Land Rover Series 3

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It’s said that almost three quarters of all the Land Rovers ever built are still operational, and anyone who’s ever spent time with one will know why – they’re essentially four-wheel drive Meccano sets, and their aluminium bodies don’t rust. Although to be fair, the same can’t be said for their bulkheads or chassis. The Series…

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No Ordinary Passenger

No Ordinary Passenger

No Ordinary Passenger is a short film directed by Cabel Hopkins that takes a look into the life and times of iconic sidecar racer Stan Dibben. In 1953 Dibben made up half of the two man team that won the World Sidecar Championship, a feat that he remembers in detail during the film. It won the Best Short Documentary…

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1965 Jaguar E-Type Roadster

Jaguar E-Type Roadster

The Jaguar E-Type was released in 1961 to unanimous praise from both the motoring media and the general public. At the time most sports cars have live rear axles, body-on-frame construction, drum brakes, and 0-60 mph times that could be bested by an appropriately motivated horse. The E-Type, or XK-E as it was known in the…

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Donald Campbell’s Bluebird Helmet

Donald Campbell's Bluebird Helmet

Over the course of his too-short life, Donald Campbell broke 8 world speed records on both land and water in the 1950s and 1960s – including the historic feat of setting both land and water speed records in the same year (1964). This helmet was used by Campbell in 1963 and 1964 whilst he was…

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Documentary: The Banger Boys

The Banger Boys Film

The Banger Boys is a 1976 documentary by New Decade Films, it covers the life and times of a group of “banger boys” – men who find still functional cars in junkyards and take them out for one last hurrah on one of Britain’s many dirt tracks. Banger racing is still a hugely popular sport…

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Graham Hill’s Griffin Clubman Helmet

Graham Hill's Griffin Clubman Helmet

Graham Hill is remembered as one of the most talented Formula One drivers of the 1960s and ’70s, he’s still the only driver to win the elusive Triple Crown of Motorsport – the Monaco Formula One Grand Prix, Le Mans and the Indy 500. This helmet was used by Hill in the 1974 season, just…

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Range Rover Classic Two-Door

Range Rover Classic

In 1970 the Rover Company rolled out a new two-door 4×4 called the Range Rover. It’s not known if they had any inkling how important this new model would be, or if they had any realistic idea just how popular a road-friendly luxury 4×4 would be both in Britain and around the world. It’s possible…

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Bell Bullitt Carbon Ace Cafe Black Jack Helmet

Bell Bullitt Carbon Ace Cafe Black Jack Helmets

The new-for-2016 Bell Bullitt Carbon Ace Cafe Black Jack Helmet is a collaborative effort between the iconic London cafe – after which the term “cafe racer” was likely coined, and Bell Helmets. It features a monochromatic Union Jack emblazoned over a low-profile carbon composite shell with a tinted visor. Internally the helmet has a multi-density…

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AC Aceca-Bristol Coupe

AC Aceca-Bristol

The AC Aceca-Bristol was built from 1956 as a more powerful variant of the AC Aceca, the addition of the Bristol suffix denoted the fitment of the 2 litre inline-6 engine from Bristol Cars – the eccentric English automobile manufacturer with close ties to BMW. Whereas the in-house developed AC engine produced 90 hp from its…

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Aston Martin Virage Cutaway

Aston Martin V8 Virage Cutaway

In 1988 at the Birmingham Motor Show Aston Martin introduced their new sports coupe – the Virage. At its heart was a 32-valve 5.3 litre V8 with Callaway-designed heads and Weber-Marelli fuel injection, it was capable of 330 hp and 364 lb ft of torque – putting it very close to supercar performance territory at the…

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