MAG 1000cc IOE Motorcycle Engine

MAG 1000cc IOE engine

The listing for this MAG 1000cc IOE engine helpfully explains that it’s suitable for use in a light aeroplane, although you’d have to be brave to trust your life to an engine built in 1923. MAG was a Swiss motorcycle manufacturer known for providing engine to other European manufacturers, the company name is an acronym…

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Pete Townshend’s Rickenbacker

Vintage Rickenbacker Guitar

Pete Townshend became famous early in his career as the front man of The Who as a guitar smashing tour de force – a man who stood in stark contrast to the relatively buttoned-down Beatles. The Rickenbacker you see here is one of two being offered in the same lot at the upcoming Bonhams Entertainment…

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Rolls-Royce V8 Coffee Table

Rolls-Royce 6.75L V8 Coffee Table

Prior to the takeover by BMW in 1998 Rolls-Royce made use of the L Series V8, an engine that had been developed in the 1950s and still remains in use today – in modified form of course. This coffee table uses an L Series V8 as its base, before the table was built the engine…

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Jaguar E-Type Competition Coupé

Jaguar E-Type Car

The Jaguar E-Type was never really intended for racing, despite the fact that it shared many design queues with the D-Type – its elder sibling and a car renowned for its racing prowess. Jaguar did build 12 lightweight aluminium race cars with bespoke bodies and highly tuned engines, but racing technology had moved on significantly…

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The Birth Of Lotus To The Caterham Seven

Stirling Moss Trials

The Lotus Seven and its modern progeny, the Caterham Seven, are iconic motor cars on par with the Volkswagen Beetle, the Land Rover Defender, the Mini Cooper and the Ford Mustang. What most people don’t know is why the Lotus is called the Seven, and that there was a Lotus One, Two, Three, Four, Five…

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The 2,000,000th Land Rover

The 2,000,000th Land Rover 10

The story of Land Rover has been a remarkably long tale of success, during a time in which many lauded British automobile and motorcycle marques faltered, floundered and failed. The extraordinary abilities of the aluminium-bodied 4×4 have seen variants of the design conquer the most difficult terrain of each continent since the first one rolled…

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The Magic Midget: MG Racing History

The Magic Midget MG

The Magic Midget is an early film from British Leyland about the MG Midget, a car that helped put MG on the map in the formative years of motor racing. At just over 18 minutes in length the film manages to cover quite a lot of ground, and it includes a huge amount of in-period footage…

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Bluebird Wallpaper

Donald Campbell's Bluebird Hero

On the 17th of July 1964, Donald Campbell shattered the world land speed record with an average speed of 403.10 mph (648.73 kph) across the salt flats of Lake Eyre in South Australia. Lake Eyre is one of the few places in the world suitable for land speed record attempts, with its far more famous…

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1934 Invicta 4½-Litre S-Type

Invicta-Car-1

Invicta was a pre-WWII British automobile company that didn’t survive the turmoil of the mid-20th century, it was a keen competitor with companies like Bentley and Rolls-Royce – and the Invicta S-Type you see here was possibly their finest creation. The secret to the world-beating performance capabilities of Invicta’s 4½-Litre S-Type was the low-slung body….

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The New Triumph Thruxton R

Triumph Thruxton R

The Triumph Thruxton R is the top of the line model from the new generation of Bonneville-based motorcycles from the popular British marque. Only introduced in the last day or so, the new models have been hotly anticipated due to the fact that the outgoing Bonneville model-line had become one of the most popular platforms…

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