Wooden Whiskey Tumblers by Royal North Company

Wooden Whiskey Tumblers by Royal North Company copy 2

Wooden whiskey tumblers are an excellent solution for activities that are unsuitable for glass – like hikes, camp outs and family trips to the cabin. In other words, times when you’ll need a stiff drink. This set is made by The Royal North Company, each tumbler is made on a lathe from a single piece…

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Top 5 Vintage Motorcycles On eBay This Week

Harley-Chopper

This week it took me a while to drill down to just 5 bikes, there’s a lot of interesting stuff up on eBay Motors at the moment and it certainly doesn’t make my job easy! I decided to include a couple of customs this week, although this might upset the purists, I think that customisation…

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Icon 1000 Elsinore HP Boots

1985 Paris–Dakar Rally Documentary

1985 Paris Dakar Rally

This documentary covers the running of the 1985 Paris–Dakar Rally, an iconic event that’s become synonymous with endurance and the flinging of Sahara Desert sand. With a total running time of 1 hour 48 minutes, it’s a comprehensive look at the running of the 1985 race – and it’s presented in all the ’80s era…

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Top 5 Rare and Unusual Motorcycles On eBay This Week

Norton Dunstall

This week we came across some remarkable bikes, including a famous Ducati custom by Bryan Fuller (of Fuller Moto) and a pre-WWII J.A. Prestwich custom that looks like it was originally developed for flat track racing. Each week I pick out a personal favourite, this Top 5 boiled down to a choice between the Fuller…

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Snurfer: The Original Snowboard

Snurfer Board Classic

The snowboard, or its immediate forbear, was invented on Christmas Day 1965 by a friendly inventor by the name of Sherman Poppen. He fashioned it from a single piece of ply and incorporated design elements from both skis and sleds, he gave it to his children to play with in the snow and his wife…

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1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Touring

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The Porsche 911 Carrera RS is considered by many in the motoring fraternity to be the pinnacle of the 911. Porsche have built many extraordinary cars since 1973 of course, but so far as the 911 goes, the Carrera RS set the bar in both looks and performance. 500 cars were required for Porsche to…

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Spidi MotoCombat Motorcycle Jacket

Spidi MotoCombat Motorcycle Jacket

The Spidi MotoCombat is a waxed motorcycle jacket that’s taken the classic waxed cotton shell used by motorcyclists for over a century, and added an internal Z-Liner H2Out membrane to ensure total waterproofing whilst not affecting breathability. The jacket also has Multitech protectors (certified EN1621-1) and a ready to insert back protector, for night riding…

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Ducati Bol d’Or by XTR Pepo

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If you have so much as a passing interest in highly engineered custom motorcycles, you’ll almost certainly have encountered the work of Pepo Rosell before. Probably under the name of his previous enterprise – Radical Ducati. He closed down Radical Ducati a year or so a go in order to take a 12 month sabbatical…

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Tag Heuer Grand Carrera Calibre 36 RS

Tag Heuer Grand Carrera Calibre 36 RS 1

The Tag Heuer Grand Carrera uses the C.O.S.C. certified Calibre 36 movement that oscillates at 36,000 vibrations per hour – this allows it to accurately measure time down to 1/10th of a second intervals, which has never previously been achieved with a non-electronic system. The Carrera series of watches is named after the famed Carrera…

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1985 BMW M635 CSi

BMW M635 CSi

The BMW M635 CSi is one of those cars from the ’80s that helped define performance motoring for the decade, and unlike its competitors from the era of big hair, keytars and trickledown economics – it’s still almost affordable. The M88 engine used in the M635 CSi is one of the finest ever made by…

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