HRG 1500 WS Roadster

HRG Car

This 1953 HRG 1500 WS Roadster was the very first of the HRG cars to be fitted with the newer and more powerful Singer 4-cylinder engines – The HRG Engineering Company wasn’t large enough to afford its own engine-development department but this gave them the freedom to pick and choose from the best engines being…

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1927 Isotta Fraschini 8A S Roadster

Isotta Fraschini

Isotta Fraschini is an automaker that’s largely unknown today, but back in their pre-Depression heyday they were globally recognised as a leader in the production of luxury automobiles – second only to Rolls-Royce in fame and reputation. The company started life in 1900 as a small Italian outfit that assembled and sold early Renault automobiles,…

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MicroShiner Magazine

Micro Shiner Magazine

MicroShiner Magazine is a relatively new quarterly magazine dedicated to craft distilleries and low volume spirits – as you may have noticed, the name is a play on the terms “Micro Distiller” and “Moon Shiner”. I have a fondness for small batch spirits, particularly bourbons and gins, but it can be hard to track down…

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1934 MG Magnette Racing Special

1934 MG Magnette ND:NE Racing Special 7

This 1934 MG Magnette ND/NE Racing Special has a fascinating history – it was built and sold to W E C Watkinson, a recognised MG ‘works’ factory driver who had the factory install an NE-specification racing engine. Watkinson raced this car at Brooklands and elsewhere in the United Kingdom before the start of WWII in…

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21-Window Deluxe Volkswagen Type 2

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The Volkswagen Type 2 is better known by the nicknames it received in the various countries where it was sold, the Americans usually call it the the Bus or Hippie Van, the Brits call it the Camper and every Australian I talked to knows the Type 2 only as the Kombi Van. Following on from…

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Sophia Loren – Sunflower

Sophia Loren - Sunflower

The Italian film Sunflower is best remembered for being the first western movie to be made behind the Iron Curtain, it was partially shot in Russia in 1970 – quite remarkable given the tensions in the area during the era. The film itself is a tale of unrequited love starring Sophia Loren and Germano Longo,…

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The Lindbergh Travel Trailer

Lindbergh Travel Trailer

The Lindbergh Travel Trailer is a remarkable piece of four-wheeled American memorabilia, there weren’t many Americans more famous than Charles Lindbergh in 1939 – he had only just returned from voluntary exile in Europe after the tragic kidnapping and murder of his infant son in 1932 that had ignited an American media frenzy. Lindbergh’s personal…

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Benelli 750 Sei

Benelli 750 Sei

The Benelli 750 Sei is one of the more interesting motorcycles developed during the 1970s – which is actually rather impressive considering just how many revolutionary bikes rolled out of factories in Japan and Europe during the decade. Alejandro de Tomaso bought Benelli in 1971 and immediately set to work creating a two-wheeled version of…

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Tucker 48

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The Tucker 48 is a car that’ll forever live as an American legend, the extraordinary panache and guts shown by Preston Tucker in the post-war period is astonishing and the fact that he succeeded against the entrenched power of the Big 3 is reminiscent of the modern story of Elon Musk and Tesla. 50 Tucker…

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