Husqvarna 400 Cross

Husqvarna 400 Cross Front

The Husqvarna 400 Cross is a motorcycle made famous by both its endeavours in off-road racing throughout the late ’60s and ’70s as well as its headline appearance in the now legendary 1971 film On Any Sunday – starring Steve McQueen and Malcolm Smith riding Husqvarnas across a range of Californian terrains. The 400 Cross…

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Ariel Square Four Wallpaper

Ariel Square Four

The Ariel Square Four was a sensation when it was released at the Olympia Motorcycle Show in 1930, the concept of putting four cylinders in a square and then counter-rotating the two crankshafts was a eureka moment and it allowed the engine to be exceptionally well-balanced with none of the gyroscopic forces encountered with a…

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Lancia D50 Cutaway Wallpaper

Lancia D50

The Lancia D50 was a revolutionary Formula 1 car first introduced in 1954, it was a design far ahead of its time and when it was running on form, it was almost unbeatable. It was designed by Vittorio Jano for Lancia in 1954 and it incorporated a series of unusual and highly effective features –…

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Avro Lancaster Cutaway Wallpaper

Avro Lancaster Cutaway

The Avro Lancaster is a heavy bomber developed by the British during the Second World War and built in very large numbers – 7,377 had taken to the skies by the time the Avro Lincoln replaced it. The overwhelming majority of Lancasters were powered by four Rolls-Royce Merlin engines – arguably one of the best aero-engines…

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Top 14 Motorcycles of 2014

Top 14 Motorcycles of 2014

Each year we put together a list of the most popular motorcycles to appear on Silodrome, we use raw traffic data to compile this list – so each person who clicked through to read more about a motorcycle was essentially casting a vote. It’s always interesting to see what becomes popular on the site, it’s…

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Ford Mustang Boss 302 Trans Am


The 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302 Trans Ams built by Bud Moore occupy a special place in the hearts of the Mustang-faithful – it was to be the year that the Boss 302s would win the SCCA Trans-Am championship, finally beating out the the Camaros, Barracudas, Firebirds, and Javelins. Much of the success enjoyed by…

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Norton Challenge P86

Norton Challenge P86 3

The Norton Challenge P86 was the superbike that could’ve, would’ve and should’ve saved the British motorcycle industry from the Japanese invasion that took place on two-wheels throughout the 1970s. The owners of Norton had thrown everything they had into a last ditch effort to win races and win back their company from the creditors, and…

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Ferrari 288 GTO


The Ferrari 288 GTO (or more correctly the Ferrari GTO) was the first prancing horse to wear the legendary “GTO” badge since its predecessor the Ferrari 250 GTO – considered by many to be the most beautiful Italian sports car of all time. At release the 288 GTO was the fastest production car in the…

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The Bienville Legacy


– This article is a conversational interview of motorcycle and car designer JT Nesbitt by Jason Cormier – “So tell me what you think, man.” JT is wearing a shit-eating grin and holding a tallboy of Coors. He’s beaming because today is the first time his incredible creation has been rolled out of his New…

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Turbo: Made To Measure

Beatrice Haas Lola Formula 1 Car

Turbo: Made To Measure is a film covering the development of the turbocharged Ford TEC V6 engine that was used in the mid-80s Haas Lola Formula 1 car. It’s an interesting look into the development of the engine that starts with the catastrophic failure of the originally intended 4-cylinder turbo and subsequent post-mortem. It’s hard…

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