1944 Willys Jeep

Willys Jeep 7

The story behind the creation of the Jeep is a fascinating one, in fact it’d make an excellent film if we could somehow convince the movie studios to lay off all this vampire nonsense. As the Second World War descended over Europe, the USA began to ramp up its own military capabilities, by 1940 the…

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Fifty Years of Kicks

Fifty Years of Kicks - Motorcycle Documentary

Fifty Years of Kicks is one of those motorcycle documentaries that’s a must-watch – I know there are a lot of films out there in the motosphere, but this is one of the best and you’ll be glad you spent the 20 minutes on it. It’s the story of Paul Rodden and Larry Murray, two off-road…

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Shoei Hornet DS Helmet

Shoei Hornet DS

The Shoei Hornet DS is one of the industry’s leading dual sport helmets, it’s designed to be used both on and off-road so its visor and shield are removable and it has ample ventilation ports for the warmer months of the year. Those of you who prefer the Snell 2010 certification will be pleased to…

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Ford Marmon-Herrington Woodie 4×4

Ford Marmon-Herrington Woodie 4x4

This Ford Marmon-Herrington Woodie 4×4 (or more correctly, Ford Marmon-Herrington Super Deluxe Station Wagon) is an exceedingly rare vehicle from the post-WWII era built by Ford and then converted to 4×4 by Marmon-Herrington. These conversions were rare due to the associated cost – it essentially doubled the price of the vehicle and the benefits of…

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1989 Lamborghini LM002

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I’ve always suspected that the Lamborghini LM002 was created in the ’80s by a design team headed by Schwarzenegger and Stallone with additional input on aesthetic direction from Chuck Norris. The fact that it was fitted with the 5.2L V12 from a Lamborghini Countach adds further certainty to this suspicion. Talk to anyone about Lamborghini’s…

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Toyota Land Cruiser BJ40

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The Toyota Land Cruiser BJ40 is a famously tough 4×4 that bears close resemblance to its sibling, the petrol-powered FJ40. These two off-roaders are uncompromising, spartan vehicles designed for use in the harshest environments on Earth, in fact many of them are still in use today across North Africa, Australia and South America. The two countries that…

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2014 Ural MIR

Ural Sidecar Motorcycle

The 2014 Ural MIR is a limited edition model from the globally renowned Russian motorcycle manufacturer, it’s been named MIR after the joint Russian-American space mission that kicked off 20 years ago – opening up an unprecedented (and continuing) two decades of cooperation between the two superpowers. For the MIR special edition, Ural have added…

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