Jenvey DCOE Heritage Throttle Bodies

When Jenvey announced the new DCOE Heritage Throttle Body they were overwhelmed with interest from classic car owners from all four corners of the globe. Designed to look similar to the iconic Weber DCOE sidedraft carburettor, the Jenvey unit will look completely at home bolted to the side of any vintage or classic car engine….

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Documentary: The History of Austin Healey

This documentary about the history of Austin Healey is a fascinating look back at one of Britain’s great sports car makers – Donald Healey. Men like Donald were responsible for some of the most memorable cars of the 20th century, despite their restricted budgets and limited parts availability. The work Healey did with English and American…

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Bremont MBII

The Bremont MBII and its forebear the MBI were designed at the request of Martin-Baker – a British aviation company that supplies 70% of the world’s fighter aircraft ejection seats. The new watch needed to be able to withstand the same testing program as the ejector seats before being approved for use – a process…

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Lister Costin Chevrolet Streamliner

The Lister Costin Chevrolet represented a new direction for the small British car maker, its slippery body was designed by aerodynamicist Frank Costin, a former engineer at the de Havilland Aircraft Company. Costin was one of the leading minds at adapting aircraft aerodynamics to racing cars, and in 1954 he was contracted by his brother Mike…

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Colorado Norton Works 1975 Commando

The Beginning of the Commando In 1967 the British Norton-Villiers company revealed the Norton Commando to the world, it wasn’t the most modern bike even by late-60s standards but it did have an iconic engine, race-bred suspension, and a frame developed by a former Rolls-Royce engineer. Between the years of 1968 and 1972, the Norton…

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Paintball Gun Equipped Daimler Ferret

Taking an original 1958 Daimler Ferret Scout Car and fitting it with a paintball gun is the kind of thing many of us like would do, given the appropriate financial resources and free time. Fortunately, an eccentric Brit found the time and money, and this is the result. History of the Daimler Ferret Scout Car The Daimler Ferret…

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Aero Leather Northeaster Jacket

The Northeaster Jacket is made by Aero Leather, a Scottish company renowned for their classically-styled gear that’s been worn in countless Hollywood films over the years. Each jacket is made by one highly skilled leatherworker from start to finish. There’s no production line and no machinery other than traditional sewing machines. Aero Leather designed the…

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Belstaff Classic Tourist Trophy Jacket

The Belstaff Classic Tourist Trophy Jacket is a timeless British design that’s been updated for the 21st century, with new CE EN 1621-12:2012 armour in the shoulders and elbows, and a pocket for an optional back protector. Each jacket is made from hard-wearing bovine waxed leather with 1.0mm to 1.1mm thickness, there’s a breathable cotton…

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1935 Aston Martin Ulster Le Mans Works Racer

The Ulster is remembered as an early highlight in the racing history of Aston Martin, the model was an indirect result of a bankruptcy in 1926 that saw the marque close its doors before it was saved by Bill Renwick, Augustus (Bert) Bertelli, and a team of investors. Aston Martin had originally been founded in 1913…

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1964 Austin-Healey 3000 Works Rally Car

In 1964 the Austin-Healey factory in Abingdon built just three works rally cars, they typically built a few each year and the cars would compete in many of the world’s biggest racing and rally events – often punching well above their weight. The standard Austin-Healey 3000 is powered by a 2912cc inline-6 with overhead valves,…

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The Development of the Jaguar V12 Engine

The story of the first Jaguar V12 is an interesting one, the project initially started in 1954 with a view to using the powerplant in a Le Mans endurance racer, but it was mothballed before being restarted in the mid-60s by a team headed by Walter Hassan. In this film, Walter Hassan and Harry Mundy…

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