Norton Model 18

Norton Model 18

The Norton Model 18 was the most advanced motorcycle ever built by the British marque when it was introduced in 1923. Unlike its forbears the Model 18 was fitted with a new overhead valve engine – replacing the now obsolete side valve designs that had been popular in the formative years of motorcycling. In 1922,…

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Norton Commando Leather Jacket

Norton Commando Leather Jacket

The Norton Commando is a motorcycle that needs no introduction, it sits on the top 10 list of many motorcycling journalists and anyone who’s ridden one that’s been properly taken care of will attest to their charm. This leather motorcycle jacket is an official Norton product, with an embroidered Norton logo on the left arm…

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Q Branch Spectre Gadget Switches

Q Branch Spectre Gadget Switches

Q Branch is by far the most famous of the fictional clandestine spy gadget manufacturers, they’ve been hard at work since Ian Fleming’s Casino Royale was published in 1953, with various characters playing Q – the head of the division. This set of switches were specified by Spectre director Sam Mendes, he wanted them to…

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Scooter Commuter

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Scooter Commuter is a 1962 film in the “Look at Life” miniseries that was produced for British television. Each episode is approximately 10 minutes long, and it looks at a different career or subculture within Britain at the time. This film offers a look into the still burgeoning world of the motor scooter in the…

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James Bond’s Spectre Holster

James Bond's Spectre Holster

This is the leather holster used by Daniel Craig in the most recent James Bond film “Spectre”, it was used during filming and is one of five leather shoulder holsters hand-made for Bond by armourer Dave Evans. If you don’t have a Walter PPK handy the holster could still find use as a mysterious addition…

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Eagle E-Type Speedster

Eagle E-Type Speedster 10

The original Series I Jaguar E-Type is overwhelmingly regarded by the British public to be the most beautiful car of all time, Enzo Ferrari himself called it the most beautiful car he had ever seen and was famously quoted as saying that the only thing wrong with it is that it didn’t have a Ferrari…

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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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