Cars From Coffee

Cars and Coffee

This series of paintings was created by Adrian Mitu, an artist and aspiring automotive designer who began painting cars with watercolours, before beginning to experiment with his morning coffee. The series of cars painted with coffee has gone on to become a bit of a sensation, and Adrian’s work has been displayed in galleries and…

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Honda CB750

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There are many (including myself) who consider the Honda CB750 to be the single most important Japanese motorcycle ever designed. Although this is obviously a controversial thing to say, I do think it’s warranted in this instance due to the staggering influence the CB750 had not only on the Japanese motorcycle industry, but on the…

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Feuerhand Hurricane Lantern

Hurricane Lantern

The Feuerhand Hurricane Lantern has been produced by the same factory in Hohenlockstedt, Germany for over 100 years. Before the advent of the electric handheld light, lanterns like this were broadly used – especially during storms and high winds. With a burning time of 20 hours, this hurricane lantern makes a great addition to the…

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Bond Bug

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The Bond Bug is a British microcar that would have necessitated the invention of the word “quirky”, if it hadn’t already existed. All of us have seen the Bond Bug before, even if we didn’t realise it at the time – in 1977 the designer of the Bug was working for a new sci-fi film…

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Motorized V-Twin Roller Skates

motorized roller skates

We received these remarkable images last week along with the below article, it originally appeared in the General Automobile-Newspaper on the 25th of February 1912. I’d never seen a V-twin roller skate before and I’m willing to bet that many of you haven’t either, these are from the very earliest days of the automobile and…

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Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona

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The Ferrari 365 GTB/4, was released in 1968 at the Paris Salon and quickly had its name unofficially changed by the press to “Ferrari Daytona“, due to the dominant 1/2/3 position finish of the Ferrari branded cars at the 1967 24 Hours of Daytona. The name stuck and although Ferrari never officially adopted it, it’s…

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MicroShiner – Spring 2015

MicroShiner Magazine

MicroShiner Magazine is a quarterly periodical dedicated to the renaissance of boutique distilleries in the United States and around the world. They’ve just released their Spring 2015 edition, which is a special look into the burgeoning world of female distillers, it’s available to read for free online here via Issuu.

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Top 5 Vintage Motorcycles On eBay This Week

Vintage Vincent Motorcycle

Click here to see the full list We found some fascinating vintage bikes on eBay this week including two Vincents – it’s unusual to find even one of these up for sale on eBay due to their rarity. Elsewhere we found a couple of interesting and historic Harley-Davidsons including a very early Sportster – which has…

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Leica R3 Safari

Leica R3 Safari

The Leica R3 Safari was a special limited edition of the popular Leica R3 released in 1976, many credit the R3 with saving Leica as the company had struggled financially in the years immediately prior due to some poor selling models. The R3 was significant for a few reasons, the electronics had been co-developed with…

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How To Fly The P-51B Mustang

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Flight Characteristics of the P-51 Airplane is a WWII film designed as a preliminary How To guide for pilots, mechanics and other ground crew. The film has a slightly more upbeat tone than you might expect, with the narrator cracking jokes throughout (at the expense of the Germans of course) and generally keeping it light and…

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Vintage Monaco F1 Poster

Vintage F1 Poster

Michael Turner has been creating automotive art and racing posters since the early 1960s, he was born in 1934 and somewhat amazingly – you can still order original art from him today via his website Studio 88. The poster you see here was created in-period for the 1970 Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix, it’s being…

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