The Armstrong 500 – 1965

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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Stirling Moss and a Cup of Tea

The image above is undoubtably one of the most English things I’ve ever seen, it was taken in 1959 and shows British Formula 1 driver and racing legend Sir Stirling Moss enjoying a hot cup of tea in the cockpit of his Vanwall grand prix racing car. A couple of years earlier in 1957 Vanwall…

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Icon 1000 Elsinore HP Boots

Vintage Enduro Collection

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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Supercharged: Grand Prix Cars 1924-1939

Warning: This film contains graphic racing accident footage including 2-3 probable fatalities, don’t click the play button if you’re likely to find that upsetting. Supercharged: Grand Prix Cars 1924-1939 is a vintage film that covers some of the formative years of Grand Prix racing, it’s a fascinating look at some of the most technologically advanced…

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Paton S1 Strada

The new S1 Strada by Paton is a motorcycle that exudes classic ’60s retro-charm, belying it’s advanced engineering and soon to be tested Isle of Man TT capabilities. Paton was originally founded in 1957 by Giuseppe Pattoni who was the chief mechanic at FB Mondial GP until the team folded, Pattoni set out on his…

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Icon Sanctuary Gloves

These are the all-new Sanctuary Gloves by Icon, they were officially released last week along with a slew of new products from the Portland-based motorcycle gear manufacturer. The Sanctuary Glove is a spring/summer/autumn glove with a full goat leather palm, offering extreme abrasion resistance with a lighter-weight than cowhide. The back section of the glove is…

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1956 Austin-Healey 100M

The Austin-Healey 100M is a car that occupies a place very high on the acquisition list for any serious vintage car collector, only 640 100Ms were made between September the 5th 1955 and July the 16th 1956 – these original Healeys are now amongst the most sought after post-war British cars in existence. The “M”…

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Redux Slingpack by Modern Industry

  This is the new Redux Slingpack by Modern Industry, it’s a modern take on the classic backpack that’s been designed specifically for motorcyclists and cyclists who need to carry a laptop and some other supplies but don’t want to lug around a bulky rucksack. Capable of carrying any laptop or tablet up to 15″ in…

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Yamaha XS750 Custom

The Yamaha XS750 was produced from 1977 to 1979 before being replaced by the larger XS850, the model never saw the same production numbers as the wildly popular parallel-twin Yamaha XS650 but we’ve been seeing more and more custom XS750s coming to light in recent months – like the one you see here. It isn’t…

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The AXE Kevlar© Shirt by Crave

The AXE 2 by Crave is a shirt specifically designed for motorcyclists who need options other than a jacket for urban riding, it’s fully lined with Kevlar©, its outer shell is made from a cotton/polyester/lycra blend, the innermost lining is 100% pure cotton and the elbows and back have pockets suitable for either foam or…

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