Nigel Mansell’s Steering Wheel

Nigel Mansell steering wheel

This is Nigel Mansell’s Momo steering wheel from the 1982 Brazilian Grand Prix, it was originally fitted to his John Player Special Lotus 91, it’s the wheel he used to steer himself to the 3rd place step on the podium and it’s now been mounted on a stack of gearbox cogs. The JPS Lotus heritage…

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1958 AC Ace Roadster

AC Ace Roadster

Those unfamiliar with AC Cars might look at the AC Ace and immediately see a strong resemblance to both the Ferrari Barchetta and the AC Cobra. The truth is that the AC Ace is widely believed to have been inspired by the design of the Ferrari, whilst also being the original platform of the AC…

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Speed Dreams – The Fastest Place on Earth

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Speed Dreams – The Fastest Place on Earth is a wonderful BBC documentary about a few small teams of British Bonneville enthusiasts who spend years in their shed working on a motorcycle, before shipping it to Utah and unleashing it on the salt in the hopes of taking home a world record. It’s a humbling…

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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

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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

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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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