Rolls-Royce Spirit of Ecstasy Mascot

Rolls-Royce Phantom Spirit of Ecstasy Mascot

The iconic Spirit of Ecstasy mascot has been fitted to Rolls-Royce motor cars since 1911, prior to this the cars had no mascot fitted and so many owners took to installing their own. This frustrated Claude Johnson, then managing director of Rolls-Royce, who felt that many of these customer fitted mascots were inappropriate and unsuitable…

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Ferrari 250 LM

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The Ferrari 250 LM was one of Enzo Ferrari’s first dalliances with mid-engine configured cars – he had stubbornly persisted with front mounted V12 for years despite the staggering successes of men like John Cooper and their lightweight, mid-engined, race winning Grand Prix cars. The new 250 LM would be fitted with a rear-mid mounted…

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Bremont Jaguar

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Bremont and Jaguar are both quintessentially British companies with a history of working together, when Jaguar recently restarted the E-Type production line to produce six “continuation” lightweights they partnered with Bremont to create a matching line of watches. This new line of Bremont Jaguar chronographs were hugely popular and so the two decided to create…

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Aether Explorer Sunglasses

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Sunglasses for motorcyclists seem to only come in two basic types: cool or hideous. This pair by Aether + Salt are decidedly in the former camp, with lenses that combine a polarized filter and a photochromic filter, that automatically darkens to suit the light conditions. This is a very useful feature for those whose hands…

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Jaguar XK120 Supersonic by Ghia

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In 1953 the Italian designer Giovanni Savonuzzi created a one-off Alfa Romeo that was destined to race in the Mille Miglia of the same year – the design of this ill-fated Alfa would cause a shockwave that was felt around the world, and is now widely remembered as one of the most significant “jet age”…

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1964 Chevrolet Corvette Racer

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The Chevrolet Corvette has been America’s homegrown challenger to the refined racing coupes from Europe since 1953, the model has now become one of the longest running production sports cars in history – pre-dating the Porsche 911 by over a decade. In true American style, power is provided by a thundering V8 and the suspension…

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Leather Head Handmade Football

Leather Head Handmade Football

The Leather Head Handmade Football is an heirloom quality American football designed to be used by multiple generations of backyard family quarterbacks. Each one is made from rawhide leather and stitched with long-lasting nylon string. The laces are also rawhide, and the internal bladder is made from butyl rubber. They’re individually made to order in…

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Original Pininfarina Blueprints

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Pininfarina is arguably the most famous automotive design house in the world, they’re responsible for many of the most beautiful cars ever produced, including the Ferrari F40, the Alfa Romeo Spider, the Ferrari Testarossa, the Nash-Healey and plethora of other icons. These four blueprints are all originals from the Pininfarina studios in Italy, they’re showing…

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1968 De Tomaso Mangusta

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Alejandro de Tomaso was a popular Argentinian racing driver who moved to Italy as a young man, allegedly to escape prosecution in his home country for his part in a political conspiracy that, if successful, would have fundamentally changed the modern face of the country. In the 1950s, shortly after his arrival in Italy, de…

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Tim Allen’s Brawler GT-R

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The Brawler GT is a handmade sport cruiser by Dar Holdsworth and the talented team over at Darwin Motorcycles, it was designed from the ground up as an all-American motorcycle that could be used as a daily rider, a canyon carver or a continent crosser – depending on the mood of the owner. After having…

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Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona

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The Ferrari 365 GTB/4, was released in 1968 at the Paris Salon and quickly had its name unofficially changed by the press to “Ferrari Daytona“, due to the dominant 1/2/3 position finish of the Ferrari branded cars at the 1967 24 Hours of Daytona. The name stuck and although Ferrari never officially adopted it, it’s…

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