Otto Lamp by Urban Light Factory

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This is the Otto Lamp by Urban Light Factory, a small German company that specialises in rescuing vintage car and motorcycle parts and turning them into elegant desk and floor lamps. The company is owned and run by a friendly Berliner by the name of Ulf, when he isn’t building lamps he’s restoring vintage German…

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Turbo: Made To Measure

Beatrice Haas Lola Formula 1 Car

Turbo: Made To Measure is a film covering the development of the turbocharged Ford TEC V6 engine that was used in the mid-80s Haas Lola Formula 1 car. It’s an interesting look into the development of the engine that starts with the catastrophic failure of the originally intended 4-cylinder turbo and subsequent post-mortem. It’s hard…

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Sunbeam Tiger

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The Sunbeam Tiger is a classic British roadster with a fascinating history, it was the brainchild of Formula 1 legend Jack Brabham and none other than Carroll Shelby was tasked with building the first prototype. There’s an obvious parallel between the Tiger and the Shelby Cobra – both were small British convertibles that Shelby took…

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Lamborghini Countach LP400S

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The Lamborghini Countach LP400S represented the first notable tweak of the Countach since its initial introduction in 1971, the LP400S introduced a number of new styling queues that would remain with the model for the rest of its life and become some of the most memorable elements of the Countach. The paradigm changing appearance of the…

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Austin-Healey 100S

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The Austin-Healey 100S was a sports model personally developed by Donald Healey with an aluminium body, no soft top, a perspex windscreen, no overdrive and an aluminium cylinder head – all designed to reduce weight as much as possible without impinging on the reliability required by endurance racing. This fastidious attention to reducing weight resulted…

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1963 Leica M3

Leica M3

The Leica M3 is considered by many to be the single greatest non-SLR camera ever made, and many more consider it the greatest camera of all time outright. Although I suspect that the Leica-love is sometimes a little more based in emotion than cold hard reality, I have to admit that the M3 is a…

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Dino 246 GT Wallpaper

Ferrari Dino

The Dino 246 GT was the first car built by Ferrari in significant quantities, it famously wore just the “Dino” badge as Enzo Ferrari didn’t want to dilute the brand by selling a “cheaper” car with his surname on the hood. Rumour has it that the driving force behind the development and release of the…

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