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Egli-Vincent Racer

Egli-Vincent Motorcycle

The Egli-Vincent has become so famous since it was first developed in the mid-1960s that its name now almost rivals the Vincent marque itself. Developed by Fritz Egli of Switzerland, the original Egli-Vincent was his own race bike, a bike he used as a testbed for his own engineering experiments. The main drawback to the original…

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5 Minute Histories: The Norton Commando


The 5 Minute History series are produced by Silodrome for eBay Motors. Click here to read the full article on eBay. Introduction The Norton Commando is a vintage British motorcycle whose name would become so iconic it’s still a household name decades after the originals left production. Most people with even a passing interest in…

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1959 BMC 5-Ton Race Transporter

Race Transporter Bus 1

In 1959 the British Motor Corporation built 20 5-ton PSV chassis to operate as mobile service schools for the BMC mechanics of Britain. The Mini was newly released and its transverse engined, front wheel drive layout was unusual at the time – requiring special training for the nation’s grease monkeys. The busses design was the…

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