The Fast Times of Albert Champion

The Fast Times of Albert Champion: From Record-Setting Racer to Dashing Tycoon, An Untold Story of Speed, Success, and Betrayal covers the largely untold story of one of the most iconic and important characters in the early history of both cycling and motor racing. His name still graces two of the companies he founded –…

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1902 Renault Voiturette

Renault was established in 1899 by the talented young French engineer Louis Renault, Louis partnered with his brothers Marcel and Fernand – Two men who had years of business experience working for their father’s successful textile company in France. The first model produced by Renault was the Voiturette, it was offered in 3 major iterations…

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Alpine-Renault A110

The Alpine-Renault A110 is remembered for two things, it’s beauty and its extraordinary rally abilities. The model had quite a long life for a sports car, it was introduced by the small French marque Alpine in 1961 and continued production until 1977 – it even saw parallel production lines running in both Mexico and Bulgaria…

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Alpine A110 Cutaway

Personally, I think the Alpine A110 is one of the most beautiful automotive designs of all time. It’s not a particularly famous car and it doesn’t garner the same praise as the E-Type Jaguar or Porsche 911 models that were released in the same era, but those who are familiar with the quirky rear-engined French…

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1935 Amilcar Type G36 Roadster

  Every now and then a car like this pristine 1935 Amilcar Type G36 Boattail Roadster comes up for auction with an estimated hammer price below the value of my house. This causes no small amount of consternation for me as I begin the process of convincing the 6 year old boy who still lives…

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1936 Delahaye 135 S

This 1936 Delahaye 135 S is one of only sixteen ever made and one of only seven to survive to the modern day, the “S” suffix denoted the sporting credentials of the 135 and stood for either “Special” or “Surbaissé” depending on who you talk to, what mood they’re in and the current phase of…

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1927 Amilcar CGSS

This 1927 Amilcar CGSS represents remarkable value in the currently skyrocketing vintage car market, sometimes referred to as the “poor man’s Bugatti” the Amilcar CGS and CGSS were exceedingly popular sports and racing cars during the 1920s and early 30s. An Amilcar CGS won the world’s first 24 hour endurance race (the Bol d’Or) and…

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Laguiole Pocketknife with Pistachio Wood Handle

France’s Laguiole region has been renowned for its excellence in elegant knife making for centuries, each blade is handmade and features the signature Napoleonic bee decoration on its spine. Made from 440 stainless steel and with a blade length of 7cm (2.75 inches), these are ideal everyday-carry pocketknives for those who live in countries with…

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BMW Custom by Blitz Motorcycles

This new BMW Custom by Blitz Motorcycles has been called the “French Bobber” and very much in the style of the team at Blitz – it looks like something that’ll make the purists wail, gnash their teeth and don garments of sackcloth. Interestingly, the bike started life as 3 separate motorcycles – a BMW R80/7,…

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