Sterling Silver Pocket Compass

Silver Pocket Compass

There’s a lot to be said for having a compass on you at all times, you never know when that world-ending ebola outbreak is going to occur and in the meantime, if your iPhone battery dies you’ll still have a hope of not getting lost. The 1.4 inch compass pictured here is handmade in England from…

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Triumph Scrambler by Auto Fabrica

Triumph Bonneville 900 Scrambler 3

Every now and then when I’m emailing backwards and forwards with a custom bike builder they send me a description of their bike so expansive and detailed that I feel it’d be almost sacrilegious for me to condense it down into our usual format. As it happens, this Triumph Scrambler by Auto Fabrica has just such…

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Austin Mini Saloon Poster

Austin Mini Saloon Poster Thumbnail

The Austin Mini was a hugely influential automotive design, its use of front wheel drive removed the need for a driveshaft down the centre of the cabin, allowing 80% of the space to be used for passengers and their luggage. This innovation led to the Mini developing a reputation as quite roomy despite its smaller size…

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1933 MG J2 Roadster

MG J2 Roadster

This 1933 MG J2 Roadster is a wonderful example of the “J” series MGs from the pre-WWII era, these were the cars that the American soldiers based in Britain during the war would fall in love with, leading to a huge market opening up in the USA for lightweight English roadsters and spawning a huge…

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Sopwith Camel

Sopwith Camel

The Sopwith Camel is a remarkably important aircraft, it was first flown in 1917 when the pace of advancement in aircraft design was moving at breakneck speed and for time the Camel was the best fighter in the sky. Its odd name was coined from the side profile appearance of the hump that was built…

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The Three-Wheeler by Castle Three

Castle Three Car New

The Castle Three Motor Co. made a name for itself in the late 1910s and early 1920s as the primary competitor for The Morgan Motor Co. in the 3-wheeled car category. Castle Three produced advanced 3-wheelers powered by 4-cylinder, water-cooled engines – as they were classed as “Cyclecars” they were much cheaper to run due…

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Land Rover – Safe Operating Angle 30°

Land Rover - Safe Operating Angle 30°

The original Land Rover is a marvel of post-war British engineering, this period in British history is often derided from a quality-control perspective but I think it’s largely exaggerated. Some of the most beautiful and brilliantly designed vehicles in human history came out of Britain during this post-war chapter and all the tired old Lucas-Electrics-jokes…

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