1972 Nissan Skyline H/T 2000GT-R

Vintage Nissan Skyline

The Nissan Skyline is a motor car that owes much of its popularity in western culture to video games like Gran Turismo – at the time the Skyline had never been officially imported into the USA but it enjoyed a huge underground following with many (who could afford it) importing their own from Japan. The…

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Sopwith Camel

Sopwith Camel

The Sopwith Camel is a remarkably important aircraft, it was first flown in 1917 when the pace of advancement in aircraft design was moving at breakneck speed and for time the Camel was the best fighter in the sky. Its odd name was coined from the side profile appearance of the hump that was built…

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Enigma Machine

Enigma Machine

It isn’t everyday that an original World War II Enigma machine comes up for sale, most of the machines are now either in museums or private collections and owners are, understandably, exceedingly reticent to part with them. The story behind the Enigma needs no introduction, the small mechanical devices were ingenious and it took the…

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The 1901 Wright Glider

1901 Wright Glider

The 1901 Wright Glider is a marvel of simple engineering, looking back at it now its general design looks almost self explanatory but simple as it is, it was undoubtably one of the most important engineering advancements in human history. The full story of how the glider came to be, and how Wilbur and Orville…

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Land Rover – Safe Operating Angle 30°

Land Rover - Safe Operating Angle 30°

The original Land Rover is a marvel of post-war British engineering, this period in British history is often derided from a quality-control perspective but I think it’s largely exaggerated. Some of the most beautiful and brilliantly designed vehicles in human history came out of Britain during this post-war chapter and all the tired old Lucas-Electrics-jokes…

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Marder 1A3 Infantry Fighting Vehicle

Marder 1A3 Infantry Fighting Vehicle

The Marder 1A3 Infantry Fighting Vehicle is a German armoured personal carrier that’s been in development since 1960, the 1A3 version is the most common and includes a slew of improvements over the original 1A1 – not the least of which is the ability to withstand 30mm cannon fire. The Marder can hold 12 infantrymen…

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Speedster Espresso Machine

Speedster Espresso Machine

On first seeing the Speedster Espresso Machine my first thoughts were that I needed to open a cafe, just so I’d have an excuse to buy one and put it on display. Then I remembered that I’d probably become verbally abusive of anyone that came in and ordered decaf, soya or a “cup o’ chino”….

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