Aluminium Spitfire

This aluminium Spitfire model measures in at 60.5cm long x 75.5cm wide x 17cm high, and it’s been designed to either sit on its own retractable landing gear, or be mounted on a metal plinth (supplied). The model has a fully detailed cockpit with a sliding canopy, intricately detailed rivet stamps across the wings and fuselage,…

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Land Rover HUE 166 Cuff Links

HUE 166 was the license plate number of the world’s oldest Land Rover – the first one that was made and the ancestor of all the modern examples you see on the road everyday. It’s become affectionally known as “Huey” by the Land Rover faithful, and it’s even made an appearance in the trim of…

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The Triumph Street Scrambler

The new Triumph Street Scrambler is a motorcycle that many have been waiting for with fingers crossed. After releasing the first of the modern scramblers in 2006, and kickstarting the genre for a new generation, the model was conspicuously absent from the range of new Triumphs released a few months ago. Since 2006 we’ve seen…

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Land Rover Defender 90 Heritage

The Land Rover Defender 90 Heritage was a special edition series based on the iconic 4×4 platform that started in 1998. Land Rover occasionally created special Defenders to mark special occasions or as a hat tip to their history, and the Heritage edition was bookended by the Defender 50th, and the Tomb Raider Defender of…

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Lola F1R – Road-Legal Formula 1 Car

The Lola F1R is the result of a bet between Lola engineers about whether it was possible to build something close to a Formula 1 car, that would be UK road registrable. The UK has notoriously finicky road restrictions, despite (or perhaps because of) the fact that southern England has more motorsport engineering companies than…

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Documentary: This Is Nigel Mansell

This Is Nigel Mansell is a 40 minute documentary covering the Formula One World Champion’s foray into the American CART series in 1993. It was almost unheard of for a reigning F1 champ to move to another series so Mansell’s shift caused a media firestorm, and the fact that he took victory in his maiden…

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2017 Jaguar XKSS

In early 2016, Jaguar announced that they would be restarting the production of the XKSS to complete the 9 cars that were destroyed in a mysterious factory fire in 1957. Jaguar had originally set aside 25 D-Type racing chassis to be made road-legal and sold to American enthusiasts like Steve McQueen. The British marque had ceased…

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Documentary: One Leap Ahead

One Leap Ahead is a documentary about Jaguar filmed in 1961 – a year that was significant, as it’s when the production of the E-Type began (known as the XKE in some markets). The film starts out with some wonderful footage of a pristine Mark II – nicknamed the “Gentleman’s Express” and popular with bank robbers…

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1973 Triumph X-75 Hurricane

Historically speaking, the Triumph X-75 Hurricane is a genuinely significant motorcycle. Just 1,200 or so were built before production ended in 1973 due to new noise restrictions in the USA, but the styling of the new Triumph created a wave of interest across the United States, some even crediting it with being the bike that…

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Short Film: ‘Morgan & I’ – Mr P. Gutteridge

Morgan & I is a short film about Pete Gutteridge, a Morgan owner since 1952 – when he bought a shed full of parts that had once been an original Morgan 3-Wheeler. As an engineer Pete managed to get it all back together and running – he then used it frequently, and remarkably he still…

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Guy Martin: Worms to Catch

Worms to Catch is the latest book by Guy Martin – a man who has become Britain’s favourite motorcycle racer and all-round daredevil. In 2015 Guy Martin crashed whilst leading the Ulster Grand Prix superbike race – He needed surgery to bolt his broken spine and hand back together, and he decided to take a break…

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Things That Can Kill You – Death Spray Custom

Things That Can Kill You is a short film about British artist Death Spray Custom, if you’ve spent any time around custom motorcycles, cars, and gear over the past 10 years you’ll have seen the work of DSC – although you may not have known it at the time. At just 3:25 long, this short…

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