Ringbrothers Carbon Fiber Mustang

The Ford Mustang was first released in 1964. What happened next took Ford and the entire American automotive industry by surprise. The bean-counters at Ford had estimated that 100,000 Mustangs would be built in the first year, but the model proved so popular that this number flew by in just 3 months. By the end…

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Barry Sheene’s 1974 Bell Helmet

Barry Sheene is remembered as one of the greatest motorcycle racers of all time, and almost certainly the greatest British rider of the 20th century. Sheene had a famously likeable personality and he had a hugely successful second career as a motorsport TV personality and commentator in Australia – where he had moved after retiring…

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Tag Heuer Autavia Mark 3 “Rindt”

Earlier this year Tag Heuer announced that they were going to re-release their iconic Autavia, and that they were going to turn to the public to choose which of the original designs would be brought back into production. Thousands of people took part in the voting and the eventual winner is the 1966 Mark 3 “Rindt”…

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1982 Rolex GMT-Master

The Rolex GMT-Master was originally developed in 1954 as a join project between Rolex and Pan American Airways as the standard issue wristwatch for their pilots and navigators. In the years since it’s become one of the most recognisable and iconic watch designs in the world, and most collectors will have at least one in…

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Honda CX500 Scrambler

The Honda CX500 is a motorcycle that wasn’t all that well loved when its was first released. In some markets it was nicknamed the “plastic maggot” and after a 5 year production run Honda pulled the plug and moved focus onto its better selling inline-4s. More recently, the humble little CX500 has been going through…

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Premier Trophy MX Helmet

The Premier Trophy MX Helmet has all the hallmarks of a lid from the heady era of ’70s motocross racing – with the significant additional benefit of being made from modern materials to modern safety standards. The outer shell is molded from multi-axial fibres called DCA – composed of carbon, dyneema and aramid fibers, blended with…

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BMW R nineT Montreal Twins

When the BMW R nineT was released in 2015 it grabbed the attention of a lot of riders, its design was both modern and retro, the engineering was exceptional, and BMW had designed it to be a platform for customisation. Two of the men who were immediately drawn to the new Beemer were Montreal residents…

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1968 AMC AMX

When the AMC AMX was launched in 1968 the AMC vice president Vic Raviolo described it as “the Walter Mitty Ferrari” – a reference to the character created by James Thurber in his short story “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty”. Walter was an ordinary man with a wild imagination and an incredibly vivid fantasy…

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1967 Pontiac Firebird 400

The Pontiac Firebird was introduced in 1967 as a competitor for both the Ford Mustang and the Chevrolet Camaro. Muscle car historians are always quick to point out that the Firebird shared the same F-body platform as the Camaro, as well as the front fenders, door skins and rear quarter panels. General Motors had essentially hamstrung…

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REV’IT! Regent Boots

The REV’IT! Regent boot is a protective motorcycle boot designed to be daily wearable whether you’re riding or not. The upper is a water-repellent full grain cowhide leather and waxed suede with a gear shift pad on both feet (for those of you who ride vintage bikes with right side shifters). The polyester internal mesh…

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Lotus Esprit Turbo

The Lotus Esprit Turbo was the quickest iteration of the iconic Giorgetto Giugiaro designed Esprit – remembered as one of his first wedge-shaped creations alongside the Porsche Tapiro, Bizzarrini Manta, Maserati Boomerang, and the BMW M1. The most famous Esprit, and arguably the car that put the model on the map, was the one used…

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