1970 Brabham-Cosworth Formula 1 Car

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The 1970 Brabham-Cosworth BT33 was a Formula 1 car that had originally been intended for Jochen Rindt, however at the last minute Rindt changed his mind and decided to stay with Lotus. This meant that Jack Brabham’s plan to retire at the end of the 1969 season was shelved, instead he suited up and climbed…

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Vintage Motorcycle Helmet Buying Guide

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Click here to view the full Vintage Motorcycle Helmet Collection. Legal Disclaimer: Silodrome doesn’t recommend wearing vintage helmets on the road, years of shell degradation can lead to them being relatively weak, even in mint condition they’re still antiquated from a modern safety perspective. History The concept of the motorcycle helmet has been around almost as…

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Honda CB550 Cafe Racer

Honda CB550

The Honda CB550 is one of those motorcycles that seemed destined for cafe-racerization from the get go, it was lighter than its larger CB750 stablemate and when it comes to cafe racers, lightness is next to godliness. The CB550 you see here was built by R. Cameron Smyth of Smyth Innovations, his goal was to…

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Porsche 911: 50 Years

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Porsche 911: 50 Years is a hardcover volume that I suppose would be officially classified as a coffee table book, although this description does it a significant disservice – This is a book that contains a huge array of early prototype photographs, stories from the pre-911 years at Porsche and the story of how the…

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1975 Norton Commando

Norton Commando

This pristine 1975 Norton Commando is the result of a restoration by the team over at Colorado Norton Works – almost certainly the world’s foremost authority on resto-modding the classic British parallel twin. The Commando you see here has had the original carburettor replaced with a far superior 34mm Mikuni unit, this significantly improves reliability…

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Canvas Ranger Tent by Sheridan Tent & Awning

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The Canvas Ranger Tent by Sheridan Tent & Awning has been produced in the same way since 1909, each is made from double-fill, A-grade canvas and has a large screen window with a canvas flap secured by corrosion-proof brass zipper. The poles are Douglas fir with stainless steel fittings – although you don’t necessarily need to use…

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Juan Manuel Fangio Wallpaper

Juan Manuel Fangio Wallpaper

Juan Manuel Fangio has the unique distinction of having the highest winning percentage (46.15%) of any driver in the history of Grand Prix motor racing, he’s also the only man to have won five world titles with four separate teams (Alfa Romeo, Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz and Maserati). Looking at the current format used in Formula 1 motor…

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The Lindbergh Travel Trailer

Lindbergh Travel Trailer

The Lindbergh Travel Trailer is a remarkable piece of four-wheeled American memorabilia, there weren’t many Americans more famous than Charles Lindbergh in 1939 – he had only just returned from voluntary exile in Europe after the tragic kidnapping and murder of his infant son in 1932 that had ignited an American media frenzy. Lindbergh’s personal…

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.410 Gauge Walking Stick Gun

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There’s something undeniably dapper about a gentleman with a discreet walking stick gun – a tool originally designed as a defensive weapon against the street urchins and ruffians of the Victorian era. The vintage .410 gauge walking stick/shotgun you see above is an original, working example and is leather covered with a brass collar concealing the…

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1974 BMW 2002 Turbo

BMW 2002 Turbo

The BMW 2002 Turbo is a wonderful example of what can occur when serendipity happens to a couple of Germans who happen to work at BMW. You see, the BMW 2002 owes its existence to an afternoon in 1967 when Helmut Werner Bönsch (BMW’s director of product planning) and Alex von Falkenhausen (designer of the…

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Asprey Pocket Knife & Game Counter

Asprey Pocket Knife

This ivory-handled Asprey pocket knife has a clever game counter and place finder built into its side – to ensure that the country gent can keep tabs on his afternoon’s shooting without losing count. The knife itself contains one large blade and two smaller blades, a flat-head screwdriver, a wood-saw, a cartridge-extractor for 12 & 16-bore…

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