1959 BMC 5-Ton Race Transporter

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In 1959 the British Motor Corporation built 20 5-ton PSV chassis to operate as mobile service schools for the BMC mechanics of Britain. The Mini was newly released and its transverse engined, front wheel drive layout was unusual at the time – requiring special training for the nation’s grease monkeys. The busses design was the…

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1930s-Era Dashboard Instruments

Racing Dashboard Instruments

This matching pair of 1930s-era dashboard instruments were mounted to the dash of a long forgotten race car, as a way of tracking temperature and altitude – both measurements that would potentially require modifications to fuelling and spark timing. Engine tweaks like this were mostly manual at the time of course, and some of the…

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Icon 1000 Elsinore HP Boots

1936 Pontiac Six 4 Litre Motorhome

1936 Pontiac Six 4.0-Litre Motorhome

This 1936 Pontiac Motorhome was ordered by Englishman Captain Dunn as a rolling chassis with the front end pre-fitted. Once it was delivered to England, the Russell coachbuilders in Kent set about building the rest of the vehicle to the Captain’s specifications. Motorhomes were a relatively new invention in the 1930s, so Captain Dunn must…

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Top 10 Dual Sport Helmets of 2016

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Dual sport helmets are designed to be used both on and off road, incorporating the best design features of both helmet styles. Dual sport motorcycles have been enjoying a surge in popularity in recent years, and it shows no sign of abating any time soon. In recent years we’ve seen classically styled scramblers coming back…

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Colin Chapman’s Range Rover Classic

Range Rover Classic

The Range Rover Classic was initially released to the public in 1970 as a relatively unique concept – it was a 4×4 with less of a utilitarian focus, and much more attention paid to comfort and on-road drivability. The improved on-road manners possessed by the first Range Rovers was largely thanks to their coil spring suspension,…

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Speed and Strength Overhaul Boots

Speed and Strength Overhaul Boots

Speed and Strength’s new Overhaul Boots have been developed for urban motorcyclists who need protective footwear that they can wear all day long. They’re styled subtly so its unlikely that anyone would even be able to tell they’re not just regular street wear, and they’re offered in both black and tan. Each pair has a…

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1986 Renault 5 Maxi Turbo

Renault 5 Maxi Turbo

With its mid-mounted 4-cylinder turbo producing a hefty 386 bhp in competition trim, the Renault 5 Maxi Turbo is one of the quickest and most unusual Renaults of the 1980s. It was built as the successor to the hugely successful Alpine Renault which had dominated European rally competition until the Lancia Stratos came along and…

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Original Ferrari Servizio Esperienze Enamel Sign

Ferrari Servizio Esperienze Enamel Sign

This is an original 1950s “Ferrari Servizio Esperienze” enamel sign, it would have been located outside a garage with experience or special training to work on the iconic cars from Modena. Ferrari only produced their first road car in 1947 so when this sign was produced in the 1950s it would have been an unusual…

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Hold Fast Chicago Honda CB750

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Hold Fast Chicago is a small, independent garage run by a friendly Locomotive Conductor called Jeff. He ran a popular powdercoating and custom shop near Chicago for a few years, till he had to move out, and he now builds customs one at a time in his garage. This Honda CB750 is his latest creation,…

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Bell Bullitt Skratch LE Helmet

Bell Bullitt Skratch LE Helmet

The new-for-2016 Bell Bullitt Skratch LE Helmet is a new take on the now well-established Bullitt line of retro-modern helmets from the iconic American manufacturer. The exterior shell art on the Scratch LE is influenced by 1950s-era motorsport liveries, with a red hemisphere on the left and a black pinstriped hemisphere on the right. All…

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5 Minute Histories: The Honda CB750

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Motorcycles were a market that was to be a natural opening for Japanese industry. Although the British, Americans, Italians, and Germans were making motorcycles that sold well they were steeped in traditional ideas of what a motorcycle should and should not be. The Japanese were not. Japan had worked on creating a motorcycle industry especially in the post war period.

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BMW E30 Wood Print by Always Garagista

BMW E30 Wood Print by Always Garagista

The BMW E30 M3 is a car so iconic we still use it as a point of reference when looking at modern BMWs, it’s still the most successful racing car of all time – with more major race victories than anything else on four wheels. This unusual print by Always Garagista uses birch plywood as…

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