Velocette KSS MkII Project Motorcycle

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A Very Short History of Velocette Velocette was a British motorcycle manufacturer founded by the German-born Johannes Gütgemann, who would change his name to John Taylor when he moved to England as a 19 year old, before finally settling on an anglicised version of his birth name – John Goodman. Initially Goodman founded a company…

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Aston Martin DB6 MKII Vantage

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The Aston Martin DB6 was produced in higher numbers than its forebear the DB5, and it would be the last in the original series of DB cars until the arrival of the DB7 in 1994. The DB6 was by far the most refined of the early DB models, offering more interior space and adequate headroom…

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Ex-Michael Schumacher 1991 Benetton F1 Car

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Michael Schumacher is a man who needs no introduction, even people who’ve never seen a Formula 1 race in their lives have heard of him, and know of his remarkable feats driving some of the fastest race cars ever developed. Over the course of his career Schumacher won 7 Formula 1 World Championships, with 68…

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Documentary: Land Rover – A 50 Year Adventure

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A 50 Year Adventure is a documentary about one of the world’s most famous, and most successful 4×4 manufacturers – Land Rover. The film shows the story of the development of the first Land Rover in the years shortly after WWII, it offers a detailed glimpse into its origins including some fascinating early footage. The toughness and…

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VELDT Full Face Carbon Helmet

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VELDT is a helmet company based in one of the motorcycling world’s most hallowed places – the Isle of Man. The helmets are made from carbon fibre sourced from Japan, and each helmet is baked in an autoclave for 6 hours to harden the shell. The current collection of VELDT helmets is built to both…

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Matchless Model X

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The Matchless Model X was released in 1929 and sold until the Second World War got underway in 1939, with the final examples being built in 1940. It was characterised by its 990cc V-twin, a hefty side-valve engine perfectly suited to sidecar hauling. Riders without sidecars attached enjoyed an exceptionally fast motorcycle for the age,…

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The Malle Expedition Roll

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The Malle Expedition Roll is a waterproof sleeping roll with an oiled canvas underside, and a topside of post-box red soft organic cotton twill. Each one is handmade by the team at Malle London – a boutique company that has a strong focus on motorcycles, bags, accessories, and gear. The Expedition Roll has been designed…

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The Official Triumph TR6 Buying Guide

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Introduction James May describes the Triumph TR6 as “The blokiest bloke’s car ever built”. Translated into non-British English that means it’s a car that appeals to the sort of men (and women for that matter) who like to roll up their sleeves, open up their toolbox, and work on their own engines. Preferably with a…

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Caterham Seven 360

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The Origins of the Seven The Caterham Seven is the official continuation of the iconic Lotus Seven, designed by Colin Chapman and built by Lotus from 1957 till 1974. On learning that Lotus intended to discontinue the Seven, their Surry-based distributor Caterham contacted Chapman and worked out a deal to buy all the tooling for…

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AJS 7R – The Boy Racer

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The AJS 7R was introduced in 1948, and was almost immediately nicknamed the “Boy Racer”. It would go on to be become one of the most successful over-the-counter racing motorcycles for sale in England at the time, and even today almost 70 years later the AJS 7R is a dominant force in the world of vintage…

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