1971 Indianapolis 500

1971 Indianapolis 500

The 1971 Indianapolis 500 had what is almost certainly the most unexpected and startling beginning of any race in American history. I won’t go into any detail here as many of you will never have seen this race, but I will encourage you to hit the play button if you have an interest in motorsport…

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The Classic Indian Collection

indian collection 1

CLICK HERE to visit the full eBay Collection. We’ve been covering the Indian Motorcycle company quite often over the past few months, the recent resurgence under Polaris ownership is the most promising return to form that the company has had since the original company went out of business in 1953. Their new model line is…

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1958 Riva Tritone “Via”

Riva Boat

The Tritone is a mahogany runabout that first entered production in 1950 by Riva, a company that had been founded 104 years earlier in 1846. The Tritone would represent the new top of the line for the company’s models and each would be built to customer specification, with each customer invariably being royalty, celebrity or…

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The 1959 Alpine Rally

Alpine Rally

The Alpine Rally was run between 1932 and 1971 and occupied a hallowed place on the international motorsport calendar alongside races like the Targa Florio and Mille Miglia, the 1959 rally was close to the golden age for the race that dashed through treacherous mountain passes between Austria, Germany, Italy and Switzerland. The danger of racing…

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Reading Company’s Crusader Streamliner

Reading Company's Crusader streamliner steam train

The Reading Company’s Crusader Streamliner represents both the pinnacle and the end of steam-powered passenger trains in the United States and much of the rest of the developed world. Two of the stunningly beautiful art deco streamliners were built in 1937 with a series of five streamliner cars, altogether the train consisted of two stainless-steel…

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Cosmonaut Survival Machete

COSMONAUT SURVIVAL MACHETE

It isn’t every day you get the chance to buy an original Soviet Cosmonaut Survival Machete but I’m here to tell you that today is just such a day. Or more accurately, such a day will happen on the 8th of April at the Bonhams Space History Sale in New York. All Soviet cosmonauts were…

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M37 Howitzer Tank

M37 Tank

It isn’t every day you get the chance to buy a fully functioning M37 Tank with a 105mm Howitzer and a .50cal M2HB machine gun – both of which are 100% operational. The idea of owning a mobile Howitzer will be immediately attractive to anyone who finds the steering wheel mounted horn insufficient when dealing…

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The Armstrong 500 – 1965

The Armstrong 500

The 1965 Armstrong 500 was the sixth running of the event, an early precursor to the modern day Bathurst 1000. 1965 was the first year that non-Australian assembled cars were permitted to enter (so long as at least 250 of them had been road registered in the country), the race was separated into classes A,…

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Vintage Enduro Collection

vintage enduro motorcycle

Click here to see the full Vintage Enduro Collection. I spent most of yesterday afternoon trawling through hundreds of listings on eBay Motors to compile a Collection of what I think are the most interesting 22 enduro/scrambler/off-road motorcycles currently for sale. It’s surprising to see how many of these vintage bikes have been restored and/or properly…

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