Vincent Comet

Vincent Comet

The Vincent Comet was developed by Australian engineer Phil Irving in 1935 as a slightly lighter, smaller version of the British company’s far more famous line of Rapide, Black Shadow and Black Lightning models. The Comet used one half of the famous Vincent high-camshaft OHV, air-cooled V-twin to create a 499cc single cylinder motorcycle with…

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Mercedes-Benz Unimog 406

Unimog

The Mercedes-Benz Unimog is known for many things, but perhaps its most extraordinary achievement is that it’s won the brutal Paris-Dakar Rally by accident – on more than one occasion. Many teams competing in the event use the Unimog as their support vehicle, meaning that even though it qualifies in the truck class it has…

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Ferrari 212 Export

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The Ferrari 212 Export was the successor to the hugely successful Ferrari 166, it went on to become an outright winner in many of the era’s great races and helped cement the legend of the still-new automaker. Ferrari offered the 212 in two major variants, the 212 Export which was specifically for racing, and the…

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Documentary: Scrambling For It

Scrambler Motorcycle

Scrambling For It is a late ’60s film about the popular and rapidly growing scramble races that were popping up around the country, the events lent their name to the style of motorcycle developed to compete in them and even today, Scramblers are amongst the most popular bikes on the road. The film is part…

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BMW 3.0 CSi

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In 1968 BMW unveiled their New Six CS series, it was to be the leading light of their Neue Klasse (new class) and its distinctive, almost Jetsons-esque, styling caused quite the sensation. The engineers at Bayerische Motoren Werke had gone all out on the underpinnings for the model range, it out-handled almost anything else in…

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Top 5 Vintage Motorcycles On eBay This Week

Harley-Davidson-Board-Tracker

We came across a number of interesting early Harley-Davidsons whilst compiling the Top 5 this week, including a rare and pristine board track racer from 1924. These are becoming highly collectible and regularly change hands for well over $100,000 USD – making the Buy It Now price on this one of $85,000 seem like a…

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AC Cobra 289

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Carroll Shelby’s AC Cobra is the car that put him on the map as a builder of custom racing machines, he was already a famous racing driver of course – but the Cobra is the car that launched his legacy. The story of how the AC Cobra came to be has been told more times…

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Porsche 912

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The Porsche 912 is a car that’s lived in the shadow of its larger brother, the 911, since before it was even available for sale. Development of the 912 was started due to concerns within Porsche that their new 911 flagship model was going to be too expensive, and would subsequently shrink their available market…

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