Norton Manx Model 30

Norton Manx

The Norton Manx Model 30 is a motorcycle that lives on half a century after its production ceased thanks to its legendary status as an Isle of Man TT machine that had few, if any, rivals in its day. Norton built the Manx between 1946 and 1962, although the examples from the beginning and end…

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Norton Classic Wankel Rotary

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The Norton Classic is an exceedingly rare motorcycle, just 100 were made in 1987 and today it’s considered one of the most collectible of the post-WWII models from the storied British marque. A twin-rotor Wankel engine was developed for use in the Norton Classic by David Garside who worked at BSA’s Umberslade Hall research facility….

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Land Rover Series III

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The Series III Land Rover was the last to wear the “Series” designation, and many view it as the last of the original Land Rovers. Ever since the first Series I had rolled off the production line in 1948, Land Rover had been constantly updating the design to improve its capability off road, and its…

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1970 Egli-Vincent

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The Egli-Vincent has become a brand unto itself, it was all started by Fritz Egli in Switzerland in the 1960s – he was a motorcycle racer with a Vincent who he felt could handle better given the 10+ years of engineering development that had taken place since his bike was originally built. Fritz stripped the…

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H.M.S. Cardiff Bell

Ship's Bell

A ship’s bell is a central focal point on board, it’s typically used to sound out the time but they’re also used in heavy fog, emergencies and to sound out “eight bells” when a funeral is being held on board for a sailor. The H.M.S. Cardiff bell was fitted to the ship when it was…

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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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