1919 Indian Powerplus Board Track Racer

A Short History of Board Track Racing Board track racing was one of the first mass-spectator forms of motor sport, it rapidly rose to popularity in the 1910s and peaked in the 1920s, before quickly disappearing forever during the difficult years of the Great Depression. The first board track was the Los Angeles Motordrome (pictured below) built…

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The Norton Domiracer

A Short History of the Norton Domiracer Norton Motorcycles was returned to England in 2008, after having spent 15 years in American hands. Norton is one of the most iconic of all the British motorcycle marques, so its return to British hands was warmly welcomed, even though the timing coincided with the Great Recession – leaving many…

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The Team Knight Rider High Speed Pursuit Vehicle

A Brief History of George Barris The Team Knight Rider High Speed Pursuit Vehicle was designed by the legendary George Barris of Barris Kustom – the same man who created the 1966 Batmobile, the Munster Coach, the truck from The Beverly Hillbillies, and some of the later versions of KITT from the original Knight Rider series….

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1968 Egli-Vincent 1330 by Godet

A Brief History of the Egli-Vincent The Egli-Vincent was originally built to fix a design flaw in the Vincent Black Shadow – its frame. Although highly innovating for the time, the frame wasn’t really strong enough for the speeds and suspension loads endured by the bike – and a Swiss motorcycle racer named Fritz Egli had…

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1969 Mercury Cougar Boss 302

The Mercury Cougar Boss 302 is exceptionally rare even amongst other low volume American muscle cars, just 169 were built, and it’s not known exactly how many have survived to the modern day. The Mercury Cougar Mercury introduced the Boss 302 in 1969 as a special version of the Cougar Eliminator, it was marketed as…

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1969 Chevrolet Corvette L88

The Chevrolet Corvette L88 was a special version of the iconic American sports car that was available for just 3 years – between 1967 and 1969. Chevrolet kept the existence of the L88 option package very low key in order to try to avoid having regular customers buy them – they were really intended as…

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Velocette KSS MkII Project Motorcycle

A Very Short History of Velocette Velocette was a British motorcycle manufacturer founded by the German-born Johannes Gütgemann, who would change his name to John Taylor when he moved to England as a 19 year old, before finally settling on an anglicised version of his birth name – John Goodman. Initially Goodman founded a company…

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1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA

The Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA was the out-and-out race version of the Giulia Sprint GT road car – just 500 GTAs were built for homologation and today they’re highly sought after by collectors and vintage racers. The Story of the Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA The “A” added at the tail end of the…

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Aston Martin DB6 MKII Vantage

The Aston Martin DB6 was produced in higher numbers than its forebear the DB5, and it would be the last in the original series of DB cars until the arrival of the DB7 in 1994. The DB6 was by far the most refined of the early DB models, offering more interior space and adequate headroom…

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Matchless Model X

The Matchless Model X was released in 1929 and sold until the Second World War got underway in 1939, with the final examples being built in 1940. It was characterised by its 990cc V-twin, a hefty side-valve engine perfectly suited to sidecar hauling. Riders without sidecars attached enjoyed an exceptionally fast motorcycle for the age,…

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Mike’s Leggero by Walt Siegl

Walt Siegl is the man many modern custom motorcycle builders pointed to as a primary source of inspiration, he’s been building world class bikes since the ’80s – when he was based out of a friend’s basement in Long Island City. Meet Walt Siegl Walt dropped out of art school at the age of 19 to…

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