The Amazing Brennan Helicopter


The Brennan Helicopter was the brainchild of British inventor Louis Philip Brennan, a man who had been fascinated with the concept of the helicopter and had been developing his own designs since 1884. Perhaps his greatest innovation was the development of a flight-capable rotating wing aircraft that used twin propellers attached to the helicopter blades…

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The Sound Barrier – Documentary

The Sound Barrier - Documentary

The Sound Barrier is an interesting look back at the time before supersonic flight was achieved, or even really understood. Years before Chuck Yeager became the first man to achieve controlled faster than sound flight, pilots during World War II who approached the barrier would lose control as airflow over the wing became unpredictable. The…

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Ducati Leggero


The Ducati Leggero series of custom performance motorcycles by iconic builder Walt Siegl are a function-first example of what can be done with a Ducati 900SS – if you happen to have one lying around. Walt is a man who needs no introduction, he’s an engineer who designs his own lightweight trellis frames and hand-forms…

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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


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!


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

Concorde 1

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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