Mini Cooper Cafe Racer

Mini Cooper Cafe Racer 11

The Mini was originally developed in the shadow of the 1956 Suez Crisis to meet demand for an economical car that could seat 5 and still have room for luggage. As the story goes, Leonard Lord (the head of BMC) utterly despised German bubble cars, and the fact that they were seeing a popularity surge…

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ODFU Throttles for Life Tee

ODFU Motorcycle T-Shirt Throttle

ODFU (which stands for One Down Five Up) is a British clothing brand by designer and shadetree motorcycle wrencher Kevin Wilson. Each design is produced in-house on 100% Fine Jersey cotton, and each design is limited to a set number of units – after which it will never be made again. The Throttles for Life…

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Bremont ALT1-C/PB

Bremont ALT1-C:PB

Bremont is a watchmaker based in Henley on Thames, England that was started in 2002 by brothers Nick and Giles English. They’ve quickly earned a place amongst the world’s pre-eminent watchmakers, and all the chronographs in their core range are COSC-certified. The Bremont ALT1-C/PB was launched this year – it’s powered by the Calibre 13…

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Documentary: The Real James Hunt

The Real James Hunt

The Real James Hunt is a documentary about the life of James Hunt, a racing driver and Formula One World Champion who today is remembered as one of the great characters from the golden era of grand prix racing. Oftentimes people focus on James’ iconic playboy lifestyle but behind all of that he was one…

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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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