Shelby Series 1 Roadster

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The Shelby Series 1 Roadster is the only car ever designed by Carroll Shelby from a blank sheet of paper. And for that reason it’s an exceedingly important automobile, even though just 249 were built before the factory ceased production. Carroll developed the Series 1 as a modern version of the original Shelby Cobra, although…

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Autodromo Stradale Automatic

Autodromo Stradale Automatic

The Autodromo Stradale Automatic is one of the original signature timepieces from Autodromo – and it’s one of the designs that launched them into the zeitgeist of horological enthusiasts worldwide. The styling of the Stradale is influenced by the dashboard instruments of ’60s era berlinettas, and the strap is modelled after the interior of Italian…

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Icon 1000 Elsinore HP Boots

Jakob Kähler’s Double Exposures

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Jakob Kähler is a photograper who specialises in a now all but unknown format – double exposed film. He uses traditional film cameras to capture an initial image of a subject, then rewinds the film one frame while keeping the previous shot in mind, he then lines up a second shot to layer over the first. Kähler tends…

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5 Minute Histories: The Story of the BMW K100

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The Japanese rise as a dominant force in the motorcycle industry during the seventies caught much of the established European motorcycle manufacturers off guard. The bikes from the Land of the Rising Sun had nice convenient electric starters and quickly earned themselves a reputation for dependability. The expression “boringly reliable” was quickly applied to anything made by Honda, because they were. A flat out ride on a Honda CB750cc was however anything but boring and the Kawasaki 900cc that followed it provided levels of excitement that beggared belief.

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Vaktare Bomber MotoJacket

Vaktare Bomber MotoJacket

The Vaktare Bomber MotoJacket is a modern take on the classic Bomber jacket, it’s outer shell is Melton wool with a natural finish reminiscent of canvas sailcloth. Under the wool there’s a layer of abrasion-resistant 1000 Denier Cordura, and both the elbows and shoulders have pockets for Forcefield Armor. Vaktare M.G. make all of their…

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Documentary: Break The Record

Break The Record Blue Flame Land Speed

Break The Record is a documentary covering the successful world land speed record run by Blue Flame in 1970 – it was to be the last time the Americans would hold the record, and it was also the last time the outright land speed record would be set at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah….

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Elvis Presley’s Long-Lost BMW 507

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For over 50 years automobile collectors have been hunting for the mysterious BMW 507 that was owned by Elvis Presley during his military service in Germany between 1958 and 1960. He bought the car off the showroom floor shortly after arriving in Europe, and he used it on an almost daily basis for the duration of…

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1921 Stutz Bearcat

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The Stutz Motor Company was an American luxury and sports car manufacturer founded in 1911 that quickly established themselves as one of the most forward-thinking and competitive automobile marques in the United States. The most famous car ever made by Stutz was their road-going racer – the Bearcat. The original Bearcat was first shown to…

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MotoBailey Kevlar Motorcycle Boots

MotoBailey Kevlar Motorcycle Boots

MotoBailey is a Texas-based bootmaker that lays claim to being the first to create Kevlar-lined motorcycle boots. They currently offer two models – the LaRyder and the ElBulli, both of which share a common core structure with a different leather outer. Internally, each MotoBailey boot is fully Kevlar lined for enhanced strength and abrasion resistance….

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Automotive Art: After The Race

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After The Race is a Belgian project that takes iconic car parts, like Porsche 911 hoods, and turns them into canvases displaying the racing livery and battle scars from a hard life on fast circuits. The project is run by Jean-Denis Claessens and artist Edmond “Pogo” Thornnard, the former of which is a gentleman racer…

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