The Norton Project

The Norton Project

The Norton Project is a short documentary about two sons who stole their father’s 1969 Norton Commando to get it professionally restored, and then give it back to him as a Christmas Day surprise. The film first came to light about 4 years ago but recently I discovered that a lot of people still haven’t…

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Ariel Square Four Wallpaper

Ariel Square Four

The Ariel Square Four was a sensation when it was released at the Olympia Motorcycle Show in 1930, the concept of putting four cylinders in a square and then counter-rotating the two crankshafts was a eureka moment and it allowed the engine to be exceptionally well-balanced with none of the gyroscopic forces encountered with a…

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Triumph At Le Mans

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Triumph At Le Mans is a 1961 film produced by Triumph as a showreel for the company and their efforts at the famous French endurance racing circuit. The Triumph team were racing modified versions of the TR4S and they’d cross the finish line in 4th, 5th and 6th place for their class (11th, 12th and 13th overall),…

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Avro Lancaster Cutaway Wallpaper

Avro Lancaster Cutaway

The Avro Lancaster is a heavy bomber developed by the British during the Second World War and built in very large numbers – 7,377 had taken to the skies by the time the Avro Lincoln replaced it. The overwhelming majority of Lancasters were powered by four Rolls-Royce Merlin engines – arguably one of the best aero-engines…

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Sterling & Ox Horn Tumbler

Ox Horn Glass

Each Ox Horn Tumbler from Sir Jacks is handmade in England from ethically sourced horn, the rim is made from Sterling silver (.925) and each one measures 4 3/4″ high by 3″ in diameter, making them the perfect size for single malt or bourbon depending on your personal preference. Humans have been drinking from hollowed…

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Norton Challenge P86

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The Norton Challenge P86 was the superbike that could’ve, would’ve and should’ve saved the British motorcycle industry from the Japanese invasion that took place on two-wheels throughout the 1970s. The owners of Norton had thrown everything they had into a last ditch effort to win races and win back their company from the creditors, and…

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ODFU x Sideburn Magazine Tee

ODFU x Sideburn T-Shirt

This is the new ODFU x Sideburn Magazine T-shirt, a limited edition joint project between the two motorcycle-centric companies. If you’re a little tired of the offerings from GAP and Abercrombie this tee will likely come as a breath of fresh air, the design has a whiff of petrol and anarchy about it and at £25 a…

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Sunbeam Tiger

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The Sunbeam Tiger is a classic British roadster with a fascinating history, it was the brainchild of Formula 1 legend Jack Brabham and none other than Carroll Shelby was tasked with building the first prototype. There’s an obvious parallel between the Tiger and the Shelby Cobra – both were small British convertibles that Shelby took…

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Maple Kevlar Motorcycle Jeans

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Maple’s Kevlar motorcycle jeans occupy a place quite close to my heart, I own a pair that I’ve used on motorcycle treks through Vietnam, across Australia and cross-country through a rather wintery Europe – and over time I’ve become quite fond of them. The main reasons I chose Maple over the immediate competition is that…

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