Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing

When the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing was released in 1954, it was the fastest production car money could buy. The name was derived from the engine capacity of 3 litres (2996cc) and the German words Sport Leicht (Sport Light) – as a reference to its spaceframe chassis, and the aluminium doors, hood, and trunk. An…

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Micro Wind Turbine

Generating power whilst camping is becoming increasingly important, many people use battery powered devices while out on the trail, including digital cameras, GPS units, radios, and phones. We’ve seen personal generators that use the heat from a fire, or solar cells, and even hand-cranked emergency radios, but until recently we hadn’t seen much in the…

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The Tempel Workbench

The Tempel Workbench is a bespoke unit created in the style of artisan workbenches from the 19th century and early 20th century. Each one is made by hand by Love Hultén in his one-man studio in Gothenburg, Sweden. Inside the Tempel Workbench is a high-end liquid cooled computer, with a 24-inch monitor that can be…

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1953 Fiat 8V Ghia Supersonic

The Fiat 8V (know as the Otto Vu in its homeland) was an advanced design when it was first unveiled at the 1952 Geneva Motor Show. The Fiat 8V looked nothing like the Supersonic pictured above and below, which has a body coachbuilt by Ghia, but both cars share the same chassis and drivetrain. Fiat…

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1956 Inter 175A Berline Microcar

Often referred to simply as the Inter Autoscooter, the Inter 175A Berline is a microcar in the spirit of other pint-sized cars like the Messerschmidt KR-175. Small, economical vehicles were popular in post-WWII Europe due to their low cost to buy and run, and the fact they fit down the narrow streets and laneways typical…

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The Wythe Motorcycle Jacket

The new Wythe Motorcycle Jacket is the result of a collaboration between Jane Motorcycles and Cardinal Motors – two iconic New York motorcycle garages with global reputations. Each Wythe is made from a combination of soft Italian calf skin on the torso, American horsehide on the shoulders and elbows, and lambskin on the collars and…

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Original Porsche 901 Cabriolet Prototype

Officially, the Porsche 911 cabriolet (convertible) didn’t hit showroom floors until 1982. There were a few reasons for this, including German fears that Ralph Nader was going achieve a blanket ban on new convertible sales in the USA in the on safety concerns. Porsche engineers instead turned their attention to developing a Targa – a…

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Confederate Wraith B210

Less than 100 examples of the Confederate Wraith B210 were built during its limited production run, and it was the first motorcycle to roll out of the company’s new premises in Birmingham, Alabama after their original location was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Confederate Motorcycles was founded in 1991 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana by…

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1930’s Continental Radial Engine Coffee Table

This maybe the first and only time that many of us will ever get genuinely excited about a coffee table. Largely because it’s a 465 pound 1930s-era Continental R-670 radial engine with a glass top fitted (so it counts as furniture). The Continental R-670 is an 11 litre air-cooled radial engine capable of up to…

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Eagle Spyder GT

Eagle was founded in England in 1984 with a sole focus on the Jaguar E-Type – both classic restorations and preparing cars for competition. In 1989, company founder Henry Pearman and co-driver Gordon Cruickshank took part in the Pirelli Classic Marathon, taking on Pirelli’s “Famous Five” of Stirling Moss, Paddy Hopkirk, Timo Makinen, Roger Clark…

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Black Pelican Boomcase

The Black Pelican Boomcase has been designed to be one of the most durable portable speaker systems in the world. Once it’s latched closed it’s completely waterproof, and when open the speakers all have steel protective grills for added safety. Boomcase offer the Pelican in black, olive green, high-visibilty yellow, high-visibilty orange, and light grey. Each…

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