Sullivans Cove French Oak Cask Single Malt

In 2014 the talented team of whisky makers at Sullivans Cove in Tasmania managed a feat never before achieved by a distillery outside of Scotland or Japan – they won the exceedingly competitive World Whiskies Award for the world’s best single malt whisky. Australia’s whisky distilleries are more famous outside the country than within, with most…

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1986 BMW E30 Alpina B6

The BMW E30 is a car that’s still considered one of the major achievements of the Bavarian automaker, even now well over 20 years since it left production. There were coupes, sedans, station wagons, and convertibles offered on the E30 platform – and their handling, balance, and drivability still see them often used as a comparison…

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1949 Indian-Vincent Prototype

In 1948, one of the more unusual two-wheeled collaborative efforts of the 20th century was underway in a factory in Hertfordshire, England. The boss of Indian Motorcycles, Ralph Rogers, and the director of Vincent, Philip Vincent, had agreed to develop an Indian motorcycle with a Vincent Rapide V-twin. The idea being that Americans would love…

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1936 Hemi Head Crocker Motorcycle

The story of the Crocker Motorcycle Company is one of remarkable survival and tenacity. The company was founded in 1932 in the midst of The Great Depression, they initially focussed on building motorcycles for speedway racing, then switched to bikes for private road use. The only two major American motorcycle manufacturers that survived the difficult period…

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1969 Chevrolet El Camino L89 SS

The Chevrolet El Camino was built in 5 generations, beginning in 1959 and ending in 1987. Since the model left production it’s retained a strong position in the hearts and minds of enthusiasts – and regular rumours circulate that Chevrolet are going to bring the El Camino back in some form, most likely as an…

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1990 Mercedes-Benz 190 E 2.5-16 Evolution II

The story of the Mercedes-Benz 190 E 2.5-16 Evolution II can’t be told without also telling a little about its arch rival – the BMW E30 M3, and its older sibling, the Mercedes-Benz 190 E 2.3-16. For many racing fans from Europe, the mid ’80s are a time characterised by watching the E30 M3 and…

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2006 Ford GT Heritage Edition

The Ford GT was developed as a hat tip to its iconic forebear, the Ford GT40, a vehicle developed by Ford and Lola to take on Ferrari at Le Mans – which it did very successfully, winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans 4 consecutive times from 1966 to 1969. The modern Ford GT began…

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Barn Find: Tucker 48

The Tucker 48 is unquestionably one of the most beloved American cars of all time. The story of its development, production, and downfall are the thing of legend – and it’s a story known by many thanks to the Francis Ford Coppola film Tucker: The Man and His Dream starring Jeff Bridges. Preston Tucker named…

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1928 Harley-Davidson Peashooter

The Harley-Davidson Peashooter is a single-cylinder motorcycle originally released in 1926 to compete in the hotly contested AMA 21 cubic inch class. Indian and Excelsior were the established forces to be reckoned with in the smaller, single-cylinder racing world but Harley decided to dive in and compete – and also sell a line of smaller-engined…

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1968 Pontiac Firebird Ram Air II

The Pontiac Firebird Ram Air II was the highest-performing Firebird you could buy in 1968, its thunderous L67 400 cubic inch V8 was capable of 340 bhp, and it could cheerfully wipe the floor with almost any other pony car being mass-produced in the USA. John DeLorean had initially planned for the Banshee I to…

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Dodge 330 Lightweight Max Wedge

The Dodge 330 Lightweight was developed by the iconic American automaker with a view to increasing their “competitive visibility”. The performance program was the brainchild of new company president Lynn Townsend, a man who had been working accounting books since early childhood in his father’s auto garage. He had become concerned by the lack of Dodge…

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1973 Triumph X-75 Hurricane

Historically speaking, the Triumph X-75 Hurricane is a genuinely significant motorcycle. Just 1,200 or so were built before production ended in 1973 due to new noise restrictions in the USA, but the styling of the new Triumph created a wave of interest across the United States, some even crediting it with being the bike that…

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