Pur Sang Type 35

A Brief History of the Pur Sang Type 35 The Pur Sang Type 35 has the unique distinction of being the first replica car ever to appear on the pages of Silodrome. Although if the Pur Sang faithful ever hear you refer to the car as a replica, they’ll be out for your blood. Automotive historians…

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1936 Lincoln-Zephyr V12 “Twin-Grille”

A Brief History of the Lincoln-Zephyr V12 The Lincoln-Zephyr V12 made its first appearance in 1936, its impressive V12 engine was a stark contrast to its competitors – namely the LaSalle with its V8 and the Packard One-Twenty with its straight-8. The Lincoln Motor Company is a division of Ford, established to give Ford a presence…

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BioLite CampStove 2

The new BioLite CampStove 2 is the updated version of the now famous stove that can charge your cell phone and electronic devices, all while cooking your food and boiling your water. Compared to the original BioLite CampStove the updated version can produce 50% more power from the same fire, it also has an integrated…

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1965 McLaren M1B Group 7 Can-Am Racer

A Brief History of McLaren Can-Am Racing McLaren are famous for their long Formula 1 history and more recently for their road-going supercars like the P1, the 720S, and the 570S. Long before the road cars and slightly before their successes in Formula 1, McLaren were famous for their dominance of the Canadian-American Challenge Cup…

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Husky Restorations Yamaha HL500

A Short History of the Yamaha HL500 The Yamaha HL500 was an incredibly important motorcycle for the Japanese marque, made all the more remarkable by the fact that it wasn’t actually built or designed by Yamaha. The HL500 started as an an idea in the mind of Swedish motocross legends Torsten Hallman and Sten Lundin in…

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Revival of the Machine BMW R100RS

The Revival of the Machine BMW R100RS is a collaborative motorcycle project between Spanish magazine Revival of the Machine and iconic Spanish custom motorcycle garage XTR Pepo. A Short History of the BMW R100RS The BMW R100RS was a transformative motorcycle for BMW, it was one of the first bikes designed to wear a fairing from…

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Heimplanet Nias 6-Person Tent

The Heimplanet Nias is a 4 to 6 person tent that weighs in at just 6.8 kilograms (14.9 lbs) thanks to its inflatable geodesic design (that means it needs no tent poles) and it’s highly resistant to wind due to its flexibility. Each of Heimplanet’s tents uses a variation on the same basic geodesic design, or…

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1937 Zündapp K800

A Short History of the Zündapp K800 Decades before the Honda Goldwing appeared on the scene there was already a horizontally-opposed 4-cylinder engine installed in a motorcycle, by a German marque called Zündapp. Zündapp had started out as a machine tool and armaments manufacturer in 1917, after the war in 1921 the company diversified into motorcycles –…

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Rolex Daytona

The Rolex Daytona was first introduced in 1963 as a chronograph for racing drivers and their crew. The rotating bezel is engraved with a tachymetric scale allowing the wearer to average speeds of up to 400 miles (or kilometres) per hour. Rolex have released 3 major iterations of the Daytona, the first from 1963 till…

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