Ford Cortina GT

Ford Cortina GT 10

The Ford Cortina GT was designed to be the in-house performance version of the popular Cortina – a car that had been developed to compete with the Morris Oxford and Vauxhall Victor by Roy Brown Jr., the designer of the Ford Edsel – one of the most famous failures in the history of automotive design….

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Hammered Pewter Tankard

Pewter Tankard

When it comes to vessels for drinking beer, this hammered pewter tankard is just about as classy as you’re ever likely to get. Men and women have been imbibing the amber nectar from pewter tankards for over 400 years, over the past few decades they stopped using lead in the smelting process – resulting in tankards…

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Beltway Jacket Icon 1000

Boss 429 Wallpaper

1969-Ford-Mustang-Boss-429

The Boss 429 Mustang was produced in 1969 and 1970 due to the homologation requirements of NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series. Ford needed something extraordinary to challenge the 426 Hemi from Chrysler – so the 429 was shoehorned into the Mustang by the engineers at Kar Kraft, using existing 428 Cobra Jet and Super Cobra Jet…

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BMW R45 by Cytech

BMW R45 Front

The BMW R45 has never really enjoyed the icon status of its larger stablemates, the smaller engine (473cc) and lower power output (35hp) does have one significant advantage over the larger bikes from BMW – fuel economy. I’ve heard R45 owners wax lyrical about this subject for years have I’ve encountered claims of 55mpg right…

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Gerber Black Diesel Multi-Plier

Gerber Black Diesel Multi-Plier

The Gerber Black Diesel Multi-Plier is one of the more recent additions to the Gerber line of multitools, it’s designed to be the sort of thing you’d want in the trunk, pannier or pocket if you found yourself out in the woods for the night unprepared. The multitool is headed by a pair of needle-nose…

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End of an Era – Bathurst 1979

Peter Brock

End of an Era is a film presented by Australian racing legend Peter Brock, it covers a little of the history of the infamous Bathurst race held at Mount Panorama but its main focus is on the extraordinary performance of Brock and co-driver Jim Richards at the 1979 race – the two men won the…

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Winnipeg Roughriders Motorcycle Club

Winnipeg Roughriders Motorcycle Club

This fantastic photograph shows the Winnipeg Roughriders Motorcycle Club at a hill climb near Miami (Manitoba, Canada) in 1945. Most (if not all) of these men would have fought during WWII, many returning veterans found solace in the company of like-minded former soldiers and relatively cheap ex-Army motorcycles were easy to come by. This resulted…

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Clash Jacket by Roland Sands Design

Roland Sands Design Jacket

The Clash Jacket is one of the newer offerings from Roland Sands Design, it’s characterised by its offset front zipper and diamond stitched shoulders which give the jacket a clean, understated and appealingly retro feel. It’s made from hand-finished, washed and oiled & waxed top grain cowhide (+/- 1.1mm thickness) and has a performance riding fit…

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