1927 Isotta Fraschini 8A S Roadster

Isotta Fraschini

Isotta Fraschini is an automaker that’s largely unknown today, but back in their pre-Depression heyday they were globally recognised as a leader in the production of luxury automobiles – second only to Rolls-Royce in fame and reputation. The company started life in 1900 as a small Italian outfit that assembled and sold early Renault automobiles,…

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Full Moon Apple Shine

Full Moon Apple Shine

Full Moon Apple Shine is a 90 proof spirit made by the team at the Full Moon Distilling Company – they’ve decided to ramp up production to keep up with demand and to do this they need to begin the long process of crossing the T’s, dotting the I’s and cutting their way through the…

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1982 Ferrari BB 512i

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The Ferrari BB 512i was to be the last of the popular BB 512 (Berlinetta Boxer) models, the little “i” added to the name was to indicate that it was now fuel injected – with a Bosch K-Jetronic CIS fuel injection unit that both improved throttle response and helped tidy up emissions. As with its…

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Spidi Defender Armor

Spidi Defender Armor

Spidi Defender Armor is designed to be a year-round solution to staying safe on two wheels, it can be worn under your regular jacket to add a front and back layer of category 2 CE certified armour, and it allows you to wear a different jacket in summer and winter – without losing any impact…

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Top 5 Cafe Racers On eBay This Week

Top 5 Cafe Racers

The Cafe Racer has been a major fixture of the custom motorcycle world since they first started rolling out of small British sheds in the late 1950s. They’re now a global phenomenon and we regularly see them being built in garages and workshops from Java to Jersey – the fundamentals are usually defined as a Manx-style fuel…

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MicroShiner Magazine

Micro Shiner Magazine

MicroShiner Magazine is a relatively new quarterly magazine dedicated to craft distilleries and low volume spirits – as you may have noticed, the name is a play on the terms “Micro Distiller” and “Moon Shiner”. I have a fondness for small batch spirits, particularly bourbons and gins, but it can be hard to track down…

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Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA Coupé

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The Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA Coupé is the lightweight version of the more common Giulia Sprint GT. The additional “A” in the name stands for “Alleggerita” – Italian for lightweight. The body panels were all shaped from aluminium instead of the steel used on the GT model, the body was then riveted to the…

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Evel Knievel Poster

Evel Knievel Quote

With all of the stunning imagery provided by the long career of Evel Knievel we sometimes forget that he had a habit of coming out with highly quotable quotes – like the one you see above. This particular quote has been hand-drawn and then screenprinted onto 300 gram art paper by Rustle of Silk, it measures 50cm…

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Stories of Bike – Two Cities: Part 2

Stories of Bike - Two Cities

As many regular readers of Silodrome will know, I have a bit of a soft spot for the Stories of Bike series by Cam Elkins. This film is the second part in the Two Cities series that covers The Rising Sun Workshop in Sydney and The Kustom Kommune in Melbourne, including an in-depth look at the…

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1934 MG Magnette Racing Special

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This 1934 MG Magnette ND/NE Racing Special has a fascinating history – it was built and sold to W E C Watkinson, a recognised MG ‘works’ factory driver who had the factory install an NE-specification racing engine. Watkinson raced this car at Brooklands and elsewhere in the United Kingdom before the start of WWII in…

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WWII in Colour – The Air War

WWII in Colour - The Air War

WWII in Colour – The Air War is a one and a half hour documentary covering the use of aircraft throughout the Second World War, as a bonus the footage is all in colour – which seems to bring it home in a way that black and white never really does. Recently I’ve been working my…

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BMW R100RS Flat Tracker

BMW R100 RS Flat Tracker

The BMW R100RS is a motorcycle that was never really intended to be anything other than a grand tourer, the bike was fitted with a Hans Muth designed, wind-tunnel developed fairing that allowed it to travel at 100mph all day long on the Autobahn – in fact the R100RS is still considered one of the…

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