1955 Ford Thunderbird

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The 1955 Ford Thunderbird was the first generation of the European-inspired sports car from Ford that overwhelmingly outsold the Chevrolet Corvette, 23 Thunderbirds were sold for each Corvette in 1955 – a total of 16,155 Thunderbirds rolled off Ford dealer showroom floors compared to just 700 Corvettes. It’s interesting to look at the direction that…

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1958 AC Ace Roadster

AC Ace Roadster

Those unfamiliar with AC Cars might look at the AC Ace and immediately see a strong resemblance to both the Ferrari Barchetta and the AC Cobra. The truth is that the AC Ace is widely believed to have been inspired by the design of the Ferrari, whilst also being the original platform of the AC…

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Soviet Rocket Engine by Alexei M. Isayev

V-750VN type surface-to-air missile second stage engine designed by Alexei M Isayev

Aleksei Mikhailovich Isaev was an icon within the Russian half of the Space Race, he was the man responsible for designing the first non-modular liquid-fuelled rocket engine, between 1957 and 1967 his engines powered the rockets carrying the first manmade satellites, the first man in space and the first unmanned probes to the Moon and…

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Sterling Silver Pocket Compass

Silver Pocket Compass

There’s a lot to be said for having a compass on you at all times, you never know when that world-ending ebola outbreak is going to occur and in the meantime, if your iPhone battery dies you’ll still have a hope of not getting lost. The 1.4 inch compass pictured here is handmade in England from…

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Lumberjack Shirt by Fjällräven

Lumberjack Shirt Fjällräven

The Canada Shirt by Fjällräven is a classic take on the ubiquitous lumberjack shirt – with the famous red check design that’s been keeping loggers safe from hunters since the 1800s. The Fjällräven version is designed to be worn as either a first or second layer – meaning it can be used as a shirt…

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Duesenberg Model A Speedster

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The Duesenberg Model A was the first motor car produced by Fred and August Duesenberg under the company that bore their surname, although both men were blisteringly clever self-taught engineers they were appalling businessmen and company administrators, as a result of this they both ended up working as the engineers/designers of their company after it…

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Celestron Ambassador Refractor Telescope

Celestron Brass Classic  Ambassador Refractor Telescope

I’ve promised myself that one day, I’ll have the kind of house on a hill that requires a brass telescope in the corner. Sadly for me, that day is not today – but I know that many of you have houses with large windows that look out over the sprawling masses below. If you’re one…

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