Tucker 48

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The Tucker 48 is a car that’ll forever live as an American legend, the extraordinary panache and guts shown by Preston Tucker in the post-war period is astonishing and the fact that he succeeded against the entrenched power of the Big 3 is reminiscent of the modern story of Elon Musk and Tesla. 50 Tucker…

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1963 Lola Mk6 GT

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The Lola Mk6 GT is a car that may look vaguely familiar – it was the result of a collaboration between Ford and Lola, and it would eventually become the basis of the iconic and hugely successful Ford GT40. Similar to the GT40, the Lola Mk6 GT had a mid-mounted Ford V8, a space-frame chassis,…

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Retro Silkscreen Racing Posters

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Silkscreening is an art-form that’s being rapidly rediscovered by a new generation of artists who find the process of digitally printing out their work to be a little too impersonal. Silkscreening was first invented in China during the Song Dynasty over a thousand years ago, it was then adapted and evolved throughout other Asian countries…

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Chopper Reaper Tee by ODFU

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ODFU is an acronym for One Down Five Up, it’s also a British clothing brand run by designer and aspiring grease monkey Kevin Wilson. We’ve featured his work here before and it’s always been very popular, his designs are unique and they tend to appeal to those who have a penchant for cafe racers, flat…

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Soviet Rocket Engine by Alexei M. Isayev

V-750VN type surface-to-air missile second stage engine designed by Alexei M Isayev

Aleksei Mikhailovich Isaev was an icon within the Russian half of the Space Race, he was the man responsible for designing the first non-modular liquid-fuelled rocket engine, between 1957 and 1967 his engines powered the rockets carrying the first manmade satellites, the first man in space and the first unmanned probes to the Moon and…

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Duesenberg Model A Speedster

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The Duesenberg Model A was the first motor car produced by Fred and August Duesenberg under the company that bore their surname, although both men were blisteringly clever self-taught engineers they were appalling businessmen and company administrators, as a result of this they both ended up working as the engineers/designers of their company after it…

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Triumph Scrambler by Auto Fabrica

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Every now and then when I’m emailing backwards and forwards with a custom bike builder they send me a description of their bike so expansive and detailed that I feel it’d be almost sacrilegious for me to condense it down into our usual format. As it happens, this Triumph Scrambler by Auto Fabrica has just such…

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AXE 2 Kevlar Shirt by Crave

AXE Kevlar Shirt by Crave

Kevlar-lined motorcycle jackets are commonplace nowadays, I have 3 and you probably do too. The ability of Kevlar to withstand almost supernatural levels of violence is remarkable and as a result it’s now being used in everything from skiing gear to bullet proof vests. One area we haven’t really seen it used is in lighter…

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