Q Branch Spectre Gadget Switches

Q Branch Spectre Gadget Switches

Q Branch is by far the most famous of the fictional clandestine spy gadget manufacturers, they’ve been hard at work since Ian Fleming’s Casino Royale was published in 1953, with various characters playing Q – the head of the division. This set of switches were specified by Spectre director Sam Mendes, he wanted them to…

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Scooter Commuter

scooter vespa lambretta mod

Scooter Commuter is a 1962 film in the “Look at Life” miniseries that was produced for British television. Each episode is approximately 10 minutes long, and it looks at a different career or subculture within Britain at the time. This film offers a look into the still burgeoning world of the motor scooter in the…

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James Bond’s Spectre Holster

James Bond's Spectre Holster

This is the leather holster used by Daniel Craig in the most recent James Bond film “Spectre”, it was used during filming and is one of five leather shoulder holsters hand-made for Bond by armourer Dave Evans. If you don’t have a Walter PPK handy the holster could still find use as a mysterious addition…

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1983 Rose Bowl Supercross

1983 Rose Bowl Supercross

The 1983 Rose Bowl Supercross is a fantastic example of what MX was like back in the early to mid 1980s. Although it’s now a multi-billion dollar global industry with sponsors like Red Bull and Monster Energy pouring impossible amounts of money into its coffers, it used to be a far more modest affair. This is…

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Carroll Shelby: An Interview with the Snake

Carroll Shelby Driver

Carroll Shelby: An Interview with the Snake is a fascinating look back at the life and times of Shelby – a man who is quite easily one of the most important American automotive personalities of the 20th century. Today we look at any car that wears a Shelby badge with immediate understanding that it’s going to…

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1973 Documentary – Hells Angels London

London Hells Angels Documentary

This 1973 BBC documentary might be one of the most unintentionally comedic short films I’ve ever seen – to the point where I’m not sure if it’s legitimate or if it’s a very clever parody. Since the year it was filmed the Hells Angels have spread globally – they now have an estimated 425 charters…

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AMA Flat Track Matadors: Jay Springsteen

Jay Springsteen Flat Track

Jay Springsteen is considered by many to be the greatest flat track racer in history, his remarkable career spanned almost 30 years and he won 43 Grand National Championship dirt track victories, as well as the 1975 American Motorcyclist Association Rookie of the Year award and 3 consecutive AMA Grand National Championships in 1976, 1977,…

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Ronnie Peterson: 1975 Documentary

Ronnie Peterson Formula 1

Ronnie Peterson was a Swedish Formula One driver whose career was cut short in a first corner incident with James Hunt in 1978. He’s remembered as a staggeringly talented driver who was nicknamed the SuperSwede by his fans and fellow drivers, and it’s thought that he would have added at least one driver’s world championship…

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Enzo Ferrari: Passion for Speed Documentary

Enzo Ferrari

Enzo Ferrari: Passion for Speed is a documentary about the automotive legend from 2001. It’s a fascinating look back at the life and times of Enzo, and it includes interviews with some other greats who are no longer with us – like Carroll Shelby. The film covers Enzo’s life from his childhood through to his…

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Original Herbie Stunt Car

Herbie Car VW Beetle copy

The iconic series of Herbie films started with The Love Bug in 1968, a smash hit that all but guaranteed sequels. Herbie Rides Again was released in 1974, Herbie Goes To Monte Carlo came out in 1977 and by 1980 it was time for the last film in the first series – Herbie Goes Bananas….

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The 1956 Monte Carlo Rally

Monte Carlo Rally

By 1956 the Monte Carlo Rally was already 45 years old, and very well established as one of the world’s pre-eminent road racing events. Automobile manufacturers used it as a way to publicly show off the toughness and reliability of their vehicles, and played down the amount of mechanical work the driver and co-driver typically…

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