Motorized V-Twin Roller Skates

motorized roller skates

We received these remarkable images last week along with the below article, it originally appeared in the General Automobile-Newspaper on the 25th of February 1912. I’d never seen a V-twin roller skate before and I’m willing to bet that many of you haven’t either, these are from the very earliest days of the automobile and…

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1927 Ace 1229cc Four

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The Ace Motor Corporation was an American motorcycle manufacturer that had a short life, but a profound impact on engine design – especially for the Indian Motorcycle Manufacturing Company who acquired Ace in 1927. Ace was started by William G. Henderson in 1919, he’d sold his first motorcycle company (Henderson) to Excelsior in 1917, and…

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Two-Wheel Drive KTM 950 by REV’IT!

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REV’IT! is a European motorcycle gear manufacturer that was founded in 1995, they produce everything from MotoGP level equipment on down to the stuff that people like you and I wear, and every now and then they commission themselves a motorcycle. Their most recent custom build was developed by Gregor Halenda, Chris Cosentino and Scott…

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Rolls-Royce Merlin Owner’s Workshop Manual

Rolls-Royce Merlin Owner's Workshop Manual

The Rolls-Royce Merlin Owner’s Workshop Manual is a detailed look into the development, engineering and evolution of the legendary aero-engine that powered the both the British Spitfire and American P-51 Mustang. Rolls-Royce built over 150,000 Merlins by the time production stopped and a significant number of them still exist in museums and private collections around…

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Scott Sprint Special

Scott Vintage Motorcycle

The Scott Motorcycle Company is deservedly famous in vintage motorcycle circles, designs from the company were ahead of their time by quite some margin and their unique appearance never fails to garner significant interest. The company was started by Alfred Scott in 1908 to build motorcycles according to his own personal vision, the very concept…

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Stirling Engine Kit

Stirling Engine

The Stirling engine was originally invented by Scottish minster Robert Stirling in 1816, his invention rivalled the steam engine for a time and today it’s rapidly finding favour with modern inventors looking for ways of mechanising heat to create zero or low emissions engines. The working principle of the Stirling engine is simple but highly…

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The Concorde Story

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The Concorde Story is a vintage documentary about the development of the world’s first supersonic airliner, it was filmed during the early, heady days of the now retired aircraft and it provides a fascinating look into how the Concorde came to be – starting with early designs from WWII. With a running time of just…

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Tron Light Cycle

Tron Lightcycle

When it comes to motorcycles on the silver screen, there are very few bikes more famous than the Tron Light Cycle. It first made its appearance in the original 1982 film, and was then reprised for the 2010 sequel – lodging it firmly in the minds of a new generation of fans. In 2011, a…

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Frogman’s Rocket 3

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Frogman’s Rocket 3 is the latest creation from the workshop of prolific American custom builder Randy Grubb – a man whose work is characterised by its sweeping aluminium curves and healthy disregard for normality. The unusual name of this creation is a reference to its owner, Tim “The Frogman” Cotterill – an artist famous for…

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The Unfair Advantage

The Unfair Advantage Book

The Unfair Advantage is a book steeped in motor racing legend, it was first published in 1975 to critical acclaim but a few years later it was out of print and largely unavailable unless you could track down a secondhand copy. In 2000 a second print run of the book was approved and it suddenly…

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