Bond Bug

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The Bond Bug is a British microcar that would have necessitated the invention of the word “quirky”, if it hadn’t already existed. All of us have seen the Bond Bug before, even if we didn’t realise it at the time – in 1977 the designer of the Bug was working for a new sci-fi film…

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Motorized V-Twin Roller Skates

motorized roller skates

We received these remarkable images last week along with the below article, it originally appeared in the General Automobile-Newspaper on the 25th of February 1912. I’d never seen a V-twin roller skate before and I’m willing to bet that many of you haven’t either, these are from the very earliest days of the automobile and…

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Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona

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The Ferrari 365 GTB/4, was released in 1968 at the Paris Salon and quickly had its name unofficially changed by the press to “Ferrari Daytona“, due to the dominant 1/2/3 position finish of the Ferrari branded cars at the 1967 24 Hours of Daytona. The name stuck and although Ferrari never officially adopted it, it’s…

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MicroShiner – Spring 2015

MicroShiner Magazine

MicroShiner Magazine is a quarterly periodical dedicated to the renaissance of boutique distilleries in the United States and around the world. They’ve just released their Spring 2015 edition, which is a special look into the burgeoning world of female distillers, it’s available to read for free online here via Issuu.

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Top 5 Vintage Motorcycles On eBay This Week

Vintage Vincent Motorcycle

Click here to see the full list We found some fascinating vintage bikes on eBay this week including two Vincents – it’s unusual to find even one of these up for sale on eBay due to their rarity. Elsewhere we found a couple of interesting and historic Harley-Davidsons including a very early Sportster – which has…

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Leica R3 Safari

Leica R3 Safari

The Leica R3 Safari was a special limited edition of the popular Leica R3 released in 1976, many credit the R3 with saving Leica as the company had struggled financially in the years immediately prior due to some poor selling models. The R3 was significant for a few reasons, the electronics had been co-developed with…

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How To Fly The P-51B Mustang

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Flight Characteristics of the P-51 Airplane is a WWII film designed as a preliminary How To guide for pilots, mechanics and other ground crew. The film has a slightly more upbeat tone than you might expect, with the narrator cracking jokes throughout (at the expense of the Germans of course) and generally keeping it light and…

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Vintage Monaco F1 Poster

Vintage F1 Poster

Michael Turner has been creating automotive art and racing posters since the early 1960s, he was born in 1934 and somewhat amazingly – you can still order original art from him today via his website Studio 88. The poster you see here was created in-period for the 1970 Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix, it’s being…

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Yamaha XS1100 “Eleven”

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Upon its introduction in 1978, the Yamaha XS1100 was the largest-capacity and most powerful production motorcycle in the world. To say it took the motoring press by surprise would be a significant understatement, the leading motorcycle journalists of the day expected a 1000cc bike to compete with the likes of Honda, Suzuki and Kawasaki. Yamaha…

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Steampunk Nixie Tube Clock

Steampunk Nixie Tube Clock

These steampunk nixie tube clocks are handmade to order from black walnut, brass, stainless steel and long-life nixie tubes. Each one is made in the United States and can be shipped with power supplies that suit mains electricity in almost any country, including Canada, the USA, Australia, the UK and the EU. Nixie tubes are neon…

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Honda CB750 F2N by Debolex

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The Honda CB750 is one of the most important motorcycles of the 20th century, it was responsible for the coining of the term “super bike”, and it signalled to the world that the Japanese motorcycle industry had arrived. From its introduction in 1968 throughout the ’70s and into the ’80s, the CB750 saw constant development….

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