The Golden Age of the British Sports Car

Austin-Healey

The Golden Age of the British Sports Car is a BBC documentary about the post-WWII success of the small, light and nimble two-seaters rolling out of England. These cars were characterised by their affordability and off-the-charts fun factor, and they went on to inspire multiple generations of car guys (and girls) across the world. This…

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P-51B Mustang Wallpaper

P-51-Mustang

The P-51B Mustang was the variant fitted with the British V12 Merlin engine, the aircraft had originally been fitted with the Allison V12 but it wasn’t up to the task and pilots were frequently outperformed by their German rivals. The Merlin gave the Mustang a whole new lease on life, it was now significantly better…

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The Unfair Advantage

The Unfair Advantage Book

The Unfair Advantage is a book steeped in motor racing legend, it was first published in 1975 to critical acclaim but a few years later it was out of print and largely unavailable unless you could track down a secondhand copy. In 2000 a second print run of the book was approved and it suddenly…

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Austin-Healey 100S

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The Austin-Healey 100S was created by Donald Healey as a purpose built racer to show the potential of his relatively new 100/4, only 50 chassis would be built in the 100S series for homologation purposes and the first one was raced in anger at the 12 Hours of Sebring in 1954 (the “S” in 100S…

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Centennial 1000 Mile Boot by Wolverine

Centennial 1000 Mile Boot Wolverine

The Centennial 1000 Mile Boot by Wolverine is a limited edition boot built using the same patterns as the original 1000 Miler, back in 1914. Like the original, it’s also made by hand in Wolverine’s Big Rapids (in Michigan) factory using many of the same methods that were used 100 years ago. A few upgrades…

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Janus Tool Roll

Motorcycle Tool Roll

Regular readers of Silodrome have all become accustomed to my love of the classic tool roll, they were invented out of necessity shortly after the first motorcycle was invented – these bikes were unsurprisingly unreliable and so it became essential to have a decent tool kit on you at all times. Modern motorcycles are now…

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Tracker Jacket by Roland Sands Design

Tracker Jackets Roland Sands Design

The Tracker Jacket by Roland Sands Design is a modern take on the classic waxed canvas motorcycle jacket, although the idea of wearing waxed cotton might sound like something only a fan of WWI re-enactments might seriously consider – it actually makes a lot of sense. The material is an excellent choice for those who…

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Honda CB750 by Vibrazioni Art Design

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The Honda CB750 is a motorcycle we’ve seen customised in just about every way you can imagine, from the plethora of cafe racers to the less common bobbers, choppers and even a scrambler or two. It’s relatively rare that images of a CB750 will arrive in the mailbox that are genuinely unique, so when that…

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Moto Borgatoro

Moto Borgotaro

Moto Borgatoro is a short film by Roberto Serrini about renowned custom motorcycle builder Peter Boggia, and it’s a far cry from the more self-oriented shorts you’ve probably seen about custom bike builders. In this case, Peter was reticent to do the film at all and if you watch till the end you’ll see him…

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