The New Triumph Thruxton R

The Triumph Thruxton R is the top of the line model from the new generation of Bonneville-based motorcycles from the popular British marque. Only introduced in the last day or so, the new models have been hotly anticipated due to the fact that the outgoing Bonneville model-line had become one of the most popular platforms…

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The Sandqvist Roald Ground Backpack

The Roald Ground Backpack by Sandqvist is a classically styled Scandinavian hiking carry-all with a 17 litre capacity, a padded laptop compartment and two outer pockets. Sandqvist named the backpack after the Norwegian polar explorer Roald Amundsen – the first person to have reached both poles and the leader of the first expedition to have…

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Volkswagen 21 Window Samba

The 21 Window Volkswagen Samba was the most luxurious version of the iconic Type 2 Microbus, it was offered in both 23 and 21 window variants and both had 8 panoramic windows in the roof as well as a long fabric sunroof. When it was first introduced in Europe, Volkswagen marketed the Samba as a…

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BMW R100RS Scrambler

The BMW R100RS was a transformative motorcycle for BMW, it was one of the first bikes designed to wear a fairing from the very beginning, and its design cues would be widely copied by a range of other motorcycle manufacturers. The fairing used on the R100RS was developed by Hans Muth, a major figure in…

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James May’s Honda PS50

James May of Top Gear fame has been streamlining his personal collection over the past few months with former and future co-host Richard Hammond following his lead. May has already sold his Yamaha FS1-E and his 1984 Porsche 911 Carrera, and Hammond sold off his Triton and a number of other motorcycles in April this…

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1969 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396 L78

The Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396 L78 was a 375 horsepower version of the 396 cubic inch V8, it was the second highest spec that you could order a Chevelle in in 1969 – with the highest being the L89 offering identical power but including aluminium heads. The smart money was always on the L78, it…

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Traditional Swedish Oil Lamp

The oil lamp was the preferred method of providing light after dark for many millennia and it was only usurped relatively recently by electric light bulbs. The soft, flickering glow of the oil lamp still has a certain character to it that no LED or incandescent bulb has ever been able to match, especially if…

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Speed Glove by Seventy Eight Motor Co.

The Speed Glove by Seventy Eight Motor Co. was developed after a months-long motorcycle road trip taken by the company’s founder from England to Mongolia. By the time he arrived the gloves had worn marks into his hands the the helmet had given him a bald patch just above his forehead – and he swore that…

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1974 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am 455 Super Duty

The 455 Super Duty version of the 1974 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am is widely considered to be the last of the original high-performance muscle cars. As the restrictions on engine emissions became ever more stringent the compression ratios dropped, power output plummeted and 1/4 mile times increased for the first time in decades. The last…

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Happier Camper HC1

The Happier Camper HC1 is the antithesis of the bloated modern camper trailer, as they’ve become larger, heavier and more luxurious they’ve also become more expensive and moved further out of reach of the average Joe. The designers behind the Happier Camper see it as a more affordable solution that can be towed behind a…

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1982 Ford Mustang GT Enduro Prototype Coupe

In 1982 Ford built three Mustang GT Enduro Prototype Coupes to promote the IMSA racing Mustangs that were competing in major North American endurance events. The three GT Enduros were built to significantly out-perform the factory original Mustangs of the era, and its likely that they would have done relatively well on the race track…

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Super Grizzly Recurve Bow

The Super Grizzly Recurve Bow by Bear Archery was originally introduced in 1973 as a slightly more upmarket version of the iconic Grizzly bow – which has become known as the “working man’s recurve” due to its toughness and longevity. The Super Grizzly improves on its namesake by implementing two layers of lamination in the…

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