Triumph At Le Mans

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Triumph At Le Mans is a 1961 film produced by Triumph as a showreel for the company and their efforts at the famous French endurance racing circuit. The Triumph team were racing modified versions of the TR4S and they’d cross the finish line in 4th, 5th and 6th place for their class (11th, 12th and 13th overall),…

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Lancia D50 Cutaway Wallpaper

Lancia D50

The Lancia D50 was a revolutionary Formula 1 car first introduced in 1954, it was a design far ahead of its time and when it was running on form, it was almost unbeatable. It was designed by Vittorio Jano for Lancia in 1954 and it incorporated a series of unusual and highly effective features –…

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BMW R nineT by Revival Cycles

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BMW Motorrad released the R nineT in 2014, the bike had been specifically designed to tap into the exceedingly popular cafe racer market – a genre that’s exploded since the mid-2000s and shows no signs of slowing down any time soon. With the R nineT the boffins at BMW Motorrad created a platform for customisation,…

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Shoei Hornet DS Helmet

Shoei Hornet DS

The Shoei Hornet DS is one of the industry’s leading dual sport helmets, it’s designed to be used both on and off-road so its visor and shield are removable and it has ample ventilation ports for the warmer months of the year. Those of you who prefer the Snell 2010 certification will be pleased to…

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Top 10 Vintage Motorcycles On eBay

Norton Commando

It’s always interesting to scroll through the broad spectrum of vintage motorcycles for sale on eBay in any given week, there are always some surprises to be had along with more than a few major temptations. This week we focussed on vintage European motorcycles with a close eye on both England and Italy, these are…

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TAG Heuer Monaco Calibre 6

TAG Heuer Monaco Calibre 6

The TAG Heuer Monaco Calibre 6 is one of the newer iterations of the Monaco line, the series of watches was first unveiled by Heuer (before the TAG takeover in 1985) in 1969. The Monaco was made famous by Steve McQueen who wore one while filming Le Mans in 1971, since then the watch has…

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Ayrton Senna’s Last Kart

DAP Kart Senna 3

This is Ayrton Senna’s last go kart, upon completing his final race he moved into Formula Ford 1600 racing full-time and never returned to the kart track other than for charity events. The kart is a 1981 DAP from Italy, Angelo Parrilla (the founder of DAP) recalled meeting the young Senna in the late 1970s:…

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Porsche 911 Turbo

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Growing up in the ’80s there were 3 cars that invariably sat atop every young boy’s wishlist – the Porsche 911 Turbo, the Ferrari Testarossa and the Lamborghini Countach. Posters of these cars adorned millions of bedroom walls and countless playground arguments were had about the pros and cons of each. I was always a…

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Hotta-san Hunting Knife

Japanese Knife

The Hotta-san Hunting Knife is the work of a legendary Japanese blackmith based in the Tosa region of Shikoku, each knife is made by hand without the use of a die, and each blade is considered a functional work of art by people who know more about Japanese sword and knife making than you or…

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Top 5 Cafe Racers on eBay This Week

Honda CL350

This week’s Top 5 includes another Rickman – the frequency with which we’ve been discovering them on eBay makes it seem like they aren’t actually as rare as they actually are. It’s also interesting to note that although other classic motorcycles from the ’70s (and before) are all shooting up in value, the Rickmans are…

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1962 Chevrolet Corvette

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1962 was to be the last year for the C1 Chevrolet Corvette before the introduction of its replacement – Chevrolet chose to send it off with a bang by including a 327 cubic inch V8 in the options list, with a further option to add Rochester Ramjet fuel-injection that boosted output from 250hp to an…

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