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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Autodromo Stradale Automatic

Autodromo Stradale Automatic

The Autodromo Stradale Automatic is one of the original signature timepieces from Autodromo – and it’s one of the designs that launched them into the zeitgeist of horological enthusiasts worldwide. The styling of the Stradale is influenced by the dashboard instruments of ’60s era berlinettas, and the strap is modelled after the interior of Italian…

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1935 Avions Voisin C28 Aérosport

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Gabriel Voisin was undoubtably one of the most daring automobile designers the world has ever seen. There can be little question that he stands tall amongst his contemporaries of the twenties and thirties. Gabriel and his brother Charles most likely learned their creative “go getter” attitude to life under the tutelage of their maternal grandfather…

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Boeing 314 Clipper Desktop Wallpapers

Boeing 314 Clipper

The Boeing 314 Clipper was developed as a long-range flying boat capable of crossing the Atlantic or Pacific Ocean with a capacity of 77 daytime passengers and 36 nighttime passengers, with the seats being convertible into bunk beds. The first flight of the prototype 314 Clipper took place on the 7th of June 1938, piloted…

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Cezeta 506 Electric Scooter

Cezeta 506 Electric Scooter

The Cezeta 506 is an all-new electric scooter built using the timeless, and much loved, steel monocoque body from the 501 and 502 variants that were built in the ’50s and ’60s. The Cezeta scooter was one of the most famous exports from Czechoslovakia during its production run, the iconic styling set it well apart…

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Plane Weekend Bag

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Plane is a new company based in Great Britain that builds tough, high-end bags from repurposed aircraft seat materials. These aeronautical textiles have been developed to be exceedingly hard-wearing, flame proof, stain proof, and lightweight – making them ideal for use in travel bags. The Weekend Bag comes in two styles, one is plain blue…

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Continental MkII

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The Continental MkII was released in 1955 as the pinnacle of the Ford model family and a return to the heady pre-WWII days of glamorous American luxury car making. Although the cars used Lincoln drivetrains and were sold through Lincoln dealerships, they weren’t named Lincolns. They were build under the Continental name as a reference…

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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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