1932 Lincoln Model KB Boattail Speedster

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The Lincoln Model KB Boattail Speedster was never a production model for the Ford-owned luxury marque, in fact the Speedster wasn’t made in a Lincoln factory, and it wasn’t made in the 1930s. It came about after a friendly conversation between friends Greg Bilpuch and David Holls, the latter being the famous retired Vice President…

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Bandit9 EVE MKII

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Bandit9 is a custom motorcycle garage run by Daryl Villanueva out of Saigon, it started life in Beijing a few years ago and quickly earned a reputation for world class design with a retrofuturistic feel. When Daryl originally released the limited edition EVE motorcycle it caused a sensation within the custom motorcycle community. Whilst most custom…

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Camp Cards by Dan & Dave

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This pack of Camp Cards by Dan & Dave was illustrated by 1924us, in collaboration with the adventure brand Bradley Mountain. Each pack is printed by the US Playing Card Co. and each set comes in a box printed inside and out featuring a match-strike slip on the side to light your campfire. They’re limited…

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1935 Auburn Eight Supercharged Speedster

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The Auburn Eight Supercharged Speedster was the American car built to take the fight to the likes of Bugatti and Bentley across the Atlantic. Arguments have raged for almost a century now about which marques in the 1920s and ’30s were producing the most beautiful automobiles – and the name Auburn is always a strong contender,…

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Three Wise Monkeys Radiator Mascot

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In the 1920s and 30s it was common for people to personalise their cars with custom radiator caps – the radiators were commonly exposed out on the front of the car and so the mascot would be out in front for all to see, not unlike the nautical figureheads used on sailing ships. This three wise monkeys…

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1930s-Era Dashboard Instruments

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This matching pair of 1930s-era dashboard instruments were mounted to the dash of a long forgotten race car, as a way of tracking temperature and altitude – both measurements that would potentially require modifications to fuelling and spark timing. Engine tweaks like this were mostly manual at the time of course, and some of the…

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Coventry Rotary Tricycle – Circa 1879

Coventry Rotary Tricycle

The early days of pedal-powered cycle (or velocipede) were a time of significant experimentation, the earliest examples had pedals that were connected directly to the front axle, and it wasn’t until the mid-1800s that a chain was added with sprockets to improve gearing. This Coventry Rotary Tricycle was one of the designs that didn’t catch…

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Vanguard Moto Guzzi V8

Vanguard Moto Guzzi V8

The original Moto Guzzi V8, otherwise known as “the Otto”, was developed in the mid-1950s by Dr Giulio Cesare Carcano for the Moto Guzzi Grand Prix racing team. As the name implies, it was powered by a staggeringly advanced V8 engine with a capacity of just 500cc. This engine had twin cams, an individual carburettor…

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The Helmet Art Of Hello Cousteau

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This collection of helmet art is the work of Nuno Henriques and his boutique brand Hello Cousteau. Nuno is an accomplished interior designer and avid motorcyclist who discovered that he couldn’t find a helmet design that he really liked – everything was either way too modern and garish, or too retro. Nuno began applying his own…

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Super Veloce V10 Espresso Maker

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Super Veloce is a company dedicated to espresso makers that appeal to people who are obsessive about engineering, coffee, and engines. Each espresso machine is made from anticorodal (6082 & 6061/T6) alloy and stainless steel (316 Ti & 304), which is anodised for corrosion resistance. The base is high pressure thermoset carbon fibre (2×2 twill)…

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Lotus C-01 Motorcycle

Lotus C-01 Motorcycle

The Lotus C-01 was designed by Daniel Simon – the guy who designed the Tron Lightcycles in the recent reboot, the Bubbleship from the movie Oblivion, and he collaborated with Ridley Scott on early vehicle concepts for Prometheus. Before his time working on conceptual future vehicles he worked at Volkswagen as a senior designer –…

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Shelby Series 1 Roadster

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The Shelby Series 1 Roadster is the only car ever designed by Carroll Shelby from a blank sheet of paper. And for that reason it’s an exceedingly important automobile, even though just 249 were built before the factory ceased production. Carroll developed the Series 1 as a modern version of the original Shelby Cobra, although…

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