James May’s Yamaha FS1-E

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The Yamaha FS1-E is an icon of titanic proportions in Britain, the 49cc moped was legal for riders as young as 16 and it was quicker than anything else in its class – which of course led to it being the most desired motorcycle in the world to those under 17. Yamaha developed the FS1-E…

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Guy Martin’s Spitfire

Guy Martin's Spitfire

Guy Martin’s Spitfire is a British documentary about the recovery and rebuild of a rare MK1 Spitfire from the French beach where it was crash landed in 1940 by RAF pilot Squadron Leader Geoffrey Stephenson. The Spitfire had slowly been buried under generations of beach sand so the recovery operation took weeks of digging and…

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Vincent Comet

Vincent Comet

The Vincent Comet was developed by Australian engineer Phil Irving in 1935 as a slightly lighter, smaller version of the British company’s far more famous line of Rapide, Black Shadow and Black Lightning models. The Comet used one half of the famous Vincent high-camshaft OHV, air-cooled V-twin to create a 499cc single cylinder motorcycle with…

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Stamford Duffel by Weldon

Weldon Bags

Weldon is a small British company that produces classic bags made exclusively from from waxed canvas and high-grade leather. Each bag is individually made by hand and guaranteed for life, Weldon only uses 18 ounce waxed cotton canvas from Halley Stevensons in Dundee, Scotland – a company that have been producing the material since 1864….

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Documentary: Scrambling For It

Scrambler Motorcycle

Scrambling For It is a late ’60s film about the popular and rapidly growing scramble races that were popping up around the country, the events lent their name to the style of motorcycle developed to compete in them and even today, Scramblers are amongst the most popular bikes on the road. The film is part…

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Triumph Scrambler by Anvil Motociclette

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The Triumph Scrambler was released in 2006, it’s since gone on to revive a genre of motorcycles that had been largely forgotten and become so popular that other motorcycle manufacturers are now clamouring to enter the space with retro dual sport bikes of their own. Although scramblers were originally dedicated off-road motorcycles designed for racing,…

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AC Cobra 289

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Carroll Shelby’s AC Cobra is the car that put him on the map as a builder of custom racing machines, he was already a famous racing driver of course – but the Cobra is the car that launched his legacy. The story of how the AC Cobra came to be has been told more times…

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Triumph Bonneville by British Customs

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The modern Triumph Bonneville is a bike that can be taken apart and rebuilt into almost any style of motorcycle you can image, this flexibility is largely due to the huge after-market parts catalogue that’s been fuelled by the popularity of the model – it’s been selling like hotcakes since it was re-introduced in 2001….

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Triumph TR7 Cutaway Wallpaper

Triumph TR7 Wallpaper

The Triumph TR7 represented a paradigm shift in design for Triumph, construction began in late 1974 for early 1975 deliveries in the USA – where the car sold faster than the Brits could build them. The TR7 was initially powered by a 1998cc 4-cylinder engine with 8 valves and a crank horsepower rating of 105…

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