Ferrari 288 GTO

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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

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– 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

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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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Porsche 959

Porsche 959

The Porsche 959 is the car remembered for integrating the still relatively new world of technology into the automotive drivetrain – making it an elegant alternative to the Lamborghini Countach and Ferrari F40 which both relied on traditional thundering engines and hairy-chested drivers to set competitive lap times. Porsche began the development of the 959…

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Motorcycle Owner’s Manual

Motorcycle Owner's Manual

The Motorcycle Owner’s Manual is exactly the kind of book I like to buy when the mercury drops and regular riding becomes almost impossible, the winter is a perfect time to dust off a bottle of bourbon and settle into an old chair with a book that’ll one day save you from being stuck by…

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1963 Leica M3

Leica M3

The Leica M3 is considered by many to be the single greatest non-SLR camera ever made, and many more consider it the greatest camera of all time outright. Although I suspect that the Leica-love is sometimes a little more based in emotion than cold hard reality, I have to admit that the M3 is a…

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ICON BR Series Ford Bronco

ICON BR Series Ford Bronco

  The ICON BR Series is a modern take on the first generation Ford Bronco, a vehicle that holds a place near and dear to the hearts of many Americans – and many of us from slightly further afield. The deep sentimentality surrounding the vehicle has the potential to make life rather difficult for those…

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The ROK Manual Espresso Maker

ROK Espresso Maker

The ROK Manual Espresso Maker is, as the name implies, an espresso maker that requires no electricity or tomfoolery to operate – you just load your ground coffee, add hot water to the compression chamber and then apply liberal downward pressure the levers. It’s recommended that owners use a finely ground coffee when using the…

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Ducati Supermono

Ducati Supermono

The Ducati Supermono is one of the most successful dedicated racing motorcycles ever built by the Italian motorcycle marque, it was originally released in 1993 but to look back at its design from 2014 the bike still seems strangely modern, despite the fact that it’s now 21 years old. One of the reasons for this…

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Apollo 13 Owners’ Workshop Manual

Apollo 13 Owners Workshop Manual

The Apollo 13 Owners’ Workshop Manual is one of the most detailed and reader-friendly books about the Apollo 13 mission currently in print. It’s the work of David Baker – a veteran of the Apollo Space Program and a man who was actually in the room working with the other engineers on the consumables calculations…

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